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Dirty dozen entertainment guide: March 21-27, 2014

Posted 8:49am on Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014


1 If you ever hear her announce it’s her final tour, don’t believe it. And then smile — because no one wants to see this good thing end. Still looking and sounding killer, Cher brings her “Dressed to Kill” tour to Dallas; Pat Benatar opens. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at American Airlines Center, Dallas. $29.25-$159.75. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

Empty Bowls

2 You’ll notice lots of food/drink events in this week’s dozen, which is why it’s important to remember those who go hungry. This annual event, benefiting Tarrant Area Food Bank, features bowls and dishes designed by local artists; some are signed by such stars as Miranda Lambert, Olga Kern and Richard Petty. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the Amon G. Carter Exhibits Hall at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $50-$130, advance only; raffle tickets available online too. 817-332-9177; www.tafb.org.

Forbidden Broadway

3 They skewer Broadway shows, and they’ve been doing it for several decades. Even if you don’t know the musicals (but you will), you’ll still laugh. The spectacle, which normally plays smaller spaces for several days, will do one night at Bass Hall. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $22-$55. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Brewfest on Crockett

4 What’s different about this Saturday-night celebration of beer in the West Seventh Street district? There’ll be stages for entertainment along Crockett Street, with performances from Ronnie Heart, the Travoltas, the Tontons and more. Beers featured include brews from Real Ale, Saint Arnold, Franconia, Odell, Oskar Blues and more. 5-10 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. www.west-7th.com.

Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival

5 This major celebration of Cowtown cuisine isn’t until next week, but if you plan to attend, you’ll want to map out your itinerary. The series kicks off Thursday at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Stockyards. Then, there are events all over town March 28-30, with key showcases at Bass Hall (Tastes of the World) and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Tickets vary by event. www.fortworthfoodandwinefestival.com.

Fort Worth Kennel Club Dog Shows

6 Several AKC dog shows happen Friday through Sunday at Will Rogers Memorial Center, so expect all kinds of breeds, from Akitas and bullmastiffs to corgis and basenjis. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. $5; free for children under 12. www.fortworthkennelclub.org.

Dancing Beyond Borders

7 Dallas Black Dance Theatre does its annual show in Fort Worth, featuring works by Katricia Eaglin, Richard A. Freeman and Nycole Ray, plus Darryl Sneed’s Marvin Gaye tribute And Now Marvin. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Scott Theatre at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. $30. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

Art on the Greene

8 This outdoor festival is in Richard Greene Linear Park, but you might know it better as that green patch between two mammoth sports venues: Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium in Arlington. There’ll be food and entertainment, but the highlight is visual art, including Norm Hines’ Caelum Moor sculpture, which you may remember from the 1990s as the stones that were arranged like Stonehenge until religious leaders worried that witches would use them as a meeting place (there were put in storage, and now they’re back). 3-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Richard Greene Linear Park, Arlington. Free. www.artonthegreene.com.

‘We Are Proud to Present a Presentation …’

9 The full title of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play, having its area premiere at Undermain Theatre, is We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915. The play, named a top 10 show by New York Magazine, follows a troupe of young actors as they prepare to portray the extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia. Already in previews, it opens Saturday and runs through April 19 at Undermain Theatre, 3200 Main St., Dallas. $15-$40; preview performances $10. 214-747-5515; www.undermain.org.

‘Die tote stadt’

10 Speaking of titles, the one for this masterful work from Erich Korngold rolls off the tongue in German, but sounds cooler if you say it’s English translation: The Dead City. This opera is a critical favorite but rarely seen, so don’t miss the opportunity from Dallas Opera. Friday through April 6 at Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $19-$179. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org.

Bruce Robison

11 Interesting that on the same night as his more popular brother Charlie is playing in Dallas (at the Granada Theater), Bruce does a show without his wife, Kelly Willis. It’s all good, as Bruce is a master songwriter, and he’s great on his own. 9 p.m. Friday at White Elephant Saloon, 106 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth. $15. www.whiteelephantsaloon.com.

Dallas Comedy Festival

12 The fifth annual event at the Dallas Comedy House continues, with many of the bigger-name comics coming for the final days. The event is heavy on sketch and improv comedy, but you can catch some cool stand-up, too. Through Saturday at Dallas Comedy House, 2645 Commerce St., Dallas. Individual events $10-$20; show badges $159; VIP badges $379. 214-741-4448; www.dallascomedyfestival.com.

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