Things to Do

Mama, Murray, Mussorgsky and more: Here’s the weekend’s Top 10 things to do

Bill Murray in the 1993 film “Groundhog Day.”
Bill Murray in the 1993 film “Groundhog Day.”

‘Groundhog Day’ triple feature

1 There’s no need for Punxsutawney Phil to weigh in on Feb. 2 as far as Alamo Drafthouse is concerned. It has scheduled, shadow or no shadow, the ulitmate deja vu experience — a triple showing of “Groundhog Day” — back to back, of course. Now you’ll know what it feels like to be in Bill Murray’s shoes. Tickets are $12 for all three showings. No children under age 6 allowed. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Alamo Drafthouse - Richardson, 100 S. Central Expressway. 972-534-2120;

Blazing Cello

2 We’ll assume that no musical instruments will be harmed in the making of this concert, despite its title. Russian cellist Misha Quint and pianist and TCU’s own John Owings will combine on works from Haydn, Shostakovich, Debussy, Stravinsky, and more. It’s all part of the InterHarmony Concert Series. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Tickets are $10-$35 at or at the door, starting two hours before the concert.

Casa Mañana’s “Neverland” runs through February 18. Chip Tompkins


3 Lost Boys. Captain Hook. Wendy. Casa Mañana offers a great way to leave adult cares behind, if only for a few hours, with “Neverland,” its revisiting of the classic Peter Pan tale. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. It opens Friday and runs through Feb. 18. Tickets are $17-$39. Get them at 800-745-3000 or

Lana Del Rey

4 Lana Del Rey, fresh off a 2018 Grammy nomination for her pop album “Lust for Life” (she lost out to Ed Sheeran), will bring her soulful sound to Dallas for a concert Feb. 8, at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. Tickets are $39 and up at

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

5 When you visit a museum, there’s often that one piece that speaks to you. In composer Modest Mussorgsky’s case, he was inspired by 10 drawings and watercolors to create this symphonic masterpiece. Friday through Sunday, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will bring it to life, along with works by Schubert and Schumann. Music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts. Tickets are $17-$78. Bass Hall, 525 Commerce St., Fort Worth. 817-665-6000;

‘The Big Show’

6 Want to support local artists? Think “Big.” Attend the opening reception of this Fort Worth Art Collective exhibit, 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts and meet the artists. The reception and exhibit are in the Galleria de la Rosa in the historic Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., on Fort Worth’s north side. 817-624-8333;

Vicki Lawrence 2017
Vicki Lawrence and “Mama” CC Street Studio

‘Vicki Lawrence & Mama’

7 Here’s hoping third time’s a charm. Lawrence had to cancel her show at the Arlington Music Hall in November to do the 50th anniversary of “The Carol Burnett Show” and then she came down with the flu earlier this month. But she will be back at at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and her fans are a’waiting. Tickets are $30-$105. Arlington Music Hall is at 224. N. Center St., Arlington. 817-226-4400;

‘This Random World’

8 What does an average February need? Heartwarming comedy, that’s what. Steven Dietz’s play encompasses the lives of a woman planning one final trip, a daughter plotting her escape and a son who can’t sidestep a prank. It’s at Circle Theatre, Thursdays-Saturdays through Feb. 24. Tickets are $25-$38. The theater is at 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. 817-877-3040;

Modern--Urban Theater 004
The Modern’s former chief curator, Michael Auping Rodger Mallison Star-Telegram archives

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern

9 Artists, architects, historians and critics are all part of this popular lecture series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Apparently so are insiders. Kicking off this year’s series will be the museum’s former chief curator, Michael Auping, the man behind many of its biggest shows. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday; seating will open at 6:30. Tickets, $5, will be offered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday; remaining tickets (limit 2 per person) are free, beginning at 5 p.m., at the front desk. 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. 817-738-9215;

‘Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World’

10 When it comes to the guitar, you’ve got the experts ... Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, H.P. Newquist. Yeah, we didn’t know about Newquist either, but he’s the founder and executive director of the National Guitar Museum, and he will be speaking at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History at 7 p.m. Feb. 8. You can reserve a free seat, or you can pay for preferred seating, $15. You’ll get a peek at the new exhibit, which opens Feb. 10, too. The museum is at 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth. 817-255-9300;