WED ▪ 26
Rose Marine Theater brings in one of Mexico’s most distinguished writers. Mónica Lavín is a novelist, short story writer, newspaper columnist, and cookbook author who recently won the Iberoamerican Novel Prize for I, the Worst, a carefully researched portrait of one of the founders of Mexican literature, Sister Inés Juana de la Cruz. Lavín appears at 6pm at 1440 N Main St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-624-8333.
THU ▪ 27
Two of North Texas’ most progressive artists will liven up The Art Corridor II thru May. In the dual installation Relational Ground: Figuring Interactivity, Nathan Green and the artist known only as M will explore the interstices between analog and digital phenomena via painting, drawing, sculpture, and more. The opening reception is 5-7pm at TCC Southeast Campus, 2100 SE Pkwy, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 817-515-3522.
FRI ▪ 28
Japanese food may have roots in the ancient past, but it has actually changed considerably over the centuries. You can learn just how much in Eric Rath’s lecture Crane Soup for the Shogun: Banquets and Daily Meals of the Samurai, which will examine how these warriors kept themselves fueled for their duties. The talk is at 6pm at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.
SAT ▪ 29
Ever wished you could just skip Gallery Night and head straight for the hors d’oeuvres and drinks? Now you can do that all weekend at the inaugural Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. Samples of gourmet food at gourmet prices can be had in multiple locations. We’re itching for the hamburger sliders and craft beer tasting at Edwards Ranch and the gathering of food trucks at Coyote Drive-In. The festival runs Thu-Sun. Check Calendar for locations, times, and prices.
SUN ▪ 30
Theatre Arlington puts on John Patrick Shanley’s disquieting and much-feted Doubt, A Parable. Expect this one-act play about a priest who’s accused of sexually molesting children to inspire vigorous debates about his guilt or innocence after the curtain falls. The show runs Mar 28-Apr 13 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $22. Call 817-275-7661.
MON ▪ 31
One of Broadway’s least essential composers, Frank Wildhorn adapted The Scarlet Pimpernel from Baroness Orczy’s novel about an English adventurer who rescues members of the French nobility from the guillotine during the Revolution. Because there’s nothing else to do this Monday, you can see this 19th-century story draped in Wildhorn’s watery balladry when it plays thru Apr 13 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $9-20. Call 817-284-1200.
TUE ▪ 1
Today is April Fool’s Day, so it’s appropriate that Thomas Miles, a.k.a. Nephew Tommy, drops by The Improv for a special April Fool’s Day show. The nephew of Steve Harvey and co-host of his morning radio show specializes in making prank phone calls. Wonder if he’ll make one from the stage. The show starts at 7:30pm at 309 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington. Tickets are $15-25. Call 817-635-5555.