Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas
7 The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation hosts its 17th annual Cigar Smoker Benefit 6-9:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Club. Tickets: $125-$250; sponsorships: $3,000-$10,000. 817-871-8022, www.fwplf.org.
13 The 26th annual Stars in Recovery luncheon benefiting Recovery Resource Council takes place noon-1:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Special guest speaker is former NBA player Chris Herren. Tickets: $150. 817-332-6329, http://recoverycouncil.org.
15 Hosted by the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, the fourth annual Women of Distinction Luncheon takes place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ridglea Country Club. Honorees include Fort Worth Library director Gleniece Robinson, NBC 5 Today anchor Deborah Ferguson and Shale Exploration public relations manager Amy Yudiski. Tickets: $55; tables: $1,000. 817-735-5302, http://gs-top.org.
18 Celebrating the nation’s top collegiate male golfers, the Ben Hogan Award Banquet takes place 6 p.m. at Colonial County Club. The evening includes cocktails, dinner and an awards presentation. Tickets: $250; sponsorships begin at $2,000. 817-927-4280, http://thebenhoganaward.org.
20 Benefiting the Henry House Foundation, the annual Colonial Tee Off Concert takes place 6:30 p.m. at the Edwards Ranch at Clear Fork. Tickets: $50. 817-263-3291.
22 Artes de la Rosa’s third annual Benefit Golf Tournament takes place at The Golf Club at The Resort in Fort Worth. Play fee: $75; sponshorships: $250-$1,000. For more information or to complete a registration form, call 817-624-8333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
22 The Colleyville Woman’s Club hosts its Caring With Commitment Celebration. The annual awards luncheon takes place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Colleyville Center. Tickets: $35. 817-358-1805, www.shop.c-w-c.org.
30 Casa Manaña hosts its annual gala benefiting arts education and outreach at 6 p.m. at Casa Manaña Theatre. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, auctions, a performance of Always ... Patsy Cline and an after-party. Seats: $400; couples package: $2,500; tables: $3,500-$10,000. 817-321-5005, www.casamanana.org.
Museum and Art Events
10 Inspired by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s collection, the Fort Worth Garden Club will display 24 floral masterpieces created by its members, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the museum. Free. 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org.
10 Artist David Bates takes part in the Kimbell Art Museum’s The Artist’s Eye lecture series at 11 a.m. in the Kahn Building galleries. No reservations required. Free. 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org.
10 Led by the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosts a Star Party in the museum’s south parking lot. Free. 817-255-9300, http://fortworthmuseum.org.
15 Smithsonian American Art Museum curator Eleanor Jones Harvey stops by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art to discuss the role of American art and artists during the Civil War. The lecture takes place 6-7 p.m. and is free to the public. Reservations are required. 817-989-5030, www.cartermuseum.org.
13 The Hall Ensemble performs the public world premiere of Undelivered, a dramatic cantata based on President Kennedy’s 1963 undelivered speech, by local composer Gregory Sullivan Isaacs. 7:30 p.m. at The Lilipad on Magnolia, 1404 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth. Repeats 7:30 p.m. May 14 at Chandor Gardens, 711 W. Lee Ave., Weatherford. $60. 817-456-3584, www.hallensemble.org.
11 In conjunction with the special exhibition “Samurai: Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection,” the Kimbell Art Museum shows Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire — The Will of the Shogun at 2 p.m. in the Kahn Building auditorium. Free. 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org.
16-18 Artes de la Rosa, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru in Dallas, hosts Peru Fest. The three-day film festival celebrates contemporary Peruvian filmmaking. Free. 817-624-8333, www.artesdelarosa.org.
16-18 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth continues its Magnolia at the Modern series with the animated film Ernest & Celestine. $6-$9. (Sunday noon show is half-price.) 817-738-9215, http://themodern.org.
21 Amphibian Stage Productions, along with National Theatre Live, presents two broadcasts of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. Screenings are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $12-$20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianproductions.org.
24 Part of the Lone Star Film Society’s Auteur Series, Luis Buñuel’s The Obscure Object of Desire screens in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $5-$7. (Free for students with valid ID.) 817-924-6000, http://lonestarfilmsociety.com.
Festivals and Outdoor Activities
10-11 The Fairmount Historic District’s 32nd annual Tour of Homes takes place Mother’s Day weekend. Advance tickets: $12; tickets purchased the day of the tour are $18. www.historicfairmount.com.
16-17 The 2014 Fort Worth Music Festival takes place at Panther Island Pavilion with a lineup that includes Lucinda Williams, Jimmy Eat World and ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons. Single-day passes: $25-$75; two-day passes: $40-$100. www.fwfest.com.
19-25 The PGA Tour stops at Colonial Country Club for the 68th Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Daily tickets: $45. Various badges and packages are available. 817-927-4280, www.crowneplazainvitational.com.
Coming in June
1 The Austin Lounge Lizards perform at 8 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington. Free. 817-543-4301,
3 The Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys comes to Bass Hall. $38.50-$115.50. 817-212-4280,