Maleka Mahdi and her puppet are part of Loop the Loop at Hip Pocket Theatre.

Wednesday 01 – TV’s Westworld has made Evan Rachel Wood famous, but she’s been doing good work on TV and movie screens since before she was a teenager. In the 2007 musical film Across the Universe, you can hear her sing Beatles songs, including taking lead on a version of “Because” that’s better than the original. The movie screens at 7pm at AMC Parks at Arlington, 3861 S Cooper St, Arlington, and AMC Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine. Tickets are $5.50-8. Call 817-505-4519 or 972-539-5909.

Thursday 02 – Adam Ray has an impressive movie résumé, having scored roles in The Heat, Spy, and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. He’ll be at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub all weekend, but tonight’s show is free, so you can check out his comedy stylings when he’s solo at 425 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are free-$15 + two-item purchase. Call 817-877-LAFF.

Friday 03 – So far, we’ve had scant information on Loop the Loop, the world premiere by Lake Simons and Dan Dyer that’s opening this weekend at Hip Pocket. Still, given the theater troupe’s history, we can probably expect roller coaster and carnival imagery and more music than dialogue. The show runs today thru Aug 26 at 1950 Silver Creek Dr, FW. Tickets are $5-20. Call 817-246-9775.


Saturday 04 – Well, hello, Miss D! Lifetime’s hip-hop dance reality show Bring It! is currently on a break in the middle of its fifth season, but you don’t have to wait for the episodes to start airing again to see Miss D and Her Dancing Dolls. They’ll perform live at 8pm at Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $39.75-104.75.

Sunday 05 – Vinylheads will want to travel out to Hurst today for the DFW Record Show. In addition to tables and tables full of old records, the event will also feature both vintage and modern audio equipment, for those of you who geek out over the hardware side of music. You’ll need your wallet, though not so much for the entry fee. The show runs Sat thru today at Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Dr, Hurst. Admission is $5-8. Call 817-479-8801.

Monday 06 – It is 60 years since West Side Story debuted on Broadway, and it has shown no signs of slippage from the musical theater repertoire. (Also, the movie version came out a scant four years later. If only that happened with Broadway musicals today.) Artisan Center Theater stages its new production thru Aug 18 at Belaire Theater, 444 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $10-24. Call 817-283-3406.

Tuesday 07 – At times, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s PUBlic Knowledge series takes on lighthearted topics, but this week the subject is deadly serious. The U.S. Opioid Epidemic from 30,000 Feet by Dennis Thombs, the dean of the UNT Health Science Center for Public Health, is at 7pm at Landmark Bar & Kitchen, 3008 Bledsoe St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-9300.