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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: June 6-12, 2014

Posted 8:23am on Wednesday, Jun. 04, 2014

Firestone 600 Verizon IndyCar Series

1 There are other races and car events at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, including the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 8 p.m. Friday; but the biggie is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth. $30-$79. 817-215-8510; www.texasmotorspeedway.com

Concerts in the Garden

2 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s annual celebration of music and the outdoors is back, opening Friday with the Texas Tenors, “Broadway Today” on Saturday and “Classical Cowtown” on Sunday. Concerts begin at 8:15 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 5 at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. Every concert ends with fireworks. Each concert $21-$26 for lawn tickets; $26-$46 for tables. Parking is $10 for shuttle from Farrington Field, $15 in North or South lots, or $20-$25 for VIP/valet. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

‘Pinocchio Commedia’

3 It’s one of Johnny Simons’ favorite plays, and Hip Pocket revives it yet again to open its 38th season. The lying wooden boy meets commedia dell’arte. Hijinks ensue. Friday through June 29 at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $15-$20. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org

White Denim at Shipping & Receiving

4 Shipping & Receiving, not far from the Near Southside, is fast becoming one of Fort Worth’s go-to live music venues, thanks to events like the monthly South Main Saturday series, which features a different live act at the top of each month. June’s featured band is Austin’s White Denim, which has earned critical acclaim for its most recent LP, last year’s Corsicana Lemonade. The concert kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday at Shipping & Receiving, 201 S. Calhoun St., Fort Worth. $20. 817-887-9313; shippingandreceivingbar.com

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour

5 This is officially George Strait’s tour (see this week’s cover story, page XX), but check out the support team: Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Asleep at the Wheel. Uh-oh, talk about dilemmas for the NASCAR fans, who have races at another nearby arena with a big ol’ flat screen. Starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $147-$250. www.attstadium.com

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

6 Seriously, cliff diving in North Texas? You haven’t seen those rocks at Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. Men and women divers will jump about 90 feet from the cliffs into probably-not-that-deep water. Friday and Saturday at the Hell’s Gate Cove on Possum Kingdom Lake. It’s free, but oh — you’ll have to watch it by boat. That part’s on you. This website will tell you how to rent one: www.redbullcliffdiving.com

‘Good People’

7 Anytime a playwright writes a play called Good People, you can bet that the characters probably aren’t. Cuz good people are, you know, boring. WaterTower Theatre presents the area premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Tony-nominated play, Friday through June 29 at WaterTower Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. $20-$40. 972-450-6232; www.watertowertheatre.org

PianoTexas International Academy and Festival

8 Unless you’re a piano prodigy, you probably aren’t interested in the academy part. But the festival features some killer concerts throughout the month, including a biggie with Joyce Yang, who won the silver medal at the 2005 Cliburn. Concerts are Tuesday through June 29 at Texas Christian University, PepsiCo Recital Hall, Fort Worth. $25 for the major concerts. 817-257-7456; www.pianotexas.org

Camp Bowie Glory Days Car Show

9 Cue the Springsteen song. Classic cars and other activities are the deal in this Camp Bowie District event, 5-9 p.m. Saturday at 8000 Camp Bowie West (next to Sutherlands) in Fort Worth. Free, $15 to register a car for the show. www.campbowiedistrict.com

‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’

10 The IndyJo exhibit is still at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, so pair it with a showing of the third blockbuster film from the original series. Do it before the next one comes out and you realize Harrison Ford looks more like Sean Connery now. Not that that’s a bad thing. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Movie Taverns at Hulen and West Seventh Street in Fort Worth. $9.25. www.movietavern.com

Arlington Fire Department Random Acts of Kindness Benefit

11 Help good people do good things. The benefit is headlined by Clay Thrash, with Heather Little and the Aaron Sandoval Band opening. 8 p.m. Friday at Queen City Music Hall, 425 Commerce St. in downtown Fort Worth. $20-$40. www.queencitymusichall.com

Deep Ellum Music and Tattoo Festival

12 Or as it’s also known, “any day of the week in Deep Ellum.” Performers include the great Black Flag (sans Henry Rollins), Dale Watson, The Rev. Horton Heat, MxPx, Ishi, the Vandals, Quaker City Nighthawks, Slobberbone, Brutal Juice, The Whigs, The Von Ehrics, Los Skarnales and more. Wednesday through June 15 at Club Dada, 2720 Elm St., Dallas, and on Elm Street outside the club. (Dang, they better have that construction finished by then). $15-$20 per show. www.dadadallas.com

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