Wed 13 – Coriolanus presents a difficult problem, having as its hero a great military leader who stumbles when he tries to go into peacetime politics because of his contempt for the people. Tom Hiddleston tackles this difficult role in National Theatre Live’s broadcast at 2pm & 7pm today and 1pm Sat at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $12-20. Call 817-923-3012.
Thu 14 – Unusually, Artisan Center Theater is running two shows for adults concurrently, with its children’s theater production set to open next week as well. The second show is The Tumbleweed Roundup, a country and gospel music revue whose cast of performers will rotate from weekend to weekend throughout the run, thru Jan 30 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $9-18. Call 817-284-1200.
Fri 15 – It’s all about Czech chamber music this evening when Van Cliburn winner Vadym Kholodenko joins a small group of string players from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to perform Dvorák’s Piano Quintet, as well as Janácek’s Violin Sonata and Pohádka (which translates as “fairy tale”) at 7:30pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $40. Call 817-665-6000.
Sat 16 – Martin Luther King Day isn’t until Monday, but The Dock Bookshop is getting ahead of the game with the New Year New You Celebration, a festival with family activities, poetry, seminars, book clubs, and an appearance by Dr. Marcus King. The event runs Thu-Mon at 6637 Meadowbrook Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-457-5700.
Sun 17 – From now until June, Fort Worth is celebrating Lonesome Dove, the landmark 1989 TV miniseries adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel. This weekend marks the beginning of that with Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story. The exhibit of artifacts related to both the book and the series runs Fri thru Jun 19 at the Sid Richardson Museum, 309 Main St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-6554.
Mon 18 – As of this writing, TCU men’s basketball is bringing up the rear of the Big 12 standings, but it’s early enough in the season to remedy that. Tonight’s home game against Texas Tech (led by scorer Devaugntah Williams and rebounder Zach Smith) is a chance to set the Horned Frogs on a winning path. The game tips off at 6pm at Schollmaier Arena, 2900 Stadium Dr, FW. Tickets are $25-35. Call 817-257-7967.
Tue 19 – It’s all about Prokofiev at the first Cliburn concert of the new year. Pianist Yefim Bronfman, an old hand at the Russian master’s music, will be in town to perform four of the composer’s nine piano sonatas. Among these are the sixth and seventh ones, written during World War II, which rank among Prokofiev’s greatest works. The concert is at 7:30pm at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $20-90. Call 817-212-4280.