Night & Day
WED ▪ 19
Even if you have no interest in 1970s British parliamentary politics, you’ll still want to check out This House, James Graham’s play about how the Labour party hung onto a wafer-thin majority in 1974. The 30-year-old playwright captures the situation in all its appalling madness: double-dealing, backstabbing, gentleman’s agreements trampled on, sick and dying MPs wheeled into the chambers to vote. The play will be broadcast at 2pm & 7pm at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $10-18. Call 817-923-3012.
THU ▪ 20
Summer is a perfect time for the delicate pleasures of white wine, and you can sample a handful of them at the Summer White Wine Festival at FnG Eats. The Keller restaurant will be serving up chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, and even albariño along with various hors d’oeuvres and flatbreads. The event is at 7pm at 201 Town Center Blvd, Keller. Tickets are $40. Call 817-741-5200.
FRI ▪ 21
How did it take Sister Act this long to become a Broadway musical? The 1992 movie about a nightclub singer who takes over a convent choir was always a natural subject for the stage, especially given Broadway’s current willingness to recycle any successful story into a musical. Sporting original songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, the show (which received mostly positive reviews when it debuted in New York in 2011) receives its first run at Bass Hall this week. The show runs thru Sun at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $38.50-99. Call 817-212-4280.
SAT ▪ 22
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari was an Italian composer respected for his operas, despite the fact that his career overlapped Verdi’s and Puccini’s. Yet it’ll be his accomplished chamber music that takes the spotlight during Timeless Concerts’ performance A Night in Italy, which also includes music by Puccini and Vivaldi. The concert is at 8pm at Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $25-29. Call 817-303-4189.
SUN ▪ 23
Music Christmas, everybody! For Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival, 48 of the coolest, hippest, craziest bands in the great 817, including Burning Hotels, Quaker City Night Hawks, and Holy Moly, will perform throughout the West 7th corridor. MAF ’13 is 4-10pm and is free, but bring some spare change for cold, refreshing beverages and for copies of Frequencies, Vol. 4, the Weekly’s annual charity compilation CD. Call 817-321-9700.
MON ▪ 24
Get ready for enough percussion to move your chair from one end of the auditorium to the other. The DCI Tour 2013: Innovations in Brass comes to your local movie theater this evening, offering performances by seven Drum Corps International bands representing cities from northern Illinois to Atlanta. The broadcast is at 6:30pm at various movie theaters; check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.
TUE ▪ 25
What’s even better than a play that runs in midweek? A plays that runs in midweek that’s free! CATS puts on Winnie the Pooh Kids!, starring students from the CATS Stars on the Rise Camp and features songs from the recent Pooh movie as well as from the older The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The show runs Jun 25-27 at George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E Abram St, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 817-861-2287.