WED ▪ 16
The Fort Worth Cats have now put some distance between themselves and the bottom two teams in the United Baseball League, but they still have some work to do if they want to catch first-place Rio Grande Valley and whatever comes with a first-place finish. To do that, they’ll have to beat the Brownsville Charros as their six-game home stand continues. The game starts at 7pm at LaGrave Field, 301 NE 6th St, FW. Tickets are $5-16. Call 817-226-2287.
THU ▪ 17
Brad Williams thinks men would be better at sex if someone made a video game out of it: “We know what a cover 2 defense is because we play Madden. … We know basic military strategy. … There are guys in this room who think they can play guitar.” The diminutive stand-up comic plays this weekend at Hyena’s, but his show tonight is particularly worth catching because it’s free. The laughs start at 8:30pm at 425 S Commerce St, FW. Call 817-877-5233.
FRI ▪ 18
Paweł Pawlikowski made some terrific films in Britain (Last Orders, My Summer of Love), but he went back to his native Poland to make Ida, a striking, clipped, ascetic black-and-white film about a Catholic novitiate nun in the 1960s who discovers a Holocaust-related secret in her family from her only living relative. The film screens today thru Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.
SAT ▪ 19
You’re not the only one suffering in the summer heat. Your dog is, too, and the two of you can cool off at the Pooch Pool Party this afternoon at Marshall Grain’s Grapevine location. There’s also a prize raffle, and if your dog needs a bath, he or she can get a free one here. The event is at 4pm at 3525 William D. Tate Blvd, Grapevine. Admission is free. Call 817-416-6600.
SUN ▪ 20
The title of Monty Python Live (mostly) could refer to the fact that some bits will be taped or to the fact that Python co-founder Graham Chapman died two decades ago. Whichever it is, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin haven’t shared the same stage in more than 30 years, and this broadcast from London’s O2 Arena is likely to be their last performance together. The broadcast is at 1:30pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-18. Call 818-761-6100.
MON ▪ 21
The NCHA Cutting Horse Summer Spectacular heads into its second week at Will Rogers Memorial Center. It’s cowboys and their horses cutting cattle from the herd, demonstrating their skills in the glorious climate-controlled indoors. The event runs thru Aug 2 at 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-244-6188.
TUE ▪ 22
Glenn Beck’s special broadcast We Will Not Conform refers specifically to the Common Core State Standards Initiative and conservative protests against it. While there are legitimate objections to be made to the educational program, we’re awfully afraid that this broadcast is going to turn into yet another right-wing “we hate Obama” fest. You can attempt to disentangle the serious criticism from the unserious beginning at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-20. Call 818-761-6100.