WED ▪ 30
Having cooled off somewhat after an insanely hot start to the season, the Texas Rangers conclude their three-game series against the Seattle Mariners this evening. Take a good look at them; they’ll be off on a two-week road trip through California after this. The first pitch is at 8:05pm at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Tickets are $7-175. Call 817-273-5100.
THU ▪ 31
Your best bet this quiet Thursday evening is the Ladies Night Out Book Discussion Group at the Barnes & Noble Hulen. Their topic this month is Sadia Shepard’s The Girl From Foreign, the filmmaker’s memoir of traveling to India to find her heritage amid a tiny community of Jews. The discussion starts at 7pm at 4801 Overton Ridge Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-346-2368.
FRI ▪ 1
Hip Pocket Theatre’s season this year features a string of literary adaptations from sources ranging from Herman Melville to Will Eisner. They start the season this weekend, with Tom Sawyer (a banjo commedia), whose subtitle should tell you everything you need to know about the spin Johnny Simons intends to take on Mark Twain’s novel. The play runs Jun 1-27 at 1950 Silver Creek Dr, FW. Tickets are 8-15. Call 817-246-9775.
SAT ▪ 2
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s pop performers are getting younger: LeAnn Rimes and Ben Folds visited in the spring, and now the summer Concerts in the Garden will feature the likes of Vertical Horizon, Reckless Kelly, and Marc Broussard. It’s nice to have guest performers who aren’t pitched at the seniors. Tonight’s concert features Old 97’s. The concerts run Fri-Sun at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, FW. Tickets are $11-48. Call 817-665-6000.
SUN ▪ 3
Cowboys Stadium continues to hold high-profile soccer matches in the summer, and this afternoon a friendly Mexico vs. Brazil match will be played there. The Mexicans are effectively the home team, but even their fans will be curious to see the next generation of Brazilian offensive talent: scoring machine Alexandre Pato, Mohawk-sporting winger Neymar, and Hulk — look up his picture and you’ll know why he’s so nicknamed. The game kicks off at 2pm at 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $40-250. Call 800-745-3000.
MON ▪ 4
The Cook Children’s Recording Studio Project is a plan to allow patients to learn more about their illnesses and hospitalization, as well as view and even create programs. The Music & Arts Foundation Golf Classic is a tournament to support this project, followed by a concert by Stoney Larue. The tournament starts at 3pm at Cowboys Golf Club, 1600 Fairway Dr, Grapevine. Registration is $250, tickets for the post-tournament concert are $20, spectator admission is free.
TUE ▪ 5
After watching Venus traverse the face of the sun this evening outside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, you can traverse to the Capital Bar to hear UTA philosophy professor Charles Chiasson lecture on Venus, the Prequel: Aphrodite in Greek Mythology. Enjoy all this Venusian talk; the next transit of Venus won’t happen for another 105 years. The lecture is at 7pm at 3017 Morton St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-9300.