MusicArte de Fort Worth
1 The annual celebration of Latino music and culture boasts several local folklorico companies and headlining concerts by Little Joe y La Familia and Rick Trevino. Great price for all that. Noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. $5, free age 12 and under. www.musicartefw.com.
Curious George: Lets get Curious!
2 Of all the famous monkeys in pop culture, hes still our favorite. (Sorry, King Kong!) This exhibit features memorabilia and activities related to the classic childrens book, the TV series and more. Think theyll have Forrest Gumps copy? Saturday through Jan. 5 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. $10-$14. 817-255-9540; www.fwmuseum.org.
Fall for the Arts
3 And in Dallas, celebrate the local arts with this new festival at the newish deck park. Several Fort Worth groups will be presented, including Casa Mañana and Performing Arts Fort Worth, which will have stars from the musical Ghost, coming to Cowtown (and Dallas) in 2014. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Klyde Warren Park, on the north side of downtown Dallas. Free. https://fallforthearts.eventbrite.com.
4 The Mavs get the preseason started hosting the New Orleans Pelicans. Wait, thats a thing? 7:30 p.m. Monday at American Airlines Center, Dallas. Tickets are start at $10 and go up to $3,000. Were guessing you can get decent seats for less than $100. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
5 Heres another kind of Mavericks who rock: The country-rock band is back with a killer new album this year, In Time, and Raul Malo has never sounded better. The group always puts on a great show. 7 p.m. Sunday[oct6] at Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. $29-$85. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com.
Tarrant County Gay Pride Week and QCinema
6 There are several events to celebrate the LGBT community in Fort Worth this week, but the biggies are the annual Pride Parade, which starts at noon Saturday and goes down Houston Street downtown, starting at Weatherford Street. Then, on Thursday, the 15th annual QCinema, the gay film festival, kicks off with Del Shores Southern Baptist Sissies. The film festival runs through Oct. 13 at Rose Marine Theater, and includes a live performance of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. More at www.tcgpwa.org and www.qcinema.org.
Camp Bowie Fall Crawl
7 Talk about a rosy way to benefit the planting of rosebushes and rosemary two of the best smells in the world along Camp Bowie Boulevard. It starts at 5 p.m. Friday, with the first stop at Oscars Pub, 6323 Camp Bowie Blvd., No. 125 (5-6:30 p.m); then its on to Jakes Burgers, 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., No. 240 (6:30-8 p.m.); and finally, the party arrives at Baker St. Pub & Grill, 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., No. 200 (8 p.m.-closing). The first beer, in a collectible pint glass for the first 100 crawlers, is $10, and refills are $3. Presented by Camp Bowie District and Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. http://campbowiedistrict.com.
8 Always a fascinating event: Teams build dioramas and models out of canned food, then display their art to the public, to benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank. The displays can be viewed Sunday through Oct. 13 at North East Mall in Hurst. Free. www.tafb.org.
9 TITAS first produced this artistic collaboration to benefit area AIDS charities in 2011, and now its back. Among the dance groups to perform are Texas Ballet Theater and Bruce Wood Dance Project. Plus, Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center and more. 7 p.m. Monday at the AT&T Performing Arts Centers Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $12-$125. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.
Goodguys 21st Lone Star Nationals
10 Custom hot rods, muscle cars and more will be at this twice-a-year event. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8-3 p.m. Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth. General admission $6-$18. 817-215-8500; www.texasmotorspeedway.com or www.good-guys.com.
Stevie Ray Vaughan ride and concert
11 In this 19th annual event, the Texas blues legend is honored with a motorcycle ride and party 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Strokers, 9304 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas, and then with a parade that starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Hooters in Dallas West End. Then theres an all-star jam Sunday at Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington. Jammers include Johnny Winter, Alan Haynes, Jim Suhler and others. Cowboys Dancehall is at 2540 E. Abram St., Arlington. $20-$25. www.srvrideandconcert.org.
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band
12 You might have heard of Beatlegras, the band that takes Beatles tunes and does them up bluegrass-style. Well, 10 years after founding the trio, Dave Walser now has a new four-piece act, a variation on theme. Theyre headed to Cowtown this weekend, so come together to see em. 8 p.m. Friday at McDavid Studio in Fort Worth. $22. www.basshall.com.