As younger women we studied up on feminism. When Gloria Steinem said that “some of us are becoming the men we’d thought we’d marry,” well, it seemed positively delightful. Limitless, even. As adults, that sentence is a bit more depressing. There’s an inherent push/pull between who should and who shouldn’t initiate a conversation or extend a simple invite. But there was a time when that was dude work, and only on Sadie Hawkins Day did the ladies get put to task. There’s an art show happening Saturday at CentralTrak (800 Exposition Ave.) that focuses on that defunct holiday and it’s organized by Leigh Arnold, who recently curated DallaSites for the DMA. The Bridge Club, Celia Eberle, Linda Finnell, Susan kae Grant, Margaret Meehan, Nina Schwanse and Faith Wilding all contribute work on the topic of gender roles, their reversal and the current or future states of feminism. Get your ladylike on during Saturday’s opening reception for Sadie Hawkins; it runs from 8 to 10 p.m. and is free. Visit centraltrak.net.
— By Jamie Laughlin
Other Upcoming Art - Openings and Events Events
@ Bows and Arrows
Wed, Dec 11, 11:00 am
An exhibit exploring our own mortality.
Recommended@ Webb Gallery
Sat, Dec 14
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See the modest birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Events Coming Up This Week
@ The Amsterdam Bar
Thu, Dec 12
@ The Ochre House
Wed, Dec 11, 8:15 pm
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Recommended@ The Ochre House
Sat, Dec 14
@ The Meridian Room
Thu, Dec 12, 11:00 pm
@ Dallas Summer Musicals
Wed, Dec 11, 8:00 pm
@ Pan African Connection Bookstore
Tue, Dec 17, 6:30 pm
Yamoussa Camara teaches traditional rhythms and dance. A dance follows.