WED ▪ 30
Broadway luminaries such as Cheyenne Jackson and Roger Bart join forces with the likes of Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rachel Dratch, and Nellie McKay for One Night Stand: Creating a Play in a Day. The broadcast covers the efforts of various theater songwriters and directors as they attempt to create a short musical play from scratch in a 24-hour span. The film shows at 7:30pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $15. Call 818-761-6100.
THU ▪ 31
This month, Q Cinema brings in How to Survive a Plague. Ranked among the year’s best nonfiction films, David France’s Oscar-nominated documentary examines the histories of activist groups ACT UP and TAG, formed during the AIDS crisis. The movie screens at 6:30pm at Four Day Weekend Theater, 312 Houston St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-723-4358.
FRI ▪ 1
Underprivileged children need good vision just as much as the rest of us, so Kids Vision Fest 2013 offers free eye exams and glasses to kids ages 5-12 who qualify for federal poverty assistance. (Conveniently, it’s going on during a Fort Worth public school holiday.) In addition, all children who show up will be offered free vision screenings plus entertainment and giveaways. The event is 9am-3pm at TCC Trinity River Campus, 3000 Trinity Campus Cir, FW. Admission is free. Call 972-764-7510.
SAT ▪ 2
If you watched last year’s documentary film First Position, you may know about the Youth America Grand Prix competition for ballet dancers ages 9-19. This weekend, talented youths descend on Irving for the competition’s U.S. regional semifinals, with winners moving on to the national finals in New York. The performances are Fri-Sun at Irving Arts Center, 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving. Tickets are $5. Call 212-907-6408.
SUN ▪ 3
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the 2009 Van Cliburn Competition by playing Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, but when he appears with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this weekend, he’ll perform Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto instead. The warhorse shares the billing with Schubert’s “Great C Major” Symphony. The concerts are Fri-Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $11-79. Call 817-665-6000.
MON ▪ 4
Was it an Entertainment Weekly reviewer who said that Josh Groban always sounds like he’s singing from some distant, windswept mountaintop? We hesitate to direct you to Josh Groban Live: All That Echoes, essentially a commercial for his upcoming album, but there’s not much else going on this Monday. If you can’t get enough of the long-haired divo, here’s your event. The performance broadcasts at 6pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $15. Call 818-761-6100.
TUE ▪ 5
The 117th annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo heads into its final week, and the recent mild weather has made the event a real pleasure. Even if the weather goes south, it shouldn’t affect today’s events, which are barrel racing and indoor rodeo. The show runs thru Feb 9 at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. General admission is $5-10, rodeo tickets are $19-25. Call 817-877-2420.