WED ▪ 22
The Cliburn isn’t the only traditional Fort Worth competition running this week. The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial tees off too. The drama of the Tiger Woods-Sergio García foofaraw will skip us, with neither golfer in attendance, but two-time winner Zach Johnson will still be on hand to defend his title from last year. The tournament runs Wed-Sun at Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Cir, FW. Single-day tickets are $45. Passes are $100-3,700. Call 817-927-4200.
THU ▪ 23
Monty Python fans can find a forerunner of the troupe’s humor in Round the Horne, a BBC radio show from the late 1960s that featured brash absurdism, straight-faced intellectual humor, puns and wordplay, breathtaking pace, and a live audience. Actors will re-create one of the episodes in a radio theater staging to benefit the Grapevine Library at 7pm at 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 817-421-2311.
FRI ▪ 24
In addition to being one of Western history’s great painters, Peter Paul Rubens also performed a number of secret diplomatic missions in the 1620s, brokering a peace between the feuding districts of present-day Netherlands and being knighted by the royal families of both Spain and England for his work. The Kimbell Art Museum’s Artful Readings Discussion Group takes up Mark Lamster’s book about this artist’s fascinating sidelight at 5:30pm at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.
SAT ▪ 25
Darrin Kobetich and Bryan Batson will play at the grand opening of the Backwoods kayak and canoe rental concession on the Trinity River. In addition to the music, there’ll also be a raffle, outdoor games, and packages for sale that include burgers, bratwurst, and beer. Sounds like a pleasant Saturday afternoon. The event runs noon-6pm at Panther Island Pavilion, 480 N Taylor St, FW. Packages are $25. Call 817-332-2423.
SUN ▪ 26
Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani has made excellent movies about immigrants from Pakistan (Man Push Cart), Puerto Rico (Chop Shop), and Senegal (Goodbye Solo). His latest film, At Any Price, is about native-born Americans living in the heartland. Starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron as Illinois farmers, it plays Fri-Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $6.50-8.50. Call 817-738-9215.
MON ▪ 27
Despite the damage and loss of life from last week’s storms, the city of Granbury will carry on with its Memorial Day Celebration as scheduled, paying tribute to our nation’s military men and women with a parade, arts and crafts, live music, and food. Pay a visit down there; the locals will welcome your support. The festival runs Sat-Mon at Historic Granbury Square, 123 E Pearl St, Granbury. Admission is free. Call 817-573-5299.
TUE ▪ 28
Music history is the concern in Elvis at 21, a show at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History that features photographs by Alfred Wertheimer. The photographer followed Presley on tour in 1956, snapping candid shots of the budding rockstar before he was famous –– and before Col. Tom Parker cut off his protégé’s access to the press. The show runs May 25-Sep 2 at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $10-14. Call 817-255-9300.