Parker Gerdes stars in Artisan Center Theater’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

Wed 22 – By the time this issue hits the stands, USA will have already won or lost one semifinal of the Copa América Centenario, but you can catch the other semifinal tonight between Colombia and Chile. These South American rivals both play physical, high-intensity, attack-oriented soccer, so it should make for an entertaining game. The game is broadcast at 8pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 818-761-6100 or your local theater.


Thur 23 – Many of Drum Corps International’s powerhouse marching bands will be on display at the 2016 DCI Tour Premiere, including Fort Mill, S.C.’s Carolina Crown, Canton, Ohio’s Bluecoats, Allentown, Pa.’s Cadets, and Rosemont, Ill.’s Cavaliers. The live broadcast from Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium is at 7:30pm at various movie theaters. Check Clendar for locations. Tickets are $12-14. Call 818-761-6100 or your local theater.



Fri 24 – The Amon Carter Museum’s Identity exhibit explores how people in American culture determine their own individual personalities and how they’re shaped by the forces around us. The show spotlights the museum’s new acquisitions, Glenn Ligon’s print series Runaways and Sedrick Huckaby’s portrait drawings The 99%. The show runs thru Oct 9 at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-738-1933.


Sat 25 – The best of the Dallas Derby Devils return home this week from a series of bouts in Denver and Colorado Springs, so they’ll be happy to get back to their own beds and their own crowds as the Suicide Shifters meet the Wrecking Crew and the High Seas Hotties face the Death Row Rumblers. The action starts at 6:30pm at NYTEX Sports Centre, 8851 Ice House Dr, North Richland Hills. Tickets are $12. Call 817-483-0237.


Sun 26 – This year marks 10 years since Lone Star Circus started up as an institution, teaching circus arts to North Texas performers and holding performances. This locally grown collection of acrobats, trapeze artists, and clowns marks the occasion by taking the stage tonight in Arlington to show off their skills. The performance is at 8pm at Levitt Pavilion, 100 W Abram St, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 817-543-4308.


Mon 27 – The 69th annual National Appaloosa Show starts today at Will Rogers Memorial Center, showcasing the riding and herding skills of these colorful spotted horses. For 12 days, you’ll have the opportunity to see these magnificent animals perform and escape the summer heat. The show runs today thru Jul 8 at 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 208-882-5578.


Tues 28 – It was just over 100 years ago that the Little Mermaid statue was placed on the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen as a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. The same story inspired Disney’s 1989 animated musical and the subsequent Broadway adaptation which Artisan Center Theater is putting on this week. The Little Mermaid Jr. runs Sat thru Aug 6 at Belaire Theater, 444 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $5-10. Call 817-283-3406.