WED ▪ 10
Every week through early December, TCU professor Mark Thistlethwaite will lecture on the appearance, meaning, and importance of water and water-related issues in American art at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. His second talk, Water –– A Fluid Element in History Painting, is 3-4pm today. Admission is free. Call 817-738-1933.
THU ▪ 11
The largest wine festival in the Southwest, the 28th Annual GrapeFest features live entertainment and family-friendly fun –– in addition, of course, to lots of vino –– today through Sunday on Main Street in Historic Grapevine. Along with the GrapeFest Golf Classic, Tennis Classic, Italian CarFest, and KidsWorld, there’ll also be the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the country. Admission varies from free to $8. Call 817-457-6338.
FRI ▪ 12
It seems like forever since Telegraph Canyon’s groundbreaking sophomore album, The Tide and The Current, came out –– it’s actually been five years –– but the Fort Worth Americana band has just left the studio with a new album in the can. New Telegraph tunes await at Friday on the Green, with Fort Worth alt-country rockers Patriot and Dallas’ Salim Nourallah, 7pm at Magnolia Green Park, 1100 Lipscomb St, FW. Admission is free.
SAT ▪ 13
Dave “Tiki Dave” Mayer will provide the tiki bar and refreshments, soulful singer-songwriter Leon Bridges will provide the tunes, and eight underground artists, including Erin Margaret Alison Rambo, Sierra Dufault, and Raul Rodriguez, will provide the visuals at 6pm at 2744 Ryan Av, FW. Admission to this house party called 16 Frames is free, but bring some foldin’ money for donations and tips.
SUN ▪ 14
A day after the Hispanic Heritage Month Parade, it’s the 2014 Latin Fest. Featuring food, arts and crafts, and live performances by Latin Express, the Fender Benders, Spanish Fly, Nuevo Valor, Elyssia Marie y Senal, and more, the event is 1-10:30pm downtown in front of the Fort Worth Convention Center. Admission is free. Call 817-710-9305.
MON ▪ 15
Fort Worth proto-punks War Party and Dallas’ Sealion return from a co-headlining West Coast tour to share the makeshift stage at The Boiled Owl Tavern, 909 W Magnolia Av, FW, with San Francisco’s Couches. A surprise special guest is also on tap. The music gets going at 8pm. Admission is free. Call 817-920-9616.
TUE ▪ 16
We’ve been huge Gillian Anderson fans ever since we watched The X-Files back in the 1990s, and now we can see her take on one of the great roles in American theater when she plays Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, opposite Ben Foster as Stanley. The broadcast from London’s Young Vic Theatre is at 7pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.