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Jake Buchanan, Joey Folsom, and Parker Gray hang out behind work in Stage West’s The Aliens.

Wednesday 03 – SMU religion professor Steven E. Lindquist stops by the Kimbell this afternoon to deliver a lecture on representations of the Vishnu in Hindu art entitled From the “Three Strides” to Dharmic Order, referring to the three steps that the god took to create the earth and the heavens. The lecture is at 12:30pm at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.

Thursday 04 – Teri Muse has had a long career of making art, working with many diverse media along the way. Tonight, she stops by the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center to give a demonstration called Mixed Up With Media. She’ll discuss the latest phase of her career, painting with encaustic (melted wax), as well as making assemblages with acrylic paint. The lecture is at 7pm at 400 E Hickory St, Denton. Admission is free-$3.

Friday 05 – Stage West’s new play The Aliens is not about beings from outer space but rather about two slacker employees at a Vermont coffee shop who decide to teach the store’s newest employee what they know. Jake Buchanan and Joey Folsom play the two employees in question, and they’ll be switching off roles in different performances, so you’ll have reason to see it twice. The play runs Thu thru Jun 4 at 821 W Vickery St, FW. Tickets are $17-45. Call 817-784-9378.

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Saturday 06 – El Fuerte — Fort Worth Taco Fest 2017 is a day late for Cinco de Mayo, but what better way to celebrate than with these tasty, filling treats? The likes of Los Vaqueros, Salsa Limón, Tortaco, Rosa’s Café, and others will be on hand to provide food, and there’ll be beer and tequila to wash it all down. The event is noon-7pm at Panther Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, FW. Tickets are $15-50. Call 877-987-6487.

Sunday 07 – The latest in Circle Theatre’s proud High School Playwriting Festival comes to the theater this afternoon, where you can see staged readings of Caroline Cabe’s Daughter, Finn Connor’s Three, Hayden Hart’s Isolation, and Dylan Walker’s ’Til Death Do Us Part. The performance is at 3pm at 230 W 4th St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-877-3040.

Monday 08 – Soprano Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet joins the Spectrum Chamber Music Series of Fort Worth to perform Brahms’ tasteful and disciplined Zwei Gesänge and Respighi’s Il Tramonto, a lush setting of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem “The Sunset” that shows off the composer’s oft-overlooked talent for setting the human voice. The performance concludes with Schubert’s Octet. The recital is at 7pm at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Ln, FW. A $5-10 donation is requested. Call 817-377-0688.

Tuesday 09 – Even younger than the students at Circle Theatre’s High-School Playwriting Festival (see: Sunday blurb) are the ones involved in Stage West’s Festival of the Kid. This eighth annual event features plays that are written and performed by area elementary-school students, and it’ll be in the theater’s studio space this midweek from Mon thru May 10 at 821 W Vickery St, FW. Tickets are $5-10. Call 817-784-9378.

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