1 Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, the one-man stage show featuring Mike Tyson and directed by Spike Lee, comes to North Texas on Tuesday. It's part of a 36-city, 10-week swing by the former champ. The show has gotten mixed reviews, with The Hollywood Reporter calling it "weirdly fascinating" and The New York Times saying "That ... almost childlike Tyson charm pokes through occasionally and makes you forget how ham-handed and manipulative the show is."
8 p.m. Tuesday at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $39.50-$300. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com
2Tarrant County is finally getting to see the Oscar-nominated shorts, live action and animated, before the awards. Films of note include Death of a Shadow (starring Matthias Schoenaerts from Rust and Bone) and Disney's animated Paperman, about an office worker, a girl and a squadron of paper planes. The shorts are presented in two separate programs.
Animated shorts: 6 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Live-action shorts: 8 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. At the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $8.50. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org
3 This weekend's Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the first of two monster weekends at Cowboys Stadium. This week it's dirt bikes, with such riders as Chad Reed, James Stewart and Davi Millsaps. Next Saturday, it's monster trucks. It's going to be a noisy time in Arlington.
7 p.m. Saturday at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington. $40-$55. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com
4Mardi Gras Texas Style takes over Fair Park all day Saturday with four stages of country, zydeco and more music. Headliners include the Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott Band and Dirty River Boys. 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 at the Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 First Ave., Dallas. $11-$32.50. www.mardigrasdfw.com
5Superstar violinist Joshua Bell 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 in the Cliburn Concerts series.
7:30 p.m. Monday at Bass Hall. $15-$90. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org
6The Black Watch, formerly known as the Pipes and Drums of the Black Watch 3rd Battalion, plus the Royal Regiments of Scotland and the Band of the Scots Guards all come together for a show that proves popular every time it's at Bass Hall. It also makes you crave haggis.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $33-$82.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com
7Southern Methodist University theater professor Kieran Connolly plays famously temperamental artist Mark Rothko in Red, an award-winning play by John Logan. It makes its area debut via the Dallas Theater Center, which produces it gallery-style on the ninth floor of the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Wyly Theatre.
Through March 24 at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$100. 214-880-0202; www.dallastheatercenter.org
8Artie's Playhouse presents Pinkalicious, based on the children's book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. It tells the story of a girl who loves the color pink so much that she develops Pinkitis, which turns her whole body pink. For an additional $5 fee, kids can attend the Pink After-Party with some of the cast following every Saturday show.
Opens Saturday , with performances Thursdays-Saturdays through March 16. At Artisan Center Theater, Belaire Plaza, 420 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst. $7; $5 for children. 817-284-1200; www.artisanct.com
9River Legacy Living Science Center will lead guided bird walks and host a family-friendly festival Saturday as part of the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a four-day global event led by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (www.birdcount.org). Activities include creating bird collages, making bird feeders and nesting bags, face painting, and playing bird-oriented games such as The Migration Challenge. Family bird walks and group counts will be at 10:15 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., and an adults-only walk begins at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras.
Guided bird walks begin at 8:30 a.m.; festival runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. At the River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. 817-860-6752; www.riverlegacy.org
10The Verizon Theatre stage becomes home to Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover and more of the beloved Sesame Street characters beginning Thursday with Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing. A "Live Play Zone" opens an hour before curtain and is free with Sesame Street Live tickets. Special VIP and Sunny Seat packages add in a pre-show photo and meet-and-greet opportunity 90 minutes before the show starts. See website for details.
7 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 22; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24. At Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $12-$65. 972-854-5111 ; www.axs.com, www.verizontheatre.com
-- Compiled by Mark Lowry, Kathy Hailey and Cary Darling