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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: August 15-21, 2014

Posted 7:01am on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens

1 Maybe if it were the Cowboys v. the cast of That’s So Raven, we’d have higher hopes. But, they’re still America’s team, and we believe. (We believe. We believe. We believe.) 6 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. Tickets start at $29. www.dallascowboys.com

North Texas State Fair and Rodeo

2 Eighty-five years? Wow. The long-running fair in Denton is back with usual rodeo and fried food-on-a-stick fun; plus concerts from Randy Rodgers Band, JB and the Sunshine Boys, Tracy Lawrence and others. The opening parade is 8:30 a.m. Saturday; the fair runs Friday through Aug. 23 at 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton. $15; $10 for ages 7-10; children 6 and younger are free; passes are $40-$90. 940-387-2632; www.ntfair.com

‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’

3 You’ve seen it on TV, but not on the big screen yet, so catch it in a Fathom Events showing. You know there’s gonna be howling all around you. This version comes with a making-of featurette, too. 8 p.m. Thursday at DFW theaters including AMC NorthPark, Ridgmar 13, Cinemark Alliance Town Center, Northeast Mall 18, AMC Parks at Arlington and Cinemark 12 Town Center in Mansfield. $16-$18. See more theaters and buy tickets at www.FathomEvents.com

‘Nekkid With the Cats: A Wisepecker Conundrum’

4 So many places this could go, but if we know Johnny Simons, who wrote this for Hip Pocket Theatre, chances are they’ll be naughty mixed with sweet. Actors Gary Payne and Kristi Ramos Toler play the Wisepeckers. Friday through Sept. 7 at Silver Creek Amphitheatre, 1950 Silver Creek Road, Fort Worth. $20. 817-246-9775; www.hippocket.org

Chill Out at West Seventh

5 Did anyone see the TV news report this week where they had a block of ice melting to show how hot it is? Yes, guys, ice melts when it’s hot. When it’s lukewarm, too. But the ice at this outdoor ice rink won’t melt — because it’s synthetic — at this dog-days-of-summer event. There’ll be music, art and other events, too. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Crockett Square in the heart of Fort Worth’s West Seventh District. Free. www.west-7th.com

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden

6 Two of our favorite ’90s bands, both of which started in the ’80s. And both of which are known for their frontmen: Trent Reznor and Chris Cornell. This one’s gonna rock. 7 p.m. Sunday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. $39.50-$99.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Spirited Away’

7 Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-nominated 2002 movie tells the tale of a 10-year-old girl who enters the spirit world. It’s part of the Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation series, presented by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Lone Star Film Society. 10 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The museum is at 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $9. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

Stars of American Ballet

8 Pretty big deal, this. Major names from New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet — among the biggest of the American ballet companies — will perform classic works by Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and others. 3 p.m. Sunday at Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. $25-$65. 972-744-4650; www.eisemanncenter.org

Dallas One-Minute Play Festival

9 Yes, there is such a thing as one-minute plays, and the idea is taking off around the country. Curated by the original New York-based One-Minute Play Festival, the event happens in Dallas for the first time, using local writers. Almost 60 plays, each less than 60 seconds, in one evening. 8 p.m. Saturday-Monday at McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave., Dallas. $20. 214-953-1055; www.kitchendogtheater.org

Chris Isaak

10 The funny, handsome, smooth-talking crooner is back in town, and we predict lots of swooning in the World’s Largest Honky-Tonk. 10:30 p.m. Friday at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Stockyards. $15-$45. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com

KXT Summer Cut

11 If there’s gonna be an outdoor concert festival presented by a local radio station, KXT’s is a lineup we can get behind: Death Cab for Cutie, Iron and Wine, the Hold Steady, the Oh Hellos, the Wild Feathers, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, the Unlikely Candidates, the Orbans and Valise. 4:30 p.m. Friday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. $25-$56.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Magic in the Moonlight’

12 Catch Woody Allen’s film of the year in this week’s Magnolia at the Modern series. It stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone. 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

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