Chris Hury, Dana Schultes, and Evan Michael Woods star in Stage West’s The Lifespan of a Fact.

Wednesday 06 – November offers up a great many days that are gray and lonely, so perhaps now’s the time for Casa Mañana to put on Annie. The Broadway musical about the rich man and the red-haired orphan who sings about tomorrow continues its run thru Sun at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $39-79. Call 817-332-2272.

Thursday 07 – Hey, did you hear that NTX Beer Week is going on? We dedicated only about 155 pages to it in this issue. Our humble publication is one of the sponsors, and while most of the events are happening on the other side of the county line, we’ve got a few here. There’s a Meet the Brewer event at 4pm at T&P Tavern, 221 W Lancaster Av, FW, and a tapping of rare Rahr & Sons beers at 6pm at Ye Olde Bull and Bush, 2300 Montgomery St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-321-9700.

Friday 08 – This weekend finds the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in an all-American mood, as guest conductor Garrett Keast conducts Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Copland’s Third Symphony, y’know, the one with the “Fanfare for the Common Man.” Violinist Chloë Hanslip will perform Barber’s discursive Violin Concerto as well, today thru Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $22-97. Call 817-665-6000.


Saturday 09 – The real-life suicide of a teenager in Las Vegas is the unlikely basis of some fairly uproarious comedy in The Lifespan of a Fact, about a magazine writer’s attempts to write a Big Issue think piece and its stubborn run-ups to the facts of the case. The world premiere starred Daniel Radcliffe, Bobby Cannavale, and Cherry Jones, and now the play receives its regional premiere Thu thru Dec 8 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery Blvd, FW. Tickets are $17-45. Call 817-784-9378.

Sunday 10 – The three home games the Cowboys have played so far have been laughably one-sided, but that figures to change when the Minnesota Vikings come to town. After a wobbly start, Kirk Cousins is back to looking like a really good quarterback, and the defense continues to punish its opponents. It should be a tough test for the home team. The game kicks off at 7:30pm at AT&T Stadium, 1 Legends Way, Arlington. Tickets are $37-239.

Monday 11 – It’s not just any Veterans Day Parade that’s going on in Fort Worth. It’s the 100th anniversary of the first one, made to commemorate the date on which hostilities ceased in World War I. The veterans will appreciate your turnout to honor them on this holiday. The parade begins at 9:30am in downtown Fort Worth. Admission is free.

Tuesday 12 – All the way from Farmingdale, N.Y., (that’s Long Island, if you’re not familiar with the Empire State’s geography) comes Macseal, an emo band on their Super Enthusiast Tour. They land in Denton with I’m Glad It’s You, Never Friends, and Bowtiger backing them up. The music starts at 8pm at BackYard on Bell, 410 N Bell Av, Denton. Admission is $8-10. Call 940-243-4990.