Night & Day
WED ▪ 11
The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination looms closer and closer, and Fort Worth isn’t about to miss out on the occasion. TCU puts on Fort Worth Remembers JFK, a panel discussion mediated by Bob Schieffer that includes several journalists who were on the scene in 1963 as well as actor Bill Paxton, who was 8 years old and saw the president as he passed through town. The event is at 6:30pm at Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call 817-257-7425.
THU ▪ 12
Rejoice, puckheads! The Dallas Stars are holding their preseason training camp in Fort Worth this year, and you’re invited to watch the team work out. Get a first look at the new acquisitions, including veteran center Shawn Horcoff and 21-year-old Tyler Séguin, jettisoned from Boston for being a head case but a potential top-line center. The sessions culminate in an intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday. The camp runs Thu-Sun at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1111 Houston St, FW. Admission is free. Call 214-387-5500.
FRI ▪ 13
Eager for a satire on boy bands and Christian music? Theatre Arlington has your number with Altar Boyz, a 2005 Off-Broadway musical that pokes fun at the intersection of pop culture and religion. Join Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Juan (and the group’s Jewish member, Abraham) as they bust out their dance moves and give praise to the Creator. The show runs Sep 13-Oct 3 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $5-19. Call 817-275-7661.
SAT ▪ 14
The Cowboys are out of town, but AT&T Stadium will still be home to football this weekend. The Lone Star Football Festival offers you a chance to see a bunch of Division II schools you’ve never heard of, including 2010 national runner-up Delta State, play on the big stage. The festival runs Thu-Sat at 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $25. Call 800-745-3000.
SUN ▪ 15
“Beans could get no keener re- / Ception in a beanery. / Bless our mountain greenery home!” The infinitely clever lyrics of Lorenz Hart will be on display in Diana Sheehan Sings the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart, a cabaret-style musical revue that shines a spotlight on the talent and the deep wells of unhappiness that fired this great wordsmith. The show runs Thu-Sun at Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $15-25. Call 817-923-3012.
MON ▪ 16
While Amphibian is going with Lorenz Hart this weekend (see Sunday blurb), maybe the less troubled but equally urbane and witty Cole Porter is more your speed. Artisan Center Theater puts on his Kiss Me, Kate, a delightful Shakespeare send-up that produced a flowering of great songs late in Porter’s career. The show runs thru Oct 12 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $14-18. Call 817-284-1200.
TUE ▪ 18
When the subject of Mexican art comes up, some people still think of Diego Rivera’s murals. The Modern is out to change that with the new exhibit México Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990. As the subtitle indicates, the artists in this show tackle political corruption, drug cartel-fueled violence, the gap between rich and poor, and other contemporary issues weighing on Mexican minds. The show runs Sep 15-Jan 5 at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is $4-10. Call 817-738-9215.