WED ▪ 18
If you’re a professor, it’s a tad embarrassing to refer to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air or The Spice Girls and find out you’ve dated yourself. That’s why Ron Nief and Tom McBride created the Beloit College Mindset List, a tool to help older folks keep the young’uns’ frame of reference in mind. They’re lecturing at UNT today at 3:30pm at Matthews Hall, 1300 W Highland St, Denton. Admission is free, but registration is required.
THU ▪ 19
The second annual PanAmerican Music Festival wraps up this evening at Arlington Heights High School. Esteban Rojas conducts a small orchestra behind a lineup of musicians and dancers as they perform music by Copland, Gershwin, Piazzolla, and Antonio Maria Valencia. The performance starts at 6:30pm at 4501 W Fwy, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-564-3677.
FRI ▪ 20
A reliable repository of Western art nestled in the middle of downtown, the Sid Richardson Museum opens a new show this week called Western Treasures, featuring the works of Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, and others. If you miss the opening on Thursday evening, don’t worry. You’ll have 359 more days to catch the exhibit. The show runs Sep 19-Sep 14, 2014, at 309 Main St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-6554.
SAT ▪ 21
The winner of last year’s Pulitzer Prize for music, Kevin Puts has already had his works performed locally by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, where he has served as composer in residence. Today he’ll be attending the Cliburn at the Modern concert devoted to his works, which include the beguiling marimba and piano piece Ritual Protocol. The concert is at 2pm at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $25. Call 817-212-4280.
SUN ▪ 22
Jaston Williams returns to Casa Mañana this week but not as part of the Tuna series. Instead, he’ll play the con man who calls himself “The Duke” in Big River, Roger Miller’s musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Casa stalwarts Julie Johnson and David Coffee appear as well. The show runs Sep 21-29 at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $41-76. Call 817-332-2272.
MON ▪ 23
The Dallas literary series Texas Bound makes its annual Fort Worth stop at the central library. Actors and storytellers G.W. Bailey, Judith Ivey, Rob McCollum, and Steven Walters will read short stories by acclaimed authors Steve Almond, Robert Olen Butler, K.L. Cook, and Owen Egerton. The event starts at 7pm at 500 W 3rd St, FW. Tickets are $15-35. Call 214-922-1818.
TUE ▪ 24
While the insane wing of the Republican Party holds up an immigration bill, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant José Antonio Vargas comes to UTA to remind us of the real people whose lives will be affected by immigration reform or the lack thereof in a lecture called Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant. The talk starts 7:30pm at Texas Hall, 701 S Nedderman Dr, Arlington. Tickets are free-$25. Call 817-272-9595.