Wed 13 – Giovanni Francesco Barbieri had crossed eyes, so his fellow Italians nicknamed him “Guercino,” meaning “squinter.” Now UT-Dallas art history professor Mark Rosen gives a lecture on the Kimbell’s Guercino painting. Guercino’s “Christ and the Woman of Samaria” as Narrative Painting is at 12:30pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.
Thur 14 – If you missed last year’s Cliburn Junior Competition, stop by the Fort Worth Central Library this evening. The three medalists (Kazakhstan’s Alim Beisembayev, Russia’s Arsenii Mun, and China’s Youlan Ji) will all be playing a concert, with music ranging from Beethoven to Shostakovich, at 6:30pm at 500 W 3rd St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-871-7701.
Fri 15 – All those spring food festivals got you concerned for your waistline and your cholesterol levels? Well, put off your worry for a little bit longer and drive up to Grapevine for the 12th annual ChocolateFest. Aside from a screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the one with Gene Wilder, not Johnny Depp), the festival consists of an adult-oriented wine tasting tonight and a family-friendly art event tomorrow morning. The festival runs Fri-Sat at Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S Main St, Grapevine. Tickets are $5-55. Call 817-310-4185.
Sat 16 – Time once again for the Main Street Arts Festival. This year’s party features live music from the likes of Marcia Ball, Luke Wade, Maceo Parker, and the wonderfully named Squonk Opera, while the food includes German, Thai, and Cuban treats in addition to the usual staples like barbecue and ice cream. The festival runs Thu-Sun on Main St between 1st and 11th sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-336-2787.
Sun 17 – Did I ever tell you how lucky you are? Casa Mañana Children’s Playhouse opens Seussical Jr. this weekend, so you can bring your kids to this musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ children’s books and introduce them to an order of green eggs and ham while you all take a trip to Solla Sollew. The show runs Fri thru May 8 at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $20-35. Call 817-332-2272.
Mon 18 – David Liebe Hart’s act is a bit hard to describe. The Chicago native does bizarre standup comedy with funny voices, interpolated with humorous songs about pornography, aliens, and the radio station he listened to as a child. He’ll bring his hand puppets and some videos he’s made to The Rail Club on Sunday and at 8pm tonight to Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St, Denton. Tickets are $10. Call 940-320-2000.
Tues 19 – Consisting of 18 instrumentalists and one singer, the Airmen of Note is a highly regarded jazz ensemble, one of six groups that comprise the United States Air Force Band. This distinguished combo stationed in Washington, D.C., will perform under the baton of Col. Larry H. Lang at 7pm at TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7602.