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Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Nov. 1-7

Posted 4:00am on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012

Richard Lewis: Could this be the comeback tour from hell? If so, Lewis, who claims to have originated the phrase that includes a noun followed by the words "from hell," couldn't be happier. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road, Suite 250, Dallas. $20-$32. 972-404-8501; www.improv.com.

She Loves Me: "She loves me not" isn't even in the equation. This Jerry Bock musical, based on the classic romantic comedy The Shop Around the Corner, opens Stage West's 2012-13 season. It begins previews Thursday, opens Saturday and runs through Dec. 9. Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $20-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

'80s Week at the Granada Theater: This is such a cool week for 1980s bands we loved, including two that haven't toured in ages, at the Granada in Dallas: Public Image Ltd., John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols band, is 7 p.m. Thursday ($39); the great L.A. punk band X (their song Fourth of July is still an all-time fave) is 7 p.m. Saturday ($29-$41); and the Psychedelic Furs play 7 p.m. Sunday ($25). 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com.

Opera Shots at the Live Oak: The Fort Worth Opera is still months away from its 2013 festival, but here's a chance to engage with the organization, and have some drinks in a cool spot. This event features a sample of some of the best young singers, with artists from the opera's Studio and the 2013 Festival Chorus performing Figaro's Last Hangover, a 10-minute comic opera by Patrick Soluri. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, 1311 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth. www.fwopera.org.

The Lone Star Film Festival: Gear up for this ever-growing event, Nov. 7-11 in Fort Worth's Sundance Square. Honorees this year include Billy Joe Shaver, Albert Ruddy and Billy Bob Thornton. Most of the films screen at the AMC Palace Theatre. Passes range $100-$500; tickets to individual films available. 817-924-6000; www.lonestarfilmsociety.com.

AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: There's a weekend of qualifiers and other races beginning Thursday, but this is the main event in the last local NASCAR race of the season. 2 p.m. Sunday. Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth. $25-$155. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

Camping With Gasoline: Jaston Williams, half of the Greater Tuna team, presents his new show, in which he tells about his days in the Boy Scouts. Given the latest news about them -- wow. Just wow. 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $37-$57. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

Ali Wong: She was on the short-lived sitcom Are You There, Chelsea?, so expect some stories about that as she performs this weekend. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Arlington Improv, 309 Curtis Mathes Way, No. 147, Arlington. $15-$27. 817-635-5555; www.improv.com.

Cirque Musica: When you play symphonic works and need to bring in new audiences, this: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's pops series features circus performers above the orchestra, which will be playing Holst and Tchaikovsky. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

Jose Limon Dance Company: The legendary flamenco dance company returns to the area, with a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday. Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas. $20. 214-671-0045; www.dallasculture.org/latinoculturalcenter.

Folk Legends at Verizon Theatre: Within four days at Verizon, you have a chance to see major songwriters who influenced all songwriters after them: Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne. Huge. Bob Dylan & His Band play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Mark Knopfler opens; $35-$85). The Jackson Browne show is 7:30 p.m. Sunday ($45-$69.50). Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

Red Dawn: No, not the remake. We're talking the so-god-awful-it's-a-hoot 1984 Cold War classic with Patrick Swayze. Wolverines! 9:15 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. $10. 214-948-1546; www.thetexastheatre.com.

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