B.J. Cleveland and Todd Hart dread the pennies in Theatre Arlington’s The Mystery of Irma Vep.

Wed 30 – After The Lion King made a successful Broadway show, you figured other Disney animated musicals would follow. Sure enough, The Little Mermaid rolls into Bass Hall this week, modified somewhat from the show as it was originally mounted in 2008. The show runs thru Sun at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $55-132. Call 817-212-4280.


Thur 31 – The Cliburn Sessions series continues with Timo Andres and Gabriel Kahane, two composer-performers who will play each other’s songs as well as an eclectic program of everyone from Schubert to Jerome Kern, including the piano transcriptions of Bach’s chorale preludes by the Hungarian György Kurtág. The concert starts at 8pm at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, 1311 Lipscomb St, FW. Tickets are $20-25. Call 817-926-0968.



Fri 1 – The Mystery of Irma Vep takes its name from the wildly popular 1915 series of French films Les Vampires that were some of the very first hit movies. Charles Ludlam’s satire sends up these and various other Victorian entertainments, with B.J. Cleveland and Todd Hart playing all the roles. Theatre Arlington’s production runs today thru Apr 17 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $15-20. Call 817-275-7661.


Sat 2 – Highlighting the work of students, the inaugural UNT Media Arts Festival spotlights films and plays created by graduate and undergraduate students by holding three days of screenings and staged readings, plus panel discussions and an awards ceremony. The festival runs today, Fri-Sun in different UNT venues, Denton. Check Calendar for locations. Admission is free. Call 940-565-2537.


Sun 3 – How fast and how far can you and nine of your buddies pull a truck? You can test that out at Firefighting’s Finest Truck Pull. The second annual event includes food, beer, and live music, and the proceeds benefit Move for Hunger. There’s still time to sign up until Saturday. The pull starts at 2pm at Rahr & Sons Brewery, 701 Galveston Av, FW. Tickets are $10-12 or 10 cans of food. Call 732-774-0521.


Mon 4 – One of the engines of economic inequality is the fact that healthy food is often not available or convenient for people living in low-income areas. Chef Bryant Terry’s lecture and cooking demonstration Food Justice: At the Intersection of Food, Politics, Poverty, and Public Health aims to show how their situation might be improved. The talks are at 1pm today and 6pm Tue at SMU, Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd, Dallas. Admission is free. Call 214-768-2787.


Tues 5 – Colm Tóibín watched the movie adaptation of his novel Brooklyn become an Oscar-nominated film this past autumn. The Irish author will stop by UNT today to answer questions at an afternoon session before conducting a public reading from his works in the evening. The events are 4pm & 8pm at Willis Library, 1516 W Highland St, Denton and Business Leadership Bldg, 1307 Highland St, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-369-5981.