Wednesday 10 – If you saw the 2003 documentary Lost in La Mancha, you witnessed the cosmic run of bad luck that ended Terry Gilliam’s attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote at the beginning of the century. Now, he finally finished his riff on Cervantes’ novel with a new cast, and you can see it for one night only at 7pm at a movie theater near you. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.
Thursday 11 – Gloria Estefan might seem a relic of the ’80s, but she had quite an interesting early life in Cuba, with a grandfather who took part in the Bay of Pigs invasion and a mother whose dreams of working in show business were dashed by her father. On Your Feet, a jukebox musical of Estefan’s hits tracing the life she made in America, runs Wed-Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $44-127. Call 817-212-4280.
Friday 12 – Sam Steiner’s play Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons partially takes place in a cat cemetery, but instead of Stephen King scares, it posits a dystopian future with a government that restricts citizens to 140 words per day. That gives new meaning to the phrase “watch your words.” Sundown Collaborative Theatre stages this play thru today at Black Box Theatre, 318 W Hickory St, Denton. Tickets are $10-12. Call 940-220-9302.
Saturday 13 – Instead of recycling, why not upcycling? This morning, members of the city council and various artists will be on hand for the North Beach Street Public Art Project, which will collect discarded materials for use in 12 planned sculptures of weather vanes. The artist wants specific materials, so you may want to call ahead and see if you have what they need. The collection is 9-11am at Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Pkwy, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-298-3027.
Sunday 14 – It was only when Carmen was staged outside of France that Bizet’s opera started to gain a following, as both French critics and the public had been indifferent to what is now a staple of the opera repertoire. TCU Opera Theatre puts on this tale of love, jealousy, and revenge set in the seedy neighborhoods of Seville from Sat thru today at the Secrest-Wible Building, 3015 Merida Av, FW. Tickets are free-$10. Call 817-257-7602.
Monday 15 – Astrophysicist and podcaster Paul Sutter has a cheerful title for his talk this evening: You Are Not Special: Our Big, Messy Existence. Tonight at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the self-described “agent to the stars” (har har) takes us on a tour of the universe and where our humble planet fits into it at 6:15pm at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $10-25. Call 817-255-9300.
Tuesday 16 – In the early days of American ballet, greats like George Balanchine made it clear that they wanted a uniform look for their corps, meaning women of similar height, build, and skin color. Decades later, we’re still trying to make dance more inclusive in terms of race and gender. TCU’s dance department holds a discussion about that subject at 6pm at the J.M. Moudy Bldg, 2805 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7615.