Night & Day

Sugar Plums

Leonard Eureka
December is Nutcracker time, and right on cue, Texas Ballet Theater unveils the first of 16 performances this weekend.Artistic director Ben Stevenson’s choreography harkens back to the original Russian version of the Tcha...


Thanksgiving

Kristian Lin
If the relatives are visiting for the holiday, it might pick up everybody’s mood to go see the pre-Thanksgiving stand-up at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub in Fort Worth. Ben Creed (who’ll be playing there through th...



Get Thee Behind Me, Thetan!

Kristian Lin
In the current movie Religulous, Bill Maher gets a laugh from a crowd during one of his standup routines when he merely mentions Scientology. He responds by taking a poke at the crowd, “Oh, sure! The religion with the tal...


Second Star

Kristian Lin
The Lone Star International Film Festival returns for a second year, with last year’s artistic director Tom Huckabee replaced by Dennis Bishop. We’ll see how well this works out, but the slate of films compiled for ...



Alt-Classical

Kristian Lin
This Saturday afternoon features a couple of events competing for the attention of music lovers with a taste for the unusual. The local movie theaters are showing the first Metropolitan Opera production of John Adams’ ope...


Differences

Kristian Lin
“Get out the camera, take a picture / The drag queens and the freaks are all out on the town.” Sheryl Crow’s lyrics come true for Fort Worth this week, thanks to two events. The drag queens will be out in forc...



Gladi-Adlers

Leonard Eureka
Revivals of Spartacus and Eight for Adler, two of Metropolitan Classical Ballet’s most popular productions, will highlight the company’s season- opening program next Mon., Oct. 27.


Southern Music

Kristian Lin
The European-based tradition of classical music has found a congenial home in South America, and proof of this is no farther away than Peru’s Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. To his credit,...



New Leaders

Kristian Lin
It’s going to be weird on Wednesday when UNT Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at Winspear Hall without Anshel Brusilow at the podium. The longtime conductor stepped down at the end of spring semester, and this will be i...


Premieres

Kristian Lin
Fort Worth’s theater scene grows even more vibrant with the regional debuts of two plays that open this week after enjoying their world premieres just last year.