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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Feb. 21-27

Posted 10:20pm on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

1. The Old 97's and Erykah Badu: Not together, but the Dallas-bred music stars are each at the Granada Theater this week. The 97's, with the Travoltas and O97 frontman Rhett Miller opening (he has a solo act, too), are playing at 7 p.m. Thursday ($34); and Erykah Badu's Birthday Jammy, hosted by the Cannabinoids, is at 7 p.m. Tuesday ($30). The Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com

2. DFW.com Oscar Party: Our annual Oscar party at the Modern is always too fun (just browse through last year's pics, and see more info on page 13), and the costumes are wild. This year, there'll be a contest to see how many times you can say "Quvenzhane" correctly, 10 times really fast. (Not really, but we won't stop you from trying it anyway.) 6 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. Free, but RSVP appreciated. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

3. Kate Clinton: She's a longtime funny lady who's back in Cowtown, courtesy of Q Cinema. 8 p.m. Friday at the Youth Orchestra Hall, 4401 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth. $21.25-$71.25 (the latter includes a VIP party with Clinton). Purchase at www.odptexas.com/#!tickets

4. Fiction: Steven Dietz's play about a married couple, two writers who make the mistake of reading each others' diaries, makes its area premiere as the first full production of Amphibian Stage Productions' 2013 season It runs Thursday through March 17 at the theater, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org

5. Pink: She started as a badass white hip-hop girl, and though her concerts have turned into the kind of spectacles that pop stars are known for, she's still a bad-ass, and we love her. The Hives open. 8 p.m. Friday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $39.50-$99.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

6. Dallas Black Dance Theatre: The group's annual Cultural Awareness Series offers a ballet inspired by the work of black artist Romare Bearden, whose work can be seen in a few months in an exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Friday through Sunday at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$55. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

7. Brian Regan: Jerry Seinfeld has called this guy "one of my favorite, favorite stand-up comedians" and a "straight-up goofball." You can catch him in a funny episode of Seinfeld's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but this week, Regan be right here in the Fort. 8 p.m. Thursday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $47.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

8. The Taming of Shrew: In Stage West's production, just five actors play the roles of Shakespeare's famous war-of-the-sexes comedy. Jim Covault directs. Previews ($15) begin Thursday, opens Saturday and runs through March 24. Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $20-$30. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org

9. An Evening with Temple Grandin: The animal lover and researcher, who became famous a few years ago thanks to an award-winning TV film, speaks about her life in a benefit for the Hope Center for Autism. 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ridglea Theater, 6025 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $25-$125. www.hopecenter4autism.org

10. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: The new Dallas Chamber Symphony screens the classic 1920 German silent film, with a new score composed by Texan Brian Satterwhite. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $21-$38. (An informal talk with Satterwhite begins at 6:45 p.m. in the lobby.) 214-880-0202; www.dallaschambersymphony.org

11. This Is Not a Film: When something tells you it isn't something, expect something. The documentary that had critics divided plays on Oscar weekend in the Magnolia at the Modern series. 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

12. WWE Monday Night Raw: Prediction: Chairs will be smashed on wrestlers' backs, there'll be lots of smack-talking, and alliances will be broken and/or formed. It's almost like you could script it! 6:30 p.m. Monday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $20-$95. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

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