Compiled by Laura Samuel Meyn THERE’S A LOT TO SEE AND DO OUT THERE. GET UP. GET OUT. GET GOING. Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics Communications SPORTS TCU Football Last season running back Kyle Hicks led the Horned Frogs in rushing and receiving — and scored a career high of five touchdowns in a single game to defeat Baylor. Now a senior, Hicks and the team take on Jackson State in the season opener (7 p.m. Sept. 2), the first of six home games. Be there to see if coach Gary Patterson scores his 150th TCU win. Season tickets begin at $300. Amon G. Carter Stadium, 2850 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, gofrogs.com. LECTURES Annie Leibovitz, Arts & Letters Live Renowned for the personal connection she forges with subjects, photographer Annie Leibovitz produces portraits that are iconic and arresting, often showing the sitters’ vulnerability. Her glittering roster includes Venus and Serena Williams, Gloria Steinem, Meryl Streep, Anna Wintour, Leonard Cohen, Barack Obama and many others. Leibovitz joins the lineup of Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live series to discuss her newly published book, Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016 (7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. $25-$130. McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, SMU); reserve tickets now. Arts & Letters Live has several additional fall dates that also are likely to sell out. 214-922-1280 or dma.org. • Oct. 6 Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, discusses his newest novel, Origin (7:30 p.m. Tickets, $55-$100. McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, SMU). • Oct. 11 The New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast — known for her take on guilt, aging and family — shares Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York (7:30 p.m. $20-$40. Horchow Auditorium, DMA). • Nov. 16 Broadcast journalist Dan Rather introduces his timely collection of essays, What Unites Us (7:30 p.m. $45-$100. First United Methodist Church of Dallas). Photo courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art Photo courtesy of the University of Texas at Arlington FILM Lou Diamond Phillips, Maverick Speakers Series The actor, director, writer, producer, veterans advocate, poker pro and UTA alumnus — he graduated in 1985 with a degree in theater — kicks off this year’s 10th anniversary Maverick Speakers Series with a lecture followed by a Q&A session (7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets from $5. Texas Hall, 817-272-9595, utatickets.com). What better way to prep for an evening with Phillips than a few free screenings of his most enduring films? The universitys’ Lou Diamond Phillips Film Festival presents La Bamba, which marks its 30th anniversary this year; the film tells the story of rock ‘n’ roll singer Ritchie Valens, who died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper (7:00 p.m. Sept. 5. Lone Star Auditorium, Maverick Athletic Center, 500 W. Nedderman Drive). Next is a double feature of Courage Under Fire and The 33 (5 and 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Rosebud Theatre, University Center, 300 W. 1st St.). BALLET Beauty and the Beast, Texas Ballet Theater It’s the same unlikely couple, the same shade of yellow dress and the same special red rose. But this is not Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Texas Ballet Theater takes its cue from Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy tale “La Belle et la Bête.” Written in the 1700s, this version features Belle with petty older siblings, and there are no anthropomorphic clocks or candlesticks. Performing the original Lew Christensen choreography and using scenery and costumes from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, TBT’s production features a full symphony orchestra performing the Tchaikovsky score. It's kid-friendly and a reasonable two hours long (a new “Wiggle Room” is open to those who can’t sit still — ask an usher should the need arise). All attention will be on the stage as the beast transforms into a prince before your eyes, thanks to some cool lighting effects and peel-away costume parts. At Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora St., Dallas), accompanied by The Dallas Opera Orchestra, Sept. 7-10. At Bass Performance Hall (4th and Calhoun streets, Sundance Square, Fort Worth), accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Tickets, $20-$150. 877-828-9200 or texasballettheater.org. EVENTS Party on the Porch, Amon Carter Museum of American Art It has become a Cultural District tradition — a free community gathering on the patio and ample green of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Party on the Porch is back for its third year, with a lineup of local live music, food trucks, a cash bar and, of course, art. Fort Worth-based Green River Ordinance, a rock band 15 years strong, headlines the evening, preceded by sets from Summer Dean and Matt Tedder Trio. Be sure to venture inside, too; gallery and museum store hours are extended to 9 p.m. during the event. Explore on your own, join a docent-led tour or participate in the evening’s art-making activities. Park for free just north of the museum, at the UNT Health Science Center lot and east garage on Clifton Street. Central Market Picnic Packs can be preordered at 817-377-9307. 6-10 p.m. Sept. 23. Free admission. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-989-5030, cartermuseum.org. GALLERIES Fall Gallery Night Fort Worth Art Dealers Association returns with its seasonal event that opens the doors to some two dozen galleries, museums and alternative venues, many of which debut new exhibits for the occasion. It’s an opportunity for browsing, sipping wine and perhaps purchasing your collection’s next original work. Want a tour guide? Art Tooth, the hybrid art gallery project, is reprising its Gallery Night “pARTy” bus tour. The $40 ticket includes a ride to five selected galleries — along with beer and an after-party — to offer a fresh perspective on the local art scene (check facebook.com/arttooth/ for details). Planning your own route? Most venues are open noon-9 p.m. on Sept. 9, with free admission; visit fwada.com. CONCERTS Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory As the three-in-one venue makes its debut Labor Day weekend — the 2,500-seat theater can expand to a 4,000-seat theater or even an 8,000-seat amphitheater — be sure to snag tickets to fall shows before they sell out. The lineup is impressive and wide reaching, from Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (8 p.m. Sept. 16) to The Flaming Lips (7 p.m. Sept. 30) to Ryan Adams (8 p.m. Oct. 11) to Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie (8 p.m. Oct. 24). Feeling like a big spender? Request premium seats, with convenient parking, a private entrance, VIP Club access and more (214-518-1449 or MorganKatz@livenation.com). Visit thepavilionimf.com. THEATER National Theatre Live See more British theater this month than you could pack into a West End weekend. National Theatre Live, which screens productions from London stages to theaters around the world in high definition, is hosted by Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth. Admission, $20. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, 817-923-3012, amphibianstage.com. • Obsession Directed by Ivo van Hove and based on the 1943 film, Obsession stars Jude Law as a handsome drifter in a deadly love triangle (Sept. 6). • Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A fresh take from Sonia Friedman Productions follows two couples imbibing until the truth comes out (Sept. 13). • Angels in America Marianne Elliott directs Tony Kushner’s two-part play about New Yorkers navigating Reagan’s mid-’80s America and the AIDS crisis. “Part I: Millennium Approaches” runs Sept. 27-30; “Part Two: Perestroika” runs Oct. 4-7. CHAMBER MUSIC Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth This season marks the 30th anniversary of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, which brings its series of intimate concerts to Cultural District museums each year. Artistic director Gary Levinson draws from his extensive musical connections to lure accomplished guest performers to the series. (He also is senior principal associate concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.) The new season, themed “The Power of Intimacy,” opens with a program of Prokofiev, Schubert and Shostakovich works (2 p.m. Sept. 16). For the October program, Levinson’s father, former New York Philharmonic bassist Eugene Levinson, joins the ensemble. On the program is Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du soldat,” the tale of a poor soldier who sells his soul to the devil; the DSO’s Ruth Reinhardt conducts, while puppeteer Dan Butterworth uses marionettes and shadow puppets to create visuals for the story (2 p.m. Oct. 14). In November, Berlin’s Atrium String Quartet makes a guest appearance (2 p.m. Nov. 11). Single tickets, $35; season tickets, $210 (discounts available for students and seniors). Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 817-877-3003, chambermusicfw.org.
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