WED ▪ 31
No day like Halloween for conducting a seance, but the Official Sid Radner Houdini Seance is no ordinary affair. This event, sanctioned by the famous magician’s estate, is the first of its kind to be held in Fort Worth and the first ever open to the public. Even if the spirits don’t show up, there’ll still be Houdini memorabilia on display and escape-artist performances. The event is at 8:15pm at The Masonic Center, 1100 Henderson St, FW. Tickets are $35-100.
THU ▪ 1
Raoul Walsh is better known for the films he directed before World War II (They Drive by Night, High Sierra) and after (White Heat), but the same skill at crafting thrillers can be seen in the films he made during the war, such as Uncertain Glory, which stars Errol Flynn as a French criminal sacrificing himself to the Nazis. The film screens at 7pm at TCU, Moudy Bldg, 2805 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7630.
FRI ▪ 2
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra continues to branch out, now with Cirque Musica, an evening of music by the likes of Tchaikovsky, Holst, John Williams, and The Beatles as backing for performances by circus performers from both Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Bros. The concerts are Fri-Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $27-79. Call 817-665-6000.
SAT ▪ 3
For all of you who have found America’s 40-year War on Drugs to be a colossal waste of time and resources, DFW NORML presents Day of the Dank. Live music, burlesque, drinks, and face painting will be part of this event put on by the organization dedicated to re-thinking our drug laws. Day of the Dank is at 6pm at Red Goose Saloon, 306 Houston St, FW. Tickets are $10-35.
SUN ▪ 4
No shortage of drama as we head into the AAA Texas 500: Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson vie for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Tony Stewart tries to defend his title, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. has just been cleared to drive again after suffering a concussion. It should all make for a tense race weekend. The green flag waves at 2pm at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, FW. Tickets are $20-140. Call 817-215-8500.
MON ▪ 5
The ticket is pricey, but Hats Off to Giving is an event for a good cause, specifically the 15 local charities supported by the Greatest Gift Catalog Ever. The 2012 version of that catalog will be launched this evening at a party at 6pm at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $125.
TUE ▪ 6
Even the local lecture series are going missing on this election night, but have no fear. You can still find your way up to Hurst, where Artisan Center Theater continues to stage The Diary of Anne Frank. The show runs thru Nov 10 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $14-18. Call 817-284-1200.