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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Sept. 6-12

Posted 1:59pm on Tuesday, Sep. 03, 2013

Fall Gallery Night

August was blazing-hot, so please, art gods, let cooler weather usher in what we consider the start of the fall season: the Fort Worth Art Dealers’ Association’s Gallery Night. Some hot spots: Artspace 111’s exhibit by Ann Ekstrom called “Plastic Nature”; Arlington Museum of Art’s exhibit of Women’s Baseball League memorabilia; the shows at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, including the annual “Preservation Is the Art of the City”; Gallery 414’s “Playful Intimate Assertive: Peter Colley, Angel E. Fernandez and Winter Rusiloski”;> and Benito Huerta’s “September Song,” named for the Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson song, at the William Campbell gallery. 2-9 p.m. Saturday (some venues will open later) at galleries and museums throughout Tarrant County. Free. www.fwada.com

Lyle Lovett & his Acoustic Group

We’ll stop writing about his annual appearance at Bass Hall when he stops rockin’ it out. So, never. Maybe he’ll even make some mention of his recurring role on The Bridge, FX’s new series about life and crimes along the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez border. 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $44-$88. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Vadym Kholodenko

If the name rings a bell, it should. The Ukrainian won the gold medal at this summer’s 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. And he kicks off Cliburn Concerts’ 2013-14 season. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $20-$90. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Fort Worth Remembers JFK

TCU’s Schieffer School of Journalism and the Star-Telegram kick off this fall’s commemorations of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a big event that CBS’ Bob Schieffer himself will be moderating. Panelists include author and journalist Hugh Aynesworth; Fort Worth-born actor Bill Paxton; journalist Mike Cochran; plus former radio announcers Gary DeLaune and Bob Huffaker. Aynesworth’s book will be available, and he’ll sign copies in the lobby, 5-6 p.m. Event is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S. University Drive, Fort Worth. Free, and tickets are sold out; but some return tickets may be available at the event. www.schiefferschool.tcu.edu

GrapeFest

Billed as the largest wine festival in the Southwest, this North Texas fall ritual celebrates everything about the grape with wine, music and food set in and around picturesque downtown Grapevine. It’s 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12; 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14; and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in downtown Grapevine and area wine shops and vineyards. Free admission Thursday and before 5 p.m. Friday. Otherwise, $5-$8, with weekend passes and extra wine packages available. 817-410-3185; www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/grapefest

Nobody’s Hart: Diana Sheehan Sings the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart

Dallas-based chanteuse Diana Sheehan has been performing her cabaret of Hart’s songs — he was Richard Rodgers’ collaborator before Hammerstein — for a while, and just released the songs on album. Amphibian Stage Productions gives the show a Sept. 12-15 weekend-run for its Fort Worth debut, and you don’t wanna miss it. Great lyrics, great vocal interpretation. 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$25. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org

Lucinda Williams

It’s been 25 years since her self-titled album came out (and she had two before that), and so this tour is a celebration of her music. We’d suggest that she focus on the early stuff, but the country-rocker always gives audiences a great mix of her career. It’s all good. Really. 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Annette Strauss Square, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $30-$50. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Fort Worth Symphony Season Opens

This year, FWSO opens its pops season with “Rhapsody in Blue,” a celebration of the music of George Gershwin that features 1997 Van Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

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The Grammy-winning trio returns to North Texas, this time playing the area’s largest outdoor music venue, Gexa Energy Pavilion. That’s what having three huge hit singles — Some Nights, Carry On, We Are Young — will do for your career. The great Tegan and Sara are opening. 8 p.m. , Thursday, Sept. 12, Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. $20-$39.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘The Woman in Black’

Always good to see a new theater company starting up, especially when its acronym is a fun one. We’re speaking of Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre (TART), which debuts with Stephen Mallatratt’s spooky and long-running (in London) adaptation of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. Forget the Daniel Radcliffe film from a few years ago … the only way to experience this one is onstage. Opening night “gala” tickets are $10-$25. Friday through Sept 22 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. 682-231-0082; www.thetart.org

‘Austenland’

Speaking of great literature, this rom-com deals with a 30-something woman (Keri Russell) who’s obsessed with Pride and Prejudice. Wouldn’t you know, her life kind of works out like the book when she goes on a Jane Austen-themed vacation. There’s a Darcy character and everything. 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

Paste Untapped Festival

The increasingly popular beer and music festival comes to Dallas, with more than 200 beers from more than 70 breweries, plus tuneage from Delta Spirit, Freelance Whales, Blackalicious and Cults. 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Gilley’s, 1135 S Lamar St., Dallas. Admission: $28 general admission; $35 beer ticket; $62.50 VIP ticket. untapped-festival.com/dal

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