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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Jan. 10-16

Posted 6:49am on Wednesday, Jan. 08, 2014

Elvis Lives!

We’re not going to argue that point with his legions of fans, who’ll be out in force for this impersonator extravaganza celebrating the King’s birthday (about a week later). This multimedia show features finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, and — because, why not? — a tribute to Ann-Margret. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $16.50-$77. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Artists in Motion

Dance is a favorite subject for visual artists, and in this exhibit, you’ll see paintings from Houston artist Donray, as well as costumes on loan from Texas Ballet Theater and Dance Theatre Arlington. Saturday through Feb. 16 at Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St., Arlington. Free. 817-275-4600; www.arlingtonmuseum.org

Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional

The former SNL- and MTV-er and comedian travels through more than 200 years of American history in 70 minutes in his latest one-man show. 8 p.m. Friday at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre in Dallas. $30-$40. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

The Bad Boys of Broadway

We all like them better, anyway. Bad boys, that is. This revue brings in Broadway stars to sing songs voiced by villains in Broadway shows like Evita, Les Miserables and other shows. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $30-$50. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org


Like the mythological river and the town in East Texas (where they pronounced it “stacks,” no joke), the ’70s/’80s rock band — you can insert the word “lite” there if you want, but we advise against it — isn’t going anywhere. Catch the band in the world’s largest honky-tonk, 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Stockyards. $20-$45. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com

Big Screen ‘American Idol’ Premiere

The potential bright spot in the upcoming 13th season of American Idol? New judge Harry Connick Jr. seems smart enough to give some real, valuable feedback, good or bad. Catch the premiere on the big screen, beginning with a Q&A with the judges: Connick, Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban; plus Seacrest. 6 p.m. Tuesday at AMC Northpark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas. Free, but you must RSVP at www.idolrsvp.com

An Evening With Ray Benson

The too-tall Western swing guru and Asleep at the Wheel frontman takes the stage for a solo show, with “jazz-grass” band MilkDrive opening. “Jazz-grass,” we’re guessing, is when banjo and sax dance together in the same song-verse. 8 p.m. Thursday at McDavid Studio, 301 E. Fifth St., Fort Worth. $29.70. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

‘Parampara (Tradition)’ and ‘Reverence’

These are two art shows opening in Focus Galleries of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center this week. The first showcases sculptor Tybre Newcomer’s hand-tool inspired works; the second, paintings by Mario Kiran, who brings an East Indian-meets-the-West flavor to his art. Fridaythrough Feb. 22 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1938; www.fwcac.com

Rick Springfield

The tour is called “Stripped Down,” and despite his frequent stripping down when he played himself in Californication a few seasons back, we’re guessing they’re talking about the music. Expect lots of screaming women of a certain age. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $50-$250. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

‘Go for Sisters’ and ‘Frankenstein’

At the Modern this week, take in the latest John Sayles movie, Go for Sisters; and then mid-week, catch up on the National Theatre of London’s production of the Danny Boyle-directed Frankenstein, featuring two Sherlocks, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Go for Sisters is 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $8.50. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org. F rankenstein is 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, and Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Modern. $18. Order tickets through Amphibian Stage Productions, 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org

North Texas Hip Hop Showcase

Has anyone coined the term Tex-Hop yet? A.Dd+ headlines the event, but look for performances from Blue, the Misfit, Sam Lao, topic, Lord Byron, Jaeson Green, AV the Great and Jay Clipp. 8 p.m. Friday at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. $15-$35. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com

‘Paris Is Burning’ and ‘Trainspotting’

Two great ’90s films are screened at theaters in Dallas this week. The outstanding 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning looks at the “ball culture” and drag competitions in the New York gay scene in the 1980s. Trainspotting, the 1996 version of Irving Welsh’s book, introduced many to the work of director Danny Boyle. Paris screens 9 p.m. Friday at the Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Oak Cliff. $10. 214-948-1546; www.thetexastheatre.com. Trainspotting is midnight Friday and Saturday at Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas. $10. 214-764-9106; www.landmarktheatres.com

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