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Dirty Dozen Entertainment Guide Dec. 13-Dec. 19

Posted 11:44pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

How the Edge Stole Christmas: The headliner is listed as Silversun Pickups, but we're guessing after the recent success and Grammy nominations, fun. ( We Are Young) will be the big draw. The annual event also features Metric, Grouplove, Passion Pit, the Joy Formidable and IAMDYNAMITE. The show is sold-out but you might be able to win tickets by listening to The Edge (KDGE-FM/102.1). Starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Verizon Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $10-$47.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

12 Days of Tamales at Urban Taco: On the first day of Tamale-mas, my true love gave to me...pollo con molé poblano. And yes, there are 11 more flavors to come. It all begins Thursday, and continues through Dec. 24, with special pricing for tamale plates and more, at both Dallas locations of Urban Taco (3411 McKinney Ave., 214-922-7080; 5331 E. Mockingbird Lane , Suite 125, 214-823-4723). To-go orders can also be placed by emailing catering@urban-taco.com. Visit www.urban-taco.com

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze: Cirque Dreams, one of the more successful touring acts that practice the European style of circus arts that doesn't have "du Soleil" in its name, brings its Christmas-themed show to town. Tuesday through Dec. 23 at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $25-$150. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Wynonna: Her sister, Ashley, is thinking about ditching Hollywood in favor of politics, looking at a Kentucky Senate run, but in our book, Wynonna will always be our favorite Judd. Well, after Naomi. Hell, we love 'em all. Wynonna performs with the Fort Worth Symphony, 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $29-$90. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

Sheran Keyton and Friends Holiday Experience: Cowtown's resident diva -- yeah, we said it -- brings along some friends to belt out some holiday tunage, Keyton-style. Meaning loud and fabulous. 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Betty and Hardy Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $10. 817-313-3052; www.dvaproductions.org

The Flat: This week at the Magnolia at the Modern series, it's The Flat, an acclaimed documentary about a filmmaker who cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents, both immigrants from Nazi Germany, and finds clues that lead to all sorts of intrigue. 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $8.50. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

Tommy Davidson: We still have a soft spot for the comics that got their start on In Living Color. Not all of them are Jim Carrey-big, but they're still making us laugh. For proof, see Davidson in Arlington, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Improv, 309 Curtis Mathes Way, No. 147, Arlington. $22-$35. 817-635-5555; www.improv.com

Cowboys v. Steelers: The 'Boys may be in the midst of another mediocre season, but seeing them take on the Steelers at home could bring back memories of all those Super Bowl showdowns in the '70s and '90s. Maybe the Cowboys might even win a home game! 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Cowboys Stadium, One Legends Way, Arlington. $149-$500. dallascowboys.com

Robert Cray: If you're thinking you might like the blues more than you suspect, get to Billy Bob's for this show, where you'll find a legendary blues guitarist who will make it all clear for you. Cray is a masterful musician. 10:30 p.m. Friday at Billy Bob's Texas in the Stockyards. $15-$25. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com

Big Texas Toy Run: Even if you're not a motorcyclist, it's always a hoot to watch these bikers, decked out in Santa red-and-white, delivering toys for sick and needy children. The annual event begins registration at 9 a.m. Saturday at Gateway Park, north entrance, in Fort Worth; and the motorcycle parade departs at 1 p.m. on its route to bring the goodies to Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Learn more at www.thebigtexastoyrun.com

A Jazzy Christmas: Jazz and blues music and tap dance are on the program for this event, featuring the Joe Rogers Trio, tap dancers Abi Able and Gracey Tune, art and photography from John Carlisle Moore, Wally Knight, Moses Foster and others. 8 p.m. Saturday at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 Fifth Ave., Fort Worth. $15. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org

On the Eve and (w)Hole: Two very-cool non-Christmas theatrical experiences close in Dallas soon(ish). Spacegrove Productions' original rock musical On the Eve, which deals with Marie Antoinette, hot-air balloons and time travel, is killer, featuring awesome live music by local band Home by Hovercraft (through Dec. 15 at Magnolia Lounge, 1121 First Ave., Dallas. $18-$25. www.ontheevemusical.com). Then, Dead White Zombies does Thomas Riccio's trippy walk-through performance installation, which you have to try. It runs through Dec. 22 at a warehouse on the west side of the Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge, called 500, at 500 Singleton Blvd. W., Dallas. $15. www.deadwhitezombies.com

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