Have a Wonderful Weekend.

There’s something oddly fascinating about looking at pictures of things filled with beans that shouldn’t be filled with beans. Something a little unsettling, too. And funny.

On other hand, looking at lists that lay out all your weekend options makes things totally fall right back into place. So you should probably do both. — Cory Graves

Friday

Thin Line Fest in Denton
The tenth annual Thin Line continues with photo exhibitions at the PAAC and the Golden Triangle Mall, a screening of Bill Nye: Science Guy at Campus Theatre and free shows at Dan’s, Taps and Caps and BackYard on Bell, including sets from Peelander-Z, Riverboat Gamblers, 88 Killa, Party Static and Mother Tongues, among others. That’s right, the fest is free this year, but do have to register here in advance. — CG

Earth Day Dallas at Fair Park
This free, three-day outdoor event (the largest of its kind?) “brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts.” There’s actually a pretty great music lineup this year, too, which you can find at the link. — CG

CJ Ramone at Three Links
The late-period Ramones bassist performs his solo stuff, and presumably a few Ramones covers, at this one. Big Eyes, Dead Words and Kira Jari open. — CG

Bob Schneider at Shipping and Receiving Bar
Long a mainstay in the Austin’s music scene, Schneider brings his genre-bending ways to the Fort. You should check him out. He’s known for being a great performer. And for once dating Sandra Bullock. — H. Drew Blackburn

Road to Middlelands at Lizard Lounge
On the way to play Insomniac and C3 Presents’ first-ever joint, medieval-themed EDM fest in North Houston suburb Todd Mission, LOUDPVCK and Ray Volpe are stopping through to pre-party. — CG

Whiskey Myers at House of Blues
Lately, Nashville producer Dave Cobb has turned everything he’s touched to gold, from Sturgill Simpson’s first two records, to Chris Stapleton and Bonnie Bishop among others. More recently, he’s had a hand in the follow-up to Whiskey Myers’ critically-acclaimed third record. — CG

The Wild Reeds at Dada
The dead-on harmonies of trio Kinsey Lee, Sharon Silva and Mackenzie Howe are right up there with the best of the best. We’re talking Crosby, Stills and Nash good. And with songwriting chops to match. — CG

Suscon Closing Party at The Nines
After a week of sessions only open to registered hookers, Suscon 2017 closes out with its only open-to-the-public event, if you’re curious as to what body suspension looks like up close. — CG

Friday Night Block Party at Rex’s Seafood at Dallas Farmers Market
At this oyster happy hour, you can get $1 Gulf Coast oysters and $2 East Coast oysters and $3 beers from 6-9 p.m. — CG

Cowboy Mouth at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
The 2011 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductees’ current lineup boasts former members of pop-punkers Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, southern rockers Dash Rip Rock and new wave/punk rockers Red Rockers. Not that it matters with a band like Cowboy Mouth, whose albums have always contained a pretty varied collection of country, alternative and straight ahead rock. For as hard as the band’s recorded output has been to pin down over the years, most agree that their live shows are simply thrilling, high-energy displays. — CG

CinéWilde Presents Hedwig & The Angry Inch on 35mm at Texas Theatre
The off-Broadway rock opera hit, Hedwig follows a boy named Hansel through his personal struggles with identity. The aspiring singer undergoes a sex change operation and emerges as the sensational rock performer Hedwig. The cult-favorite film adaptation tells Hansel’s story through sheer rock and roll and dazzling musical spectacles. — Calvin Cashen

Purple Rain at Alamo Drafthouse (Both Locations)
Spoiler alert: Aside from the music scenes — which are electrifying — Purple Rain doesn’t really hold up. But it’s got the greatest soundtrack of all time, and this will be a great way to honor Prince’s memory on the one-year anniversary of his death. — Kip Mooney

Saturday

Record Store Day at Good Records
The shop’s annual RSD blowout is among the most fun day-long hangouts to happen in Dallas each year. It helps, too, that the party also doubles as the Lower Greenville shop’s anniversary bash. What’s more, this is the only spot you can pick up the debut Texas Gentlemen EP, or watch them play. There’ll also be sets from an Alice Cooper tribute featuring Dennis Dunaway of the original Alice Cooper group, Plandroid, Medicine Man Revival, Cure for Paranoia, Paul Cauthen, Siamese, Motorcade, squarewheel, MC 900 Ft. Jesus, Rodney Crowell, Dead Mockingbirds, Sallie Ford, Jason Eady, Drawer Devils and Charley Crockett. Plus vendors, food and beer. — CG

Record Store Day at Spinster Records
The Oak Cliff shop will feature live sets from Talkie Walkie, Field Guide, Prince Klassen, Leech, DJ Sober, Body English, Silas Nello, Reinventing Jude and Kirk Thurmond. — CG

Record Store Day at Josey Records
The Farmers Branch vinyl shop is the only spot to score the limited edition Astronautalis early years vinyl. He’ll also be performing in the store, along with Trai Bo, Triangulum, Krum, Aztec Death, The News Can Wait, Brave Little Howl and Droo’s Peace Crush. — CG

Record Store Day at Chief Records
Performing at the Fort Worth shop are Michael Lee, Jackie Darlene, Holland K. Smith, Joe Savage, Tommy Hooker, Jason Eady and Audry Oliver. — CG

Record Store Day at Doc’s Records
Typically the biggest RSD party in the Fort, the lineup at Doc’s features Movie the Band, Steve Gnash, High Art, Starbass Laboratories, Beach Priest and Heater. Plus 20 percent off used merch and free food and beer. — CG

Record Store Day at Dreamy Life Records
The Dreamy Life RSD Extravaganza features live sets from Acid Carousel (which just put out a new album two days ago), Sealion, Son of Stan, War Party, Sub-Sahara, Teenage Sexx and Loafers. Plus 10 percent off used merch, and free food and drinks. — CG

Record Store Day at Mad World Records
DJs Mydolls providing the in-store entertainment while you shop those exclusive releases. — CG

Record Store Day at Bill’s Records
In-store performances from Thomas Lightfoot, Sean Brown, Ty McAllister, Madison Dagget, Mr. Carter Davis, Bayleigh Cheek, Cameron Matthew Ray, Mercury Rocket, Goodbye Scattergun and Cottonmouth, Texas – and varying discounts depending on your boyish good looks. — CG

Exploded Records Grand Opening at JuiceLand
One record shop in town you might not have heard of yet is the new Exploded Records, which makes its grand opening inside of Sylvan Thirty health spot JuiceLand on Saturday as well. DJ Sober and guests will be spinning at that party. — CG

Thin Line Fest in Denton
There’s a record swap, several documentary screenings, photo events and free shows from Kraken Quartet, NITE, BLXPLTN, the Madisons and Willie’s granddaughter Raelyn Nelson. — CG

Something Wonderful at Texas Motor Speedway
Something Wonderful is back in the DFW area for the second time. This gigantic EDM festival celebrating Spring will feature huge acts like Porter Robinson, TCHAMI, 3LAU, SLUSHII, OOKAY, WHETHAN and more. Thousands will be in attendance donning their furry boots, Day-Glo, fairy wings and Jncos. Wait, do ravers still wear Jncos? — Roberto Aguilar

Curren$y at Gas Monkey Live
“New Orleans’ hardest working stoner” is back in town after playing only a few months ago. He’s got an impressive work-rate for his title, having released 12 albums 2 EPs, and numerous mixtapes since he first broke out in 2004. He makes his annual 4-20 weekend stop in Dallas here. — Paul Wedding

Hayes Carll at Granada Theater
A hyperliterate lyricist in the vein of Rhett Miller and a vocalist crooner indebted to Ray Wylie Hubbard, Carll’s music is pure Texan — and in the best way possible. It swings and it swaggers, it rollicks and it bites. And, in live settings, his drunken charms are only multiplied. He’s a treasure. — Pete Freedman

Jackopierce at Trees (Sold Out)
This pair of SMU grads has been at it for almost 30 years now. That’s a long time. — CG

MC Magic and Lil Rob at Texas Theatre (Sold Out)
By popular demand, this KNON-thrown Latin hip-hop party added a second show this same day, which also sold out. — CG

Tom Petty at American Airlines Center
The road-worn, heartland rockers have been at it for exactly 40 years now. This anniversary tour is to commemorate as much. That’s a long time. — CG

The Octopus Project at Dada
Austin’s The Octopus Project never fails to dazzle, many thanks to an impressive visual backdrop of projections that accompanies the band’s intricately and broadly arranged instrumental indie-tronica offerings. — Pete Freedman

Changing Perspectives block pARTy in the Arts District
A Dallas Arts Month block party featuring all kinds of arts, music and dance, most notably thhe BANDALOOP vertical dancers, who’ll be doing their thing suspended from wires on the east side of the Hall Arts Building. — CG

Peelander-Z at Double Wide
For most bands swapping out members is a pretty big headache, and can even be viewed as a divisive action among fans (See: Van Halen vs Van Hagar). For Japanese comic book punks Peelander-Z, though, it’s as simple as buying a new color pseudo Power Ranger costume and voila! And that’s not intended as a slight towards the band in the least: Peelander’s live shows are often as action-packed as the comic-style characters they emulate. — CG

Late Night Jam Session: GoGo Editon at RBC
Unlike most editions of Grammy-winner RC Williams and his Gritz’s weekly Jam Sessions, this one isn’t happening on a Wednesday, or at The Prophet Bar either, for that matter. But you’ll get a bonus Grammy winner in the form of Shaun Martin and loads others. — CG

Endless Night Vampire Salon at The Church
World-renowned fangsmith and author Father Sebastiaan is hosting this fantastic event celebrating the magical, sensual world of vampiric immortality. The cup runneth over with performances from The Gorehounds and Dan Sperry. — RA

Rania Khoury (EP Release) at The Prophet Bar
It’s been a minute, but Rania Khoury is back with a sophomore record. One of our favorite local producers, Jason Burt, had a hand in it, which isn’t surprising to hear. Dude’s had his hand on the pulse lately, working with lots of different folks in lots of different genres, making them all sound great. But Khoury doesn’t require much outside help to sound great. Her strong vocals do that with aplomb. The songwriting and arrangements also find Khoury moving beyond the quirkiness of her last record – which I have to admit is one of the things that drew me to it in the first place – to a place of assured, soulful pop. Maya Piata opens. — CG

Prohibition: A Cannabis Cabaret at Viva’s Lounge
Leave it to the burlesque folks to make us think about the parallels between the alcohol probhition of the ’20s and ’30s with the weed prohibition of today. It’s, like, deep maaaaan. — CG

Texas Tornados at Waxahachie Chautauqua
Is anybody goin’ to Waxahachie from Phoenix, Arizona? Because The Crossroads of Texas Film Festival is bringing the legendary Tex-Mex outfit the Texas Tornados (now featuring Doug Sahm’s son Shawn filling in for his old man, along with OGs Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers) to headline its event. — CG

Beto O’Rourke Meet and Greets
It’ll be a whirlwhind Satuday for the punk rock politician trying to dethrone Ted Cruz. His campaign is making meet-and-greet stops at J. Gilligan’s in Arlington at noon, Lakewood Brewing in Garland at 3 p.m. and BackYard on Bell in Denton at 6:30 p.m. Because Texas deserves better. — CG

March for Science at Fair Park
The first step in defending “the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments” takes place in Washington on Saturday, and 500 other cities. The Dallas march starts with a rally at City Hall, and then proceeds down to Earth Day Dall in Fair Park. — CG

City Surf Beach Volleyball Tournament at Sandbar Cantina
Scrape together $300 bones between you and your four-to-eight coed friends/teammates and compete for glory while homoerotic Kenny Loggins songs dance in your head. — CG

F.A.M.Fest at Shipping and Receiving Bar
The annual Food Arts Music Festival brings together tons of local food, art and music makers to celebrate all of the local good good they hath created. A little something for everyone, and it’s fun for the whole fam. — CG

Six-Pack Trail, Bike Cruise & Craft Beer Tour at L.U.C.K.
This liesurely 9.5-mile trail ride manages to hit six local breweries throughout the day. It departs from the Trinity Groves craft beer spot at noon and winds back there at 5 p.m. for a celebratory meal and drink. — CG

Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo at Fort Worth Convention Center Arena
A medical marijuana convention. — CG

BBQ Pitmaster Class w/ Damian Avila from Lockhart Smokehouse at Franconia Brewing
Learn how to make perfect barbecue at home from one of the foremost pitmasters in the state — all while enjoying cold, fresh brew. — CG

Sunday

Something Wonderful at Texas Motor Speedway
DJ Snake, JAUZ, Cash Cash, Don Diablo, San Holo, 4B, Borgore, Claude VonStroke and tons more perform on this massive EDM fest’s second day. — CG

James McCartney at The Prophet Bar
Did you know Paul had a kid? I sure didn’t. Catch the former Beatle’s only son, James McCartney attempt to step out his pops’ shadow in Deep Ellum. No Beatles requests please. Cue the Sun! and Northern National open. — CC

Pile at Three Links
The Boston post-punks finally get to perform their new “Texas” song in Texas. Gnarwhal and Red Like Heat open. — CG

Thin Line Fest in Denton
Thin Line No. 10 wraps up Sunday with more documentaries, and free shows from Larkin Poe, Bastards of Soul, Vanessa Peters and more. — CG

Redd Kross at Dada
Since starting the proto-grunge, proto-hardcore outfit that’d eventually go on to become Redd Kross while still in middle school, bassist Steven McDonald has joined Melvins and OFF! That was back when future superstars like Soundgarden were still opening for them. He and his brother Jeff return to their roots on this tour. — CG

Address Me: Everything Needed to Send a Piece of You at The Wild Detectives
They’re reviving the dying art of letter writing at TWD today, providing you stationary, stamps and everything else you might need to pen a letter to a pal. Who doesn’t love getting mail? And a small collection of vintage letters will be on display courtesy of the Dallas Public Library to help provide a little extra motivation. — CG

A Perfect Circle at Verizon Theatre
With a newly signed deal from BMG Music, you can pretty much guarantee some a new album from the hard-rocking supergroup is on the way. Who knows, maybe they’ll play a new song or two in Grand Prairie this weekend, even. — CG

The Supersuckers at Curtain Club
Twenty-five years after its hard-rocking Sub Pop debut, The Supersuckers has come full circle. After toying with genres like country and cow-punk over the years, the band’s currently on a straight ahead rock trip. — CG

Chelsea Clinton at First United Methodist Church of Dallas
The former First Daughter is in town, talking to KERA’s Krys Boyd about her New York Times Bestseller It’s Your World, which “inspires readers to make the world a better place.” — CG

Goodfriend Crawfish Boil at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House
Suck the head! — CG

Crawfish Boil at TUPPS Brewery
Wash down those mudbugs with some fresh craft brew. — CG

D14 City Council Debate: Philip Kingston v. Matt Wood at Garden Cafe
The combatants of probably the most hotly contested City Council seat will go toe-to-toe on the issues in a debate moderated by the DMN‘s Tristan Hallman while you enjoy a nice farm-to-table omelet. — CG

Pop- Up Brunch with Jeana and Carey at Twilite Lounge
Going out of business hasn’t stopped the Good 2 Go Taco gals from making good tacos. They’ll be selling them at this back-by-popular-demand pop-up brunch. — CG

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

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