WED ? 1
Given the role of the aerospace industry in local business, it’s not surprising that Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is paying them tribute in Ascent … When Dreams Defy Gravity. This exhibit, developed by the museum itself rather than being brought in from another establishment, gives all kinds of information on the work that goes into making aircraft of all descriptions. The show runs thru Sep 5 at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $10-14. Call 817-255-9300.
THU ▪ 2
The theme of this year’s concerts at Piano Texas is pretty simple. All 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas will be performed at the eight recitals during the festival. This week John O’Conor starts things off with the “Pathétique” and “Moonlight” Sonatas, while John Lill plays the “Appassionata,” among others. The festival runs Jun 2-26 at TCU, PepsiCo Recital Hall, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Tickets are $20-25. Call 817-257-7602.
FRI ▪ 3
A play called Girls From Girdleville Defend Men in BVDs from Bullies in Briefs could only be running at Hip Pocket Theatre. Johnny Simons’ pantomime ballet, returning to a theme he last explored in 2004, opens Hip Pocket’s new season of open-air theatrics. The show runs Jun 3-26 at 1950 Silver Creek Dr, FW. Tickets are $8-15. Call 817-246-9775.
SAT ▪ 4
Gays of a certain age will be enthralled at comedian Bruce Vilanch’s personal appearance at this year’s Q Cinema, but there’s much more on offer, like Trigger, about a broken-up lesbian couple reuniting their band for one performance (watch for the Sarah Polley cameo) and Gun Hill Road (directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green, recently spotlighted at the Latino Film Festival), starring Esai Morales and Judy Reyes as the parents of a transgender daughter. The festival runs Thu-Sun at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N Main St, FW. Tickets are $10-15. Call 817-723-4358.
SUN ▪ 5
Here’s a nice twist on 12 Angry Men: Runway Theatre’s production entitled 12 Angry Jurors stages Reginald Ross’ legal drama as usual, only with women cast in all the roles instead of men. Let’s see what the gender switch does to the experience of watching jurors debate the guilt or innocence of an accused killer. The play runs thru Jun 12 at 215 N Dooley St, Grapevine. Tickets are $12-15. Call 817-488-4842.
MON ▪ 6
Like Piano Texas, Spectrum Chamber Music Series of Fort Worth is doing an all-Beethoven concert on Tuesday, but you might be more interested in their other performance tonight. They’ll be playing Joaquín Turina’s The Bullfighter’s Prayer and a rare chamber music piece by Puccini, plus the English Horn Quartet by the love-him-or-hate-him French composer Jean Françaix. The performance is at 7:30pm at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Ln, FW. Suggested donations are $5-10. Call 817-377-0688.
TUE ▪ 7
With the Texas Rangers clawing desperately to stay on top of an evenly matched AL West, they host the similarly striving Detroit Tigers, led by power pitchers Justin Verlander and Brad Penny and offensive star Miguel Cabrera. The series runs Jun 6-8 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Tickets are $3-215. Call 817-273-5100.