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Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Posted 4:00am on Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012

Flight: Jubilee Theatre opens its new season with a play by a writer who has been getting a lot of attention in North Texas in recent years, Charlayne Woodard. This one concerns a female slave on an 1858 Georgia plantation who is sold and has to leave behind her husband and child. Currently in previews, it opens Friday and runs through Oct. 21 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $10-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org

Fort Worth Music Festival: The tenth annual Fort Worth Music Festival is back, with a lineup that includes Hayes Carll, Kevin Eubanks, Supersuckers, Reverend Horton Heat, Whiskey Folk Ramblers and others. Doors open at 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Cultural District. General admission $7.50 per day ($12 for two days) in advance; $10 per day at the gate. VIP passes $75 for one day, $100 for two. Picnics allowed. www.fwfest.com

'Homeland' and 'Dexter' season premieres: So maybe Showtime's Dexter went off the rails last season with the drowsy Doomsday plotline, but the game-changing finale -- where sister Deb caught her serial-killing brother in the act -- has us dying to see what comes next. And Season 2 of Homeland, the Emmy-winning thriller starring Claire Danes as the brilliant but unstable CIA agent Carrie Mathison? We're ready for our next mission. Dexter at 8 p.m., Homeland at 9 p.m. Sunday on Showtime. www.sho.com

State Fair of Texas: This year the big attraction is the Chinese Lantern Festival, happening all over in Fair Park. Sites include a dragon made from plates. Probably with some fried stuff on them. The fair is Friday through Oct. 21 at Fair Park, Dallas. $10.95-$13.95 if purchased online (food and ride coupons additional, season pass available). www.bigtex.com

Rediscoveries: Modes of Making in Modern Sculpture; and Sculpture in So Many Words: Text Pieces 1960-1980: The two new exhibits at the Nasher Sculpture Center showcase works from classic masters like Rodin and present-day artists such as Richard Serra. Both shows run Saturday through Jan. 13 at the museum, 2001 Flora St., Dallas. $5-$10. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Endeavor Cinema: This month's Endeavor Cinema Indie Series features four short films: Bill Haas' My Boo (a horror romance) and The Leak; BB Lopez's Taquitos; and Daniel Rosales' sci-fi film Oldworld. 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at Four Day Weekend Theater, 312 Houston St., Fort Worth. $5 (free for members). 817-226-4329; www.endeavorcinema.org

Chicks rock weekend: It's a jammed week for music, and we break it down for you in our cover story, but we had to highlight a few of our favorite women playing DFW: Saturday's a tough choice between Bonnie Raitt (Verizon, $35.50-$75.50) and Pistol Annies (Billy Bob's, sold out but there's always a way), and Sunday, it's Florence and the Machine at Gexa Energy Pavilion ($25-$59.50). Info at www.billybobstexas.com; and www.ticketmaster.com

Dog Day Afternoon Festival: Lots of K9 stuff (costume contest, parade and more) at this 18th annual event. Admission is free, and there's free micro-chipping for the first 50 poochies who need it. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Flagpole Hill, 8100 Doran Circle, Dallas. www.OperationKindness.org

Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5K: Grab your lederhosen and get ready to run over to Rahr for the annual Oktoberfest 5K, which begins and ends at the Southside brewery, 701 Galveston Ave. 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday. Registration $35, includes a Rahr mug for post-race filling. www.rahroktoberfest.com

ArtSí Fundraiser: This benefit for the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas features art, an auction, DJ and performance by Latino rockabilly group Aurora Bleu. 6 p.m. Saturday] at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. $10. www.artsifw.org

Red Hot Chili Peppers: These guys' music has defunkified a bit over the years, but they're still wild-and-cray-cray in concert. 8 p.m. Tuesday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $42.50-$62.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

The Addams Family: Douglas Sills and Sara Gettelfinger star as Gomez and Morticia in the musical version of the characters created by Charles Addams. Blake Hammond, a Glen Rose native, plays Uncle Fester. Tuesday through Oct. 21 at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First St., Dallas. $15-$75. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org

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