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Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Nov. 8-14

Posted 12:00pm on Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2012

The JFK Tribute Dedication: Expect lots of local JFK tributes between now and next November, when the world will mark the 50th anniversary of the president's assassination in Dallas. One of them, a permanent JFK exhibit in Fort Worth, opens this week on the site where he gave the first of two speeches Nov. 21, 1963. The dedication is 9 a.m. Thursday in General Worth Square, 916 Main St., Fort Worth. Free. www.jfktribute.com

Mighty Mud Dash: If you've haven't signed up for this 5K event, which is exactly what it sounds like -- a run through mud and obstacles -- there's still time. The event is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and you can just go and watch if you don't wanna get dirty. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway Grand Prairie. $79 to register. www.mightymuddash.com

Mountain Man gathering: Lots of overalls and beards expected, and manly events like tomahawk throwing and soap-making. Noon-dusk Saturday and Sunday at Trader's Village, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie. Free admission; parking $3 per vehicle. 972-647-2331; www.tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Fort Worth Greek Festival: It's one of our favorite, most waist-expanding events of the year. It features cultural events and tons of hot and frozen food (stop by to stock up on phyllo dough).10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2020 N.W. 21st St., Fort Worth. Festival admission is free, meals require purchased tokens. 817-626-5578; www.fortworthgreekfestival.com

Good vs. Evil: An Evening With Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Writer/chef Bourdain's outstanding travel show No Reservations just ended an eight-year run on the Travel Channel, and Ripert is still one of the world's most respected chefs, especially when it comes to seafood. We don't need to tell you which of these guys is naughty and which one is nice. Catch them in a show, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, 8 p.m. Friday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $44-$77. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Travel and Leisure Show: Start planning your trips for 2014, or sooner, at this traveling show, which features Travel Channel host and Bourdain nemesis Samantha Brown, plus Pauline Frommer and Richard Wiese, and local celebs Mark Hawkeye Louis and Top Chef's Tiffany Derry. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Dallas Convention Center, Hall A, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas. Admission is $9 online or $15 at door, anyone younger than 16 is free. adventureexpo.com/

42nd Street: If you like classic Hollywood musicals, not many beat this showbiz triumph story, and the stage version is a delight for tap dance fans. It gets a revival by Casa Mañana, running Saturday through Nov. 18 at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $41-$76. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

R. Kelly: He survived bad publicity and is on a comeback tour, you might say. For the "Single Ladies Tour," Tamia opens. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $47.50-$125. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

White Rock Lake Tunes and Trucks Festival: Look for lots of food trucks, booths and local music, including Bird Dogs and Somebody's Darling. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at East Lawther Lane, below Boy Scout Hill and near the White Rock Dog Park. $5. www.whiterocklakefoundation.org

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: British-born Irish playwright Martin McDonagh is getting more well known, thanks to films like In Bruges and the recent Seven Psychopaths. His breakout play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, about the relationship between a middle-aged woman and her despicable mother, is revived by Kitchen Dog Theater. Friday through Dec. 8 at McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. $20-$25. 214-953-1055; www.kitchendogtheater.org

Margarita Ball: This popular charity event, which has food and guess-what to drink, benefits Children's Charities of Fort Worth. It's 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Fort Worth Convention Center's Grand Ballroom, 1201 Houston St. $50 per person ($20 if you bring an unwrapped toy worth at least $30 in value). Call 817-239-6014 to get an invite e-mailed to you, or hey, just go. www.fortworthmargaritasociety.com

Around the Latin World in 80 Minutes: Acclaimed pianist Eduardo Rojas takes us on a classical music trip through Latin America. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. $12-$25. 817-624-8333; www.rosemarinetheater.com

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