WED ▪ 23
If you were disappointed with last spring’s Muppets sequel, you can bring back the good memories with 2011’s The Muppets when it screens at Sundance Square. The troupe’s good-natured spirit is fully in evidence, and the song “Man or Muppet” should sound incredible over the square’s speakers. The movie begins at 9pm at 4th & Main sts, FW. Admission is free.
THU ▪ 24
Metalheads take note: The Phoenix-based super-group The Dead Rabbitts headline tonight’s show at Tomcats West. The side project of Escape the Fate’s Craig Mabbitt will be supplemented by two punk rock bands, Washington D.C.’s bombastic The Relapse Symphony and Houston’s Myka, Relocate. The show is at 5:30pm at 3137 Alta Mere Dr, FW. Tickets are $12-14.
FRI ▪ 25
If you prefer your stage musicals down and dirty, they don’t get much grungier than The Great American Trailer Park Musical, a lively show about the denizens of a Florida trailer park that takes its musical influences from country and rockabilly. The show runs tonight thru Aug 17 at Runway Theatre, 215 N Dooley St, Grapevine. Tickets are $12-15. Call 817-488-4842.
SAT ▪ 26
The 27th annual Tour de Goatneck is a 100K bike ride in Cleburne to benefit Johnson County charities. This hefty bike ride will start early in the morning before the summer heat takes full effect, but we’re sure the water stations along the way will be kept busy. The ride starts at 7:30am at Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Dr, Cleburne. Spectator admission is free. Call 817-240-2202.
Roman Polanski’s film version of Venus in Fur arrives here six months after Circle Theatre put the play on. The movie is in French, which isn’t the only difference from the play. Where stage productions typically use very young lead actresses, Polanski cast his own 48-year-old wife Emmanuelle Seigner to portray the aspiring actress who gives a theater director more than he can handle during an audition. The film screens Fri-Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.
MON ▪ 28
Perhaps you’ve heard about Derek Jeter retiring from the New York Yankees after this season. Carp if you want to about his lack of fielding prowess or the fawning attention of the New York media, the famed shortstop has been a great player who fully deserves his iconic status in baseball. He plays his last games in Arlington this week when the Bronx Bombers visit the Texas Rangers. The series runs tonight thru Mon at Globe Life Park, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Tickets are $11-150. Call 817-273-5100.
TUE ▪ 29
If you’re a kid actor wanting to try out for the upcoming production of Into the Woods Jr. to be staged by Artie’s Playhouse, now’s your chance. The children’s theater arm of Artisan Center Theater is holding auditions this evening, with callbacks tomorrow. Get in there now before the movie version comes out and our collective memories are riddled with the big-screen actors’ performances. The auditions are at 5pm at 304 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Call 817-284-1200.