Stage West goes for French farce (in English) with Don’t Dress for Dinner.

Wednesday 11 – The late Dmitri Hvorostovsky was known for his handsome baritone voice that matched his looks, as well as his head of hair that had been gray since his 20s. The Russian singer died last year from brain cancer, and in his honor the Met will re-broadcast its production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, with Hvorostovsky starring as the dandy antihero of the title. The opera screens at 1pm & 7pm at Cinemark Ridgmar, 1888 Green Oaks Rd, FW, and Cinemark North East Mall, 1101 Melbourne Dr, Hurst. Tickets are $10.50-12.50. Call 817-591-8940 or 817-817-566-0025.

Thursday 12 – It took more than 20 years for the French farce Pyjamas pour six to reach Broadway in an English-language adaptation called Don’t Dress for Dinner. Fortunately, it has taken only six years for the play (about a husband juggling his wife, mistress, and best friend on one weekend) to reach Stage West. The play runs today thru Aug 12 at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $31-35. Call 817-784-9378.

Friday 13 – Being a woman working in professional sports can be hard (ask anyone in the Dallas Mavericks’ front office), but try being a black woman working as a sports agent, a field that like so many others is dominated by white men. King Liz tells the story of one such woman angling for a big promotion but needing to sign a troubled high-school kid (and possible future basketball star) to seal the deal. Amphibian Productions’ show runs today thru Aug 5 at 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $33-100. Call 817-923-3012.


Saturday 14 – The Piano Pavilion will host both karate and ikebana demonstrations this afternoon, in conjunction with the Kimbell Art Museum’s current Asian art show, showing the different avenues in which Japan’s disciplined culture has manifested itself. What would be really interesting is if the demonstrators were practicing both martial-arts and flower arranging at the same time. The demonstrations start at 12pm at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.

Sunday 15 – Sadly, the stage adaptation of The Wedding Singer does not include Grandma Rosie spitting out the rhymes to “Rapper’s Delight,” but this musical does have a whole show’s worth of original songs (some of them co-written by Adam Sandler), and it received numerous major award nominations, unlike the movie it’s based on. Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s production of the show runs Fri thru Jul 29 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $15-19. Call 866-811-4111.

Monday 16 – The intensity of mid-July brings with it the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular, as cutting horses and their riders show off their skill at separating cows from the herd. The Stock Show is our city’s winter showcase for livestock, but the summer event is a relatively unheralded counterpart to that. The horse show runs Sun thru Aug 5 at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-244-0688.

Tuesday 17 – The New York Liberty are near the bottom of the WNBA standings, but many of their losses have been by six points or fewer. They’re led by Tina Charles, who does all the playmaking and scoring for a team lacking in other talent. The Dallas Wings will have to make sure they’re not undone by her single-handed force when they face each other at noon at UTA College Park Center, 600 S Center St, Arlington. Tickets are $20-45. Call 817-272-9595.