At 76 years old, George Takei’s career weaves an inspiring blueprint. He could have easily been typecast after Star Trek, doomed to a life trolling nerd conventions as Sulu. Instead he became a champion of gay rights, a speakerbox for Japanese-American relations, an accomplished playwright, an admirably grand geek and all-around Boss of the Internet. Takei, we salute you. (See this section’s Friday page for a meet-and-greet with Takei.) Saturday he expands even further into contemporary symphony when badass George Takei narrates a special sci-fi night at Bass Hall (330 E. 4th St., Fort Worth). The Fort Worth Symphony plays music of Star Trek, Star Wars, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Close Encounters and other contemporary nerd classics. Oh myyy, indeed. Jack Everly conducts this 7:30 p.m. performance. Tickets cost $29 to $80. Get them at fwsymphony.org.
Sat., Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2014