Break In The Music Factory With ZZ Top, Watch The Cowboys Whoop Those Pesky Giants And Catch A Screening of Inglorious Basterds Presented By Central Track.

It’s been a busy week here in Dallas.

More than 100 businesses played host to the city-wide DTX4HTX fundraising effort, and while we’re still waiting on the final count of how much was raised in contributions to help our friends in Houston, we can all agree that any little bit helps during these difficult times.

But we’re also trying to enact change elsewhere. Amidst the battle over the removal of confederate, we’ve found a way that we can honor one of Dallas’ greatest talents. We’re officially petitioning the City of Dallas to rename Robert E. Lee Park to Erykah Badu Park. We just feel that if we’re going to take a step in the right direction by removing these tributes to a sad history, then let’s go ahead and take stwo steps forward and celebrate a modern-day hero.

So sign our petition (if you so please) and get out there and make the most of this weekend at one or more of the events listed below. — Obed Manuel

Friday 

Sonder at Club Dada
The R&B group’s 2017 EP Into has been described as a testament to intimacy with a sound that’ll remind you of that classic ’90s R&B style, long before new R&B just rehashed everything that’s already been used. VIP tickets have now sold out, but show tickets are still available. — OM

Sithu Aye at The Dirty 30
The English-Burmese guitarist comes to Dallas on one of his first-ever headlining shows. Prepare for electric guitar sounds that are out of this world. Terra Collectiva and Chronologist also perform. — OM

Lil Keke, Lil Flip, Lil O at The Curtain Club
The Screwed Up Click will reunite in Dallas at this show that will feature rappers who know all about the dirty, dirty south. — OM

David Cook at Granada Theater
The winner of the seventh season of American Idol has been making his way all around the American music circuit, from large to small venues. And all along the way, his songs about love, life and heartbreak have only gotten more refined. Kathryn Dean opens the show. — OM

Jesse Dayton at Kessler Theater
The Austin singer-songwriter stops in Oak Cliff to perform with The Famous. — OM

Dezi 5 at Trees
Dezi 5 left Dallas because he felt his music wasn’t appreciated by the locals, but we’re betting that everyone will appreciate this show with Cure for Paranoia, George Quartz and Ronnie Heart. — OM

Different Strokes at Three Links
Maybe Someday there will be a better Strokes cover band, but that day is far away. And even then, you’ll think of that band “Is This It?” Fortunately you don’t have to worry about that because you have these guys. They’ll be joined by Sealion and ACID Carousel. Oh, and ask about the free Takis. — OM

Stargazing with Ursa Minor at The Nines
The local favorite will be spinning jams and tunes on the rooftop that will take you to the stars and back. — OM

Latin Sheets 2 at The Nines
And inside, The Nines will host this night dedicated to Latin music. Ronnie Heart, Hesh Law and Mutarrancho will be playing all the songs with that flare you know and love. Also, get all the $2 tacos you can until midnight. — OM

The Rail Club’s 7th Year Anniversary Show
Celebrate seven years of one of the most rockingest venues in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area with 50 Thick, Triple SP, Whelmed and many more. — OM

Tyler Curtis (of Whiskey Folk Ramblers) at Double Wide
The Whiskey Folk Ramblers frontman is set to unleash his solo stylings at this show where he’ll be joined by North by North and Paper Saints. — OM

Salsa in The Park at Klyde Warren Park
If you’re afraid you’ll show up and make a fool of yourself, well, you’re probably not alone. But you don’t have to worry. At this free class, all experience levels are welcome. Bring good dancing shoes, though. — OM

Monoculture, Mojave Red, Native Fox at Armoury D.E.
Dallas’ own psych rock foursome beats out slithering, chill jams. Fellow rockers Mojave Red and Native Fox also perform at this free show. — Alex Copeland

Grand Opening Black Out Party at Bar Stellar
Wear black from head to toe at this party that will benefit CASA Dallas, a nonprofit that works to help neglected and abused children in the city. — OM

George Romero’s Creep Show 35 mm at Texas Theatre
Romero and Stephen King’s five-story film where the scale of fear ranges from simple boogeyman to doomsday scenarios. It’s the most fun you’ll have being scared. — OM

Saturday

ZZ Top at The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
The legendary rockers of ZZ Top will christen the stage at Irving Music Factory after last week’s Dave Chappelle shows were delayed. Texas rocker Alejandro Escovedo will also perform. — OM

Paul Cauthen at Club Dada
The Texas native is currently on his Giddy Up And Double Down Tour. In case you’re not familiar with Cauthen’s style, he may technically fall under the gospel category, but his songs are about personal struggles and finding a higher purpose are more than some evangelical message. They’re honest tales that anuone can enjoy.  Local favorite Vandoliers also performs. — OM

Inglorious Basterds 35mm at Texas Theatre
We’re about one thing and thing only — standing up to nazis. Seriously, though, being a nazi ain’t cool. that why we here at Central Track are co-presenting this feature where $1 of every ticket sale will go to a local anti-hate charity. — OM

Dallas Observer Brewfest at Dallas Farmers Market
There will be 500 beers available for tasting this year, as well as live music and food options galore. VIP tickets are sold out, but regular ones are still up for grabs. — OM

Mugen Hoso at Three Links
Mugen Hoso is a punk band from Tokyo, Japan. But they sound exactly like an American punk band: The drums are hard, the guitar is loud, and you can’t understand what the singer is saying. Reno Divorce, The Boozers and Stationwagon also perform. — Paul Wedding

The Ongoing Concept at The Dirty 30
The Ongoing Concept is comprised of three brothers and one lifelong friend, so it’s safe to say that they know the ins and outs of each other’s styles. That’s why the band is able to blend hard rock with poppy melodies to produce a pleasing auditory experience. Eidola and Save Us From Archon open the show. — OM

Blake at The Prophet Bar
The San Antonio rapper stops in town to flex his mic skills and to show that he can hang with the big names in the rap game. — OM

Punk Rock Parade at House of Blues
This Punk Rock Parade will feature Green Dazed, a Green Day tribute band,  and Sedated, the self-dubbed world’s greatest Ramones cover band. — OM

Bobby Sessions Unplugged at Cambridge Room House of Blues
RC & The Gritz will join the local rapper as he takes the stage to spit woke flows that challenge the standard way of thinking. — OM

Coming Soon!!! at RBC
The two DJs will serve up a set that’ll get all the bodies rocking. Good thing this show is at RBC where there is always plenty of room to dance. — OM

Via Versus, Light the Fire at Curtain Club
The Fort Worth band blends oftentimes dark lyrics with a hard rock experimental sound that should satisfy fans of pensive tunes and simple head banging.  Light The Fire, With The Leaders The Legend and The Vanity Affair open the show. — OM

Open to Close at The Nines
Local DJ Black Frames will host this inaugural event that will feature a DJ set from the moment the club opens to the second it closes. — OM

Bonnie & Clyde: The End at PDNB Gallery
It’ll be the opening night/reception for this exhibit that showcases photos from the day the infamous couple was ambushed by authorities.  — OM

Art Yard Artists Market at Deep Ellum Art Company
Enjoy 24 different beers on tap and feast on food truck goods as local artists show off and sell their work to local art aficionados. — OM

Movies in the Park: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Klyde Warren Park
Bueller? Bueller? Sure, it’s not a school day, but you can still enjoy this teen classic. Weather has been mighty fine, so enjoy. — OM

AB Quintanilla 3 Elektro Kumbia at Billy Bob’s Texas
The brother of Texas legend Selena stops in town with his newest Cumbia dance crew. It won’t be a night of honky tonk, but if you love dancing regardless, do stop by. — OM

Locked & Loaded: Bummer Vacation, Sub-Sahara, Aztec Death at Armoury D.E.
These locals will be taking the stage to provide you with all the punk rock you need to get through the weekend. And of course, the show is free as usual. — OM

The Silent Party at House of Blues
Wireless headphones will be sycned with three different DJs who will be spinning hip hop, EDM and anything else you can dance to. If you get tired of one style, just trade in your headset at a DJs table and switch it up. Headphones will be provided with ticket purchase. — OM

An Evening with Colin Hay at Majestic Theatre
Colin Hay drinks good coffee every morning. He also knows how to put on one hell of a live performance with his soft vocals and ability to make a crowd feel like it’s listening to a story by the fireplace. — OM

Truth in Comedy at Full City Rooster
This comedy show will feature three comedians who will take the stage to share personal experiences and will then perform a comedy set based on those personal stories they share with the crowd. — OM

Melvins at Trees
The Melvins cultivated the Seattle grunge scene and in turn was one of the most important bands that influenced Nirvana. So if grunge is in your blood, then get it straight from the source. — OM

Dallas Heart Walk 2017
Sign up your crew for this light walk that starts at the Reunion Tower. Registration is still open for this event aimed at raising awareness about heart disease and general heart conditions. — OM

Sunday

Donut And Beer Pairing State Fair Edition at at LUCK Trinity Groves
Pair donuts that have glazes inspired by Texan-favorite flavors like pecan, Dr. Pepper and caramel corn with some solid brews. — OM

Jason Richardson at The Dirty 30
The guitar shredding specialist will be joined by drummer Luke Holland as the duo puts on an instrumental musical show that’ll have crowds moshing. The Reign of Kindo and Stolas also perform. — OM

Southern Throwdown Afterparty at Three Links
Armchair Martian will rock the stage with its curious blend of country and punk. Thin Lizzie tribute band Whiskey Jar opens the show. — OM

Dallas Cowboys Season Opener at Granada Theater
It’s first come, first serve for this watch party. Watch and cheer on as the ‘Boys kick off the season against the New York Giants. — OM

The Toasters, Boss Riot at The Curtain Club
The Toasters is the originators of American 2-Tone Ska. The Specials formed in 1977, and The Toasters were right on their heels forming in 1981. They basically own the genre, and are still going strong to this day. So get your suspenders, sunglasses and two-tone shoes ready to SKA! SKA! SKA! — Roberto Aguilar

Dallas Cowboys vs  New York Giants at AT&T Stadium
You already know the ‘Boys are kicking off the season on Sunday Night Football. As usual, all eyes will be on this divisional rivalry and to add to the spectacle, running back Ezekiel Elliot is eligible to play. So keep an eye out for big hits, big plays and a Cowboys victory. — OM

Foosball Tournament at Peticolas Brewing Company
The ping pong tournaments proved so popular that the folks over at Peticolas Brewing decided to organize another tournament, but this time, its foosball. You can compete one-on-one or in a team of two. Either way, should be loads of heckin’ fun. — OM

Robocop at OCP Headquarters at Dallas City Hall
As we reported last month, Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Robocop by hosting a screening of the film at City Hall, which served as inspiration for the OCP Headquarters. Robocop himself Peter Weller will be in attendance. — OM

Dallas Hype Insta Meet at Pegasus Plaza
This three-hour photo walk will serve as both a creative outing as well as an event where goods will be collected and sent to disaster relief efforts in Houston. — OM

Manchester Orchestra at House of Blues
This band caught some flack for its 2014 album Cope after fans and critics accused the group of abandoning its sound in order to appeal to a more mainstream audience. But it seems the Georgia band has returned to its authentic sound with its latest album A Black Mile To The Surface. — OM

Unforgiven 4K 25th Anniversary at Texas Theatre
A classical western that came straight out of the early ‘90s. Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman as luckless bounty hunters. Screenplay by David Webb Peoples, the same mastermind who co-wrote Blade Runner and Twelve Monkeys. What more could you want? — Alex Copeland

The Holistic Fair at Billy Bob’s Texas
Get massages, readings and healings sessions at this event where it’s all about feeling better and being better. Five bucks gets you in to this event that runs from noon to 6 p.m. — OM

September Flea Market at Double Wide
Come sell and buy some stuff! All the while, the drinks will be flowing. — OM

Dallas Cowboys Season Opener at Eastwood’s Bar
For those who would much rather watch the ‘Boys and the Giants duke it out in Uptown… — OM

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

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