BENEFITS, FUNDRAISERS AND GALAS13 The third annual Casino Night benefiting Meals on Wheels will take place at Ridglea Country Club from 6 to 11 p.m., featuring casino games, prizes, auctions, food and drink and more. Tickets: $100; 817-258-6414, www.mealsonwheels.org. 19 The Make-A-Wish Foundations annual fundraiser, Delicious Wishes, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Ashton Depot in Fort Worth. For more information, call 817-336-9474, e-mail LGrady@ntxwish.org or visit www.deliciouswishes.org.26 The 2013 Signature Chefs Auction, benefiting March of Dimes, begins at 6:30 p.m. at River Ranch in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Western-themed attire. Event includes cuisine provided by local chefs, a live and big-board auction and more. $250 per person. 817-451-9174; www.signaturechefsfortworth.com.27 The YWCAs annual Women Who Care, Share luncheon celebrates its 15th anniversary at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, starting with a reception and raffle at 10:30 a.m. Tables of 10: $1,000. 817-484-1547; www.ywcafortworth.com.28 The 2013 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala begins at 6 p.m., with a concert by renowned soprano Renée Fleming at 8:45. Individual tickets: $150-$500; full gala packages start at $1,250. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.MUSEUM AND ART EVENTS5-28 Historic Fort Worths annual Preservation is the Art of the City art show and sale begins Sept. 6 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. A preview and reception with the artists is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Free admission to the show; $110 for the reception. www.historicfortworth.org.6 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth celebrates its September First Fridays event with live music by Saint Frinatra and the monthly signature cocktail Back to Cool. Free. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.6-8 The Fort Worth Botanical Garden presents its annual Art in the Garden gallery show noon-7 p.m. in the Garden Center. A wine and cheese reception will be held Sept. 7 as part of Gallery Night. 817-871-7686 or www.fwbg.org.7 Fall Gallery Night is a city-wide event that invites art lovers to dozens of galleries across Fort Worth for a night of art and food. Free. 817-735-0301. For more information and a full list of participating galleries and museums, visit www.fwada.com.11 Bob Schieffer will moderate a panel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, featuring actor Bill Paxton, who was in the crowd for the presidents famous last speech, and several journalists who covered the assassination. 6:30 p.m.; tickets are free but must be reserved. www.schiefferschool.tcu.edu.12 Art historian James Oles gives a special presentation on the Modern Art Museums current exhibition, Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, starting at 6 p.m., followed by a book signing. Free. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.19 The Sid Richardson Museum reopens after being closed for work on the museum store. Regular programs begin with docent-led tours at 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, and a musical performance after the tour every second Saturday of the month. 817-332-6554; www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org.21 The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas opens Return to Earth, featuring ceramic sculptures by Fontana, Noguchi, Picasso and more. Museum admission: $5-$10; children under 12 free. Through Jan. 19. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.21 An exhibit of documentary photography, John Alboks Neighborhood, opens at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art and runs through Feb. 23. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.22 The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas opens Animal Inside Out, from the creator of Body Worlds. The exhibit features the preserved bodies of more than 100 of the worlds creatures. Admission: $18-$27. 214-428-5555; www.perotmuseum.org.28 Ten museums and cultural institutions open their doors for free admission on Day in the District. See a full list of participating locations at www.fwdayinthedistrict.org.CONCERTS6 Following the release of her latest album, Shine, Sara Hickman performs at McDavid Studio at 8 p.m. $27.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.6-8 Swing into the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras 2013-14 Pops season with An Evening of Gershwin at Bass Hall, featuring Broadways Doug LaBrecque and 1997 Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu. $27-$85. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.9 Texas musician Lyle Lovett performs with his Acoustic Group at Bass Hall at 7 p.m. $44-$132. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.10 2013 Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko performs for the first time since his June victory in a concert at Bass Hall at 7:30 p.m. $20-$90. 817-738-6536; www.cliburn.org.12-13 Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis will celebrate the release of their latest album, Cheaters Game, with two performances at McDavid Studio.$35.20. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.13-15 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra showcases composer-in-residence Donnacha Dennehys That the Night Comes, alongside pieces by Strauss and Henry Lissant-Collins. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.19-22 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra opens its new season with Tchaikovskys Fifth Symphony at the Meyerson Symphony Center. $42-$172. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.21 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra pays homage to the King of Rock n Roll with Viva Elvis!, featuring Elvis tribute artist Kraig Parker, at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. $18-$75. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.21 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts opens the 2013-14 Cliburn at the Modern series with a concert at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth at 2 p.m. $25. 817-738-6536; www.cliburn.org.21 Timeless Concerts presents its annual fundraising concert at 8 p.m. at a private home in Dalworthington Gardens. $40; $15 for guests under 18. A dessert buffet reception begins at 9 p.m. 817-303-4189; www.timelessconcerts.com.22 Texas Camerata opens its 2013-14 season with Portraits of Mary at 7:30 p.m at St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth. $5-$20. 817-738-7939; www.texascamerata.org.ONSTAGE12-15 Singer Diana Sheehan performs a program of the lyrics of Lorenz Hart in Nobodys Hart, a special event hosted by Amphibian Stage Productions. $15-$25; limited table seating: $60-$120. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.13 Dallas Theater Center runs A Raisin in the Sun, a play about the daily life of an American family in Chicago during segregation, directed by Jubilee Theatres Tre Garrett, at the Wyly Theatre through Oct. 27. $15-$60. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.13 Hip Pocket Theater presents Sassafras, Poppy Cock and Prittleprattle with Lum and Abner, based on the comic strip starring two characters of the same names. Through Oct. 6. $5-$15. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org.13 Theatre Arlington begins its 41st season with Altar Boyz, a show about five boys in a Christian pop band . Through Oct. 6. $22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.17-29 Peter and the Starcatcher, touted as a grown-ups prequel to Peter Pan, runs for two weeks at the Winspear Opera House. $30-$150. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.21-29 Huckleberry Finn goes for a spin in Big Rivers weeklong run at Casa Mañana. $41-$76. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.22 Mark Nizer, world champion juggler, performs his trademark tricks in Mark Nizer 4D at Bass Hall at 4 p.m. $27.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.22-23 Catch two performances of Amphibian Stage Productions Thom Pain (based on nothing), at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. $5-$15. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.24 The proceeds from An Evening With Bill Cosby at Bass Hall, beginning at 7:30 p.m., will benefit the Tarrant County College Foundation scholarship funds. $45-$125. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.27-28 Menopause The Musical begins a run at Bass Hall. $22-$71.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.29 Stand-up comedian Lewis Black presents The Rant Is Due! at Bass Hall at 8 p.m. $39.50-$69.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.FILM5 As part of its Movies that Matter series, the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth screens Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football at 7 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Free; doors open at 6:30 p.m. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.7-29 The 17th annual Jewish Film Festival of Dallas will screen nine films at three locations. The lineup includes Paris-Manhattan, starring Woody Allen, as the opening night film, as well as the award-winning Fill the Void, among others. For a full lineup and tickets: www.jccdallas.org.8 The Kimbell Art Museum screens the last of its Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes companion films: a documentary about Peruvian culture titled Mi Chacra (My Land), at 2 p.m. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.13-15 Aint Them Bodies Saints, by Texas director David Lowery, screens at Magnolia at the Modern. Other September Magnolia titles include Museum Hours, Austenland and The Patience Stone. $8.50; the Sunday noon showing is half price. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.FESTIVALS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES12-15 Grapevines annual Grapefest the largest wine festival in the Southwest includes more than 95 live music performances, family activities, a carnival, the traditional grape-stomping competition and more. Tickets are available by single event or for the whole weekend for $18. www.grapevinetexasusa.com.13 The 11th annual Ladder Alliance Golf Tournament will take place at the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30. $150. 817-834-2100; www.ladderalliance.org.27 Big Tex returns for the 2013 State Fair of Texas, through Oct. 20. The event includes concerts, carnival rides and games, Texas-sized food and more. General admission: $17; seniors and children under 48 inches: $13. www.bigtex.com.COMING IN OCTOBER1-2 The Hall Ensemble kicks off its fourth season with 4X4, a concert of four chamber pieces including Gershwin, Rachmaninoff and more. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. both nights at a private home in Fort Worth. $60. 817-456-3584; www.hallensemble.org.