Wednesday 28 – For all the baseball and college football events on this page, there’s yet more sports going on at Will Rogers Memorial Center, where they’re holding the American Miniature Horse Association World Championship Show. Come see these tiny equines (maximum height: 38 inches) perform tasks and show off their skills thru Sat at 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-783-5600.
Thursday 29 – We refuse to put an NFL preseason game on the Night & Day page (seriously, they charge as much for tickets to those games as to games that count), so we’re putting the Seattle Mariners’ visit to town in this slot instead. The Ms aren’t the worst team in the American League, thanks to the historic suckitude of Baltimore and Detroit. The series runs today thru Sun at Globe Life Park, 1901 Rd to Six Flags, Arlington. Tickets are $20-225. Call 817-273-5100.
Friday 39 – Wait Until Dark might not be a great thriller, but the 1967 film is entertaining in a rattletrap sort of way, as Audrey Hepburn plays a blind woman besieged by criminals in her apartment. Alan Arkin does a star turn as a villain who impersonates several people for his mark, though why does he bother wearing disguises to deceive a blind person? The movie starts at 7:30pm at Palace Arts Theater, 300 S Main St, Grapevine. Tickets are $6. Call 817-410-3185.
Saturday 31 – TCU’s football team might not be ranked as we start the season, but there are prognosticators who give the Horned Frogs a chance to make the College Football Playoff. Meanwhile, their opponent, the Golden Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, have a chance to make the championship game in Frisco for the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA). The game kicks off at 7pm at Amon G. Carter Stadium, 2850 S University Dr, FW. Tickets are $25-175. Call 817-257-7967.
Sunday 01 – Living legend Paquito D’Rivera comes to town to play with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as they open their new season. The Cuban saxophonist and clarinetist grew up amid his country’s jazz clubs but chafed against the restrictions of Fidel Castro’s government until he sought asylum in America and became a full-blown music star. The concert is at 7:30pm at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $22-99. Call 817-212-4280.
Monday 02 – A mere 48 hours after launching his book, A Leg in Oklahoma City, in that selfsame city, Greg Hoetker will be here in town to hold another launch party. The novel concerns the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995, and all profits from sales will be donated to charity. The signing is at 6:30pm at Commonplace Books, 1701 River Run, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-229-5773.
Tuesday 03 – Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde already gave us a musical take on the bible story of Noah and his ark, but that was more than 60 years ago. Michael McLean’s The Ark is only 20 years old and contains a good portion of the Christian musician’s sense of humor. Artisan Center Theater’s production runs Fri thru Sep 28 at Belaire Theater, 420 S Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $12-24. Call 817-283-3406.