WED ▪ 23
The phrase “hard twist” refers both to a short knot that’s extremely difficult to break and to a short, compact person with the same durable qualities. You’ll find that in spades in Hard Twist: Western Ranch Women, a photography show by Barbara Van Cleve documenting the lives of women in such places in black and white. The show runs thru Oct 28 at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $8-10. Call 817-336-4475.
THU ▪ 24
If it’s late May, then it must be time for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Head to the 66th annual PGA tour event to watch David Toms defend his title, Zach Johnson try to break his course record, and Kevin Na drive his fellow players insane by dithering over his tee shots. The tournament runs Wed-Sun at Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Dr, FW. Tickets are $15-800. Call 817-927-4200.
FRI ▪ 25
The Artist winning the Best Picture last year should give some extra juice to this year’s National Tap Dance Day Celebration at Arts Fifth Avenue. Also featured will be Ronald Young, the Broadway dancer who was on hand during Arts Fifth Avenue’s first such celebration back in 1990 and has now returned for the 23rd. The event is at 8pm at 1628 5th Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-923-9500.
SAT ▪ 26
It’s funny. This reporter was at Grapevine Mills Mall the first time he heard the music of P.O.D., and now more than a decade later, the band appears there live as part of the Journeys Backyard Barbeque Tour, along with skateboard, wakeboard, and motocross demonstrations. The event runs noon-7pm at 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine. Admission is free.
SUN ▪ 27
The Rave Ridgmar has spent Sundays this May running a Latino film festival with a weirdly mixed program of ’80s hits, ’00s Mexican New Wave classics, and Fast Five. (Um, because it takes place in Brazil? We’re not sure.) Anyway, this afternoon’s selection is Stand and Deliver, telling the true story of an L.A. math teacher who fought his school’s dropout rate by teaching calculus to barrio kids. The movie is at 3pm at 2300 Green Oaks Rd, FW. Tickets are $5. Call 817-566-0025.
MON ▪ 28
This evening Stage West becomes Fort Worth’s newest spoken-word venue when it hosts the first of its Storyteller Nights, a quarterly series in which you can hear stories over dinner. Tonight’s storytellers include spoken-word fixture DeCee Cornish and Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead. The doors open at 6pm at 821 W Vickery Av, FW. Tickets are $10 for storytelling alone, $5 with purchase of an entrée. Call 817-784-9378.
TUE ▪ 29
Contrary to what you may have heard, the Fort Worth Cats haven’t used up their nine lives yet. Our city’s beloved minor-league baseball team finds itself in a new league this year, with a full slate of games at LaGrave Field, starting this week with a season-opening series against Rio Grande Valley followed by a midweek stand against McAllen, May 27-30, at 301 NE 6th St, FW. Tickets are $5-16. Call 817-226-2287.