WED ▪ 25
UNT Symphony Orchestra closes out its season with some heavy religiosity this evening. Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms are on the bill, but most intriguing is Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, which contains a terrifying funeral dirge describing the torments of Hell. The concert is at 8pm at Winspear Hall, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7802.
THU ▪ 26
Sundown Collaborative Theatre’s latest show is called pool (no water), a regional premiere of a play by Mark Ravenhill about a group of jealous artists who plan revenge on a former friend who has committed the crime of making it big while they remain obscure. That title sure is ominous. The show runs Apr 26-May 6 at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 214-729-0313.
FRI ▪ 27
Hyperliterate and given to often-hilarious philosophizing, Whit Stillman was one of independent cinema’s most distinctive voices in the 1990s, but he was sidelined for the entire ’00s with failed projects. His first movie in 14 years, a tap dance-heavy comedy called Damsels in Distress, has elicited both raves and rants. It screens Fri-Sun at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $6.50-8.50. Call 817-738-9215.
SAT ▪ 28
Cowboys Stadium has earned raves as a sports venue, but how is it going to perform as a place to watch opera? That’s the question on our minds as we head into Dallas Opera’s broadcast of The Magic Flute to a stadium filled with opera lovers. It should be an interesting experiment, and you can’t complain about the price. The broadcast is at 7:30pm at 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call 214-443-1000.
SUN ▪ 29
Circle Theatre’s High School Playwriting Project comes to fruition with a staged reading this afternoon of the works by the four finalists, three from Fort Worth Country Day (Peter Bowden, Stephen Hwang, and Arden Terry) and one from Haltom High (Dean Phillips). Perhaps a future Tony or Pulitzer winner is in our midst. The reading is at 3pm at 230 W 4th St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-877-3040.
MON ▪ 30
Highly popular in his native Colombia for his communitarian government structure and his strong efforts to provide security for ordinary Colombians after the drug-related violence of the 1990s, former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez comes to TCU to speak as part of the Vicente Fox Forum of World Leaders. The lecture is at 1:30pm at Brown-Lupton University Union, 2901 Stadium Dr, FW. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 817-257-7808.
TUE ▪ 1
The Cliburn Concerts series closes out the summer with stalwart pianist Emanuel Ax. He’ll perform a program consisting entirely of variations, in which a composer takes a theme (his own or another composer’s) and riffs on it. Of particular interest is Aaron Copland’s Piano Variations, an early and atypically spiky modernist work from the composer. The recital is at 8pm at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $15-90. Call 800-462-7979.