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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: March 14-21

Posted 11:38pm on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2013

Alicia Keys and Miguel: As if Alicia weren't hot enough, she had to add Miguel, whose stock is up after his recent Grammys performance. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $39.50-$129.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Peruvian Film Festival: Contemporary films from Peru are the name of the game at this festival, which shows four movies in three days: Destiny Has No Favorites (7:30 p.m. Friday), The Elusive Good (3 p.m. Saturday), Crossing a Shadow (7:30 p.m. Saturday) and Red Ink (3 p.m. Sunday). Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. 817-624-8333; www.rosemarinetheater.com

Goodguys Third Spring Lone Star Nationals: Hot rods, car parts and engine-revvin'. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth. $7-$18, free parking and shuttles. 817-215-8500; www.texasmotorspeedway.com

Dallas St. Patrick's Parade and Festival and Cowtown Goes Green: These two St. Pat's celebrations are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but both warrant mention. The Dallas parade is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday along Greenville Avenue (with concerts afterward, including a performance by Snoop Dogg; parade is free; concert $15-$20; www.dallasstpatricksparade.com). And Fort Worth's family-friendly Cowtown Goes Green is 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Stockyards (free; 817-625-9715; www.fortworthstockyards.org).

Cindy Sherman: One of the most influential contemporary photographers gets a retrospective at the Dallas Museum of Art that tracks her career from the mid-1970s to the present. Sunday through June 9 at the DMA, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. 214-922-1803; www.dm-art.org

Bruce Wood Dance Project and Block Party: Bruce Wood brings back a longer version of a ballet he introduced last year, the all-male My Brother's Keeper, for two nights, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Montgomery Arts Theater at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 2501 Flora St., Dallas. $30-$100. 214-428-2263; www.brucewooddance.com Also, before the show (and after) on Friday, check out the annual Spring Break Block Party in the Dallas Arts District, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, during which admission to all of the museums (the Nasher, the DMA and the Crow Collection) is free.

Eric Clapton: The only three-time inductee to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame (for the Yardbirds, Cream and solo), and one of the greatest guitarists of all time, brings his tour to Dallas. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane. $59.50-$99.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Savor Dallas! What has become the area's biggest culinary festival is back for its ninth year, Thursday through Sunday at various locations, mostly at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. www.savordallas.com

Bad Religion and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: They're not appearing together, but we couldn't resist grouping these two Bad-ass groups this week. Punk staples Bad Religion are 8 p.m. Thursday at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $25-$35. 214-978-2583; www.houseofblues.com And Nick Cave brings his smooth spookiness to McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus, the same night, 8 p.m. Thursday $29.50-$69.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Late Nite Catechism: Sister Rolls the Dice: The ruler-slapping sister is back, and this time she's hitting Sin City. Watch out. Wednesday through March 24 at McDavid Studio, 301 E. Fifth St., Fort Worth. $27.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Great Big Texas Home Show: With appearances by Jillian Harris ( The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and more), Project Runway fashion designer Christopher Straub and HGTV's Design Wars regular and art-eco designer Kelly LaPlante. Noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth. $7-$10; coupons available online. www.greatbigtexashomeshowfortworth.com

South by So What?: This little anti-SXSW event, filled with mopey kids, we're guessing, features performances all day by bands like All That Remains, Of Mice and Men, Forever the Sickest Kids, Riff Raff and a band with the name that perhaps sums it up best: Why? Gates open at 10 a.m., shows are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at QuikTrip Park, Grand Prairie. www.southbysowhat.com

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