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11th annual Lone Star Film Festival
1 The film fest continues through Sunday with movies such as the indie hit “Sidney Hall,” director Miguel Duran’s “Monsoon,” the Texas premiere of “DriverX” and the documentary about Texas musician and Rolling Stones running buddy Bobby Keys, “Every Night’s a Saturday Night.” Movies are screened at the Four Day Weekend Theater and AMC Palace Theater in downtown Fort Worth. Single tickets are $10 each. For a full schedule of movies, times and venues, visit lonestarfilmfestival.com.
Willie Nelson & Family
2 It’s always a special night when Willie comes to Cowtown. The elder statesman of Texas music brings his longtime tour band — the Family — to Fort Worth’s ginormous honky-tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas, for a show at 10:30 p.m. Friday (doors open at 6 p.m.). The opening act, starting at 9 p.m., will be Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Tickets are $20 general admission, $60-$100 reserved. Billy Bob’s is at 2520 Rodeo Plaza in the Fort Worth Stockyards. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com
Augustin Hadelich in concert
3 Love the intimate experience of a chamber music concert? Violinist Augustin Hadelich, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s artistic partner, will perform on the stage of the Kimbell Art Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion with a handful of the orchestra’s musicians, including concertmaster Michael Shih, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program includes Ysaye’s Violin Sonata No. 6, Weber’s Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano in G minor and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D Minor, “Souvenir de Florence.” Tickets are $40. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org
‘Irving Berlin’s White Christmas’
4 Performing Arts Fort Worth’s Broadway at the Bass series brings this family favorite to town Tuesday-Nov. 19. It’s the musical stage adaptation of the Bing Crosby-Danny Kaye movie about two showbiz buddies staging a show at an inn in Vermont where true love also has made reservations. Get tickets, $44-$132, by calling 817-212-4280 or 877-212-4280 or online at www.basshall.com. Or get them at Bass Hall’s ticket office, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth.
Second annual WxFW fest
5 There’s more to the west side Waterside development than shopping 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Look for food samples from its restaurants and retailers; live music including Alexandra Rhea, Nick Verzosa and Squeezebox Bandits in the Grove; a donation station for the Tarrant Area Food Bank; “Funkytown” T-shirt sales benefiting Streams and Valleys Inc.; a Johnny Cupcakes clothing pop-up; kids art stations; and games such as bocce ball, giant Jenga and cornhole. Waterside is at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive, Fort Worth. 817-509-4170; www.watersidefw.com
Superhero Science Saturday
6 Kids can dust off their superhero Halloween costumes for this event (leave the masks at home, though) that’s built around hands-on activities and STEM education at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. They’ll learn about nanotechnology and robotics. It’s 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Batman will be there, 1:30-3 p.m., as well as everyday heroes such as scientists, firefighters and police officers. Military, veterans and first responders will get free admission to the museum’s exhibits. 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth. 817-255-9300; www.fwmuseum.org
Fort Worth Greek Festival
7 Help the congregation of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church celebrate this fest’s 50th anniversary with food, music, dancing and shopping. Did we mention the food? Everything from lamb and gyros to pastries and breads. You can eat there and stock up on freezable goodies for the holidays. Admission is $1. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Lunch is 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day, and dinner is 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2020 N.W. 21st St., Fort Worth. 817-626-5578; www.stdemetrios.net
8 Fans of the late-night funnyman and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” will get two chances to laugh along in person when Noah performs his surgically excised from the headlines stand-up comedy at 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Tickets are $26-$75 at livenation.com. The theater is at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving.
12 Days of Christmas
9 The pumpkin village is gone, replaced by galaxies of holiday lights at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The DeGolyer House will be chock-full of nutcrackers — more than 800 of them. The gazebos on the grounds will depict each day of the famous Christmas carol, so don’t forget the camera. Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and $10 kids. The exhibit runs through Jan. 7. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. 214-515-6615; www.dallasarboretum.org
The Tejas Brothers
10 “Mama loves George Jones and Daddy loves Freddy Fender” is how one member of the band describes their music. In other words, Tex-Mex polka, smothered with the blues and a train song or three. The band performs an all-ages show at 9 p.m. Saturday at Shipping & Receiving, 201 S. Calhoun St., Fort Worth. Reserved tables are $44-$88. General admission is $10. 817-887-9313; www.ticketfly.com