Wednesday 14 – The Venetian Sailors had some musicians turn over recently, but they reformed last summer with a new energy and put out an album entitled La La Language. Now they’re bringing back their melodic brand of jangly pop-rock as the headlining act at the Magnolia Motor Lounge, along with the Mallett Brothers, at 9:30pm at 3005 Morton St, FW. Call 817-332-3344.
Thursday 15 – The short-lived 19th-century composer Hugo Wolf is primarily known for his recital songs, but Symphony Arlington (under the baton of guest conductor Piotr Sulkowski) will play the overture to his seldom-staged opera Der Corregidor, as well as various music by the prolific Polish symphonic and film composer Wojciech Kilar, at 7:30pm at Arlington Music Hall, 225 N Center St, Arlington. Tickets are $16.50-46.50. Call 817-385-4084.
Friday 16 – A veritable orgy of bad parenting, the Oscar-nominated Loveless is a showcase for director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s slow, patient artistry as he depicts a Russian married couple of raging narcissists whose son disappears during a custody fight. (Neither parent wants the child.) This scorching film makes a good argument that if your child goes missing in Russia, you should just give up hope. The movie screens today thru Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.
Saturday 17 – You’re probably better off hitting one of the bars for St. Patrick’s Day than any of the outdoor events. In particular, Shannon Brewing Company’s festivities look good, and why wouldn’t they, given the brewery’s name? In addition to bagpipers and barbecue, the brewery will be pouring Irish coffee ales, a vanilla bourbon chocolate stout, and other quaffs that will make green-dyed beer look very weak by comparison. The party is noon-10pm at 818 N Main St, Keller. Tickets are $20-40. Call 817-337-9892.
Sunday 18 – The Tony-nominated musical revue It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues traces the history of the musical form, from twangy Mississippi tales of the supernatural to smooth electronic slow jams made for audiences of millions around the world. The show’s regional premiere runs Fri thru Apr 15 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St, FW. Tickets are $24-30. Call 817-338-4411.
Monday 19 – Ira Gershwin never wanted to hear from any cheerful Pollyannas, but Artisan Center Theatre definitely wants to hear from as many as possible when they hold auditions for its upcoming production of Pollyanna, the story of an irrepressibly optimistic girl living in Vermont in the 1910s. The auditions are today thru Tue at 444 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Bring headshot and résumé. Call 817-283-3406.
Tuesday 20 – Every year, Arlington Museum of Art devotes six weeks to works by students of the Arlington school district in their Youth Art Month. Today’s the last day to see the works by the kids at Martin and Bowie high schools before the ones from Juan Sequin and Lamar high schools come in. The exhibit runs thru Apr 18 at 201 W Main St, Arlington. Admission is $5-8. Call 817-275-4600.