Wednesday 31 – Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West is one opera that hasn’t caught on with English-speaking audiences, possibly because the story is really dumb, or possibly because Americans find it too weird to see cowboys saying “Whiskey per tutti!” and Native Americans singing in perfect Italian. Still, the opera contains some remarkable music, and the Met’s production stars Jonas Kaufmann, who didn’t cancel on them this time. The opera screens at 6:30pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $19-27. Call 818-761-6100.
Thursday 01 – A native of Peru who’s now based in San Francisco, Johan Miranda has talked openly about his Tourette’s syndrome and his uncertain immigration status. (“We came here on a tourist visa. We’re still not done sightseeing. Still haven’t been to Sacramento.”) His show, cheekily entitled Why Johan Miranda Should Be Deported, runs Thu-Sat at Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $15-18. Cal 817-923-3012.
Friday 02 – Get an early start to the weekend at Five & Funky, a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the renovated Sundance Square’s opening. Four Day Weekend will be on hand to do their improv act and Le Freak will perform their signature disco music, but we’ll be primarily there for the free sweets being handed out by Funkytown Donuts. The celebration starts at 5:30pm at 4th & Main sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-5700.
Saturday 03 – Fire up the ofrendas for the annual Día de los Muertos celebration at Rose Marine Theater. As always, the annual festival of the dead features a parade, live music, folklórico dance, arts and crafts, and food. The festivities run Fri thru today at 1440 N Main St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-624-8333.
Sunday 04 – Camille King is the appropriately named soprano who joins Texas Camerata for their concert entitled Orphée — Music of the French Baroque, highlighting music played at the court of King Louis XIV of France. The monarch’s deep pool of musical talent included Jean-Baptiste Lully, his successor Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Louis Marchand, the brilliant keyboardist who beat his wife, slandered his professional rivals, and ran out on his debts. The concert is at 7pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 917 Lamar St, FW. Tickets are $5-20. Call 817-457-4258.
Monday 05 – Facing the Tennessee Titans, the Dallas Cowboys might find a mirror image of themselves, a team with streaky quarterback play and a mediocre roster struggling for traction in an under-performing division. With the home team coming off their bye and enjoying a significant home-field advantage this year, fans have reason to be bullish on this game. Kickoff is at 7:15pm at AT&T Stadium, 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $75-500. Call 800-745-3000.
Tuesday 06 – Remember STOMP!? What that troupe did for dance and percussion music 20 years ago, JunNk (whose name looks like a typo) now wants to do for vocal music, using a high-energy percussion show to perform their covers of Ed Sheeran and The White Stripes. The four guys from Hampshire, U.K., will bring their pots and pans to UNT at 7pm at University Union, 1155 Union Cir, Denton. Tickets are $5-10. Call 940-565-3509.