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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Feb. 14-20

Posted 12:57pm on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Monster Energy AMA Supercross: This is the first of two monster weekends at Cowboys Stadium. This week, dirt bikes. Next Saturday, monster trucks. Gonna be a noisy time in Arlington. 7 p.m. Saturday at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington. $40-$55. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Valentine's Day Massacre: Not sure what to get your sweetie for Valentine's? How about a murdered lover with his guts hanging out? Very romantic. Local haunted house Moxley Manor opens for a few V-day scares. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Moxley Manor, 510 Harwood Road, Bedford. $12-$15. www.moxleymanor.com

Oscar Nominated Short Films: In Tarrant County, we're finally getting to see the Oscar-nominated shorts, both live-action and animated, before the awards. So go and be informed. 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.. $8.50. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

Fast N' Loud: You like cars, junk and parts, right? Discovery Channel's popular Fast N' Loud returns this week, and the first ep features two folks from Dallas, as Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman head to Dallas' Gas Monkey Garage and buy one of the rarest cars in the world, the Ferrari F-40. 8 p.m. Monday on Discovery Channel. dsc.discovery.com/

"Chagall: Beyond Color" and Late Nights!: The Russian artist loved his color. The exhibit "Chagall: Beyond Color" runs Sunday through May 26 at the Dallas Museum of Art, and includes paintings, sketches, sculpture and costumes he designed for a 1942 ballet, Aleko. And find out more, and participate in all kinds of free activities, at the Late Nights event, 6 p.m.-midnight on Friday. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St.. 214-922-1803; www.dm-art.org

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth: Can't wait to hear the lisping boxer say that title. Don't tell him we were talking smack, though. The former heavyweight champ stars, Spike Lee directs. All kinds of awesome. 8 p.m. Tuesday at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Old School 94.5 Love Train with Patti LaBelle: Awesome V-day R&B right here. The old-school station's annual concert features "Heads of State" (Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant), Tony Terry, Phil Perry and others, headlined by Mrs. Marmalade herself, Patti LaBelle. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $31-$6. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Mardi Gras Texas Style: Celebrate all day with four stages of country, zydeco and more, headlined by Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbot Band, Dirty River Boys and others. Expect king cake, beads, hurricanes and all the other stuff you get at Mardi Gras. Except without the New Orleans part. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 First Ave., Dallas. $11-$32.50. www.mardigrasdfw.com

"James R. Blake: Painting: 1997-2012": The painter's urban and rural outdoor scenes are the subject of the next William Campbell Contemporary Art show, Saturday through March 16 at 4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth. Free. 817-737-9566; www.williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com

Red: Southern Methodist University theater professor Kieran Connolly plays famously temperamental artist Mark Rothko in this award-winning play by John Logan. It makes its area debut via Dallas Theater Center, which produces it gallery-style on the ninth floor of the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$85. 214-880-0202; www.dallastheatercenter.org

Joshua Bell: The superstar violinist returns to town, and whatever you do, don't ask him about that time when he posed as a homeless subway musician. Old news. He's here on the Cliburn Series. 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bass Hall. $15-$90. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org

The Black Watch: Formally known as "The Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion," the Royal Regiments of Scotland and the Band of the Scots Guards come together for a show that proves popular every time it's at Bass Hall. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. $33-$82.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

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