Wednesday 31 – If you liked Ruth Wilson in TV shows like The Affair and Luther, you’ll want to catch her in Hedda Gabler, a broadcast of Ibsen’s play about a woman chafing tragically against the strictures of traditional marriage. The new English translation is done by Patrick Marber, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and playwright of Closer and Don Juan in Soho. The broadcast is at 2pm and 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $20. Call 817-923-3012.
Thursday 01 – The concept of movable theater comes to Fort Worth thanks to the new troupe Orchard Theatre of Texas. Their inaugural show Spirit of the Trail plays its first weekend at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, but after that it will move to the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame for the rest of its five-week run. The show runs today thru Jul 9 at 1720 Gendy St, FW and 128 E Exchange Av, FW. Tickets are $15-33. Call 817-257-2787.
Friday 02 – This season of Concerts in the Garden features the usual array of cover bands and symphonic tribute concerts, but the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is another matter. The outfit dedicated to preserving the historic style of New Orleans jazz is now enjoying its sixth decade, and it kicks off the summer series at 8:15pm at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, FW. Tickets are $24-65. Call 817-665-6000.
Saturday 03 – Previously known as the Untapped Festival, the Index Fest Fort Worth boasts a musical lineup with Dawes and Johnnyswim and an even more impressive lineup of more than 300 beers from as far away as Iceland, so you can fill yourself with stouts, lagers, and IPAs. The festival runs 5-11pm at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, FW. Tickets are $24.50-130. Call 888-454-4353.
Sunday 04 – “You know what they call cancer in Spanish? El cáncer,” says Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool. Cancer survivors can laugh about that at Adiós Cancer!, a Spanish-themed party that offers food, games, prizes, and the chance to benefit Cancer Care Services. The party is at 2pm at Resource Connection fo Tarrant County, 2300 Circle Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-921-0653.
Monday 05 – Stuart Isacoff’s book When the World Stopped to Listen came out in time for the Van Cliburn Competition. Now, the author will lecture today to give the inside scoop on the history behind the scenes of Cliburn’s historic victory, with a time that won’t conflict with the competition. The talk is at 10am at Van Cliburn Recital Hall, 301 E 5th Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-212-4280.
Tuesday 06 – Benj Pasek and Justin Paul usually write both the music and lyrics for their Broadway shows, but they only wrote the words to the songs in the film La La Land. You can hear more Pasek and Paul songs when Artisan Children’s Theatre puts on James and the Giant Peach Jr., their stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel. The show runs Sat thru Jul 8 at Belaire Theater, 444 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $5. Call 817-284-1200.