WED ? 25
Today is the 22nd Annual National Tap Dance Day, and the occasion will be celebrated heartily at Arts Fifth Avenue. The event will feature dancers from Fort Worth and beyond and include concessions, t-shirt sales, and a silent auction benefiting A5A’s scholarship fund for exceptional tap students. The show starts at 7pm at 1628 5th Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-923-9500.
THU ▪ 26
A play about a woman learning she has leukemia while nursing her ailing father and aunt? Doesn’t sound too funny, but when Marvin’s Room opened several years ago, it was called “one of the funniest plays of the year, as well as one of the wisest and most moving” by The New York Times. Scott McPherson’s dramedy opens tonight and runs thru June 25 at Circle Theatre, 230 W 4th St, FW. Tickets are $20-30. Call 817-877-3040.
FRI ▪ 27
Theatre Arlington is putting on How I Learned to Drive while partnering with Alliance for Children to help raise awareness of child abuse –– Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play tackles pedophilia through the story of the 11-year-old Li’l Bit, who is molested by her uncle while he is teaching her how to drive. Attendees also can meet the cast and crew tonight after the production. The show starts at 7:30pm at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $12-17. Call 817- 275-7661.
SAT ▪ 28
Comedian and SNL alum Rob Schneider is that rare mix of familiar and crazy, capable of pulling off semi-realistic comedy (Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo) and also out-and-out shtick (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan). The Robinator will spend Fri-Sun at The Improv Club, 309 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington. Tickets are $30-35. Call 817-635-5555.
SUN ▪ 29
Opening today at the Kimbell Art Museum is Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910-1912, 16 paintings and 20 works on paper by the two titular artists at the vanguard of the revolutionary movement known as Analytic Cubism. An international touring loan exhibition, Picasso and Braque will be on display thru Aug 21 at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is $2-8. Call 817-332-8451.
MON ▪ 30
For Jarod O’Flaherty’s new WWII documentary, We Were There, 20 servicemen and -women who served in that conflict, most of them from North Texas, were interviewed. Screenings will take place today, Memorial Day, at 9am and 11am at Burleson Premiere Cinema, 1581 SW Wilshire Blvd, Burleson. Admission is free. Call 817-473-6136.
TUE ▪ 31
The hills of Hurst (?) will be alive with The Sound of Music starting Friday and running through July 2 at Artisan Center Theater. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic should be one of your favorite things if it isn’t already. The curtain rises at 7:30pm at Belaire Plaza, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $9-16. Call 817-284-1200.