Wed 6 – For its incomprehensible plot, for its bargain-basement production values, and for its writer-director-star’s impenetrable accent, The Room has passed into lore as a bad movie. Now this 2003 epic gets the Mystery Science Theater treatment when RiffTrax Live: The Room airs at 7pm at various locations, with an encore on Tuesday night at select locations. Check Calendar for theaters. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
Thur 7 – You can see the finest fashions that Dillard’s can provide at Survivors in Style, the sixth annual fund-raiser for Cuisine for Healing. The clothes will be modeled by cancer survivors, and the proceeds will go toward providing food for patients who are too ill to prepare it themselves. The event is at 5:30pm at the Omni Hotel, 1300 Houston St, FW. Tickets are $65.
Fri 8 – Michael Milligan’s one-man show Mercy Killers has received mixed reviews, but the actor-author has received glowing ones for his performance as a flag-waving auto mechanic who’s bankrupted by his wife’s medical troubles. Amphibian Productions brings us this play (with Milligan as the star) just as overwhelming evidence is coming in that Obamacare is working as it should. The play runs Thu thru May 31 at 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $18-33. Call 817-923-3012.
Sat 9 – It’s been a long time away for cowboy cook Grady Spears (he doesn’t like to be called a “chef”), but he’s reopening a chicken-fried steak place in the Stockyards. In advance of that, he’ll appear at Farm Fresh Market in the Riverside district, preparing lunches from a mobile kitchen. The event, which also includes an art show, runs 10am-3pm at 2925 Race St, FW. Admission is free.
Sun 10 – Call your mother on Mother’s Day, or, if she’s in town, take her on a Mother’s Day Cruise of Lake Grapevine. The afternoon cruises are family-friendly events with poetry readings and face-paintings for the kids, while the evening cruises are for adults only, with alcoholic beverages and stand-up comedy. The cruises are noon-9pm at Silver Lake Marina, 2500 Fairway Dr, Grapevine. Tickets are $49.99-64.99. Call 972-514-4319.
Mon 11 – The son of a German actor, Benedikt Brydern started out as a violin prodigy and has since become a composer of soundtracks for films and even the odd video game. Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble will play his innovative string quintet Four Tango Postcards as part of their final concert of the spring, along with music by Mendelssohn, Gounod, and Piazzolla, at 7:30pm at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Ln, FW. Donations of $5-10 are suggested. Call 817-377-0688.
Tues 12 – Eugene Trivizas is a Greek sociologist who studies crime and crowds who helped change the way British police keep order at soccer games. However, he also wrote The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, a children’s book that creatively fractured the classic fairy tale. Artisan Children’s Theatre stages a musical version of his book Fri thru May 23 at Belaire Theater, 444 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $5-10. Call 817-283-1200.