Michael Joe Goggans, Jeff Stanfield, and Rupert Crabb take an old story back to its roots in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Pinocchio Commedia.
Michael Joe Goggans, Jeff Stanfield, and Rupert Crabb take an old story back to its roots in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Pinocchio Commedia.

WED ▪ 25

Tonight’s edition of the Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club takes on A Boy and His Dog, a 1975 film starring Don Johnson as a young man in a post-apocalyptic world who communicates telepathically with his dog. Strangely enough, this movie is based on a Harlan Ellison novel and co-stars Jason Robards. The film screens at 10pm at The Grotto, 517 University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-882-9331.



THU ▪ 26

This season has been a historically bad one for the Texas Rangers in terms of injuries, but the team will be grateful for your support during lean times, especially given that they could be gone as soon as next year. The team concludes a series with the Detroit Tigers this evening and then takes on the Minnesota Twins over the weekend. The games run thru Sun at Globe Life Park, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Tickets are $11-150. Call 817-273-5100.


FRI ▪ 27

It seems to be tribute weekend at Concerts in the Garden, with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra accompanying Brody Dolyniuk in a tribute to The Rolling Stones tonight and Terry Brock, John Hines, and Randy Jackson (not Michael’s brother) in a tribute to The Eagles tomorrow. A performance by Asleep at the Wheel rounds out the weekend. The concerts run today thru Sun at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, FW. Tickets are $18-46. Call 817-665-6000.


SAT ▪ 28

Carlo Collodi wrote The Adventures of Pinocchio more than 100 years after the demise of the improvisational comedy form known as commedia dell’arte, yet its story incorporates stock characters like Harlequin and Punch from the older form. In that spirit, Hip Pocket Theatre puts on Pinocchio Commedia, and this weekend is your last chance to catch the play before it closes. The show runs thru Sun at 1950 Silver Creek Rd, FW. Tickets are $5-20. Call 817-246-9775.


SUN ▪ 29

Speaking of Michael Jackson (see Friday blurb), Artes de la Rosa is putting on its only two performances of King of Pop today. The musical features students from the Artes Academy Summer Camp performing Jackson’s songs, as creator Rob Bosquez pays homage to the influence of the music megastar. The show is at 3pm & 6pm at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N Main St, FW. Admission is $3-7. Call 817-624-8333.


MON ▪ 30

If you’re looking for refuge from World Cup fever, or simply from the summer heat, the World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show is going on all this week and next at Will Rogers Memorial Center, with colorful horses and their young handlers showing off their skills. The show runs thru Jul 5 at 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 208-882-5578.


TUE ▪ 1

While most of the dialogue in Shrek the Musical is taken from the animated movie that it’s based on, writer David Lindsay-Abaire and composer Jeanine Tesori have still managed to pack in lots of references to other films and Broadway shows in adapting the work to the stage. You can catch Artisan Center Theater’s production now; be sure to stay for the finale of Neil Diamond’s “I’m a Believer.” The show runs thru Jul 12 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $5-7. Call 817-284-1200.