Wednesday 30 – Puccini may have done better by the story with his debut opera, Manon Lescaut, but Jules Massenet beat him to the subject with Manon. This work about a nobleman who falls in love with an incompatible woman remains its composer’s most popular and enduring opera. The Met broadcasts it at 1pm & 6:30pm at Cinemark Ridgmar, 1888 Green Oaks Rd, FW. Tickets are $27.06-29.63. Call 817-591-8940.
Thursday 31 – There are so many Halloween events going on this year that we’ve created a special section in our Calendar just for them. Among them are Rose Marine Theater’s yearly Día de los Muertos bash, MASS screening bad horror films, and Denton’s Nightfall Festival, which has three days’ worth of music acts. See our Calendar section for times, dates, locations, prices, and contact phone numbers.
Friday 01 – This weekend is your last chance to see Artisan Center Theater’s production of The Addams Family, the musical adaptation of the Charles Addams cartoon that also spawned the TV show, two live-action films, and the animated film that’s in theaters right now. The show runs thru Sun at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $16-28. Call 817-284-1200.
Saturday 02 – This weekend is the 54th annual Cowboy Artists of America Annual Sale & Exhibition. If you’re in the market for paintings, drawings, or sculpture of Western subjects and Western landscapes, this is where you want to be. Art demonstrations and other events will be part of the festivities as well, Fri thru today at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Admission is $6-225. Call 214-679-2853.
Sunday 03 – Marc-Antoine Charpentier was acclaimed as one of the finest and most prolific French composers of the late 17th century, and his time included a stormy career composing for the theater. La descent d’Orphée aux enfers is a two-act chamber opera that may or may not have a missing third act. Apex Arts League presents a performance of this Baroque rarity at 4pm at White’s Chapel Church, 185 S White’s Chapel Blvd, Southlake. Tickets are $10-20. Call 682-651-5026.
Monday 04 – In the 1940s, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History acquired a copy of the arrest warrant for Rebecca Nurse, the convicted Salem witch who was hanged. This document was later discovered to be a forgery, but the museum held on to it. Now, the museum has the actual warrant itself, so you can compare the real and the fake, thru Tue at 1600 Gendy St, FW. Admission is free with museum admission. Call 817-255-9300.
Tuesday 05 – For tonight, at least, Fort Worth has a new comedy venue when Magnolia Motor Lounge hosts its comedy night. So far, the only definitive word is that it will be hosted by Zach Rippey, but it looks like it will be an open-mic affair. If the West 7th music venue draws enough of a crowd, there may be more of these events in the future. The comedy starts at 9:30pm at 3005 Morton St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-332-3344.