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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 1-Aug. 8, 2013

Posted 3:04pm on Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013

‘Sharknado’

If you missed Syfy’s new camp classic when it first aired a couple of weeks ago — or you just want to relive the glory of Ian Ziering and Tara Reid battling shark-filled tornados terrorizing L.A. — here’s your chance to see it on the big screen. The Regal Cinemas chain is dedicating the midnight Friday slot in nearly 200 of its theaters, including UA Fossil Creek in Fort Worth, UA Galaxy Theatre in Dallas and Regal Burleson, to showing the social-media sensation. $12.50. For a list of theaters, regmovies.com/promotions/sharknado.

First Friday at the Modern

The monthly party, 5-8 p.m. Friday, features the Texas Gypsies and the cocktail Modern Cooler. Stick around for the Pedro Aldomovar film I’m So Excited! at Magnolia at the Modern, which plays all weekend (6 and 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday) at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Free for First Friday (gallery admission $4-$10), $8.50 for film. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

Courtney Love

Hot mess that she still is, we have a soft spot for the Cobain widow who made some of her own dang fine music. She’s on a comeback tour, with Starred opening. 8 p.m. Sunday at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $30-$49.50. 214-978-2583; www.houseofblues.com.

‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’

The awesome emo-rock musical about the seventh U.S. president, which had a strong off-Broadway and then short Broadway run, is presented by OhLook Performing Arts Center’s late-night series, 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 10, plus 7:30 p.m. Sunday. OhLook is at 1631 W. Northwest Highway, Grapevine. $15. 817-421-2825; www.ohlookperform.com.

Wanda Jackson

This rockabilly pioneer is still kickin’ it strong, and she headlines a Rock & Roll Oldies show at 7 p.m. Saturday[ Aug 3] at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington. $15-$25. 817-226-4400; www.arlingtonmusichall.com. v

Urban Adventure Quest

These games, which require you to use your smartphone for clues, are happening all over, including on certain Saturdays in Fort Worth, starting at the Tarrant County Courthouse. It’s $49 to play, and to find out more, you have to register for it, at www.urbanadventurequest.com.

‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved young-adult novel is getting lots of stage treatments, including an opera that the Fort Worth Opera will premiere in 2015. For now, see local writer/director Taffy Geisel’s adaptation, Friday through Aug. 31 at Artisan Center Theater, 418 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst. $7-$18. 817-284-1200; www.artisanct.com.

Vans Warped Tour and Mayhem Festival

How patient are you when it comes to crowds? Depending on that, you may wanna avoid the Fair Park area this weekend, as two all-day concerts at Gexa are bound to have the area swarming with those kids who wear all black and the lacy shirt-sleeve thingies. The Vans Warped Tour, which features Hawthorne Heights, Forever the Sickest Kids and many others, starts at 11:30 a.m. Friday ($37.50), and the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and others, starts at 1 p.m. Sunday ($28.50-$79.50). Both at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

Southside Urban Market

Get local wares and crafts from area artisans at the weekly market in the near-south-side neighborhood, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays on the corner of South Main Street and East Daggett Avenue, just south of downtown Fort Worth. http://southsideurbanmarket.com.

Dallas Cowboys watching

Hard as it is to believe, the NFL season is upon us. First up is this weekend’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where former Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Allen and former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells will be among the honorees (6 p.m. Saturday on ESPN and NFL Network). And then Sunday, Dallas plays the Miami Dolphins in the first preseason game of the year (7 p.m., NBC). www.dallascowboys.com.

SceneShop: Real Men

The stalwart traveling troupe of monologuists and short-play lovers returns, with an evening devoted to the concept of being a real man. Which of course is widely open for interpretation. 8 p.m. Saturday, and also Aug. 9-10, at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 Fifth Ave., Fort Worth. $12. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org.

The Monkees

Hey, hey, and yes! Yes! The band for whom the term “guilty pleasure” was invented returns. Not all of the originals are still around, of course, but this still should be a fun show. 8 p.m. Friday at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $39.50-$129.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

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