11th annual Lone Star Film Festival
1 The big names at this year’s film fest are actress Cybill Shepherd, who will receive the Bill Paxton Achievement in Film award, and the late Paxton himself, who will get a special tribute. Shepherd will be honored at the festival ball at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Bass Hall. On Nov. 9, the films and documentaries start rolling, with the short films in blocks by theme. Panels start Nov. 10. The fest ends Nov. 12. Venues are in downtown Fort Worth, mostly the AMC Palace Theater and Four Day Weekend Theater. For a full schedule and prices of tickets and passes, visit lonestarfilmfestival.com.
Dale’s Last Ride at TMS
2 NASCAR fans will get their pick of races: the JAG Metals 350 on Friday, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on Saturday and the big one, the AAA Texas 500, on Sunday. Sunday’s race is the eighth in the playoffs for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and it will be driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final race, so it will be bittersweet. The TMS “Big Hoss” screen will be flashing Earnhardt’s number — 88 — in tribute. Tickets are $72-$378. 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth. 817-215-8500; ticketmaster.com
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Bazaar at the Bend
3 Your holiday gifts aren’t going to buy themselves, you know. This vendor market organized by Fort Worth Makers in the city’s WestBend area, near I-30 and University Drive, promises live music, gift workshops, styling sessions and charity gift wrapping, as well as the shopping. It’s 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at 1701 River Run, Fort Worth. You’ll thank us in December. Find a list of vendors on Facebook by searching Bazaar at the Bend.
‘Evita’ at Casa Mañana
4 It’s a story that has it all: wealth, power, beauty. Once upon a time, it even had Madonna (in the film version). The classic Broadway musical about a former first lady of Argentina, from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, kicks off Casa’s Broadway season, starting Saturday. It runs through Nov. 12. Tickets are $49-$79. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org
Tracy Lawrence benefit performance
5 The country singer releases his new album, “Good Ole Days,” a team effort of collaborations with singers such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Big & Rich and more, on Nov. 10. Before that, he comes to Fort Worth to headline the third annual Heart for the Homeless benefit for the Union Gospel Mission at 7 p.m. Thursday at River Ranch Stockyards, 500 N.E. 23rd St., Fort Worth. Tickets are $150 each. Get them here: http://bit.ly/2z3G4mT
North Texas Beer Week events
6 Beer Week overflows with events such as the Pintwood Derby With Deschutes. Brewers and beer lovers can buy a car kit for $20 and race their cars — on an inclined track in the best Cub Scout tradition — at noon Saturday on the Flying Saucer patio, 111 E. Third St., Fort Worth. Racers get a beer token and a donation to Hurricane Harvey relief. www.beerknurd.com. Also Saturday, 1-6 p.m., there’s the Pride of Southside Homebrew Invitational. Sample beers and get a hand-blown glass mug, $10. The event is at SiNaCa Studios, 1013 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth. www.sinacastudios.org. Beer Week runs through Sunday. Get more details at ntxbeerweek.com.
First Friday at the Modern
7 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth stays up late Friday with live music from the wide-ranging Fort Worth jazz band Outer Circles; drinks; food from the Cafe Modern; docent-led tours; and the historical drama “The King’s Choice,” part of the Magnolia at the Modern film series, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday. (More film times: 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.) 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. 817-738-9215; themodern.org
Noah Gundersen and Phoebe Bridgers at the Kessler
8 Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen’s tonal shift on his latest album, “White Noise,” has taken his fans by pleasant surprise. “It’s like Ryan Adams and the Gaslight Anthem made a baby,” one YouTuber wrote. Catch Gundersen and his special guest, buzzy L.A. singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers (“Stranger in the Alps”), at 8 p.m. Friday (doors open at 7 p.m.) at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas. General admission tickets are $24. 214-272-8346; www.prekindle.com
Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival
9 Bad weather canceled this event last month in Clyde Warren Park, but it’s back 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. The event, a partnership between the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Crow Collection of Asian Art, celebrates the arrival of the autumn moon. On tap are skygazing, live music, crafts and activities. The event is free but you can register at www.crowcollection.org or www.jasdfw.org. Klyde Warren Park is at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. For a full schedule of events, visit www.crowcollection.org.
Fall Festival at Live Oak Winery
10 Halloweeen on Tuesday night might have made the kids feel a bit cheated. Keep the party going with this family-friendly event at a small winery just south of Fort Worth. The fest, which will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, will have kids games such as bobbing for apples, a ring toss and giant Jenga. For adults, there’s corn hole, live music by Acoustic Hash, a food truck and, of course, wine. 8101 County Road 802, Burleson. 817-426-6625, ext. 103; www.lostoakwinery.com