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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: July 5-11

Posted 11:16am on Wednesday, Jul. 03, 2013

Beyoncé, Skynrd, splashy water rides, Godot and more in this week’s 12-pack o’ fun.

‘The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)’

Boy, howdy. This one’s gonna be fun, especially at (yet another) time when said book is being quoted and misquoted in all kinds of ways for political means. Amphibian Stage Productions does the show, created by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, in which three actors perform every book in the Old and New Testaments, in 90 minutes or so. The run is Thursday through Aug. 11 at Amphibian Stage Productions, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $25-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org

Asian Film Festival of Dallas

Berserk I & II, Rurouni Kenshin, Cold War, The Last Tycoon … this year’s schedule of cool movies, animated and not, goes on and on. We’re sold. Rurouni Kenshin opens the fest Thursday; the event runs through July 18. At the Angelika Film Center & Cafe Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230, Dallas. $5-$12.50 per film; passes available. www.asianfilmdallas.com.

‘Leonard Baskin: Indian Portraits’

The American sculptor, painter and printmaker, whose career spanned eight decades in the 20th century, was known for his work portraying American Indians. The exhibit opened this summer and is up through Sept. 1 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org

Rockin’ the River with Phil Hamilton

The weekly music series along the Trinity in Fort Worth continues July 11 with Renegade Rock ’n Roll-er Phil Hamilton, with Tyler and the Tribe. 4:30-10 p.m. Thursday at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. Free. www.pantherislandpavilion.com


Whoever reappropriated the adjective “fierce” to mean, well, what we use it to mean now, must have meant it for this Houstonian. Tickets for her Saturday concert in Dallas on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour are sold out, so either buddy up to someone who can get you in or get your tickets for the Dec. 9 performance. American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. Tickets went on sale Monday. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘The Fox on the Fairway’

Robin Armstrong, who’s been the go-to farceur at Circle Theatre, makes her Stage West directing debut with Ken Ludwig’s comedy about two rival golf clubs. Previews Friday, opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 11 at Stage West, 821 Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $15-$32. 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org

‘Fill the Void’

The acclaimed film about an Orthodox Hasidic community in Tel Aviv plays the Magnolia at the Modern series this week, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $8.50. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

Girl in a Coma

Any band whose name is a reference to a Smiths song — in this case, Girlfriend in a Coma — is OK in our book. The San Antonio all-girl rock trio hits up the Levitt Pavilion, part of its lineup of free summer concerts. 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 100 W. Abram St., Arlington. www.levittpavilionarlington.org

Show Us Your Shorts

Bring your short films, and they’ll be shown in this event presented by the Oak Cliff Film Festival. Just don’t bring those shorts. 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Oak Cliff. $5; prizes awarded. 214-948-1546; www.thetexastheatre.com

Lynyrd Skynyrd

The opening guitar lines to Sweet Home Alabama have pretty much replaced the dueling banjos to signify that something awesome is about to happen. The Southern rock gods will be in town with Slobberbone, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $23.50-$86. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Waiting for Godot’

“… You must go on. I can’t go on. I’ll go on.” The meaning of life, captured in an absurdist masterpiece of a play by Samuel Beckett. The play is produced by Drag Strip Courage, 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday and July 12-14 at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 Fifth Ave., Fort Worth. $15. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org

Summer Adventures in Fair Park

The State Fair’s Dallas home is striving to be amusing more than once a year, so this destination (with rides, water attractions and more) is open, and apparently, not getting much in the way of crowds. That means the rides have no lines … until everyone finds out. Go — go now. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Aug. 18. Fair Park is at 4101 S. Fitzhugh St., Dallas. 214-428-8000; www.fairparkfun.com

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