Tonight’s performance of UNT Symphony Orchestra figures to be emotional, as longtime voice professors Linda DiFiore joins the ensemble before her retirement. The mezzo-soprano will sing Brahms’ anguished, questing Alto Rhapsody, while soprano Carol Wilson takes the lead on Poulenc’s lighthearted yet deeply spiritual Gloria. The concert is at 8pm at Winspear Hall, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7802.
Garson Kanin’s 1940 film My Favorite Wife wasn’t the best of the Hollywood comedies from that glorious period, but it has some story elements that would be edgy even today. The title is misleading. It’s the woman who abandons her husband and children to take up with a gorgeous man, and neither she nor the movie sees the need to apologize for that. The movie screens as part of the TCU Film Series at 7pm at Moudy Bldg, 2805 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7630.
The Ladder Alliance is a nonprofit organization that specializes in enabling victims of domestic violence to become economically self-sufficient. For the second straight year, you can help this organization and get yourself a cute handbag in the process with the “It’s in the Bag!” Lunch & Auction 11am-1pm at Ashton Depot, 1501 Jones Av, FW. Tickets are $100. Call 817-834-1200.
Fort Worth’s own Tony Lopez headlines the Bud Light Pro Fight Series as he boxes for the WBC super bantamweight title against Isaac Torres. The undercard features plenty of other boxers who hail from North Texas as well, including Arlington’s Jonathan Ramirez and Martinez Porter, and, from Fort Worth,Cody Perez, Hector Martinez, Kashiff Solarin, and Joey “Panama Flash” Dunmoodie. The bouts start at 7pm at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $35-75.
While Cat on a Hot Tin Roof might play better if the weather outside were swelteringly hot, Tennessee Williams’ drama about buried family secrets and sexual frustration is always good for a lathery time at the theater. Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s production continues this weekend thru May 4 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-19. Call 866-811-4111.
The baseball people say that you can’t win a championship in April, but you can certainly lose one. With that in mind, the Texas Rangers will host their division rivals the Oakland A’s for an important three-game series. With the A’s narrowly leading the AL West at this early point in the season, the home team needs to keep pace. The series runs Apr 28-30 at Globe Life Park, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Tickets are $11-150. Call 817-273-5100.
No word yet on which pieces of music Texas Camerata will play at their concert entitled A Joyful Noyse, but it figures to close out their season on a happy note. The concert is at 7pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Dr, FW. Tickets are $5-20. Call 817-738-7939.