WED ? 13
A couple of weeks ago, the Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County solicited guerilla-marketing campaigns to advertise www.worthgoing.com, the council’s new events calendar. A watching party of videos of resulting “Art Attacks” is at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, 701 Galveston Av, FW, from 5-7pm. Must be 21 and older. Entrance fee is $7.
THU ▪ 14
For Camp Fire USA’s third annual Paint Out, more than 35 professional artists from across Texas will gather at Fort Worth Botanic Garden (3200 Botanic Garden Blvd, FW) and do what they do. Their creations from this four-day event will then be sold, with the proceeds going toward the children and youth programs of Camp Fire USA First Texas Council. Paint Out also includes workshops and, on Sunday, an artists’ awards ceremony and champagne-and-jazz brunch. Admission to Paint Out is free, and brunch tickets can be purchased for $40 per person via www.campfirefw.org. For more information, contact the garden at 817-871-7685.
FRI ▪ 15
The Historic Mansfield Music Festival is two days of music, craft beer, and local food, all in and around 100 block of Main Street in Mansfield. On the bill tonight are Beatlegras (Beatles songs with a bluegrass touch) and party-tastic cover band Poo Live Crew. On Saturday, headliner Jimmie Vaughan (10 p.m.) will be preceded by Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, Tania Cordobes, Mark Harper Project, Lone Star Attitude, Vintage Vibes, Ricki Derek & the Vegas Six, Naked Lunch (Steely Dan tribute), Yancey Stevens & the City Slickers, and the Inner City All Stars. Admission is free.
SAT ▪ 16
Specializing in threads and accessories for pin-ups, rockabilly dudes, and zombie punks, Madame Fiery Couture is hosting a Fanged Affair, a vampire-themed fashion show, at 9pm at The Grotto (517 University Dr, FW). Music by Holy Moly, Pinkish Black, and DJ Natty Patty and burlesque performances will round out the evening. Vampire attire not required but preferred. Cover charge is $10. Call 817-882-9331.
SUN ▪ 17
Jell-O shots, a full bar, and performances by Skeleton Coast, Red Starlet, and The Cleanup will make up the party at Esoterica Studios & Lounge (941 Foch St, FW). The event is 18 and up, though you must be 21 to imbibe. The music will get going at around 9pm. Call 817-924-1500.
MON ▪ 18
Tonight and Tuesday at 7:30pm, documentary filmmaker and social historian Arthur Dong will speak at screenings of four of his films. His work investigates myriad issues, including Asian-American identity and the oppression of gay and lesbian Americans. The screenings will take place at the lyceum of UNT’s University Union, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets (1155 Union Circle). Call 940-565-2537.
TUE ▪ 19
Dallas Cowboys owners and art lovers (and collectors) Jerry and Gene Jones will give a talk at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as part of the museum’s Tuesday Evenings at the Modern series. The topic of discussion won’t be the Cowboys’ ineptitude but rather the team’s state-of-the-art stadium. The talk is at 7pm at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-9215.