WED ▪ 23
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame pays tribute to unorthodox quilting designs with Off the Wall: Maverick Quilts. The appropriately titled show (which thankfully wasn’t titled Crazy Quilts) features quilts that date all the way back to 1850. It runs thru Mar 31 at 1720 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $8-10. Call 817-336-4475.
THU ▪ 24
Yasmina Reza’s play God of Carnage is perhaps more famous in its incarnation as Roman Polanski’s recent film Carnage, but this weekend Circle Theatre opens it in its original stage version. This chamber piece about two sets of parents who gather after a playground fight between their sons can be some nasty fun. The show runs Jan 24-Feb 23 at 230 W 4th St, FW. Tickets are $10-35. Call 817-877-3040.
FRI ▪ 25
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Django Reinhardt Festival at Arts Fifth Avenue, so they’ll be blowing it out with bands and screenings of films about the great French jazz guitarist. The festival runs Fri-Sun at 1628 5th Av, FW. Tickets are $20-45. Call 817-923-4500.
SAT ▪ 26
Waking up early on a cold winter’s morning on a Saturday might not be your thing, but it just might be worth it for the Polar Plunge. This annual event features people of all ages (many of them wearing silly costumes) voluntarily diving into the freezing waters at NRH2O to raise money for the Special Olympics. The event is at 10am at 9001 Grapevine Hwy, North Richland Hills. Call 817-332-3433.
SUN ▪ 27
When making Peter Cattaneo’s 1997 British comedy The Full Monty into a stage musical, writer Terrence McNally and composer David Yazbek moved the setting from Sheffield, England to Buffalo. The show was received warmly when it opened on Broadway in 2000, though it got steamrollered by The Producers for awards. Now you can judge the show for yourself when Runway Theatre puts it on. The play runs Jan 25-Feb 17 at 215 N Dooley St, Grapevine. Tickets are $12-15. Call 817-488-4842.
MON ▪ 28
Nigel Planer’s play On the Ceiling is about two humble fresco plasterers in 16th-century Rome working on the Sistine Chapel ceiling and thinking that Michelangelo isn’t making the best artistic choices with his design. This play, which debuted in London in 2005 to mixed reviews, receives a staged reading Sun-Mon at Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $5-15. Call 817-923-3012.
TUE ▪ 29
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys have a movie event this week, but why spend the cash when the Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club can give you the same entertainment for free? The members of the comedy troupe Shut Up and Prance will comment on the bad 1959 sci-fi classic Teenagers From Outer Space. The fun starts at 10pm at The Grotto, 517 University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-882-9331.