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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Jan. 17-23

Posted 9:21am on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

We’ve already had two bouts of “Stock Show weather” this winter, so does that mean it’ll be bright and sunny at the event? Here’s hoping, but the people who show their livestock and sell you fried food on a stick know how to cope with ice, just in case. The Stock Show runs Friday through Feb. 8 at Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth; the free All Western Parade begins 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown. General admission is $5-$10; rodeo tickets are $19-$25. www.fwssr.com

Patty Griffin, Neko Case and Maria Taylor

As much as we wished for this to be a triple bill, these three acclaimed women — who each span folk, country and rock — are each playing on Thursday in Denton and Dallas. Case is at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com; Griffin at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., Denton. 940-320-2000; www.danssilverleaf.com; and Taylor at City Tavern, 1402 Main St., Dallas. www.citytaverndowntown.com

Arts and Letters Live

The Dallas Museum of Art’s annual literary series has lots of prize-winning authors lined up, from Malcolm Gladwell to Amy Tan to B.J. Novak (whom you might know from The Office), plus series for the kids, readings of short stories and more. Friday’s events feature author Amy Grace Loyd (The Affairs of Others) at 7 p.m., and writers featured in the collection Dallas Noir (8:30 p.m.). Friday through June, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Prices vary by event. 214-922-1803; www.dm-art.org

Dinosaur Zoo Live

It sounds like a kids show with purple, puffy versions of dinosaurs, and while it is family-friendly, this Australian import uses large-scale puppets of dinosaurs, mammals and insects to showcase the creatures that roamed the planet millions of years ago. There are five performances on Saturday and Sunday at Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $19-$49. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Annie Hall’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

Must be Oscar time. Catch two great, but very different, films at various venues. Woody Allen’s Annie Hall screens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. $5. 817-410-3100; www.grapevinetexasusa.com. And Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane is Tuesday-Thursday at the Movie Taverns in Bedford, Denton and both locations in Fort Worth. www.movietavern.com

Dance in Dallas

Great weekend for national dance greats in Big D. First, the International Association of Blacks in Dance conference is in Dallas, and there are public performances Friday and Saturday, featuring many of the great American black dance companies, at Southern Methodist University’s McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane, Dallas ($42.50-$67.50 each night); and the contorting, gymnastic modern dance troupe Pilobolus does two nights, Friday and Saturday, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas ($12-$135). For both, call 214-880-0202 or visit www.attpac.org

New theater in Dallas

Two adventurous productions open this weekend. First, Undermain Theatre has the world premiere of frequent New York collaborator Len Jenkin’s Abraham Zobell’s Home Movie: Final Reel …, running Saturday at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $15-$30. 214-747-5515; www.undermain.org. And the locally born and fantastic rock musical On the Eve, about time-traveling French revolutionaries, which was first presented 14 months ago in Dallas, has its professional premiere in a bigger space, Friday through Feb. 9 at Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St., Suite 168, Dallas. $15-$50. 214-871-3300; http://www.theatre3dallas.com

Brian Regan

The comedian, known for his wit and physical performances — as well as appearing in Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series — brings his tour to Dallas, 8 p.m. Friday at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First St., Dallas. $49.50-$59.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Enchanted April’

Theatre Arlington kicks off the new year with the sweet, funny Matthew Barber adaptation of the Elizabeth von Arnim novel. Friday through Feb. 2 at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington. $22. 817-275-7661; www.theatrearlington.org

‘Bettie Page Reveals All’

The famous pin-up reveal lots, and that was her appeal, but this documentary takes you inside the world of her life. Hint: It wasn’t all rosy. 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

‘Marilyn: Forever Blonde’

Speaking of a bombshell with personal demons, Marilyn Monroe gets more exposure in this one-woman play with music, featuring Sunny Thompson in the title role. The tour plays Wednesday through Jan. 26 at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $27.50-$66.50. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Social Science

The Perot Museum’s adult night features cocktails, hip-hop, video games and a NASA astronaut/asteroid expert. So, basically the same thing the kids get, only with booze. 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas. $10-$15. 214-428-5555. www.perotmuseum.org

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