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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 23-29

Posted 11:32pm on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013


All you need is those two words in one compound word, and we’re there. Try out microbrews from Texas and all over at this third annual event. VIP early admission starts at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. for general admission, Saturday in the Dallas Arts District, at Flora and Jack Evans streets in downtown Dallas. $30-$55 for general admission; $60-$90 for VIP tickets. http://microapp.dallasobserver.com/brewfest/2013/

‘The Audience’

Helen Mirren repeats her performance as the current Queen Elizabeth in Peter Morgan’s play, in which Liz takes an audience with, well, you. Screened by National Theatre Live in conjunction with Amphibian Stage Productions, showings are 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $18. 817-923-3012; http://www.amphibianproductions.org/

Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival

They might have called this “bands with names that indicate women in a pickle” festival, considering that Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction are the headliners. And that’s enough for us. Also on the bill: Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive and Walking Papers. First band goes on at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. $26.50-$75. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Thank You, Jeeves and Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Stage West is all over the place this week, and that’s a good thing. It returns to Mark Richards’ Jeeves and Wooster plays, with its first revival of one of those works, Thank You, Jeeves. And if you missed the group’s 2012 production of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, that show is performed again, with Georgia Clinton in the title role, but this time in Dallas County. Jeeves opens Saturday at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth ($20-$30), and Patriot is now open, running through Sept. 29, at WaterTower Theatre’s Studio Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison ($22-$27.50). 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org

The Russian Festival

This year the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Great Performances Festival, which always opens the season, focuses on Russian composers, specifically Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Plus, three of the recent Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalists/semifinalists will perform: Beatrice Rana, Alessandro Deljavan and Sean Chen. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $16-$65. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival

Was there ever a more apt comedy festival title? Headliners are Dave Chappelle — back from wherever the heck he has been for however many years — and the great, quirky Flight of the Conchords. Expect oddball openers. 5 p.m. Sunday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave. Dallas. $29-$89.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Kevin Pollak

The actor and comedian makes a stop at the Addison Improv, at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The Improv is at 4980 Belt Line Road, Suite 250, Dallas. $20-$30. 972-404-8501; www.improv.com

Best Seat in Town

The Ochre House opens its 2013-14 season with a new play with puppets by Matthew Posey and original music. And if you know anything about Posey and his puppets, let’s just say they make the Avenue Q puppets look like characters from Little House on the Prairie. Saturday through Sept. 14 at the Ochre House, 825 Exposition Ave., Dallas. $15. 214-826-6273; www.ochrehousetheater.com

Only Angels Have Wings

The Lone Star Film Society presents this 1939 film, starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, about three groups of folks making their way through a remote area of South America. It’s presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes.” 2 p.m. Sunday at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org

Hatch Chile Festival

Celebrate one of our favorite New Mexico products, the fiery Hatch chile, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St., Grand Prairie. There’ll be music from local bands Crawfish and Mariachi Azul, plus children’s events and more. 972-237-4599; www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

Bell Biv DeVoe

That one song still makes us dance, no matter where we’re at. Supermaket? No prob. The car? Don’t think we won’t. A pharmacy? Yes, because after all, that girl is … Poison. Tony! Toni! Toné! opens. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $27.50-$57.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Blue Jasmine

Cate Blanchett is the latest never-gonna-happen Woody Allen muse. His latest screens at the Magnolia at the Modern, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday (also runs Aug. 30-Sept. 1) at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $8.50. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

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