WED ▪ 17
This midweek is a good time to head to North East Mall and check out the can art at CANstruction. The ephemeral sculptures made out of canned goods are a yearly tradition designed to benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank. The display runs thru Sun at 1101 Melbourne Rd, Hurst. Admission is free. Call 817-332-9177.
THU ▪ 18
Mary Lynn Dobson’s comedy Two on the Aisle, 3 in a Van receives a staged reading tonight at Casa Mañana. The show concerns a group of actors hurrying their way through a summer stock season of The Sound of Music, Medea, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, The Glass Menagerie, and Hello, Dolly. With all these plays in play, how could the actors possibly get confused? The reading is at 7:30pm at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-321-5012.
FRI ▪ 19
Michael Hollinger’s Ghost-Writer has nothing to do with the similarly named Roman Polanski film. Rather, it’s a literary play about a secretary who might have continued the work of the deceased famous novelist who used to employ her. It all sounds like David Auburn’s Proof, but we’re putting it here because we neglected to mention it last week. The play runs thru Nov 10 at Circle Theatre, 230 W 4th St, FW. Tickets are $10-30. Call 817-877-3040.
SAT ▪ 20
Hip Pocket Theatre closes out its 2012 season with a musical/performance revue called Solo Molemo! And the Long Tall Sallys! Julie Ballew and Gracey Tune collaborate with Johnny Simons on this two-weekend show to bring down the curtain. The play runs Oct 19-28 at 1950 Silver Creek Dr, FW. Tickets are $8-15. Call 817-246-9775.
SUN ▪ 21
The Ridglea Theater started out as a movie palace, so it’s fitting that when the place opens up again this weekend, a movie will be screened. After the Saturday gala re-opening, a sing-along screening of The Sound of Music will begin this old entertainment venue’s new life. The film starts at 1:30pm at 6025 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $20-25. Call 817-336-2344.
MON ▪ 22
The NHL is locked out, but have no fear. You can get your hockey fix at NYTEX Sports Centre as the Texas Brahmas begin yet another season. The league has a few new teams, but the Brahmas’ guests for their home opener will be a familiar foe, the Tulsa Oilers. The puck drops at 7:30pm at 8851 Ice House Dr, North Richland Hills. Tickets are $13-35. Call 817-336-4423.
TUE ▪ 23
“We wanted to find America through the gasps of snow that fell like last century’s angels — / … and you said, This isn’t America into the truck’s dark cab and turned the radio loud.” Poet Kevin Prufer visits UNT to read from his verse, including his latest volume, In a Beautiful Country, which has received wide praise. The reading is at 8pm at UNT University Union, 1155 Union Cir, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-565-3509.