Night & Day
WED ▪ 24
For your delectation, the Wondercrust Movie Club offers up Turkey Shoot (also known as Escape 2000), a 1983 movie whose plot about a bunch of prisoners being hunted for sport in a dystopian future world strikes some parallels with The Hunger Games as well as Richard Connell’s 1924 story “The Most Dangerous Game.” The film starts at 10pm at The Grotto, 517 University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-882-9331.
THU ▪ 25
This weekend marks your last chance to catch the two-week run of Artisan Center Theatre’s production of Disney’s High School Musical. Enjoy the wholesome fun of a school full of musical theater geeks, none of whom seem to be gay, curiously enough. The show runs thru Sat at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $14-18. Call 817-284-1200.
FRI ▪ 26
Stolen Shakespeare Guild forgoes Shakespeare for Sky Masterson when the troupe puts on Guys and Dolls. Frank Loesser’s streetwise songs for these colorful gangster characters wear their years quite well. The show runs Jul 26-Aug 11 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $10-18. Call 866-811-4111.
SAT ▪ 27
As part of the fifth annual Adventures in Autism Intervention and Research Conference, UNT will hold the DREAM 2013 Benefit Concert to raise scholarship funds for the Kristin Farmer Autism Center. The O’s, Old Warhorse, Goodnight Ned, Blue Bear, Jess & The Echoes, and School of Rock will begin performing at 4:30pm at UNT Business Leadership Bldg, 1307 W Highland St, Denton. Tickets are $15. Call 940-369-5373.
SUN ▪ 28
For one weekend only, Casa Mañana is putting on Side Show, the Tony-nominated musical about Daisy and Violet Hilton, the real-life conjoined twins who became entertainers in the 1930s. To portray the twins, most productions use two actresses with their hips attached, but the drama and music are so smoothly integrated that you’ll hardly notice. The show runs Fri-Sun at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $25. Call 817-332-2272.
MON ▪ 29
The annual National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular moves into its third and final week at Will Rogers Memorial Center, as the derby competition (for four-year-old horses) shifts into a new phase. The event runs thru Aug 3 at 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-244-6188.
TUE ▪ 30
We’re not sure how to feel about Springsteen & I, the fan-made documentary playing at area movie theaters. On one hand, it’s great to give ordinary music lovers a chance to say what The Boss has meant to them. On the other, the crowdsourcing makes it feel like the filmmakers want the fans to do their jobs for them. Regardless, fans of Springsteen won’t want to miss this encore presentation at 7:30pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.