WED ▪ 20
Continuing the welcome trend of classical music performances in nontraditional venues, Polly Maynard takes to Dan’s Silverleaf this evening for an evening of classical guitar. No word yet on which pieces of music she’ll play, but the admission price –– free –– is quite a bit better than at the usual classical guitar concert. The music starts at 5:30pm at 103 Industrial St, Denton. Call 940-320-2000.
THU ▪ 21
We wrote about The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon in our Stage section last week, but it still bears mentioning that this week’s performances of the cracked musical adaptation of the Grimms’ fairy tales will be the last ones before the play is licensed to schools and theaters around the world. This week’s performances will be by veterans of the play from Haltom High School. The play runs Thu-Fri at 5501 Haltom Rd, Haltom City. Tickets are $5-10. Call 817-547-6126.
FRI ▪ 22
Circle Theatre puts on the regional premiere of Bruce Graham’s play Stella & Lou, a gentle comedy about a Philadelphia woman who must decide whether she wants to spend her senior years in Florida or whether she can coax her longtime bartender out from behind his bar to look at the wider world. The show runs Aug 21-Sep 20 at 230 W 4th St, FW. Tickets are $10-30. Call 817-877-3040.
SAT ▪ 23
Usually people don’t find it necessary to categorize the Beatles, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Billy Joel as male musicians, but DVA Productions is doing just that with an all-male musical revue called It’s a Man’s World, performing the works of such seminal Y-chromosome greats Fri thru Aug 31 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-20. Call 817-313-3052.
SUN ▪ 24
Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy should probably be more dated than it is, given that it’s full of references from 1981, when it was written. Yet this comedy about a bisexual man who dates a woman while still living with his boyfriend seems to have lost little of its farcical appeal. Stage West revives the show Sat thru Sep 28 at 821 W Vickery Av, FW. Tickets are $15-39. Call 817-784-9378.
MON ▪ 25
Whovians have multiple chances to catch the Doctor Who Season Premiere today, as movie theaters will broadcast it at three different times. We like Peter Capaldi as the new Who, but we think there’s something strange in the Whoniverse when the doctor keeps being reincarnated as a white guy. The broadcast is at midnight, 7pm, and 9:30pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $9.50-10.50. Call 818-761-6100l.
TUE ▪ 26
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s star has dimmed somewhat since he accepted the vice-presidential slot on Mitt Romney’s failed ticket, but the congressman from Wisconsin still has hopes for the White House in 2016. He’ll address those when he signs copies of his latest book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea, at 4pm at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Overton Ridge Rd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-346-2368.