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Dirty dozen entertainment guide: July 12-18

Posted 9:04am on Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2013


1The J.M. Barrie estate must be loving this. Peter Pan has been adapted many times, but that seems to have escalated in recent years. Dallas gets two new takes on the story in the coming months, one being the prequel Peter and the Starcatcher, coming to the Winspear Opera House in September. But before that, there’s Fly, the world-premiere musical presented by Dallas Theater Center. It’s adapted by hotshot playwright Rajiv Joseph and directed by Rent producer Jeffrey Seller. Fly runs through Aug. 18 at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$99. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

‘Dazed and Confused’

2The first DFW location of Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse isn’t officially open yet (that happens Aug. 9), but it’s giving a taste of what it’ll do with an outdoor summer series for the next three Saturdays. It starts this week with the Richard Linklater work of greatness Dazed and Confused. Begins at sunset Saturday (gates open at 6:30 p.m.). The next two weeks bring The Lost Boys (July 20) and The Goonies (July 27). Alamo Drafthouse, 100 S. Central Expressway, Suite 14, Richardson. 972-534-2120; http://drafthouse.com/dfw/richardson.

Dive-In Movies: ‘Jaws’

3Shark Week has nothing on this annual event, with the classic monster/horror movie shown above the wave pool at NRH2O. Keep your hands and feet on the float, please. Dusk Friday at 9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills. Park admission $25.99, $20.99 for those under 48 inches tall, free ages 2 and younger. 817-427-6500; www.nrh2o.com.

Friday on the Green

4Check out the monthly concert series put on by Fort Worth South in partnership with Fort Worth Weekly. Bring a blanket or a chair, even your pet if you like, and nosh on food truck grub and beer. This Friday, you can take in the sounds of KatsuK and Constant Seas. 7 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Green, on Lipscomb Street between Magnolia Avenue and Rosedale Street. www.fortworthsouth.org.

Modern Dance Festival at the Modern

5Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth opens its 10th annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern this week, and while Friday and Saturday bring an exciting lineup with a choreographers showcase, the event running July 19-28 is tres cool: Called “9 Beet Stretch/Music of the Spheres,” it uses Scandinavian sound artist Leif Inge’s sound score in which he stretches Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to 24 hours with no pitch distortion, and dancers and artists present art as it happens. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-922-0944; www.cdfw.org.

Parker County Peach Festival

6The juicy, fuzzy fruit is celebrated at the 29th annual festival. Get there early for the peach ice cream, but there’ll be cobbler, cake, pie, juleps, smoothies and much more all day. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Weatherford. $5, free ages 12 and younger. www.peachfestivaltx.com.

‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

7Lake Simons’ puppet adaptation of the Lewis Carroll book was her first major work that made us take notice at her parents’ Hip Pocket Theatre, and now it’s back. The puppets are stunning, really. Friday through July 28 at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $5-$15. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org.

2013 Taste of Dallas

8Dallas has long had great food, but apparently it’s taking off on the national map, and this event should show why. Sample menus from local restaurants, and check out the chef stage, culinary marketplace, live music and more. 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday in Fair Park, Dallas. $10 per day, with more packages available. 972-590-8898; www.tasteofdallas.org

George Klein: My Life With the King

9You won’t know the name, but you’ll know his best friend from eighth grade — some guy named Elvis. Klein accompanied Elvis on tours and movie sets and has an Elvis radio show on XM. As part of the “Elvis at 21” exhibit, Klein will speak at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. Free with museum admission ($10-$14). 817-255-9540; www.fwmuseum.org.

Fitz and the Tantrums

10First of all, we love this L.A. indie pop band’s name, considering the lead singer’s last name is Fitzpatrick. Second, that song MoneyGrabber rocks our world. Saints of Valory and Ivy Levan open. 8:30 p.m. Friday at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $22.50-$30. 214-978-2583; www.houseofblues.com.

John Mayer and Phillip Phillips

11The pop musican/reformed bad boy headlines this guys-with-guitars show, with American Idol-winning opener Phillip Phillips. The Born and Raised Tour comes to the area 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. $36-$75. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

‘Carrie the Musical’

12Yes, there was a musical based on the Stephen King novel. Yes, it starred Betty Buckley in the mother role (Buckley was in the movie, too, as the gym teacher). And yes, it was one of Broadway’s most notorious flops. The show was reworked and reappeared a few years ago, and Grapevine’s OhLook Performing Arts Center is the first local group to nab the rights. There will be blood. Truth. 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 27. 1631 W. Northwest Highway, Grapevine. $15. 817-421-2825; www.ohlookperform.com.

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