Wed 25 – In one way, Alfred Hitchcock’s entire filmography was about the pleasures and perils of voyeurism, and nowhere was that more starkly illustrated than in his 1954 masterpiece Rear Window, about a wheelchair-confined photographer who stares out his apartment window and sees evidence that his neighbor is a killer. You can watch this film on the big screen at 2pm and 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for venues. Tickets are $7.40-9.65. Call 818-761-6100.
Thur 26 – Band geeks will want to turn out when Dennis Fisher conducts the UNT Symphonic Band at Winspear Hall. The program includes Carl Friedemann’s mischievous and lilting Slavonic Rhapsody and William Schuman’s George Washington Bridge, a monumental work that can be thrilling in the right hands. The concert is at 8pm at 2100 I-35, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7802.
Fri 27 – After a successful debut last year, the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival returns for another go-around. It’ll be four glorious days of wine and beer tastings, a barbecue event at Billy Bob’s, a burger extravaganza at Heart of the Ranch, a family event at Coyote Drive-In, and an event that features desserts and cocktails made with whiskey. The festival runs Thu-Sun at various locations. Check Calendar for addresses and prices.
Sat 28 – You won’t want to miss Wildcatter Exchange, the three-day festival of music, literature, and art that features food trucks, a screening from Endeavor Cinema, a chocolate-themed fashion show, and appearances by Weekly writers past and present, including Gayle Reaves and Jeff Prince. The exchange runs Fri-Sun at various venues on the Near Southside. Check Calendar for locations. Admission is free. Call 817-292-8504.
Sun 29- Nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Timbuktu was supposed to be filmed in Mali, but after conditions there became too dangerous, it was shot in the neighboring country of Mauritania. The movie is about Islamic jihadis taking over a city and doesn’t stint on their cruelty, but it also cuts that with gorgeous visuals and absurd humor, like the sight of boys playing soccer without a ball after the sport is outlawed. The movie runs Fri-Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.
Mon 30 – Tonight the Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble makes good on their concert from last month that was canceled due to the wintry weather. The program includes Reinhold Glière’s Valse Triste, a two-piano piece that will sound familiar to fans of the composer’s contemporary Rachmaninov, as well as a Divertimento for Horn and Piano by the unfailingly cheerful Jean Françaix. The concert is at 7:30pm at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Ln, FW. Admission is $5-10. Call 817-377-0688.
Tues 31 – One of the most important photographers working today, Philip-Lorca diCorcia blurs the line between documentary and staged photos, and he became notorious early in his career for using strippers and male prostitutes as his models. He’ll discuss his career as part of Tuesday Evenings at the Modern at 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-9215.