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Trey West, Shannon Garcia, and Ben Phillips live it up in the south of France in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Wed 26 – If you’re missing Schubert as one of the FWSO’s Classical Masters (see: sidebar), you can come to UNT, whose music school kicks off another semester with pianist Gustavo Romero. He’ll be playing Schubert’s piano music alongside that of Berg, Schönberg, and Webern, to demonstrate the affinities between these two widely divergent schools of composing that sprung up in Vienna centuries apart. The performances are 8pm today thru Sat at UNT Music Bldg, 415 Av C, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-369-7802.

 

Thur 27 – M.L. Stedman’s 2012 debut novel The Light Between Oceans is set to be adapted into a movie starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, but before that comes out, you can go to the Ladies’ Night Out Discussion Group and discuss this tale of a shell-shocked Australian war veteran who adopts a foundling baby. The talk is at 7pm at 4801 Overton Ridge Rd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-346-2368.

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Fri 28 – This is the last weekend to catch Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The 2005 musical about con artists on the French Riviera, which closes the troupe’s season, was revived in London last year to general acclaim. The show runs thru Sun at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-19. Call 817-811-4111.

 

Sat 29 – No word on exactly what Fire & Desire is about other than a dissatisfied marriage, but this collectively produced play (which is also a short film project) is being put on by Headline Mentors & Performing Arts, an organization that aims to use the arts as a way of improving the lot of the underprivileged and at risk. The play goes on at 2pm and 7pm at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $10-25. Call 817-923-1741.

 

Sun 30 – Despite the name of their species, green iguanas come in a wide variety of colors, including lavender, pink, and rainbow. Maybe you’ll find one of those brilliantly hued lizards at the North American Reptile Breeders Conference, Sat-Sun at Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. Admission is $8-15. Call 708-932-8044.

 

Mon 31 – Jubilee Theatre gets into the spoken-word game with an open-mic night. Artists like JuNene K. and Christopher Piper will perform their own work, but the general public is invited to sign up as well. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Moncrief Cancer Institute, which is a good reason to come out on a Monday night. The event starts at 7pm at 506 Main St, FW. The suggested donation is $10, but more would be welcome. Call 817-338-4411.

 

Tue 1 – Get a discount on Texas draft beers (with the purchase of an appetizer) and hear the engaging country-music stylings of Josh Ferrell during Whiskey and Rye’s Texas Tuesday, a promotion that the hotel bar ordinarily runs on the first Tuesday of the month but which will be running every Tuesday this September. The music starts at 5pm at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1400 Houston St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-350-4105.

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