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Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas

9The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Legends Gala begins at 7 p.m. at Bass Hall with a violin showcase featuring concertmaster Michael Shih and associate concertmaster Swang Lin, performing on the orchestra's Stradivari violins. Dinner and dancing will follow at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Concert tickets are $30-$99; 817-665-6000 or www.fwsymphony.org. Reservations to dinner are $250; tables start at $2,500; call 817-665-6500, ext. 118, or email bbryant@fwsymphony.org.

10The second annual "Tribute to Love" Valentine's Day concert benefiting Summer Santa will take place at the Palace Arts Center in Grapevine at 7 p.m. The evening will feature several musical performances; the headliner on the bill is David Gaschen, who played the title character of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Tickets are $75; www.summersanta.org/loveconcert.

14Stage West will hold the fundraising event "Acting With the Stars" at 6 p.m. in the Horizon Room at the Fort Worth Club. The event will pair local celebrities with professional actors for an acting contest judged by the event's guests. Tickets are $125. Call 817-784-9378 or visit www.stagewest.org for more information.

15Reading Rocks, benefiting the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Ridglea Country Club. The activities include story time with children's author Candace Fleming. Tickets are $35 for children and $75 for adults; 817-871-8022 or www.fwlibraryfoundation.org.

16Come out for a "funky formal" at Mansfield Cares' annual Charity Ball. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Country Club and will include music by Le Freak. Tickets, $100, are available, along with more information, at www.mansfieldcares.org.

22Cowboys & Cajuns, a fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at River Ranch at 500 N.E. 23rd St., Fort Worth. The evening will include dinner, live music, auctions and complimentary drinks. Individual tickets are $150; tables for eight are $1,500; call 817-258-6414 or visit www.mealsonwheels.org.

23The Party 2013 event in Fort Worth will be a Superhero Costume Gala, held at 7 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and enjoy a dinner buffet, dancing, games and more; tickets are $200 each. More information is available at 817-451-8740 or www.ThePartyinFortWorth.org.

25"A Symphony of Chefs," benefiting the KidLinks Foundation of Dallas, returns to the Petroleum Club. Cocktails are at 6 p.m.; dinner begins at 7 p.m. Each table of 10 will be served a full five-course meal by one of Dallas' top chefs. Individual seats are $1,000 each; tables range from $5,000 to $25,000; 713-686-4845 or www.symphonyofchefs.com.

26Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County's "Be Inspired" luncheon, featuring speaker Pam Tebow, mother of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, will take place at the Will Rogers Round-Up Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $100; RSVP by Feb. 18. Call 817-338-8406 or visit www.godshealthyplace.org.

Art and Museum Events

9The Nasher Sculpture Center opens "Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective." The exhibit, which runs until May 12, is free with paid admission: $10 for adults, $7 for military and seniors, $5 for students and free for children under 12; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

12Gary Simmons, subject of one of the Modern Art Museum's current Focus exhibits, gives a free lecture in the museum auditorium at 7 p.m.; 817-738-9215 or www.themodern.org.

15In tandem with its newest exhibition, "Bernini: Sculpting in Clay." the Kimbell Art Museum presents a workshop at 2 p.m. that explores Bernini's methods and offers a basic lesson in ink-wash sketching. The cost is $15 and includes a light snack from the museum's restaurant. 817-332-8451, ext. 351, or www.kimbellart.org.

17The Southlake Arts Council and the Apex Arts League will host "The Strokes of Art in the Square" from 3 to 5 p.m. at Southlake Town Hall. The event will kick off the arts season in Southlake and will include live music and food from Wildwood Grill. Free and open to the public; www.artinthesquare.com.

23The Kimbell Art Museum presents Art at Your Fingertips, a family festival that includes art activities, performances and films for children and adults. Admission is free; call 817-332-8451 or visit www.kimbellart.org.

28Mark Frauenfelder, DIY guru and editor-in-chief of Make magazine, will give a lecture titled "The Maker Movement" at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and seniors; 817-255-9300 or www.fwmsh.org.

Concerts and Musicals

7Schola Cantorum presents "Made in America," featuring the works of American composers, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. Call 817-485-2500 or visit www.scholatexas.com.

9The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will host a concert by the Amernet String Quartet at 2 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tickets are $10-$28; 817-877-3003 or www.chambermusicsocietyoffortworth.com.

12-17The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis continues Bass Hall's "Broadway at the Bass" series. $38.50-$99. 817-212-4280 or www.basshall.com.

13-14The Fort Worth Guitar Society and Allegro Society of Dallas will hold a Valentine's Day concert that features Brazilian guitarists and brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad. The Feb. 13 performance will be in SMU's Caruth Auditorium, and the Feb. 14 concert will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $35-$60; 817-498-0363, www.guitarsociety.org.

14Symphony Arlington's February program will feature Curt Thompson on violin and include works by Wagner and Strauss, among others. Tickets are $16.50-$46.50. Call 817-385-0484 or visit www.symphonyarlington.org.

14-17Enjoy Valentine's Day by attending the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Romeo and Juliet at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Tickets are $21-$136; 214-692-0203 or www.dallassymphony.com.

16Timeless Concerts' Valentine's Special at the Arlington Museum of Art will include tangos, opera and Broadway hits. Afterward, enjoy dancing to the Steve Stroud Trio. $25-$50. For more information, call 817-303-4189 or visit www.timelessconcerts.com.

19 The Black Watch, a joint performance by The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiments of Scotland and the Band of the Scots Guards, will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets are $33-$82.50; 817-212-4280 or www.basshall.com.

20-22The last round of the screening auditions for the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will be from 2 to 10 p.m. at TCU's Ed Landreth Auditorium. The auditions are free and open to the public. For more information, call 817-738-6534 or visit www.cliburn.org.

21-22Guitar legend and native Texan Monte Montgomery will give a performance at Bass Hall. Both nights' performances begin at 8 p.m. More information and tickets, $30.80, are available at 817-212-4280 or www.basshall.com.

22-24Join the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's principal oboist, Jennifer Corning Lucio, as she performs Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C Major at Bass Hall. The program will also include Elgar's Enigma Variations. $10-$79; 817-665-6000 or www.fwsymphony.org.

25The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Bella Gaia, an audiovisual journey to the Earth's most breathtaking corners, accompanied by the live ensemble of Kenji Williams, who created the show in collaboration with NASA. For more information and tickets, $12-$125, call 214-880-0202 or visit www.attpac.org.

28-March 3

The Meyerson Symphony Center will host the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's program of two Vivaldi concertos, featuring Erik Bosgraaf on recorder, and Mahler's Symphony No. 6. Call 214-692-0203 or visit www.dallassymphony.com for tickets, $21-$136, and more information.


7The Dallas Theater Center presents Red, the 2010 Tony Award winner for best play, on the ninth floor of the Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15-$50 and are available, along with more information, by calling 214-880-0202 or visiting www.attpac.org.

8-24Casa Mañana Children's Theatre opens Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, a variation on the original story that's fun for all ages. For more information and tickets, $12-$21, call 817-332-2272 or visit www.casamanana.org.

14Pantagleize Theatre presents A Chekhov Valentine, a night of romantic comedies by Anton Chekov. The Feb. 14 performance will feature champagne, romantic music and dessert during intermission. $13-$20 for regular performances, $40 for special Valentine's Day performance. 817-810-0850 or www.pantatheatre.org.

15-24The Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents The Winter's Tale at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$17; 866-811-4111 or www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

20Shen Yun, the renowned Chinese performing arts company, will perform for one night at Bass Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $55-$165. 817-212-4280 or www.basshall.com.

21Stage West opens Shakespeare's classic The Taming of the Shrew. The play runs through March 24. Tickets are $28-$39; 817-784-9378 or www.stagewest.org.

21 Fiction, presented by Amphibian Stage Productions, runs until March 17. Tickets are $30, $15 for students, and $25 for seniors; 817-923-3012 or www.amphibianproductions.org.

22Theatre Arlington opens its all-youth musical, Oz!, featuring original songs written by director Todd Hart. Tickets are $10; 817-275-7661 or www.theatrearlington.org.


13Amphibian Productions presents National Theatre Live's The Magistrate in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's auditorium at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10-$18; 817-923-3012 or www.amphibianproductions.org.

15-17The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will show all of the current Oscar-nominated short films. The live action shorts will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday and at 4 p.m. Sunday; the animated shorts will run at 6 p.m. Friday, at 5 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. $8.50; www.themodern.org.

Coming in March

1The 2013 Go Red for Women Luncheon, celebrating 10 years, is 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The keynote speaker will be Star Jones. Individual tickets are $100 and tables are $5,000; 817-698-5400 or www.heart.org/tarrantcounty


1Come out to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth from 5 to 8 p.m. for "First Fridays at the Modern," featuring the Kevin Townson Trio and this month's signature cocktail, the Texas twister. For information and tickets, $6.50-$8.50, call 817-738-9215 or visit www.themodern.org.

1-2The Junior Woman's Club of Fort Worth presents its annual Spring Show musical, Murder ... With All the Trimmings, benefiting Ladder Alliance, at the W.E. Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served before the performances. $15-$20; 817-335-4671 or www.jwcfw.com.

1-3Texas Ballet Theater presents a program of two ballets: Val Caniparoli's Lambarena and Glen Tetley's Voluntaries at Bass Hall. Tickets are $20-$100; for more info about the shows and schedule, call 877-828-9200 or visit www.texasballettheater.org.

2Casa Mañana opens its production of the Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Single tickets are $41-$76; More information is available at 817-332-2272 or www.casamanana.org.

3The 16th annual Cookin' for Kids event, benefiting Kids Who Care, will take place at 5 p.m. at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth. For more information and tickets are $125; 817-737-5437 or www.kidswhocare.org.

3The Southlake chapter of National Charity League Inc. will hold "Wild About Style," a fashion show benefiting several charities, including Summer Santa and the Stepping Stones Foundation, at 3 p.m. at the Westin DFW Airport. Tickets are $67.25; 817-706-8323 or www.NCLsouthlake.org.

5The award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet will begin a one-week run at Bass Hall. Tickets are $38.50-$99; 817-212-4280 or www.basshall.com.

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