Night & Day
WED ▪ 1
Have no fear, home saleswomen, because Dixie Longate is back. The Alabama housewife, a.k.a. Kris Andersson, takes centerstage in Dixie’s Tupperware Party, a one-person show about her dazzling success selling those infinitely useful plastic containers. The play runs thru Sun at Van Cliburn Recital Hall, 301 E 5th St, FW. Tickets are $27.50-38.50. Call 817-212-4280.
THU ▪ 2
Josh Weathers Band, Poo Live Crew, and Black Top Gypsy will be among the headliners at this year’s Mayfest. In addition, the event will also host the inaugural derby duck race, with sponsored rubber ducks floating down the Trinity and prizes going to the lucky ones whose ducks make it in first. The event runs Thu-Sun at Trinity Park, FW. Admission is $5-8. Call 817-332-1055.
FRI ▪ 3
The Pop-Up Market is a monthly fixture in Fort Worth that usually appears on Saturday mornings at Magnolia Green Park. However, this arts and crafts expo goes nocturnal today and sets itself down in Arlington, just outside the Greasy Monkey burger shack, which will save Arlington residents a trip. The event runs 5-10pm at 200 N Mesquite St, Arlington. Admission is free.
SAT ▪ 4
The Nourish Collective teaches women in developing areas to make their own soap and exercise proper hygiene. To support them, Fort Worth psych-rockers Secret Ghost Champion headline a large slate of bands at the Good Karma Circus, a charity event that also features henna art and beer from the Community Beer Company. The event is 9pm-1am at The Where House, 2510 Hemphill St, FW. Tickets are $10. Call 817-996-7469.
SUN ▪ 5
The unlikely theme of Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society’s fund-raiser is heavy metal. Aside from a rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” by David Deen and Christopher McGuire, the event (which includes performances by Carlos Barbosa-Lima) takes place amid the metal sculptures at Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery, a refreshing change from the usual concert hall setting. The music gets going at 3pm at 7608 W Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $50. Call 817-498-0363.
MON ▪ 6
The last concerts of Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble’s season take place this week and next. This evening’s concert features Johan Halvorsen’s melancholy-tinged violin-and-viola duo Sarabande with Variations as well as Shostakovich’s typically thorny and witty Seventh String Quartet. The concert is at 7pm at First United Methodist Church, 800 W 5th St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-377-0688.
TUE ▪ 7
With an upcoming exhibit about Elvis Presley coming to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, PUBlic Knowledge’s lecture this month features the singer’s former tour manager, Charles Stone, reminiscing about the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Fort Worth bluesman James Hinkle and Elvis impersonator Kraig Parker will perform. The talk is at 7pm at Magnolia Motor Lounge, 3005 Morton St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-9300.