WED ▪ 18
The UNT Concert Orchestra goes all in with Russian music this evening. Clay Couturiaux conducts Rachmaninov’s relatively obscure First Piano Concerto, as well as Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia and Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite, taken from a satirical ballet about a lieutenant whose existence is magically conjured from a tsar’s misunderstanding. The concert is at 7:30pm at Winspear Hall, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7802.
THU ▪ 19
Fort Worth native Betty Buckley returns to her hometown to sing Broadway standards. That’s hardly unusual, but this week she’s performing songs written specifically for men as part of her promotion of her new album, Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway. The performances are Wed-Sat at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $45. Call 866-499-2787.
FRI ▪ 20
For many Fort Worthians, spring hasn’t truly arrived until the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival comes to downtown. This year’s festivities boast musical performances by Gerald Albright, Steve Wariner, Texas Tornadoes, and others. The festival runs Fri-Sun on Main St between 4th and 9th sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-336-2787.
SAT ▪ 21
Paulie Ayala Productions brings us an evening of boxing and music in Gloves & Guitars. The evening starts with six bouts in weight classes ranging from flyweight to super welterweight and then is followed by performances from Elida Reyna, Siggno, and La Mafia. The event starts at 6pm at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1111 Houston St, FW. Tickets are $27.06-108.25. Call 800-745-3000.
SUN ▪ 22
This year marks North Texas’ first chance to see the Warrior Dash, a 5K obstacle race invented in 2007 that throws wacky obstacles –– and beer –– into the path of various runners, some of them dressed in bizarre costumes. A portion of proceeds benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event is Sat-Sun at DFW Adventure Park, 13055 Cleveland Gibbs Rd, Roanoke. Registration is $65-75.
MON ▪ 23
The latest IMAX film to hit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is To the Arctic, Stephen McGillivray’s look at two generations of polar bears struggling to survive in a changing Arctic climate. The film runs Apr 20-May 24 at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $6-7. Call 817-255-9300.
TUE ▪ 24
TCU Symphony Orchestra winds down the semester with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Prokofiev’s First, the latter written when the composer was still a student playing in a concerto competition at his school. Composer David Walker is on hand as a percussion soloist in the world premiere of his work, O Angeles. The concert is at 7:30pm at Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7602.