Force Fete: “Star Wars And Beyond”
Goodbye old-school orchestra tunes and hello John Williams scores for Star Wars, Harry Potter and other classics performed in the great outdoors.
Trooper scooper: Sci-fi fans fear not, photo ops with costumed characters await.
Fri 8:15p. Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd (817-665-6000). $16 and up here. Nearby: Brownstone Kitchen + Bar; Eddie V’s Prime Seafood; The Flying Saucer
Presidential, Sweet: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
No jazz hands required for this rock-n-roll retelling of America’s seventh president and founder of the modern Democratic Party.
Ballot stuffing: Before buying tickets online you can register to Rock The Vote from the theater’s website.
Tonight-Sat. Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St. (214-871-3300). $25 and up here. Nearby: Sfuzzi; Dream Café; Nick and Sam’s Grill
Supernatural Celluloid: The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
Juvenile delinquents from outer space are sent to earth in this 1950s sci-fi melodrama (keep an eye out for Creed from The Office, too).
More-Than-Double feature: This film opens the Oak Cliff Film Festival, which brings cinephiles four days of independent silver screen gems.
Tonight 7:30p. Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd. (214-948-1546). $10 at the door. Nearby: Tillman’s Roadhouse; Oddfellows; 303 Bar and Grill
Merchant Madness: Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
Support local vendors at this open-air bazaar selling everything from handmade crafts and vintage goods to art and food.
Meals on wheels: Tasty food trucks join the scene to provide dining options on the go.
Sat 11a-5p. Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, 2828 Indiana Blvd. (214-785-8295). Free. Nearby: Café Brazil; Twisted Root Burger Company; All Good Café