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Dancer LeAnn Benjamin performs in a hallowed museum’s exhibition space in National Gallery at the Modern. See Friday.
Dancer LeAnn Benjamin performs in a hallowed museum’s exhibition space in National Gallery at the Modern. See Friday.

WED ▪ 7

Much like their male counterparts, the TCU women’s basketball team is prospering this year. Unfortunately, so is everybody else in the Big 12, so even though the Lady Frogs are 8-4 at this writing, they’re near the bottom of the standings. However, conference play will soon sort out the contenders from the cupcakes, and that starts when TCU takes on Iowa State at 7pm at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd, FW. Tickets are $5-10. Call 817-257-7967.

 

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THU ▪ 8

We already wrote up the ESPN College GameDay broadcasts from Sundance Square last week, but we’re doing it again now for the benefit of visitors who’ve arrived in town for the big game (see Monday blurb). Check out our dining guide (see Eats, page 22) and nightlife guide (see Last Call, page 28) to help make your stay in Fort Worth more enjoyable. The broadcasts run thru Mon at 4th & Main sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-5700.

 

FRI ▪ 9

Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery played at the Lone Star Film Festival last November, but if you missed it, now’s your chance to see this movie that made Fort Worth Weekly’s list of the best of the year. The Modern screens this thrilling account of the inner workings of the London museum today thru Sun at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.

 

SAT ▪ 10

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon makes one of her periodic visits to Fort Worth for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s performance of her Percussion Concerto. The colorful, hard-driving, Grammy-winning work will be performed by the soloist it was written for, Colin Currie. The concerts are Fri-Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $35-85. Call 817-665-6000.

 

SUN ▪ 11

A movie that inspired thousands of little girls to dance, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Red Shoes is much a product of its time (1948) in regards to its views on what women want and should do, but it’s still a splendid visual work bursting with color. The movie screens at 2pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.

 

MON ▪ 12

Looks like the South no longer owns college football. The National College Football Playoff Championship pits the resurgent Midwestern power Ohio State against Heisman-winning Marcus Mariota and the West Coast juggernauts from Oregon. This battle of two explosive offenses promises to inaugurate the new championship determining system in grand style. The game kicks off at 7pm at AT&T Stadium, 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $450-650. Call 800-745-3000.

 

TUE ▪ 13

If the old masters on display in National Gallery (see: Friday blurb) aren’t your cup of tea, perhaps you’d prefer Matisse. Phil Grabsky’s documentary takes you inside the Tate Modern’s exhibit of the great French artist’s late works, when he cut shapes out of colored paper to create large-scale works, a medium he came to prefer over painting. The broadcast is at 7pm at Cinemark Ridgmar, 1888 Green Oaks Rd, FW, and AMC Parks at Arlington, 3861 S Cooper St, Arlington. Tickets are $12.50. Call 817-566-0025 or 817-505-4519.

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