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BENEFITS, FUNDRAISERS AND GALAS

3The Salvation Army will host its annual "Doing the Most Good" luncheon at noon at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, with guest speaker Elizabeth Smart. Single tickets are $150. 817-344-1835; www.salvationarmydfw.org.

4"For the Fatherless," a dinner that last year allowed the Kidmia Foundation to significantly expand its campus, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Ridglea Country Club. Tickets are $200; tables for eight to 10 are $1,250-$2,500. 817-360-0828; www.kidmia.org.

4Puttin' on the Pink, benefiting the Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation, begins at 10:30 a.m. with a reception in the Fort Worth Convention Center Ballroom; the fashion luncheon follows at 11:30. Tickets $100. 817-317-5249; www.texashealth.org/pop.

6The Rays of Hope Gala, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. It will include an auction, dinner, an awards ceremony and a speech by State Sen. Brian Birdwell. Tickets are $100. www.moslahhfd.com.

9The Child Study Center will have its 11th annual Party on the Patio at 5:30 p.m. at Joe T. Garcia's. Tickets are $100. 817-390-2804; www.cscfw.org.

11The Botanical Research Institute of Texas will present its 2013 International Award of Excellence at its annual ceremony, 6:30 p.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Tickets are $300-$500; tables are $3,000-$20,000. 817-332-4441; www.brit.org.

12The Colleyville Woman's Club presents its annual fashion show and luncheon at the Hurst Conference Center. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.; tickets are $85-$210. www.cwcfashionshow.com.

12The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth's Red Shoe Society will host a "Raise the Roof" block party from 6 to 9 p.m. in their space at 1004 Seventh Ave. in Fort Worth. The night will include live entertainment, food trucks and a raffle. Tickets are $30-$40. 817-820-8936; www.rmhfw.org.

12The party celebrating the launch of the 16th biennial McCammon Voice Competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Shady Oaks Country Club. Guests will have the opportunity to socialize with past winners and finalists, some of whom are currently performing with the Fort Worth Opera. Tickets are $25. 817-923-9983; www.mccammonvoice.org.

13Take an "Electric Field Trip" at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Mad Scientist Ball, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $600; two for $1,000; tables $5,000-$50,000. 817-255-9367; www.fwmsh.org.

16Fiesta de Oro, benefiting Lena Pope Home Inc., will begin at 6 p.m. in the Fiesta Gardens at Joe T. Garcia's. Tickets are $100-$200; Golden Ticket Raffle tickets are $100. 817-255-2616; www.lenapopehome.org.

17Camp Fire First Texas will hold its annual El Tesoro de la Vida Benefit Dinner, to raise money for its summer grief camp, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth. 817-831-2111, ext. 160; www.campfirefw.org.

18Twelve teams will participate in a steak grill-off judged by local celebrity chefs at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's Steak of the Arts event, 6 p.m. at River Ranch in the Stockyards. Tickets are $125; tables are $1,250-$2,000. 817-665-6500, ext. 118; www.fwsymphony.org.

20The Henry House Foundation will host "The Showdown at Hell's Half Acre," a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Entry into the tournament is $500; nonplayers' tickets are $75. The day begins at 10 a.m. at the Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. in Fort Worth. 817-263-3291; www.henryhousefoundation.com.

20The Fort Worth Opera will celebrate the start of its 2013 festival with the Grand Opening Night dinner, at 5 p.m. on the Mezzanine of Bass Hall. Tickets are $150 and cover dinner and wine; there will also be an open bar. 817-288-1215; www.fwopera.org.

23The Gladney Family Association will host "Blossoms in the Dust," a luncheon and style show, starting at 11:15 a.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth. Tickets are $80. The annual bazaar on the day of the luncheon begins at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public. 817-922-6000; www.gladneycommunity.com.

24A Wish With Wings will hold its 2013 Butterfly Wishes event, "Butterflies & Boots," at 11 a.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Tickets are $100. 817-469-9474; www.awishwithwings.org.

25CASA of Tarrant County will celebrate its 30th anniversary with its annual Judge Scott Moore awards dinner, 6 p.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. John Robinson, of the Amon G. Carter Foundation, will be honored. 817-877-5891; www.speakupforachild.org.

25"It's In the Bag!," a luncheon and auction benefiting the Ladder Alliance, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ashton Depot, 1501 Jones St. in Fort Worth. The event includes lunch and an auction of handbags from area stores, as well as ones donated by local and national celebrities. $90. 817-834-2100; www.ladderalliance.org.

25The Gladney Skittle will celebrate its 30th anniversary beginning at 5 p.m. at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Tickets are $36 for park admission; there is a $43 package with admission, parking and dinner. 817-922-6000; www.gladneycommunity.com.

26The Mansfield Women's Club will hold its annual Yellow Rose Charity Fest, "Levi's & Lace," at 6:30 p.m. at Classic Oaks Ranch in Mansfield. Tickets are $50, $60 at the door. 806-433-4701; www.mansfieldwomensclub.com.

26The eighth North Texas Gas & Oil Crawfish Boil will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. at River Ranch in the Stockyards. Tickets are $75, $100 at the door. 817-834-4711; www.fortworthkids.org.

27-28The Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosts its annual homes tour from noon to 6 p.m. The public is invited on a self-guided tour through four homes that showcase the work of local architects. 817-334-0155; www.aiafw.org/events/homes-tour.

30The Multicultural Alliance in Fort Worth will hold its annual awards dinner, honoring Bob Schieffer, Sharon Schieffer Mayes and Tom Schieffer, at 6:30 p.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Tickets are $300, $3,000-$10,000 for a table of 10. 817-332-3271; www.mcatexas.com.

MUSEUM EVENTS AND LECTURES

5The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will hold its First Friday at the Modern at 5 p.m., featuring live music by Steve Story and a signature cocktail called Fool's Gold. There will be a guided gallery tour at 6:30. The event is free; gallery admission for the tour is $4-$10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

7The Kimbell Art Museum will screen La Dolce Vita at 2 p.m. in the museum auditorium, as part of its "On Location in Rome" spring film series. Free. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.

12-14The fifth annual Dallas Art Fair brings more than 80 prominent art dealers together at the Fashion Industry Gallery in Dallas. The preview gala, held at 7 p.m. April 11, will benefit several Dallas art institutions. Gala tickets are $250; admission to the fair is $20-$50. 214-220-1278; www.dallasartfair.com.

13The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas will unveil a new Sightings exhibit featuring the works of Nathan Mabry. Mabry will also give a lecture at 2 p.m. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

18Marie Cosindas, whose work is on display at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in the exhibition "Marie Cosindas: Instant Color," will give a lecture at 6 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Free. 817-989-5030; www.cartermuseum.org

18Conservationist and TV star Jeff Corwin will visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History at 7 p.m. to give a lecture about his experiences and adventures in the wild. Admission, $20-$25, available at 817-255-9300 or www.fwmsh.org.

19The Kimbell Art Museum will host a workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. For "Ode to a Cloudy Day," participants will explore the significance of clouds in famous works, as well as create a piece of their own. The workshop fee is $12-$15. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.

23Barry McGee, whose work is featured in a current Focus exhibit at the Modern Art Museum, will lecture at 7 p.m. in the museum auditorium. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

CONCERTS

5-7The most recent winner of the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, Daniil Trifonov, will perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Hall. $10-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

5-28The Dallas Opera presents performances of Puccini's Turandot on April 5, 7, 10, 13, 19 and 21, and The Aspern Papers by Dominick Argento on April 12, 14, 17, 20 and 28. Tickets start at $19. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org.

6Christopher Theofanidis, who was commissioned to compose a piece for the semifinalists in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition this spring, will wrap up the 2012-2013 Cliburn Concerts season with an appearance 2 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum. $25. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.

10Lila Downs, renowned singer of traditional and contemporary Mexican music, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets are $16.50-$55. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

11The Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society will close its season with a concert by Ian Watt at 7:30 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $35. 817-498-0363; guitarsociety.org.

11-13The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a weekend of concerts at the Meyerson Symphony Center, featuring music by Wagner, Strauss and Liszt. Tickets are $21-$136. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.

12-14Natalie Merchant, known as lead vocalist for 10,000 Maniacs as well as for solo hits, will perform with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Hall. $27-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

13There will be a free screening of the Dallas Opera performing Puccini's Turandot at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Doors open at 6 p.m.; two short opera films will begin at 6:45, and the main event will start at 7:30. Free parking; concessions for purchase. www.dallasopera.org/cowboys.

15 & 25Texas Camerata presents Handel's Dixit Dominus in collaboration with the Texas Boys Choir. The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at the University of Dallas and April 25 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth. $5-$20. 817-738-7939; www.texascamerata.org.

18Symphony Arlington will perform its April concert, featuring Stirling Trent on violin, at 7:30 p.m. $16.50-$46.50. Call 817-385-0484 or purchase at 224 N. Center St., Arlington; www.symphonyarlington.org.

20Timeless Concerts celebrates French music with its spring concert, "April in Paris," at 8 p.m. at the Arlington Museum of Art. Tickets are $15-$29; reserved private tables for two, $70. 817-303-4189; www.timelessconcerts.com.

22The AT&T Performing Arts Center will host "An Evening With Sarah McLachlan," benefiting the Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless. $50-$175. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org or www.vogelalcove.org.

ONSTAGE

3-14Pantagleize Theatre opens The Ghost Sonata as part of its Young Director Series. Tea will be served during intermission at the Sunday matinee show. $10-$17. 817-810-0850; www.pantatheatre.org.

4Stage West opens 4000 Miles at its theater in Fort Worth. The play will run through May 5. $28-$32. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

5-28Jubilee Theatre opens Trav'lin, a play set in Harlem in the 1930s. $15-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.

9 Stuffed and Unstrung, an irreverent puppet show put on by Henson Alternative, featuring puppeteers from the legendary Jim Henson Company, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. $22-$82.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

19The Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Picnic, by William Inge, the first in a series of Pulitzer Prize-winning plays hand-picked by the guild for performance over the next five years. $10-$17. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

25 The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs by Mike Daisey will open at Amphibian Stage Productions and run through May 12. $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

26Take the kids to Seussical Jr. at Casa Mañana Children's Theatre. The production runs through May 12. $16-$24. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

26Artisan Center Theater opens 42nd Street, an award-winning musical that gives the audience a sneak peek at backstage Broadway. $7-$18. 817-284-1200; www.artisanct.com.

30 Dixie's Tupperware Party, a hybrid comedy show and sales pitch, stops at Bass Hall's Van Cliburn Recital Hall on its national tour and runs through May 5. $27.50-$38.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

FESTIVALS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

6The Fort Worth Botanic Garden will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale, featuring a wide variety of plants for purchase. The gardens' horticultural staff will be on hand to advise buyers on the best plants for landscape plans. Admission is free. 817-871-7686; www.fwbg.org.

12The Tee It Up for Charity Golf Tournament and Concert on the Green, hosted by the Junior League of Arlington, will begin at noon at the Tierra Verde Golf Course in Arlington. Tournament registration is $155, $600 for teams. The concert will feature guitarist Charlie Mars. 817-277-9481; www.jlarlington.org.

13Grapevine will host its 21st Annual Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail celebration starting at 11 a.m. The day will be packed with events, including wine tastings, live music, art tours and even a raffle of local goods for designated drivers. $49. 817-410-3185; www.grapevinetexasusa.com/NewVintage.

13-14Clark Gardens celebrates the season with its annual Spring Festival, including activities for children, a car show, art and more. 940-682-4856; www.clarkgardens.org.

18The fourth annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, benefiting Fort Worth Can Academy, will be held at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Registration is $250, $1,000 for teams of four. 469-274-4876; www.texanscan.org.

20The Junior Woman's Club of Fort Worth will hold its annual Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at the Resort, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The entry fee of $125 includes lunch and an after-party. To register, visit www.jwcfw.com.

26-28The Southlake Women's Club hosts its annual Art in the Square, benefiting several charities. The event will includemore than 140 artists, plus food vendors, live entertainment, activities for kids and more. Admission is free. www.artinthesquare.com.

27The eighth annual Tandy Hills Prairie Fest, featuring J. Paul Slavens of KXT/91.7 FM as emcee, takes place 11 a.m. to sunset. Local bands will perform, plus there will be activities for the whole family. Free. www.tandyhills.org/fest.

COMING IN MAY

1The "Hats Off to Mothers" luncheon, benefiting Easter Seals North Texas and hosted by NBC 5 Today's Deborah Ferguson, will take place at 11 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club. $100. 817-759-7908; www.ntx.easterseals.com.

2-5Mayfest 2013 kicks off at Trinity Park in Fort Worth with live entertainment, food and a children's area. $5-$8, free under age 2. www.mayfest.org.

4"Texas Rose Round Up," a party with live entertainment benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will take place from 5:30 to 11 p.m. at RR Ranch in Mingus. $200. 817-249-7744; fortworth.cff.org.

5The Colleyville Garden Club will host its famous Promenade, which includes a tour of four area gardens, as well as raffles, plant sales and educational exhibits. Tickets are $12, $15 on the day, and will be sold at four locations. Find them at www.colleyvillegardenclub.org.

5The Alliance for Children will host its Picnic in the Park starting at 12:30 p.m. at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The event includes lunch in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, children's activities and tickets to watch the game against the Red Sox at 2:05 p.m. $125. 817-335-7172; www.allianceforchildren.org.

6Jewel Charity holds its annual Cook Children's Charity Golf Classic Golf Tournament and Celebration Dinner at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner follows. Registration is $2,500, $10,000 for teams of four. 817-732-9333, ext. 5; www.jewelcharity.org.

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