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Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 22-28, 2014

Posted 9:06am on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Great Performances Festival: Brahms and Dvořák

1 It’s true, the German and Czech composers (respectively) were friends, and the Fort Worth Symphony has chosen to celebrate their work in its annual Great Performances Festival. The event features guest violinist Augustin Hadelich and cellist Joshua Roman; Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday at Bass Hall, Fort Worth. Festival passes are $33-$144; individual tickets are $16-$65. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org

‘Munch 150’

2 He’s been through rough times — including depression and having his work burgled by contemporary art thieves — and he’s been wildly influential to other artists. The work of the Norwegian artist best known for The Scream — we speak of Edvard Munch — is explored in this “exhibition on screen” look at his work in three major museums. 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-332-8451; www.kimbellart.org

‘Stella & Lou’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’

3 Two comedies open at two of North Texas’ best theaters. It’s romantic comedy with the area premiere of Bruce Graham’s Stella & Lou, Saturday through Sept. 30 at Circle Theatre, 230 W. Fourth St., Fort Worth; $20-$35; 817-877-3040; www.circletheatre.com. And at Stage West, look out for a revival of Christopher Durang’s wacky Beyond Therapy, Saturday through Sept. 30, 821 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth; $20-$35; 817-784-9378; www.stagewest.org.

Gala of the Royal Horses

4 Gorgeous equines from around the world will promenade, preen and show why they’re better than regular ol’ horses — because they’re royal; cue the Lorde music — at this North Texas tour stop, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $20-$100. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

One Direction and Jaime Scott

5 Unless you’re driving your t(w)eens to this concert featuring these two heartthrob pop acts, steer clear of Arlington’s entertainment district Sunday. Jamie Scott opens. 7 p.m. Sunday at AT&T Stadium, Arlington. $79.50-$99.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Aerosmith and Slash

6 And from one of the youngest of the superstar pop bands we go into Aerosmith, who have been rocking out — or at least screaming the easy digestible lyrics of Diane Warren — for longer than the collective ages of the One Direction boys. A GnR’less Slash opens. 7:30 p.m. Friday at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Lane, Dallas. $49.50-$149.50. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

‘Satellites,’ by Christopher Blay

7 He was born in Liberia, but Fort Worth art lovers know him for more than a decade of photography and other work. He’s in residence at the University of Texas at Dallas’ central Dallas art spot, CentralTrak, and this sculptural installation will introduce him to a new audience. Saturday through Sept. 20 at CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas. Free. 214-824-9302; www.centraltrak.net

‘Year of the Rooster’

8 This new play about cockfighting (and more) not only kicks off the new season for Dallas’ terrific Upstart Productions, it launches one of the area’s most exciting performing arts initiatives in years: The Elevator Project, in which six smaller companies will get to use the Studio Theatre at the Wyly Theatre in the 2014-15 season. Buy a season ticket (the other groups are Cara Mia Theatre Company, Dallas Actor’s Lab, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, African American Repertory Theater and Second Thought Theatre) for $100. Rooster runs Friday through Sept. 6 at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, Studio Theatre, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $20. www.ticketdfw.com

‘It’s a Man’s World’

9 DVA Productions has done revues of songs by great women of popular music, now it’s the guys’ turn. Tunes by the Temptations, the Beatles, Michael Jackson and others will get the DVA treatment. Joe Rogers directs. Friday through Aug. 31 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $15-$20. 817-738-1938; http://tinyurl.com/obtazkq

‘Princess Mononoke’

10 The Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation series closes with his beloved Princess Mononoke (1997), presented by Lone Star Film Festival. 2 p.m. Saturday at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $5-$9. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org

‘Dr. Who’ season premiere: ‘Deep Breath’

11 Peter Capaldi is the new doc in Whoville. Er, you know what we mean. (But wouldn’t a Dr. Who/Dr. Seuss crossover be cool?) The eighth season premiere will be shown on movie screens at midnight Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at area movie theaters, including Ridgmar 13, Cinemark Alliance Town Center, Northeast Mall 18, AMC Parks at Arlington and Cinemark 12 Town Center in Mansfield. $13.75-$18. See more theaters and buy tickets at www.FathomEvents.com

Register for The Amazingly Global Race

12 This event, which will raise money for Fort Worth Sister Cities International, isn’t until October, but the deadline’s approaching to register. Teams of four will walk, run and ride to eight international stations, attempting various challenges along the way to reach the finish line at Sundance Square Plaza. There’s prize money involved. Learn more about the organization and the event here at www.fwsistercities.org/the-amazingly-global-race

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