Laugh with Chris Tucker, swing with Dwight Yoakam, go tax-free, and be mesmerized by the art of belly dancing.
Texas Tennis Open: We won't get the major names in women's tennis right now (Serena, Venus, Maria) on this Texas leg of the WTA Tour, but we will have several Top 50-ranked players, including Jelena Jankovic, Angelique Kerber, Sabine Lisicki, Peng Shuai and Sorana Cirstea. Friday through Aug. 24 at Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel, 1800 Texas 26, Grapevine. General admission is $20-$25, and $40-$45 for semifinals and finals (more for VIP and other seats); packages are $225 general, and up to $750 for VIP. 817-313-3428 or www.texastennisopen.com.
Dwight Yoakam: Sure, the Honky Tonk Man plays here a lot. But then, few country singers still make us want to groove as much as Dwight. 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Billy Bob's Texas in the Stockyards. $45 reserved; $20 general. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com.
Tax-free weekend: This is designed mostly for parents and back-to-school time, but hey, in addition to school supplies, most clothing, footwear and backpacks that are priced under $100 will not have state sales tax Friday-Sunday. Try to find spots with additional sales, and go on a shopping spree. www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/taxholiday/d.
Manos: The Hands of Fate: Filmmaker Harold P. Warren inadvertently made his mark on the world with this 1966 dud, now considered one of the worst films ever. The film, about a couple who encounters a polygamous cult in West Texas, gets the Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment and shows on screens all over town. 7 p.m. Thursday at various local movie theaters, including AMC NorthPark, AMC Parks at Arlington, Rave North East Mall, Rave Ridgmar, Regal Fossil Creek, Cinemark Grapevine, Mansfield, Alliance. $11.50-$13.50. For complete locations, visit www.fathomevents.com.
Chris Tucker: He's done movies and TV, but Chris Tucker is never better than when in stand-up mode, most likely offending someone, as comedians do. 8 p.m. Friday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $45-$55. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour featuring Steve Byrne: The TBS comedy Sullivan & Son comes to town to tape and show off its comics on stage, 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Improv, 309 Curtis Mathes Way, No. 147, Arlington. $22-$35. 817-635-5555; www.improv.com.
Yaa Halla, Y'all: Isis and the Star Dancers wrap up their annual celebration of belly dance today, with workshops and performances all weekend, Friday through Sunday at Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. Prices vary. 817-498-7703; www.isisandthestardancers.com.
Brad Paisley: Still our favorite country singer to have emerged in the 2000s, thanks to his wacky/witty lyrics; plus we dig his Jack in the Box commercials. He headlines a country festival that also includes the Grammy-winning the Band Perry and Easton Corbin. 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave. Dallas. $25-$60.25. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
A Midsummer Night in Texas: Inspired by a 1959 Texas production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream that toured the United Kingdom and played for the queen, Pantagleize Theatre recreates that production with some of the original actors. 8 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 26, at Pantagleize Theatre, 1115 Rio Grande Ave., Fort Worth. $13-$20. 817-472-0032; www.pantatheatre.org.
Dinner with Diane Rehm: There still might be some seats for this benefit, featuring one of our favorite NPR personalities, Diane Rehm. Presented by Future Horizons, benefiting those with spasmodic dysphonia. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., talk afterward Friday at Four Seasons Las Colinas, 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. $150. 800-489-0727; www.fhautism.com.
Fully Charged: The circus, as in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, is finishing its North Texas leg in Fort Worth. Plays through Sunday at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth. $15-$95. 800-745-3000; www.ringling.com.
Register for "Over the Edge Fort Worth": This event, in which folks rappel down skyscrapers, is Sept. 15, but there's still time for you to man or woman up and register. Visit www.dfwi.org/what-we-do/festivals-events/over-the-edge-fort-worth.