WED ▪ 28
Helen Mirren and Peter Morgan just can’t stay away from Queen Elizabeth II. The star and screenwriter of the 2006 film The Queen reunite for the stage play The Audience, which depicts vignettes from the weekly meetings that the queen has had since 1952 with her prime minister. The performance from London’s Gielgud Theater will be broadcast at 2pm & 7pm at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is $10-18. Call 817-923-3012.
THU ▪ 29
Heavily influenced by John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, Rachel Joyce’s novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry sold well and won critical raves when it came out last year. The book, about a British retiree who impulsively decides to walk hundreds of miles to deliver a letter to a dying friend, is the subject of this month’s Ladies’ Night Out Book Club at 7pm at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Overton Ridge Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-346-2368.
FRI ▪ 30
We didn’t have room to cover it in our Film page, but Blue Jasmine is still playing at the Modern this weekend as well as at multiplexes near you. Woody Allen’s film is only indifferent, but it includes a truculent, ferocious performance by Cate Blanchett as a self-destructive woman who’s completely unable to cope with the loss of her wealth. The movie runs Fri-Sun at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $6.50-8.50. Call 817-738-9215.
SAT ▪ 31
Kids who were born during the first Just Between Friends sale 10 years ago can probably still find things for themselves at the biannual event going on this weekend. The event is known for its selection of children’s and maternity clothes, but it also offers toys, school uniforms, Halloween outfits, and sports equipment. The sale runs Aug 30-Sep 7 at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is $10-15. Call 817-392-7469.
SUN ▪ 1
The former Supreme Golf Warehouse on the Near Southside is now the live-music venue Shipping and Receiving. The grand opening is this weekend, and tonight is its blowout Friend Fest, which boasts art vendors, food trucks, a rummage sale, and live music by the likes of Sally Majestic and My Wooden Leg. The event runs 4pm-midnight at 201 S Calhoun St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-343-6393.
MON ▪ 2
Toronto math-rock band The Bulletproof Tiger headlines a Labor Day concert at Hailey’s, with such songs as “An Awkward Moment With a Grilled Cheese Sandwich” and “Our Band Name Sucks.” They’ll share the bill with Texas bands Two Knights and Bashe. The show is at 9pm at 122 Mulberry St, Denton. Admission is $3-5. Call 940-323-1160.
TUE ▪ 3
Did you know that in some countries in Africa, beer is made from bananas? You probably won’t hear that at Brew-ology: The Science and History of Beer, but you’ll likely learn far more useful information from beer expert Brenden Stubblefield, who will lecture on the brewing process and beers around the world as part of Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s PUBlic Knowledge series. The talk is at 7pm at T&P Tavern, 221 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-9300.