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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Nov. 15-21

Posted 10:21pm on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

1. 'Twilight' Marathon: Here's what to do, if you're a teen girl, Thursday: A marathon of the five films in the Twilight saga, including the new one, the second part of Breaking Dawn, at the Harkins theater in Southlake. It begins at 10:45 a.m. with the first film, followed by New Moon, Eclipse and the first part of Breaking Dawn. Part 2 is at 10 p.m. $30 admission for all five films, plus a collector's cup, two small popcorns, a goodie bag and more. Harkins Southlake 14, 1450 Plaza Place, Southlake. 817-310-0345; www.harkinstheatres.com

2. An Evening with Seth Meyers: The latest headline from "Weekend Update" is that free tickets to Seth Meyers' local appearance in the Maverick Speaker Series are likely gone, but return tickets will probably come up at the event. It's 7:30 p.m. Monday at Texas Hall at University of Texas at Arlington. Free, but ticket required. 817-272-2562; www.uta.edu/maverickspeakers/

3. The DreamWorks Experience: The holiday celebration at the Gaylord Texan includes a Madagascar-themed ICE! exhibit, Kung Fu Panda Awesome Snow Tubing, ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal, scavenger hunts and more. So move it, move it over to Grapevine before Jan. 1, which is when the exhibit closes. Gaylord Texas Hotel and Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. $11.95-$26.95. 817-778-1000; www.gaylordhotels.com

4. Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group: If "His Acoustic Group" is like "His Large Band," only less large and loud, we're guessing that you're gonna Lovett. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $44-$132. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

5. Rahr Eighth Anniversary Party: What better way to close Dallas Beer Week by ending it in Cowtown? At the celebration of Rahr & Sons' eighth anniversary, the brewery will have the regular brews, plus some seasonals and specials. 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Rahr & Sons Brewery, 701 Galveston Ave., Fort Worth. $10. www.rahrbrewing.com

6. MacHomer: Is this a doughnut I see before me? Rick Miller, who has brought his Simpsons-ized take on Shakespeare's Macbeth to Fort Worth several times, finally comes to Dallas. Here's your chance to find out if MacDuff is really Duff Man. 8 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $35. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

7. The Nutcracker and more dance: Get ready to be inundated with The Nutcracker. Starting us off is Ballet Frontier of Texas at Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth (Friday and Saturday, $20-$25; 817-852-6887, www.balletfrontier.org) and the annual tour for Moscow Ballet at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU (Friday and Saturday, $28-$88, 800-320-1733, www.nutcracker.com). But if you're looking for non-Nut dance, New York's Stephen Petronio Dance Company is presented by TITAS (8 p.m. Friday at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, Dallas. $12-$200; 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org); and Ballet Folklorico Azteca de Fort Worth presents its annual Fiestalorico, with a main performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Uptown Theatre, 120 E. Main St., Grand Prairie ($12, 817-454-2778; www.bfazteca.com).

8. Mary J. Blige: After more than two decades of dominating R&B, she deserves a title. The Queen works for us. 7 p.m. Sunday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $49.25-$199.25. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

9. Taste of Northeast: Chefs and staff from restaurants in Northeast Tarrant County will have their goodies ready for tasting, in a benefit for the Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst. $25. 817-283-3406; www.artscouncilnortheast.org/taste_of_northeast.aspx

10. Eddie Vedder: After canceling in the spring, the Pearl Jam frontman brings his solo show to Dallas. Glen Hansard, of the Swell Season and the movie Once, opens. Great bill. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First St., Dallas. $78.50. frontgatetickets.com

11. To Kill a Mockingbird: The TCM Classics series brings To Kill a Mockingbird, featuring Gregory Peck in an iconic performance, to area theaters. 7 p.m. Thursday at Rave North East Mall, Regal Fossil Creek, AMC Parks at Arlington, the Cinemarks at Alliance, Mansfield, Grapevine and many other theaters. $10-$12. To see a complete list, go to www.FathomEvents.com

12. The Peddler Show: Get a jump on Black Friday and all that shopping madness -- and support smaller, independent sellers -- at this traveling market. 1-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way,

Arlington. $5-$6 admission, good for all weekend. www.peddlershow.com

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