Wednesday 10 – There are only 12 participants maximum for the Full Moon Paddle at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge tonight, so be sure to sign up. The center will supply you with canoes, paddles, and lifejackets, but you’ll need to dress for the weather and make sure your shoes are ones that can get wet. The event is at 7:30pm at 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, FW. Registration is $15-20. Call 817-392-7410.
Thursday 11 – Soccer and wine don’t make the most natural pairing, but the Fort Worth Vaqueros are looking for some exposure before their home opener this Saturday, so they’re hosting a wine tasting at times ten cellars. You can taste eight wines, tour the tank room, meet the players, and contribute to the TCC Kick Smart program, providing books and tuition for players going to TCC. The tasting is at 6:30pm at 1100 Foch St, FW. Tickets are $25. Call 336-9463.
Friday 12 – For its seventh installment, BRIT’s Prairie Day has expanded to include a Prairie Night as well. This pricier affair takes place the night before and includes decidedly more grown-up activities, with live music, T-shirt printing, a photo booth, and giant Jenga. (Okay, maybe not too grown-up.) The event is 6-11pm at Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Dr, FW. Tickets are $10-50. Call 817-332-4411.
Saturday 13 – Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be winding up its abbreviated season this weekend, but you may well be interested in what’s playing earlier today at Bass Hall. The inaugural Festival of Orchestras features eight non-professional and student orchestras from all over Texas playing free concerts at the great venue. The performances run 10am-5:40pm at 555 Commerce St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-665-6000.
Sunday 14 – Theatre Arlington seems like the right troupe to put on Legally Blonde: The Musical, and even more appropriately, the Legal Draft Beer Company will be on hand on Saturday to provide samples of their blonde beers. With Adam Adolfo (late of Artes de la Rosa) directing, this musical will likely outstrip its material. The show runs Fri thru Jun 4 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $15-20. Call 817-275-7661.
Monday 15 Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story opened in London in 1989 and is credited with starting that most maligned of Broadway genres, the jukebox musical. But set aside your opinions of Mamma Mia! or Rock of Ages and judge this show on how much you want to hear “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” and “Not Fade Away,” as well as your other entertainment options as the week begins. Artisan Center Theater’s production runs thru Jun 3 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $11-18. Call 817-284-1200.
Tuesday 16 – 6’5” Austin Gilliam now lives in the city of Austin, though he’s hung his hat in places like Corpus Christi and New Braunfels as well. Now he brings his brand of rock and roll to Fort Worth when he plays at the Magnolia Motor Lounge this evening. The music starts at 9:30pm at 3005 Morton St, FW. There is no cover charge. Call 817-332-3344.