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Cheaper by the Dozen plays at Artisan Center Theatre.

Wed 20 – Fresh off their Fort Worth Weekly Music Award victory for Best Rock Band, Mean Motor Scooter headlines the show tonight at Lola’s Saloon. The high-intensity garage trio will be backed up by Same Brain and Tomato Dodgers — we wonder if that band plays a lot of Fruit Ninja. The show is at 9pm at 2736 W 6th St, FW. Admission is $5. Call 817-877-0666.

 

Thur 21 – We’re not sure why 95 Behind calls itself that, but a lot of the musical influences listed on the San Antonio rock band’s Facebook page seem pulled from 1995, like Nirvana and Foo Fighters. They’ll be sharing the stage with Canvas (together again!), Thatch, Trevor Douglas, Maria & The Gypsyhouse, and other bands tonight at 6:30pm at Tomcats West, 3137 Alta Mere Dr, FW. Admission is $5-12.

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Fri 22 – First, Sheryl WuDunn became the first Asian-American reporter ever hired by the New York Times, and then she became the first Asian-American reporter ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the Tiananmen Square massacre. She’ll be one of the featured speakers at this weekend’s Mayborn Conference, along with Gilbert King and Margo Jefferson. The event runs today thru Sat at Austin Ranch, 2009 Anderson Gibson Rd, Grapevine. Tickets are $60-100. Call 940-565-4564.

 

Sat 23 – All the mass shootings recently have made the furor over North Carolina’s anti-transgender bathroom bill die down somewhat, but the law is still on the books, so 515 Bar is hosting Solidarity Fest, a benefit for organizations fighting discriminatory laws in North Carolina and Texas. War Party and Sealion are some of the bands playing, and there will also be a trans poetry slam. The event is 1pm Sat-2am Sun at 515 S Jennings Av, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-338-0515.

 

Sun 24 – Shawn Wayans has been busy working on a sequel to White Chicks (this is actually not a joke), but he’ll take some time out of his schedule to visit The Improv at Arlington, so we’ll be able to sample some of his family’s famous comedy chops and perhaps ask what he’s thinking. He takes the stage Fri thru today at 309 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington. Tickets are $25. Call 817-635-5555.

 

Mon 25 – When Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey wrote Cheaper by the Dozen in 1948, their memoir of growing up in a family of 12 children was a runaway bestseller. A few decades later, Mark Bucci, Christopher Sergel, and David Rogers adapted the book into a musical play. Artisan Center Theatre unearths this curiosity. It runs thru Aug 20 at Belaire Theater, 420 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst. Tickets are $11-18. Call 817-283-3406.

 

Tues 26 – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame presents No Turning Back: The Art of Veryl Goodnight. This exhibit of paintings and sculptures shares its name with the autobiography that the Colorado-based artist recently published, taking in her decades of Western-themed art. The show runs Fri thru Oct 30 at 1720 Gendy St, FW. Admission is $8-10. Call 817-336-4475.

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