Night & Day
WED ▪ 4
The Texas Brahmas are back in the CHL playoffs, and this week they’ll be playing two or possibly three games at NYTEX Sports Centre against their North Texas rivals, the Allen Americans. After splitting the first two games in Allen, the Brahmas’ home ice advantage gives them a chance to seize control of the series. The puck drops on Game 3 at 7pm at 8851 Ice House Dr, North Richland Hills. Tickets are $13-35. Call 817-336-4423.
THU ▪ 5
Easily Fort Worth’s biggest rock music export, The Toadies are back and have just started a massive U.S./Canada tour. Joining them for a couple of dates will be The Phuss, a blistering, young, mostly Tarrant County-based trio. (See: Music, pg. 38.) The Toadies will be in Denton tonight at Rockin’ Rodeo, 1007 Av C, Denton. Tickets are $18. Call 940-565-6611.
FRI ▪ 6
One of America’s up-and-coming playwrights, Matthew Lopez is a gay Latino writer from Florida whose play The Whipping Man is about a Jewish Confederate soldier during the Civil War who’s taken prisoner by two black slaves raised as Jews. This unique play, which won awards from New York theater critics, is now playing at Circle Theatre, thru Apr 14 at 230 W 4th St, FW. Tickets are $10-30. Call 817-877-3040.
SAT ▪ 7
If news events of the past few weeks have left you feeling besieged about women’s issues, you can do something about it at the 16th annual Victory Over Violence Walk/Run. The event, which includes a 1K run and a 5K walk/run, benefits The Women’s Center of Tarrant County. The run starts at 8am at Trinity Park, FW. Registration is $8-25. Call 817-927-4006.
SUN ▪ 8
Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s fascination with science and technology can be seen at the Modern’s Focus exhibit devoted to her work, which includes a map of 27,000 extinguished stars and an installation with ambient sounds broadcast from a glacier in Iceland. The exhibit runs thru Apr 15 at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is $4-10. Call 817-732-9215.9
MON ▪ 9
Underneath all the rush and exhilaration of travel, there’s cold, hard physics at work. That’s what the folks at the C.R. Smith Museum are getting at with their exhibit From Here to There, which demonstrates the scientific principles that allow hovercraft, hot air balloons, and MagLev trains to move us around. The show runs thru May 11 at 4601 Hwy 360, FW. Admission is $3-5. Call 817-967-5995.
TUE ▪ 10
Remember Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the long-haired identical twin sons of Ricky Nelson who had a short-lived pop music act in the late 1980s? They’ll be at Bass Hall this evening performing in a tribute to their father called Ricky Nelson Remembered, paying homage to the elder Nelson’s career as a teen pop idol-turned-serious musician. The show is at 7:30pm at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $22-60.50. Call 817-212-4280.