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Ryan Page, Joshua Kumler, Brooke Verbois, and Greg Dulcie head down the Yellow Brick Road in Casa Mañana’s The Wizard of Oz.

Wed 29 – A pivotal event in the history of reggae music was the 1972 film The Harder They Come, in which Jimmy Cliff plays a Jamaican man trying to escape a life of crime for a life as a musician. The film helped popularize reggae in America and elsewhere, and a screening of it closes out KinoMonda’s season at 6:30pm at Sid Richardson Bldg, 2955 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7292.

 

Thur 30 – Play hooky from work for a good cause and join the fourth annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Artes de la Rosa. Your tax-deductible contribution will buy you a luncheon, 18 holes of golf, an awards dinner, and the chance to win various raffle prizes, not to mention the chance to support this local theater institution. The event starts at noon at The Golf Club at The Resort, 5700 Resort Blvd, FW. Registration is $95. Call 817-624-8333.

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Friday 31 – The 75th anniversary of the film version of The Wizard of Oz was last year, but you can still conjure up memories of Judy Garland and company combined with the magic of live theater in Casa Mañana’s production of its stage adaptation of the film, replete with all the beloved songs from the movie. The play runs thru May 10 at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $16-35. Call 817-332-2272.

 

Sat 1 – The Modern’s Roger Corman retrospective ends this afternoon with a masterpiece by his protégé, John Sayles, the 1996 epic Lone Star, which starts with the murder of a Texas sheriff and spreads into a panoramic portrait of the multiracial community that fell under his reign of terror. Watch for a then-unknown Matthew McConaughey in a small but key role. The film screens at 2pm at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $5-7. Call 817-732-8451.

 

Sun 2 – Given everything that happened last season, the NFL will want to wash the bad taste out of football fans’ mouths, so Taste of the NFL is happening at AT&T Stadium. This fund-raiser for North Texas Food Bank features appearances by current and former Dallas Cowboys, live music by The Rusty Brothers, and food served up by the best local chefs. The event is at 6pm at 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $150. Call 214-330-1396.

 

Mon 3 – Supposedly Shakespeare wrote The Merry Wives of Windsor after Queen Elizabeth I requested him to revive Falstaff, the powerful comic relief and life-force figure of his Henry IV plays, in his own comedy vehicle. A staged reading of the play concludes Shakespeare Dallas’ season, and it takes place Sun thru today at Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St, Dallas. Admission is $10. Call 214-327-4001.

 

Tues 4 – Sir Frederick Ashton created some of the greatest choreography in his storied career in 1960 when he restaged La fille mal gardée (literally, “the poorly guarded girl”). The piece had been around since the 18th century, but Ashton used a little-known score by Louis-Ferdinand Hérold to create his comic masterpiece. The Royal Ballet’s broadcast, which ends its season, takes place at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $16-18. Call 818-761-6100.

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