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MST3K takes on Starship Troopers, Thu.

Bug Zappers

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The pity of Rifftrax Live: Starship Troopers is that the original 1997 movie was supposed to be funny, but it failed so miserably at that job that now comedians are encouraging us to laugh at  the movie rather than with it. De...


Ann Cushing Gantz, Untitled, Gallery 440

Get There Early

Ann Cushing Gantz, Untitled, Gallery 440
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Local art enthusiasts became concerned last year when organizers of the Collectors of Fort Worth Art show said that, after a decade, they’d grown weary of putting together the popular annual event. The show, held each summer ...



Ed Ruscha’s “City” at the Amon Carter Museum.

Museum Days

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With not so many events going on this midsummer week, it’s a good time to hit some of the museums and see what you’ve been missing. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is showing an exhibit this weekend only entitled i...


Landon Donovan leads USA at Cowboys Stadium, Wed.

We Want Gold

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team plays its first-ever game at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday during the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the tournament that determines the champions of North and Central America. While US...



Ronald Watson’s sculptures might make your head explode.

Abstraction Engagement

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Though Artspace 111 is one of the most progressive and respected galleries in North Texas, its walls don’t see much nonrepresentational work. As a result, the near-downtown institution’s current exhibit, the imaginatively t...


The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) takes the stage at Amphibian.

Theater Roundup

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A bumper crop of theater shows represents your best bet for entertainment this week. For younger audiences, Theatre Arlington puts on an adaptation of Charlotte’s Web for two weekends with a largely youth cast, while Hip Pock...



Willie celebrates a special 4th, Thu.

The Picnic Turns 40

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Ah, the power of round numbers! It’s always a special occasion when Willie Nelson throws his annual Willie’s Picnic for the Fourth of July, but this year marks both the country music legend’s 80th birthday and the picnic...


Michelle Gifford leads Ballet Concerto’s annual Summer Dance Concert.

Ballet Concerto Time

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For its annual Summer Dance Concert, Ballet Concerto will revive three ballets from its extensive repertory. The nonprofit company will celebrate 31 years this week under the direction of founder Margo Dean. Popular duo Michell...



Andrés Franco conducts FWSO, Fri-Sun.

Russians in the Garden

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As happens every four years, the Concerts in the Garden have been overshadowed by the Van Cliburn Competition. However, now that the competition is over, you can turn your attention to Fort Worth’s quintessential classical mu...


This cup-holding figurine is part of the Kimbell’s Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes.

The Art of Wari

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In 2002 the Kimbell Art Museum acquired a Wari figurine of a standing dignitary that has become a popular item in the permanent collection. This week you can learn more about the time-enshrouded culture that produced that begui...