WED ▪ 28
This month’s Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes up Think Big as its target of derision. The 1989 comedy about two dull-witted truck drivers transporting toxic waste tried to make stars out of pro wrestlers Peter and David Paul, a.k.a. The Barbarian Brothers. Martin Mull, Richard Kiel, and David Carradine pop up as supporting players. The event starts at 10pm at The Grotto, 517 University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-882-9331.
THU ▪ 29
In soccer, a two-legged playoff is when teams play two games against each other, one at each team’s home stadium. The scores of the two games are added up, and whichever team tallies more total goals is the winner. (If the numbers are even, a series of tiebreakers determines victory.) This system will decide who wins the Trinity River Cup between the new Fort Worth Vaqueros and Dallas City FC. The first leg kicks off at 7:30pm at LaGrave Field, 301 NE 6th St, FW. Tickets are $6-10. Call 817-200-7355.
FRI ▪ 30
Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch has been so widely praised that the Kimbell’s Artful Readings book discussion group has devoted a second discussion to this novel about a boy who takes Carel Fabritius’ 17th-century painting in the wake of a terrorist bombing at a museum and finds his impulsive act influencing the rest of his life. The talk is at 5:30pm at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.
SAT ▪ 31
Motorcycle enthusiasts can gather for a good cause this Saturday as part of Rays of Hope, a fund-raiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children that offers a fun run in the morning and then a concert in the afternoon that features Cooder Graw and Rion Paige, a semifinalist on last year’s The Voice. Activities start at 8:30am at Adam Smith’s Texas Harley Davidson, 1839 Airport Fwy, Bedford. Tickets are $15-30. Call 817-312-9623.
SUN ▪ 1
Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years has been made into a movie starring Anna Kendrick, but you don’t have to wait for it. Stolen Shakespeare Guild is putting on this heart-rending and brilliantly funny show about a young couple who get married and divorce over five years, told through a series of clever songs in a dazzling range of styles and tones. The play runs May 30-Jun 15 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-19. Call 866-811-4111.
MON ▪ 2
A fixture of North Texas’ music scene, Steve Harrison has been a member of Trinity River Whalers, Irish Rogues, and No Class. This evening, this multifariously talented musician plays a free show at Benbrook Public Library to promote his solo CD, Celtic Cowboy, at 7pm at 1065 Mercedes St, Benbrook. Admission is (as we said) free. Call 817-249-6632.
TUE ▪ 3
PUBlic Knowledge’s monthly lectures usually offer a fascinating sidelight on a topic of interest, but for the summer, the event’s organizers are blowing things out. The PUBlic Knowledge Festival features not only beer and scientific lectures but also demonstrations, bar tricks, live music, and food. The event runs 6-9pm at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, 701 Galveston Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-810-9266.