Family weekend at the Kimbell
1 Bring the kids for some hands-on fun in the education studios of the Piano Pavilion. The art projects are inspired by the Cezannes, Gauguins and van Goghs in the special exhibition “A Modern Vision: European Masterworks From the Phillips Collection,” which leaves the Kimbell on Aug. 13 (you’ve been warned). The kids activities and admission to the permanent collection are free; admission to the exhibit is $14-$18. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org
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‘Einstein: A Stage Portrait’
2 Theatre Arlington closes its 44th season with Willard Simms’ one-man play about the genius whose devotion to a life of science cost him a great deal on a personal front. It’s set in Einstein’s Princeton home and covers everything from the theory of relativity to his disdain for socks and haircuts. Opens 8 p.m. Friday and runs through Aug. 20. $21-$23. 305 W. Main St., Arlington. 817-275-7661 www.theatrearlington.org
Anime Fest at the Modern 2017
3 Anime Fest draws to a close this weekend at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth with three movies, the manga-based “Miss Hokusai” at 8 p.m. Friday, and two flight-obsessed Hayao Miyazaki movies, “Porco Rosso” at noon Saturday and “The Wind Rises,” at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. $9. The Modern is at 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. 817-738-9215; themodern.org
‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’
4 The 2017 Apprentice Program at Fort Worth’s Casa Mañana theater reinvents history with a rock ’n’ roll edge for a retelling of the life of the nation’s seventh president. It’s recommended for ages 13 and older. Shows are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $25-$35. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave. 817-332-2272; casamanana.org
50th ICEE-versary Celebration at Six Flags
5 The frozen treat maker ICEE teams up with Six Flags Over Texas for a cool way to mark a milestone. Visit www.ICEE.com, print out a discount coupon, redeem it at the front gate Sunday and get a special ride time event wristband that gives you after-hours access to select rides such as the Joker and Catwoman Whip. The coupon is also good for 30 percent off a general admission ticket.
Sin Fronteras 2017
6 Watch Fort Worth’s Ballet Folklorico Azteca, SOL Ballet Folklorico and Ballet Folklorico Quetzal perform Saturday at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas. The children’s troupes begin dancing at 2 p.m.; the evening performance, of mostly adult groups, begins at 7 p.m. $20, $15 online at ticketstothecity.com.
Geko at the Amon Carter
7 Go for the Polariods, but take a moment to peruse a smaller collection, “Between the Lines: Geko as Printmaker,” which is leaving the blessedly cool galleries of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art this Sunday. The abstract artist was primarily known as a sculptor, but these lithographs capture what she called “the nothing between the lines.” 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org
Grand Funk Railroad at Billy Bob’s
8 It’s hard to love the ’70s without a song or two from this, the original “American Band,” born 48 years ago in Flint, Mich. It stops at Billy Bob’s for a concert at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $16, $26 for reserved seating. 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth. 817-624-7117; billybobstexas.com
‘13 Minutes’ and ‘Unrest’
9 Indie film fans can see “13 Minutes,” detailing Georg Elser’s attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1939, at several showings this weekend at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It’s $9, rated R and in German with subtitles. 817-738-9215; themodern.org. Or the Lone Star Film Society’s screening of the 2017 Sundance film-fest documentary “Unrest” more than a month before its U.S. release. It’s at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Four Day Weekend theater in Sundance Square. Get tickets, $10 plus service fee, at eventbrite.com.
‘Hood’ at the Wyly Theatre
10 Drive east to catch the closing weekend of the Dallas Theater Center’s “Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventures,” an all-ages musical rollick at the Wyly Theatre. There’s a “buy one, get one free” ticket deal online at www.dallastheatercenter.org. That, and escaping the heat, should make it more than worth your while. 2400 Flora St., Dallas. 214-880-0202.