Out-Hipster The Hipsters and Check Out Animal Collective Tonight.
Fulfill your niche and find what suits you. Are you a drag queen? It'll Do, Dallas. A cowboy? Wanda Jackson is here for that. Are you the skinny jeans-weary, chain-smoking type? Sondre Lerche is going to make you feel cool. Do you make snarky comments to your coworker about the fact that there's simply nothing going on? You're ignorant. Find your best ten-gallon hat/baseball cap/wig and embrace the fruits of Dallas like you know the city you live in.
25th Anniversary of VideoFest at The Dallas Museum of Art
If still, motionless art (art that just, y'know, sits there on a wall or pedestal or whatever) is boring you, perhaps you'll enjoy the spectacle of the moving picture that's on display at VideoFest. Buy a day pass, visit the DMA and watch everything from experimental art flicks to documentaries from a multitude of artists.
Animal Collective at the House of Blues
Here to promote their latest, most noisy record, Centipede Hz, Animal Collective performs at the House of Blues tonight with equally awesome/weird band Micachu & The Shapes. This show is certain to be a crazy — and in the best way. Break out your finest animal mask for this one. Doors are at 7 p.m.
Sondre Lerche at Club Dada
Perhaps Animal Collective and Micachu & The Shapes aren't your style? They're too noisy? Too weird? Whatever. To satisfy your low-key, laid back needs, singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche is visiting Club Dada in commencement of his new self-titled album. Doors at 8 p.m.
Wanda Jackson at Granada Theater
Alright, you're hard to please. The other two music events are no good for you. That's fine. Ease your restless country heart with country music! Wanda Jackson, the “Queen of Rockabilly,” returns to town tonight for a gig at the Granada Theater to make boots scoot and cowboy hats bop. Any fan of rockabilly is sure to be pleased. She once dated Elvis, after all. Doors at 7 p.m.
Queen at It'll Do Club
The new gay night every Thursday at the It'll Do Club already has a reputation as a hotspot in the always-crowded Dallas LGBTQ scene, and rightfully so. Tonight's special guest is Manila Luzon, the runner-up from season three of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Ray Wylie Hubbard at The Kessler
Oklahoma country artist/legend (and one-time Oak Cliff resident) Ray Wylie Hubbard is going to be at the Kessler tonight, doing what he does best and making everyone swoon to his country guitar strums and bluesy vocals. Folk music enthusiasts: This might be where you want to end up tonight. Doors at 7 p.m.