Wednesday 07 – This weekend, Arlington Backyard celebrates its first anniversary, and while there will be a big party on Friday, the venue is also showing baseball movies on Wednesday all this month. They start tonight with a double feature of Field of Dreams and Moneyball at 6:30pm & 9:30pm at 1650 E Randol Mill Rd, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 817-852-6688.
Thursday 08 – An infant born today can be expected to produce 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime, about the weight of the Eiffel Tower. “I’d be giving birth to the Eiffel Tower!” says the woman in Duncan Macmillan’s comedy Lungs, whose two main characters’ discussion about having a child goes in unexpected directions while they’re in line at IKEA. Stage West’s production runs thru Aug 18 at 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $17-50. Call 817-784-9378.
Friday 09 – Theatre Arlington had slated a regional premiere of the 2016 Southern comedy The Savannah Sipping Society, but circumstances have intervened, so instead we must settle for a revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon’s comedy about his own childhood in an unfashionable corner of the Tri-State area, running today thru Aug 31 at 305 W Main St, Arlington. Tickets are $22-24. Call 817-275-7661.
Saturday 10 – A prototype of the Broadway musical before the modern age, Anything Goes features a completely disposable story and book concerning the romances on board a transatlantic cruise ship and is buoyed purely by the strength of Cole Porter’s songs, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Easy to Love,” and the title song. Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s production runs Fri thru Aug 25 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $16-24. Call 866-811-4111.
Sunday 11 – The DVD documentary being screened at the Kimbell is puckishly titled Monet’s Palate, and no, that is not a misspelling of the word “palette.” The 58-minute show focuses on the Impressionist master’s gourmet taste in food and his renditions of food in his art, from an early still life of a beef quarter to late canvases of peaches. The show screens at 2pm at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.
Monday 12 – Grapevine’s Runway Theatre has added one more performance of their Hollywood-set farce Suite Surrender, and it’s taking place tonight. A midweek theatrical performance is nothing new, but having a show’s closing night fall on a Monday might be unusual enough to entice you to this comedy about a singer and an actress fighting over a hotel suite. The curtain rises at 215 N Dooley St, Grapevine. Tickets are $17-20. Call 817-488-4842.
Tuesday 13 – Satoshi Kon died too soon of pancreatic cancer back in 2010, leaving behind a few animated films that are jewel-like in their perfection. His 2003 movie Millennium Actress is about an aged movie star whose interview with a documentary crew turns into a trip through her life and her film roles. A subtitled version of the film screens at 7pm at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $13.53. Call 818-761-6100.