WED ▪ 25
It has been almost 2,000 years since a volcano buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in molten ash, preserving buildings and artifacts in almost pristine shape. You can see the results in Pompeii at the British Museum, a broadcast from the London venue that gives us a close look at these everyday objects from a metropolis that thrived so long ago. The event is at 7:30pm at various movie theaters. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.
THU ▪ 26
If your idea of Brazilian music is still stuck with Sergio Mendes and “The Girl from Ipanema,” you’ll want to head to UNT for their Festival Brasileiro, where conductor/composer João Guilherme Ripper will be on hand for performances of his colorful modernistic works as well as the music of Villa-Lobos, José Urcisino da Silva, and Walter Burles Marx. The festival runs thru Sun at various venues at UNT in Denton. Admission is free-$10. Call 940-369-7802.
FRI ▪ 27
Texas Motor Speedway is not in Keller, but the track is nonetheless hosting KellerFest — two days of car shows, dog shows, arts and crafts, carnival games, and music by the likes of Live 80, Keeper of the Plains, and Vegas Stars. The festival runs Fri-Sun at 499 Lone Star Dr, Justin. Admission is free. Call 817-431-2169.
SAT ▪ 28
It’ll soon be too cold to swim, so bring your swimsuits for one last hurrah at the Beer, Bourbon & Brisket Festival. Three bourbon companies and five breweries (plus Woodchuck Hard Cider) will offer samples of their wares to go with the barbecue, while Jace Everett, Somebody’s Darling, and Whiskey Folk provide music to say goodbye to September. The festival is 5-11pm at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, FW. Admission is $10-25. Call 214-525-2192.
SUN ▪ 29
“Here’s hoping both parties start talking to each other and stop talking to us.” The eternally crabby Lewis Black returns to Fort Worth with a new show. The Rant Is Due! –– about the continuing dysfunction in Washington –– is at 8pm at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $39.50-69.50. Call 817-212-4280.
MON ▪ 30
Miniature horses are not ponies but are defined as horses no taller than 34 inches, measured from the withers. The sure-to-be-cute American Miniature Horse Association World Championship Show goes on this week and next (Sep 26-Oct 5) at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-392-7469.
TUE ▪ 1
Night & Day saw the documentary A Place at the Table at last year’s Lone Star International Film Festival, then went out for frozen yogurt and realized that the $3.68 spent on the frozen treat is more than the U.S. government spends on feeding poor kids per day. Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s sobering film screens this evening at 6pm at UNT Media Library, 1155 Union Cir, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-565-2480.