Wednesday 31 – Live music by Igmèji will accompany the Renegade Voices Collective open-mic tonight at Shipping & Receiving Bar, a spoken word event where Connor Stratman will read from his published collection, Some Were Awake, beginning at 7pm at 201 S Calhoun St, FW. Admission is $5. Call 817-887-9313.
Thursday 01 –The first half of the WNBA season got ugly in a hurry for the Dallas Wings, occupying the bottom of the Western Conference by a lot, but now that the All-Star Game is over, the local team has a chance to undo the damage. If they’re to get back into the playoff picture come September, that starts against the New York Liberty at 7pm tonight at UTA College Park Center, 600 S Center St, Arlington. Tickets are $20-45. Call 817-272-9595.
Friday 02 – When it debuted on Broadway in 1988, Carrie the Musical was such a flop that it became a byword for other failed musical shows. However, the adaptation of Stephen King’s high-school novel has undergone some revisions over the years and gradually gained an audience — TV’s Riverdale even had a recent episode when the cast members performed it. The show finally reaches our professional theater scene Fri-Sun at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $25. Call 817-332-2272.
Saturday 03 – Once again, it is time for SceneShop to take the stage at Arts Fifth Avenue. And once again, we have scant information on what’s going down at their show (this year entitled … in the details), other than that it’s a collection of short plays penned by Steven Alan McGaw and other writers, some new to the summer fest and others veterans. The show runs Fri thru Aug 10 at 1628 5th Av, FW. Tickets are $15. Call 817-923-9500.
Sunday 04 – For a journeyman major-league baseball player, Moe Berg led a fascinating life as a law degree holder from Columbia who spoke 10 languages and served as a spy for the U.S. government while playing exhibition games in foreign countries with the likes of Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson. His story is told in Aviva Kempner’s documentary The Spy Behind Home Plate, which runs Fri thru today at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $8-10. Call 817-738-9215.
Monday 05 – Even though some types of comedy and music are distinguished by improvisation, not many people have thought to combine the two (outside of Whose Line Is It Anyway?). Paul Slavens and friends look to take your suggestions to create some musical laughs with their Spontaneous Song Generator at 10pm tonight at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-320-2000.
Tuesday 06 – We could do without a colorized version of I Love Lucy, but the five episodes screening tonight are a masterclass in situation comedy that helped define the genre for TV, including Lucy’s gig as a spokeswoman for Vitameatavegamin and her disastrous gig on the assembly line at a chocolate factory. The event screens at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $13.53. Call 818-761-6100.