Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas
9 SiNaCa Studios kicks off its fifth annual Artists in Heat membership drive. This year’s event includes a lecture with glass artist David Schnuckel, followed by a reception and demonstration. Reservations are required. Free. 817-899-0024, www.sinacastudios.org.
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10 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. Tickets: $150. 817-332-3433, www.sotx.org.
10 The Carroll Education Foundation marks its 20th anniversary with a culinary celebration at the Hilton Hotel at Southlake Town Square. The Western-themed event benefits Carroll ISD grants and scholarships. Tickets: $150. 817-949-7064, www.southlakecef.org.
16 The 2016 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala takes place at 6 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center. The annual event includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner, after-party and special concert by pianist Lang Lang. Concert and after-party tickets: $129-$625. Full gala packages start at $1,250. 214-849-4376, www.mydso.com.
16 Part of the Friends of Keller Library’s One Book, One City program, An Evening with Jacquelyn Mitchard is at 6 p.m. at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club. The event includes dinner, remarks and a book signing. $35. www.kellerfriends.org.
17 Wheels for Wellness hosts a charity car show, benefiting prostate cancer research and awareness, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth. Free. http://wheelsforwellness.org.
17 The annual Fort Worth Opera Ball begins at 6:30 p.m. at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth. This year’s event is themed “Una Noche de Estrellas” and includes a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets: $375. 817-288-1214, www.fwopera.org.
23 Arts Council Northeast presents the 2016 Shining Stars Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. at the Hurst Conference Center. The event, which features a VIP reception and multiple auctions, will be emceed by NBC5 news anchor Deborah Ferguson. Tickets: $75. 817-283-3406, www.shiningstarsartscouncil.org.
23 The 14th annual FWAPL Sporting Clay Shoot kicks off at 9 a.m at the Alpine Shooting Range in Fort Worth. The fundraiser benefits A Wish With Wings, FWAPL scholarships and Ronald McDonald House. Entry fee: $175. 817-469-9474, www.awishwithwings.org.
24 Meals On Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County hosts Casino Night 2016 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. The event, which benefits the home-delivered meals program, features dinner, auctions, music and casino games. Tickets: $200. 817-258-6414, http://mealsonwheels.org.
30 The third annual Big Hearts of Fort Worth Awards Luncheon begins at noon at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Sheila B. Johnson. Tickets: $150. 817-927-7172, www.volnow.org.
Museum and Art Events
8-24 Historic Fort Worth hosts Preservation Is the Art of the City at Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The annual art show and sale includes an artists reception Sept. 8. Art show and sale: free. Reception: $125 per person. Lecture and awards: $25 per person. 817-336-2344, http://historicfortworth.org.
9 The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s annual Art in the Garden gallery show takes place in the Garden Center. The three-day event highlights the work of over 30 local artists and artisans. Free. 817-392-5510, http://fwbg.org.
10 Fall Gallery Night, presented by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, takes place. Most participating locations stay open noon-9 p.m. For information and maps, visit www.fwada.org.
17 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Party on the Porch from 5 to 10 p.m. The outdoor event includes food trucks, lawn games and music from Sarah Jaffe, Thieving Birds and Jake Paleschic. Free. 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org.
24 “Border Cantos Richard Misrach/Guillermo Galindo” is on at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art through Dec. 31. The exhibit pairs large scale photographs by Misrach and musical instruments made by Galindo of detritus found along the border. Free, 817-738-1933, www.thecarter.org
24 Fort Worth’s annual Day in the District is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event includes free admission to 10 cultural destinations, including the Kimbell Art Museum, The Art Galleries at TCU and the Cattle Raisers Museum. Several cultural organizations will offer free performances in and around the destinations. www.fwdayinthedistrict.org.
25 “Waxed: Batik From Java” opens at the Dallas Museum of Art through Sept. 10, 2017. A look at the wax-resist process for dye decorating fabric with items from the DMA’s permanent collection. 214-922-1200, www.dma.org.
9-11 Violinist James Ehnes performs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on a program that also includes Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony at Bass Hall. $20-$85. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.
17 Clarinetist Franklin Cohen is featured in a program of works by Bruch, Hindemith and Mozart with the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth at 2 p.m. at the Kimbell Art Museum. $5-$35. 817-877-3003, www.chambermusicfw.org.
22 Pianist Sean Chen is featured in a 7:30 p.m. “Cliburn at the Kimbell: Virtuosos” concert at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion. $30-$65. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.
22 & 27 Baritone David Robinson joins the Hall Ensemble for a concert of German and Austrian drinking songs. Sept. 22 in a private residence (address given with tickets purchased, $75); Sept. 27 at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth ($25). 817-456-3584; www.hallensemble.org.
24 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is joined by Broadway veteran and The Voice competitor Tony Vincent to pay tribute to the late David Bowie with a 7:30 p.m. concert titled “The Music of David Bowie” at Bass Hall. $30-$85. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.
25 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, along with cellist Sai Sai Ding, performs “Schubert and Dvorák” at Arborlawn United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Reservations required. Free (donations accepted). 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.
9 Theatre Arlington’s 44th season opens with Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls, through Oct. 2. $23-$25. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.
9 Artisan Center Theater in Hurst presents a revue called Songs From Shows You’ll Never See at Artisan, through Oct. 8. $9-$18. 817-284-1200; www.artisanct.com.
10 Ballet Frontier of Texas presents Director’s Choice, featuring new works and guest artists Dallas Black Dance Theatre II and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance at the Scott Theatre. $20. 817-423-9888; www.balletfrontier.org.
16 Hip Pocket Theatre closes its 40th season with a major revival of The Lake Worth Monster — A Musical Odyssey, featuring a large-scale puppet designed by famed puppeteer Basil Twist, through Oct. 16. $5-$20. 817-246-9775, www.hippocket.org.
16-25 Artes de la Rosa presents Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at Rose Marine Theater. $12-$20. 817-624-8333; www.artesdelarosa.org.
23 Runway Theatre in Grapevine opens its season with Bell, Book and Candle, through Oct. 9. $17-$20. 817-488-4842; www.runwaytheatre.com.
30 Jubilee Theatre’s 36th season opens with Working, a musical about working people, inspired by Studs Terkel stories, through Oct. 30. $18-$26. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.
10 & 14 Amphibian Stage Productions and National Theatre Live present multiple broadcasts of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge. Screenings take place in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianproductions.org.
15 Part of the Q Cinema series, While You Weren’t Looking screens at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $8-$10. www.qcinema.org.
16 The Nasher Sculpture Center’s ’Til Midnight at the Nasher presents a screening of Pleasantville at 9 p.m. Before the movie, Jack Kerowax will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Free. 214-242-5100, www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
Festivals and Outdoor Activities
17 The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Autumn at the Arboretum. The annual event, which runs through Nov. 23, features a Pumpkin Village made up of more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. $10-$15 (children age 2 and younger free). 214-515-6615, www.dallasarboretum.org.
22-24 Fort Worth celebrates Oktoberfest at Panther Island Pavilion. The three-day event includes authentic German food, beer, music, dachshund races and more. Tickets: $5-$10. Passes: $15. 817-698-0700, http://oktoberfestfw.com.
30 The State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas is back through Oct. 23. The annual event includes games, rides, food, concerts and more. Tickets: $14-$18 (children age 2 and younger free). Season passes: $39.95. 214-565-9931, http://bigtex.com.
Coming in October
1 The Grapevine Art Dealers Association hosts its fourth annual Fall Gallery Night from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Grapevine. Participating galleries include Great American Gallery, A Touch of Paris and Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery. Free. 817-789-2334, http://grapevineartdealers.com.