The University of Texas at Arlington's Maverick Speaker Series welcomes Emmy winner Jeff Corwin, best known as the host of the Animal Planet show The Jeff Corwin Experience. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at College Park Center at UTA. Free, but ticket required. 817-272-2562; www.uta.edu/maverickspeakers/
The Oscar-winning film American Beauty can be considered a new classic, right? It screens in the classics series this week at area Cinemark theaters. 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. $6.25-$12.50. Find it at a theater near you at www.cinemark.com.
-- Mark Lowry, Special to the Star-Telegram