Posted Wednesday, May. 08, 2013
BENEFITS, FUNDRAISERS AND GALAS
9 Chef Tim Love presents a charity event benefiting NICU Helping Hands called "Burgers for Babies," beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Woodshed Smokehouse, 3201 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth. $175. 817-584-1437; www.nicuhelpinghands.org.
9 Leadership Fort Worth celebrates its 40th anniversary with a reception and dinner at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, beginning at 6:30 p.m. $150. 817-926-4971; www.leadershipfortworth.org.
10 The Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains' annual Gold Award Gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Tarrant Community College Trinity River Campus. The event includes dinner and an awards ceremony. 817-735-5311; www.gs-top.org.
11 The 2013 Heart Ball will take place 7 p.m.-midnight at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. $500; $5,000 for a table. www.heart.org/tarrantcotxheartball.
15 Camp Fire First Texas will host its Absolutely Incredible Kid Luncheon, with emcee Deborah Ferguson from KXAS/Channel 5, at 11 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted after the program. 817-831-2111; www.campfirefw.org.
16 The 10th annual Mike Moncrief Believing in Youth Awards Dinner, benefiting Santa Fe Youth Services, will take place at Ridglea Country Club, beginning at 6 p.m. with a VIP reception. $100-$125. www.santafeyouth.org, or email email@example.com.
20 The 2013 Ben Hogan Award Banquet will take place on the first night of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, beginning at 6 p.m. at Colonial Country Club. $250; tables start at $2,000. 817-927-4280; www.thebenhoganaward.org.
22 Platinum and Golden subscribers to the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition are invited to kick off the competition at an opening-night dinner, 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel. For information on subscriptions ($2,000 for Platinum, $1,750 for Golden), go to www.cliburn.org.
23 The 15th annual Caring With Commitment Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Colleyville Woman's Club, will begin with a reception at 10 a.m. at the Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive. $35. 817-358-1805; www.c-w-c.org.
31 Casa Mañana hosts its annual gala at its theater beginning at 6 p.m. with cocktails, followed by a performance of Forever Plaid. A party follows the performance. Gala seats are $400-$1,600; $75 for the show only. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.
MUSEUM AND ART EVENTS
10 The Kimbell Art Museum will host a lecture by Xavier Rey, curator of paintings at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. The lecture is free and begins at 6 p.m. in the museum auditorium. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.
17 Robert M. Edsel will give a lecture and sign his new book, Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures From the Nazis, at 6 p.m. in the Kimbell Art Museum auditorium. Free admission. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.
18 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opens a new exhibit of Romare Bearden's works based on The Odyssey. Also, watch for an installation of Sedrick Huckaby's 18-by-14-foot painting Hidden in Plain Site, on display in conjunction with the Bearden exhibit. www.cartermuseum.org.
18 ArtsGoggle, Fort Worth's biannual celebration of art, music and food, will take place in the near south side neighborhood from 4 to 10 p.m. Ninety businesses in the district will showcase local artists' work. www.fortworthsouth.org.
25 "CSI: The Experience," an exhibit developed by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, opens at the museum and will remain through Labor Day. Guests are invited to use evidence at created crime scenes to solve mysteries. Free with museum admission, $10 $14. 817-255-9300; www.fwmsh.org.
9 Symphony Arlington's season finale features piano soloist Konstantine Valianatos. The program includes Liszt and Prokofiev as well as Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol. $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.
11 "At Home With the Modern" will take place at 2 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The concert, directed by Elizabeth McNutt, will draw on works from the collection in a celebration of modern art. Free. www.themodern.org.
13 Spectrum Chamber Music performs at 7:30 p.m. at the First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth. $5-$10 donations at the door. www.spectrumchambermusic.com.
16 Multigenre instrumental band Acoustic Alchemy will give a concert at 8 p.m. at McDavid Studio. $29.70. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.
17 The University of North Texas' One O'Clock Lab Band performs at 8 p.m. at McDavid Studio. $5-$30. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.
17, 19 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra celebrates Wagner in opera at the Meyerson Symphony Center with Die Walküre. The performances are 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $21-$41. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.
17-19 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra closes its centennial season with Carmina Burana at Bass Hall. $10-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.
31 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a night of Broadway with "Wicked Divas," a compilation of hits featuring Glinda and Elphaba from Wicked. The production runs at the Meyerson Symphony Center until June 2. $28-$131. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.
8-12 The 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival presents performances of Glory Denied on May 8 and 11, The Daughter of the Regiment on May 10 and Ariadne auf Naxos on May 12. $25-$180. 817-731-0726; www.fwopera.org.
10 Take A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline at Theatre Arlington. $20-$22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.
10 The Dallas Children's Theater opens The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley. Guests are invited to an "adventure party" before the performance June 1. $14-$40. 214-740-0051; www.dct.org. To reserve a spot at the party, call 214-978-0110, ext. 174.
16 Stage West revives an old favorite, Stones in His Pockets, to run at its theater on West Vickery Boulevard until June 23. $30; discounts for students and seniors. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.
17 Kids Who Care presents its original musical, Freedom Bound, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center's Scott Theatre. $15-$18. 817-737-5437; www.kidswhocare.org.
18 Arts Fifth Avenue hosts Tango on the Avenue at 8:15 p.m. in its space at 1628 Fifth Ave. in Fort Worth. The $15 fee includes a half-hour lesson in Argentine tango followed by an evening of dancing to music from a DJ, 9 p.m.-midnight. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org.
24 Knock Me a Kiss, a comedy that takes place during the Harlem Renaissance, opens at Jubilee Theatre and runs until June 16. $15-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.
24-26 Texas Ballet Theater will finish its annual festival with Mozart Requiem and Theme & Variations (an award-winning performance from the company's 2007 season). Performances will be in Dallas' Wyly Theatre. $20-$65. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org.
31 Experience the Civil War with Artisan Center Theater's production of the same name. The production draws on historical documents and famous words to bring the tragedy of the war to life. $7-$18. 817-284-1200; www.artisanct.com.
14 The Kings of Summer, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, will screen at 7 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Admission is free. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.
17 May's 'Til Midnight at the Nasher features a screening of the Oscar-winning film Life of Pi and live music by the band Air Review. The event begins at 6 p.m. Free. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
19 The Kimbell Art Museum presents a documentary on Edgar Degas' Little Dancer Aged Fourteen from the "Private Life of a Masterpiece" film series. The screening begins at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Free. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.
30 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art kicks off its summer outdoor film series, "Sunset Cinema," with Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window at 8 p.m. on the museum lawn. Attendees can tour the museum before the movie, beginning at 6:30. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.
FESTIVALS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
11 Celebrate Mother's Day at Fossil Rim with a specially prepared dinner, starting at 6 p.m. in the Foothills Safari Camp, followed by a sunset tour of the park. Admission, $90 for adults and $55 for kids, includes a special gift for Mom. 254-897-2960; www.fossilrim.org.
13 The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth hosts its annual Golf Classic at Ridglea Country Club. The event begins at 10 a.m. and includes the tournament, dinner, auctions, raffles and more. $750. 817-820-8936; www.rmhfw.org.
17 The Panther Club will host the Rob Trice Blackwell Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, at 11:30 a.m. at Pecan Valley Golf Course. $200 for a single-player spot, $20 for dinner only. 817-834-4711; www.fortworthkids.org.
18 The Botanical Research Institute of Texas celebrates the North Texas landscape with Prairie Day, a free family event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that includes live music and readings, food, and activities for all ages. 817-332-4441; www.brit.org.
COMING IN JUNE
1 NPR legend Ira Glass will host a special This American Life event at the Winspear Opera House, using a mixture of taped sound clips and stories told live onstage for a compilation of the iconic radio show's best moments. $26-$45. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.
1 Two works by sculptor Katharina Grosse join the collection at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and will be on view until Sept. 1. Museum admission is $5-$10, free age 12 and under. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
2 In conjunction with its "Elvis at 21" exhibit, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will host a series of conversations with Elvis experts from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Oak Room West. Speakers include Elvis' tour producer Charles Stone and tribute artist Kraig Parker. Free with museum admission, $10-$14. 817-255-9300; www.fwmsh.org.
3 Cancer Care Services hosts a free National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lockheed Martin Recreational Center. Survivors get a free T-shirt with RSVP to the event. 817-921-0653; www.cancercareservices.org.
3 The Professional Artists in North Texas (PAINT) will hold an art show at Keller's Town Hall through June 28, with an artist reception from 7 to 9 p.m. June 13. Regular show hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 817-743-4000; www.cityofkeller.com.
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