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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Feb. 21-27, 2014

Posted 9:19am on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

‘Art and Appetite’

1 You’ll never find a better reason to take in dinner after the show. The Amon Carter exhibits more than 60 works by the likes of Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and others — all inspired by food and dining. (Although Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup better inspire you to do something more than going home and opening a can of tomato soup.) Saturday through May 18 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org

Fort Worth Home and Garden Show

2 The weather past week has been hinting that spring is approaching, so it’s a great time to plan that home project or what kind of seeds or bulbs to plant, and when. The annual show is 2-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth. $8-$10. www.texashomeandgarden.com

‘Into the Woods’

3 Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical that upends and intertwines fairy tales is getting the big-screen treatment later this year, so Artes de la Rosa is taking smart advantage of the timing. See it onstage with trained singing actors before Hollywood’s A-listers do disservce to the music. Looking at you, Johnny Depp. Preview is Friday, opening night Saturday. Runs through March 16 at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth. $10-$25. 817-624-8333. Facebook: Artes de la Rosa

Monster Jam

4 How could you not appreciate an event that needs a stadium, and whose main characters have names like Grave Digger, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Raminator, Nitro Hornet and Cleatus? Those are the massive-wheeled trucks, being louder than any football fan ever dreamed of. 7 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $30-$140. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Oscar-nominated shorts

5 See the Oscar-nominated animated and live-action short films this weekend at the Magnolia at the Modern, which should help you in the office Oscar pool. The animated program screens 6 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; and the live-action films are 8 p.m. Friday and noon and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $9. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

Van Cliburn Memorial Concert

6 The Van Cliburn Foundation is remembering the one-year anniversary of its namesake’s death with a free outdoor concert in Sundance Square featuring eight finalists from three decades of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. They include Alexander Kobrin, Steven Lin and Simone Pedroni. It will also be live-streamed on the Cliburn website. 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday in Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth. Free. www.cliburn.org

13th Annual Mardi Gras Texas-style

7 Can’t make it to NOLA for Mardi Gras? Do it up Texas style, which means a little more inhibition is encouraged. There’ll be lots of food, beads and Texas music by the likes of Deryl Dodd, Kevin Fowler and the headliner, the Casey Donahew Band. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, and the party goes through midnight in the Fair Park Automobile Building, 1010 First Ave., Dallas. $35, $45 day of show or at the door. www.mardigrasdfw.com

‘The Wizard of Oz’

8 Complete with ruby slippers, this children’s educational exhibit features a “multi-sensory, cross-disciplinary exploration of the Land of Oz,” allowing kids to make their own decisions and learn other valuable tools — plus play in Munchkin houses! Through May 11 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. $10-$14. 817-255-9540; www.fwmuseum.org

Hip Pocket Theatre Benefit

9 Celebrate the Fort Worth arts intitution’s 38 years with this first of several previews of HPT’s upcoming 38th summer season. There’ll be music, excerpts from Lake Simons’ puppet Alice in Wonderland, and more. 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Rebecca Low Scuptural Gallery, 7608 Camp Bowie Blvd. W., Fort Worth. $38. www.hippocket.org

2014 AIDS Outreach Center benefit concert

10 This annual event is all about dance, with performances from Bruce Wood Dance Project, Avant Chamber Ballet, Dance TCU and others. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Texas Christian University, Erma Lowe Hall, Studio Theatre, 3000 S. University Drive, Fort Worth. $10-$20 donation for the AOC. www.dance.tcu.edu

Late Nights at the DMA

11 The Dallas Museum of Art’s first Late Nights event of the year means the museum and all its spaces, inside and out, will be filled with films, concerts, a DJ, a Twitter treasure hunt, exhibit tours and more. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Free (some events require an admission ticket, though). 214-922-1803; www.dm-art.org

Imagine Dragons

12 If you caught this band’s Grammys performance of Radioactive with Kendrick Lamar, you know you saw a showstopper. That also gives you an idea why the band with the children’s book name has transcended the quiet popularity of the alt-pop scene to reach full-fledged stadium rock status. 7 p.m. Friday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $29.50-$49.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

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