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Evenings Out

Kristian Lin
With fall approaching, Fort Worth wants you to come out this weekend and see the city’s various cultural treasures. First of all, Gallery Night is on Saturday, and this year’s attractions include a rare touring hist...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 2 Taylor Hicks drops into Casa Mañana’s production of Grease to sing “Beauty School Dropout.” We think Clay Aiken would be a better fit for the song both vocally and as a stage presence, but it’s ...



Ice Age

KRISTIAN LIN
The image of Thornton Wilder as a folksy and homespun playwright is almost entirely down to the unceasing popularity of Our Town. Most people, however, forget that this fourth wall-breaking, non-realistically staged 1938 play r...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ? 27 The Lone Star Film Festival continues its monthly series of screenings of best-received films from last November. Tonight the fest is showing A Quiet Little Marriage, a serious marital drama involving many actors from ...



For Hands

Leonard Eureka
Beethoven fans should be flocking to Bass Performance Hall this weekend for the Fort Worth Symphony’s three-day festival saluting the popular German composer. A different symphony will be heard each night: the Third, R...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 19 Guess the folks at Central Market must really like Hatch chiles, since there’s a big festival every year when the peppers come into season. This evening’s cooking class is devoted to them; you’ll lear...



Aliens in the Backlot

KRISTIAN LIN
“Except for about a zillion dead spots, Plan 9 from Outer Space is a lot of fun,” wrote film scholar Danny Peary, referring to Edward Wood Jr.’s 1956 science-fiction thriller. The film, notable for providing B...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
THU ? 13 The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus makes its annual visit to the Fort Worth Convention Center, and its show, Over the Top, brings an assortment of acrobats, animal acts, and motorcycle stunts. This high-ener...



Vague Sentiments

KRISTIAN LIN
British and Italian cinema were rejuvenated after the end of World War II, but in France, filmmaking had pretty much gone dead. It was dominated by stuffy period pieces and literary adaptations, and a group of French film criti...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 5 For everyone who’s found Mozart’s The Magic Flute to be impenetrable from a storytelling perspective, perhaps an English-language libretto might clear up some issues. Local movie theaters are running an enco...