WED ▪ 21
Turner Classic Movies is bringing Casablanca to theaters for one night, supposedly for its 70th anniversary, though they’re really jumping the gun by a full six months, since the film didn’t premiere until November 1942. Still, now’s as good a time as any to see this romantic classic. The film screens at 2pm and 7pm at various movie theaters; check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $10. Call 818-761-6100.
THU ▪ 22
Artspace 111 is a great place to spend Gallery Night (see: sidebar), but you’ll want to be here a couple of days early to take in the Fort Worth Weekly Visionary Awards. In addition to hailing the work of some great local artists, there’ll also be a nice party with lots of food and refreshments and an unplugged performance by Fort Worth Americana artists Telegraph Canyon. The event is at 6pm at 111 Hampton St, FW. Tickets are $20-30. Call 817-692-3228.
FRI ▪ 23
The world premiere of John B Hedges’ Fastball is on tap for this weekend’s concerts by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, but that’s not all. Miguel Harth-Bedoya will also conduct Stravinsky’s splashy The Firebird suite, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein will join the orchestra for Elgar’s despairing Cello Concerto. The concerts are Fri-Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $10-79. Call 817-665-6000.
SAT ▪ 24
The same weekend that The Hunger Games comes out is a good time to help out real-life children who are dealing with hunger. One way to do that is at Breakfast with the Stars, an event featuring fictional characters and activities for kids that’ll benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank’s weekend feeding program. The event is 9:30am at 2600 Cullen St, FW. Tickets are $20-40. Call 817-332-9177.
SUN ▪ 25
Against the tide of console video games, the analog game of pinball continues to hold its followers. Proof of that is in the New Transformers Pinball Machine that will be given out as a door prize at the end of the Texas Pinball Festival, which also features hundreds of classic arcade games and slot machines set on free play. The festival runs Fri-Sun at Hilton DFW Lakes, 1800 Hwy 26 E, Grapevine. One-day admission is $5-20. Passes are $30-40. Call 214-471-5777.
MON ▪ 26
There are many different ways you can celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, but one great way is to attend Artisan Center Theatre’s production of Oliver! The musical version of Oliver Twist holds up remarkably well. The show runs Mar 23-Apr 28 at Belaire Theatre, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $9-16. Call 817-284-1200.
TUE ▪ 27
The winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Stephen Dunn will appear at UNT this evening to read from several of his more recent volumes. The latter includes Riffs and Reciprocities, a book of prose poems that differ sharply from his earlier work. The poet reads at 8pm at UNT University Union, 1155 Union Cir, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-369-5981.