BENEFITS, FUNDRAISERS AND GALAS
11 The Junior League of Fort Worth hosts its annual Grand Entry Gala fundraiser at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The special event begins at 6 p.m. and features a VIP reception, dinner, raffle and live music from a surprise Grammy-winning singer. Tables: $2,500-$100,000. 817-332-7500; www.juniorleaguefw.org.
19 Benefiting victims of domestic violence, Mid-Cities SOS’ eighth annual Celebrity Chefs event takes place 6-10 p.m. at the Hurst Conference Center. Attendees can enjoy wine and cuisine prepared by the event’s roster of celebrity chefs. All proceeds benefit SafeHaven of Tarrant County. $125. http://mid-citiessos.org.
MUSEUM AND ARTS EVENTS
3 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosts First Friday at the Modern from 5 to 8 p.m. Held in the cafe, the monthly event will include live music by Outer Circles and a signature cocktail called Storm Warning. A guided gallery tour will be available at 6:30 p.m. Free. Admission to the galleries for the tour is $4-$10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.
17 As part of the Kimbell Art Museum’s Friday Evening Lectures series, Leah Dickerman of New York’s Museum of Modern Art will speak at 6 p.m. in the Piano Pavilion Auditorium. Dickerman, who was responsible for the organization of the landmark exhibition “Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925,” will discuss the impact of abstract art. Free; no reservations required. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.
17 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art unveils its newest exhibition, featuring the work of artist James McNeill Whistler. Titled “James McNeill Whistler: Lithographs From the Steven L. Block Collection at the Speed Art Museum,” the exhibition runs through April 7. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.
3 The musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is onstage this month at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst through Feb. 1 and features some of Holly’s most famous hits, including Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Not Fade Away. $7-$20. 817-284-1200; http://artisanct.com.
9 The Tony-winning musical Avenue Q comes to Stage West in Fort Worth. It runs through Feb. 16. $25-$35. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.
10-12 Casa Mañana presents Bad Boys of Broadway: In Concert, featuring an all-star cast of Broadway veterans. Highlighting some of Broadway’s most memorable villainous songs, the show will include music from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Evita. $30-$50. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.
17 Theatre Arlington showcases its production of Enchanted April through Feb. 2. Based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, the play centers on four women as they rediscover themselves in ways they never expected. $20-$22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org.
17-19 The always-entertaining Blue Man Group brings its high-octane show back to Bass Hall for a weekend engagement. $49.50-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.
4 The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth starts the new year with “Levinson and Friends: Strings With Flair” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It features the father-son musical talents of artistic director and violinist Gary Levinson and his dad, double bassist Eugene Levinson. $5-$28. 817-877-3003, www.chambermusicfw.org.
4 Geek out at Bass Hall, as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and special guest narrator George Takei come together for a concert featuring the music of sci-fi favorites like Star Trek, Star Warsand The Day the Earth Stood Still. “Sci-Fi Spectacular” starts at 7:30 p.m. $29-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.
10-12 Join the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for “An Evening of Prokofiev” at Bass Hall. The concert will highlight concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.
16 Elvis Lives!, a live musical celebration of the life of Elvis Presley, takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall and features the finalists of Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. $22-$71.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.
16 Pianist Stephen Beus joins Symphony Arlington for a special concert at 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Music Hall. The Juilliard graduate and Cliburn competition alumnus will perform Liszt’s Totentanz, Weber’s Invitation to the Dance and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. $15-$45. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.
25 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents “Caminos del Inka” at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. Described as a musical and visual journey along the Incan Trail, the concert features flutist Jessica Warren-Acosta. $19-$65. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.
31 Singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa will be in concert at 8 p.m. at McDavid Studio. Hinojosa will showcase some old favorites as well as music from her upcoming album, After the Fair. $22. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.
5 The Kimbell Art Museum’s “Modern Pairings” will screen the films Bauhaus: The Face of the Twentieth Century and Piet Mondrian at 2 p.m. Free. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org.
15-16 Amphibian Stage Productions will screen the 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebration. Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle, the play stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. $10-$18. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.
17-19 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will show Betty Page Reveals All as part of its Magnolia at the Modern film series. The film features pinup model and cult icon Betty Paige as she recounts how she helped launch America’s sexual revolution. $6-$9 (Sunday noon show is half-price). 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW
18 The Fort Worth Stock Show’s annual All Western Parade takes place 11 a.m. in downtown Fort Worth, and reserve tickets provide access to the Stock Show grounds throughout the event’s 23-day run for events like the celebrity goat milking and creative goat costume contest, both scheduled for Jan. 18. $15-$25. 817-877-2420; www.fwssr.com.
20 The Cowboys of Color Rodeo takes place 2 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Center. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. $19. 817-922-9999; www.cowboysofcolor.org.
21-22 An FWSSR favorite, Bull’s Night Out gives 40 of the PRCA’s toughest bull riders 8 seconds to go up against some of the meanest bulls around. $25. 817-877-2420; www.fwssr.com.