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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 30-Sept. 5

Posted 9:41am on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

2013 Cowboys Classic

Our homeboys at TCU take on LSU at the newly named AT&T Stadium — but we’ll always affectionately call it Jerry World. Frogs vs. Tigers should be such a good game that you won’t care about the stadium’s new bag policy. 8 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. Standing room only tickets, which are $30, are the only ones available. stadium.dallascowboys.com

Shipping and Receiving grand opening

Fort Worth’s newest live-music venue and bar — in the Near Southside — celebrates its grand opening all weekend long with music from some of DFW’s best. Friday’s highlights include the Orbans and the Will Callers; Calhoun plays Saturday; and Sally Majestic, My Wooden Leg and more on Sunday, along with a fund-raiser for the North Texas Time Bank (a time bank is an initiative to get locals to “trade” an hour of service in something you’re skilled at in exchange for the same from someone else, so cooking, lawn care, massage, pet care, computer skills and more). The time bank fund-raiser also features a pop-up art gallery, food trucks, stilt walkers from Amphibian Stage Productions and more. The fund-raiser runs 4 p.m.-midnight Sunday at Shipping and Receiving in the Supreme Golf Warehouse, 201 S. Calhoun St, Fort Worth. Free. Info at www.facebook.com/thebaronthenearsouthside; www.northtexastimebank.org.

‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’

Say, did you see that the house that belonged to Cameron’s dad in the movie is up for sale, again? Maybe expensive cars keep going out the garage the wrong way. Check out Matthew Broderick in one of director John Hughes’ great ’80s films, screening at 7 p.m. Friday at the Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. $5. 817-410-3100; www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Bedford Blues & BBQ Labor Day Weekend Festival

The annual event keeps changing the name, but the three B’s always remain: barbecue, blues and Bedford. The weekend headliners include Jimmie Vaughan and Buddy Guy; and on Friday, it’s the Journey tribute band Escape. 6-10 p.m. Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in a field at 1951 L. Don Dodson Drive, Bedford. $5 per day at gate; parking is $10-$20 (festival passes and parking passes available). www.bedfordbluesbbq.com

Mega-fest Women of Purpose Concert

The Rev. T.D. Jakes’ event is happening all weekend at the Dallas Convention Center and other venues, with a comedy showcase, speakers, kids’ events and more. But one event to keep an eye on is a concert hosted by Steve Harvey and featuring Jennifer Hudson, Babyface, Brandy, Mary Mary and others, 8 p.m. Saturday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $63.50-$253.50. 800-745-3000; www.mega-fest.com or www.ticketmaster.com

Steely Dan

The jazz/rock band has been around longer than you’ve been alive, and it still sounds amazeballs. The Mood Swings tour brings the band to town, 7 p.m. Saturday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $39.50-$99.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Brew-ology: The Science and History of Beer

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s PUBlic Knowledge series kicks off the fall season (the temperatures don’t reflect that, but the post-Labor Day date does) with a lecture on the process of brewing. 7 p.m. Tuesday at T&P Tavern, 221 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. So, you can drink beer as you learn about it. Win-win. The lecture is free. Triple win. 817-255-9540; www.fwmuseum.org

Pentatonix and Tim Halperin

These two local-acts-done-good hit the Metroplex within a week of each other. First up is Pentatonix, the a cappella quintet — founded by Arlington Martin High grads — that won NBC’s The Sing-Off two years ago. It has been steadily putting out terrific, clever YouTube videos such as Evolution of Music. This weekend, their considerable talents come back to Arlington. 8 p.m. Saturday, Levitt Pavilion, Arlington. levittpavilionarlington.org. Another avid YouTuber is former American Idol contestant/unofficial TCU ambassador Tim Halperin, who will play the Aardvark with the Marshall Young Band. 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. The Aardvark, 2905 W. Berry St., Fort Worth. 817-926-7814; www.the-aardvark.com


Since MTV is back in the news, remember the “I Love the [decade]” series? He was the funniest commentator on those. Oh, wait, that was VH1. Still funny. And headed to DFW. 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. $15-$25. 972-404-8501; www.improv.com

Backstreet Boys

Whoa, a ticket to see the reunion of the ’90s boy band can cost you as much as $275. Someone’s really banking on their fans having made some serious bank. Pauly D from Jersey Shore deejays. 7 p.m. Friday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $36.50-$275. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com


Presented by the USA Film Festival and the Texas Association of Film & Tape Professionals, the event has feature and short films by Texas filmmakers including Jon Keeyes and Matthew Thompkins’ Nightmare Box. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Angelika Film Center & Cafe, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230, Dallas. $10 at door. usafilmfestival.com; 214-821-6300.

Tom Reynolds and Paul Unger

Hear jazz, bossa nova, standards and blues to kick off the Labor Day Weekend from these two local favorites. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday[ aug30] at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org

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