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It’s a fair distance between Granbury and Grapevine, but Texas Family Musicals will be traveling it by bringing Granbury Opera House’s production of There Will Be No Sad Songs to the Palace Theatre in Grapevine. The show features Kevin Kratzke, re-creating the December 1952 concert that marked the last time Hank Williams Sr. appeared on stage. The show runs Apr 21-29 at 300 S Main St, Grapevine. Tickets are $25-29. Call 817-573-9191.

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Cuisine for Healing is an organization that prepares meals for cancer patients who are too tired to cook, in need of good nutrition, or suffering from lowered appetite or changing tastes because of the disease and its treatments. Survivors in Style is a gala event that features wine, appetizers, and a fashion show to raise funds for this organization. The event is at 5:30pm at Times Ten Wine Cellars, 1100 Foch St, FW. Admission is $25. Call 817-231-2377.


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A shattering and deeply scary experience when it’s done right, Benjamin Britten’s opera version of The Turn of the Screw does full justice to the ambiguity of Henry James’ story (are the ghosts real or imaginary?) while filling it with beautiful, strangely modulated music that suggests corruption and evil in the midst of an idyllic setting. UNT Opera’s production takes the stage at 8pm Fri and 3pm Sun at Murchison Performing Arts Center, I-35E & Av D, Denton. Tickets are $10. Call 940-369-7802.


SAT ▪ 24

It’s a couple of days late for Earth Day, but Prairie Fest is still a great time to celebrate Fort Worth’s natural wonders with this fifth annual festival of art, music, food, and social causes. It all goes down at Tandy Hills Natural Area, 50 years after the city parks department first acquired the area. The festival is 10am-8pm at 3400 View St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-731-2787.


SUN ▪ 25

While Denton holds its Arts & Jazz Festival and Southlake hosts Art in the Square this weekend, Fort Worth has its own outdoor event going on in the Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The event promises the usual flower arranging, tea ceremony, martial-arts demonstrations, and taiko drumming, but this year it also features a traditional Japanese wedding. The festival runs Sat-Sun at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, FW. Tickets are $3-5. Call 817-871-7686.


MON ▪ 26

Much has been made of Pablo Picasso and his private life filled with messy affairs, but relatively little attention has been paid to Henri Matisse, the painter who carried on a friendly yet intense rivalry with the Spaniard and who also had some issues with women. Howard Ginsberg’s play My Matisse explores this aspect of the artist’s life, and it receives a staged reading tonight courtesy of Amphibian Productions. The reading starts at 7pm at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $5-15. Call 817-923-3012.


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Theatre Arlington Gala is asking its patrons this year to wear black or white cocktail attire, in keeping with the outdoor setting at Cacharel, where you can see the stars, and also in keeping with the keys on the piano that Danny Wright will be playing as part of the evening’s entertainment. The event is at 6:30pm at 2221 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington. Tickets are $100. Call 817-832-0379.