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3 SafeHaven presents its annual Legacy of Women Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center (with reception at 10 a.m.). Actress Meredith Baxter is the keynote speaker. Tickets: $125. To reserve, call 817-535-6462 or visit www.safehaventc.org.

3-5 The Junior League of Fort Worth holds its annual Christmas in Cowtown holiday gift market at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Tickets are $10 for the market, $25 for the Girls’ Night Out cocktail reception Oct. 4, $65 for the preview party Oct. 2 and $75 for the luncheon and private shopping event Oct. 3. 817-332-7500; www.juniorleaguefw.org.

4 Next Leap 2013: Guilty Pleasures Bash, a fundraiser for Amphibian Stage Productions, is 7 p.m. at the company’s theater, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. The event includes 1960s-themed music, movies, food and drinks. Tickets: $125. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

5 This year’s Fête du Vin Wine Dinner and Auction, presented by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, honors Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, with the International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing. The event is 7 p.m. at the Fort Worth Club. Tickets: $300-$1,000. 817-332-2748; www.brit.org.

7 A Celebration of Reading, benefiting the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and chaired by presidential grandchildren (and Fort Worth residents) George P. and Amanda Bush, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Readings by noted authors, including Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Doro Bush Koch and Mark Shriver, will precede dinner in the lobby. Tickets: $150-$250. 713-467-2812; www.barbarabushfoundation.com.

10 The 25th anniversary of the Hearts & Hope Gala, benefiting the Community Enrichment Center, will feature former first lady Laura Bush as keynote speaker and a live art performance by Dallas-based artist Rolando Diaz. Registration at 6 p.m.; the program starts at 7 p.m. at the Hilton/Southlake Town Square. Tickets: $250; tables, $2,500-$5,000. 817-281-1164; www.heartsandhopegala.com.

15 Mental Health America throws its sixth annual Peppers and Piñatas party at 7 p.m. at Joe T. Garcia’s. Proceeds benefit the MHA’s Peer Support Program. Tickets: $100. 817-626-4356; www.peppersandpinatas.com.

16 The 65 Roses Wine & Food Extravaganza, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is at 7 p.m. at La Paloma Ranch, 6008 U.S. 377 S., Fort Worth. Guests can enjoy a wine tasting, sampling of local cuisine and silent and live auctions. Tickets: $150. 817-249-7744; www.fortworth.cff.org.

17 Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas holds its annual Cocktails for a Cause event at 7 p.m. at The Marquis on Magnolia, 1227 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth. The event includes food, drinks, auctions, raffles and music by The Legacy Tribute Band. Tickets: $50. 855-314-0799; www.ppgt.org.

17 The Fort Worth Can Academy hosts Motherhood: The Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the City Club of Fort Worth. Tickets: $125. 469-274-4876; www.texanscan.org.

18 The Women’s Center of Tarrant County’s annual Monster Mash fundraiser, A Caravan of Screams, is 7:30 p.m. at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Tickets: $500 for a “gruesome twosome.” 817-927-4006; www.womenscentertc.org.

20 Eye on the Ball, the annual fundraiser benefiting the RB Eye Foundation, is 5-8 p.m. at River Ranch in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The event includes dinner, dancing, auctions, cocktails and music by country star Sonny Burgess. Tickets: $200, $300 for couples. 214-205-7495; www.rbeyefoundation.org.

22 The Union Gospel Mission will celebrate its 125th anniversary with A Night of Praise at 6:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth. The event includes dinner, live gospel music performances and more. Tickets: $100. 817-338-8406; www.ugm-tc.org.

24 The third annual Fashion for a New Day, benefiting NewDay Services, begins with a champagne reception at 10:30 a.m. at Colonial Country Club, plus a luncheon and fashion show featuring designs by Ming Wang, among others. Tickets: $65. 817-926-9499; www.newdayservices.org.

24 Wine, Women & Shoes, benefiting Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County, adds a fashion show to the lineup at 6 p.m. at the Cendera Center. VIP reception begins at 5. Tickets: $125; girlfriend packages $400-$800. 817-446-5454, ext. 245; www.cistarrant.org.

24 The 38th annual Cowgirl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with a champagne reception at the Round Up Inn, inside Will Rogers Memorial Center. Four women will be inducted into the hall. Tickets: $125. 817-336-4475; www.cowgirl.net.

24 The Alliance for Children hosts a Great Conversations Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Worth Club. Former first lady Laura Bush will speak before dinner. Tickets: two for $650. 817-335-7172; www.allianceforchildren.org.

25 The seventh annual White Hot Night Gala, hosted by and benefiting the Henry House Foundation, is 7 p.m. at Mira Vista Country Club, following the Ben Hogan Foundation Invitational at the Shady Oaks Country Club. Tickets: $400; tables of 10, $3,500. 817-263-3291 ; www.henryhousefoundation.com.

26 Boots & Beethoven, Schola Cantorum’s 2013 fundraiser, is 7-10 p.m. in the Grand Hall at the North Richland Hills Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave., North Richland Hills. The event features dinner, silent and live auctions and performances by members of Schola Cantorum. Tickets: $55. 817-485-2500; www.scholatexas.com. 29 The Fort Worth chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha will host its 19th annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon, including a fashion show, reception, raffles and boutique shopping, at 11:30 a.m. at the Ridglea Country Club. Tickets: $75; $750-$5,000 for tables of 10. Email pinkribbon@gmail.com; www.fortworthzta.com.


4 The Modern Art Museum’s First Fridays event includes music by Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son, a signature cocktail called the “Modgarita” and gallery tours. 5 p.m. $4-$10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

5 A new family exhibit — “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!,” centered around the monkey from the popular children’s series — opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History; through Jan. 5. Museum admission: $10-$14. 817-255-9300; www.fwmuseum.org.

5 The new Grapevine Art Dealers Association presents the inaugural Grapevine Fall Gallery Night, 2-8 p.m., including six galleries on Main Street and a variety of styles of art. Each will offer free food and beverages, and there will be music at the Train Depot. For more information and a list of participating galleries, call 817-789-2334 or visit www.grapevinetexasusa.com.

5 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opens “Color! American Photography Transformed,” an exhibition showcasing the evolution of color photography. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.

6 More than 100 pieces from the Art Institute of Chicago will go on display at the new exhibition “The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters From the Art Institute of Chicago” at the Kimbell Art Museum, through Feb. 16. Tickets: $14-$18; free under age 6. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.

11 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosts the after-hours event “Modern ’Til Midnight,” featuring extended hours, gallery activities and music on the lawn. $20; picnic dinners for two available for $40. 6 p.m. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

12 Dozens of Fort Worth businesses in the Magnolia Avenue, Park Place Village and South Main areas will showcase work by local artists at the 2013 Fall Arts Goggle. 4 p.m. Free. www.fortworthsouth.org.

19 The Nasher Sculpture Center commemorates its 10th anniversary with “Nasher XChange,” an exhibition consisting of 10 commissioned sculptures installed in 10 locations around Dallas. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org.

19 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art honors Dia de los Muertos and the 100th anniversary of the death of one of Mexico’s most celebrated artists with “¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada.” 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.

19 The Kimbell Art Museum hosts a free family festival 1-4 p.m., including creative projects, children’s films, music and free admission to the current exhibit. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.

24 The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame debuts “Hanskaska: The Shirt Wearers,” a new exhibit featuring pieces by artist and costume designer Cathy A. Smith. Through April 27. 817-336-4475; www.cowgirl.net.


2 Fort Worth Opera presents “Opera Overture: ‘Portrait of a Silenced Saint’” to introduce guests to the 2014 Opera Festival’s premiere of the work With Blood, With Ink. Selections will be performed by members of the opera’s studio, and a reception will include a performance by the Ballet Folklorico troupe Sol de Fort Worth. 5:30 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum. Tickets: $35. 817-288-1215; www.fwopera.org/events.

2 Bass Hall hosts the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, whose members include several alumni from the original Cuban music group and the film inspired by it. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $27.50-$82.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

4 Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, the newest project from Dave Walser of Beatlegras, will blend British pop and bluegrass at 8 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets: $22. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

4-6 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra blends Western and Eastern music themes in its weekend program, The “Scottish” Symphony, featuring award-winning violinist Benjamin Beilman, at Bass Hall. Tickets: $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

5-6 American folklorist Stephen Wade performs his most recent work, The Beautiful Music All Around Us, at Stage West. Tickets: $30-$35. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

10 The Fort Worth Guitar Society opens its new season with a concert by Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. 817-498-0363; www.guitarsociety.org.

11-12 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra invites arts lovers to a new program, “ReMix the DSO,” featuring performances of nontraditional pieces and a casual atmosphere. Tickets: $19-$39. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.

11-13 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra provides the background soundtrack to Singin’ in the Rain as the film plays on a screen above the stage at Bass Hall. Tickets: $27-$85. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

12 “Sounds Modern,” the Modern Art Museum’s music series, presents a program of Mexican chamber music tied to its exhibit “México Inside and Out.” 2 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Free. ; 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

13 Pianist Danny Wright gives a concert benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas at 7:30 p.m. at Casa Mañana. Tickets: $20, $45 for up-close seats plus reception. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

13-14 Schola Cantorum performs a program called “How the West Was Once” at Peace Lutheran Church, 941 W. Bedford Euless Road, Hurst, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, and at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth. Tickets: $7-$20. ; 817-485-2500; www.scholatexas.com.

17 Symphony Arlington opens its season with a concert featuring Howard Hilliard on horn, 7:30 p.m. at the Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St. Tickets: $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.

18 The University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band performs at 8 p.m. at McDavid Studio to celebrate the release of its latest album, Lab 2013. Tickets: $30. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

22 The Cliburn welcomes soprano Deborah Voigt performing with Brian Zeger on piano at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets: $20-$90. 817-738-6536; www.cliburn.org.

25-26 The Dallas Symphony celebrates film legend Alfred Hitchcock at the Meyerson Symphony Center with live music alongside iconic scenes from his classics. Tickets: $33-$159. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.

25-27 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs a program of Beethoven, Vladigerov and Debussy at Bass Hall. Tickets: $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

26 Texas Camerata performs the program “All the King’s Men,” featuring Camille King and Ian McEuen of the Fort Worth Opera Studio, at 2 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tickets: $20. 817-738-7939; www.texascamerata.org.

29 The Philip Glass Ensemble performs the score to the classic 1931 film Dracula onstage at Bass Hall, while the movie plays silently overhead. 7:30 p.m. $22-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

29 McCammon Voice Competition winner Jan Cornelius will sing at 7 p.m. at a private residence. A reception preceding the performance will begin at 6 p.m. $100. 817-731-0833, ext. 12; www.mccammonvoice.org.


2-20 The Lion King is at Fair Park Music Hall for a three-week engagement. Tickets: $40-$108. 800-982-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org.

4-27 Clybourne Park, a retelling of the Dallas Theater Center’s previous show, A Raisin in the Sun, from a new perspective, opens at Wyly Theatre in Dallas. Tickets: $15-$60. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

7 Participants from more than 10 Dallas arts programs will perform onstage at A Gathering — a night of music, dance and theater benefiting Dallas AIDS service organizations. Tickets: $12-$125. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

9 Amphibian Stage Productions presents two screenings of Othello as part of its “National Theatre Live” series at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tickets: $10-$18. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

10 The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, wearing traditional costumes, performs folk songs and dances from Hungary at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets: $22-$44. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

11-27 Bring the kids out for Dora the Explorer Live!: Dora’s Pirate Adventure at Casa Mañana Children’s Theater. Tickets: $10-$36. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

17 Amphibian Stage Productions presents Death Tax through Nov. 10. Tickets: $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

17 Circle Theatre closes its 2012-13 season with Too Many Cooks at its space in downtown Fort Worth, through Nov. 16. Tickets: $20-$35. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com.

18 Take a journey through time with Jubilee Theatre’s Neat, the companion piece to Pretty Fire, through Nov. 10. Tickets: $18-$25, $15 for preview shows Oct. 11-17. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.

18-20 Texas Ballet Theater’s season opens with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at Bass Hall. Tickets: $15-$110. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org.

18-27 Hip Pocket Theatre closes its season with Fuzzbug Follies. Tickets: $5-$15. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org.

23-27 Audience members are more than spectators at Tony ’N’ Tina’s Wedding at Bass Hall; tickets include the “show,” dinner, music, dancing, champagne and a slice of wedding cake. $60.50-$82.50. RSVP at 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

25 Carmen opens Dallas Opera’s season at the Winspear Opera House. $19-$325. A free simulcast of the opening-night production will be shown on the big screen at Klyde Warren Park, accompanied by backstage footage, audience participation and a costume contest. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org.

25 An onstage adaption of Steinbeck’s literary classic Of Mice and Men runs at Theatre Arlington, through Nov. 10. Tickets: $19. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.

31 Stage West opens its season with Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, through Dec. 1. Tickets: $16-$32, discounts available. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.


3 The 18-hole “Chip In for Education” Golf Classic, benefiting the First Command Educational Foundation, opens with registration at 10 a.m. at the Golf Club at Fossil Creek, 3401 Clubgate Drive, Fort Worth. Registration: individual, $150; teams, $550. 817-569-2687; www.fcef.com.

4-6 Southlake Oktoberfest again will feature food and drink, live entertainment and the popular wiener dog parade and races. Free. www.oktoberfestsouthlake.com. 4-6 The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association takes over Texas Motor Speedway for the Lone Star Nationals car festival and show. Event includes car shows and sales, live entertainment, family activities and laps around the speedway for $100. $18; kids ages 7-12, $6; free for kids 6 and under. 925-838-9876; www.good-guys.com.

5 MusicArte, the annual celebration of Latino cultures at Fort Worth’s Panther Island Pavilion, starts at noon and includes musical performances, dance, art, food and more. Tickets: $5; children under 12 free. www.musicartefw.com.

5 Weatherford’s Clark Gardens will host its Fall Festival, including its annual Spiciest Festival Around and half-marathon. Run begins at 8 a.m.; the remaining festivities, including the chili cook-off, salsa-tasting, hay rides, family activities and more, are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.clarkgardens.org.

11-13 The River Legacy Foundation’s annual “After Dark in the Park” family celebration, 5-9 p.m. each night, includes a pumpkin patch, storytelling, hayrides, concessions, karaoke and more. Admission: $7; free for children under 2. 817-860-6752; www.riverlegacy.org.

14 “Team Up For Hope,” the annual golf tournament benefiting the Cornerstone Assistance Network, will be at Diamond Oaks Country Club, 5821 Diamond Oaks Drive N., Haltom City. Teams may compete for the scramble tournament prizes or in the contest for most donations raised. Individuals: $625, teams of four: $2,500. 817-632-6022; www.canetwork.org.

19 Ranch Bash, the annual birthday party for local country radio station 95.9 The Ranch, will take place at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth at 1 p.m. The 10th anniversary celebration will include live performances by 10 musical artists. Tickets: $10; VIP tickets: $35 in advance, $45 at the gate. www.959theranch.com. 19 Frontier Fall Fest at Fort Worth’s Log Cabin Village is 1-4 p.m. Activities include making a corn-husk doll and a pumpkin carving and painting contest, as well as appearances by crafts groups, including the Lone Star Leathercrafters, the Fort Worth chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and the Greater Fort Worth Herb Society. Admission: $4.50-$5, plus a $3 craft fee. 817-392-5881; www.logcabinvillage.org.

21 The Presbyterian Night Shelter’s annual golf tournament, “‘Fore’ the Homeless,” begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Mira Vista Country Club. Registration is 11:30 a.m. and the tournament will be followed by an awards ceremony and dinner at 5:30 p.m. $250 for individuals. 817-632-7470; www.pns-tc.org.

25-27 Boo at the Zoo takes place at the Fort Worth Zoo and includes animal shows, fall-themed activities, a costume parade, games and more. It’s the perfect excuse to go see the new elephant babies, too. Zoo admission: $9-$12. 817-759-7555; www.fortworthzoo.org.


1-3 Ashley Brown, best known for her role as Mary Poppins on Broadway, will perform a program of hits from popular musicals with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Hall . Tickets: $27-$85. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

2 Live music, dancing, traditional puppetry, crafts and more will be featured at Artes de la Rosa’s annual Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Rose Marine Theater Plaza. 817-624-8333; www.artesdelarosa.org.

2-3 The Fort Worth Botanic Garden hosts its annual Fall Festival inside the Japanese Garden, including crafts, sales, live performances of dance, music, taiko drumming, martial arts and more. Tickets: $6; $3 for children 4 to 12; free for children under 4. 817-392-5510; www.fwbg.org.

3 The Gladney Center for Adoption invites mothers and daughters to a Wonderland-themed tea party, “Curiouser and Curiouser,” from 2 to 4 p.m. at River Crest Country Club in Fort Worth. $100 for each mother-daughter duo; $25-$50 for additional attendees. 817-922-6091; www.gladney.org.

3 The Dallas Opera hosts a family afternoon including kid-friendly activities at 12:30 p.m. and the Dallas Opera Family Concert at 2 p.m. Activities free; tickets to the performance: $5. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org.

4 Goodwill Fort Worth’s annual golf classic, “A Tournament of Excellence,” begins at 10 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club North Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; $1,500 for an individual. 817-332-7866, ext. 2018; www.goodwillfortworth.org.

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