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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: March 21-27

Posted 9:56am on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013

Randy Travis: After a year of bad press, get back on the horse, right? That's what Randy Travis is doing, and at Billy Bob's, he'll have a chance to get back on the cow, too. Or, rather, a fake bull. 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Billy Bob's Texas in the Stockyards. $15, $35 reserved. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com

The Fort Worth Kennel Club's All-Breed Show: As in all-breeds, from the little bitty pooches to the big dogs, compete in agility games and more. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. Free to watch. www.fortworthkennelclub.org

Jim Gaffigan: Here's one of those comedians who you've seen in a ton of character roles on film and TV, and who's even funnier in his standup. With a new book out, called Dad Is Fat, he comes to Dallas for two shows. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday at Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $37.25-$47.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

A Bright New Boise: You'd take a job at a Hobby Lobby in Idaho if it meant reconnecting with your estranged son, right? That's what happens in this play, the first local production of a work by buzzed-about playwright Samuel D. Hunter. Previews begin Thursday, opens Saturday and runs through April 13 at Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $10-$35. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com

Spring Gallery Night: The weather seems to be approving, but we all know what a fickle thing Texas weather can be. Still this is a big spring event, and among the shows not to miss are "Matthew Collings and Emma Biggs: Suspicious Utopias," at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts; "Tom Hollenback," at William Campbell Contemporary Art; and "Viva Vivarium: Non-Printmaking Works by Printmakers," at Gallery 414. It's 2-9 p.m. Saturday, although some galleries open earlier, many at noon. For a brochure of galleries, visit www.fwada.org

Ballet Frontier of Texas and Collage 2013: Denton Dance Festival: The two dance events to watch this week come from Fort Worth's Ballet Frontier, which will present works by artistic director Chung-Lin Tseng, including Piano Concerto No. 1 and Pinocchio. 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Scott Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $20-$30. 817-423-9888; www.balletfrontier.org And the Denton City Contemporary Ballet presents its annual Collage festival; this year's guests include Greenspace Dance, FireWalk Dance, imPulse Dance Project and Simple Sparrow Dance, along with guest performer Yulia Ilina, formerly with the Kiev Ballet. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St., Denton. $13-$17. 940-383-2623; www.dentoncitycontemporaryballet.org

Soul Asylum and Scott Weiland: They're not together, but we couldn't resist pairing two of the breakout rock stars of the 1990s, both of whom were lumped in the grunge movement. Soul Asylum (along with the Orange, the Honest Mistake and Form of Truth) plays Tuesday at Trees, 2709 Elm St., Dallas. $20. 214-741-1122; www.treesdallas.com. Weiland, best known as lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, is performing Wednesday at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $27.50-$50. 214-978-2583; www.houseofblues.com

Maroon 5: The main reason we're sticking by this group: Its lead singer, Adam Levine, becomes a superstar thanks to The Voice and turns in movies and TV, and still sticks with his band, saying he ain't going solo. Glad to hear it. With Neon Trees and Owl City. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $29.50-$79.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Springtime in Paris: If you can't go to the City of Lights, then allow the Fort Worth Symphony to take you there with a musical tribute that salutes French performers such as Edith Piaf and Josephine Baker. Oui, oui. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 pm. Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

The Odd Couple: It's one of Neil Simon's best-known comedies, which is saying a lot for a writer known for his many comedies. Broadway veterans J. Anthony Crane and Michael Mastro play Oscar and Felix, respectively. Currently in previews, it opens runs through April 14 AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$85. 214-880-0202; www.dallastheatercenter.org

Texas Indian Market and Southwest Showcase: This festival, which features art, food, dance and other performances from regional American Indian organizations, returns to town, 1-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. The $12 admission is good for the weekend; kids 12 and younger free. 972-398-0052; www.indianmarket.net

Fort Worth Festival of the Arts: This will be interesting during Spring Gallery Night weekend; it's basically a large sale of art in various media. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. www.paragonartevents.com

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