Wed 27 – Haydn was inspired to write The Creation after visiting England and hearing Handel’s oratorios, but since his librettist, Gottfried von Swieten, botched his attempt to set the words into English, many choirs prefer to perform the work in the original German. UNT Symphony Orchestra will play this piece based on the Book of Genesis at 8pm at Winspear Hall, 2100 I-35E Frontage Rd, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7802.
Thur 28 – Eighteen years after they were first created for a mockumentary short, the Trailer Park Boys are still going, with their 10th season of TV shows streaming on Netflix last month. The Boys’ nemeses Randy and Mr. Lahey (a.k.a. Patrick Roach and John Dunsworth) drop by the Rail Club for a bunch of drunk Canadian humor at 7pm today thru Fri at 3101 Joyce Dr, FW. Tickets are $20-75. Call 817-560-7245.
Fri 29 – When Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, it caused a riot in the concert hall that was so loud that the dancers couldn’t hear the orchestra and had to count their steps. There probably won’t be a ruckus like that when Dark Circles Contemporary Dance unveil Joshua Peug’s new version, as well as a world premiere of a Fabio Liberti piece. The concert is today thru Sun at TCU, Lowe Hall, 3000 S University Dr, FW. Tickets are $12-20. Call 575-993-3584.
Sat 30 – Maybe it’s a bit overdetermined to have a lesbian documentary entitled Clambake, but it does tell the history of the lesbian mecca of Provincetown, Mass. Q Cinema’s Lesbian Film Festival is giving away a two-day stay at a B&B in Provincetown, and they’re holding other screenings as well, Fri thru today at Scott Theatre, 3505 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $10-15. Call 817-723-4358.
Sun 1 – Circle Theatre’s play Under the Skin has nothing to do with the Scarlett Johansson science-fiction movie from a couple of years ago. Rather, it’s a play about a father needing a life-saving kidney operation from his daughter that had its world premiere last year to mixed reviews. Now it comes to downtown Fort Worth, running Thu thru May 21 at 230 W 4th St, FW. Tickets are $15-38. Call 817-877-3040.
Mon 2 – The long-haired brothers from Austin Amplified Heat pride themselves on a brand of blues-rock that can shake the foundations of the venue. The band is now coming up I-35 to liven up your Monday blues. The music starts at 10pm at The Grotto, 517 University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-882-9331.
Tue 3 – Well, why haven’t more people tried to make operas out of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories? As part of the Fort Worth Opera festival, two one-act operas, Buried Alive and Embedded, take the stage at the Scott Theatre. They’re based on “The Premature Burial” and “The Cask of Amontillado,” respectively. The operas run thru May 7 at 3505 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $17-75. Call 817-212-4280.