WED ▪ 25
We should take advantage of every opportunity to improve our cherished public institutions, and you have one such opportunity when the Ridglea branch of Fort Worth Library holds a community meeting this evening to discuss future improvements to the branch. The gathering is at 6pm at 3824 Bernie Anderson Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-392-6631.
THU ▪ 26
A one-man show about a writer’s childhood may not sound like the most scintillating evening, but when that writer happens to have worked on Seinfeld, you can expect a fair share of laughs. That’s the prospect offered by Pat Hazell, in town to perform his The Wonder Bread Years, Wed-Sat at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $22-38.50. Call 817-212-4280.
FRI ▪ 27
Inspired by the Leo Frank case in 1915, Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown’s acclaimed musical Parade runs for one weekend only and offers an unusually serious subject matter for Casa Mañana’s Apprentice Program, which provides training for children ages 14 to19 with theatrical talent. The show runs Fri-Sun at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $25. Call 817-332-2272.
SAT ▪ 28
Feel like biking 62 miles on a summer day? What if we told you it was for a good cause? The DFW Tour de Cure is a bicycle ride to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association, and you’ll undoubtedly be glad to hear that the event also features shorter rides and begins in the early morning hours, so the heat won’t be too much of a factor. The pedal-pushing starts at 6am at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, FW. Call 972-392-1181 ext. 6102.
SUN ▪ 29
You’d expect to find Dora the Explorer’s live stage show at a big North Texas venue like the Verizon Theatre or even American Airlines Center, but for two weekends you can catch it at our own Rose Marine Theatre. Dora’s Pirate Adventure features 35 songs and follows the continuing travels of Dora and Boots the Monkey. The show runs Jul 26-Aug 5 at 1440 N Main St, FW. Tickets are $10-15. Call 817-624-8333.
MON ▪ 30
After a dismal start to the season, the Los Angeles Angels have turned things around and are now pressing the Texas Rangers for the AL West lead. That makes this Rangers’ homestand a potential turning point in the season. We’ll see how well the hometown guys do under pressure. The series runs Jul 30-Aug 2 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Tickets are $7-175. Call 817-273-5100.
TUE ▪ 31
Acoustic guitars don’t have much sonic power, which is why you don’t hear much orchestral music that features the guitar. However, you can hear some at this year’s Guitar Guild Music Festival, which offers performances of three Vivaldi guitar concertos as well as the usual assortment of solo items for the guitar. The festival runs Jul 31-Aug 4 at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $25-65. Call 817-721-8500.