WED ▪ 27
Weren’t the Detroit Tigers supposed to have the best offense in the majors by now? Injuries have reduced last year’s AL Central champions to a .500 team, but they’re still dangerous, and they’ll be thinking about paying back the Rangers for their playoff exit last year when the Tigers come to Arlington for a three-game stint. Tonight’s game starts at 8pm at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Tickets are $7-175. Call 817-273-5100.
THU ▪ 28
Born three years before Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj has dedicated his life to carrying out Gandhi’s tactics of nonviolent resistance. He’ll discuss his methods in a lecture at UNT called Satyagraha: The Nature of Slavery and the Path Toward a Credible World Peace at 7pm at UNT University Union, 1155 Union Cir, Denton. Admission is free, tickets are required. Call 940-565-2617.
FRI ▪ 29
Gimme the dice! Runway Theatre dusts off Guys and Dolls for midsummer. Damon Runyon’s survey of New York City’s underworld is livened by Frank Loesser’s evergreen score, which includes the zesty “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” The show runs Jun 29-Jul 22 at 215 N Dooley St, Grapevine. Tickets are $12-15. Call 817-488-4842.
SAT ▪ 30
Former Dallas Mavericks great Derek Harper will be on hand to sign autographs at the MetroPCS USA Basketball Dream Tour, an interactive event set up to promote the men’s and women’s basketball teams as they head to this summer’s Olympics. The event runs noon-4pm at Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd to Six Flags, Arlington. Admission is free with park admission. Call 817-640-8900.
SUN ▪ 1
Bass Hall turns blue this weekend as Blue Man Group takes over the downtown stage. The famed multimedia performance art troupe has toured before but never in North America. They’ve had trouble fitting the demands of their show to venues of different shapes and sizes, but now they’ve solved the problem to their satisfaction. Ours too, we hope. The show runs thru Sun at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $38.50-99. Call 817-212-4280.
MON ▪ 2
Well, how often do you get to see the Dead Sea Scrolls up close? Fragments of the Bible’s original manuscript come to Southwestern Seminary this year in an exhibit called Dead Sea Scrolls & The Bible, which also includes other artifacts, educational kiosks, and displays that show the first setting of this holy text. The exhibit runs Jul 2-Jan 13 at 4616 Stanley Av, FW. Tickets are $12-28. Call 877-789-0876.
TUE ▪ 3
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, and spiritual thinkers of all stripes are welcome at the 2012 South Central Gurpurnima Conference, an event set up by the Dada Bhagwan Vignan Institute, at which seekers can gain a better understanding of self-realization and the meaning of life. The conference runs Jun 29-Jul 4 at Hyatt Regency DFW, 2334 N International Pkwy, Grapevine. Admission is free. Call 877-505-3232.