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Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2014

Posted 9:17am on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Dallas DanceFest

1 The first Dallas DanceFest — a revamp of another event that ended in 2004 after 20 years — happens this weekend, and it’s very exciting for the dance community, and dance lovers. There are showcases Friday and Saturday nights, featuring Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and many other local groups; and on Sunday, the Dance Council honors, recognizing locals for their longtime commitment, including Fort Worth’s Suzie Jary, who helps dancers find post-dance careers. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. $25-$100 each day. www.ticketdfw.com

Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

2 Chicago-based photographer Evans was commissioned by the Amon Carter Museum for this project, to run in conjunction with the “Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River” opening in October. Saturday through Jan. 25 at the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. 817-738-1933; www.cartermuseum.org

Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock

3 This is soooo cool. The Lone Star Film Society shows a selection of films from the suspense master. Some of them are well known, and there’s one that hasn’t been seen before in these parts. That would be the 1921 silent film The Lodger, recently rediscovered and released. The lineup is: The 39 Steps (1935), 7 p.m. Friday; Psycho (1960), 9 p.m. Friday; Notorious (1946), 4:30 p.m. Saturday; The Lodger (1927), 1:30p.m Sunday ; and Rear Window (1954), 3:30 p.m Sunday. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $5-$8 per film. Blackmail was shown Thursday. www.prekindle.com/events/lonestar

Bounce TV Music Fest with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Patti LaBelle

4 Love Maze and Frankie, but we have no idea why Patti LaBelle is billed second on this concert. Even her former bandmates in Labelle — the group that showed KISS how to play dress-up — would agree. Right, Nona? Ruben Studdard opens. 7 p.m. Friday at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 1818 First Ave., Dallas. $29.75-$125.75. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com

Bedford Blues and BBQ Labor Day Festival

5 This event has changed names so many times that we can’t keep count, but the ’cue and the blues always rock. The Labor Day weekend event features headliners Robert Randolph and the Family Band (Saturday) and Robert Cray (Sunday), with Petty Theft, Shemekia Copeland and Royal Southern Brotherhood also in the lineup. 6-10 p.m. Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the lot across from Bedford City Hall at 1951 L. Don Dodson Drive, Bedford. $7-$10 each day; $15 weekend pass. www.bedfordbluesbbq.com

Clearfork Music Festival

6 This daylong event features music by The Black Angels, The Bright Light Social Hour, Burning Hotels, Wild Child, Son of Stan and many more. Plus food trucks and specialty beers will be there. Gates open at noon Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. $30-$75. www.clearforkfest.com

‘Buyer & Cellar’

7 Plano native Michael Urie, best known for playing Marc on Ugly Betty, is touring with the one-man show that was a hit in NYC, a play about a man who finds himself in a job cleaning Barbra Streisand’s basement. The performance inaugurates the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Off Broadway on Flora series. 8 p.m. Sept. 3-5, 2 and 8 p.m. Sept. 6, at City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

Terry Bozzio

8 Percussionists know him well as one of the country’s leading jazz, ethnic and experimental drummers, and he has worked with Frank Zappa, Missing Persons (his ex-wife Dale Bozzio was the helium-voiced lead singer), Jeff Beck and many others. 7:30 p.m. Friday at McDavid Studio, 301 E. Fifth St., Fort Worth. $33. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com

‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’

9 Don’t ask us to get into a quote-off of this seminal Amy Heckerling high school movie from 1982. Because you will lose. Bone up by catching it on the big screen in this week’s Retro Cinema series at the Movie Taverns. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and Sept. 4 at area Movie Taverns. $7.25. www.movietavern.com

Pickin’ for Preemies

10 The annual Labor Day music festival to benefit Cook Children’s NICU unit features a day of music, headlined by Pat Green and including Josh Weathers, Roger Creager, Deryl Dodd and others. Music begins at 4 p.m. Monday at Billy Bob’s Texas in the Stockyards. $25. 817-624-7117; www.billybobstexas.com

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

11 The most exciting new dance company to emerge in Fort Worth last year, Dark Circles opens its new season with three nights featuring guest artists and, no doubt, movement that you haven’t seen much of yet. 8 p.m. Sept. 4-6 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Sanders Theatre, 1300 Gendy St., Fort Worth. $12-$20. www.darkcirclescontemporarydance.com

Jason Mraz

12 We dig him. Mraz and his music are very likeable, but who knew he’d be close to selling out two nights at the Winspear Opera House? His fans, that’s who. He swings through on his Yes! Tour. 8 p.m. Sept. 2 and Sept. 3 at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas. $25-$75. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org

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