WED ▪ 6
Joining the Big 12 was a football decision for TCU, but it has had a severe impact on the men’s basketball team. The Horned Frogs are still looking for their first win in conference play, and they’ll have their work cut out for them trying to get it against Kansas. Ranked fifth in the nation, the Jayhawks just suffered their first loss in conference play and will want to get back to their winning ways. The game tips off at 8pm at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, 2900 Stadium Dr, FW. Tickets are $10-15. Call 817-257-7967.
THU ▪ 7
The TCU Symphony Orchestra plays four concertos this evening, all featuring student soloists. Pianophiles will be there for Beethoven’s Fourth and Prokofiev’s Third, but devotees of new music may want to catch Emmanuel Séjourné’s Vibraphone Concerto, with its delicately colored first movement giving way to a loud, dramatic final movement. The vibraphone is often used in jazz, but this piece moves it into a classical setting. The concert starts at 7pm at Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7602.
FRI ▪ 8
Night & Day has long been a proponent of the late-blooming Czech composer Leos Janácek. You can get a big dose of his brightly colored, rhythmically idiosyncratic work at UNT’s International Janácek Festival and Conference this week, with seminars and performances devoted to the musical genius, including his well-known Sinfonietta and his song cycle The Diary of One Who Disappeared. The festival runs Wed-Sat at Winspear Hall, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton and UNT Music Bldg, Av C & Chestnut St, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7689.
SAT ▪ 9
We don’t yet know what the matchups will be at the Bud Light Pro Fight showcase tonight, but we know it’ll be the first of six boxing events going on in North Texas this year, and we know that British welterweight “Cracking” Craig Callaghan will be headlining the main event, with Fort Worth natives Chap Huggins and Tony Lopez Jr. also in action. The opening bell rings at 7pm at Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Dr, Hurst. Tickets are $30-100. Call 877-725-8849.
SUN ▪ 10
Better known for his play A Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Rajiv Joseph further shows off his writing skills with the eye-catchingly titled Gruesome Playground Injuries, a one-act, nonlinear romance between two people who meet at various medical facilities between the ages of 8 and 38. Sundown Collaborative Theatre’s production runs Feb 7-17 at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 214-729-0313.
MON ▪ 11
Liven up your Monday evening with some wine at the Texas vs. The World Tasting series. This month’s event features cabernet sauvignon wines from Texas matched up against the same varietal from California and the Aquitaine region of France. The event, the price of which includes a cheese platter, starts at 7:30pm at Fort Worth Club, 306 W 7th St, FW. Tickets are $50. Call 800-561-4811.
TUE ▪ 12
Historian, musician, freelance writer, and author of a small volume of poetry called Songs on the Prairie Wind, Del Cain drops by Benbrook for the library’s 2nd Tuesday Poetry Series. The event begins at 7pm at 1065 Mercedes St, Benbrook. Admission is free. Call 817-249-6632.