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Doug Atkins reads up on his new boss’ preferred aesthetic in Stage West’s Buyer & Cellar.

Wed 16 – The great Shakespeare director Trevor Nunn once compared As You Like It to a beer commercial, feeling that its rollicking good cheer was forced. Polly Findlay cures that in her staging of the comedy at the National Theatre, setting the play in a harsh, windswept location and letting the audience find the laughs and optimism there. A broadcast of this production runs 2pm & 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $12-20. Call 817-923-3012.

 

Thur 17 – Stage West’s new comedy Buyer & Cellar is not about a wine sale but rather about the real-life shopping district-like space in the basement of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu house reserved for her memorabilia and a struggling actor who’s forced to take a job maintaining it. Jonathan Tolins’ play runs in the venue’s studio space, Thu thru Apr 10 at 821 W Vickery St, FW. Tickets are $17-35. Call 817-784-9378.

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Fri 18 – We hope you like sopranos, because if you’re going to this year’s McCammon Voice Competition, more than half of the 24 competing singers from around the world will be the ladies with the high voices. This event has a pretty solid track record for producing talent we go on to hear about. The competition runs today thru Sat at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW and Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $25. Call 817-288-1212.

 

Sat 19 – You’re used to seeing new art at Gallery Night, but how about new art venues? Fort Works Art settles into their new permanent East Fort Worth space with an exhibit called The Last Pop-Up Show, while Art Room makes its debut in the West 7th District. The festivities run 2pm-midnight in various locations; check Calendar for addresses and dates. Admission is free.

 

Sun 20 – Dallas Derby Devils kicks off its season with Clover Cup 2016, an invitational tournament that features our local Devils competing against seven other teams from as far away as Downington, Pa.’s Brandywine Roller Derby. Here’s a chance to get many matches for not much more than you’d pay for one. The tournament runs Fri-Sun at NYTEX Sports Centre, 8851 Ice House Dr, North Richland Hills. Tickets are $15-25. Call 817-483-0237.

 

Mon 21 – There’s still time to catch Mujeres Poderosas at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The exhibit of photographs by Beatriz Terrazas is accompanied by audio clips of the 12 featured Latina subjects describing their lives and their contributions to the city of Fort Worth. The exhibit runs thru Mar 31 at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $13-15. Call 817-255-9300.

 

Tues 22 – The first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Army was Cathay Williams, who disguised herself as a man and enlisted in 1866, serving for two years before an illness led to her deception being discovered. Her amazing story is recounted in Living Historian: A Perspective on Women in American History, a documentary and panel discussion going on at 11am at TCC Northwest Campus, 4801 Marine Creek Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-515-7795.

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