Wed 11 – Old warhorses and new music alike will be spotlighted at UNT’s Concerto Concert, featuring the music department’s brightest soloists. They’ll be performing arias by Stravinsky and Donizetti, as well as works by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, but there will also be the likes of Chris Brubeck’s Bass Trombone Concerto and York Bowen’s Viola Concerto to give your ears new sensations. The concert is at 8pm at Winspear Hall, 2100 I-35, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7802.
Thurs 12 – Viola Davis is among those interviewed for D. Channsin Berry and Bill Duke’s 2011 documentary Dark Girls, which examines bias against dark skin both outside and inside the African-American community. This film screens as part of Fort Worth Library’s Movies That Matter series, but this month’s installment is moving over to the Modern Art Museum. The screening is at 7pm at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-871-7701.
Fri 13 – Purists will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday and damn the consequences, but if you’d rather get your green beer on and still have a full weekend to recover, then St. Patrick’s Day on Walnut is for you. The event includes a parade, costume contest, kids’ games, and live music by the likes of the Celtic band The Killdares. The event is 5-11pm at 100 Walnut St, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-535-8057.
Sat 14 – It’s highly unlikely that anyone will put on a show at UFC 185 that will rival what Ronda Rousey did last week. Still, this week’s action is headlined by lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defending his title against Brazilian challenger Rafael dos Anjos, plus a slate of undercard fights in case the main one is over in 14 seconds again. The broadcast is at 9pm at various movie theaters; check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
Sun 15 – Today’s your last chance to catch WaterTower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, and given the weather cancellations that hit last week, more of you might need the last chance to catch these one-act plays and cabaret acts. QLive is staging a piece about Leopold & Loeb, while Bedford’s Jen Dodd has a show called Melanchomedy: Funny Scenes About Sad Folks and Arlington’s Tori Scott performs I’ll Regret This Tomorrow. The festival runs thru today at 15650 Addison Rd, Addison. Tickets are $10. Call 972-450-6232.
Mon 16 – We know you’re out there, all you whale watchers who go googly-eyed at the sight of these majestic, intelligent, and freakin’ huge creatures of the sea. Now you can get closer than on any whale-watching tour, during the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s IMAX presentation Humpback Whales, which opened last week. The film runs indefinitely at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $6-7. Call 817-255-9300.
Tues 17 – If you’re a fan of the novelty shows at Bass Hall this week, you may have caught the Chinese dance show Shen Yun or Jason Petty’s Hank Williams tribute earlier. Tonight however, you can go to the dark side of the Moon for The Pink Floyd Experience, a laser light show coordinated to the music of the iconic British band. The show is at 7:30pm at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $44-66. Call 817-212-4280.