WED ▪ 27
San Antonio mayor Julián Castro gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention last summer, occupying the same slot that Barack Obama used eight years before as a springboard to bigger things. The rising star in national politics will be at UNT to lecture on political leadership in America at 7pm at University Union, 1155 Union Cir, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-565-2456.
THU ▪ 28
Balancing philosophical questions with wacky anachronistic humor (including a hilarious Percy Sledge song that comes out of nowhere), Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile remains a pure expression of the distinctive comic sensibility that helped make its author a Hollywood star. The play, imagining a fictitious meeting between Picasso and Einstein in a Paris bar in the 1920s, runs Feb 28-Mar 9 at UNT Radio Television and Performing Arts Bldg, 1179 Union Cir, Denton. Tickets are $7.50-10. Call 940-565-2428.
FRI ▪ 1
What is Don Giovanni? Is Mozart’s opera a comedy about Don Juan’s merry adventures seducing women, or is it a tragedy about a bad man getting a royal dose of comeuppance? TCU Opera is the latest to tackle this subject when they stage this funny and terrifying piece of musical theater Fri-Sun at Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Tickets are $15-35. Call 817-257-7602.
SAT ▪ 2
Just as Monty Python and the Holy Grail ruined all other movies about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Monty Python’s Spamalot has done a good deal to ruin Camelot, Lerner and Loewe’s musical take on the story. Casa Mañana is promising that their production of Camelot is a modern makeover. We’ll see what that means. The show runs Mar 2-10 at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $41-76. Call 817-332-2272.
SUN ▪ 3
A bruising study of power and manipulation viewed through the story of an uncle who molests his niece while giving her driving lessons, Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive has lost little of its impact since it debuted on the stage 15 years ago. This intimate stage play with its own Greek chorus occupies the boards at TCU thru Sun at Hays Theatre, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Tickets are $10-25. Call 817-257-8080.
MON ▪ 4
Languishing in obscurity as a nearly forgotten 1967 musical film, Thoroughly Modern Millie found a second life in 2002 as a Broadway musical, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical along with several others. The play, set amid the flush of women’s liberation in the 1920s, continues its run with Artisan Center Theater thru Mar 16 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $14-18. Call 817-284-1200.
TUE ▪ 5
The Amon Carter Museum unveils two new photography shows to capture your attention. Big Pictures features works by various artists that take up entire walls and dwarf the human scale, while Marie Cosindas: Instant Color examines the work of a trailblazing photographer whose portraits were among the first to use Polaroid’s instant color film. Marie Cosindas: Instant Color runs Mar 2-May 26, while Big Pictures runs Mar 5-Apr 21 at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-1933.