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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: July 26-Aug. 1

Posted 4:00am on Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012

The circus and Nicki Minaj are in town (though oddly not together), plus auditions for The Voice, and a blast of Air Supply.

1. I'm Every Woman II: Divas and Duets: Sheran Goodspeed Keyton and her crew at DVA Productions are looking fierce in this revue that includes songs by Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and others. You can bet they sound fierce, too. 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Pantagleize Theatre, 1115 Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $15-$20. 817-313-3052; www.dvaproductions.org

2. Air Supply: We love bands whose names sound like their music, and this '80s soft-rock staple's sound is blow-on-your-ear sweet. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets start at $35. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

3. Gorilla vs. Bear II: The second festival for the celebrated music site is Saturday at the Granada, with a killer line-up that includes Glass Candy, Chromatics, Twin Sister, Taken By Trees, Laurel Halo, A.Dd+ and DJ Sober. The Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. $24-$29. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com or www.gorillavsbear.net

4. Fort Worth Guitar Guild Festival: The annual festival has some big names this year, kicking off on Monday at 7:30 p.m. with Robert Guthrie and Fernand Vera; then on Aug. 2, it's Marko Feri and FWGG founder Mitch Weverka; then on Aug. 4 the Presti Trio with local performers. All at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $25-$35 per concert; 817-721-8500; www.fortworthguitarguild.org

5. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The Greatest Show on Earth is back, and this year it's "Fully Charged." (That's the name of the new high-flying, pyrotechnic floor show.) Things kick off on Tuesday with an attempt to break the world record for the world's largest shaving cream pie fight, 6 p.m. at Victory Park in Dallas. The circus then runs Wednesday through Aug. 12 at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $15-$95. 800-745-3000; www.ringling.com Also Aug. 15-19 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

6. Nicki Minaj: Girlfriend's kinda cray-cray, and we dig that. The woman and her day-glo wigs perform 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $49.75-$79.75. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

7. Tango on the Avenue: Step in time with a "milonga," which in Spanish means "everybody dance sexy in pairs in the place where you are." We think. 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 Fifth Ave., Fort Worth. $10-$15. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org

8. The Voice Auditions: In general, we'd say that if you can't sing you shouldn't go to an audition for a TV reality singing competition. Except that hearing the bad, delusional hopefuls in the early shows is always the best part. So be creatively bad and you might get on TV! Saturday and Sunday at Irving Convention Center at Irving Convention Center 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. www.nbcthevoice.com

9. Grit, Glory and Grunge: That's the alliterative title of this month's Endeavor Cinema Indie Series selection. 6 p.m. Sunday at Four Day Weekend Theater, 312 Houston St., Fort Worth. $5 (free for members). 817-226-4329; www.endeavorcinema.org

10. National Day of the American Cowboy: What's on tap for this family festival? We're guessing horses, hats, boots, cows and rope are involved. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Free. 817-625-9715; www.fortworthstockyards.org

11. Bryan Callen: You know those comedians who pop up in guest roles on all kinds of TV shows? Bryan Callen's one of them. You'll remember the gravelly voiced funny man as Bilson on How I Met Your Mother, or as the dude who had "jackrabbit sex" with Carrie on Sex and the City. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road Suite 250, Dallas. $17-$30. 972-404-8501; www.improv.com

12. Premier Fight Series: A buncha dudes (and a couple of women) are gonna duke it out Mixed Martial Arts-style at this Fort Worth fight night, which will include 10 bouts. Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth. Tickets $30-$50. Ages 21 and up. www.txmma.com

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