Laugh It Up With Ali Wong At The Majestic, Go Through The Seasons With Future Islands At The Bomb Factory And Sing-A-Long To Grease At Texas Theatre.

There’s movie monsters and then there’s Pennywise.

The killer creature from the movie It has an appearance that terrifying enough on its own, but the fact that it can shift form and prey on your worst fears makes it that much worse. Those who watched the original two-part series back in 1990 can attest to the story’s potency.

And the reboot of the story that inspired an entire generation’s fear of clowns premiered this week. And it’s been getting rave reviews. So now a new generation will spend the next few weeks talking about the scary clown that eats children and how much they don’t like clowns anymore.

If you chose not to partake in the horror spectacle — well, we don’t blame you. But if you keep getting bugged about going to watch the new It movie and want to find alternative plans, then here’s a list of things going on in Dallas to get you out of that tight spot.

Monday (9.11)

Monday Night Football at Dallas Beer Kitchen
Are you ready for some football?

Vinyl Tap at Double Wide
Swap some records.

Kayo Dot at The Lizard Lounge
Progressive rock from the Big Apple.

One Republic at Starplex Pavilion
The Honda Civic Tour 2017.

Tuesday (9.12)

GROW Pint Night at Craft and Growler
Hear from local farm and food experts.

Quentin Moore at Three Links
With The Daxtones.

Hanson 25th Anniversary Tour at House of Blues
The Middle of Everywhere Tour.

The Downtown Boys at The Dirty 30
With Mulligrub.

Tei Shi at Club Dada
With Lawrence Rothman.

Wednesday (9.13)

Free Movie Night: Karate Kid at Alamo Drafthouse Richardson
Part of the Night Out community effort.

Lucero at The Rustic
With Matthew Logan Vazquez.

Bill Ellison Memorial Concert at Granada Theater
With Paul Averitt, Straight Tequila Night, Andy Timmons, Rocky Athas.

Future Islands at The Bomb Factory
All ages.

 

Thursday (9.14)

Quicksand at Trees
With No Joy.

Janet Jackson at American Airlines Center
The State of The World Tour.

Beats & Eats at Granada Theater
With Kirk Thurmond.

Austin Winkler at RBC
Former singer of the band Hinder.

Natalie Claro at The Dirty 30
With Clover the Girl, Alex Marie Brinkley, Raven Hunter.

Nofu at Three Links
With Blood Letters, American Minority.

Friday (9.15)

GoldLink at Trees
The At What Cost North American Tour.

Wall of Orange at Kessler Theater
With Trent Rush.

Open Mike Eagle at RBC
Alt hip hop.

Ben Folds at House of Blues
The Paper Airplane Request Tour.

Grieves at Club Dada
A band, not the armor.

Lil Tracy at The Prophet Bar
Non stop flows.

Minor Poet at Double Wide
Show is 21 and up.

Saturday (9.16)

Ali Wong at Majestic Theatre
Almost all the way sold out.

Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet Tour at RBC
With Mannequin Pussy, The Spirit Of The Beehive.

Old 97’s at The Bomb Factory
With Edie Brickell and New Bohemians.

Stephan Kellogg at The Prophet Bar
With Emily Hearn, Mr Carter Davis

Verite at Three Links
With Tigertown.

Messer at Trees
With Caliber Theory, Never Your Zero, Ron Bultongez: The American Experience.

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley at House of Blues
The Stony Hill Fall Tour.

Adan Jodorowsky, Los Toscos at Texas Theatre
An evening of psychedelic cumbia.

Ben Ottewell of Gomez at Club Dada
With Cameron Ray.

Royal Sons at Double Wide
With Caved Mountains and Creepeth.

Sunday (9.17)

Grease Sing-A-Long at Texas Theatre
Presented by both Texas Theatre and Majestic Theatre.

Ricardo Arjona at Verizon Theatre
With Circo Soledad.

Broncho at Club Dada
With Billy Changer

Elk River Sessions at Dan’s Silverleaf
They’re back and with new songs.

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

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