Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: May 30-June 5, 2014

Posted 8:33am on Wednesday, May. 28, 2014

‘Jersey Boys’

Some slot it in the growing category of “jukebox musical,” but this bio-musical about the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is much more than that. Great story, awesome songs, and hopefully, the cast touring to Fort Worth will be up to the high notes. The Tony-winning show finally makes its debut here, after three times in Dallas. Tuesday through June 15 at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $38.50-$121. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

Jazz Sundays and Movie Nights in Sundance Square

Are you in love with the finally finished Sundance Square yet? Then take a few more visits with free family-friendly events, such as the Sunday Music Jazz Series at 2 p.m. Sundays (this Sunday is Alcedrick Todd) and the Movie Night in the Plaza series, at dusk on Wednesdays (this week is Frozen). Free. Bring blankets and chairs, but no outside food or drink. www.sundancesquare.com

Mexico vs. Ecuador in soccer

The most popular sport in the world — the other “football” — brings a huge match between two tough teams to town. 2 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $50-$200. www.attstadium.com

Burning Bubba Festival

This is Billy Bob’s one little riff on Burning Man, without the desert, art, hipsters and days of whatever they do out there. The headliner on the outdoor stage is Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, with Mike and the Moonpies; inside it’s Shooter Jennings and the Waymore’s Outlaws and Blackberry Smoke. There’ll also be off-road vehicles, which we thought was an everyday occurrence at BBT. Outside is free, inside is $15-$25. Starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Fort Worth Stockyards. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com

‘Swan Lake’

It’s one of the most famous and gorgeous ballets, but the big news about Texas Ballet Theater’s season-closing performance is that it features accompaniment by the Fort Worth Symphony, the first time TBT has had live music since the 2009 season. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $15-$190. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org

Rockin’ the River

It’s time for one of our fave summer outdoor music happenings. Get a brew, sit in an inner tube or on a float and listen. The Rockin’ the River series kicks off Thursday with the Thieving Birds. The series goes through Aug. 7, and new this year: fireworks after every show. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through the summer at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. Free. www.rockintheriverfw.com

‘For No Good Reason’

Hey, a film with Johnny Depp that’s not about Johnny Depp? In this doc, he visits legendary cartoonist Ralph Steadman as we learn about the work of the iconoclast — Steadman, not Depp. 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

The Eagle BFD

Radio station The Eagle/97.1 FM is still rocking out. So much so that all of the bands on the annual BFD lineup sound like they would win a knife fight: Five Finger Death Punch, Steel Panther, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Killswitch Engage, Pop Evil, The Pretty Reckless. 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave. Dallas. $9.71-$55. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Killer Joe’

There have been several film versions of Tracy Letts’ plays in recent years, most notably his Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County. But his earlier, and much sicker, play Killer Joe gets the award for best film version. The play is wild, and you’ll get to see for yourself as L.I.P. Service gives it a go, bucket-of-chicken scene and all. It opened Thursday and runs through June 7 at 8 p.m. at Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 Fifth Ave., Fort Worth. $15. 817-923-9500; www.jasonleyva.com

Storyteller Night

Storytelling is making a comeback, and audiences are digging it. Stage West’s occasional series features Elizabeth Ellis, Pete Geren and Antoinette Simmons this week. 7 p.m. Monday at Stage West, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth. $10; $5 if you come early to the Ole Vic Café and order an entree (opens at 6 p.m.). 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org

‘Always … Patsy Cline’

Still one of the best vocalists of the 20th century, Patsy Cline and her music are celebrated in the umpteenth revival of this play-with-songs. Friday through June 8 at Casa Mañana Theatre, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $41-$76. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org

Tap the Future

Like Shark Tank? One of that show’s brajillionaire stars, Daymond John, and a team of other richie-riches will hear ideas from five businesses — NeedTo Inc. (Austin), Determined Nation (Fort Collins, Colo.), Snowgate LLC (Boulder, Colo.), UrbanTVs (McAllen) and PartyTapper (Grand Prairie) — for a chance to get $20,000. Since Mark Cuban is in Dallas quite a bit, think he’ll show? 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. Free. Sign up for tickets at MLTaptheFuture.com.

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