WED ▪ 19
Rock music and Broadway haven’t always been best friends, but what the stage version of American Idiot may lack in plot or character, it makes up for in raw, idiosyncratic music, courtesy of Green Day’s ambitious album of the same name. These include the engaging (if somewhat overexposed) “The Time of Your Life” and the stately “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” The show starts at 7:30pm at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $38.50-93.50. Call 817-212-4280.
THU ▪ 20
At the Amon Carter Museum this evening, you can review the history of Fort Worth’s art museums and the influence of the Carter’s guiding star in a lecture. From Idea to Institution: Ruth Carter Stevenson and the Invention of the Museum Experience in Fort Worth, given by the museum’s director, Andrew Walker, starts at 6:30pm at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-989-5030.
FRI ▪ 21
Twenty-four aspiring opera singers, including Audra Methvin (fresh off her win at the Dallas Opera Vocal Guild Competition), will perform today at the Kimbell Art Museum at the McCammon Voice Competition. The biennial contest holds its semifinal round today, then the final round tomorrow at Bass Hall. Today’s performances are at 10am and 2pm at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $15. Call 877-396-7372.
SAT ▪ 22
One of America’s oldest women’s choruses and most prestigious choral groups is the Radcliffe Choral Society. Based at Harvard University, the 60-strong group visits Fort Worth this evening to perform various choral works both ancient and modern, with the help of the TCU Concert Chorale. The choir’s a cappella subgroup cheekily named The ’Cliffe Notes will also perform pop favorites, so things will get Pitch Perfect up in here. The performance is at 7pm at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson Av, FW. Admission is free.
SUN ▪ 23
Is building a design school for the locals in poorest rural North Carolina a bold, innovative idea or a crazy one? Designers and education activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller decided to find out by doing it, and Patrick Creadon (who directed such documentaries as Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A.) followed their efforts in If You Build It. The film screens at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.
MON ▪ 24
Most butterflies live only in their adult stages for a week or two, so even if you’ve already visited the Butterflies in the Garden exhibit at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, chances are that if you go back, you’ll see a whole new set of these colorful fluttering insects. The exhibit runs thru Apr 6 at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, FW. Admission is $6-10. Call 817-871-7686.
TUE ▪ 25
Last month’s scheduled performance of the Youth Orchestra of Fort Worth had to be canceled due to the icy roads that prevailed in early February. Tonight the ensemble will make good by playing the planned program of Haydn’s “Il Distratto” Symphony and Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, with City Councilman Joel Burns serving as narrator. The performance is at 7pm at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W Broadway Av, FW. Tickets are $10-20. Call 817-923-3121.