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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: April 25-May 1, 2014

Posted 6:21am on Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

EdgeFest 24

Beck is back and headlining the 24th annual Edgefest, which also includes such hot tickets as Avett Brothers, Chvrches, Cage the Elephant, Bastille, New Politics, Grouplove, the Neighbourhood and many other bands. Doors open at noon Saturday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. $39.99-$67.50. edgefest.kdge.com

Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden

Is it finally OK to say spring is here? That we’ll have no more close-to-freezing days until November? In a weekend loaded with festivals, this is one of the favorites, because no matter how festival-y it gets, it’s still set in the middle of a serene, blooming garden. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. $3-$5. 817-871-7686; www.fwbg.org

‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’

Playwright Steven Dietz has adapted Doyle’s final Sherlock Holmes story for a production that’s sure to be hit at Dallas Theater Center, or our name isn’t Cumberbatch. Previews begin Friday (a pay-what-you-can date), opens May 2 and runs through May 25. AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theatre, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. Tickets start at $15. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Patio Crawl

Get your fill of food and brews in the Camp Bowie District. The crawl happens at three restaurants/bars along Camp Bowie Boulevard, on Friday, starting at Winslow’s Wine Cafe (5-6:30 p.m.), then moving to Original Mexican Eats Cafe (6:30-8 p.m.) and finishing at the Ginger Man (8-9:30 p.m.). $10 gets you a cold Rahr beer with $3 refills and food specials, plus the first 100 attendees get a collectible pint glass. More at www.campbowiedistrict.com

Art in the Square

Southlake’s big spring festival is back, and that means face-painting, music and lots of arts and crafts to gander at. The Cadillac Three will be the music headliner at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The fest runs 4-10:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday in the Southlake Town Square, Southlake. Free. www.artinthesquare.com

Prairie Fest

The eco-friendly Prairie Fest, which is all solar-powered, has food and drink from the likes of Chadra, Sassy Hot Dogs and The Usual, music from Brave Combo and Pablo & Hemphill 7, and more. 11 a.m.-sunset Saturday at Tandy Hills Natural Area, 3400 View St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-731-2787; www.tandyhills.org/fest

Earth Day Texas 2014

Some of the Earth Day celebrations already came and went Tuesday — the official day. But the big Dallas bash is this weekend, and features Ed Begley Jr., Polyphonic Spree and animal wrangler David Mizejewski. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Fair Park, Dallas. Free. earthdaytx.org.

DADA Spring Gallery Walk

Gallery hopping in Dallas is getting more and more fun, with more in on the party these days. Seriously, the list is huge. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday at galleries and museums in Dallas. Free. 214-914-1099. Find list of participants and maps at www.dallasartdealers.org

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival

Big-time jazz highlights this year’s event, with headlining performances by Al Jarreau, Asleep at the Wheel and Brave Combo (they’re everywhere this weekend!). Expect UNT jazz groups, including the One O’Clock Lab Band, and others, too. 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday at Denton’s Quakertown Park and Facilities, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton. Free. www.dentonjazzfest.com

‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’

It’s one of the greatest American musicals, and it’s performed concert-staging style by the potent combo of Uptown Players and the Turtle Creek Chorale, at a large venue. Thursday through April 26 at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $39-$54. 214-219-2718; www.uptownplayers.org


This festival isn’t until next week, but a heads up for the fun, family-friendly event. 3:30-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday in Trinity Park, Fort Worth. $5-$8. 817-332-1055; www.mayfest.org

Walkin’ the Line

Not just a Johnny Cash tribute. It’s a Johnny Cash AND June Carter Cash tribute. Sweet. 9 p.m. Friday at Tolbert’s, 423 S. Main St., Grapevine. $7 cover. 817-421-4888; www.tolbertsrestaurant.com

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