7/20: Rugby, Robin Williams, Swan Lake

Quad Rugby at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 6-9pm

If you were as into the 2005 documentary Murderball as we were, you should know quad rugby games go down in Irving every week. The film follows paraplegics you would not want to be matched with in a fight as they plow their way to the Paralympic Games in Greece, some of them overcoming life-changing injuries and others just being badasses "disabled" from birth. (NPR did a totally sweet making-of.) Deborah Fleck of The Dallas Morning News penned a stealthy feature on the co-ed Irving crew that ran Wednesday. New players are welcome, and RISE Adventures provides tumble-ready wheelchairs to comers for free. 530 Davis Dr. in Irving.

Robin Williams at Nokia Live, 8pm

It's been six years since Robin Williams last toured. His grinny humor made him the corny, hairy, politicizing grandfather of hit comics long before he was old enough to be. Now, with the presidential election over and Steve Martin cornering the market on comebacks, we're wondering what Williams' kitsch will be in 2009. If he's taking requests, we think a beam back to Mork would be the perfect niche. Tickets start at $59. 1001 Performance Place in Grand Prarie.

Texas Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake at Bass Hall, 8pm

Last week, we took our ballet-veteran mother to a Sunday matinee performance of Swan Lake at the Majestic Theater. "This is so much fun," she said, upon stepping out of the car into the parking lot upon arrival. The rest of the afternoon was, too -- provincial costumes in forest colors, elements of folk dance and Fez hats, and a giant winged von Rothbart turning Odette into a swan at the beginning (many versions don't show the audience this feat of magic.) We witnessed a three-year-old sit still through the entire show, completely enthralled. Tickets start at $19. 4th and Calhoun Streets in Fort Worth.

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