WED ▪ 14
The country music TV program The Penny Gilley Show has been taping at Grapevine’s Palace Theater all this week. Tonight marks the final one, with headliner Jake Hooker joined by polka stylists Ted Lange and Mollie B and McKinney teenager Kristyn Harris. The show starts at noon and continues all the way to 8pm at 300 S Main St, Grapevine. Admission is free. Call 817-310-4100.
THU ▪ 15
There are more details available in our Stage feature (page 20), but it’s still worth spotlighting here. Van Cliburn Competition gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko will join the principal musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for an evening of chamber music featuring works by Brahms and Poulenc at 7pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $40. Call 817-665-6000.
FRI ▪ 16
It’s no fun either being or having a child with vision problems, but there’s some help available if you’re in either unfortunate situation. Kids Vision Fest 2015 sets down at TCC’s Trinity River Campus today. The event offers free eye exams and glasses to children ages 5-12 who qualify under federal poverty guidelines. Last year’s event was canceled; we hope that things go better this time. The event is 9am-3pm at 300 Trinity River Cir, FW. Admission is free.
SAT ▪ 17
Xtreme Knockout celebrates its fifth year of training and showcasing MMA fighters tonight with Five Years Strong, a full card of bouts with Muay Thai fighter Rashad Coulter, a Dallas native, battling for the heavyweight championship against East Texas’ experienced Josh Foster. The opening bell is at 7pm at XKO Combative Sports Arena, 921 W Mayfield Rd, Arlington. Tickets are $30-400.
SUN ▪ 18
One of the most widely performed French plays in history is Marc Camoletti’s Boeing-Boeing, a farce about a swinging bachelor in the swingin’ ’60s whose life is made harder by advances in air transportation that result in his three airline-stewardess fiancées (who don’t know about one another) all coming to town on the same weekend. Theatre Arlington’s production runs Fri thru Feb 1 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $22. Call 817-275-7661.
MON ▪ 19
In the wake of Ridley Scott’s Exodus movie comes Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, in which archeologist Timothy Mahoney looks for historical evidence to corroborate the events described in the second book of the Old Testament. The broadcast is at 7pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
TUE ▪ 20
If you disliked the recent movie adaptation of Annie, now would probably be a good time to hit Artisan Center Theater’s production of Annie Jr., a children’s-theater production of the musical with the original score and its references to President Franklin Roosevelt intact. The show runs Fri thru Feb 7 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $11-20. Call 817-284-1200.