Wednesday 17 – You can still catch Fort Works Art’s #28Grams show before it comes down this weekend, but today you can also attend a roundtable discussion with five of the gallery’s artists as they talk about their creative influences and their separate processes of making their art. The talk is at 6pm at 2100 Montgomery St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-759-9475.
Thursday 18 – The TCU chamber music roundup features full-scale performances of Mozart and Shostakovich this week, but you can learn just as much observing the master classes, where professors and visiting guest artists coach students through pieces by Brahms, Stravinsky, Britten, and others. The event runs thru May 28 at Walsh Performing Arts Center, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Concert tickets are $10-20, master classes are free-$5. Call 817-257-7602.
Friday 19 – The carnival atmosphere moves north to Grapevine, where the Main Street Fest features live music by The Voice winner Sundance Head, among others, and samples of craft beer from 35 different breweries, some from as far away as Hawaii. The festival runs today thru Sun at historic downtown Grapevine. General admission is $5-15. Call 817-410-3185.
Saturday 20 – You can learn to ride a horse or shoot a bow and arrow (or do both at the same time and look like Robin Hood) at the May Family Fun Day at the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. This afternoon’s event also includes lots of activities for the kids, as well as smooth jazz by Thom Brownlee and the Jazz Trio. The event is 2-7:30pm at 3534 E Berry St, FW. Admission is free. Call 214-564-3359.
Sunday 21 – With movies becoming ever easier to make, it’s easier to turn that cool story about the weird thing that happened to your buddy into a film that lots of people can see. You can learn not only how to make your film but also get it in front of audiences at the documentary film class today with SXSW co-founder Louis Black. The workshop is 9am-6pm at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Registration is $195. Call 512-519-9466.
Monday 22 – If the TCU chamber music performances (see: Thursday blurb) aren’t satisfying your fix, maybe the Voices of Change Ensemble will do the trick. The group will perform Samuel Barber’s Summer Music and John Harbison’s Twilight Music, written for the unusual combination of piano, violin, and French horn. The recital is at 7:30pm at SMU, Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd, Dallas. Tickets are $25-30. Call 214-378-8670.
Tuesday 23 – At the Arlington Museum of Art this summer, you can take in a bit of glamour with Milton H. Greene: Women. Richard Avedon once paid homage to the photographer by calling him “the greatest photographer of women,” and you can see his photos of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, and other stars from the past. The show runs thru Aug 6 at 201 W Main St, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 817-275-4600.