Les Misérables returns to Bass Hall this week.

Wednesday 26 – If you’ve read Victor Hugo’s novel, you’ll notice that the characters’ moral weight is always reflected in how good-looking they are. In a perverse way, the musical version of Les Misérables is faithful to that part of the book, with the heroes receiving all the best and most beautiful music to sing. A new production takes the stage this week at Bass Hall, running thru Sun at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $44-127. Call 817-212-4280.

Thursday 27 – If you missed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse last week at Levitt Pavilion, not to worry. It’s also screening tonight at Sundance Square. The Oscar-winning animated hit from last winter succeeded thanks to a lot of self-awareness and a little Post Malone. The movie begins at 8:30pm at 4th & Main sts, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-5700.

Friday 28 – Young pianists from Lithuania, China, Hungary, and here in America will perform single recital items at tonight’s PianoTexas. There will be a good dose of Debussy here in Estampes, L’isle joyeuse, and selections from Suite Bergamasque, but you’ll also hear two masterpieces by Chopin: his Fourth Scherzo and Third Piano Sonata. The performance, which also streams live online, is at 7pm at PepsiCo Recital Hall, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7602.


Saturday 29 – This afternoon, the Apex Arts League presents its second annual Grand Recital, in which local youths receive professional training and a concert debut in exchange for a registration fee. You won’t have to pay, though, to hear the music of Mozart, Bruch, and others at 4pm at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S White’s Chapel Blvd, Southlake. Admission is free. Call 682-661-5026.

Sunday 30 – Don’t confuse Rainbow Bright with the series of dolls that came out in the 1980s. This burlesque performance up in Denton marks the end of Pride Month, with seven drag performers taking the stage. The afternoon event also includes a brunch with French toast and eggs Florentine. The doors open at 1pm at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St, Denton. Admission is $10-15, while the brunch is $16. Call 940-320-2000.

Monday 1 – Hayao Miyazaki only wrote the script for the 1995 anime film Whisper of the Heart, but Yoshifumi Kondô’s rendition of this story about a Japanese schoolgirl and a magical cat is still acclaimed as one of Studio Ghibli’s classics. An English-dubbed version and a Japanese-language version play tonight and Tue at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $12.50. Call 818-761-6100.

Tuesday 2 – The Hills Church in North Richland Hills is making a two-day head start on Independence Day with Celebrate America. The event is specifically tailored to seniors and veterans of the U.S. military, with a barbecue dinner and live music by Joseph Habedank. The event is at 6pm at 6300 NE Loop 820, North Richland Hills. Admission is free, dinner tickets are $10, and an RSVP is required. Call 817-281-0773.