[The half dozen]

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira
  1. Lovers of science and drama alike, the Wyly’s Studio Theatre on Flora Street is showing Nick Payne’s quantum mechanics-inspired two-person play, Constellations, every Tue., Wed., Thurs. and Sun. until Oct. 9. $20.


  1. Find your new favorite homebrew at the Deep Ellum Labor of Love Homebrew Competition and Festival. Listen to music from the Casey Daniels Band, visit food trucks and sample beer from more than 40 brewers. Sept. 4. $35.


  1. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs down to Lake Carolyn for Irving Laughs by the Lake, the largest outdoor comedy show in North Texas. Sept. 2. Free.


  1. The Flying Saucer in Ft. Worth has Checkmate 101 for chess and beer enthusiasts. Try one of their new IPAs while competing for gift certificates. Sept. 1. Free.


  1. The Ft. Worth Stockyards are showing a reenactment of the historic Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. The performance will feature trick roping, trick riding, singing cowboys and more. Varying dates. $15.


  1. Catch an on-screen performance of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice at the Angelika Theatre in Dallas. Director Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock in this three-hour performance. Sept. 7. $20.


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