Wed 22 – If you have a daughter under the age of 13, she’s probably already dragging you to the Sundance Square screening of Frozen. If you don’t, this outdoor showing of the animated musical and its wintry setting will probably serve to counteract the blistering summer heat. Maybe an icy drink from one of the surrounding establishments will help with that, too. The movie starts at 9pm at 7th & Main sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-5700.
Thur 23 – The Asian Film Festival of Dallas winds down today, so there’s still time to catch Takeshi Kitano’s seminal thriller Violent Cop, Kim Sung-ho’s kiddie comedy How to Steal a Dog, and July Jung’s adults-only drama A Girl at My Door, which serves as the festival’s closing-night film. The fest runs thru today at Angelika Film Center, 5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas. Tickets are $5-129. Call 214-620-0085.
Fri 24 – Even though Fort Worth Vaqueros lost the first leg of the Trinity River Cup playoff to Dallas City FC, the tie-breaker is goals scored on the road, and the locals tallied two in Dallas. That means they’ll be carrying a significant advantage into the second and deciding game here, where a 1-0 or 2-1 win will mean that they win their first-ever trophy. The game kicks off at 7:30pm at Martin Field, 599 Collard St, FW. Tickets are $8. Call 817-200-7355.
Sat 25 – Before directing Ant-Man, Peyton Reed was best known for helming the film Bring It On. The stage adaptation Bring It On: The Musical features a whole different cast of characters from the movie, but it boasts original songs and death-defying cheerleading moves onstage. For one day only, CATS performs this show at 2:30pm and 7:30pm at 602 E South St, Arlington. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call 817-861-2287.
Sun 26 – Not many Broadway musicals succeed at drawing large African-American audiences, but The Color Purple has proved a shining exception. The adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel opened in New York City 10 years ago and hasn’t stopped touring since. This week, Jubilee Theatre puts it on, capping their season with one of the most ambitious things they’ve attempted in recent years. The show runs Fri thru Aug 23 at 506 Main St, FW. Tickets are $18-22. Call 817-338-4411.
Mon 27 – Horses named Athenitall, Metalicalexis, and Its Classified are scheduled to compete in the non-pro and limited non-pro competition of the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular today. The two-week event draws to a close soon, so get in to see this while it’s still here. The show continues through Aug 1 at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-244-6188.
Tues 28 – If you’ve always wanted to listen to podcasts but don’t know where to start, you might try hitting your local movie theater for Cast Party. This broadcast festival gives you a smorgasbord of the medium, from the philosophical Radiolab to the comedy stylings of With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus. The broadcast starts at 7:30pm at various movie theaters; check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $16-18. Call 818-761-6100.