It's a busy weekend for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. It'll be performing " Star Wars and Beyond" on Friday and the Music of Fleetwood Mac on Sunday (both with Andrés Franco conducting) as part of the Concerts in the Garden series. In between, on Saturday, it'll be playing the music of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl while the film unspools above at Bass Hall. So there's no excuse not to support your local symphony this weekend.
Star Wars, 8:15 p.m. Friday; Music of Fleetwood Mac, 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. Tickets start at $16. 817-665-6000; fwsymphony.org.
Pirates, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $29-$75. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.
-- Cary Darling
Shaking up Dallas
Fort Worth's Trinity Shakespeare Festival has opened, and next up is the 40-year-old Shakespeare Dallas, which still does it outdoors, for your picnicking pleasure. (It also claims to be the country's second-oldest free Shakespeare festival.) Twelfth Night opened Wednesday, and the rarely done Coriolanus begins Thursday, after which they'll run in rotating rep.
Through July 21. Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, 1500 Tenison Parkway, Dallas. $7-$10 Thursday-Sunday, $10 donation suggested Tuesday & Wednesday, free age 12 and under. 214-559-2778; www.shakespearedallas.org.
-- Mark Lowry
Pantagleize Theater in Fort Worth is staging a couple of productions of note. If you want to get in Juneteenth mood, noted storyteller Decee Cornish will perform To Love the Earth, a one-man play about the life of George Washington Carver, on Saturday and Sunday. Then, beginning Thursday, Pantagleize will stage Woyzeck, the celebrated German drama about murder and execution. It runs through July 1.
To Love the Earth: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Pantagleize Theater, 1115 W. Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $13.
Woyzeck: Thursday through July 1. $12 Thursday (preview) performance, $15-$20 regular run. pantatheater.org.
-- Cary Darling