WED ▪ 4
The appeal of Patsy Cline remains undiminished more than 50 years after the country singer’s death. Always … Patsy Cline may not be the most au courant theatrical option, but for a midweek evening, Casa Mañana’s production of this revue detailing the music icon’s friendship with a fan in Houston is your best bet. The show runs thru Sun at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $41-76. Call 817-332-2272.
THU ▪ 5
Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s A Place at the Table draws vital attention to the problem of schoolchildren going underfed in America. It’s notably weaker when it comes to putting forward solutions, but the movie still highlights an issue worth taking up and includes interviews with high-profile advocates like Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio. The movie screens at 7pm at Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W 3rd St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-871-7323.
FRI ▪ 6
It’s race week once again at Texas Motor Speedway, and this weekend features Hélio Castroneves trying to win his fifth Firestone 600. Before we get to that, though, there’s the exciting WinStar World Casino & Resort 400, the truck racing event that should serve as a terrific warm-up. The green flag waves at 8pm at 3545 Lone Star Cir, FW. Tickets are $30-60. Call 817-215-8500.
SAT ▪ 7
Lizeth Garcia’s stylized paintings take center stage at the ArtSí fund-raiser going on this evening at Rose Marine Theater. The artworks will be auctioned off to benefit the Fort Worth chapter of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, which helps young women prepare for higher education. The event goes on at 6pm at 1440 N Main St, FW. Admission is $10. Call 817-624-8333.
SUN ▪ 8
We can’t resist something called the Fort Worth Bizarre Film Festival. The second annual event features 12 short films made in the North Texas area and includes Jeremy Culhane’s local politics satire The Untold Story of Ken Herpa Because the Media Is Biased and Wesley Kirk’s You’re An Asshole, Ron Lechler, in which people pay tribute to a man who tells kids that Santa Claus is fake — and gay. The festival runs 6-10pm at Four Day Weekend Theater, 312 Houston St, FW. Admission is $5.
MON ▪ 9
What happens when a modern-day chancellor of Germany decides to make amends for the Holocaust by granting automatic citizenship and jobs to six million Jewish immigrants? Israel Horovitz explores the answer in his play Lebensraum, which means “living space.” Amphibian Stage Productions puts on a staged reading, using three actors to play 40 different characters reacting to this plan. The performances are at 2pm Sun and 7pm tonight at 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $7-17. Call 817-923-3012.
TUE ▪ 10
Stage West’s open-house event MADE in the Near Southside features not only live music (with Daniel Stone and Joey Carter playing Tin Pan Alley songs) but also live painting demonstrations by Nick C. Kirk, John Worley, and Will “Magic Rhyno” Hall. The event is to highlight the art and cuisine of the Fort Worth district. The festivities start at 6:30pm at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Admission is $5-10. Call 817-784-9378.