1 Though Pink is coming to American Airlines Center on Saturday, the night after Pearl Jam, you can pretty much guarantee there are going to be a lot fewer goatees and jeans and a lot more dressing up for her. Expect her to play many of her hits. Concert starts at 8 p.m. $39-$125. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
‘Focus: Terry Haggerty’
2 British-born Berlin resident Terry Haggerty creates large-scale “illusory” paintings, which means in another 30 years, they’ll be all over college dorm walls. Kind like Escher was, you know, back in the day. Haggerty’s work is the latest Focus show at the Modern. Sunday through Jan. 5. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $4-$10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.
Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’
3 It’s the first Nut of the season. And it’s from the Moscow Ballet, so we’re thinking these dancers know a thing or two about Russian ballet. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Southern Methodist University’s McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. $28-$88. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’
4 Oh, the places this stage musical has gone. Doesn’t really matter that it’s nowhere near the joy of the book or original movie; the name alone is going to sell tickets. Tuesday through Nov. 24. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $22-$82.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.
Bill Maher and Harry Connick Jr.
5 Not together, but that would be a hoot! They’re both at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House this week. Suave crooner Harry Connick performs Friday (it is sold out, but you might get lucky if there are cancellations at the box office), and the political comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time is Sunday ($58-$78). Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.
7th Street Parade and Festival
6 The bridge opened early, so no one’s complaining that the party’s a few weeks late. The dedication of the bridge is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. And sorry, people in cars, that means it’ll be closed again, albeit briefly. Free. www.7thstbridge.com.
An Evening With Bob Schieffer: Remembering John F. Kennedy
7 The former Star-Telegram reporter and Face the Nation host speaks about the day of the assassination, in conjunction with the exhibit “JFK in Fort Worth: A Lasting Impression,” which runs through Dec. 6. 7 p.m. Friday. Central Library, 500 W. Third St., Fort Worth. Free. www.fortworthtexas.gov/Library.
8 David Mamet has never been known for shying away from hot topics, and he usually handles them more intelligently than most. We’ll see, as Kitchen Dog Theater does the play’s area premiere. Friday through Dec. 14. McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. $15-$30. 214-953-1055; www.kitchendogtheater.org.
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout: Baylor v. Texas Tech
9 What’s a fall weekend without a little football? On top of that, we get a little cross-state rivalry going on with Texas Tech and Baylor. Saturday afternoons don’t get much better than that in the Lone Star State. 6 p.m. Saturday. AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $40-$120. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.
‘Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process’
10 You know Edward Hopper’s Americana-capturing paintings well; now see how they began in this exhibition of his drawings. Sunday through Feb. 16. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. $12-$16. 214-922-1803; www.dm-art.org.
The Comedic Three
11 Trust us, these three are funnier than anyone you think is funny today. We’re talking about Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. Short films will be shown, with original music performed by the Dallas Chamber Symphony. 8 p.m. Tuesday. City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $19-$44. 214-449-1294; dallaschambersymphony.org.
Fort Worth Fine Arts Festival
12 Looking to give the gift of art for the holidays? Check out this event with paintings, ceramics, glass art and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. Free admission. www.paragonartevents.com/fortworth.