Wednesday 09 – Laura Wilson is being inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame this year, and to mark the occasion, the museum is putting on Laura Wilson: Looking West. This protégée of Richard Avedon has spent her life photographing overlooked corners of the American West, including Hutterites in Montana. The show, which opened on Oct 3, runs thru Mar 15 at 1720 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children, $9 for military and first responders. Call 817-336-4475.
Thursday 10 – Cliburn laureate Olga Kern returns to Fort Worth this week for a pair of concerts at the Kimbell. You’d expect some Russian music from her, and so there’s Rachmaninov’s melancholy Barcarolle and Scriabin’s unbelievably difficult Étude in C-sharp minor (Op. 42, No. 5). However, she’ll also play Beethoven’s clever Salieri Variations and Gershwin’s Three Preludes, which don’t receive nearly the play that they warrant. The concerts are today thru Fri at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $25-65. Call 817-332-8451.
Friday 11 – Mahler’s Third Symphony isn’t often performed because it needs such a huge orchestra in addition to a women’s choir, a boys’ choir, and an alto soloist. However, before Miguel Harth-Bedoya leaves as director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, he’ll finally have a crack at this mammoth symphony that comes with its own built-in intermission. The concerts are Fri-Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $22-97. Call 817-665-6000.
Saturday 12 – At last, the Fort Worth Stockyards get in on the Oktoberfest action with Stocktoberfest, a first-ever event for the North Fort Worth neighborhood that looks to be heavy on Shiner branding (not that we’ll complain about drinking Shiner). Now’s a chance to enjoy a cattle drive with your beer. The festival runs Fri thru today at 131 E Exchange Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-624-4741.
Sunday 13 – Ahead of Steven Spielberg’s anticipated film version comes Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s production of West Side Story. The troupe stages this musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, whose music by Leonard Bernstein holds up remarkably well after so many decades. The show runs Fri thru Oct 27 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St, FW. Tickets are $16-24. Call 866-811-4111.
Monday 14 – In addition to screening films that are playing nowhere else in Tarrant County, the Grand Berry Theater is livening up our Mondays with stuff like Sunny in the Dark, Courtney Ware’s Dallas-made horror film about a family therapist who starts to suspect that something sinister inhabits the loft apartment where he is living alone. The film screens at 7:30pm at 2712 Weisenberger St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-924-6000.
Tuesday 15 – White cane laws are intended for people who are blind or otherwise disabled, not only to protect them but to help them move around and take in the same activities as able-bodied people. Today, the Kimbell holds White Cane Safety Day to bring the museum’s artworks to those who might not think they’re able to appreciate them. The activities are 9am-1:30pm at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-8451.