Around the Town

‘Daytimers’ to tour Acme Bricks on April 13

Last call for the next “Daytimers” event, a tour of the Acme Brick Company Art Collection, Wednesday, April 13, at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. Most of the 27-piece collection was developed especially for the building. The collection includes bronzes, oils, iron and brick sculptures, photographs and mixed media. If you have been wondering what that huge brick building on the right is, when you are driving north on Bryant-Irvin Road heading north toward Vickery, this is it.
There will be a docent-guided tour of their architecturally beautiful building and art collection, followed by lunch on the beautiful patio overlooking the Trinity River trail (weather permitting) or inside in the Acme Brick café. Lunch will be catered by Pak-a-Pocket. Guests have a choice of Turkey Pastrami Pocket, Chicken Shawarma Pocket or Babaganouj (eggplant) Pocket, plus chips and cookies. Cost is $9 each including lunch, or $4 for only the tour.
To reach Acme Bricks from Beth-El, take Highway 183 to Bryant-Irvin Road. Turn right. Just before you reach Vickery (it’s on the south side of the river), turn right. The street on the left is River Park Drive; to the right is the unnamed Acme Brick Plaza. It is 1.2 miles from Beth-El. There is plenty of visitor parking.
For reservations, call Barbara Rubin, 817-927-2736, or Irv Robinson, 817-731-7447, or checks can be mailed to Daytimers, Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109.
The Sylvia Wolens “Daytimers” is a program of Beth-El Congregation with financial support from the Jewish Federation.

TCU Hillel to give Holocaust presentation

The TCU Chapter of Hillel, the Jewish student organization, will present a Holocaust Museum in the Ballroom of the Brown Lupton University Union on Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13. There is no charge and the public is welcome. Hours will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on both days.
On Tuesday evening, Max Glauben will talk about his experiences during the Holocaust. He survived the Warsaw Ghetto and was liberated by the United States Army while on a death march to the Dachau concentration camp. This presentation will be in the Ballroom as well. There is no charge and the public is welcome. A reception will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Glauben’s presentation, with time for questions, will be from 7:30 to 8:30.
Visitor parking is available on Stadium Drive across the street from the University Union. If you have any questions, you may contact the Hillel faculty advisor, Arnold Barkman, at or 817-257-7553.
Make an impact while enjoying comedy!
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Gala 2011 will feature “The Best Little Klezmer Band in Texas” and “Senseless Acts of Comedy.” The gala, benefiting nationally-recognized Camp Impact as well as Congregation Beth Shalom, will take place Saturday evening, April 30, at 7 p.m. After-five cocktail attire is suggested. Cost is $50 per person; for reservations, please call Lynda at 817-504-8311. Beth Shalom is located at 1212 Thannisch Drive in Arlington.

Pianist Alessio Bax to perform in final Chamber Music Society concert of series

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will present guest pianist, Alessio Bax, to conclude the 22nd concert season. The concert will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. in the Fort Worth Arts District. The museum is handicap accessible and parking is free.
“Of all the terms that could describe a pianist’s work, rightness is probably among the least precise. Yet, as Alessio Bax performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art everything in his program unfolded with an ease, precision and beauty so seemingly effortless that the music appeared to live and breathe on its own volition.” This review, which appeared in the New York Times last November, confirms why the CMSFW has invited him to return for the fourth time. Since winning first place in the Leeds International Piano Competition, Mr. Bax has performed in major venues with great orchestras around the world. He currently resides in New York, where he is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Saturday’s program will include:
•Sonata da Camera for Violin and Cello — Matyas Seiber
•La Fontaine d’Arethuse, Op. 30 for Violin and Piano — Karl Szymanowski
•Piano Trio — Maurice Ravel
•Piano Trio “Elegiaque” in D minor, No. 2 — Sergei Rachmaninov
Joining Mr. Bax on this concert will be Robert Daviadovici, artistic director and violinist, and Karen Basrak, cellist.
Single tickets are $10–$28 and are available by calling 817-877-3003. For more information, please visit the Web site at

SiNaCa Studios Vitro Moda glass exhibit to be held April 16

SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery will present “Vitro Moda 4 — Where Glass Rules the Runway,” a collaborative fundraiser hosted at Neiman Marcus. This popular event will be held on Saturday, April 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Neiman Marcus Fort Worth store. New for this year is a runway show that will match glass art with 10 of the 2011 must-haves at Neiman Marcus for spring. Each trend will be interpreted by various glass artists from form to color to jewelry. These glass pieces will be placed in the store a few days prior to Vitro Moda 4 and will be for sale at the event. Among glass artists whose work will be on display are SiNaCa Studio artists Clifton Crofford, Kevin McGehee, Tim Todd, Mace Adams, Aaron Tate and Kevin Brown. Other favorites are Pat Donaldson, David Gappa, David Anderson and Raymond Raines. Special guest artists are renowned glass artists Chad Holliday from West Texas A & M and Frantisek Janak from the Czech Republic.
As always there will be food stations, wine, music and a silent auction. Jeanie Luskey is honorary chair for the evening. Petra Grimes is special events chair for SiNaCa. Ticket prices range from $40 to $100.
To order tickets, please call 817-899-0024 or visit the Web site,

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