Yo-Yo Ma At this point, we're only telling you about this to remind you that the world's most famous cellist is still touring and is in Fort Worth tonight. The Fort Worth Symphony's concert has been sold out for quite some time, but if you're desperate to hear him play perhaps they'll let you stand in the lobby of the Bass Hall where the echoes of his virtuosity may be audible. If not, better luck next time. Gidion's Knot Any parent understands the overwhelming dread a mandatory parent-teacher conference can bring. Children know no bounds in embarrassing their parents, from eating glue to pulling the cute girl's hair or talking back to the teacher. But even your family's black sheep will look little more than high-spirited compared to the child at the center of Johanna Adam's new play, Gidion's Knot. Kitchen Dog Theater, 3120 McKinney Ave., presents this heart-wrenching play about a conversation between a mother and her son's teacher that unravels in unexpected, shocking ways. Opens 8 p.m. Thursday with performances through April 26. Tickets start at $15. More info at kitchendogtheater.org.
Zhulong Gallery Opening The newest gallery on Dragon Street, Zhulong Gallery opens its doors to the public at 6 p.m. Thursday for a reception featuring the work of its technologically-driven artists. Its first exhibit, Satellite, displays work in film, painting and photography media. As the title's name implies, some of the art explores themes of outer space. The gallery is located at 1302 Dragon Street.
Nocturne Second Thought Theatre's newest show, Nocturne, officially opens Friday, but if you catch the show at 8 p.m. Thursday, it's a pay-what-you-can performance, which is exactly what it sounds like. Toss 'em a few bones and see Adam Rapp's devastating one-man play about the American dream brought to life. Drew Wall plays a 32-year-old former piano prodigy haunted by a series of events in his past. Music by Shawn Magill and direction by Miranda Parham. Nocturne will be performed in Bryant Hall behind the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.