Wednesday 27 – A David Hare play is always worth seeing, even his lesser works. His political satire I’m Not Running has earned mixed reviews in its portrayal of a London doctor whose work in underprivileged neighborhoods catches the eye of the Labour Party and her ex-boyfriend, both of whom want her to run for Parliament. You can see this Wed & Sat at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $20. Call 817-923-3012.
Thursday 28 – Here’s an idea whose time has come: Comics Against Humanity is a one-night event at the Improv in Arlington in which stand-up comics play Cards Against Humanity for the benefit of an audience. No word yet on who the comics will be or which pack they’re going to use. If it’s that George Carlin “seven dirty words” pack, may the Lord have mercy on us all at 8pm at 309 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington. Tickets are $10. Call 817-635-5555.
Friday 29 – Pity the poor actor who portrays Col. Jessep in a theater production of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men and has to say the line, “You can’t handle the truth.” The courtroom drama, which was made into the Oscar-nominated film in 1992, comes to the stage today thru Apr 14 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $26. Call 817-275-7661.
Saturday 30 – Ryan Cabrera not only produces Vino-Palooza, the annual charity sampling of wines and other spirits. He’s also providing the live music as well this year. More than 20 local wineries will have their red, whites, and sparklers on hand for you to taste, while other vendors will supply craft beers and food to go with the drinks from 1 to 5pm at Shipping & Receiving Bar, 201 S Calhoun St, FW. Tickets are $65.
Sunday 31 – Remember the old days of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, when a different driver was winning the race every year? These days the early-season NASCAR race has settled into a more regular tack, with Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson taking turns winning (and Joey Logano popping in there occasionally). We’ll see if the pattern holds this weekend, when the green flag waves at 2pm at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, FW. Tickets are $49-400. Call 817-215-8500.
Monday 01 – The scheduling gods have oddly placed the Chicago Cubs in front of the Texas Rangers as their opponents for this year’s home opener, but a more familiar foe will be in town for the middle of the week when the Houston Astros visit Globe Life Park, Mar 28-Apr 3, at 1901 Rd to Six Flags, Arlington. Tickets are $20-225. Call 817-273-5100.
Tuesday 02 – If Gallery Night (see: sidebar) doesn’t sate your appetite for visual art this week, you can hit the McKinney Avenue Contemporary for Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet’s ambitious installation American Procession or Al Farrow’s equally visionary Divine Ammunition. Both shows run thru May 4 at 1601 Ervay St, Dallas. Admission is free. Call 214-953-1212.