From 8:45am to 4:15pm today and Friday, explore the topic of Flight Culture and the Human Experience at the 55th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Lectures series hosted by the History Department at UTA (201 University Hall, Arlington, 817-272-2861). The two-day event is free to the public and will be livestreamed at UTA.edu/History/Research/Webb-Lecture-Series.
From 8pm to 2am, Free Play Fort Worth (1311 Lipscomb St, 682-231-1444) is hosting a hacker celebration called Hack the Planet. The festivities include a free rooftop screening of the movie Hackers at 8pm, a free Wipeout game demo at 10pm, and a throwback electronic DJ set by VIC-20 at 10pm. All-you-can-play arcade access is $10.16 plus tax. Attendees also receive a free Hack the Planet floppy disk while supplies last. While the event is free to attend, table reservations can be made for $20 at FreePlayFtWorth.com.
At 7pm, ArtHouse Art Gallery & Urban Hangout (1226 Ash Crescent St, 682-432-5848) is hosting its occasional Muses & Mangoes Show celebrating visual artists, musicians, culinary art, and fashion. There will be live music and vendors selling a variety of items. Tickets are $10 thru Friday or $15 day of show.
A major local film festival is getting a redo. From 10am to 2pm, the Haltom Theater (5601 E Belknap St, Haltom City, 682-250-5678) will host the Belated 2020 Grapevine Film Festival. Enjoy photos on the red carpet, network with film industry folk, see award presentations, and watch a selection of films from around the country. Tickets are $10 at FilmFreeway.com/GrapevineFilmFestival/Tickets.
Even without concerts, there’s a lot more going on at AT&T Stadium (1 AT&T Stadium Way, Arlington, 817-892-4000) than just sports. The arena that hosts Dallas Cowboys home football games also holds a great collection of art. At 10am any Mon, take a Guided Art Tour for $25. To book a tour, go to Tours.ATTStadium.com/Events.
Celebrate 420 in style with DFW NORML — the local leg of the Texas NORML organization devoted to the reform of statewide cannabis laws — at the 420 Daft Punk Tribute Show at Subsolo Underground Speakeasy (211 N Ervay St, Dallas). This underground dance party is hosted by Shaun McAlister and Giulio Ferrari and features Robot After All, a Daft Punk tribute act. Proceeds from ticket sales, vendor booth sales, and raffle tickets will be donated to Texas NORML. Tickets are $25 at DFWNORML.org.
At 2pm today — or at 1pm Sat, Apr 24 — Amphibian Stage (120 S Main St, 817-923-3012) is hosting a screening of a previously recorded production of National Theatre Live: Hansard, a new play by Simon Woods. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988, and Tory politician Robin has returned home to the idyllic Cotswolds house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana — the picture of a perfect marriage. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Tickets are $20 at AmphibianStage.com.