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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Oct.18-24

Posted 6:55am on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

Romeo & Juliet

It’s Prokofiev’s most gorgeous ballet score, and it not only opens Texas Ballet Theater’s season, but marks the final season for principal dancer Lucas Priolo, who plays Romeo in two of this weekend’s five performances. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $25-$109. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org

J. Cole

Hip-hop’s latest superstar brings his swagger to town on the What Dreams May Come tour, with Wale opening. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $25-$49.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Fort Worth theater openings

It’s a busy weekend for the Fort’s professional theaters. Not only did Amphibian Stage Productions open Death Tax on Thursday, but Jubilee Theatre opens its season Friday with Charlayne Woodard’s one-woman show Neat, a follow-up to last year’s Pretty Fire, through Nov. 11. The theater’s at 506 Main St., Fort Worth. Tickets are $15-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org. Also, Hip Pocket Theatre closes its season with Johnny Simons’ Fuzzbug Follies, Friday-Oct. 27, at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. Tickets are $5-$15. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org/. And, Circle Theatre closes its season with the Canadian farce Too Many Cooks, Friday-Nov. 16; 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. Tickets are $15-$35. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com.

Lolaspalooza IV

The mega-concert weekend at Lola’s returns for its fourth year. The three-day event features the Burning Hotels, Ice Eater, Mobley (all performing Friday), Oil Boom, Riverboat Gamblers, Perdition (Saturday), Darth Vato, Rivercrest Yacht Club, We’rewolves, the O’s (Sunday) and more. Friday through Sunday, Lola’s Saloon, 2736 W. Sixth St., Fort Worth. Admission Friday is $10. For show times and more info, check lolasfortworth.com or facebook.com/lolassaloon.

Circus Shows

There are two circus-themed events happening this weekend: The annual Moslah Shrine Circus continues through Sunday at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth; www.moslahshrinecircus.com ); and at Stage West, there’s a weekend showing of the Amazing Acro-Cats, in which domestic cats do tricks you’d never get your lazy kitty to manage. Through Sunday at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $19. www.circuscats.com

Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

A favorite annual event, this year it features the Black Diamond Jet Team, Liberty Jump Team and Tora, Tora, Tora, among other flying spectacles. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, 2221 Alliance Blvd., Fort Worth. Free; $20 parking per vehicle. www.allianceairshow.com

Michael Bublé

Proving that all it takes is a romantic, throwback voice, the man who recalls the era of Sinatra and Bennett will no doubt have some lingerie thrown his way as the tour stops in Dallas. 8 p.m. Friday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $63-$118.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Taste of Arlington

It’s true, the city that proudly calls itself “nobody’s suburb” has expanded in culinary ways over the years, and that will be celebrated at this annual event, a benefit for Theatre Arlington and the YMCA of Arlington. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington. $35-$65. www.tasteofarlington.info

Ranch Bash

Rockin’ country radio station 95.9 the Ranch celebrates 10 years (who’d a thunk it, even in Texas) with an all-day concert featuring Hayes Carll, Whiskey Myer, Eleven Hundred Springs and seven more music acts. 1-11 p.m. Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. $10. http://959theranch.com or www.pantherislandpavilion.com

Steve Earle and the Dukes

Speaking of Texas country, the great singer/songwriter/country-rocker/activist brings his cadre of songs — many of which have been made hits by other performers — to town. 8 p.m. Saturday at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. $36-$58. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com

Blame It on Valentine, Texas

If you’ve ever wondered why Jaston Williams, of Greater Tuna fame, is the way he is, well, he sort of explains it in this one-man, autobiographical show. Through Sunday at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $35-$42. 972-744-4650; www.eisemanncenter.org

Sandra Bernhard and Margaret Cho

Not together, but the funny ladies with biting senses of humor each perform in Dallas this week. Bernhard will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., Oak Cliff. $30-$300. www.thekessler.org. And Cho’s show is 8 p.m. Thursday at Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $45-$65. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

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