George Takei talks about his colorful life and career at UNT, Monday.
George Takei talks about his colorful life and career at UNT, Monday.

WED ▪ 22

If you go into National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Medea expecting a play about a large black man in drag as an old woman, you’re in for quite a nasty shock. Helen McCrory stars in the production of Euripides’ drama about a wife who takes the most horrible revenge possible on the husband who leaves her. The broadcast is at 2pm & 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $12-20. Call 817-923-3012.


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THU ▪ 23

Spain, Italy, and Brazil are known as hotbeds of classical guitar music, but Bosnia-Herzegovina isn’t so much. Denis Azabagic aims to change that when he comes here as part of the Allegro Guitar Series. Among the items on his program will be Café Pieces by fellow Bosnian Vojislav Ivanovic and Blues and Seven Variations by the Serbian-American Dusan Bogdanovic. The concert is at 7:30pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $35. Call 817-498-0363.


FRI ▪ 24

You may have thought that Hip Pocket Theatre’s season was over, but the troupe has one last treat for us before they pack it in for the winter. The Hip Film Fest with Memaw and Her Spam Surprise showcases the world premiere of three films that Johnny Simons made in the mid-1980s, including a story about Tarzan as an old man and an adaptation of Zane Grey’s Riders of the Purple Sage. The festival runs today thru Sun at 1950 Silver Creek Dr, FW. Tickets are $20. Call 817-246-9775.


SAT ▪ 25

We’re not entirely sure how a Halloween burlesque show goes, but now that the Halloween costume business seems intent on making women wear as little clothing as possible, The Velvet Kittens may very well look downright modest when they put on Spellbound Frightacular at 8pm at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Av, FW. Tickets are $15. Call 817-923-9500.


SUN ▪ 26

Spurred by the success of the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcasts in movie theaters, Fathom Events now brings the Bolshoi Ballet’s performances to our screens as well. They start this season with The Legend of Love, Yuri Grigorovich’s setting of a fable about an Arabian queen who disfigures herself to save her sister’s life. The performance is at noon at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-18. Call 818-761-6100.


MON ▪ 27

Oh, myyy! Actor, gay rights activist, Asian-American rights activist, and poster of funny things on the internet George Takei will be at UNT to give a talk about his remarkable life and career as part of the university’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is at 8pm at UNT Coliseum, 600 Av D, Denton. Tickets are $10-15. Call 940-565-3355.


TUE ▪ 28

Gerald Lund ascended to the highest level of leadership in the Mormon Church, but before that, he wrote his novel The Freedom Factor for the 200th anniversary of the United States Constitution in 1987. Now Artisan Center Theater is putting on the world premiere of the stage adaptation of that book, imagining an America where the Constitution was never ratified. The show runs thru Nov 8 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $9-20. Call 817-284-1200.