Weasel Out

Pocket Sandwich Theater kills and grills

6/7
If They Ask Me

You know what's become of Harry Connick Jr.: on Will & Grace, straight man among gay ones and the women who love them; recording, still trying out for the stage production of Sinatramania! years after he's given up auditioning for the role of Thelonious Monk; touring, because he thrives under the spotlight with audience in front and big band behind. No use at this point in lamenting what could have been when what is turns a nice profit; no use bemoaning the fact he could have been a great one, instead of just decent enough. Besides, no need to ac-cen-tu-ate the negative when Connick plays Saturday at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St. in Fort Worth, at a benefit for the Gladney Center for Adoption. Better to pat him on the back than knock him, even if I'm still convinced the very thing that broke him big (When Harry Met Sally... ) also bankrupted him in some small way. Call 817-212-4280. --Robert Wilonsky

6/5
Symphonic Boom

It's safe to assume that a Virgo woman lies awake nights double-checking every logistical detail for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's Concerts in the Garden series. Only a perfectionist could plan these events so flawlessly--the parking is easy and free with shuttles, the lawn is manicured, all fireworks are dud-free, even all bugs are removed (in tiny, humane crates) during the series' 21 spectacular concerts over five weekends spanning June 5 to July 6. Opening night is Thursday with the Texas Wind Symphony performing big-bang music, including Handel's "Music for Royal Fireworks." Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; the performance is at 8 p.m. Complicated ticket options and pricing--advance, door, lawn, table--require a phone call to 817-665-6000. --Annabelle Massey Helber

Ray Lichetenwalker of the Texas Wind Symphony
Ray Lichetenwalker of the Texas Wind Symphony

6/7
Heaven Sent

We're not sure what type of Hail Marys you do on a Saturday night, but we'd like to suggest one...with a California twist. The Saint Matthew's Cathedral Choir, along with the San Francisco Concert Chorale, will perform the church hits "Lux Aeterna," "Ave Maria" and "Te Deum" at 8 p.m. Saturday. Come on down, take a deep breath and let the music flow through the innermost areas of your being to create that heaven-true enlightened state. The Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew, founded in 1857, is the mother church of the Diocese of Dallas, located at 5100 Ross Ave. Call 214-823-8134 ext. 236. --Desirée Henry

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