WED ▪ 29
There will be a Spanish flavor when UNT Concert Orchestra gathers for its performance this evening. Clay Couturiaux will conduct Manuel de Falla’s Suite No. 2 from his ballet The Three-Cornered Hat and Chabrier’s España, a rhapsody by a French composer about his country’s neighbor. Jeff Bradetich will play Andrés Martín’s Double Bass Concerto, a showpiece for an instrument that’s rarely in the spotlight. The concert is 8pm at Winspear Hall, 2100 I-35, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7602.
THU ▪ 30
This week’s installment of TCU’s Film Television and Digital Media Film Series goes to a different place. Instead of screening at the Moudy Building as usual, it will move across the street to University Christian Church to show the 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera, with Lon Chaney as a terrifying phantom, at 7pm at 2720 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7630.
FRI ▪ 31
Zombie surfers, creatures from black lagoons, maybe even reanimated Nazi submariners –– dress up as any of them or more for prizes (and just for fun) as part of Where House of the Black Lagoon. Local indie-rockers Son of Stan, Sealion, Vicious Firs, and others will provide the soundtrack to this beach-horror-themed Halloween party that starts at 9pm at The Where House, 2510 Hemphill St, FW. Cover is $15. Call 817-913-7777.
SAT ▪ 1
There are dueling Día de los Muertos events going on today, but their staggered start times allow you to attend both if you wish. One, featuring arts and crafts, music, and dance, runs 4-8pm at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Av, FW. The other, which has all that and a parade as well, is 7-10pm at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N Main St, FW. Admission to both is free. Call 817-923-9500 or 817-624-8333.
SUN ▪ 2
Another NASCAR season reaches crunch time at Texas Motor Speedway, and for once Jimmie Johnson isn’t in the running for the Sprint Cup. Who will be eliminated and who will have the inside track for the championship? We’ll find out at the AAA 500. The green flag waves at 2pm at 3545 Lone Star Cir, FW. Tickets are $30-150. Call 817-215-8500.
MON ▪ 3
The title of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s current traveling exhibit 2theXtreme: Math Alive! seems to be overcompensating, but it teaches kids about how math interacts with fashion, music, sports, and video games, among other things. The show runs thru Jan 4 at 2201 N Field St, Dallas. Tickets are $10-15. Call 214-426-5555.
TUE ▪ 4
The Mystery Science Theater guys take on the 1997 movie Anaconda, an unintentionally hilarious thriller that’s worth seeing just for Jon Voight’s hamming as the South American villain (“Thees reever can keel you in a thousand ways!”) and the shot from inside the giant snake as it prepares to eat somebody whole. The movie screens at 7pm Thu & Tue at various theaters; check Calendar for show times. Call 818-761-6100.