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Ken Burns’ new program Hemingway premieres on PBS Mon, Apr 5. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Thursday March 11

From 6pm to 7pm via zoom, attend the virtual discussion Hemingway, Gender and Identity, a preface to the upcoming three-part PBS series Hemingway directed by Ken Burns. (The series premieres on PBS stations Mon, Apr 5, thru Wed, Apr 7. Learn more about the program at PBS/org/Hemingway.) Register to attend this free discussion here.

 

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Friday March 12

Texas Lottery Live — the free outdoor concert series at Texas Lottery Plaza on the grounds of the Toyota Music Factory (340 W Los Colinas Blvd, Irving, 972-810-1499) — is back for 2021. At 7pm, hear the season’s first musical guest, Irving native Alex Aguilar, playing songs from his country album Honky Tonk Love. Restaurants surround the plaza, so you can head there straight after work and order dinner on the fly.

 

Saturday March 13

From 10am to 4pm Sat-Sun, do some shopping at the 13th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling at Will Rogers Memorial Center (3401 W Lancaster Av, 817-392-7469). This popular market features handmade and vintage items from more than 140 makers and pickers. This event is animal-friendly, so bring your pups or adopt one at the Humane Society of North Texas booth. There will be raffles benefiting the society and CASA of Tarrant County. Bring a pet food donation to the Don’t Forget to Feed Me booth and receive one free raffle ticket per donation. Whatever your budget, you won’t leave empty-handed as attendees receive swag bags with coupons, products, and samples. This event is free to attend.

 

Sunday March 14

At 7pm Fri-Sat and then at 1pm Sun, attend the Art Way to Normalcy group show featuring local artists at The Grackle Art Gallery (4621 El Campo Av, 817-615-0681). Works by Joe Badillo, Emily Cavender, Heath Cromwell, Stuart Everett, Juan Flores, Aaron Hutchinson, Aaron Hutts, Kate McClain, Trista Morris, Matt Sacks, Jorge Sierra, Robert Standlee, and Chris Tijerina will be showcased. There will also be live music by Stuart Everett — one of the featured artists — on Sat and Wayne Willingham on Sun. This event is free to attend, but bring money to #BuyArt.

 

Monday March 15

Typically known for live music, MASS (1002 S Main St, 682-707-7774) also hosts special events and comedy shindigs. From 8pm to 11pm every Mon, the uproarious Claws Out Comedy show hosted by Monna features comedians Katy Evens, Miles Francis, Michelle Miller, and Holly Van Straten. This weekly event is free to attend.

 

Tuesday March 16

From 10am to 5pm today thru Fri, kids and their families can go on a virtual adventure at Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell Art Museum (3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, 817-332-8451) via Facebook Live. Daily activities will feature simple guides for at-home artmaking, brief videos from guest artists and performers, and story times in English and Spanish. Free art kits are available to the first 200 families who sign up. (Pick-up only at the Kimbell.) Reserve your art kit at KimbellArt.org/SpringBreak.

 

Wednesday March 17

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays thru Mar 17, head to Grandscape (5752 Grandscape Blvd, The Colony, 972-668-2222) for the Red Dirt Concert Series. This afternoon, see the series’ final show featuring Mike Ryan with supporting acts Johnny Cooper and Shawn Fussell. The show is free, but VIP tickets in front of the stage are available as a four-pack for $160 ($40 per person) at Grandscape.com.

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