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Dirty dozen entertainment guide: June 27-July 3, 2014

Posted 9:20am on Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014

Ballet Concerto Summer Dance Concert

1 The 32nd annual summer event includes a tribute to choreographer Christine Marie Hay, who died in November 2013 and choreographed 10 ballets for Ballet Concerto. Webster Dean has arranged three excerpts from her ballets. Other works include the Sylvia pas de deux, Luis Montero’s Bolero and Massine’s Gaite Parisienne. Don’t forget wine, beer and picnics. 8:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday at Trinity Park Pavilion, 2300 W. Seventh St., Fort Worth. Free lawn seating, $30 reserved table seating. 817-738-7915; www.balletconcerto.com.

Merle Haggard

2 Why do we plug him every time he makes a local appearance? If you’re asking that, then you need some schoolin’ on country and rock history. Merle the Great is back in town, 8 p.m. Saturday at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Stockyards. $15-$40. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com.


3 Maybe not as exciting as watching this horror/suspense classic while swimming in a giant pool, but it’s safer. In your mind, at least. Catch it 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Movie Tavern locations on Hulen and West Seventh streets in Fort Worth. $9.25. www.movietavern.com.

Concerts in the Garden

4 There’s plenty going on as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s popular event winds down, with tributes to the Rolling Stones (Friday) and the Eagles (Saturday), and Western swing revivalists Asleep at the Wheel on Sunday. And next week, three chances to celebrate Independence Day with the Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic (Wednesday, Thursday and July 4). Every concert ends with fireworks. Each concert $21-$26 for lawn tickets, $26-$46 for tables. Parking is $10 with a shuttle from Farrington Field, $15 in North or South lots, or $25 for VIP or valet. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

Kaboom Town

5 As usual, several Fourth of July events are happening before the Fourth, so as to avoid competition and give you more chances for sparklers and Black Cats. This one in Addison is one of the biggies. It’s 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday at Addison Circle Park. Free but tickets required. www.addisontexas.net/events/kaboomtown.

‘A Hard Day’s Night’

6 The Beatles film gets a 50th anniversary outdoor screening at the Modern, so bring a blanket. 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $6-$10. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

7 There’s a new theater outfit in town, and Prism Theatrics is doing it big. A professional, big-budget production of this Tony-winning musical, based on the 1967 movie, opens Thursday and runs through July 20 at Will Rogers Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth. $45-$100. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com.

Dallas Derby Devils

8 Game 3 of the season for the area’s biggest roller derby league promising the same bruising, bone-crushing action you love from this sport. Doors at 6:30, whistle at 7 p.m. Saturday at Nytex Sports Centre, 8851 Ice House Drive, North Richland Hills. $12, $35 fan pack; free parking. www.derbydevils.com.

‘The Grand Seduction’

9 This week’s Magnolia at the Modern film, starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, is charming, but any story about a small fishing village trying to lure a big-time doctor to stay there has to be, right? 6 and 8 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. Saturday; noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. $9. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.

Mimir Chamber Music Festival

10 One of the best chamber music events in the region returns, bringing renowned musicians to Fort Worth, Thursday through July 11 at TCU’s PepsiCo Recital Hall and the Kimbell’s Piano Pavilion. $10-$30 per performance. 817-257-5443; www.mimirfestival.org.

‘Mind’s Eye: Masterworks on Paper from David to Cezanne’

11 A big show, with smaller art. See works by Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix and more. Sunday through Oct. 26 at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. General admission is free, but this exhibit costs $8. 214-922-1803; www.dm-art.org.

The Fray

12 The band’s Triple-A hooks were all over the radio almost a decade ago. But the Fray are back, headlining a show with Barcelona and Oh Honey. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $37.50-$47.50. www.axs.com.

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