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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: May 9-15, 2014

Posted 6:45am on Wednesday, May. 07, 2014

Homegrown Music and Arts Festival

1Here’s another growing (ha) local music festival, and it’s a good bang for the buck considering that Toadies will be headlining, and you can also catch Sarah Jaffe, You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Seryn and others. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Garden, 1901 Main St., Dallas. $20. www.homegrownfest.com

Fort Worth Opera fest’s final weekend

2The monthlong festival closes out with snippets of brand-new opera in the second annual Frontiers new works showcase (3 p.m. Friday). And here are your last chances to catch the operas: With Blood, With Ink will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Silent Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Così fan tutte at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall and McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. Single tickets are $25-$200; the Frontiers showcase is free. 817-731-0726; www.fwopera.org

Lady Antebellum

3Can this group keep up with its enormous success from a few years ago? We’ll see when the band brings its Take Me Downtown tour to Big D, with Billy Currington and David Nail opening. 7 p.m. Friday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave. Dallas. $31.25-$56. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

4Jubilee Theatre continues adventures into the plays of August Wilson with this early work, covering the 1920s part of his Century Cycle, and the only one of the 10 not set in Pittsburgh (this one’s in Chicago). It explores white producers taking advantage of black talent (Timely much? Hello, Donald Sterling.), through the great blues singer Ma Rainey. Previews are Friday through May 15. It opens May 16 and runs through June 3 at Jubilee Theatre, 506 Main St., Fort Worth. Previews $10; $18-$25 during the run. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org

Frontier Fort Days

5That word in front of the “Worth” in our city’s name? For one, don’t abbreviate it, ever. And to find out more about its meaning, visit this annual festival, which features food, entertainment, infantry demonstrations, Native American exhibits and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Fort Worth Stockyards. www.fortworthstockyards.org

Mark Morris Dance Group

6You can’t talk about 20th century contemporary dance without Morris’ name coming up as one of the most important innovators. He brings his company to Dallas, presented by TITAS, at 8 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $12-$135. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

North Texas Beer and Wine Festival

7This is all about tasting, not guzzling. The event emphasizes craft beers and regional wineries, and it features cooking demonstrations, music and more. 1-10 p.m. Saturday at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. General admission tickets are $30, $40 at the door; $75 for VIP; and $20 for a designated-driver ticket. www.northtexasbeerfestival.com

Barry Douglas

8The gold medalist of the 1985 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition returns to close out Cliburn Concerts’ 2013-14 season with a Brahms-heavy program. He’ll sprinkle in some Schubert, too. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $20-$90. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

‘Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure’

9Georgia O’Keeffe’s husband was a respected photographer, and 10 of his rare, large-format photogravures are displayed in this exhibit. It runs Saturday through Oct. 9 at Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org

Fairmount Tour of Homes

10Here’s a great Mother’s Day gift: Take Mom to tour houses on Fort Worth’s south side, including some historic homes. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $12, $18 day of tour. www.historicfairmount.com

‘The Curious Savage’

11Tarrant Actors Regional Theater (TART) had a very promising debut last year with a terrific staging of The Woman in Black; let’s see if it lives up to the promise with this 1950 chestnut by John Patrick. The play, about eccentrics in a psych ward, starred Lillian Gish on Broadway. Friday through May 25 at the Sanders Theatre in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $10-$25. 682-231-0082; www.thetart.org

‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

12Let’s get this straight: A Jim Jarmusch movie about vampires starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton? Say no more. It screens at the Magnolia the Modern this weekend, 6 and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2 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. Meanwhile, it continues at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas, www.angelikafilmcenter.com.

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