WED ▪ 10
Why do we need a 3D film to appreciate art that was painted on flat surfaces? We don’t know, but The Vatican Museums 3D intends to give a guided tour of the institution for the benefit of people who can’t make it to Rome. Despite the movie’s shaky art history, it may be better (and will certainly be cheaper) than a coffee-table book. The film screens at 7pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
THU ▪ 11
Bobcat Goldthwait has now become a director of interesting, underappreciated movies like World’s Greatest Dad and Sleeping Dogs Lie, but he started out as a stand-up comic known for political satire and shockingly bizarre, scatological jokes delivered in his unique, strangled, high-pitched voice. He has mostly given up comedy, but he comes out of retirement every so often, and tonight you can see him at Hyena’s Comedy Club for a discount. He takes the stage at 8:30pm at 425 S Commerce St, FW. Admission is $5-10. Call 817-877-LAFF.
FRI ▪ 12
Jeff Goode’s The Eight: Reindeer Monologues debuted in 1994. Coming on the heels of the Clarence Thomas scandal, this play about Santa sexually harassing his reindeer was called “topical” at the time. We’ll see if there have been any changes to peg the show to current events. The play runs tonight thru Dec 21 at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Av, FW. Tickets are $15. Call 817-923-9500.
SAT ▪ 13
TCU football legend LaDainian Tomlinson returns to Fort Worth today to host L.T.’s Game-Changing Run, a 5K that includes a costume contest, free cocoa, and a screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which co-stars a 6-year-old Taylor Momsen, the future lead singer of the goth-metalcore band The Pretty Reckless. The event is at 7pm at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, FW. Registration is $10-25, spectator admission is $20. Call 817-207-0224.
SUN ▪ 14
Four years ago, Stolen Shakespeare Guild adapted Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the stage. Now, they’re doing the same thing with Emma, the novelist’s comedy about a busybody of a matchmaker who thinks she knows who’s best for everyone. It’s part of an intended series for the troupe — what will they do with Mansfield Park? The show runs Fri thru Dec 21 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-19. Call 866-811-4111.
MON ▪ 15
Lovers of anything homespun for the holidays, Artisan Center Theatre puts on Sanders Family Christmas this evening. It’s your last Monday to catch this show set in a North Carolina church just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into World War II. The play runs thru Dec 20 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $9-20. Call 817-284-9200.
TUE ▪ 16
There’s more counterprogramming at your local movie theater for all you balletomanes who don’t want another production of The Nutcracker (see sidebar). The Royal Opera House Ballet is broadcasting Christopher Wheeldon’s staging of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a setting of Lewis Carroll’s classic that received its premiere only three years ago. The broadcast is at 7pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-18. Call 818-761-6100.