Classical Open Mic tonight at Buzzbrews

Dust off that violin and resin those strings

Bringing classical music back to the people, founded by musicians Michael Jackson (not that one) and Kristen Center, Classical Open Mic strive to perform their works in unconventional places. Like a 24-hour diner. Taking the classic out of typical venues, they work to get it closer to everyday people and encourage interaction and participation. Plus, you can have a sandwich to go with it. Sweet!

DEETS: Buzzbrews, 4334 Lemmon Ave. 7 p.m. Free. ClassicalOpenMic.com

—  Rich Lopez

Turtle Creek Chorale unveils 2010-11 season

I just received the Turtle Creek Chorale’s new season called “A Little Night Music.” The poster after the jump pretty much explains itself, just skip that “click to subscribe” icon. Go here to do that.

—  Rich Lopez

Weekend planning: Check these two events from both ends of the spectrum

Les Femmes Aplomb
Les Femmes Aplomb!

We were afraid these two events might slip under your radar of things to do this weekend. There is lots going on and as the holidays get closer, weekends are likely to be packed. Starting tonight, the next couple of days are overflowing with options for fun.

Tonight, get some burlesque action with Les Femmes Aplomb! at 1727 on the Levee. You might not expect curvy busty ladies to dance for a good cause but that’s what tonight is about for this Burlesque Bust Out. Really, it’s hard to beat their own description of the show. Somehow they can mix provocative and philanthropic all into one sexy show.

“Ladies and gentleman, prepare to be entertained, tickled and titillated by our fabulously raunchy, powerfully raunchy, exotically entrancing performances. Dedicated to bringing deliciously sin-sational, tantalizing glamour to stage for your viewing pleasure.”

Oh and they ask for donations to The Family Place. Any type of donation will knock $5 off the $15 ticket price. Visit their Web site for show and donation information.

Higdon.
Higdon.

On the other end of the spectrum, catch lesbian composer Jennifer Higdon tomorrow afternoon at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. The show is part of the Cliburn Concerts series. Check her out beforehand. She was featured on the Lesbian American Composers CD.

Heck, make an day out of it. Grab lunch at Cafe Modern, finish up with Higdon’s distinctly American classical music and enjoy the reflecting pool. Or, if you can, do it all at once.

—  Rich Lopez