Wed 15 – Dixie Longate’s previous party at McDavid Studio was so successful that she has returned for an encore of Dixie’s Tupperware Party. A one-woman show about an Alabama housewife who bills herself as the world’s greatest saleswoman of plastic food containers and tells funny stories about her life, the party runs thru May 3 at 301 E 5th St, FW. Tickets are $40. Call 817-212-4280.
Thurs 16 – Italian guest conductor Gabriel Pezone takes the podium with Symphony Arlington for its concert this month. The ensemble will play Kabalevsky’s bombastic Romeo and Juliet and Louis Hérold’s Zampa Overture, which you may have heard in cartoons. Meanwhile, LeeAnne Thompson is the soloist for Lowell Liebermann’s clever, small-scale Flute Concerto. The concert is at 7:30pm at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N Center St, Arlington. Tickets are $16.50-46.50. Call 817-385-4084.
Fri 17 – This weekend features the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, and while a show like that is grist for the Music page, there are plenty of ancillary events around it to choose from. The ACM Party for a Cause runs two days at Globe Life Park, and it offers live music, archery events, a checkers tournament, and kids’ activities. The good times are today thru Sat at 1901 Rd to Six Flags, Arlington. Admission is $50.
Sat 18 – Michael Lee Band and Poo Live Crew will be providing some of the tunes at the fifth annual Brewfest on Crockett, but the main attraction will be the beer, coming from as far away as Iceland. If that’s not enough, Panther Island Brewery will operate an infusion station to whip up some new flavors on the spot. The event runs 5-10pm on Crockett St between Foch and Norwood sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-810-9076.
Sun 19 – With the Brickworks Festival, you can attend outdoor events every day this weekend. Charla Corn and Brendon Preece provide some of the live music portion of this shindig, along with a 5K run, a San Jacinto Day parade, and a pie-eating contest featuring some of the city’s highest elected officials. The festival runs Fri-Sun at TownCenter Park, 405 Municipal Dr, Kennedale. Admission is free. Call 817-985-2104.
Mon 20 – It seems rather perverse to screen a movie called Friday on a Monday, but that’s what Fathom Events is doing to mark the 20th anniversary of this much-loved marijuana-laced comedy that launched the acting careers of Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. The movie screens at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
Tues 21 – A whole generation now knows Laurie Simmons as Lena Dunham’s mother and sometime co-star, but museumgoers know her as a photographer who makes gender statements out of her works involving dolls and dollhouse furniture. To close out this season of Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, she’ll discuss her work at 7pm at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-9215.