WED ▪ 12
Renée Fleming absolutely crushed the national anthem at the Super Bowl, didn’t she? Now you can see the soprano at her day job, so to speak, when she stars in the Met’s production of Rusalka, Dvorák’s opera that gives an aspect of romantic tragedy to the ancient Slavic myth about alluring water sprites who emerge from rivers to lure men to their deaths. The opera broadcast is at 6:30pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-24. Call 818-761-6100.
THU ▪ 13
We thought The Punk Singer was one of last year’s best documentaries, and now you can see Sini Anderson’s profile of former Bikini Kill lead singer and Riot Grrl co-founder Kathleen Hanna at the Thin Line Film Fest. This year’s documentary festival adds rock concerts as part of the festivities. Maybe Kathleen Hanna will turn up. The festival runs Thu-Sun at Campus Theatre, 214 W Hickory St, Denton. Single tickets are $8-10, passes $20-150. Call 888-893-4560.
FRI ▪ 14
Stolen Shakespeare Guild rings in February with As You Like It, the Bard’s riotous, bursting comedy about political exiles debating life and cracking jokes in an enchanted forest. The production will run concurrently with the far more problematic All’s Well That Ends Well, in which a noblewoman unaccountably falls for a priggish, moralistic French count. The play runs Mar 14-Apr 1 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-18. Call 866-811-4111.
SAT ▪ 15
Asghar Farhadi won lots of good reviews and an Oscar for his Iranian film A Separation. His follow-up movie, The Past, another study of a marriage with thorny complications (this one set in Paris), is winning the same kind of critical adulation. Though it’s not nominated for an Oscar this year, it has picked up a number of prizes at Cannes and elsewhere. The film screens Fri-Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $6.50-8.50. Call 817-738-9215.
SUN ▪ 16
Exotic pet lovers will want to head to Arlington for the biannual North American Reptile Breeders Conference, where you can learn that tokay geckos are incredible to look at but will bite you if you try to pick them up. Make sure that any reptile you buy has been responsibly removed from its environment. The show runs Sat-Sun at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Admission is $15. Call 708-932-8044.
MON ▪ 17
The question of how Native Americans have been depicted in popular culture has been vexing us ever since the 19th century. As part of the lecture series UNT Speaks Out, two UNT professors, James Mueller and Jonathan Tomhave, will focus on films and contemporary newspaper accounts of the Battle of Little Big Horn at 6pm at Willis Library, 1506 Highland Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 940-369-7573.
TUE ▪ 18
Mixing punk rock with 1990s jangle-pop, Chicago’s Typesetter comes to Fort Worth and will be joined by a few local acts, including Denton’s Two Knights, whose latest album is entitled A Lot of Bad Things Have Happened But We’re Still Here. There’s your inspirational thought for the day. The music starts at 7pm at 1919 Hemphill St, FW. Admission is $6. Call 682-233-5DIY.