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Julia Rhodes looks for love again in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s Persuasion.

Wed 6 – Composers like Bach and Mozart have associated the key of E-flat major with the Holy Trinity because the scale contains three flat notes. Both of the works that the UNT Symphony Orchestra is playing tonight are in that key: Schumann’s serenely pastoral “Rhenish” Symphony and Sibelius’ prickly but ultimately triumphant Fifth Symphony. The concert is at 8pm at Winspear Hall, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7802.

 

Thur 7 – Jason Vieaux closes out the Allegro Guitar Society’s 2015-16 concert season with an eclectic program that includes Bach and Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Pat Matheny. The Buffalo native comes to us fresh from his win at the Grammy Awards for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. The concert is at 7:30pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $35. Call 817-498-0363.

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Fri 8 – Sue Mengers was a powerhouse Hollywood agent during the latter part of the 20th century, when she represented the likes of Burt Reynolds, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Steve McQueen, and Michael Caine. The one-woman play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers opened on Broadway in 2013, and now Amphibian Productions brings it here. Starring Karen Murphy, the show runs Thu thru May 1 at 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $12-20. Call 817-923-3012.

 

Sat 9 – If anything can get you out of bed early on a Saturday morning, surely it’s pancakes and the chance to make a sick child smile. That’s what the Junior League of Fort Worth’s third annual Pancake Picnic is offering, as patients at Cook Children’s Hospital will have the chance to leave their rooms and have a morning of fun. The event is 9am-11am at 801 7th Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 214-729-6164.

 

Sun 10 – Jon Jory’s adaptation of Persuasion debuted in San Diego in late 2012 to mixed reviews. Stolen Shakespeare Guild now puts on this new version of Jane Austen’s final completed novel, which depicts in moving terms the story of a woman looking at spinsterhood before she gets a second chance with a man she once refused. The show runs Fri thru Apr 24 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-19. Call 866-811-4111.

 

Mon 11 – Released last year, Bill is a farcical comedy that imagines William Shakespeare being caught up in an international spy plot before he goes into playwriting. This piece by veterans of the British TV series Horrible Histories has been well-received for its literacy underneath its silly, frantic humor. The movie screens at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.

 

Tues 12 – It’s not often that an icon of modernist art comes to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, but Frank Stella appears tonight to discuss his career as part of the Tuesday Nights at the Modern series. The artist, who turns 80 this year, will see a major retrospective of his work unveiled at the museum next week. The talk is at 7pm at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-9215.

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