Wednesday 11 – The season is no reason not to see National Theatre Live’s broadcast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s play receives an immersive staging (with audiences following the action on foot) from director Nicholas Hytner, and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie plays Titania, so who cares if winter is coming? The show is at 2pm today and 1pm Sat at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $20. Call 817-923-3012.
Thursday 12 – Joe Scalissi is known for his impersonations of Dean Martin, but he’ll at least get to take a break from “That’s Amore” when he performs A Dean Martin Christmas, the new cabaret show at Casa Mañana Theatre. He’ll sing Christmas carols that Dino made famous, including “Marshmallow World” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” The show runs thru Dec 21 at 3101 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $45-65. Call 817-332-2272.
Friday 13 – Oh, look! It’s a dance performance that isn’t The Nutcracker. Ballet Concerto Fort Worth’s annual A Holiday Special avoids the usual cliches in favor of a one-night-only offering of a Hanukkah flamenco and a ballet version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The concert is at 7pm at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Tickets are $15-35. Call 817-738-7915.
Saturday 14 – The story of how Edmond Rostand became an overnight sensation before the age of 30 when he hurriedly wrote Cyrano de Bergerac for a demanding star is told in Cyrano, My Love, the French farce by Alexis Michalik, who also shows up in the film as Rostand’s rival playwright Georges Feydeau. The film runs Fri-Sun at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $8-10. Call 817-738-9215.
Sunday 15 – It’s all about the number four at the fourth annual Fort Worth Soup fundraiser tonight. Four projects bidding for a micro-grant will have four minutes to present their bid, and diners will get to ask four questions from them. The dinner that goes with it will also feature, uh, soup. The event starts at 6:30pm at Shipping & Receiving Bar, 201 S Calhoun St, FW. Tickets are sold at the door, so find out how much they are at that point.
Monday 16 – Eddie Pepitone has a podcast called (what else?) Pep Talks. The standup comic who has done guest shots on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is the headliner at Laugh Your Mass Off this evening, sharing the bill with standby JT Habersaat. The entertainment begins at 8pm at MASS, 1002 S Main St, FW. Tickets are $12-17. Call 682-707-7774.
Tuesday 17 – A soldier taking up a position has his helmet taken harmlessly off his head by a bullet, and instead of contemplating what a close brush with death he’s just had, he turns to the camera and grins. That’s one of the bits to be seen in They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson’s reverential, colorized documentary about British soldiers in World War I. The film screens today thru Dec 18 at various movie theaters. Check Calendar for locations. Tickets are $13.53. Call 818-761-6100.