WED ▪ 24
What’s better than horses? How about horses and guns? The American Miniature Horse Association’s World Championship Show comes to Will Rogers Memorial Center this week, but separately there’s also the MSA Mounted Shooting World Championship, a four-day competition with contestants on horseback trying to hit targets with pistols, rifles, and shotguns. The event runs today thru Sun at 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-392-7469.
THU ▪ 25
A miserable season for the Texas Rangers winds down this week, but there remains the chance to spoil the playoff chances for the Oakland A’s, who are the Rangers’ last regular-season opponents, as well as a chance to look toward 2015 and a brighter future. The series runs today thru Sun at Globe Life Park, 1901 Rd to Six Flags, Arlington. Tickets are $11-150. Call 817-273-5100.
FRI ▪ 26
Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play The Brothers Size debuted in New York and London seven years ago but only now is coming to Texas. Written as a school assignment and based on an ancient myth of the Yoruba people in Nigeria, this magic-realist play is about an ex-convict who comes home to his disapproving brother in the Louisiana bayou. Jubilee Theatre begins its season with this play, which runs tonight thru Oct 26 at 506 Main St, FW. Tickets are $18-22. Call 817-338-4411.
SAT ▪ 27
Two days before he performs a prestigious recital in New York, Korean baritone Kang Joo-won returns to the venue where he won this year’s McCammon Voice Competition. He’ll sing Gerald Finzi’s Let Us Garlands Bring, the British composer’s settings of various songs from Shakespeare plays, as well as three songs by Korean composers at 2pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $25. Call 817-731-0726.
SUN ▪ 28
Convinced that the Native Americans were “a vanishing race,” the painter George Catlin set out for Indian territory in 1830 and spent the rest of his career executing sympathetic portraits of people in the various tribes. This week, the Sid Richardson Museum opens an exhibit called Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West, showcasing paintings from his later career. The show runs Thu thru May 31 at 309 Main St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-6554.
MON ▪ 29
A star-studded film version of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods hits theaters this holiday season, but you don’t have to wait that long to see his musical based on classic fairy tales. Instead, you can prepare for it by seeing Into the Woods Jr., a production performed by Artisan Center Theater’s children’s theater arm thru Oct 11 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $5-10. Call 817-284-1200.
TUE ▪ 30
Kang Joo-won (see: Saturday blurb) isn’t the only musical prize-winner to return to Fort Worth this week. Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist Beatrice Rana takes Bass Hall’s stage once again to perform a recital highlighted by Chopin’s Second Piano Sonata (with its famous funeral march) and Prokofiev’s wild and spiky Sixth Sonata. The concert, which will be webcast, kicks off the Cliburn’s concert series at 7:30pm at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $20-90. Call 817-212-4280.