Wednesday 11 – There is currently no specific memorial site for the 200-odd soldiers from Tarrant County who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. A group of veterans and city officials aims to change that with a benefit auction, which will show a design for the site and include a speech by Col. Elmo Baker (ret.) at 6pm at Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ, 301 Stockyards Blvd, FW. Admission is free. Call 254-888-0333.
Thursday 12 – The third Drew Medford Memorial Tournament is the largest so far, with 20 high-school baseball teams playing against one another on fields all over Fort Worth, Arlington, and Midlothian for local pride and scholarships. The tournament runs today thru Sun. Check Calendar for locations in Tarrant County. Admission is free.
Friday 13 – A man makes a movie about an online bully who becomes a target, then turns into an online bully himself, then becomes the target of other bullies. That is the story of Jason Lei Howland, and you can see his satirical thriller Guns Akimbo, starring Daniel Radcliffe as a guy who has guns nailed to both his hands, at the Grand Berry Theater this weekend. It runs tonight thru Sat at 2712 Weisenberger St, FW. Admission is free.
Saturday 14 – Vijay Iyer is an American composer who is currently taking jazz music in odd, innovative, classically oriented directions. Tonight, he’s here courtesy of the Cliburn with violinist Jennifer Koh to play the compositions of his that she commissioned. The concert begins at 2pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $20-50. Call 817-212-4280.
Sunday 15 – Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children is like a British farce, except the apocalypse has come. Two retired scientists welcome a colleague to their seaside cottage overlooking the nuclear power plant where they used to work before the place exploded. The regional premiere of this play runs Fri thru Apr 12 at Stage West, 821 W Vickery St, FW. Tickets are $17-45. Call 817-784-9378.
Monday 16 – The Fort Worth Food & Wine Foundation held its Shooting With the Chefs event last summer, but they’re now shifting their scholarship fundraiser to spring, when the weather will be less hot and the yearly festival will still lie ahead. The event starts at 1pm at Walsh North Star Ranch, 100 Walsh Dr, Aledo. Individual tickets are $200. Call 800-936-3126.
Tuesday 17 – Bass Performance Hall is going Norwegian on this St. Patrick’s Day. University Christian Church’s event Alive at the Bass will include Irish songs as well as Janet Pummill playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. However, the big draw will be Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo (pronounce that last name yay-low), who will play the world premiere of his choral work The Tyger and the Lamb, along with the church’s choir. The concert starts at 7:30pm at 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $11.49.50. Call 817-212-4280.