WED ▪ 13
While the Modern is paying tribute to a master of animation in its Miyazaki festival, the same museum is paying attention to animation from all over the world through its annual Summer Flicks Series for children ages 3-12. The event includes an afternoon session devoted to animation from Japan, giving a window into that country’s plentiful achievements in anime. The series runs thru Thu at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-9215.
THU ▪ 14
This month has been filled with commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, but VITAS Innovative Hospice Care is devoted to making sure that we don’t forget the World War II veterans who are still with us. That’s why VITAS is holding Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive to honor them at 9:30am at the Vintage Flying Museum, 505 NW 38th St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-870-7117.
FRI ▪ 15
Hip Pocket Theatre’s new production is called Nekkid With the Cats, a Wisepecker Conundrum, and the publicity photos look to us like a burlesque version of Cats, dance numbers and all. Come to think of it, we’d rather see that than sit through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s show again. The play runs today thru Sep 7 at 1950 Silver Creek Dr, FW. Tickets are $5-20. Call 817-246-9775.
SAT ▪ 16
While downtown Fort Worth is soccer territory today (see: sidebar), West 7th Street is offering up ice skating in the middle of August in Chill Out at West 7th. The shopping district will offer a synthetic ice rink for skating, plus vendors of winter-weather gear and frozen treats and the chance to win a winter vacation at Telluride. The skating is available 10am-10pm at 2900 Crockett St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-810-9076.
SUN ▪ 17
Mid-August means it’s time once again for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to come to town. Built to Amaze includes the usual acrobats, animal acts, and a woman being shot out of a cannon, with some unicycle basketball thrown in for good measure. The show runs Wed thru today at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1111 Houston St, FW. Tickets are $15-105. Call 800-745-3000.
MON ▪ 18
Jon Favreau is working on a live-action film of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book for Disney, but there’s no word yet as to whether the movie will be a musical like the studio’s 1967 animated film. Regardless, now seems a good time to catch Artisan Center Theater’s The Jungle Book Kids as it continues its run thru Aug 23 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $5-7. Call 817-283-1200.
TUE ▪ 19
When Roland Emmerich directed a Hollywood remake of Godzilla in 1998, he had his special-effects team create a bent-over Godzilla moving close to the ground. He wanted to make the famous lizard quicker and more dinosaur-like. He succeeded only in robbing the icon of its stature and power. That, plus the general crappiness of the script, is why the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew is taking on the widely reviled blockbuster in RiffTrax Live: Godzilla at 7pm Thu and 7:30pm today at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 818-761-6100.