Night & Day
WED · 14
If you missed the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast of La Cenerentola last week because you were attending the Fort Worth Opera festival, you now have another chance to see it. Rossini’s setting of the Cinderella story stars the luminescent Joyce DiDonato, and its rebroadcast ends the series at 6:30pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-24. Call 818-761-6100.
THU · 15
We couldn’t direct you to last month’s inaugural pARTy on Crockett because it was the same night as our own Visionary Awards, but the West 7th district is holding it again, so we can tell you now to check out this outdoor showcase of wine tastings, music, restaurant specials, and artworks. The event is at 6pm on Crockett Street between University Drive and Foch Street, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-810-9076.
FRI · 16
Bruce Norris’ scabrous The Unmentionables places a bunch of mostly well-intentioned white Americans in an unnamed West African country beset by the usual problems of poverty and corruption and traces the limits of their understanding and their attitudes toward the indigenous people. Fair warning: This play does not stint on its characters’ unpleasantness. Stage West’s production runs May 15-Jun 15 at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $16-39. Call 817-784-9378.
SAT · 17
Peruvian cinema tends to toil in the shadows of Argentina and Brazil, but it takes center stage this weekend when Artes de la Rosa presents its Peruvian Film Festival. The four films screened include Augusto Tamayo’s urban thriller The Vigil and Alejandro Velasco Rossi’s dance-contest movie Coliseum: The Champions, which features native Peruvian dance. The festival runs Fri-Sun at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N Main St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-624-8333.
SUN · 18
In the early days of cinema, frequently the only way to show a movie’s heroes doing dangerous deeds was to have the actors actually perform said deeds, so when William Wellman filmed Wings, his 1927 drama about World War I fighter pilots, he attached cameras to fighter planes and had the movie’s stars fly them for real. It’s one reason the film won the first-ever Best Picture Oscar, and it screens at 2pm at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is $5-7. Call 817-924-6000.
MON · 19
A humble instrument, though fiendishly difficult to play, the oboe gets its turn in the spotlight when Spectrum Chamber Music Series of Fort Worth concludes its season this evening, as Willa Henigman joins the ensemble for a performance of Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto and Britten’s puckish, incisive Phantasy Quartet, scored for that instrument and a string trio. This is still Britten’s centennial year, so get in on the celebration. The recital is at 7:30pm at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Ln, FW. Admission is $5-10. Call 817-377-0688.
TUE · 20
Oh, gee. With the world’s attention focused on Nigeria, maybe now’s not the best time for Artisan Center Theater’s production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a stage adaptation of the 1954 musical whose plot turns on a bunch of backwoodsmen abducting the women they love from the Oregon town where they live. Well, it’s too late to change the schedule now, and the show does provide a platform for some exuberant dancing. The show runs May 16-Jun 28 at Belaire Theater, 420 S Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $9-20. Call 817-284-1200.