Porgy and Bess kicks off Fort Worth Opera at Bass Hall this week.

Wednesday 24 – Bad movie fans rejoice! The Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club is back in a new venue, having moved from the now-defunct Grotto to MASS. Tonight, they’ll celebrate with Treasure of the Four Crowns, a no-budget 1980s Italian space adventure starring Tony Anthony (that’s a stage name, right?) at 9pm at 1002 S Main St, FW. Admission is free. 

Thursday 25 – There’s a song in Avenue Q called “I Wish I Could Go Back to College,” but the people putting it on at Theatre Wesleyan will still be there. The troupe will put on the filthy-mouthed puppet musical for one weekend only, an ambitious undertaking for a university theater department, which should be delightful. The show runs today thru Sun at Thad Smotherman Theatre, 1205 Binkley St, FW. Tickets are $8.50-15. Call 817-531-4211.

Friday 26 – For some reason, dinner theater is in top form this weekend. Arts Fifth Avenue is hosting a production by Crime Scene Company on Saturday, while Haltom Theater’s The Crazy Killer at the Sitcom goes one better by running today thru Sat at 5601 E Belknap St, Haltom City. The cost is $40 for the show plus your choices of lasagna or chicken and white or chocolate cake. Call 682-250-5678.


Saturday 27 – We could have done without the play on words in the title of the Nature Con … servation, but we’re happy to plug this inaugural event at Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. The festivities begin with a fun run to Greer Island, leading to canoe rides, hayrides, and guided hikes. Food trucks will be there, so you can stay here all day, or at least from 8am to 5pm at 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, FW. Registration is $15. Call 817-392-4710.

Sunday 28 – Fort Worth Opera kicks off this week with Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Also on hand will be Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times theater critic Margo Jefferson to discuss how the opera’s success became something of a mixed blessing for black opera singers. The opera runs Fri-Tue at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $22-195. Call 817-731-0726.

Monday 29 – Johannes Brahms had already retired from composing when he met the clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld and was taken enough with his musicianship that he wrote his Clarinet Quintet, one of the great chamber music works ever written for the instrument. That piece will be the anchor of the program when Spectrum Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth performs at 7pm at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, 800 W 5th St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-877-3003.

Tuesday 30 – TCU Symphony Orchestra winds up the semester with a Russian-flavored concert this evening. Germán Gutiérrez conducts “Autumn” from Glazunov’s ballet The Seasons and Rimsky-Korsakov’s festive Russian Easter Overture. Rounding out the program (and ruining the national theme here) is Schumann’s “Rhenish” Symphony. The concert is at 7pm at Ed Landreth Hall, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7602.