Your 12-pack of weekly fun moves from J.Lo to Journey, and lizards to zombies.
1. Lindsay Buckingham: Of all the original members of Fleetwood Mac, well, here's our second favorite. Favorite guy -- how's that? His solo work is strong, too. Should be a great show. 8 p.m. Friday. Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth. $35-$75. 817-984-6800; www.cenderacenter.com.
2. Zombie for President: The argument could be made that everyone running for office this season is a member of the undead, but here's your chance to support a real zombie when an AMC Walking Dead publicity campaign hits Dallas on Friday. A. Zombie and his wife, Patty Morgan-Zombie, will be speaking at noon in Dallas' Arts District fresh from announcing his candidacy in San Diego this week. Noon Friday. At Flora Ave. and Jack Evans St., Dallas. Free. www.azombieforpresident.com.
3. New Russian Cinema: The Lone Star Film Society and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth collaborate for a weekend of contemporary films by Russian filmmakers. In the lineup, My Dad Is Baryshnikov (7:30 p.m. Friday), both parts of Chapiteau-Show (Part 1 at 2 p.m. Saturday, Part 2 at 5 p.m. Saturday), Elena (2 p.m. Sunday) and The Hunter (4 p.m. Sunday). Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $8.50 per film; $25 festival pass. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.
4. North American Reptile Breeders Association Show: We suspect that many of you will steer clear of the Arlington Convention Center this weekend, where all kinds of snakes, lizards and even nonreptilian creepy-crawlies (like tarantulas) will be on display and for sale. But for those of you who dig it, the show is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. $8-$15 for two days. www.arlingtontx.gov/acc/.
5. Great Performances Festival: Last year, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra programmed American composers for its annual season-opening festival, but only showcased three of them (Copland, Bernstein and Gerswhin). There are many more, of course, so this year the bill includes Duke Ellington, Samuel Barber, Philip Glass, John Williams, George Walker and others. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $16-$65 per concert; $36-$144 festival pass. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.
6. Tedeschi Trucks Band and B.B. King: King, the blues legend on this bill, is the draw for old-timers, but blues aficionados respect Tedeschi Trucks (as in Susan and Derek) as the real thing, too. Great combo. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $69.50-$89.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
7. Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez: They ain't in their 20s (or early 30s) anymore, but they're still the hottest Latin pop stars out there. Why don't these two get together? Talk about impossibly beautiful babies. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. American Airlines Center, Dallas. $29.50-$199.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
8. Around the World in 80 Days: You've seen this Jules Verne story done in various wacky ways, including that first movie, which still stands as the least deserving Best Picture Oscar winner ever. But you haven't see it like Mark Brown's stage version, in which five actors play 39 characters. Stage West closes its season with the show, previewing Thursday and Friday, opening Saturday, and running through Sept. 30. Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $20-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.
9. Journey: Don't stop believing that Journey is still a bestselling American rock band, thanks to that undying single for which it's best known. More incentive to see this show: Openers are Loverboy and our girl Pat Benatar. 7 p.m. Saturday. Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. $45-$141. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
10. The Producers: It's hard to believe that years after the record-breaking Tony-winning musical (based on the 1969 Mel Brooks film) closed on Broadway and stopped touring, it's finally getting a local professional production. Uptown Players is at the bat, with Fort Worth resident B.J. Cleveland playing Max Bialystock. Friday through Sept. 16. Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. $25-$50. 214-219-2718; www.uptownplayers.org.
11. Indigo Girls with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Our favorite Georgia-bred harmonizing folk duo is doing lots of symphony dates on a tour behind the pair's most recent album, Beauty Queen Sister. Interest piqued. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $30-$105. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.
12. Greater Tuna: The reason to see Casa Mañana's opening show of the season is not that you've seen this satire of political and religious hypocrisy a million times before and love it. It's because longtime stars Jaston Williams and Joe Sears are not touring it as much, and rights have opened up for other actors. And you won't see a more accomplished team than Jonathan Beck Reed and beloved Fort Worth actor David Coffee, who did the show six years ago in Oklahoma City. Thursday through Sunday. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $37-$62. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.