Wed 11 – Stage West’s Festival of the Kid features the winning entries in the troupe’s Neighborhood Play Contest cast with area teenagers and directed by theatrical professionals. Today’s the last day of this event, so you can see works created by students at Haltom High School, Booker T. Washington, and Timber Creek High School come to life. The curtain goes up at 6:30pm and 8:15pm at 821 W Vickery St, FW. Tickets are free-$12. Call 817-784-9378.
Thur 12 – At a time in history when Russia controlled Finland, Sibelius’ Second Symphony was interpreted by some of his fellow Finns as a disguised cry for independence. (It did come right after he composed his tone poem Finlandia.) You can decide for yourself when Symphony Arlington winds up its season with that piece, along with music by Léhar and Tchaikovsky, at 7:30pm at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N Center St, Arlington. Tickets are $16.50-46.50. Call 817-385-4084.
Fri 13 – You may have seen Tiffany Haddish stealing a few scenes as a hardened gangsta in the Key & Peele movie Keanu. Now you can see her in person when she brings her stand-up comedy act to the Improv in Arlington Thu-Sun at 309 Curtis Mathes Way. Tickets are $17. Call 817-635-5555.
Sat 14 – One of the variables in tap dance is that metal tap shoes make a different sort of sound depending on what kind of surface they hit. The concrete stage of Sundance Square will offer one possible surface when it hosts a pop-up tap dance concert there courtesy of Arts Fifth Avenue at 3pm at 4th & Main sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-923-9500.
Sun 15 – If you’re scared of the high prices in the West 7th district’s eateries, Bites & Flights has a way in for you. A reasonable fee will get you a wristband entitling you to small samples of the food at the likes of Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse, Social House, and FW Market + Table. An additional $12 will get you five tastings in a wine-tasting tent. The event runs 2-6pm at University Dr & Crockett St, FW. Admission is $25-37. Call 817-810-9076.
Mon 16 – Caridad Svich’s last name is Croatian, but the Philadelphia native’s plays are far more inflected by her Cuban and Argentinian ancestry. Her latest work, De Troya, comes to Fort Worth fresh from its unveiling last year. Amphibian Stage Productions holds a staged reading of this work about a wounded woman who mysteriously washes up on a strange shore Sun thru today at 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $20. Call 817-923-3012.
Tue 17 – In the 1994 low-budget science-fiction thriller Time Chasers, the superwealthy tech-mogul villain has his office in a shopping mall, while the hero builds his time machine with a Commodore 64, which was hilariously outdated technology even back then. If you didn’t catch the MST3K guys’ RiffTrax: Time Chasers last week, you can see an encore broadcast tonight at 7:30pm at various theaters. See Calendar for locations. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 818-761-6100.