Wednesday 12 – “O God that madest this beautiful earth! When will it be ready to accept Thy saints?” So laments the title character of Saint Joan after she’s denied her request to come back to the world from the afterlife. Written three years after Joan of Arc was canonized by the Catholic Church, this is the only foray into out-and-out tragedy by George Bernard Shaw. The National Theatre Live broadcast, which stars Gemma Arterton, airs at 2pm & 7pm today and 1pm Sat at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $12-20. Call 817-923-3012.
Thursday 13 – Polish conductor Bartosz Zurakowski drops into Symphony Arlington to lead an eclectic program that includes Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”) Suite and Bartók’s Hungarian Sketches, both orchestrations of piano pieces that the composers wrote for beginning pianists. Also on the program is Ginastera’s crystalline Variaciones Concertantes. The concert is 7:30pm at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N Center St, Arlington. Tickets are $16.50-46.50. Call 817-385-4084.
Friday 14 – Why see Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s performance of Sense and Sensibility when we already have the very good 1995 movie version? For one thing, this 2014 stage adaptation is a well-regarded piece by Olivier Award-winning playwright Jessica Swale. For another thing, it fleshes out the third and youngest Dashwood sister, Margaret, in ways that go beyond what Jane Austen did. The play runs today thru Apr 30 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-19. Call 866-811-4111.
Saturday 15 – Viridian DFW is really pulling out the stops trying to get people to see their model homes. This month, they’re holding cooking classes every Saturday afternoon. Last week was about paella and later in April will feature sushi and grilling, but today it’s Get Comfortable With Southern Delicacies. The class is at noon at 1327 Viridian Park Ln, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 469-422-7722.
Sunday 16 – Early in his career, François Ozon adapted a German play for his film Water Drops on Burning Rocks, and now his latest film Frantz is mostly in German, though it’s a remake of Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 Hollywood film Broken Lullaby. Having seen the earlier version, we can confidently expect the acting in this remake to be much better. The movie runs Fri-Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.
Monday 17 – The Season 10 premiere of Doctor Who heralds the last go-around in the title role for Peter Capaldi. As Whovians have no doubt heard, the doctor’s new companion is a black woman played by Pearl Mackie. Baby steps, people, baby steps. You can see the premiere as well as bonus footage and the premiere of the spinoff series Class at 7pm tonight and April 19 at various movie theaters; check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.
Tuesday 18 – Ah, Deep Throat, whither hast thou gone? Alan J. Pakula’s 1977 film All the President’s Men made the current events of Watergate into thrilling cinema, thanks to his menacing film-noir visuals and the odd-couple pairing of Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford as the reporters who bring down a White House. The film screens at 7pm at Harkins Southlake, 1450 Plaza Pl, Southlake. Tickets are $5. Call 817-310-0345.