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Entertainment Calendar


Now-Sept. 25
Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth ends its run of Jeeves in the Morning. Based on the P.G. Wodehouse novel, the play follows the misadventures of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves who find themselves dealing with the world of high finance, unhelpful boy scouts and young love. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $30 Fridays and Saturdays and $26 for Thursdays and Sundays. Call 817-784-9378 for reservations.


Now-Oct. 1
Over the River and Through the Woods follows Nick, who tries to make a career decision while both sets of grandparents try to force food and marriage on him. The comedy is showing 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Tuesdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst. For reservations, visit


Now-Oct. 2
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is on stage at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth. The American classic follows the ramifications of Atticus Finch’s appointment as defense attorney for a black man accused of a crime against a white woman. His children gain a new perspective of their father as well as the social and moral fiber of their hometown. Performance times vary, and tickets are $40-$65. For reservations, call 817-332-2272 or visit


Now-Oct. 2
Amphibian Productions opens the regional premiere of Vigil in Sanders Theater at the Community Arts Center in Fort Worth. A nephew arrives to care for his dying aunt, but as her health improves, changes occur in both their lives. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 817-923-3012 for reservations and ticket prices.


Now-Oct. 9
Filling the heavens with music, Forever Plaid brings nostalgic music and comedy to the stage at Theatre Arlington. A 1950s singing group of four young men who met through their high school audio/visual club are preparing for their big break when they die in an automobile accident. But united for eternity, they sing their songs for a heavenly audience. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets, $17.50-$22, are available at or 817-275-7661.


Now-Oct. 22
Circle Theatre in Fort Worth presents The Fantasticks, a Tony-winning musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Co-presented with Texas Christian University, the production tells the story of young lovers, their fathers and a wall. As with most romantic comedies, love overcomes all obstacles. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets range from $14-$35. For reservations, call 817-877-3040 or visit


Sept. 30-Oct. 2
The Wizard of Oz arrives at Bass Performance Hall 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The family musical follows Dorothy and her traveling companions down the Yellow Brick Road to discover there’s no place like home. Tickets are $33-$82.50 and can be purchased at


Sept. 30-Oct. 16
Mystery fans can head to Onstage in Bedford for its production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. The play opens with a group of strangers snowbound in a boarding house wondering who in their midst is a murderer. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, visit


Sept. 30-Oct. 30
Top Dog Under Dog, opening at Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, presents the story of two brothers who have depended on each other since their parents abandoned them. While making their own ways, they compete for control. Intended for mature audiences, performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. For tickets, visit


Oct. 5-8
The NE drama program will present a modern interpretation of Molière’s The Miser with guest director John Dennis. Originally set in France during the 17th century, the comedy now takes place in New Orleans during the 1920s and ’30s. It revolves around a penny-pinching moneylender and his children who long to run off with their lovers. Admission is free for TCC students, faculty and staff, $4 for other students and seniors and $6 for the general public. Tickets are now available. Call 817-515-6687 for reservations.


Oct. 6-8
South Campus is kicking off its entertainment season with The Exonerated under the direction of Lindy Benton-Muller. Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and public records, it tells the stories of six wrongly convicted survivors of death row in their own words. Admission is free for all TCC students, faculty and staff, $3 for other students and senior citizens and $6 for the general public. Tickets are sold on the day of the event at the box office at 7 p.m. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. No late seating.


Oct. 6-9
SE Campus’ drama program will present The Masque of Beauty and The Beast by Michael Brill in the C.A. Roberson Theatre. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday as well as 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The drama, directed by John Dement, is for a general audience. Admission is free to TCC students, faculty and staff, $6 for general admission and $3 for seniors and other students.


Now-Oct. 6
The South Campus Carillon Gallery presents Works on Paper, brand new artwork by Enrico Riley from Dartmouth College. Riley, who has degrees from Dartmouth and Yale University, received an American Academy of Arts and Letters purchase prize for his painting “Giant Steps,” which now resides in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Carillon Gallery is in the Joe B. Rushing Center for Performing Arts. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays or by appointment.


Now-Oct. 8
SE Campus Art Corridor II presents The Pencil of Nature: James Dewhirst and Angilee Wilkerson, curated by Christopher Blay. The exhibit of photographs reflects how two photographers approach nature and the landscape. Wilkinson’s images are of thickets, grasslands and flood plains of North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. Dewhirst concentrates on the serenity of nature. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Art Corridor II Gallery is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays.


Now-Nov. 7
Three works by Andrew Stalder, NE associate professor of art, are on display in the J. Ardis Bell Library on NE Campus. With a feel of graffiti, Stalder’s inspiration for his works comes from the culture of hip-hop music. His tools include markers, spray paint and stencils. Stalder considers his works like self-portraits, a discovery of self through painting.


Now-Dec. 31
Will Barnet: Relationships, Intimate and Abstract 1935-1965 at Amon Carter Museum marks the 100th birthday of the printmaker, painter and educator. The exhibit includes seldom-seen drawings from the 1950s related to his masterwork. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.


Now-Jan. 15
Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series is on exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Admission is $4 for students with IDs and seniors (60+), $10 for general admission and free for children 12 and under. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays-Sundays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays. Visit for more information.


Sept. 24-Nov. 27
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will honor Alexandre Hogue in its exhibit Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary — Paintings and Works on Paper. The exhibit will feature the works of Hogue, who largely worked with the Southwest U.S. over his career. Many of the works have never been seen before. Art critic Susie Kalil will curate the exhibition. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Single tickets for the museum exhibit are $14 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.



Sept. 22-25
Arlington’s Levitt Pavilion offers a weekend of free eclectic concerts. Hailing from Lima, Peru, Wayanay Inka brings international sounds from the Peruvian Andes and Latin America on Thursday. Instruments include bamboo panpipes and flutes, charangos, guitars and drums. Local group Calhoun will share its Indie-pop sounds Friday. Songwriter/singer Bruce Robinson and alternative country singer Kelly Willis will perform Saturday. Award-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin joins the University of Texas at Arlington’s jazz orchestra for Sunday’s concert. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with lawn seating.

Sept. 25
Dallas-native Jimmie Vaughan brings his guitar to Bass Performance Hall at 7 p.m. A former member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Vaughan plays blues-rock. Fort Worth-native Dave Millsap, blues singer/guitarist, opens the show. Tickets range from $22 to $82.50 and can be purchased at


Sept. 27
SE Campus hosts the Meridian Chamber Players, a group of professional wind musicians who studied at the University of North Texas. The group performs classical standards as well as contemporary pieces. SE faculty members will perform with the group. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the C.A. Roberson Theatre. For more information, contact Greg Dewhirst at 817-515-3718.


Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Visitors can select from jazz, Texas rock and contemporary country at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington. Thursday features New Orleans-style music. The Soul Rebels Brass Band combines jazz and funk with hip-hop and reggae beats. Singer/songwriter Carolyn Wonderland offers her Janis Joplin/Stevie Ray Vaughan musical style on Friday. The fall season ends Saturday with Deryl Dodd and the Homesick Cowboys. They add a modern touch to the traditional honky-tonk sound. The 7:30 p.m. concerts offer free music in a picnic setting. 


Oct. 17
Dallas Chamber Music opens its season at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium on the Southern Methodist University campus with an instrumental trio. Together for 35 years, Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Jaime Laredo, violin; and Sharon Robinson, cello, are recognized as one of the premier trios in the music world. Tickets are $40 for general admission, $15 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, visit


Special Events

Sept. 24
To celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day, the Irving Arts Center will offer free admission to Genghis Khan: The Exhibition 9-11 a.m. At 11 a.m., visitors can see The Conqueror, a 1958 film starring John Wayne as Khan. Children can create Chinese-style brush paintings 2-4 p.m. in the lobby. Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea, a 2007 Japanese film, will be shown at 4 p.m.


Sept. 24
Fort Worth’s Day in the District offers nine destinations in one day for free. Visitors receive free admission to various museums, art exhibits and local attractions. For complete listings and schedules, visit


Sept. 28
NW performing arts department will present dance, drama and music solo performances by students, alumni and faculty at 7:30 p.m. on the Cinco Palms stage. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to be seated on the lawn. The stage will be between both ponds and the Administration Building. Closest parking will be south of the main entrance.


Oct. 6
SE Campus will hold a reception and readings for the 2011 issue of its literary publication, The Compass, 6-8 p.m. in the library. For more information, contact Pennie Boyett, English instructor and the publication’s faculty adviser, at 817-515-3140.

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