CHICAGO April 7-12. The highly stylized Broadway musical of great legs, bad lawyers, and hot jazz. Set in the 1920s, this black comedy about murder and celebrity delivers exhilarating dance scenes, cellblock tangos, and award-winning razzle dazzle. Music Hall, Fair Park. 214-373-8000.
PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS Through April 11No, not Krafft-Ebing, but wacky nonetheless. From the author of Moonstruck comes a comedy about a man who discovers that his father’s argyle socks are his most powerful aphrodisiac. Theatre Too, in The Quadrangle, 2800 Routh St. 214-871-3300.
TRIBUTE TO KATHERINE ANNE PORTER April 2. Attention scholar-types. An evening discussion of the controversial author of Ship of Fools and many short stories set in Texas is hosted by Arts & Letters Live. Professorial readings and audience participation guaranteed. Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, J7I7 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1219.
DANCE FOR THE PLANET April 18 and 19. Got two left feet? Been harboring a secret desire to learn the Irish step dance, the tango, the cha-cha? If so, a four-day festival of 50 dance com-panics wants to “bring out the dancer in everyone.” One-hour lessons cost not a penny. Artist Square, downtown Dallas (Leonard and Flora streets). 972-713-2795.
WYWTON MARSALIS April 30. Not long ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/trumpet player Wynton Marsalis was so inspired by Igor . Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” (translation: “The Soldier’s Tale”) that he wrote his own, as yet unnamed, accompaniment using the same instrumentation. Now he’s on tour with his creation, marking the first time in a decade that Marsalis has played classical music for a live audience. Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU, Fort Worth. 817-335-9000.
SKYLIGHT Through April 18. She bypassed wealth to become a teacher. He’s now filthy rich and owns a se in the West Indies. But as fate would have it, these former lovers are forever joined by an inextin-guishable passion. On this wintry night, he arrives- unannounced-at her London flat after a silence of three long years. Stage West Theatre, 3055 S. University Dr., Fort Worth. Metro 817-STG-WEST.
WENDY WASSERSTEIN April 17. Chat with the witty Ms. Wasserstein, celebrated Broadway playwright of “The Sisters Rosensweig” and “The Heidi Chronicles.” Horchow Auditorium. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1219.
COPPELIA April 4 and5. This lighthearted ballet tells the story of two lovers and their relationship troubles when Franz begins flirting with a beautiful woman who turns out to be a toy doll. Cour-tesy of the Houston Ballet. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. 800-654-9545.
RICHARD DIEBENKORN (1922-1993) Through April 12. The only stop this exhibit makes between coasts is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, so go see 150 of the abstract artist’s flamboyantly colorful paintings while you can. A refreshing way to spend a Saturday afternoon, the show covers Diebenkorn’s early career pieces up to his final “Ocean Park” series. 1309 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. 817-738-9215.
MAIN STREET FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL Api il 16-I9. The Southwest’s largest free arts festival stretches along nine blocks of Fort Worth’s historic Main Street. Goods for the taking: ceramics, photography, glassworks, woodcarvings, jewelry, and more. Plus, three stages feature live entertainment all weekend. 817-336-ARTS.