Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave. 
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $14 13+, $10 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s showings include America’s Musical Journey, Rolling Stones at The MAX, Pandas, and Coral Reef Adventure. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Fri., Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractionswww.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Public tours at Kimbell Art Museum. Join knowledgeable docents for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m.No reservations are required. Admission is required for nonmembers to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. and for major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $5 for 13+ & seniors 60+, $3.50 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. $10 parking. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s reimagined exhibit, “DinoLabs.” Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard? “DinoLabs” and “DinoDig®” bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site. Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. $15 Gen. Ad., 12+. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission. For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Ongoing “Live at the Noble” is an original Fort Worth Museum of Science and History production and your gateway to the universe. Join their cosmic guides on a live safari through space and time as they tour the “Texas Sky Tonight” and the cosmic neighborhood in “Our Solar System.” 817-255-9540, www.fwmsh.org/noble-planetarium-shows1600 Gendy St
 
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com312 Houston St.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public, 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through May 6 The 2018 FWOpera Festival includes director Chuck Hudson’s hilarious 1950s Hollywood-inspired comedy Don Pasquale, Piazzolla’s smash hit tango opera, María de Buenos Aires at Bass Performance Hall, and three 15-minute pocket operas about love and marriage, Brief Encounters, at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Fort Worth Opera also offers a new works showcase, Frontiers. Purchase tickets at www.fwopera.org.
Through May 6 “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World!” at The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The exhibit offers guests an entertaining, engaging and educational hands-on experience with one of the most important cultural icons in history: the guitar! Get ready to rock with music, science, history, pop culture, video education, interactives and games. This exhibit is included in the price of museum admission. Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmsh.org/guitar-instrument-rocked-world1600 Gendy St.
Through May 6 “New Works by Ron Mueck” exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This new exhibit features the artist’s figures that are extraordinarily realistic, except in scale - they are always depicted much smaller or larger than life. In 2007, the exhibition broke attendance records for the Museum as Mueck’s stunning works became a must-see for visitors from across the region. Tickets $10 adults, 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Sat., Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming3200 Darnell St.
Through May 12 The Little Mermaid at Artisan Center Theater. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Through May 13 “A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach” at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition of 55 sculptures and 20 drawings from public and private collections addresses the remarkable affinities in the work of these four divergent and competitive personalities, who are preeminent figures of modernism in the United States. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. Visit the museum’s Library to learn more about the artists in the exhibition. The Library offers public hours on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through May 13 Casa Mañana Theater presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Step into the enchanted world of the beloved story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and a fated meeting with the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. This “tale as old as time” will delight audiences of all ages. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org3101 West Lancaster.
Through May 27 Grapevine Vintage Train from Grapevine to Fort Worth Stockyards. All aboard for family fun as you climb aboard an authentic 1920s Victorian coach. The 21-mile trip rolls at a leisurely pace and is perfect for the entire family. For tickets and information, https://tickets.grapevineticketline.com/event/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through June 17 “In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition brings together four bodies of work by the Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar that trace the development of female identity through portraiture. Photographing girls and women in both the United States and the Middle East, the artist shows how the forces that shape female identity transcend cultural and geographic boundaries. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through June 17 “FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram” exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Spanning painting, sculpture, collage, and installation, Aram’s work investigates the complex relationship between Western modernism and classical non-Western art. By highlighting their formal connections, he reveals the typically downplayed role that non-Western art and design have played in the development of modernism and its drive toward abstraction. Tickets $10 adults, 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming3200 Darnell St.
Through Aug. 19 “From the Lands of Asia: The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection” exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum. This exhibition presents over 400 objects selected from this remarkable collection, with works representing key periods in the history of the art of China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, Korea and Vietnam. The exhibition revolves around a passion for Asia and covers a broad historical range, from the Neolithic era to modern times. The objects are also highly varied in nature, from porcelain, ivory, and precious stones such as jade and rock crystal to Buddhist art and textiles and stunning costumes from Central Asia, Tibet, China and Japan. $14 adults, $12 seniors 60+, $12 students with ID, $10 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, www.kimbellart.org/exhibition/lands-asia-sam-and-myrna-myers-collection3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 2 “Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34” is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 9 The Sid Richardson Museum’s focus exhibition, “Frederic Remington: Altered States,” tells the provocative story of three of his paintings from the museum’s collection that were altered after completion. One demonstrates a change made by Remington, one demonstrates fraudulence and one remains a mystery. The exhibition explores the ways in which scholarship and scientific conservation methods contributed to the discovery of those alterations. “This focus exhibition is for anyone who loves a mystery,” said director Mary Burke. Visitors can also examine two different castings of Remington’s bronze “The Rattlesnake.” “Frederic Remington: Altered States” runs concurrently with the “Legacy” exhibition. “Legacy” depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West, conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Free admission and free tours. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. For information, visit www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org or call 817-332-6554. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
Through Oct. 20 Grapevine Farmers Market. Eat healthy locally and regionally grown produce from Texas farmers. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/shop-wine-dine/grapevine-markets/ Located at Town Square Gazebo, 325 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 10 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Mein Shaft. Grab your shovels and watch your step! A millionaire silver miner, John Schmidt, has been murdered and Marshal Jim Courtright must dig for clues to find out who got the shaft. Might Kit, his wife, may be working the mine for her own benefit? Or maybe it was Katherine, the new gentlelady in town with an affinity for rich men and all things silver. Perhaps the eccentric Scotsman, McPhiggis, is aiming for revenge. It’s a safe bet that with a cast of suspects as dangerous as a mine car filled with black powder, trouble is bound to explode! $59.95 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com/2018show.php816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Nov. 18 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents the exhibit “Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas.” The evocative power of sculpture seems boundless in the hands of five living women artists whose work fills the Amon Carter’s gallery dedicated to regional artwork. Texas-based artists Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Sharon Kopriva, Sherry Owens, and Linda Ridgway take the traditions of sculpture in new directions for the 21st century. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
3-6 Mayfest in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park. Enjoy art and gift vendors along with live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, and free children’s activities. See website for complete hours and activities. $8 adults 13+, $5 seniors/children under 12, free for children under 2. Mayfest will have free admission on Thursday, May 3 for all patrons. For more information, www.mayfest.org2401 University Dr.
4 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kiefer Sutherland. Tickets $16 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Preferred box seats $35. Reserved box seats & VIP $25, Gen. Ad. $20, seniors 60+, $14 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
4-Aug. 19 Six Flags Over Texas. Park opens daily for the 2018 season! Shake off the winter blues and get ready for big thrills and fun in the sun. Don’t miss Mother’s Day weekend and Memorial Day Weekend celebrations. Park hours vary, see website for details, www.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-your-visit/park-operating-schedule. Six Flags Over Texas, 2201 Rd. to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011.
5 “Taco Fest” at Panther Island Pavilion. The Fort Worth Taco Festival is a celebration of Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Culture. For many, Mexican cuisine was their first connection with the culture. And there’s not a more identifiable and enduring symbol of that bond than the taco. Taco Fest will feature grub from dozens of area restaurants and food trucks in a celebrity judged competition, in addition to live music, theatrical performances, vendors, DJs, and more. Events 12:30-9 p.m. For information, www.pantherislandpavilion.com/events/el-fuertetaco-fest-2018. 395 Purcey St.
5 Billy Bob’s Texas-Steve Wariner. Tickets $16 & $32. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Preferred box seats $23. Reserved box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
6 “Punk in Drublic Craft Beer and Music Festival” at Panther Island Pavilion. Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s Frontman Fat Mike and named for NOFX’s classic Punk in Drublic album. A full day of punk rock featuring NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interuppters, Mad Caddies and more. Choose form over 100 craft beers from some of the best local and national breweries. Events 1-9 p.m. For information, www.pantherislandpavilion.com/events/punk-in-drublic-craft-beer-music-festival395 Purcey St.
6 Billy Bob’s Texas-Texas Red Dirt Roads with Justin Frazell. Free admission. Starts at 3 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
9 “Goat Yoga” at Fort Worth Stockyards. Yee-Bahhh! Giddy-up goat yogis! Join us on the lawns, in front of the historic Livestock Exchange Building, for a fun and stretchy experience with baby goats. This family friendly event will include a one hour flow to country music favorites, lawn games, a beer garden, food trucks, prize giveaways and so much more. Bring the kids at 5:30 for a chance to meet the furry goat friends before class begins. Event 5-8 p.m. For information, 817-625-9715 or to purchase tickets www.eventbrite.com/e/may-9th-sunset-goat-yoga-the-fort-worth-stockyards-tickets-44768998279?aff=es2130 East Exchange Ave.
10 Alex McDonald on Piano at Symphony Arlington. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, www.symphonyarlington.org. Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
10-26 Pollyanna at Artisan Center Theater Second Stage. Young orphan, Pollyanna, believes life’s most difficult problems can always be surmounted by a positive attitude and pragmatism. But when she moves in with her dour aunt, she is introduced to a range of disheartened folks who challenge her upbeat outlook. She sets to work spreading hope and good cheer in spite of the tribulations that beset her. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
11 “Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert” by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’ epic score performed live by a full symphony orchestra! 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/concerts.asp?concert=592. 525 Commerce St.
11 Billy Bob’s Texas-The Cadillac Three. Tickets $16 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
11-27 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. March’s showings: 11-13, The Rider; 18-20, Journey’s End; 25-27, Finding Your Feet. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/category/Magnolia-at-the-Modern/289. 3200 Darnell St.
11-June 3 Footloose The Musical at Theater Arlington. This explosive movie musical bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. A heartfelt story that celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and open mind, complete with all the Oscar and Tony-nominated Top-40 songs you love! Appropriate for all audiences. Ticket prices vary. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
12 Gene Watson at Arlington Music Hall. As one of the most masterful voices in Country Music today, Gene Watson still sings in the same key as 30 years ago and continues to prove why he is rightly referred to as “The Singer’s Singer.” His powerful voice and multi-octave range allows him to sing some of the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent as well as from his many years performing on stage. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20-$95. For more information and to purchase tickets, www.arlingtonmusichall.net/224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
12 Billy Bob’s Texas-Lee Brice. Tickets $20, $30 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
17 “Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown” concert at Arlington Music Hall. The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 53 years ago. Who’s better? See for yourself as these two legendary bands engage in an on-stage throw down. Performance 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, www.arlingtonmusichall.net/224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
17-June 17 Stage West Theatre presents Hir. After returning from the wars, Isaac arrives at his childhood home to discover that the family he knew is upended. His once-timid mother is on a whirlwind crusade to subvert the patriarchy, his sister is now his genderqueer brother who refers to hirself in gender-neutral pronouns. Meanwhile, his stroke-ridden father slumps on the couch in a muumuu and clown makeup. As Isaac attempts to reclaim structure in a household that refuses to be tamed, the family is forced to confront what it is to live in a new world when one is stuck in the past. For more information, www.stagewest.org/season/hir. 821/823 W. Vickery Blvd. in Fort Worth.
17-Aug. 12 “CUT! Costume & Cinema” at Arlington Museum of Art. Through more than 40 period costumes, enjoy the art of making costumes for film. The exhibition reveals how perfectly crafted costumes uncover clues about a film character’s status, age, class and wealth in a story. For more information, www.arlington.org/event/cut!-costume-and-cinema/19525/201 W. Main St., Arlington.
18 The Fort Worth Zoo’s 12th annual tasting and music event, “Beastro.” The tasting and music event features bites from more than 40 local restaurants. In addition to sample appetizers, entrees and desserts from restaurants all over the metroplex, as well as open bars throughout the park, “Beastro” will feature the music of Jordan Kahn Orchestra, Memphis Soul, Incognito, and the Keith Mitchell Band. Proceeds from the event support the Zoo’s local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts. General admission tickets are $110 (Zoo members save $10) and include all food, drinks and entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase online  through noon on Friday, May 18 (or until sold out). For more information, www.fortworthzoo.org/beastro. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
18 Billy Bob’s Texas-Neal McCoy. Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18-20 “Scheherazade” by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. With the gentle, delicate strains of the violin and harp depicting one of the most famous storytellers of all time, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra close the 2017-2018 Symphonic season with Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade,” a musical realization of the vividly colorful and mesmerizing tales spun by a storyteller at risk for her very life. Fri. & Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, www.fwsymphony.org/concerts/concerts.asp?concert=551525 Commerce St.
18,19,20,25,26,27 Free Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion. Performers entertain each night under the stars live for family friendly fun. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments (no glass bottles please). May’s performers: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Pure Prairie League, Ruthie Foster, Stray Cat Lee Rocker, Hayes Carll, and Jay Perez & The Band. Showtimes 8 p.m. For more information, 817-543-4308, www.levittpavilionarlington.org/100 W. Abram St., Arlington.
19 “The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run” at Stockyards Station. LifeGift honors organ, eye and tissue donors in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. While celebrating the lives saved, and offering hope for those still waiting, the event raises awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation across the state. Compete in a 5K, or a 1 mile fun run/walk. For information, www.2ndchancerun.org/register-online/130 East Exchange Ave.
19 Kenny Chesney at AT&T Stadium. Kenny Chesney will bring this “Trip Around the Sun Tour 2018” to the home of the Dallas Cowboys, with special guests Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay. Tickets are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com. AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
19 Billy Bob’s Texas-Easton Corbin. Tickets $16 & $30. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
20 Billy Bob’s Texas-Texas Red Dirt Roads with Justin Frazell. Free admission. Starts at 3 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
21-27 The Fort Worth Invitational – 2018 PGA Tour event at Colonial. The world’s best pro golfers return to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth for their 72nd anniversary. The prestigious Tour draws top players from across the globe. Defending champion Kevin Kisner will take on all challengers for the $7.1 million purse. Tickets range from $50-$350 per day must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 817-927-4281, www.fwinvitational.com.
25 Billy Bob’s Texas-Flatland Cavalry. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
25-June 24 Jubilee Theatre presents Stick Fly. The affluent, African-American LeVay family gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. Race and privilege, longstanding family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed. Contains adult language and themes, for patrons 10+. Performance times vary. For tickets and additional information, www.jubileetheatre.org506 Main St.
25-July 7 Beauty and the Beast at Artisan Center Theater. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, www.artisanct.com444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
26 Artes de la Rosa presents “Artes Unplugged Concert Series” featuring Canta Rhythm & Brass. Rhythm & Brass entertains the most diverse audiences with a music repertoire that sets them apart from all other bands.   is by far “the most” versatile band with an edgy Latin Rock vibe. Performance 7 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, 817-624-8333 or www.artesdelarosa.org1440 N. Main St.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-William Clark Green. Tickets $16 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
27 Billy Bob’s Texas-Texas Red Dirt Roads with Justin Frazell. Free admission. Starts at 3 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.

 

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