Wednesday 30 – Most of Texas makes up Region 9 of the Arabian Horse Association, along with Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. (There are 18 regions recognized by the organization.) The Region 9 Championship Horse Show comes to the Will Rogers Memorial Center to showcase these beautiful animals that can trace their lineage all the way back to King Solomon or Mohammed, depending on who you ask. The show runs today thru Sat at 3400 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free.
Thursday 31 – The title of Andy Irons: Kissed by God might make you think this is a Christian film, but it’s actually a documentary about the tormented surfing champion whose battles with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction led to his early death in a hotel room in Grapevine. The film screens at 7pm at various theaters. Check for locations. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
Friday 01 – Luke Wade and the Florida-based reggae-tropical band The Hip Abduction (that sounds painful) will headline the live music at Plaza-Palooza at Sundance Square. If any of the eight musical acts proves not to be to your taste, there’s still the chalk artists and other entertainers to divert you at this outdoor event Fri-Sat at 4th & Main sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-5700.
Saturday 02 – Last week, the cats soaked up the spotlight, so this week, man’s best friend hits the big screen with the NY Dog Film Festival coming to the Modern. The short films about canines include animation and documentaries, such as John Huston’s The Mystery of the Arctic Cairn. A portion of proceeds benefits Saving Hope, and this will all probably be better than Show Dogs. The films show at 11am & 2pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $8-10. Call 817-738-9215.
Sunday 03 – Hip Pocket Theatre kicks off its 2018 season with The Great Mark Twain Shenanigan & Bewhiskered Ballet, a world premiere pantomime entertainment by Johnny Simons about the American humorist with both his family members and his most famous characters running loose onstage. What would Hal Holbrook say? The show runs Fri thru Jun 17 at 1950 Silver Creek Dr, FW. Tickets are $5-20. Call 817-246-9775.
Monday 04 – Melissa Villaseñor was brought on Saturday Night Live probably because of her hand with celebrity impressions (Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson), but the show has made good use of her in other ways, like the sketch when she plays a new version of Life where she’s designated a “Dreamer” and has to negotiate a clotted bureaucracy that the other players don’t. The California native will perform stand-up Mon thru June 8 at Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $20-25. Call 817-923-3012.
Tuesday 05 – Usually anime fans are broadcast to a bunch of movie theaters, but Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower is playing in only one in our area. Owing its unwieldy title to the universe of comic books, films, TV shows, and games from which it comes, it will play in an English-dubbed version at 7:30pm at AMC Parks at Arlington, 3861 S Cooper St, Arlington. Tickets are $13.50. Call 817-505-4517.