Just Say Na.
You've been through a lot these past several days, drank plenty of eggnog and seen more than your share of relatives you haven't spent time with in several months. One thing you probably haven't seen, though, is a goat eating peanut butter.
Welp, cross that one off the ol' bucket list. But have you seen so many people out gallivanting about the town the Monday evening between Christmas and New Year's? Here's a few places to look if you're interested in crossing that particular item off today as well. — Cory Graves
Arash at Verizon Theatre
The Iranian/Swedish pop star doesn't always connect lyrically with American audiences, to whom his references to Persian street culture, et al fly above their heads at 120 bpm. Fortunately, his wide range of styles, from reggaeton to Persian pop, electronic, Eurodance, dancehall, techno, hip-hop and R&B speak more of a universal language. Several international pop stars and collaborators like Sean Paul and T-Pain are already fluent. Iranian pop singer Shadmehr Aghili opens. — CG
Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions at Crown and Harp (Free)
This regular Monday night event promises to be anything but regular. Curated by the always cutting edge Stefan Gonzalez, Dallas' best, if not most interesting drummer, these pretty-much-weekly events tend to host some of the most challenging and “out there” performers in town. For instance, this week's edition includes performances from Kallohonka, The Freebies, Bitch Teeth and Justin Longorio. You may love what you hear, or you may hate it. Either way you absolutely won't find it boring. — CG
The Interview at Texas Theatre
If you don't have the Internet, if you don't watch the news, or if you aren't a human being — wait, how are you reading this? — then you're the only entity in this world that hasn't heard about all the madness surrounding The Interview, the don't-take-us-seriously-it's-just-a-comedy film that lampoons North Korea and the proposed assassination of its current leader, Kim Jong-un. Just google the film's name if you want to play catch-up on all of the to-do. In the meantime, know this: For a time there, it seemed that this one was never going to be seen. But, now, with help of our president and smaller theater chains like the Alamo Drafthouse and the Texas Theatre, we all now have the opportunity to see it. — Chase Whale
Sugarfoote & Co. at Adair's
The beer-swilling, good-timing country and folk tunes Cody Foote and his pals crank out during their Monday night residency has been a longtime favorite of Deep Ellumites and service industry folks alike. After a couple $8 pitchers and a famous Adair's burger even the strictest nine-to-fivers might think about calling in and taking off Tuesday morning as well. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.