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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Sept. 13-19, 2013

Posted 7:43am on Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013

‘Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990’

The Modern celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Tadao Ando building this year so we’re extra excited to see a new show, this one of contemporary art in various media from Mexico City and central Mexico. Sunday through Jan. 5 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

Dia de los Toadies

Fort Worth’s biggest indie-rock band is back for its two-day festival, named for the band, and for the first time held at Panther Island Pavilion. Over two days, catch performances by the Dirty River Boys, Eisley, Baboon, Gary Clark Jr. and others. The Toadies headline both days. Doors open 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. www.pantherislandpavilion.com

Altar Boyz

It’s the name of the hit musical, and it’s also the name of the Christian boy band in this hit musical. Its Tarrant County premiere opens Theatre Arlington’s 41st season, and we think you’ll groove to songs with lyrics like “Jesus called me on my cellphone” and “Girl, you make me want to wait.” Friday through Oct. 6 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org

Rainn Wilson

He’ll always be Dwight Schrute, although we still fondly remember him as the creepy intern on Six Feet Under. The deeply funny actor will speak, take audience questions and sign copies of his new book SoulPancake at 7 p.m. Thursday at University of North Texas Coliseum, 600 Ave. D, Denton. $15-$30. 940-565-3805; http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/distinguished-lecture-series

Hangman’s House of Horrors

The scariest thing about Fort Worth’s longest-running haunted attraction is that this is its last year of operation. Major bummer, but that just means you’ll have to get in more scares than any other previous year. Open 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, Friday-Oct. 19; open nightly Oct. 25-Nov. 2 at Interstate 30 and Forest Park Boulevard. $25; $35 for fast pass. 817-336-4264; www.hangmans.com

Diana Ross

People throw the word “diva” around a lot, but Ms. Ross is the epitome of it, in all its definitions. This benefit for CitySquare is 8 p.m Friday at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. The only tickets left are $75-$125. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Three kinds of awesome: The brilliant country/folkster, performing with the great Rodney Crowell, and Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s opening. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $25-$125. prekindle.com

Romeo and Juliet

Artes de la Rosa never does anything by the book, so don’t expect director Adam Adolfo to stick to any Shakespeare rules. Luckily, there aren’t many. Friday through Oct. 6 at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. $25-$75 opening night, $14-$18 thereafter. 817-624-8333; www.rosemarinetheater.com

Jessica Lang Dance

Don’t confuse her with the Jessica Lange-with-an-e, the great actress and ex of Sam Shepard. This Jessica Lang is making waves in the contemporary dance world, and her company opens the new season for TITAS. 8 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $12-$135. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Sassafras, Poppy Cock and Prittleprattle with Lum and Abner

With a title like that, you know it’s Fort Worth’s Johnny Simons. His first new work of the Hip Pocket season, based on the old radio program Lum and Abner, runs Friday through Oct. 6 at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $5-$15. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org

Mumford & Sons

After an illness in the group forced the group’s cancellation of its Dallas show earlier this year, the roots/rock/country band makes up for it. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave. Dallas. $30-$49.99. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘In a World’

The acclaimed indie film about a woman, played by Lake Bell, trying to make it in the all-male world of movie-trailer voiceovers, finally comes to Tarrant County -- and, surprise, it’s not at the Modern or AMC Grapevine Mills. It begins a run Friday at the Movie Tavern on W. 7th in Fort Worth. If it does well, maybe more under-the-radar films will come to Tarrant County so all of you indie film fans should definitely turn out.

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