WED ▪ 30
It’s the last hurrah for Hangman’s House of Horrors. After 25 years, the Fort Worth institution (which has always donated its profits to charity) is staging its last scare this week, as its founder moves on to scarier pastures. (Check out our Metro story on page 8 for more information, and come watch the zombies do the “Thriller” dance one last time before it’s too late.) The haunted house runs thru Sat at 2013 N Forest Park Blvd, FW. Tickets are $25-60. Call 817-336-4264.
THU ▪ 31
As her guardian angel abandons her to take part in a plot to overthrow God, a 28-year-old Bronx woman named Marisol must fend for herself while food turns to salt and Uzi-toting angels in leather jackets roam the streets of New York City. That’s the setup of José Rivera’s absurdist play, which opens this week and runs Oct 31-Nov 10 at the Radio Television and Performing Arts Bldg, 1179 Union Cir, Denton. Tickets are $7.50-10. Call 940-565-2428.
FRI ▪ 1
Part of a golden age of English comedy, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s 1775 play The Rivals opens at Stage West. The farcical plot features a baronet’s son who poses as a poor military officer to woo a girl whose ideas of love come from romance novels. The main attraction, however, is the character of Mrs. Malaprop, a word-misusing aunt who describes people as “headstrong as an allegory” and “the pineapple of politeness.” The play runs Oct 31-Dec 1 at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $15-32. Call 817-784-9378.
SAT ▪ 2
What better way to counteract November’s chill than with a spicy bowl of chili? You can do that at Chili on the Green, a new cook-off in which teams of chili masters try to outdo their competition. Alternative chili recipes are welcomed here, so you may well see chicken, bean, vegetarian, or vegan options. The event is 9am-5pm at Magnolia Green Park, 1201 Lipscomb St, FW. Tasting is $10. Call 817-923-1343.
SUN ▪ 3
Four-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is on track to reclaim his title in the Chase for the Championship, but this racing season has been anything but routine, with racing teams’ attempts to manipulate the standings resulting in a 13-car field for the Chase. The series heads into its latter stages at the AAA Texas 500, where Johnson hopes to defend his title from last year. The green flag waves at 2pm at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, FW. Tickets are $20-140. Call 817-215-8500.
MON ▪ 4
When you think of Curious George, do you think of science? Maybe not, but that hasn’t stopped Universal Studios and Houghton Mifflin from plastering the name and image of H.A. and Margret Rey’s mischief-loving monkey on a science exhibit called Curious George: Let’s Get Curious at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The exhibit runs thru Jan 5 at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $10-14. Call 817-255-9300.
TUE ▪ 5
The Lone Star Brahmas’ inaugural season has gotten off to a weird start, as the new minor-league hockey team went six weeks between home games. They’re back in town this week, though, and you can watch them as they take on their North American Hockey League divisional rivals the Amarillo Bulls in two games, both at 7pm Nov 5-6 at NYTEX Sports Centre, 8851 Ice House Dr, North Richland Hills. Tickets are $8-22. Call 817-336-4423.