WED ▪ 1
The idea of the U.S. military deploying German Jews to fight against the Nazis during World War II isn’t just a subplot from Inglourious Basterds but something that in fact happened. The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays tribute to these undercover agents who went behind enemy lines in its current exhibit Ritchie Boys: Secret Heroes of World War II. The exhibit runs thru Aug 27 at 211 N Record St, Dallas. Admission is $6-8. Call 214-457-5266.
THU ▪ 2
Only in Texas could a fund-raiser entitled Big Guns in Cowtown attract no controversy in the wake of the Colorado shootings. The gala for the Fort Worth Police Department features a display of Beretta shotguns, as well as hors d’oeuvres, drinks, cigars, and a raffle. The event begins at 5:30pm at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 812 Main St, FW. Tickets are $250. Call 817-925-3187.
FRI ▪ 3
Tandy Cronyn, the daughter of actors Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, comes to UNT this weekend for the world premiere of The Tall Boy. Simon Bent’s play, written for a single actress, is about a woman re-telling her experiences tending to a European camp for displaced children in the aftermath of World War II. The play runs Thu-Sun at Radio Television and Performing Arts Bldg, 1179 Union Cir, Denton. Tickets are $5-10. Call 940-565-2428.
SAT ▪ 4
Early August means it’s time for SceneShop to take the stage for the 16th year running. This year’s collection of sketches and playlets is called Here’s the Plan for its focus on characters hatching plots and schemes. The show runs Aug 4-12 at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Av, FW. Tickets are $12. Call 817-923-9500.
SUN ▪ 5
Ronald Colman won an Oscar in 1948 for his lead performance in A Double Life, George Cukor’s thriller about a stage actor whose ability to lose himself in a role has terrible results when he suspects his wife of infidelity while he plays the part of Othello. The film screens at 2pm at Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W 3rd St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-871-7323.
MON ▪ 6
The first-place Edinburg Roadrunners come to LaGrave Field this week to play a four-game series against the Fort Worth Cats, so it’s a chance for the home team to make up some valuable ground in the league’s United Division. The series runs Aug 5-8 at 301 NE 6th St, FW. Tickets are $5-16. Call 817-226-2287.
TUE ▪ 7
This month’s edition of PUBlic Knowledge is a presentation called Livin’ Local — People, Businesses, and Communities in Fort Worth, which features entrepreneurs from Camp Bowie, West 7th, and the Near South Side. Representing the last is Bill Smith, owner of Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, where this lecture takes place. The event is at 7pm at 1311 Lipscomb St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-9300.