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Dana Schultes and Mark Shum’s initial blind date does not go well in Stage West’s Beyond Therapy. See Sunday.

Night & Day

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WED ▪ 20 Continuing the welcome trend of classical music performances in nontraditional venues, Polly Maynard takes to Dan’s Silverleaf this evening for an evening of classical guitar. No word yet on which pieces of music s...


Augustin Hadelich plays with FWSO, Fri & Sun.

When Great Minds Meet

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra returns to action this weekend with a festival of music by Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorák. The pairing is more than just that of two composers who happened to live at the same time with roughl...



Mallory Harwell, Shae Goldston, Kayly Topper, and Carmen Scott go feline in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Nekkid With the Cats. See Friday.

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WED ▪ 13 While the Modern is paying tribute to a master of animation in its Miyazaki festival, the same museum is paying attention to animation from all over the world through its annual Summer Flicks Series for children ages...


Fort Worth Vaqueros appear at Sundance Square, Sat.

Just for Kicks

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It’s time for football season! Don’t worry; we’re not touting the Cowboys’ preseason game here. No, we mean English soccer, which starts up this weekend. NBC already broadcasts a late game at 11am on most Saturdays, but...



Reagan Shankland and Matt Courtney find love on wheels in Artisan Center Theater’s Xanadu Jr. See Monday.

Night & Day

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WED ▪ 6 August means it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Students and parents who are economically eligible can find free supplies at the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup. The event caters to students from pre...


Michael Wittman performs in SceneShop’s J.O.B.

Short Takes

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Early August is when SceneShop comes out of mothballs and puts on its annual production of short plays. This year’s collection takes work as its theme and is entitled J.O.B. Quite a variety of workplaces enter into the evenin...



Jenny Tucker portrays the famous ecdysiast in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Gypsy. See Friday.

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WED ▪ 30 Alan Ayckbourn’s farce A Small Family Business was written in 1987, and there’s some disagreement over whether its satire of Margaret Thatcher’s economic vision (family values and individual greed are both good...


My Neighbor Totoro is part of Miyazaki at the Modern, Aug. 2-23.

Beautiful Creatures

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We’ve stated before in these pages that we don’t believe that Hayao Miyazaki is actually retired. Nevertheless, it’s never a bad time to revisit his weird, gorgeous animated films. The Modern now gives you and your kids t...



Emmanuelle Seigner entices Mathieu Amalric in Venus in Fur at the Modern, Fri-Sun.

Night & Day

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WED ▪ 23 If you were disappointed with last spring’s Muppets sequel, you can bring back the good memories with 2011’s The Muppets when it screens at Sundance Square. The troupe’s good-natured spirit is fully in evidence...


Ricky Ian Gordon inaugurates TCU’s Festival of American Song.

Bright Eyed Joy

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One of America’s best composers for the stage, Ricky Ian Gordon is a musician who has followed Leonard Bernstein’s lead in blurring the distinctions between Broadway and opera, writing music for the concert hall in a style ...