WED ▪ 27
Animal Planet viewers will recognize the name of Jeff Corwin. The conservationist and host of The Jeff Corwin Experience comes to UTA to discuss his work saving animal species from extinction. 100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement closes out UTA’s Maverick Speakers Series for the 2012-13 school year at 7:30pm at College Park, 601 Spaniolo Dr, Arlington. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 512-716-8626.
THU ▪ 28
The Empty Bowls fund-raiser comes around every year, but somehow it never gets old, the idea of eating free food prepared by the city’s best chefs while giving to a cause as worthy as the Tarrant Area Food Bank. This year’s event also includes a silent auction and a raffle for a Vespa scooter. The event is at 11am at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $45-125. Call 817-332-9177.
FRI ▪ 29
Dallas Black Dance Theatre comes over to our side of the county line this evening, but the title of the company’s show, Dancing Beyond Borders, makes it sound as if they’re a troupe from some faraway place instead of just over in Dallas. They’ll perform David Parson’s Nascimento, as well as works by Darryl Sneed and the troupe Rennie Harris Puremovement, starting at 7:30pm at Scott Theatre, 3505 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $15. Call 214-871-2376.
SAT ▪ 30
It’s always exciting when Jubilee Theatre trots out something new, and this week it’s Trav’lin — The New 1930s Harlem Musical. The revue is based on the life and career of songwriter J.C. Johnson, who was renowned for his collaborations with Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, and other legends of blues and early jazz. The show runs Mar 29-Apr 28 at 506 Main St, FW. Tickets are $12-25. Call 817-338-4411.
SUN ▪ 31
You’ll gain a new appreciation for the distinction between commas and semicolons in Margaret Edson’s Wit. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a terminally ill English lit professor who confronts her demise with her knowledge of John Donne’s poetry never fails to overpower you on the stage; one wishes this hadn’t been Edson’s only stage work to date. The play runs Mar 29-Apr 14 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $5-19. Call 817-275-7661.
MON ▪ 1
In keeping with the spirit of April Fool’s Day, Arts & Letters Live brings in some humorous stories for its event this month, Selected Shorts: April Foolery. Actors Christina Pickles, Denis O’Hare, and Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street) will read stories by Roald Dahl, Dave Eggers, and David Schickler at 7pm at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas. Tickets are $15-35. Call 214-922-1220.
TUE ▪ 3
After starting his career as a graffiti artist in San Francisco in the early 1990s, Barry McGee has since branched out into more traditional media but has struck a balance between art-school discipline and a streetwise sensibility. His work is now the subject of the Modern’s latest Focus exhibition. The show runs thru Jun 2 at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is $4-10. Call 817-738-9215.