Our January calendar features benefits, galas and fundraisers, museum and art events, concerts and theater productions, movie showings and other events. To submit your event to be included in this calendar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas
2 Enjoy breakfast with Mayor Betsy Price from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel during a fundraising event presented by DRC. This Breakfast with the Mayor discussion centers around solutions to end homelessness, including housing initiatives. Tickets: $150 and up. 817-575-7948, www.drc-solutions.org.
10 Punching Out Parkinsons is hosting “Meet the Champs VI” at 6 p.m. in The Fort Worth Club’s Horizon Ballroom, featuring former NBA player Brian Grant. The brainchild of Fort Worth gym owner Paulie Ayala, the group raises funds for non-contact boxing workouts for Parkinson’s disease sufferers. The evening includes dinner, a silent auction and program. Tickets: $100, sponsorships: $1,500-$3,000, $5,000. 817-763-5087, www.punchingoutparkinsons.org.
14 Stage West Theatre presents “Acting with the Stars” at 6 p.m. in the Horizon Room at the Fort Worth Club. The evening includes wine, dinner, a silent auction and performances from local celebrities, including former police chief Jeff Halstead, Terese Moncrief and Bo Soderbergh. Tickets: $150. 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org.
16 The Kids Matter Charity Ball begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Southlake. The black-tie event, which features dinner and cocktails, luxury live and silent auction items and live entertainment from Emerald City Band, is the Southlake nonprofit’s largest fundraiser to help needy children in the U.S. Tickets: $350. 817-488-7679, www.kidsmatterinternational.org.
17 The Alliance for Children hosts its 8th annual Let’s Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With a mission to end child abuse in Tarrant County, the event features a silent auction, lunch, a champagne reception and prizes. Tickets: $125; registration ends Feb. 9, 817-348-1167, www.allianceforchildren.org.
17 The TCU School for Classical and Contemporary Dance hosts its annual benefit concert at TCU’s Erma Lowe Hall in support of the AIDS Outreach Center of Tarrant County. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. includes performances by Texas Ballet Theater, Dance TCU, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Out on a Limb Dance Company and other DFW-area dance companies. Ticket info: 817-257-4255, www.dance.tcu.edu.
18 SiNaCa Studio’s Vitro Moda Fundraising Gala, an event that blends glass and music in a runway show, starts at 7 p.m. This year’s theme explores the connection between sound, color and artistic expression as models wear one-of-a-kind glass art pieces. Artwork will be raffled and is also available for purchase at the end of the show. Tickets start at $100, 817-899-0024, www.sinacao.org.
24 Community Storehouse’s 16th annual Hope Dinner takes place at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth from 6 – 11 p.m. The fundraiser features a complimentary cocktail hour, dinner, and a private concert from Texas country band Bart Crow. This year, Texas Harley Davidson is raffling a brand new 2018 Softail Slim Harley Davidson motorcycle. Raffle tickets are $100 each. This year’s “Boots and Bling” tickets are $150, two for $275. 817-431-3340, www.hopedinner.com, www.communitystorehouse.org.
24 Celebrate Art in the Dark at the Arts Council of Fort Worth’s annual benefit at 7 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The evening includes interactive art experiences and unique performances, including a special performance by Casa Mañana’s soon-to-open “Jekyll & Hyde.” Tickets: $75. 817-298-3037, www.artsfortworth.org.
Museum and Art Events
Now through March 18 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth showcases the visually energetic paintings of Nina Chanel Abney, whose imagery includes bold colors, disembodied figures and text to address subjects such as pop culture, sexuality, race relations and world events. Admission is $10, $4 for students and seniors 65-plus, and free for children 12 and under. 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org
16 through May 6 Larger (or smaller) than life, the “New Works by Ron Mueck” will be a featured exhibit at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Mueck’s art is extraordinarily realistic, though always on a much different scale than reality. Six works will be featured. Admission is $10, $4 for students and seniors 65-plus, and free for children 12 and under. 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org
17 through May 13 Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents an exhibit of work by 20th century American sculptors Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman and William Zorach. The exhibit includes 55 sculptures and 20 drawings by the artists from 1914-1945. Admission to the museum is free. 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org
16 Here I go again. Fans of 70s phenom group, Abba, can grab their Dancing Queen and head to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving to watch “Abba Mania.” The 8 p.m. show is a tribute to the popular 70s band, in both dress and song. Limited tickets are available: $64-$312 at ticketclub.com. www.thepaviliontmf.com
17 The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth brings “Love and Fury” to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth with a 2 p.m. performance also titled, “Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove.” Musicians on violin, viola, cello and piano perform the works of Beethoven and Fanck. Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors, $5 students and $25 families. 817-877-3003, www.chambermusicfw.org
22-25 This year’s 2018 Cliburn Festival celebrates the 60th anniversary of Van Cliburn’s historic victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition with a tribute to the music of Russia. Five concerts, each held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, showcase particular genres of music, such as music of Russian storytelling, that with a wartime theme, deeply emotional pieces and those of the Russian musical revolution. Performances takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Single performance tickets:$20-$50; admission to all five concerts: $80-$315. 817.738.6536, https://www.cliburn.org/cliburn-concerts/2018-festival/.
23-25 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra sizzles with an upbeat performance of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird,” as well as the imaginative work, “The Isle of the Dead” by Rachmaninoff. Celebrated young violinist William Hagen, 23, joins the orchestra for Brahm’s spirited – and only – violin concerto. Tickets: $17-$88. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org
Now through Feb. 18 Follow Wendy and Peter Pan as they fly to “Neverland,” presented by Casa Manana. In the retelling of the classic tale, Peter attempts to show Wendy that the world is full of “magic” if she only looks for it. Tickets: $17-$35. http://www.casamanana.org/
Now through Feb. 25 Jubilee Theater presents “Detroit ‘67”, a story of community tensions during the Motor City riots of 1967, enhanced by the tunes of 60s Motown. Written by Dominique Morisseau, the play contains themes that may make it inappropriate for those under 14. Tickets: $20-30. 817-338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org
9 through March 17 Clad in her ruby red slippers, Dorothy Gale comes to Hurst’s Artisan Center Theater in “The Wizard of Oz” on the main stage. Based on the 1939 Judy Garland film, the musical features the unforgettable characters and songs we’ve grown up with. Tickets: $10-$24. 817-284-1200, http://www.artisanct.com
16-18 “Chicago” takes over Fort Worth as part of the Broadway Specials Series, performed by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Hall. The Tony Award-winning classic contains one show-stopping song and dance after another. Tickets: $66-$115.50. 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com
Coming in March
1 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art adult book club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Register for the event online. Participants are asked to read “The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America” by John Demos prior to the program. 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org
1 American Heart Association’s Tarrant County Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held at the Omni Hotel Fort Worth. This year’s speaker is Helena Foulkes, president of CVS Pharmacy and inaugural national chair of Go Red for Women. Tickets: $150. 1-800-242-8721, www.ahafortworth.ejoinme.org.
2 First Friday at the Modern: The first Friday of each month, the Star-Telegram, the Modern and Café Modern team up to bring you live music and drink specials in the museum’s Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. www.themodern.org.
2-4 Magnolia at the Modern will show all the Oscar nominees in Best Animated and Best Live Action short films. Visit the website for specific days and times. Tickets are $9, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org
3 The ATHENA Society of Burleson’s Mardi Gras Gala will be held at Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield from 6 p.m. to midnight. In true New Orleans tradition, breakfast is served at 11 p.m. Guests can also enjoy a VIP reception, casino games, silent and live auctions. The goal of the ATHENA Society is to assist women in realizing their full leadership potential. Tickets: $80 in advance; $90 at the door. 817-295-1816, www.ATHENASocietyofBurleson.org.
3 to 11 A timeless tale of good versus evil takes shape in Casa Manana’s production of “Jekyll and Hyde.” Featuring a sweeping “pop rock” musical score, the musical tells the tragic story of a doctor turned part-time madman. Tickets: $49-$79. 817-332-2272, http://www.casamanana.org
7 Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Empty Bowls fundraising luncheon begins at 11 a.m. in the Texas Room at Will Rogers Memorial Center. (VIP access begins at 10:30 a.m.) Guests are allowed to choose from over 4,000 unique, handcrafted bowls from which to taste food from more than 50 chefs, caterers and restaurants. A raffle also supports the work of the food bank. Tickets: $65 for general admission; $150 for VIP. 817-857-7100, www.tafb.org.
17 The Great Amazing Race, a family-friendly adventure and obstacle race, takes place 3 p.m. in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park. Modeled after the TV show, two-person teams compete with other teams of similar age using teamwork, mental and physical toughness to complete the course. Runners are urged to bring two pairs of used sneakers for Max Cure Foundation’s Dunk Your Kicks fight against pediatric cancer. Entry fees start at $49.99. 513-518-0528, www.greatamazingrace.com.