‘Red + 2’
The edgy, evocative Bruce Wood Dance Project debuts a new work, White Rabbit, set to ’60s pop music, plus Wood’s Red (2001) and Rhapsody in Blue (1999), both of which you’ll remember from the Bass Hall days. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$100. 214-428-2263; www.brucewoodance.org.
Best Little Brewfest in Texas
Good beer for charity? Yes, please. There’ll be more than 50 craft breweries represented, plus food trucks and live music, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s caregiver support and teen suicide prevention. Gates open at 1 p.m. for VIP, 2 p.m. general admission Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth. $30-$35, $75 VIP. 817-215-8500; www.bestlittlebrewfestintexas.com.
Still the sexiest man in country music, and still a hit-maker. Good songs, too. He brings his “Two Lanes of Freedom” tour to DFW. With Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft. 7 p.m. Saturday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. $32-$71.75. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
Saturday Night Live’s funniest cast member (live long and prosper, Hader) does his stand-up gig in Big D. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Addison Improv, 4980 Belt Line Road, Suite 250, Dallas. $22-$32. 972-404-8501; www.improv.com.
Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival
You know it’s summer in Fort Worth when Fort Worth Weekly’s awards festival takes over several West 7th area venues for a day because it’s always blazing hot. And we’re not just talking about the weather. The performers for this year’s event, beginning 4 p.m. Sunday, include some of Tarrant County’s most notable bands, including the Burning Hotels, Calhoun, Dru B. Shinin’, Madras, the Hanna Barbarians, the Phuss, Holy Moly, Oil Boom, Ice Eater, the Quaker City Night Hawks, the Will Callers and We’rewolves. Venues include Lola’s Saloon, Rodeo Goat, Poag Mahone’s, Pour House, Fred’s Texas Cafe, Capital Bar, Magnolia Motor Lounge and the Grotto. Best of all, it’s free. http://fwweekly.com
Follow up the beer fest with the man who put the “try” (a beer) in “country.” Wasn’t the first. But the best. 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Fort Worth Stockyards. $12-$40. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com.
‘Flashdance the Musical’
Could be a train wreck. Could be amazing. Either way, we’re gonna have leg warmers ready. Even in Texas in June. Tuesday through July 7 at Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas. $15-$80. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org.
Fifth Annual Michael Jackson Tribute
Speaking of ’80s fashion, there’ll be plenty of it at this event, which features MJ impersonators and dancers. This year’s theme is “Who’s Badd.” We all know the answer. 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Fort Worth Water Gardens, 1600 Commerce St., downtown Fort Worth. www.michaeljune25.com.
Summer Dance Concert
Ballet Concerto’s annual outdoor dance event features Margo Dean’s String of Pearls, Luis Montero’s Andalusian Suite and the Spanish classic Paquita. 8:30 p.m. Thursday through June 30 at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. Free lawn seating, $30 reserved table seating. 817-738-7915; www.balletconcerto.com.
‘Group f.8: Deserts, Seas, and Journeys’
Blast from the past. The Fort Worth photography collective that formed more than a decade ago is back with this exhibit featuring works by some of the founding members, including Tanya Habjouqa, Julie Almendral, Elizabeth Bowie, James Johnston, Loli Kantor, Nick Prendergast and Christopher Blay. Saturday through Aug. 3 (reception 6-8 p.m. Saturday) at William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth. 817-737-9566; www.williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com.
Texas Ultimate SUP Classic
This means standing on a surfboard and paddling, since, you know, there’s no surfing here. The event also has kayak races, demos, clinics and more. All day Saturday and Sunday at Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine. $5 a day for spectators, $8 both days. www.texasultimatesupclassic.com.
Rockin’ the River
Inner tube. Beer. Music. In that order. The weekly Thursday summer concert series along the Trinity continues with Thieving Birds and Union Hill. Panther Island Pavilion, Fort Worth. 4:30-10 p.m. Thursday. Free. www.pantherislandpavilion.com.