Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas
The 2015 Flowserve Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon takes place at 10 a.m. at AT&T Stadium. The event benefits the Dallas Cowboys Courage House at Happy Hill Farm. Tickets: $175. 254-897-4822, www.happyhillfarm.org.
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SiNaCa Studios presents its fourth annual Artists in Heat membership drive. The two-day event includes a reception, lecture and demonstration with award-winning glass artist Laura Donefer. Free. 817-899-0024, http://sinaca.org.
Meals On Wheels Inc. of Tarrant County hosts Casino Night 2015 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth. The event features dinner, auctions, live music and casino games. Tickets: $125. 817-258-6414, http://mealsonwheels.org.
Carroll Education Foundation’s Dragons of the Caribbean event takes place at the Hilton Hotel at Southlake Town Square. The annual culinary celebration benefits Carroll ISD and includes more than 20 celebrity chefs. Tickets: $150. 817-949-7064, www.southlakecef.org.
The New York Times columnist and bestselling author Nicholas Kristof headlines a luncheon presented by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Worth Club. Tickets: $60-$75 and includes a copy of his latest book, A Path Appears. 214-965-8400, http://dfwworld.org.
The Parenting Center celebrates its 40th anniversary with the Feast in the Fort Gala at Heart of the Ranch at Clearkfork. The event will feature cuisine by Ellerbe Fine Foods and entertainment by Reckless Kelly. Tickets: $225. 817-332-6348, http://theparentingcenter.org/feast-fort-gala.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop hosts its fifth annual golf tournament, benefiting A Wish With Wings, at Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills. Cost: $150 per player. http://events.fuzzystacoshop.com.
The 2015 Fort Worth Signature Chefs Auction, supporting the March of Dimes, takes place at 6:30 p.m. at River Ranch in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets: $250. 817-451-9174, www.signaturechefsfortworth.com.
Arts Council Northeast presents the 2015 Shining Stars Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. at Hurst Conference Center. NBC5 news anchor Deborah Ferguson will emcee the event, which includes a VIP reception, lunch and multiple auctions. Tickets: $65. 817-283-3406, www.shiningstarsartscouncil.org.
The 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala is 6 p.m. at Meyerson Symphony Center. The annual event includes a cocktail reception, dinner, after-party and special concert by violinist Pinchas Zukerman. Concert and after-party tickets: $54-$271. Full gala packages start at $1,250. 214-692-0203, www.mydso.com.
Special Olympics Texas hosts Steaks and Stetsons at 7 p.m. at the Circle R Ranch in Flower Mound. The event includes steaks and chicken for dinner, plus auctions, dancing and live entertainment by Aaron Einhouse. Tickets: $150. Tables: $1,200. 817-332-3433, www.sotx.org.
Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas celebrates its 11th anniversary luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club. Guest speaker is January Harshe from Birth Without Fear. Tickets: $65. 817-810-0071, www.texasmilkbank.org/luncheon-registration.
Museum and Art Events
Arlington Museum of Art’s new exhibition, “On the Cover of the Rolling Stone,” is on display through Oct. 18. The exhibition features iconic images from Rolling Stone’s first director of photography, Baron Wolman. $5-$8. 817-275-4600, www.arlingtonmuseum.org.
Historic Fort Worth celebrates Preservation Is the Art of the City at Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The annual art show and sale includes an artists’ reception Sept. 10. Art show and sale: free. Reception: $125 per person. 817-336-2344, www.historicfortworth.org.
The Meadows Museum continues its 50th-anniversary celebration by opening “Treasures From the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting,” featuring more than 130 specially curated works. Through Jan. 3, 2016. $4-$12. 214-768-2516, www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org.
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden presents its annual Art in the Garden gallery show in the Garden Center. The three-day event highlights the work of over 60 local artists and artisans. Free. 817-392-5501, http://fwbg.org.
Fort Worth Art Dealers Association’s 2015 Fall Gallery Night takes place noon-9 p.m. and includes participants like Artspace111, SiNaCa Studios and the Kimbell Art Museum. Free. 817-735-0301, www.fwada.com.
“Giuseppe Penone: Being the River Repeating the Forest” opens at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas through Jan. 10. The exhibition will display the Italian artist’s large-scale sculpture installations that explore a metaphysical connection to nature. $5-$10. 214-242-5100, www.nashersculpturecenter.org.
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. www.fwdayinthedistrict.org.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2015-16 Pops Series with the concert “Sci-fi Spectacular” with guest narrator Jonathan Frakes from Star Trek: The Next Generation. $30-$85. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 Symphonic Series opens with “Mozart & Rachmaninoff.” The concert will feature guest pianists Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier playing together. $20-$82. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.
Part of the Cliburn at the Modern series, local composers Martin Blessinger and Till Meyn showcase their music at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $40. 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com.
The first Hall Ensemble concert inside its new venue, the atrium of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), takes place at 7:30 p.m. The concert repeats Sept. 25 in a private home. BRIT concert: $25. House concert: $60 (nearly sold out). 817-456-3584, www.hallensemble.org.
Texas Ballet Theater opens its production of Dracula at Winspear Opera House, through Sept. 14. $15-$100. 877-828-9200, ext. 101, https://texasballettheater.org.
Theatre Arlington opens its 2015-2016 season with the musical Hello, Dolly!, through Oct. 4. $22-$25. 817-275-7661, www.theatrearlington.org.
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Academy Award winner Orson Welles with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Happy Birthday, Orson! Film Festival. The three-day event will feature screenings of films such as Citizen Kane, Macbeth and The Lady From Shanghai. $6-$9. 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opens D-Day: Normandy 1944, narrated by Tom Brokaw, at the Omni IMAX Theater. $3-$7. 817-255-9540, http://fortworthmuseum.org.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth screens the documentary Best of Enemies as part of its Magnolia at the Modern film series. $6-$9 (Sunday noon show is half-price). 817-738-9215, http://themodern.org.
Amphibian Stage Productions and National Theatre Live present two broadcasts of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Screenings are 2 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $12-$20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianproductions.org.
Festivals and Outdoor Activities
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Autumn at the Arboretum. The annual event, which runs through Nov. 25, features a Pumpkin Village made up of more than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. $10-$15. 214-515-6615, www.dallasarboretum.org.
Fort Worth celebrates Oktoberfest at Panther Island Pavilion. The three-day event includes authentic German food, beer, live music, dachshund races and more. Tickets: $3-$10. Passes: $12-$15. 817-698-0700, http://oktoberfestfw.com.
The State Fair of Texas at Fair Park in Dallas is back through Oct. 18 with live concerts, rides, games and lots of fried food. Tickets: $14-$18. Season passes: $39.95. 214-565-9931, http://bigtex.com.
Coming in October
Stage West opens its new season with the area premiere of the award-winning Bad Jews, through Nov. 1. $30-$35. 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org.
The annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser, benefiting Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County, takes place 6-10 p.m. at Ridglea Country Club. Tickets: $125-$175. 817-446-5454, ex. 245, www.winewomenandshoes.com/cisfw.
The city of Southlake hosts its 14th annual Oktoberfest. The event, which takes place in Southlake Town Square, includes food, live entertainment and dachsund races. Free. www.oktoberfestsouthlake.com.
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth opens its 28th season with the concert “Poetry and Industry,” featuring the Berlin-based Atrium Quartet, 2 p.m. at the Kimbell Art Museum. $7-$35. 817-877-3003, www.chambermusicfw.org.