Coldplay: Both nights of this much-anticipated stop from the Britpop band of the millennium are sold out, so you know what that means: Do what you have to do to get a ticket. Without condoning anything, we'll just leave it at that. With Robyn and Wolf Gang. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. American Airlines Center, Dallas. $26.50-$107. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Blue Man Group: These performers have been doing it for so long that they don't need paint for the blue part. By now, it's genetics. Tuesday through July 1. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$99. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.
Ballet Concerto: The Summer Dance Concert is back, with four ballets each night, two of them choreographed by Webster Dean. Bring food and beer/wine, and make it even more enjoyable. 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. Free on lawn, $30 table seating. 817-738-7915; www.balletconcerto.com.
Dallas Pet Expo: You can bring your leashed, vaccinated pets to this big-time pet love fest, which of course means dogs. No one brings their cat or tarantula to these things, do they? The event features costume contests, micropchipping, agility trials, nail trimming, lectures, demonstrations and a visit from Shorty Rossi from Animal Planet's Pit Boss. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Tower Building in Fair Park, Dallas. Free; $10 parking. www.dallaspetexpo.com.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil: The Cirque folks are in Dallas a lot this year, and for their second stop, you'll at least know the music. It's the hits of the King of Pop. 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. American Airlines Center, Dallas. $50-$175. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
One Direction: If you can't make this local debut performance of the boy band that the tween girls are currently all gaga over, then don't fret. They'll be back to Dallas in July -- of 2013. Of course, if you're a fan now, you'll have moved on by then. That's the way these things work. Trust us. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas. $29.50-$59.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Bruce Wood Dance Project: The Fort Worth choreographer, whom we featured in a story last week, has four performances in Dallas this weekend, but you'll want to see at least two nights. That's because there are two programs. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 2501 Flora St., Dallas. $35-$100. 214-428-2263; www.brucewoodance.com.
" High Voltage": New works by John Holt Smith are back for the summer in this group exhibition. Saturday through Aug. 4. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Saturday. William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth. Free. 817-737-9566; www.williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com.
Eddie Money: Levitt Pavilion's one ticketed concert this summer season is with the man whom we'd call a guilty pleasure, except that there's nothing to be ashamed of. The man with the big voice and tuneful, slick rock hits is one to love. 8 p.m. Saturday. Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. $25-$150. www.levittpavilionarlington.org.
Stars Under the Stars: The free summer film series in Sundance Square is back. This week, catch Martin Scorsese's Hugo. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Gateway Parking Lot (bordered by Fourth, Houston, Fifth and Throckmorton streets), Fort Worth. Bring blankets and chairs; rental folding chairs $2. www.sundancesquare.com.
Tumbleweeds : Our favorite beach read of the summer is a just-published, deliciously soapy novel by San Antonio author Leila Meacham, whose Roses was a big hit in 2010. This one spans 30 years in the lives of two Texas high school football players, and (natch) the beautiful woman they both love. Available on Amazon.com and in bookstores. $25.99. www.facebook.com/LeilaMeacham.
First Position : If you think So You Think You Can Dance has created new interest in dance, wait until you see this doc about the world of competitive ballet, which starts when the kids are barely old enough to plié. 6 and 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $8.50. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.