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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: May 10-16

Posted 4:24pm on Tuesday, May. 07, 2013

The Kings of Summer

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is offering a free screening 7 p.m. Tuesday of this coming-of-age comedy, in which three teenagers spend their vacation time in the woods living off the land. The film, which opens commercially in a few weeks, has been warmly received on the festival circuit. It’s rated R. First come, first served; doors open at 6. 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth; 817-738-9215; themodern.org

Gladiator Rock’n Run

Seems like it’s not enough just to run a 5K anymore … it’s all about obstacles and/or dirt and/or colored chalk or anything that is gross when mixed with sweat. This event is going to attempt to set the world record for longest mud pit (about a football field in length). It’s 8 a.m. Saturday at Elgin B. Robertson Park, on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall, and it benefits the DFW chapter of Back on My Feet. $80; registration deadline is Friday. www.gladiatorrocknrun.com

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert:

It made sense to adapt the 1994 Australian hit film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert into a Broadway musical — drag queens are born for the stage. The tour of the show, which uses disco and ’80s tunes, comes to Dallas Summer Musicals. It runs Tuesday through May 26 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First St., Dallas. $15-$75. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org

Last weekend of the Fort Worth Opera Festival

Catch Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment on Friday, the contemporary opera Glory Denied on Saturday, and Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos on Sunday, plus the end of the inaugural Frontiers initiative, which features snippets of new works. Bass Hall and McDavid Studio. 817-731-0726; www.fwopera.org

Frontier Forts Days

1Remember when you made forts with sheets and chairs as kids? Well, the annual Frontier Forts Days also re-enacts the days of forts, except everything’s much more authentic and sturdy-looking. There will be food, entertainment, demonstrations, American Indian exhibits and more. The event is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. www.fortworthstockyards.org

Blazing Saddles

1The argument over which Mel Brooks movie is best rages on because the man has so many contenders. Ask us tomorrow, and it might be Young Frankenstein. But right now, it’s Blazing Saddles, showing in this week’s classic movie series at area Cinemark theaters. See it at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $6.25-$12.50. Find a theater at www.cinemark.com.

An Evening with Joe Ely and Alejandro Escovedo

1 Here’s an awesome double bill of Texas singer-songwriters who do country/rock with Tejano influences, and do it well. Will they perform together? Expect it. 8 p.m. Friday at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, 1311 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth. $43.50. 817-926-0968; www.theliveoak.com

Homegrown Music and Arts Festival

1This event, in its fourth year, returns to the Main Street Garden Park in downtown Dallas, a full city block bordered by Main, St. Paul, Commerce and Harwood streets. Music acts include the Polyphonic Spree, the Relatives, A.Dd+, Band of Heathens, the Tontons and more. It’s 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Garden Park. $17, $25 day of show; $75 for VIP. www.homegrownfest.com

Fairmount Tour of Homes

On Mothers Day Weekend, take Mom to see some houses you could have afforded had you listened to her advice more and, you know, studied harder. She will appreciate the gesture. The tour, which visits several historic homes in the south side neighborhood, is noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets are $12, $18 day of tour. Advance tickets are available through Friday online or at SiNaCa Studios, Old Neighborhood Grill, Old Home Supply, Butler’s Antiques or Montgomery Street Antique Mall. Day of tour tickets available at SiNaCa Studios, 1013 W. Magnolia, Fort Worth. www.historicfairmount.com.

Smashing Pumpkins

1Not sure what it says that one of the most popular and important bands of the 1990s has reunited, again, and is not playing big arenas, like it probably could. Oh well, it’s still gonna rock. 8 p.m. Tuesday at Palladium Ballroom, 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas. $45. www.axs.com

Full Moon Fever: A Tribute to Tom Petty

1Of all the rock stalwarts you might think would get a symphonic pops tribute, Tom Petty would seem the least likely. But yes, the cover band Full Moon Fever, conductor Thomas Hong and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will do just that at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas. $28-$141. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com

WWE Raw World Tour

1John Cena, Sheamus, Ryback, R-Truth, Daniel Bryan and Kane are some of the wrestlers scheduled to be in the ring. And we’re sure they will be joined by lots of spandex, some trash-talkin’, maybe bicep flexing and probably the use of chairs, ladders or turnbuckles. In other words, it’s gonna rock! 3 p.m. Sunday, Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth. $20-$95. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

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