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The Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Jan. 17-23

Posted 6:58am on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Fort Worth Stock Show: Goat-roping, livestock judging and baby-farm-animal "awwwing" is part of what this Fort Worth tradition is all about. Plus, midway rides, fried food, daily rodeos and more. Friday through Feb. 9; official kickoff is a parade from downtown Fort Worth to the Cultural District, 10 a.m. Saturday. The Stock Show is at Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth. General admission $5-$10; additional cost for certain rodeos and events. www.fwssr.com

An Evening With Joel Hodgson: The guy behind the beloved Mystery Science Theatre 3000 appears at an event at Oak Cliff's Texas Theatre. It begins with the classic "Pod People" episode of MST3K at 5 p.m., followed by an autograph and photo session at 6:30, and then the man himself performing his one-man show Riffing Myself at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas. $10-$40. 214-948-1546; www.thetexastheatre.com

Off the Wall: Maverick Quilts: If knitting is a growing hobby for young adults, quilting might be the ultimate folk art. Quilts from the Cowgirl Museum's inductees and others will be on display, Friday through March 31 at the National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $8-$10. 817-336-4475; www.cowgirl.net

American Cheerleading Association Nationals: Cheerleaders will toss, tumble and climb into pyramids on top of each other in the Small Gym and All-Star events. Saturday through Monday at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth. $10 daily; $20 for three-day pass. www.aca.varsity.com

The Joffrey Ballet: 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's once-controversial ballet The Rite of Spring, so expect many tributes to it this year, starting with a re-creation of the original Nijinsky version by Chicago's renowned Joffrey Ballet, presented by TITAS. They'll also perform After the Rain and Age of Innocence. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $12-$125. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations: Start with the MLK Weekend Concert featuring Urban Mystic, Ahyonz F./Kenya C. and Will Davenport, 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Cendera Center, 3600 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth ($20-$60; www.cenderacenter.com), then go to the MLK Parade in downtown Fort Worth, 11 a.m. Monday at Ninth and Commerce streets (it ends at Water Gardens Plaza; 817-355-4831); and then take in the Cowboys of Color Rodeo that night at the Stock Show, 2 p.m. Monday at Will Rogers Coliseum ($20, 817-922-9999, www.cowboysofcolor.org). Finally, you have until Feb. 28 to catch "Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College" at the African American Museum at Dallas' Fair Park. These murals, commissioned by Alabama's Talladega College to chronicle the Amistad mutiny and the history of the college, are making their only appearance west of the Mississippi in Dallas. African-American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas; $5 adults, $2 children; 214-565-9026; aamdallas.org

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife: Charles Busch didn't write many comedies without a character in drag, but this is one of them. Still very funny, this play is about the bored title character and a mysterious friend. It gets its Tarrant County debut Friday through Feb. 3 at Theatre Arlington 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $20. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org

Lucinda Williams and Los Lobos: They are appearing on back-to-back nights at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff. Lucinda, 7 p.m. Friday, is sold out (but there might be returns at the door); Los Lobos performs two acoustic sets, 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday. The early show is $20; the late one is sold out. 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas. www.thekessler.org

Spanish Film Festival: This free event features contemporary Spanish films. It's 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan. 22-30 at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas. 214-671-0045; www.dallasculture.org/latinoculturalcenter (The films: La bicicleta on Jan. 22; Los lunes al sol on Jan. 23; Días de fútbol on Jan. 29 and Barcelona on Jan. 30.)

Tango on the Avenue: Celebrate the famous Argentine dance form, the tango, at the first "milonga" of the year, with instructors Val and Glenda Marchesoni. 8:15 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 Fifth Ave., Fort Worth. $10-$15. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org

Gary Allan CD release party: He's whiskey-voiced but has a smooth way with a song. Allan returns to Cowboys Arlington in celebration of his new album, Set You Free. You'll also get the CD two days before its official release. The concert is Sunday at Cowboys Dancehall, 2540 E. Abram St., Arlington. $20-$40. www.cowboysdancehall.com

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters: Ben Shapiro's documentary about photographer Gregory Crewdson screens at the Modern this weekend. Novelists Rick Moody and Russell Banks, and fellow photographer Laurie Simmons, are among the commenters. 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

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