WED ▪ 11
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Helen Mirren, and Benedict Cumberbatch are just some of the luminaries who will be on hand to pay tribute to Britain’s government-subsidized theater in National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage. This unique event will include footage and re-creations of the institution’s best productions, ranging from Antony and Cleopatra to Guys and Dolls to Angels in America. The broadcast is at 2pm & 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $10-18. Call 817-923-3012.
THU ▪ 12
Hyena’s Comedy Club is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and you’re invited to a show headlined by Brian Posehn, the buzz-cut-wearing, bespectacled, nasal-voiced comic (and co-star of The Sarah Silverman Program) whose humor speaks to the nerd in all of us. Best of all are the discounted tickets, priced at 1993 levels. The show is at 9pm at 425 S Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $10. Call 817-877-5233.
FRI ▪ 13
The art collective known as Piranha Bear hosts a one-night art show this evening at Shipping & Receiving. The party accompanying the show has a Bill Cosby theme, so you’re encouraged to wear your ugliest sweater and take in the music from DJ Ronnie Heart. The show is at 8pm at 201 S Calhoun St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-807-3821.
SAT ▪ 14
Where better for a tribute to Charles Dickens than at the Fort Worth Central Library? Their annual Dickens of a Holiday goes on all afternoon and features Yuletide entertainment in keeping with the 19th-century novelist’s time, including carriage rides, door prizes, storytelling, and the Dallas Puppet Theatre performing its version of A Christmas Carol. The event goes on 1-4pm at 500 W 3rd St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-871-7701.
SUN ▪ 15
For once, A Tuna Christmas isn’t playing this year at Bass Hall or at Casa Mañana. No, instead Joe Sears and Jaston Williams’ two-hander takes the stage at Theatre Arlington, so our friends to the east can more easily get to it and see how Texas’ third-smallest town celebrates the holidays. The show runs thru Dec 22 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $5-19. Call 817-275-7661.
MON ▪ 16
Voices of Fort Worth livens up this Monday evening by singing holiday carols. The choral ensemble will give two concerts, the first on Sunday night at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Tonight’s concert moves to the West Side and takes place at 7:30pm at Leonard Chapel, Lena Pope Home, 3133 Sanguinet St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-304-7214.
TUE ▪ 17
If Texas Ballet Theater’s production of The Nutcracker doesn’t satisfy your craving for Tchaikovsky’s holiday ballet, you can catch a broadcast of The Nutcracker tonight at three different movie theaters. Peter Wright’s staging of the work comes to us from London’s Covent Garden. The broadcast is at 7pm at Rave Ridgmar Mall, 1888 Green Oaks Dr, FW; Rave North East Mall, 1101 Melbourne Rd, Hurst; and Cinemark 14, 2825 Wind River Ln, Denton. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.