WED ? 22
Because sickle-cell anemia sufferers often need blood transfusions, Remington College is hosting a blood drive specifically geared toward minority donors, especially African-Americans. The organizers estimate that each pint of blood could save three lives. The event is 9am-10pm at 300 E Loop 820, FW. Admission is free.
THU ▪ 23
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season of broadcasting on movie screens has ended, but you can catch charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel at your theater this evening when he presides over Let the Children Play, a program about the benefits of music education that includes Luis Enrique and Emilio Estefan. The broadcast is at 7pm at three theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 303-493-0349.
FRI ▪ 24
The view from downtown high-rises may be grand, but surely it can’t compare with the view while rappelling 26 stories down the side of one of those buildings. This morning, you’ll have the chance to do just that in Over the Edge, an event to benefit Downtown Fort Worth Inc. Space is limited, but then, the ticket prices are even more breathtaking than the view. The rappelling starts at 8am at XTO Building, 714 Main St, FW. Registration is $1,000. Call 817-870-1692.
SAT ▪ 25
Tomcats West takes a break from music to welcome The Dead, the Beautiful, and the Hole, a traveling exhibit of sideshow freaks, burlesque, and erotica that features a contortionist and the musical stylings of transvestite rock band Gloria Sweet. The show is at 9pm at 3137 Alta Mere Dr, FW. Tickets are $20. Call 817-233-6966.
SUN ▪ 26
The New York Times called November “a David Mamet play for people who don’t like David Mamet,” but that was in early 2008, when the play first came out and George W. Bush was a lame duck. Stage West is putting on the play now, and perhaps this satire about a U.S. president running for re-election will find a better environment. The play runs Jun 23-Jul 24 at 821 W Vickery Av, FW. Tickets are $15-30. Call 817-784-9378.
MON ▪ 27
Ever hear about politicians having a Sister Souljah moment? Now you can meet the former rapper who inspired the phrase. She’s now a writer who has just published her third novel, and she’ll be signing it at The Dock Bookshop, so you can experience your own Sister Souljah moment. The event starts at 7pm at 6637 Meadowbrook Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-457-5700.
TUE ▪ 28
Horse racing aficionados might want to change sports for just one day when the third annual Jockey Charity Softball Game pits a team of jockeys against Lone Star Park employees. The event is for a good cause, benefitting injured jockeys and their families. The employees had better have some good pitchers; the jockeys’ strike zones will be hard to aim for. The game starts at 7:30pm at Texas Rangers Youth Ballpark, 1202 Nolan Ryan Expwy, Arlington. Admission is $5. Call 972-263-7223.