Tear Jerker

The world according to John Irving

Etiquette for a Murder will be onstage beginning 8 p.m. Saturday at the Dave & Buster's at 8021 Walnut Hill, 214-361-5553; Country Club Capers performances begin 8 p.m. Saturday at the D&B at 2601 Preston Road, 214-387-0915. Tickets are $29.95 for both. Reservations are required. --Patrick Williams

Folk Implosion
Trust me, nobody cares anymore if "Puff (the Magic Dragon)" is about a boy and his friendly dragon or a boy and his joint. Though, if I had a hammer, I'd probably put it to good use on anybody who seriously wants to continue the debate. The folk trio of Peter, Paul & Mary has been producing both silly and socially conscious songs for more than 40 years, winning fans from baby boomers to Generation X. True fans roll their eyes when neophytes identify "Leaving on a Jet Plane" as "that song from Armageddon." Times have changed, but not so much that hits like "Blowin' in the Wind" have no meaning. In fact, those songs and others have particular resonance in an era that's not so different from the late '60s--a different war, but a similar sentiment. Last of all, "I would like to say a word or two--I know you won't be thinking this applies to you, but it's true, and it do": Whether you have gray hair or a pink Mohawk, Peter, Paul & Mary have a song for you. The trio performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Tickets are $35 to $100. Call 214-692-0203. --Michelle Martinez

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