Night & Day
WED ▪ 6
Kenneth Branagh won raves for his theater-in-the-round version of Macbeth, which he staged earlier this year in a deconsecrated church in Manchester, with rain falling on the dirt stage in mid-performance and audience members positioned so close to the actors that they got sloshed with mud. You can see this thrilling production without getting your clothes dirty when it’s broadcast at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worh at 2pm & 7pm at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $10-18. Call 817-738-9215.
THU ▪ 7
This weekend marks your last chance to see My Pal Mack, an original musical for children written by Natalie Berry that’s being staged by Artisan Center Theatre. It’s about a little monster who’s too scared to frighten people. The show runs thru Sat at Belaire Theater, 420 S Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $5-7. Call 817-284-1200.
FRI ▪ 8
Massenet’s operas may not be great art, but they’re so impeccably crafted that they can make even a mediocre opera singer sound amazing. Starting tonight, UNT puts on Cendrillon, the 19th-century French composer’s version of the Cinderella story. The opera runs thru Nov 17 at Murchison Performing Arts Center, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton. Tickets are $15-35. Call 940-369-7802.
SAT ▪ 9
If you’ve ever heard David Sedaris on the radio, you know how brilliant a monologist he is. His latest book of humorous essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, is garnering the good reviews that typically accompany his work. He’ll be in Fort Worth to perform excerpts at 7:30pm at Bass Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $33-82.50. Call 817-212-4280.
SUN ▪ 10
Even if you’re abstaining from all the events surrounding the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, you may still want to check out Oswald: The Actual Interrogation, Dennis Richard’s theatrical account of the 48 hours after Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest. The play debuted in Los Angeles last year, and now it receives its regional premiere at Casa Mañana Theatre. The show runs Nov 9-17 at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $41-76. Call 817-332-2272.
MON ▪ 11
Take some time out this morning to pay tribute to our local veterans during the annual Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade. In addition to the usual displays of high-school bands and ROTC units, this year’s event will also honor medics and corpsmen. The procession runs through downtown Fort Worth, but it begins at 10am at LaGrave Field, 301 NE 6th St, FW. Admission is free.
TUE ▪ 12
The Japanese violinist Midori brings an esoteric program to her concert at Bass Hall this evening. Among the rarities that she’ll play are Paul Hindemith’s brief, pointed Sonata for Piano and Violin in E major and Ernest Bloch’s electrifying one-movement Second Violin Sonata, nicknamed “Poème mystique” and featuring an interlude inspired by Gregorian chants, an odd touch from a proudly Jewish composer. The recital begins at 7:30pm at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $20-90. Call 817-212-4280.