WED ▪ 21
Night & Day makes an effort to reuse plastic bags from the grocery store, but too many people simply throw them away, which is a reason why there’s a huge patch of floating plastic in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The environmental implications of this are explored in Jeb Berrier’s documentary Bag It, which screens at 7pm tonight at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-944-2086.
THU ▪ 22
Parodying 1940s detec-tive movies? Has DVA Productions switched personalities with Dallas’ Pegasus Theatre? If so, it won’t be for long. DVA’s new show, Sam Shade: A Detective Musical, spoofing The Maltese Falcon as well as The Invisible Man, runs for two weekends only, Aug 23-31, at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-20. Call 817-313-3052.
FRI ▪ 23
Much like gin and tonics, P.G. Wodehouse novels are something you can easily have too much of, but one at a time they’re positively delightful. That’s why Stage West is going back to the Wodehouse well with Thank You, Jeeves, Mark Richard’s stage adaptation of another comic misadventure involving a clueless rich Englishman and his trusty butler. The show runs Aug 22-Sep 29 at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $20-30. Call 817-784-9378.
SAT ▪ 24
If you liked the Amphibian’s abridged production of The Bible, there’s still time to catch All the Great Books (abridged), Runway Theatre’s staging of Reduced Shakespeare Company’s similarly irreverent take on the canon of Western literature. The play runs thru Sun at 215 N Dooley St, Grapevine. Tickets are $12-15. Call 817-488-4842.
SUN ▪ 25
Howard Hawks’ 1938 film Only Angels Have Wings is part tribute to the macho bravery of air freight pilots in the Andes mountains and part romantic comedy between the mismatched pair of Cary Grant (as the freight company manager) and Jean Arthur (as an American tourist stranded at their airstrip). The film’s last scene is one of the great romantic endings in film history. The movie screens at 2pm at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.
MON ▪ 26
Self-described as “punk without the fashion,” Chicago’s Meat Wave headline a bill that includes fellow Chicagoans The Ridgelands, whose new album is entitled Corey Webster Must Die!! What did the New York Giants’ defensive back ever do to them? The show starts at 9pm at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio, 411 E Sycamore St, Denton. Admission is $5-7. Call 940-387-8871.
TUE ▪ 27
Keegan McInroe has been blogging for our website about his travels (or is that travails?) in Europe, but this week he’s slated to return to the welcoming embrace of North Texas. He plays at Hip Pocket Theatre over the weekend, and tonight he livens up the midweek at Fred’s Texas Café. The music starts at 8pm at 915 Currie St, FW. Call 817-332-0083.