Food trucks, Parisian posters, mutt makeovers and Shakespeare zombies, all in this week's Dozen.
Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries: You will know these works from "the father of the poster" when you see them. And ultimately, thank him for the one of the Cure you have over your bed. Wait, that's us. Sunday through Jan. 20 in the Chilton Gallery II and Focus Gallery I at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. $10 (includes other exhibits). 214-922-1803; www.dm-art.org
TriArts and Food Trailers: Does "food trailers" sound classier than "food trucks?" Either way, the event in question will class it all up: Performances by the Texas Ballet Theater, the Fort Worth Opera and the Fort Worth Symphony, with guest the Bruce Wood Dance Project. The food trucks/trailers include Drifting Bistro, Rockstar Bakeshop, So Cal Tacos and Wayne's Flame. 7 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. $125. Call 817-307-9707 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservation.
Canstruction: No matter how you spin the economic numbers, there are always people in need. That's where the Tarrant Area Food Bank comes in, and this event, at which teams build elaborate sculptures from cans of food, is a great way to show support. You can watch the building and view the results for the next two weeks, Sunday through Oct. 21, inside North East Mall, 1101 Melbourne Road, Hurst. Free. www.tafb.org or www.aiafortworth.org
Another Big Music Week: There are so many shows we're excited about this week: Ray Price and Don Williams at Bass Hall (Thursday); Tegan and Sarah at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Strauss Square (Thursday); Gotye at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie (Friday); New Order at Palladium Ballroom (Friday); Melissa Etheridge at Majestic Theatre (Saturday); Rufus Wainwright at Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas (Sunday); and Afghan Whigs at Granada Theatre (Sunday). And these are just the highlights.
"Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition": No, the drawing Leo made of Kate won't be here, but lots of real artifacts from the world's most famous ship comes to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Saturday through March 24. The museum is at 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $18-$26. 817-255-9300; www.fwmuseum.org
Ghost-Writer: Circle Theatre opens Michael Hollinger's thriller Ghost-Writer, described as a "supernatural romance." Previews begin Thursday, it opens at 8 p.m. Saturday and runs through Nov. 10 at Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $10-$30. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com
Flying Saucer Fall BeerFeast: What is it about autumn and beer? Well, we love 'em both, and thankfully, so does the Flying Saucer. The Sundance Square location will host its seventh fall beerfest, featuring 40 breweries and 60 craft beers, as well as rare and limited-release beers. 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Flying Saucer, 111 East 3rd St., Fort Worth. $30 in advance; $40 day of the event. www.beerfeast2012.com
Extreme Mutt Makeover at Extreme Mustang Makeover: The bigger event is the roundup of wild mustangs, but the Humane Society of North Texas again hosts Extreme Mutt Makeover. Horses and dogs at the same event. Nuff said. The Mutt makeover 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday is at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in the Brown-Lupton Room, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. More at www.facebook.com/ExtremeMuttMakeover
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: If they could only make anime cymbals and violins, it would be even more rocking. The concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Annette Strauss Square, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets start at $45. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org
Music City Hit-Makers: Country and classical. Yes, they can go together. Fort Worth Symphony's pops season does a tribute to Nashville. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org
The Walking Dead and American Horror Story: Our new favorite time of year for TV now coincides with our favorite time of year for other reasons (autumn, Halloween). Season 3 of AMC's The Walking Dead premieres 8 p.m. Sunday and the second season of the creepy American Horror Story is 9 p.m. Wednesday on FX. www.amctv.com and www.fxnetworks.com
William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead: Speaking of seeing dead people, there are lots of them in the plays of Shakespeare, and this comedy has them coming back as zombies. So does Willy Shakes himself, and Queen Elizabeth, among others. Presented by Drag Strip Courage as a "Shakespeare in the Park(ing lot)" show. Friday through Oct. 20 at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 Fifth Ave., Fort Worth. $10 suggested donation. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org