WED ▪ 19
The last of Hitchcock’s films to be generally considered a classic, The Birds is a frequently baffling science-fiction yarn about a California coastal town that’s suddenly menaced when the local avian population turns murderous. The film, celebrating its 50th anniversary, screens at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
THU ▪ 20
Photographer Barbara Van Cleve appears personally at National Cowgirl Museum this weekend to conduct a photography workshop, but before that she’ll sign copies of her book Hard Twist this evening. The author appears at 5pm at 1720 Gendy St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-336-4475.
FRI ▪ 21
Museums and concert halls are hangouts for snobs eager to lord their knowledge over the uninitiated. Seeking to even the playing field is ARTnews publisher Milton Esterow, whose lecture How to Look at Art Without Feeling Inferior is at 6pm at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 8173-32-8451.
SAT ▪ 22
We haven’t heard much about the Day in the District this year, but it’s still scheduled to go on, with free admission to museums in the Cultural District and performances by artists who are yet to be determined. It’s always a good time to save money on entertainment and culture. The offer lasts 10am-5pm at various locations. Admission is free. Call 817-738-9215.
SUN ▪ 23
Jubilee Theatre’s new show, Flight, shouldn’t be confused with the Denzel Washington movie of the same name that’s opening later this fall. Instead, Charlayne Woodard’s play is a magical realist fable based on real-life narratives of slaves who fled their masters. It receives its regional premiere this weekend and runs Sep 21-Oct 21 at 506 Main St, FW. Tickets are $12-25. Call 817-338-4411.
MON ▪ 24
Shakespeare Dallas’ staged reading of Much Ado About Nothing is the first of a monthly series that will present Shakespeare’s complete works over the next five years. Later this season we’ll get all three of the unloved Henry VI plays, but we can’t wait for the odd fish like Cymbeline and The Winter’s Tale. The readings are at 3pm Sun & 7pm Mon at Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St, Dallas. Admission is pay what you can-$10. Call 214-880-0202.
TUE ▪ 25
A giant from an earlier time that preferred more lyricism from its sportswriters, Frank Deford comes to UTA to kick off the Maverick Speaker Series for the school year. He’ll talk about the uses of journalism training in sportswriting and beyond. He appears at 7:30pm at College Park Center, 601 S Pecan St, Arlington. Tickets are $10-25. Call 817-557-3375.