Wednesday 11 – The novelist Darin Bradley has won raves for his novel Chimpanzee, the second in a series set in a dystopian near-future America where student loan officers punish defaulters by repossessing their brains. The book takes its title from a social protest movement involving people wearing monkey masks. The author will read from his book at 7pm at UNT’s Willis Library, 1506 W Highland St, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-369-5981.
Thursday 12 – It’s all about Spain when Pepe Romero comes to town courtesy of the Allegro Guitar Series. The native of Málaga will play a program consisting entirely of Spanish composers, with Francisco Tárrega’s Fantasia on Themes from La Traviata being the closest thing to a non-Iberian item on the bill. The concert is at 7:30pm at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $75. Call 817-498-0363.
Friday 13 – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is set during the Christmas season, but Adam Adolfo has an idea that makes the play fit for this time of year. His adaptation moves the setting to Rio during Carnival season and uses contemporary Latin-flavored songs to put the story forward. The play runs today thru Mar 1 at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N Main St, FW. Tickets are $12-16. Call 817-624-8333.
Saturday 14 – It’s Fifty Shades of Grey weekend at the movie theaters, and even Hangman’s House of Horrors is getting in on the action. Fifty Shades of Fear is a twist on the usual haunted house in that you’ll be blindfolded and led through the attraction. The fun is taking place on Hangman’s new grounds, so this will be a great chance to, uh, not see the property. The haunted house runs 7pm-midnight Fri-Sat at 4400 Blue Mound Rd, FW. Tickets are $25-35. Call 817-336-4264.
Sunday 15 – A composer always has to be careful writing for a classical guitar and an orchestra, because an acoustic guitar doesn’t project sound like a piano or a violin, so it can easily be overwhelmed by a large ensemble behind it. Something to remember when taking in Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s performance this week of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, with Pablo Sáinz Villegas on guitar. The performances are Fri-today at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $25-85. Call 817-665-6000.
Monday 16 – An intriguing evening of chamber music beckons when Spectrum Chamber Music Series of Fort Worth convenes this evening. In addition to music by Bach and Beethoven, the performers will also play Tchaikovsky’s brooding “Meditation” and two items from Detroit composer Paul Schoenfield’s Souvenirs for Violin and Piano, the entrancingly un-Latin “Tango,” and the strikingly evocative “Tin Pan Alley.” The concert is at 7pm at First United Methodist Church, 800 W 5th St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-377-0688.
Tuesday 17 – Christopher Wheeldon won rave reviews in Britain for his ballet version of The Winter’s Tale, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s puzzling play that did remarkable work in translating the Bard’s use of language into dance terms and telling the story of a king driven insane by jealousy. You can see this work when the Royal Ballet’s performance is broadcast at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-18. Call 818-761-6100.