WED ▪ 15
Verdi’s original opera version of Macbeth had the Scottish usurper sing a final aria after being mortally wounded by Macduff, but eventually the composer decided that that was too silly and returned to Shakespeare’s conception, with Macbeth killed offstage. The encore broadcast of this opera (with Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth) kicks off another season of broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera. The show starts at 6:30pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $16-24.
THU ▪ 16
Well, you just knew a musical parody of The Lord of the Rings would hit the stage eventually, and Circle Theatre is obliging us with Fellowship! With enough contributing lyricists to march on Mordor, the show boasts a lounge-singer Balrog and gleefully tweaks everything from glam rock to Les Misérables. The musical runs today thru Nov 22 at 230 W 4th St, FW. Tickets are $10-30. Call 817-877-3040.
FRI ▪ 17
Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce is, as the British would say, exactly what it says on the tin. This 1975 play features an older couple and a young couple throwing a housewarming party for two other couples, only for the event to spiral out of control amid arguments and appearances of infidelity. Stage West’s production runs Thu thru Nov 16 at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $15-39. Call 817-784-9378.
SAT ▪ 18
Gender equality slowly but surely marches on at Xtreme Knockout this evening, where at least two of the bouts will feature women fighters. One of them, Amber Stautzenberger, is appearing for the first time on the same card with her new husband, Tristan Grimsley, giving new meaning to the term “battling couple.” The action starts at 7pm at The Gym, 921 W Mayfield Rd, Arlington. Tickets are $30-60.
SUN ▪ 19
There’s no surer bet for a blockbuster art show in Fort Worth than Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay, the new exhibit at the Kimbell. Just the names (Monet, van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Degas) connected with this show will be enough to draw flocks to the Piano Pavilion (3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW) today thru Jan 25. Tickets are $14-18. Call 817-332-8451.
MON ▪ 20
Spectrum Chamber Music Series of Fort Worth features a wide-ranging program this evening that includes a flute quintet by Andreas Romberg (a contemporary of Mozart’s) and a work for piano and oboe by contemporary composer Curt Cacioppo. The music starts at 7pm at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Ln, FW. Admission is $5-10. Call 817-377-0668.
TUE ▪ 21
Cacharel and Restaurant 506 at Sanford House are among the eateries taking part in Taste of Arlington, a charity fund-raiser benefitting Theatre Arlington and YMCA of Arlington, while The Improv offers up laughs to go with your free food and drinks. The event runs 5:30-9:30pm at Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Tickets are $40-60. Call 817-275-7661.