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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Nov 8-14

Posted 11:00pm on Tuesday, Nov. 05, 2013

Fort Worth Greek Festival

1 Ready to get your fill’o phyllo dough? We’ll be making a beeline for the baklava and dolmas. And soaking up some dance and lots of culture. Opa! 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2020 N.W. 21st St., Fort Worth. Festival admission is $1; meals require purchased tokens. 817-626-5578; www.fortworthgreekfestival.com


2 She’s been playing in the big concert halls since she was 11. The famed violinist plays a recital for Cliburn Concerts, with pianist Ozgur Aydin accompanying. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $20-$90. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Eli Young Band’s House Party at Rangers Ballpark

3 Baseball season’s over, but the Denton-bred band is using the Ballpark at Arlington to host a big ol’ bash. They headline, with guests Josh Abbott Band, Thompson Square and Easton Corbin. 5 p.m. Saturday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. For info and tickets ($32.50), visit texas.rangers.mlb.com

An Evening With David Sedaris

4 We recently heard a new portmanteau that this humorist and writer might find funny: Deniabetes. That’s when you’re in denial about diabetes. It’s no laughing matter, except when explored in his new collection of essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. You might say it’ll be a hootenanny. 8 p.m. Saturday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $33-$82.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Rahr Ninth Anniversary Party

5 Man, has it really been nine years? One of our favorite local brews celebrates with tours, specials and a concert with Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday at Rahr & Sons Brewery, 701 Galveston Ave., Fort Worth. Free. www.rahrbrewing.com

Big Concert Week at American Airlines Center

6 Some of the biggest names in music hit the AAC, starting with hip-hop star Drake (7 p.m. Sunday, $49.75-$99.75); and then queen R — Rihanna, with 2 Chainz and Gia (7:30 p.m. Monday, $39.50-$125); and popera star Josh Groban (7:30 p.m. Wednesday, $46-$96) at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Oswald: The Actual Interrogation’

7 Among all the commemorations of the JFK 50th Anniversary, the one piece of theater happening in November is the area premiere of this Dennis Richard play, taken from the transcripts of Oswald’s interrogations after he was captured at the Texas Theatre. Saturday through Nov. 17 at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $41-$84. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

‘Jackie and Main Street’

8 Speaking of JFK events, here’s one that focuses on legendary first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The exhibit features works that look at her influence on fashion in the early 1960s. Monday through Dec. 13 at H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery at El Centro College, 801 Main St., Dallas. Free. www.elcentrocollege.edu

‘Lord of the Rings’ in Concert

9 Here’s a “classical” music event at which you’re sure to see audience members dressed in costumes … orcs, elves and various other Middle Earth residents. The Dallas Pops orchestra and Dallas Summer Musicals present selections from Howard Shore’s score to the Peter Jackson films. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1:30 Sunday at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First St., Dallas. $21-$91.75. 214-631-2787; www.dallassummermusicals.org

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Live

10 The top 10 from the most recent season — including winners Amy Yakima and Du-Shaunt ‘Fik-Shun’ Stegall — are on the U.S. tour, and they swing through town 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $39.50-$65. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Bull Game (winner loses action figures)’

11 If the title sounds strange, know that the experience will be even stranger. Dead White Zombies, which has been doing immersive theater in various spaces in the Trinity Groves development of West Dallas, does another walk-through performance, this one with a Hunger Games-like experience “awash with heroes, athletes, cheerleaders, a coach and color commentators, and of course, you, the Fans!” Friday through Nov. 30 at a warehouse at 2900 Bataan St., Dallas. $10-$18.11. www.deadwhitezombies.com

KXT’s 4th Anniversary Party with Johnny Marr

12 KXT/91.7 FM, North Texas’ public adult-album-alternative station, celebrates its fourth anniversary with a big concert at the Granada Theater on Saturday night headlined by English guitarist Johnny Marr. The former mainstay of the Smiths will be playing tracks from his new disc, The Messenger but he has also been playing lots of Smiths tracks on this tour. Also on the bill are Meredith Sheldon and local faves Oil Boom. Tickets: $35, doors open at 7 p.m. 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas; 214-824-9933; granadatheater.com

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