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Posted October 23, 2013 by KRISTIAN LIN in Calendar
¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada runs thru April 6 at Amon Carter.¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada runs thru April 6 at Amon Carter.

WED ▪ 23

Just in time for Día de los Muertos comes Amon Carter Museum’s new show ¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada. The Mexican printmaker died 100 years ago this year and was famed for his highly detailed prints depicting various facets of life in Mexico. His series of Calaveras (lithographs of skulls) are perfect for this holiday season. The show runs thru Apr 6 at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-1933.

 

THU ▪ 24

In the hope of changing the perception that Goodwill’s clothes are unhip, Project Goodwill is a fashion show displaying garments made solely from materials purchased at Goodwill. Come see the works of designers who like to set a challenge for themselves, at 7pm at 4005 Campus Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-7866.

 

FRI ▪ 25

We can’t resist a play entitled William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead. John Heimbuch’s comedy imagines the Bard of Avon, his actors, Queen Elizabeth I, and her courtiers holed up in the Globe Theater while a zombie plague rages through London in 1599. The theater troupe Drag Strip Courage puts on this play for Halloween. Its run concludes this Fri-Sat at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Av, FW. Tickets are $10. Call 817-923-9500.

 

SAT ▪ 26

Another acclaimed guest conductor returns to Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this weekend when Bulgarian maestro Rossen Milanov retakes the podium to conduct music by Beethoven and Debussy, as well as the splashy Improvisation and Toccata by fellow Bulgarian Pancho Vladigerov. You didn’t know there were Bulgarian guys named Pancho, did you? The concerts are Sat-Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $12-80. Call 817-665-6000.

 

SUN ▪ 27

“Hanskaska” is the Lakota word for a society of chiefs who earned the right to wear a sacred ceremonial shirt. Now it’s also the name of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame’s new exhibit, Hanskaska: The Shirt Wearers — Plains Indian Art of Cathy A. Smith. The show contains ornamented regalia from various Native American tribal leaders, including Chief Joseph and Crazy Horse, and runs Oct 24-Apr 27 at 1720 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $8-10. Call 817-336-4475.

 

MON ▪ 28

The Spectrum Chamber Music Series of Fort Worth returns for another season with a concert that begins with Franz Anton Hoffmeister’s Third “Solo” Quartet, a work that unusually gives the lead part to the string bass. The centerpiece of the recital will be Shostakovich’s Third String Quartet, which shows the Russian composer’s ability to join wildly different movements into a coherent whole. The music starts at 7:30pm at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Ln, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-377-0688.

 

TUE ▪ 29

The rowdy, clubby, snarky, testosterone-soaked origins of ESPN and its rise to sports media behemoth will be detailed by network founder Bill Rasmussen in a lecture called Share the Dream: The ESPN Story, the latest talk in UTA’s Maverick Speakers series. The event is at 7:30pm at Texas Hall, 701 S Nedderman Dr, Arlington. Tickets are $25. Call 817-272-9595.

 


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