Can the Texas Rangers emerge from this injury-plagued season with a playoff berth? Their joust with a pack of teams vying for the wild-card spot (not to mention the still-within-reach AL West title) continues as they try to right the ship against the high-priced and star-crossed Los Angeles Angels. The first pitch is at 7pm at Rangers Ballpark, 1901 Rd to Six Flags, Arlington. Tickets are $11-150. Call 817-273-5100.
For the third straight year, Deadheads can reunite at their local movie theater for the Grateful Dead MeetUp at the Movies 2013. This year features Sunshine Daydream, a concert film of the band’s 1972 performance in Veneta, Ore., that finds the group fresh from their tour of Europe that year and in fine form. The movie screens at 7:30pm at Cinemark Alliance Town Center, 9228 Sage Meadow Tr, FW and Cinemark Tinseltown, 911 Hwy 114, Grapevine. Tickets are $13-15. Call 817-750-0560 or 817-481-5040.
The Sharknado phenomenon rolls on, right into our movie theaters in the early morning hours today. Anthony Ferrante’s movie about a tornado filled with sharks was made for the SyFy Channel, but its badness has acquired enough momentum that there’s even talk of a sequel called Wolfcano. The movie screens at 12:05am at Regal Fossil Creek, 6100 Fwy, FW and Regal Burleson, 301 W Rendon-Crowley Rd, Burleson. Tickets are $12.50. Call 817-847-9120 or 800-326-3264.
Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited! hearkens back to his early days as a filmmaker, when he established his reputation as a wacky, envelope-pushing farceur. This effort is only receiving tepid reviews, but it may well be worth the price of admission just to see the film’s three gay flight attendant heroes perform a choreographed dance routine to the Pointer Sisters song. The movie plays Fri-Sun at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $6.50-8.50. Call 817-738-9215.
After a successful appearance at Rose Marine Theater last year, Dora the Explorer Live! returns with a different show to provide bilingual fun and adventure for the little ones. Boots and Swiper will be joining the party, too. ¡Qué bueno! The show runs Aug 2-11 at 1440 N Main St, FW. Tickets are $10-15. Call 817-624-8333.
Thank goodness for Artisan Center Theatre and its commitment to putting on shows every week of the year. This week they open Taffy Geisel’s stage version of A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel about three special kids who travel through dimensions and battle evil. The show runs Aug 3-31 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $14-18. Call 817-284-1200.
Usually when French imports are discussed at Times Ten Cellar, it’s Bordeaux and cabernet sauvignon. However, today members of Bike Sharing Fort Worth will lecture on the history of bicycle sharing programs around the world (one of the first cropped up in the French city of La Rochelle) in a talk called From France to Fort Worth: How the Global Phenomenon Made Its Way to Our City. The discussion starts at 7pm at 1100 Foch St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-9300.