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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Posted 7:47am on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Harlem Globetrotters

1 The ’Trotters, who were breaking racial boundaries before the Civil Rights movement, will send lots of balls through hoops at American Airlines Center. The event adds a little fan interaction, by letting them vote on new rules to be used in actual games. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $22-$140. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘The Moutaintop’

2 Jubilee Theatre kicks off Black History Month with Katori Hall’s Broadway play about Martin Luther King Jr. on the night before he would be assassinated. Bryan Pitts plays King, and Ashley Wilkerson is the visitor who has a conversation with him. Previews begin Friday, opens Feb. 7 and runs through March 3 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org

The Comedy Kickoff

3 Great lineup of comics in this set: Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J and Tony Rock, who’s better known as Chris Rock’s brother. 8 p.m. Friday at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. $73-$130. 800-949-1866; www.concertticketcenter.com

DFW Winter Boat Expo

4 Looking at boats in the winter is the same premise as a spring/summer fashion show in cold weather. You gotta be ready when the sunshine hits. Friday through Feb. 9 at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. $6-$12. Free parking. www.dallasboatexpo.com

Charley Pride

5 The country great from the ’70s and ’80s is still kicking it, and he heads to Arlington for a concert, nicely timed with the Stock Show. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St., Arlington. $65-$125. 817-226-4400; www.arlingtonmusichall.com

‘Venus in Fur’

6 David Ives’ hit Broadway play, about a playwright and director looking for the right actress for his adaptation of a classic novel, has its North Texas premiere at Circle Theatre. Previews begin Jan. 30, it opens Saturday and runs through March 8 at Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth. $10-$35. 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com.

Chinese New Year Festival

7 Experience martial arts, food, a parade and more in the annual celebration at the Crow Collection, this year celebrating the Year of the Horse. Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St., Dallas. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Free. www.crowcollection.org

ArthouseFW and Cinemuse Series

8 The Lone Star Film Society begins new film series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Kimbell Art Museum, kicking off with a late-night showing of John Carpenter’s thrill ride Escape From New York. Other films in the series will celebrate Spanish director Luis Bunuel, silent films and more. Escape From New York is 10 p.m. Friday at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $7. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

9 Violinist Will Hagen joins the symphony for Schumann’s Symphony No. 4, plus selections from Skalkottas and Saint-Saens. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. $12-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

‘Lilies of the Field’

10 The Fort Worth Library’s First Sunday Film Club commemorates Black History Month with the 1963 classic starring Sidney Poitier in his Oscar-winning performance. 2 p.m Sunday at Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-871-7323; http://fortworthtexas.gov/Library

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern

11 This week the Modern’s spring lecture series kicks off with painter Fred Tomaselli, whose mesmerizing work is featured in the museum’s current Focus exhibit. Hear him 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

‘The Cockfight Play’

12 Second Thought Theatre opens its 2014 season with Mike Bartlett’s acclaimed play about a gay man who, after leaving a long-term relationship, falls for a woman. The staging is arena-style, like watching a cockfight. Friday through Feb. 22 at Bryant Hall at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas $25 (previews are pay-what-you-can) 214-616-8439; www.2tt.co

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