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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Feb. 14-20, 2014

Posted 7:16am on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014


1 The name for this 2002 Cirque du Soleil show is a tribute to the “nomadic soul,” but you could plug in any theme of a Cirque show into any other, and you’d still leave with a mix of amazement at the circus feats, and puzzlement over what it all means. That’s why we love ’em. Wednesday through Feb. 23 at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. $45-$154. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Seventh Annual Texas Black Film Festival

2 This five-day event kicks off with The Girls in the Band, which tells the story of female jazz and big band instrumentalists in the early part of the 20th century. Director Judy Chaikin will be on hand. The fest continues with shorts, docs and features. Wednesday through Feb. 22 at Studio Movie Grill at Northwest Highway and Interstate 35E in Dallas. $20-$30 per night; $50 for Saturday pass; $75 for festival pass. www.texasblackfilmfestival.com

Craig Ferguson

3 Of all the Scottish-born comedians to host a popular late-night talk show on American primetime, he’s the funniest. 8 p.m. Saturday at Southern Methodist University, McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. $45-$55. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Bank Job’

4 Amphibian Stage Productions scored a coup by snagging this production of a new play by John Kolvenbach — a nationally respected playwright — to have its world premiere. He’ll be in attendance on opening night of this comedy about a planned robbery that goes awry. Thursday through March 2 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre, 120 S. Main St., Fort Worth. $15-$30. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org

Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

5 Forget the Tom Cruise movie and think Kurasawa, except with the real deal. This collection of Japanese warrior armor and accessories from the 12th through 19th centuries marks the first traveling exhibition in the Kimbell’s new Renzo Piano Pavilion. Sunday through Feb. 31 at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. $10-$14. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org

Monster Energy AMA Supercross

6 While the skiers and snowboarders will be flipping high above the powder in Sochi, dudes on motorbikes will do the same, above dirt in Arlington, at 7 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $40-$60. stadium.dallascowboys.com

Thin Line Music and Film Fest

7 The fourth edition of this Denton festival focuses on documentary film and indie music. The fest continues through Sunday, at various venues in Denton. Shorts and feature-length movies, with guest appearances, dominate the event. On the music side, the band Sebadoh plays Saturday. Ticket prices vary; passes available. Find schedules and more at www.thinlinefilmfest.com

The Grapevine Opry Show

8 There's a place for foot-stompin', cornball entertainment, and Grapevine Opry has all that in spades, with its new show beginning this weekend. Local singers perform country, rock and Motown classics. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. $15-$25. 817-481-8733; www.grapevineopryshow.com

Alexandre Hogue: Erosion Series

9The work of American painter and environmentalist Alexandre Hogue can be seen in this series, which follows the work through from conception to finish, with drawings and paintings. Sunday through June 15 at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Free. 214-922-1803; www.dm-art.org

Stolen Shakespeare Festival

10 The Stolen Shakespeare Guild moved its Shakes fest away from the summer, when the other such fests happen — and it’s good. We like the Bard any time of year. As You Like It opens Friday and All’s Well That Ends Well opens Feb. 21; they run in repertory through March 2 at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15 per show. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org

Silent Sundays at the Kimbell

11 The Lone Star Film Society kicks off this silent film series at the Kimbell’s new auditorium in the Renzo Piano Pavilion, with F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise, and live musical accompaniment by pianist Robert Edwards, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. It’s $4-$6 plus fees, or you can purchase a $75 pass to this series at www.lonestarfilmsociety.com.

Regional Theater Premieres in Dallas

12 Two titles you want to remember: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013 Best Play Tony) by contemporary theater’s best comedy writer, Christopher Durang. It runs Friday through March 9 at Uptown Players, performing at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. $20-$45. 214-219-2718; www.uptownplayers.org. Kitchen Dog Theater has the other title, which we can’t fully print: The [Explicative] With the Hat, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, the playwright whose early work was often directed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Friday through March 15 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. $15-$30. 214-953-1055; www.kitchendogtheater.org

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