The fifth annual Dinner Party for Life, benefiting the Cuisine for Healing, takes place at 6 p.m. at the Fort Worth Club. The event includes a six-course meal prepared by local chefs including Charles Youts, Jon Bonnell and Timothy Prefontaine. Tickets: $150. 817-921-2377, www.cuisineforhealing.org/dinnerparty.htm.
Planned Parenthood hosts its annual awards luncheon at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Guest speaker is author Jessica Valenti. Tickets: $150. 855-314-0799, ext. 10183, www.plan
The Bedford Public Library Foundation presents its annual Mardi Gras Casino Night and Gala at 6 p.m. at the Bedford Public Library. The event features dinner, casino games and a silent auction. Tickets: $50. 817-952-2350, www.bedfordlibrary.org.
The 13th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank, takes place at 11 a.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Participants will sample food by local chefs and take home a hand-painted bowl. Tickets: $50-$130. 817-332-9177, www.tafb.org.
The Kids Matter Charity Ball takes place at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square. The annual event includes dinner, auctions and live entertainment by the Emerald City Band. Tickets: $400. 440-263-5323, www.kidsmatterinternational.org/february.
The 2015 Punching Out Parkinson’s event takes place at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Guest speaker is retired CIA agent Tony Mendez, whose career inspired the Academy Award-winning film Argo. Tickets: $100. 817-763-5087, www.punchingoutparkinsons.org.
The second annual Cowtown Warriors Ball, benefiting Metroplex Military Charitable Trust, takes place at the Fort Worth Club. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with registration and a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a silent auction and live entertainment. Opening remarks by Gordon England, former U.S. Secretary of the Navy. Tickets: $250. 817-946-1299, www.cowtownwarriorsball.com.
The Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County welcomes Grammy Award winner Amy Grant as guest speaker for its annual women’s luncheon. The event takes place at the Round Up Inn at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Tickets: $100. 817-338-8406, www.ugm-tc.org.
The 16th annual Mansfield Cares Charity Ball takes place at Walnut Creek Country Club. The event begins at 7 p.m. and includes dinner, dancing and an auction. Tickets: $100. 817-269-1915, http://mansfieldcares.org.
Museum and Art Events
The Modern Art Museum opens “Framing Desire: Photography and Video,” featuring more than 40 new purchases with iconic photographs and videos from the permanent collection, through Aug. 23. $4-$10. 817-738-9215; www.the
Featuring the elaborate needlework of 60 local artisans, Historic Fort Worth Inc. presents “A Needlepoint Love Story, Chapter II.” The exhibit runs through March 1. $15. 817-336-2344, ext. 100, www.historicfortworth.org.
Texas Camerata presents recorder performer Paul Leenhouts at Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion. $15-$20. www.texascamerata.org.
The Fort Worth Opera partners with Rahr & Sons Brewery from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for “Opera Shots.” Guests will enjoy the singing of FWO’s studio artists, while sampling Rahr beer. $10. 817-731-0833, www.fwopera.org.
The Allegro Guitar Series brings in the legendary Pepe Romero for a concert at the Kimbell Art Museum on Feb. 12 and a Valentine’s Gala on Feb. 14. $35. 817-498-0363; www.guitarsociety.org.
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents “Journeys With the Virtuosi of Italy and Spain,” featuring Jaume Torrent on guitar, at 2 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $7-$35. 817-877-3003, www.chambermusicfw.org.
The Apex Arts League presents The One O’Clock Lab Band at 7 p.m. at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. $5-$10. 800-481-8914, http://apex-arts.org.
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents “Walk in Peace” with the TCU University Singers and the Chancel Choir of University Christian Church, where the concert takes place. $18-$20. 817-485-2500; www.scholatexas.com.
Artes de la Rosa presents Twelfth Night: A Musical Comedy Carnival through March 1. Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. $10-$18. 817-624-8333; www.artesdelarosa.org.
Stage West presents Thomas Ward’s International Falls through March 15. $20. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.
Part of the ArthouseFW Late Night movie series, the Lone Star Film Society and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth present Piranha at 10 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium. $5-$7. 817-924-6000, www.lonestarfilmsociety.com.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth continues its Magnolia at the Modern film series with Still Alice, starring Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore. $6-$9 (Sunday noon show is half-price). 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org.
Coming in March
The Kimbell Art Museum’s “The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass” runs through May 24. It is a selection of 37 paintings and sculptures, from the impressionists to works post-World War II. Free. 817-332-8451; www.kimbell
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The Hall Ensemble features clarinetist Ana Victoria Luperi, March 1 at Avoca Coffee, 1311 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth ($15-$25); and March 3 in a private residence ($60). www.hallensemble.org.