New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail: The 20th annual event gives you wine and art, maybe some chocolate. OK, definitely chocolate. And good, stinky cheese. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Historic Main Street, downtown Grapevine. $49. www.grapevinetexasusa.com.
Samsung Mobile 500 Weekend: Let's see, we have the Mavs and Rangers as proof that North Texas sports kick butt. Well, and there's lots to see at Cowboys Stadium, if hardly ever a playoff victory from da 'Boys. Still, none of the venues those teams play in matches the size of Texas Motor Speedway. Plus, you can wear overalls and no shirt, and no one cares. The first big race of the season is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, but there are qualifying rounds and other events going on Thursday-Saturday. Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth. $20-$140 for the big race; other events vary. 817-215-8500; www.texasmotorspeedway.com.
West Berry Block Party: Here's an event that harks back to the days of the Berry Street Festival. Hear local bands such as Whiskey Folk Ramblers, the Hanna Barbarians and the Quaker City Night Hawks on two nights and in four venues on Berry Street in the TCU area: The Aardvark, the Cellar, Old Rip's and Stay Wired Coffeehouse. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. $20-$50. www.westberryblockparty.com.
" Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway": The peerless voice of Fort Worth's Tony-winning Broadway star, Betty Buckley, adds a new dimension to show tunes normally sung by men, from such shows as South Pacific and Sweeney Todd. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and April 19, 8 p.m. April 21. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $45. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.
Lone Star Park season begins: It's opening weekend, and the gorgeous thoroughbreds will be at the gates. Plus, after the races, look for big concerts: On Friday, it's Randy Rogers Band; Gary Allan is Saturday. 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie. $5-$19. 972-263-7223; www.lonestarpark.com.
Dallas International Film Festival: Zac Efron and James Cromwell are a few of the stars you'll see at this year's festival ... in the movies, that is. There'll be some hanging around, too, like Oscar nominees Laura Linney and Gabourey Sidibe (both honorees and co-stars in Showtime's The Big C). (Read more about the event on page 32). Thursday through April 22. Various venues and theaters in Dallas. Festival pass $100-$350; "star pass" $750. Prices vary for individual films and events. www.dallasfilm.org.
Mr. and Mrs. Fitch : Aside from the occasional (OK, frequent) Kardashian nonsense, does it feel like celebrity gossip is not as outrageous lately? Or are some of us trying to tune out? Douglas Carter Beane's play Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, about a couple of online gossip columnists, opens Amphibian Stage Productions' main-stage season Thursday, running through April 29. Sanders Theatre, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15-$25. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.
DanceBrazil: Formerly known as the Capoeiras of Bahia, this group changed its name after a suggestion from the late, great Alvin Ailey. The group combines capoeira and Afro-Brazilian dance, and this performance is presented by TITAS. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Wyly Theatre, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.
Dayglow, World's Largest Paint Party: This event was canceled last year because of weather, so we'll hope for no rain this time. In, uh, April. It sounds like a rave meets a paintball game, but without the sting. Featured DJ is Axwell. 7 p.m. Saturday. QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie. $33. 972-504-9383; www.airhogsbaseball.com.
Big Texas Beer Fest: Those four words are all things we love. Especially the beer part. This festival is dedicated to hand-crafted beers and features 80 to 100 breweries and some 300 beers from all around the world. 1-6 p.m. Saturday. Automobile Building in Fair Park, Dallas. $35 ($20 for designated driver tickets); $10 parking (use DART rail if you can). www.bigtexasbeerfest.com.
Dallas Art Fair: More than 75 galleries from Texas and elsewhere are participating in this year's event, including Fort Worth's Artspace111 and William Campbell Contemporary Art. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 am.-5 p.m. Sunday. Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas. $20-$25 per day, $40-$50 three-day pass. www.dallasartfair.com.
Titanica : It's the 100th anniversary of the famous ship's sinking, you may have heard. James Cameron's award-winning fictional film is back in theaters (in 3-D), and this IMAX film reopens Sunday at the Omni Theater. Another IMAX film, To the Arctic, opens April 20. Various times daily. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. $6-$7. 817-255-9540; www.fwmuseum.org.