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Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Oct. 10-Oct. 17

Posted 6:25am on Wednesday, Oct. 09, 2013


1 ArtsGoggle, presented by Fort Worth South, is the twice-a-year offshoot of Gallery Night, and you’ll generally find funky arts goings-on at galleries, restaurants and bars around the near south side. Also, there will be tons of musical acts like Dru B Shinin’, Panic Volcanic, and Brave Combo. We like funky. 4-10 p.m. Saturday. For more info and a guide to venues and events, visit www.fortworthsouth.org/community/events/arts-goggle.

Fort Worth Opera Shots

2 The first Opera Shots of Fort Worth Opera’s season sounds like a doozy. The event, of course, will feature drinks and snackies, and a short opera by Patrick Soluri, a follow-up to his Figaro’s Last Hangover, seen at Opera Shots earlier this year. This one is Figaro and the Zombie Apocalypse. Need we say more? 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, 1311 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-926-0968; www.fwopera.org/operashots.

The Eagles

3 Yep, they’re still touring, and still making a boatload of money (see our cover story this week). You have two chances to catch the History of the Eagles Tour when it comes to Dallas’ American Airlines Cetner at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $49.50-$179.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

4 As its name suggests, Stolen Shakespeare Guild is still doing Shakespeare, but it also loves other things British. And outside of spotted dick, it don’t get much more British than the musical inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Friday through Oct. 27 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. $15-$19. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

Modern ’til Midnight

5 The Modern’s late-night party is back. You’ll hear music from British musician Dan Croll (described as Paul Simon jamming with Prince), Yells at Eels, Ronnie Heart and Cleanup. Plus there are films, food and tours of the exhibit “Mexico Inside Out.” 6 p.m.-midnight Friday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $20; $15 in advance. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

‘Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy’

6 One of many tributes to the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, the exhibition features art installed in the president’s suite at Fort Worth’s Hotel Texas, where he stayed the night before going to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Saturday through Jan. 12 at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org.

‘Singin’ in the Rain’

7 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to what it is inarguably the greatest Hollywood musical ever, by showing the make-’em-laugh classic film while playing the music. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $27-$79. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

‘Death Tax’

8 Amphibian Stage Productions closes its main-stage season with the area premiere of Lucas Hnath’s play about an aging woman who is convinced that her daughter is trying to bump her off. Thursday through Nov. 10 at Milburn Theater, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.

Dallas VideoFest

9 It’s the 26th year for Bart Weiss’s celebration of short films, videos, documentaries and more celluloid/digital fun. And this year it’s at a new location, Alamo Drafthouse. Through Sunday. 100 S. Interstate 75, Suite 14, Richardson. $6-$8 per film; $25 day passes Saturday or Sunday; $150 festival pass. www.videofest.org.

Clybourne Park

10 Bruce Norris’s follow-up to the American drama masterpiece A Raisin in the Sun opens at the Dallas Theater Center, running in rep with Tre Garrett’s excellent production of Raisin. Clybourne, which has been in previews, opens Friday; both shows run through Oct. 27. Near the end, you can catch both in one day. AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$95. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

Connie Smith

11 She was country-pop before it was cool, which was before it was uncool and then cool and uncool again. Now it’s just standard. The ’70s/’80s songstress performs 7:30 p.m. Friday at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington. $30-$40. 817-226-4400; www.arlingtonmusichall.com. She’ll also do two shows Saturday at the Texas Opry Theater in Weatherford; www.texasoprytheater.com.

Pottery in the Park

12 Learn how to glaze and throw pottery … or watch it being thrown. Or just buy some of the finished product. So pretty. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lockheed Martin Recreation Association, 3400 Bryant Irvin Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. www.lmrapotterystudio.com.

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