WED ▪ 11
Bug Fight’s midweek gig at Dan’s Silverleaf a few months ago must have gone over well. The improv comedy troupe has been invited back to play another Wednesday night at the Denton locale. The group performs at 9pm at 103 N Industrial Dr, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-320-2000.
THU ▪ 12
Luis Zea was scheduled to play this evening as part of Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society’s series, but problems with his visa mean that Ricardo Cobo is now flying in on short notice to play this concert. He’ll perform a program mostly of South American and Caribbean composers. The concert is at 7:30pm at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $35-75. Call 817-498-0363.
FRI ▪ 13
Douglas Carter Beane gets all meta with the celebrity gossip industry in his play Mr. and Mrs. Fitch, about a married couple of columnists who invent a celebrity and his exploits out of whole cloth. The show, being put on by Amphibian Productions, runs Apr 12-29 at Sanders Community Theatre, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-25. Call 817-923-3012.
SAT ▪ 14
With Tony Stewart breaking Jimmie Johnson’s hold over the Sprint Cup last year, the drama is back in NASCAR racing. That should give an extra jolt of octane to the new racing season, which comes to Texas Motor Speedway with the Samsung Mobile 500 this evening. The green flag waves at 6:30pm at 3545 Lone Star Cir, FW. Tickets are $20-140. Call 817-215-8500.
SUN ▪ 15
Geometrical studies in color dominate Arlington Museum of Art’s new exhibit, 5×5. The show includes work by five different artists, and though David Tripp’s rural landscapes are very different from the rest of the show, the other artists also offer up vibrant pieces, including Byron May’s 3D paintings, which require special glasses to view. The show runs Apr 11-May 27 at 201 W Main St, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 817-275-4600.
MON ▪ 16
The unique musical legacy of Frank Zappa comes to new life tonight when two members of his old band play with UNT students at a concert called Zappa Unlocked. Bassist Arthur Barrow and keyboardist Tommy Mars have spent the semester in residency, teaching students about Zappa’s life and work, and tonight they’ll perform several of his pieces, including Chunga’s Revenge and Cosmik Debris. The concert is at 8pm at UNT Music Bldg, Av C & Chestnut St, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-565-4926.
TUE ▪ 17
Today is National Haiku Poetry Day, and the Fort Worth Haiku Society will join in to promote awareness of the 17-syllable Japanese form that prizes suggestiveness and closeness to nature. The event is an open-mic, and readers can bring in up to five poems. The reading is at 7pm at Benbrook Library, 1065 Mercedes St, Benbrook. Admission is free. Call 817249-6632.