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Laura West’s photograph of a trick rider at the 2001 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is part of That Day: Laura West at the Amon Carter Museum.

Wed 9 – The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s new IMAX film D-Day: Normandy 1944 opened last week, but we didn’t have the space to talk about it in last week’s issue. Today, though, is a perfect time to check out the 40-minute presentation about the historic landing on the beaches of France that was a pivotal point in World War II. The film runs thru Dec 31 at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $6-7. Call 817-255-9300.

 

Thur 10 – At a time when Republican candidates for president are talking about “anchor babies,” now is a good time to see Underwater Dreams, a documentary about the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants who wound up beating MIT students in a competition to build an underwater robot. Part of the Movies That Matter series, the film screens at 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call 817-738-9215.

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Fri 11 – Laughing at vapid celebrity autobiographies isn’t our cup of tea, but if it’s yours, you should head to Amphibian Stage Productions for Super Star Memoirs, a series of dramatic readings from books by the likes of David Hasselhoff, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber. We can’t help but think Donald Trump will find a way in there, too. The show runs Thu-Sun at 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $15-20. Call 817-923-3012.

 

Sat 12 – It’s not just the galleries that have opened new exhibits. The Amon Carter Museum also has two new shows for your edification. That Day: Laura Wilson features photographs of the rural American West from the last few decades, while Tales from the American West boasts older works of art collected by Trevor Rees-Jones. That Day runs thru Feb 14, while Tales from the American West runs thru Feb 21 at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-1933.

 

Sun 13 – Something more important than a new NFL season kicks off this evening at AT&T Stadium when the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants. It’s the battle of NFL quarterbacks who made DirecTV commercials in the offseason! Will Artsy Craftsy Tony Romo prevail over Bad Comedian Eli Manning? Find out at 7:30pm at 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $75-500. Call 800-745-3000.

 

Mon 14 – From its humble beginnings as a podcast, The Nerdist has grown into a multimedia empire. Now it’s getting into the movie distribution game with The Hive, a zombie-virus horror movie that played at Fantastic Fest a few months ago and got a thumbs-up from James Gunn himself. The movie premieres at 7:30pm at various theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 818-761-6100.

 

Tue 15 – Treat yourself to a luxurious meal while helping out a good cause at Harvesting Hope, the second annual fund-raiser for the Hope Center for Autism. Food prepared by chefs from four local restaurants will be paired with the appropriate wines, with the proceeds going toward research and care to recover children afflicted with this condition. The event is at 6pm at Marquis on Magnolia, 1227 Magnolia Av, FW. Tickets are $60. Call 817-560-1139.

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