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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: May 17-23

Posted 11:19pm on Tuesday, May. 14, 2013

Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey

1 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opens one of the most anticipated museum exhibits of the year, the great African-American artist Romare Bearden’s series of works inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey. The exhibit runs Saturday through Aug. 11 at the museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org

Minor League Baseball

1 The home seasons for two North Texas minor league baseball teams are starting. At 7:05 p.m. Friday, the Grand Prairie AirHogs (American Association of Independent Professional Baseball) take on the Winnipeg Goldeyes at QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie (972-504-9383; www.airhogsbaseball.com). The Fort Worth Cats season opens 7:05 p.m. Thursday, May 23, against the Edinburg Roadrunners, at LaGrave Field, 301 N.E. Sixth St., Fort Worth (817-332-2287; www.fwcats.com).

Spring ArtsGoggle

1 It’s hard to keep up with the events happening in Fort Worth’s well-organized south side. That’s a good problem to have — lots going on. The twice-a-year ArtsGoggle is a highlight. The spring version, with happenings all over the Near Southside, is 4-10 p.m. Saturday. For complete information on locations, events and more, visit www.fortworthsouth.org.

Main Street Days

1 Look for a bunch more festivals in North Texas this weekend and next, and of all of them, you won’t find one more homey than this Grapevine slice-of-yesteryear with music, old-timey games, food and more. Hours are 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, along Main Street in downtown Grapevine. $5-$7 per day; $15-$20 for weekend pass. www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Fort Worth Music Festival

1 The Friday-night headliners are the Drive-By Truckers and the Old 97’s; and on Saturday, it’s Galactic and the Walkmen. But really, a full day of great indie and local music, all in the shadow of downtown Cowtown. It’s 3-11 p.m. Friday and 1-11 p.m. Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion, 1048 Peach St., Fort Worth. $20 per day; $35 for two-day pass; VIP packages available. www.fwfest.com

Taste Addison! and Wildflower! Richardson’s Arts and Music Festival

1 Two of Dallas County’s big festivals take place the same weekend, and you know they’re good because they have exclamation points in their titles. There’s Taste Addison!, one of the spring festivals that foodies can attend and not feel so ashamed. Among the guest chefs are Tre Wilcox and Kent Rathbun, and as for bands, look for Blue October, Sister Hazel, Tim Urban and more. Then there’s Wildflower!, which is more about music but also has food. The lineup features big names from yesterday (Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Oyster Cult) and notable contemporary acts (Toadies, Robert Earl Keen, Gretchen Wilson). Taste Addison! runs 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison. $15 all day Friday and Saturday after 5 p.m., $5 Saturday before 5 p.m. and Sunday; children 3 and younger free. 972-450-2851; www.addisontexas.net. Wildflower! runs Friday-Sunday at Galatyn Park Urban Center, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $20 for one day, $30 three-day pass 972-744-4580; www.wildflowerfestival.com

Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

1 The PGA Tour does its annual stop in Fort Worth, following Dallas’ Byron Nelson. The tournament runs Wednesday through Sunday at Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Circle, Fort Worth. Tickets are $45 per day ($100 for pass); $15 daily for ages 13-17; free for ages younger than 12. 817-927-4280; www.crowneplazainvitational.com

In the Heights

1 It’s a pretty big coup for Artes de la Rosa to score the first local production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning, Latin-infused hip-hop musical about the Dominican community in New York City’s Washington Heights. This should be one show not to miss. Friday through June 9 at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Opening-night gala tickets are $25; general admission is $15-$18. 817-624-8333; www.artesdelarosa.org

Hidden Gardens of Fort Worth

1 The Good Book says not to covet, but events like this tour of gardens at private homes in the Ridglea Hills neighborhood seem designed with that in mind. Just know you probably won’t be able to have anything as extravagant. Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be ordered from several local businesses, and are $20, $25 on day of tour. Find out more about the tour, including ticket sale locations, at www.historicfortworth.org

Carmina Burana

1 You hear that witchy-poo chanting and you know it’s Carl Orff’s famously spooky cantata. And it’s oddly popular right now, as the Fort Worth Symphony performs it this weekend (7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $15-$85. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org); and the Dallas Symphony does it May 23-25 at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas ($21-$141; www.dallassymphony.com)

Barry Manilow

1 He writes the songs. Sings ’em, too. And the ladies still love them. And him. Kids, in case you wondered what you sound like at a Bieber show, accompany your mom, who’s probably a major Fanilow, to this one. Bring earplugs. 8 p.m. Friday at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $9.99-$139.99. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Dallas/Fort Worth Ultimate Women’s Expo

1 Keynote speakers Sherri Shepherd and Amy Grant have things to tell you, ladies. And while you’re here, learn about travel opportunities, massages, manis/pedis, mommying and more. The expo is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St. Admission is $10, good for both days (find discounts online). 866-618-3434; www.dfwwomensexpo.com

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