Ink It In.
There are a lot of things you can do tonight.
You can get a tattoo at midnight, you can drink some fancy wine, you can see a good show and you can even steal a police vehicle.
Now, granted, we don't recommend theft, but if you happen to get in a bind, find this guy, who is currently being sought by the police for stealing an SUV while escaping arrests. He's a modern-day Billy The Kid, I tell ya.
Honestly, though, just take the safe route and don't get into trouble. Do one of these things instead. — Chase Whale
Elm Street Tattoo Marathon at Prophet Bar
Soon as the clock strikes midnight tonight, signalling the arrival Friday the 13th, Oliver Peck and his Elm St. Tattoo team — along with 50 other Peck-selected tattoo artists from around the world — will start their usual 24-hour tattooing marathon session, this time in the big room of the Prophet Bar. The marathon only happens from midnight tonight through midnight tomorrow, but there's music and more traditional tattoo convention happenings in store for the entire weekend. —Pete Freedman
Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival
While you're waiting for the clock to strike midnight on the only Friday the 13 of 2014 — and subsequently the only 24-hour Elm Street Tattoo marathon tattooing session — there are plenty of bands to check out: Lucero, Quaker City Night Hawks and The Roomsounds will be at Trees; The Chop Tops, Flametrick Subs and Athena Fatle's Texas Tattoo Tease will be at Three Links; and Ishi, Painted Palms and Def Rain are at Dada. — Cory Graves
Texas Farm to Table Caucus at Dallas Farmer's Market
“And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God made a farmer.” Or so go the opening words to Paul Harvey’s famed 1978 address to the Future Farmers of America. We sometimes forget who is responsible for producing so much of the country’s food supply or how many more health benefits can be had by not constantly shoving over-processed crap down our gullets. This evening aims to change that, as chefs from Central 214, SHage Consulting, The Porch, Garden Cafe prepare a dinner inspired by the farm-to-table movement and use ingredients from local farms to create meals served with local craft beers and spirits. Your ticket to tonight’s dinner will not only help out the cause, but will score you some five-star vittles, to boot. – CG
Bobby Womack at Strauss Square
It's been four years since Bobby Womack last performed in Dallas, touring with Damon Albarn as a key player in the Gorillaz's 2010 Plastic Beach tour. Of course, it'd been even longer wait — 18 years — before his fans finally got an album of original material from the man before the release of 2012's The Bravest Man in the Universe. Having fought through addictions, semi-retirement, illness and a waning music career, The Bravest Man offers the chance to hear the legendary soul-singer approach music in a personal way through the refreshing context of experimental electronic music and modern production. As Damon Albarn put it: “His fire has come back… the world with Bobby Womack in it is a richer place.” — Chris Escarfullery
Bruce Wood Dance Project: Touch at City Performance Hall
Determined to share the love that its recently deceased founder Bruce Wood had put into his life, the members of the Bruce Wood Dance Project will be premiering to the world Mr. Wood's last original work, TOUCH, while also revisiting his earlier work, HOME. The BWDP plans to turn this week's shows into celebrations with the help of Ginny Mac, as she fills the lobby of the Dallas City Performance Hall with music before the curtains draw, after the show ends and during intermission. A Q&A with Art & Seek's Jerome Weeks on Thursday, former city council member Veletta Lill on Friday, and members of the dance troupe on both days will follow the performance. — CE
The Darkside of Oz at Dan's Silverleaf
Are you from the camp that believes Pink Floyd intentionally composed The Dark Side of the Moon to this film? Or do you just believe, as Roger Waters sings, that everything under the sun in tune? Decide for yourself as the album is performed live along with Wizard of Oz. — CG
Moonbather (EP Release) at Good Records
After just nine months together, Caleb Campbell and Teddy Waggy's new dream pop duo Moonbather is set to release its debut EP tonight at Good Records, where it'll also perform. Then, tomorrow, the band embarks on a nine-day tour — another first for the duo. Check out the group's stunning first single, “Stars From Planes,” right here. Fellow Dentonites Blessin' and The Days also perform. — CG
THIS AIN'T NO PARTY: Music, Film and Art Showcase Ash Studios
A lot of the talent involved in this event once roamed the halls of Booker T. Washington High School, but have long since shed student status. Expect 30 minutes of short-film screenings, artwork that will be on display throughout the evening, and feel-good music sets from Howler Jr. (Dallas), Lone Wolf Club (Denton) and Berkshire Hounds (Austin). There's a $5 cover and it's BYOB. — CE
Departing the Kingdom of Sensibility (Opening Reception) at Kettle Art
Kettle's new, all-female show will feature a trifecta of media, including sculptures by Darlene Schaper, photography by Zoie Vandal and paintings by Jodi Von Rotten. The exhibition opens tonight and runs through June 28. — CG
Corey Holcomb at Addison Improv
Having some relationship issues? The “ghetto Dr. Phil” might be able to help you out. Can't be any worse than the real Dr. Phil, right? — Stephen Young
Trainspotting in 35mm at Texas Theatre
Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose to see Trainspotting in glorious 35mm at the Texas Theatre tonight. Can't make it? That's OK: There's an encore showing Saturday, followed by a Britpop dance party with DJ Laureen. —Chase Whale
Bruce Lee Webb at Neighborhood
Looking for a chance to pick up some of Bruce Webb’s hobo graffiti without having to drive all the way out to his Waxahachie gallery? Here's your chance. His pieces will be at this Bishop Arts shop through July 12 – or until they’re all sold, whichever comes first. —
Secret Lives of Documentaries (Free) at the Magnolia
Ever questioned the authenticity of a documentary? Well, your time has come. A special screening of top documentaries from filmmakers and photographers in Texas will be shown at the Magnolia tonight. After the the screening, there will be a Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winner David Leeson.— AG
Ellen Soderquist Shadow Play at WAAS Gallery
Contemporary artist Ellen Soderquist will showcase her drawings of nudes and shadows this weekend at the WAAS Gallery. Her style is what makes her work stand out, even after being diagnosed with breast cancer and chronic autoimmune condition. She creates the drawings in graphite, exposing the shadows as part of the person within movement. Aside from seeing the drawings, you will have a chance to be apart of her world, within prints and encaustics. Whoa.– AG
Obvious Child Screening (Free) at the Angelika Dallas
We're co-hosting a screening of the feel-good abortion movie of the year. Want in on the free action? Head here for details. —PF
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.