Wednesday 05 – Supposedly Queen Elizabeth I liked the character of Falstaff in Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays and asked the playwright to write another play with Falstaff in love, and the result was The Merry Wives of Windsor. There’s some doubt over how true this is, but this lesser Shakespeare comedy can still make a rollicking good time in the right hands. Shakespeare Dallas’ production runs thru Jul 22 at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, 6200 E Grand Av, Dallas. Tickets are $10-15. Call 214-559-2778.
Thursday 06 – If you missed Stage West’s production of Ann when it played in Fort Worth, now’s your last week to see the same production over in Irving. Holland Taylor’s one-woman show about our state’s former Gov. Ann Richards is playing at the Dupree Theatre. The show runs thru Sun at Irving Arts Center, 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving. Tickets are $40-50. Call 972-252-2787.
Friday 07 – Jesus will come again, along with all the other characters in The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged). Amphibian Stage Productions had enough of a success with the irreverent spoof’s first run that they’ve brought it back for a second time. The show runs today thru Aug 13 at 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $33. Call 817-923-3012.
Saturday 08 – It’s high peach season, which means it’s time for the Parker County Peach Festival. The likes of Sunshine Emery, Rocky Lott, and Tempting Disaster will be on hand to provide the music as Weatherford celebrates its crop with jams, pies, ice cream, savory dishes, and more. The festival runs 8am-5pm in historic downtown Weatherford. Admission is $5. Call 817-596-3801.
Sunday 09 – Hip Pocket Theatre may be off this week, but Theatre Arlington will make you feel like you’re there by opening Johnny Simons’ Pinocchio Commedia. The troupe’s youth company will put on Simons’ take on the Italian fairy tale for two weekends, and you won’t have to deal with stifling heat or mosquitoes. The show runs Fri thru Jul 16 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $13. Call 817-275-7661.
Monday 10 –Jennifer Lawrence narrates A Beautiful Planet, the new IMAX film at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History that tracks the lives of the astronauts at the International Space Station and focuses on their work photographing the Earth and documenting the changes to it wrought by humans. The film runs indefinitely at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $7-8. Call 817-255-9300.
Tuesday 11 – Carole King had never performed her landmark album Tapestry live at its full length until last summer at Hyde Park in London to a crowd of some 65,000. Carole King Tapestry is a concert film of that event, which includes members of the London cast of Beautiful, the stage musical built out of King’s songs. The film screens at 7pm at various theaters; check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.