Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas
8 Hosted by the Fort Worth Outdoor Sports Club, the Ronald McDonald House Wild Game Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. at The Fort Worth Club. Call for pricing. 817-820-8936, https://rmhfw.org/.
8 SiNaCa Studios kicks off its sixth annual Artists in Heat membership drive. This year’s event includes a lecture with hot glass sculptor Grant Garmezy, reception and demonstration. Reservations are required. Free. 817-899-0024, www.sinacastudios.org.
9 The annual Steaks and Stetsons fundraiser, benefiting Special Olympics Texas, begins at 6 p.m. at the Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound. The event includes a steak dinner, auctions, dancing and entertainment. Individual tickets: $150. 817-332-3433, www.sotx.org.
9 The Carroll Education Foundation marks its 21st anniversary with Viva Las Dragons from 6:30 - 11 p.m. at the Hilton/Southlake Town Square. Tickets: $125/person. www.southlakecef.org.
9 Jennifer Hudson headlines A Night to Remember 2017, CitySquare’s annual fundraiser to fight the causes and effects of poverty. The show begins at 7 p.m. at Winspear Opera House. Tickets: $50-$250. 214-880-0202, www.citysquare.org.
28 Community Enrichment Center is hosting the Love and Hope Gala, featuring “Today Show” correspondent and author Jenna Bush Hager and dinner by Chef Tim Love at the Bowden Event Center in Keller. Tickets: $250 each or $400/couple. 817-281-1164, www.thecec.org.
30 Rahr & Sons’ 8th annual Oktoberfest 5K will benefit the Fort Worth chapter of Brotherhood For The Fallen, a nonprofit that supports the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. Register for $50 at rahroktoberfest5K.com.
Museum and Art Events
1-30 The Kimbell Art Museum presents Casanova: The Seduction of Europe which features paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, porcelains, silver and period costume through the eyes of Giacomo Casanova. 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org.
9 Fall Gallery Night, presented by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, takes place from noon to 9 p.m. For information on participating venues and maps, visit www.fwada.org.
23 “Misty Keasler: Haunt” opens at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. About 40 photographs that feature American haunted houses are included in this exhibition. Runs through Nov. 23. 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org.
11 OneRepublic tours with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur in the 2017 Honda Civic Tour. The performance starts at 7 p.m. at the Starplex Pavillion in Dallas. Tickets: $23-$400, www.dallaspavilion.org.
14 Janet Jackson’s (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty) State of the World Tour comes to the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $27-$587, www.janetjacksonlive.com.
23 “Huntin’, fishin’ and lovin’” take center stage as Luke Bryan comes to the Starplex Pavillion in Dallas. 7 p.m. performance, $68-400, www.dallaspavilion.org.
1-24 Stage West Theatre is presenting the regional premiere of The Royal Society of Antarctica. $31-$35. 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org.
1-3 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Cirque de la Symphonie at Bass Hall. $33-$92. 817-665-6000, www.basshall.com.
1-23 Artisan Center Theater in Hurst presents Sister Act, a musical comedy. $10-$24. 817-284-1200, www.artisanct.com.
7-10 Texas Ballet Theater presents Beauty and the Beast at the Winspear Opera House. $20-$95. 214-880-0202. www.attpac.org.
9-17 Casa Mañana presents Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a musical that the entire family can enjoy. $49-$79. 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org.
12-17 As part of the Broadway at the Bass series, Beautiful: The Musical premieres at Bass Performance Hall. $50-$148.50. 817-665-6000, www.basshall.com.
13-24 The five-time Tony award-winning musical Fun Home begins at Winspear Opera House. $25-$178. 214-880-0202, www.attpac.org.
15-16 TITAS Presents features Ballet Hispánico, an internationally touring dance company at Dallas City Performance Hall. $25-$75. 214-880-0202, www.attpac.org.
22 Dallas Theater Center’s production of Hair runs through Oct. 22 at Wyly Theatre. $20-$106. 214-880-0202, www.attpac.org.
22 Theatre Arlington’s 45th season opens with William Inge’s Bus Stop and runs through Oct. 22. $21-$23. 817-275-7661, www.theatrearlington.org.
29-1 Texas Ballet Theater presents Beauty and the Beast at Bass Hall. $20-$120. 817-665-6000, www.basshall.com.
6 Amphibian Stage Productions and National Theatre Live present Obsession, showing at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tickets: $20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianstage.com.
8-10 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth offers multiple showings of From the Land of the Moon as part of its Magnolia at the Modern film series. Tickets: $6-$9 (Sunday noon showing is half-price). 817-738-9215. For a list of other films, visit http://themodern.org.
13 Amphibian Stage Productions and National Theatre Live present Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? showing at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tickets: $20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianstage.com.
27 & 30 Amphibian Stage Productions and National Theatre Live present multiple showings of Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tickets: $20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianstage.com.
Festivals and Outdoor Activities
21-23 Oktoberfest, the annual three-day fall festival, returns to Fort Worth. German food, music, dancing and midway rides are the stars of this celebration, again kicked off with the “Tapping of the Kegs” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Craft beers from around the country will be served at indoor and outdoor biergartens. Saturday features a 5K/15K run, dachshund races, competitive games and shopping. Festival tickets range from $5-$15. Reata Haus also returns this year. The VIP experience treats guests to a three-course meal, commemorative stein, festival entry and more; Reata tickets: $65/person. Festival open 5 to 11 p.m., Thursday and Friday; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 817-698-0700, http://oktoberfestfw.org.
Coming in October
2 Texas Camerata performs sacred vocal and instrumental music from across Europe, featuring countertenor Ryland Angel at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth. $10-$20. 817.457.4258, www.texascamerata.org.
27 Bruno Mars brings his “24K Magic” to the American Airlines Center with a performance starting at 8 p.m. Tickets: $68-$400. 214-665-4797, www.americanairlinescenter.com.