Wed 5 – The die-hard anime fans won’t be found at just the Modern this week (see sidebar). Many of them will also be whetting their appetites with tonight’s broadcast of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection “F”. The saga’s 19th installment was the first Japanese film ever to be screened in IMAX 3D, and it will be shown multiple times, so you can easily fit it into your schedule. The film shows at 7pm today & Sat & Tue at multiple movie theaters; check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
Thu 6 – Rick Miller ended his performances of MacHomer three years ago, but if you’re in the overlap of theatergoers who like The Simpsons, fear not. Stage West puts on Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, a musical set in a post-apocalyptic world that studies the efforts of survivors to re-enact the show’s “Cape Feare” episode to suit their own needs in the decades after humanity almost goes extinct. The show runs today thru Sep 13 at 821 W Vickery St, FW. Tickets are $17-34. Call 817-784-9378.
Fri 7 – Broadway and country music have never exactly gone hand-in-hand, but Roger Miller and William Hauptman had a shining success with Big River, an adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn whose songs drew on bluegrass and country traditions to tell its story. Denton Community Theatre’s production runs today thru Aug 16 at Campus Theatre, 214 W Hickory St, Denton. Tickets are $11-17. Call 940-382-1915.
Sat 8 – Casa Mañana’s apprentice program gets its run out for the summer for one weekend only when it puts on Big Fish, a musical adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s novel and Tim Burton’s film about a Southern traveling salesman who tells his son fanciful tall tales about his childhood. The show runs Fri thru today at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $25-35. Call 817-332-2272.
Sun 9 – Theatre Arlington ends its season with Mama Won’t Fly, a farce by the team of Jones, Hope, and Wooten, about a woman trying to drive her air-travel-hating Southern belle of a mother from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. The show runs Aug 7-23 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $22. Call 817-275-7661.
Mon 10 – Somebody keep Walter Palmer away from Enchanted Kingdom, a nature documentary that details the splendors of the wildlife in Africa’s plains, deserts, rainforests, mountains, and oceans. And yes, that includes a segment on the lions. The whole thing is broadcast in 3D to give you the visuals in even starker detail. The broadcast is today thru Tue at various movie theaters; check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $18. Call 818-761-6100.
Tue 11 – Might want to keep that Minnesota dentist away from the Patriotic Circus March, too. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announces their annual stint in Fort Worth with their customary parade of clowns and circus animals, but they’ll also be raising awareness of veterans’ issues. If someone takes a shot at the circus’ lions, those vets might just shoot back. The march is 7-8pm at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1111 Houston St, FW. Admission is free.