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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: July 18-24

Posted 7:48am on Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

Ballroom With a Twist

For you reality TV dance fans, this event brings some of the big names from Dancing With the Stars (Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Karina Smirnoff, Tony Dovolani, Cheryl Burke), as well as finalists from American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First St., Dallas. $36-$75. 800-745-3000; http://www.liveatthemusichall.com/

Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, so unless you’re lactose intolerant, it’s a good day, and the Kimbell Art Museum is doing it up with an event featuring ice cream-inspired kids activities and films, plus the debut of the Blue Bell flavor Magic Cookie Bar. You can also register for a year of free ice cream or a Kimbell membership. Noon-3 p.m. Sunday at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

The tagline for this reunion of the world’s greatest comedy outfit is enough to make you snort: “One down, five to go.” The living Monty Python members —John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin — come together for one final performance, and it’s broadcast in movie theaters all over. 1:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; Tarrant County theaters include Ridgmar 13, Cinemark Alliance Town Center, Regal Fossil Creek, Northeast Mall 18, AMC Parks at Arlington and Cinemark 12 Town Center in Mansfield. $18. See more theaters and buy tickets at www.FathomEvents.com

The Mavericks

They’re from Nashville, but they don’t sound like most of the Nashville artists you know. Hear for yourself at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. $39-$95. 214-824-9933; www.granadatheater.com

Beyonce and Jay-Z

They’re so beautiful and talented you want to hate them, but you can’t. They’re upstanding people, too. The power couple returns to town on their On the Run tour, 8 p.m. Tuesday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $100-$351. www.ticketmaster.com

‘One Day Pina Asked’

Not to be confused with the other, Oscar-nominated Wim Wenders documentary about legendary choreographer Pina Bausch, this film is part of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth’s Modern Dance Festival at the Modern. The Pina film screens at 3 p.m. Saturday (and other films begin at 1 p.m.); and the festival winds down with “A Choreographer’s Exchange,” 8 p.m. July 24 and 25 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. Free. 817-922-0944; www.cdfw.org

Rockin’ the River

It’s too hot to do anything outside that doesn’t involve putting some part of your body in the water, and so Panther Island Pavilion’s summer series continues with a Funday on Sunday; and the Dirty River Boys on Thursday.] Both events at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. Admission is free; but fees for various rentals (tubes, kayaks) and for beer and margaritas. And if it rains on the Thursday event, the music goes on, inside The Shack. Details at www.rockintheriverfw.com or www.pantherislandpavilion.com.

Concentrations 57: Slavs and Tatars

Slavs and Tatars is a collective whose latest work, in the “Long Legged Linguistics” series, opens at the Dallas Museum of Art. The illustrations, reminiscent of Soviet political art, is “an ongoing investigation of language as a source of political, metaphysical and even sexual emancipation.” OK, then. Friday through Dec. 14 at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Free. 214-922-1803; www.dma.org

KNON’s Fifth Annual Harmonica Blowout

If any musical instrument deserves its own “blowout,” it’s the harmonica, which is celebrated in this annual event. Blowers include James Harman, Sonny Boy Terry, Holland K. Smith, the Superkings and the Dallas Blues All-Stars. 4 p.m. Sunday at Poor David’s Pub, 1313 S. Lamar St., Dallas. Get tickets at KNON.org, Bill’s Records and Tapes in Dallas or Forever Young Records in Arlington. $15. www.poordavidspub.com


The New York Times has called it “one of the finest European films in recent memory.” This movie is about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 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

Big Smo

Country rap? Yep, it’s a thing. Big Smo is the latest torch-bearer for the subgenre, and this weekend he plays on the rooftop bar at Boon-Docks at Eagle Mountain Marina. 9 p.m. Friday at 6500 Wells Burnett Road, Fort Worth. 682-710-7183; find Boon-Docks on Facebook.

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center’s late-night happening features activities, music, refreshments and, of course, art. There’ll also be an outdoor screening of the classic comedy Bringing Up Baby. 6 p.m.-midnight Friday at Nasher Sculpture Museum, 2001 Flora St., Dallas. Free. 214-242-5100; www.nashersculpturecenter.org

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