Wed 13 – During last summer’s World Cup in Brazil, bartenders there made variations of the caipirinha using ingredients from the various countries involved (sake, vodka, Campari, Steinhäger). You can enjoy the combination of Brazil’s national drink and national sport at Caipirinhas & Cleats. This preview of the Fort Worth Vaqueros’ first home game of the season (Saturday) is at 6:30pm at Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse, 2932 Crockett St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-200-7355.
Thur 14 – There have been plenty of stage productions of Driving Miss Daisy, but the one on Broadway is different, because Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones are starring in it. The star power is why it’s being broadcast in scattered movie theaters in the area, so you can compare these heavyweights to the actors of the 1989 film. The event is at 7:30pm at Regal Fossil Creek, 6100 N Fwy, FW, and AMC Parks at Arlington, 3861 S Cooper St, Arlington. Tickets are $18. Call 818-761-6100.
Fri 15 – This just sounds like fun and a half. In honor of the Pitch Perfect sequel opening today, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will host a sing-along screening of the original Pitch Perfect. It will be held not in the auditorium but in the café, where you will be able to order drinks and refreshments before and during the film. The screening is at 10pm at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.
Sat 16 – Artes de la Rosa doesn’t usually stage plays as mainstream as Man of La Mancha, but this year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of the musical adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. A properly metafictional take on a novel that frequently comments on its own status as a piece of literature, the show features numbers like “I’m Only Thinking of Him” and the celebrated “The Impossible Dream.” The play runs Fri-May 31 at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N Main St, FW. Tickets are $12-16. Call 817-624-8333.
Sun 17 – Of the great flowering of Mexican arts in the early 20th century, Silvestre Revueltas was one of its tragic figures, a composer who died at age 40 due to complications from alcoholism. He left behind a small body of raucous, sensual, wildly colorful works. Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs his La noche de los mayas, a percussion-heavy score from a 1934 film that would be completely forgotten today if not for his music, Fri thru today at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $20-85. Call 817-665-6000.
Mon 18 – There are some 53 million Latinos in America, and Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio’s one-man show 53 Million and One aims to capture a wide picture of their experience through his own personal story as a boy in rural Mexico who eventually grew up to be a successful real estate developer in California. His show plays at 7pm at Stage West, 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $22. Call 858-622-9046.
Tues 19 – The Amon Carter Museum of American Art doesn’t often devote a show to a single painting, but then not many of its paintings are 130 square feet. The mural-sized Rousseauvian painting by Esther Pearl Watson is called Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek (its actual title is much longer), and it depicts the countryside outside Comanche, Texas, where her grandfather owned a cattle ranch and operated the local radio station. The painting is on display today thru May 30, 2016 at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-1933.