Friday, May 7:
“No Exit” – this play by Jean-Paul Sartre starts at 8 p.m. every night this weekend at the TWU Redbud Theatre in Denton. Tickets are a mere $10, and $8 for students and seniors. See here for more info.
Frontier Forts Days – this event at the Stockyards Station in Fort Worth gives you a peek into what life was like in frontier days. Stockyards Station is at 130 E. Exchange Ave. This event is free. Goes on till 5 p.m. Friday, then from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Watters Creek Fine Arts Festival – kicks off at 3 p.m. today at the Watters Creek shopping center in Allen. Check out a juried selection of arts & crafts, face painting for kids, and live entertainment. Free. Also on Saturday and Sunday. Visit for more info.
City Arts Festival – kicks off at 6 p.m. today in Fair Park in Dallas. Enjoy live music and dancing, free museum visits, demos and workshops. Free. Parking is $10; take the DART in to save a few bucks. See for details.
Maverick Celebration – this end of year bash at UTA features speakers, a concert by Micky and the Motorcars, a fireworks show and free food and drinks. Begins at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion of Arlington (100 W. Abram St.)

Saturday, May 8:
Cowtown Farmers Market – buy local produce, baked goods and other stuff at this market in the Edelweiss Restaurant Parking lot in Fort Worth. 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. (or earlier if they sell out).
Frontier Forts Days – see Friday’s entry.
Watters Creek Fine Arts Festival – see Friday’s entry.
CityArts Festival – see Friday’s entry.
Fielder Spring Festival – this annual event sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society includes workshops on gardening, a plant sale, raffles, and children’s activities. Free. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fielder House Museum (1616 W. Abram St. in Arlington).
Lola’spalooza – enjoy hear a ton of bands play at Lola’s Saloon, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is $6. Lola’s is at 2736 6th St. in Fort Worth.
National Train Day – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center (1000 Jones St.), visitors can tour Amtrak cars, see model trains, and enjoy face painting and live music. Also taking place in Dallas at the same time, at Union Station.

Sunday, May 9:
Prairie Pioneer Mother’s Day Celebration – This free event at the Connemara Conservancy in Allen features live entertainment, storytelling, and nature activities. The conservancy is at 1314 W. McDermott St. The fun begins at 2 p.m.
Watters Creek Fine Arts Festival – see Friday’s entry.
CityArts Festival – see Friday’s entry.
Youth Orchestra – the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth will present works by Mozart, Bidet and Borodin. Preconcert begins at 5 p.m., regular performance begins at 7. Tickets are $5 kids and $10 adults. The concert is at the TCU Ed Landreth Auditorium. For info, visit