Cirque de la Symphonie comes to FWSO this weekend at Bass Hall.

Wednesday 30 – Adapted partially from Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, Boo Killebrew’s Miller, Mississippi moves the time frame forward to the 1960s and the civil rights movement, depicting a white family being torn apart by their buried history and the external pressures being brought to bear. The play’s Southern Gothic atmosphere is something to relish. Dallas Theater Center’s production of the show runs today thru Oct 1 at Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St, Dallas. Tickets are $36-67. Call 214-880-0202.

Thursday 31 – The Dock Bookshop hosts M. Simone Boyd today to sign copies of her novel The Day Sonny Died. Her story about a woman trying to raise her grandson not to be abusive like his father was is intended to provide advice from a Christian perspective; let’s hope that her advice is better than what we got from War Room. The book signing is at 7pm at 6637 Meadowbrook Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-457-5700.

Friday 01 – We don’t know whether Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will play Julius Fucík’s “March of the Gladiators” (you’ve heard it at the circus before) when Cirque de la Symphonie kicks off the orchestra’s pops season. We do know that circus performers will be on stage with the orchestra doing tricks to Shostakovich, Bernstein, Stravinsky, and others. The concerts are today thru Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $30-90. Call 817-665-6000.


Saturday 02 – After being closed for a couple of days, the Sid Richardson Museum will reopen this Thursday with Frederic Remington: Altered States, a show containing three paintings by the artist that were altered, one by the artist himself, another one by a forger, and a third by an unknown person. The exhibit aims to show how works of art are studied and authenticated. The show runs Thu thru Sep 9 at 309 Main St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-6554.

Sunday 03 – The Dallas Wings conclude their regular season tonight against the New York Liberty. As of this writing, the home team is scrapping frantically for one of the WNBA’s last playoff places, and even if the Wings have clinched it by game time, they’ll dare dream of grabbing the sixth seed and avoiding a first-round matchup with the league’s powerhouses in Minnesota and L.A. Tip-off is at 3pm at UTA College Park, 600 S Center St, Arlington. Tickets are $30-50. Call 817-272-9595.

Monday 04 –  Baron Vaughn kicked off Amphibian Stage Productions’ comedy series last year, so it’s fitting that he comes back to headline the second year. Let’s see what new material the past 12 months have given to the actor from TV’s Grace & Frankie and the new Mystery Science Theatre 3000. His engagement runs today thru Sep 9 at 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $14-25. Call 817-923-3012.

Tuesday 05 – Two double bass players alternate performances of Carmen, so one of them goes to watch the opera while the other plays it, then tells him afterward, “Hey, you know that place where the music goes ‘Boom, boom, boom boom’? Some guy up front sings a great song about a toreador at the same time.” Tonight is the final round of the Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Competition, so there won’t be any pesky baritones distracting you. The event is at 7:30pm at Winspear Hall, 801 N Texas Blvd, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-369-7802.