Kurt Van Zandt and Aaron Dismuke star in Sundown Collaborative Theatre’s The Pillowman.

Wednesday 07 – The powers that be are forcing us to make one of these blurbs about North Texas Beer Week, but truth be told, there are some nice-looking events during the whole North Texas-wide extravaganza, including tonight’s flights of Tres Leches beer at Free Play Denton, though you may perform better at the video games before you start in on your beers. Check Calendar for dates, times, locations, prices, and contact phone numbers of events.

Thursday 08 – Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist Kenneth, um, Kenny Broberg returns to Fort Worth for his first solo recital here since that contest. Among the pieces on his program are Debussy’s Children’s Corner, Gershwin’s Three Preludes (which should be better known than they are), and Medtner’s “Night Wind” Sonata, an insane and brutally difficult piece that allows no place to catch one’s breath. The recital is at 7:30pm at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $25-65. Call 817-332-8451.

Friday 09 – Oh, boy, should T.J. Miller really be on a stage right now? We’ve always liked his comedy, but his various legal troubles earlier this year indicate a man in serious need of heavy psychiatric medication. Yet he’s going to be here for one night only at Hyena’s. You may not want to support a guy accused of multiple instances of sexual assault and physical assault, but if you do go tonight, it probably won’t be dull. The performances are 8:30pm & 10:30pm Fri at 425 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $23.50. Call 817-877-LAFF.

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Saturday 10 – Participating in the Blue Zones project is something many institutions — workplaces, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, religious institutions, and more — can do to contribute to the overall well-being of our city, and today the city holds the Blue Zones Community Celebration to promote good health 2-5pm at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-869-0900.

Sunday 11 – Whatever your opinion of his film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, one thing’s for sure: Martin McDonagh can write dialogue like nobody’s business. Sundown Collaborative Theatre now puts on his The Pillowman, a play about two brothers arrested in connection with a series of child murders in an unnamed dictatorship, Fri thru Nov 18 at Point Bank Black Box Theatre, 318 E Hickory St, Denton. Tickets are $10-12. Call 940-220-9302.

Monday 12 – So many nature films are about tigers and polar bears and other creatures that you have to travel thousands of miles to see in their natural habitat. Backyard Wilderness goes the other way, as Fort Worth Museum of Science and History project onto their IMAX screen the wildlife that you can see from your own window. The film enjoys an indefinite run at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $7-8. Call 817-255-9300.

Tuesday 13  In the wake of the anti-Semitic massacre in Pittsburgh, it is sadly fortuitous timing that Restoring Tomorrow is broadcast in two movie theaters tonight. Aaron Wolf’s documentary about people of various religious faiths coming together to save a Jewish temple in Los Angeles screens at 7pm at Regal Fossil Creek, 6100 N Fwy, FW, and AMC Parks at Arlington, 3861 S Cooper St, Arlington. Tickets are $13.50. Call 844-462-7342 or 817-505-4517.


  1. No one should give Robbie Valentino/TJ Miller any sympathy, even after what he did to Dipper Pines in “Gravity Falls”.