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An avalanche gets too close for comfort to a ski resort in Force Majeure, at the Modern. See Friday.
An avalanche gets too close for comfort to a ski resort in Force Majeure, at the Modern. See Friday.

WED ▪ 26

The Italian composer Gioachino Rossini was constantly misspelling his own first name. He wasn’t very good at reading and writing, but he was excellent at composing coruscating comic operas, and he did it all before he retired at age 37 to devote his life to dining at the best restaurants in Europe. You can see his genius in his bubbling masterpiece The Barber of Seville. The Met’s encore broadcast is at 6:30pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-24. Call 818-761-6100.

 

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THU ▪ 27

The battle for control of the NFC East comes to a head this Thanksgiving when the Philadelphia Eagles come to town to take on the Cowboys. Despite their shellacking by Green Bay two weeks ago, the Eagles still possess a formidable defense, though questions remain for them at the quarterback position. The eyes of a turkey-fed nation will be on this game. Kickoff is at 3:30pm at AT&T Stadium, 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $75-500. Call 800-745-3000.

 

FRI ▪ 28

A juicy story done up in a minimalist style, Force Majeure is about a Swedish family that threatens to unravel when the father (Johannes Bah Kuhnke) momentarily panics during what only looks like a dangerous avalanche at a French ski resort. The scenery of the French Alps is juxtaposed nicely with the snippy family drama going on in the luxurious resort hotel. The film screens today thru Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.

 

SAT ▪ 29

Anyone dealing with troublesome holiday guests will probably relate to Runway Theatre’s production of The Man Who Came to Dinner, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s comedy about a prickly, witty New York radio host (a character based on the playwrights’ friend Alexander Woollcott) who breaks his leg while attending a house party in Ohio and ends up monopolizing the house. The play runs Fri thru Dec 14 at 215 N Dooley St, Grapevine. Tickets are $12-15. Call 817-488-4842.

 

SUN ▪ 30

For every runner who registers for the Woodshed Smokehouse Hunger Run, the restaurant will donate a turkey to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. All the turkeys will come in handy when Christmas rolls around, but there’s never a bad time to donate to such a worthy cause. The run starts at 4:30pm at 3201 Riverfront Dr, FW. Registration is $10-25. Call 817-877-4545.

 

MON ▪ 1

Today is the 25th annual Day With(out) Art, launched in 1989 to commemorate the victims of AIDS. To mark the anniversary, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts is screening seven short films commissioned by the arts organization Visual AIDS 5-7pm at 2900 W Berry St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-2588.

 

TUE ▪ 2

And Handel shall reign forever and ever! Early December means it’s time once again for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to perform his Messiah. Where the trend has largely been for orchestras to stick to the smaller ensemble that Handel wrote for, FWSO continues to perform the oratorio with the orchestra’s full resources. The concert is at 7:30pm at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $25-75. Call 817-665-6000.

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