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Wed 27 – Precisely 364 days since Shaping Sound performed at Bass Hall, the dance troupe returns for another engagement. The veterans of many TV dance shows will perform contemporary works by choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson at 7:30pm at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $38.50-55. Call 817-212-4280.

Thurs 28 – Some top Hill Country winemakers come up to Fort Worth to participate in Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival’s Sipping Series, offering samples, tasting notes, and discussions of fine alcoholic beverages to local imbibers. Tonight’s offerings are from Comanche’s Brennan Vineyards and Stonewall’s Pedernales Cellars at 6:30pm at Classic Wine Storage & Services, 2915 Riverglen Dr, FW. Tickets are $25. Call 800-656-0713.

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Fri 29 – Joe DiPietro is known for his work on musicals such as Memphis and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, but he has eschewed the numbers in Clever Little Lies. The play debuted in 2013, but its comedy about adultery and mid-life crises has been widely described as a throwback to the 1960s farces of Neil Simon. Circle Theatre’s production of this play runs Thu thru Mar 5 at 230 W 4th St, FW. Tickets are $15-38. Call 817-877-3040.

 

Sat 30 – The Irving Convention Center isn’t too far a drive outside Tarrant County, and ZestFest, the annual convention of lovers of spices and spicy food, is perfect for counteracting the winter’s chill. This year’s celebrity chefs include Fort Worth’s Jon Bonnell and Eddie Deen. The festival runs Fri-Sun at 500 W Las Colinas Blvd, Irving. Tickets are $15. Call 845-661-3616.

 

Sun 31 – Not many artists can draw from careers in magic and software development, but that’s what Glenn Kaino does in his sculptures and installations. This Asian-American artist has explored themes like space colonization and cultural identity –– his work will be the subject of the latest Focus exhibit, running Sat thru Apr 17, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is $4-10. Call 817-738-9215.

 

Mon 1- In response to losing his wife to cancer, David Hares II crisscrossed the continent to take pictures in national parks all over America and Canada. In Exploring America: A Photographic Journey, you can see his photographs from the likes of Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, and Devil’s Tower indefinitely at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $15-19. Call 817-255-9300.

 

Tues 2 – Todd Evans portrayed bassist Beefcake the Mighty with GWAR for some years before leaving to focus on his current metal band Mobile Deathcamp. The Toledo-based outfit visits Fort Worth for a head-thrashing midweek concert at 7pm at Tomcats West, 3137 Alta Mere Dr, FW. Call 817-570-9966.

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