WED ▪ 20
How does a sushi roll of Kobe beef brisket, asparagus, serrano peppers, ginger, and soy sauce sound? Hope your answer is “appetizing,” because that’s what will fill the length of AT&T Stadium’s field when Chef Yutaka Yamato helps create the 100-Yard Sushi Roll there. The event will benefit North Texas Food Bank, and volunteers age 12 or older will be welcome to help at 1:30pm at 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 214-762-6193.
THU ▪ 21
Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema festival starts to establish a year-round presence with a screening of Philomena tonight. Stephen Frears’ drama (which played at the recent Lone Star Film Festival) is the first screening in a monthly series that will give Fort Worth an advance look at an upcoming release. The film screens at 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is $7-10. Call 817-738-9215.
FRI ▪ 22
Classical guitarist Bryan Burns will perform some 20th-century works at Texas Wesleyan this evening, but the emphasis will be on older works by the likes of Bach and John Dowland, as well as the Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti, five of whose keyboard sonatas, transcribed for guitar by Burns himself, are on the program. The recital begins at 7:30pm at Martin Hall, 1201 Wesleyan St, FW. Tickets are $10-25. Call 682-429-5482.
SAT ▪ 23
Weeks before Texas Ballet Theater mounts its version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday ballet, Ballet Frontier of Texas trots out its own Nutcracker. The show runs for only two performances, so be sure to clear your schedule for it: Fri-Sat at Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $25-35. Call 817-852-6887.
SUN ▪ 24
Fun fact: A pre-teen Vanessa Hudgens portrayed Cindy Lou Who in 1997 during one of the first productions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, a musical stage adaptation of Chuck Jones’ animated TV special, itself adapted from Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s book. The stage show plays all this week, thru Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $33-82.50. Call 817-332-2272.
MON ▪ 25
Some of us care about the Whos in Whoville (see Sunday blurb), and some of us care more for Doctor Who. The Whovians among us will want to see Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor, a broadcast celebrating 50 years since the science-fiction TV show first aired in Britain. Now, when are we gonna get a female Doctor Who or one of color? The broadcast is at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $15. Call 818-761-6100.
TUE ▪ 26
The photogenic, cuddly, gregarious penguin (spheniscid, if you want to get all scientific) doesn’t want for publicity, being the subject of animated films, documentaries, and children’s books and even serving as the mascot of Pittsburgh’s hockey team. One would think there’s nothing left to learn about these birds, but Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is out to prove us wrong in its new exhibit. Penguins: A Photographic Expedition runs thru Feb 9 at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $10-14. Call 817-255-9300.