Sing, My Angel!

Sure, all those Ice Bucket Challenge videos being shared on social media in support of spreading ALS awareness are getting at least a little tiresome at this point. But don't be that guy who takes to his feed to sarcastically post that pouring a bucket of ice water on one's head doesn't do as much good as donating money. Because, well, that's not true.

Since the videos really started going viral at the end of July, the ALS Association has received over $15 million in donations. Compare that to the meager $50,000 the organization raised during this same stretch of dates last year, and there's no doubt: Annoying social campaigns can be quite effective.

With that in mind, we present the below events and challenge the Morning News, the Dallas Observer, D Magazine and CultureMap to tweet out a link to this post.

Hey, it's for a decent enough cause. Social Awesomeness Awareness is a thing, right? — Pete Freedman

Queensryche featuring Geoff Tate at Trees
Queensryche featuring Geoff Tate is the complete legal name of this incarnation of the ‘80s metal band which, as its name implies, includes the band’s original lead singer but no other original members from, which is currently on tour under the name “Queensryche without Geoff Tate.” — Cory Graves

Lord Byron Video Release at Sundown at Granada
We've been singing Dallas avant-rapper Lord Byron's praises for some time now, and, if you've still yet to see his impressive live show, tonight offers a fine chance as Byron will not only be screening a new music video to promote his next release, but he'll also be performing with the help of a live backing band. Better yet, the event is free to attend. — PF

The Phantom of the Opera at the Winspear Opera House
There's only a few days left before The Phantom of the Opera's run at the Winspear Opera House comes to a close, so it's now or never for you and your date to catch this huge production. With a cast and orchestra of 52 playing some of your favorite songs (admit it), this Phantom production is one of the largest currently on tour, and it has a team of critically-acclaimed/Tony-winning designers to back it up. Spice up your Tuesday night and head down to the Art District for a bit of culture and a lot of theatrics. And expect to walk out singing like a fool. — Chris Escarfullery

Sleeping Giant at the Prophet Bar
Ever since Stryper provided a quote-unquote safe alternative to seemingly satanic rock outfits like KISS back in the day, hard rock outfits have followed suit, baffling parents with their blend of loud music and Christian lyrical themes. A whole bunch of Christian hardcore bands continue down that path of in-your-face righteousness tonight at The Prophet Bar. Those include Sleeping Giant, This Or The Apocalypse, Those Who Fear, Silent Planet, Heavy Hangs the Albatross, A Sudden Revive and Yesterday As Today. — CG

Turtle Races at McKinney Avenue Tavern
Though not necessarily known for their speed, the wise fabulist Aesop taught us that turtles are some of the animal kingdom’s top racers. Tonight (and every Tuesday), you can rent a turtle at Big Al’s McKinney Avenue Tavern and enter it in the weekly turtle races. Or, if you’re seriously in it to win it (or just short on cash), they do allow folks to BYOT. — CG

Tuesday Tease at Sue Ellen's
Sure, there are plenty of other weekly drag events that go on in this town. But none of them hold a candle to Tuesday nights at this two-story, predominantly lesbian bar. Enjoy the go-go and line dancing all you want, but it's the burlesque queens and drag kings that truly rule. — CG

Open Mic Night at Dallas Comedy House
Somewhere out there, there is a VHS tape of you being caught off guard by the prompt to “Say something funny!” Well, you blew it. You froze. But it's OK. We've all been there before. And, thanks to Dallas Comedy House’s Tuesday night open mics, you've now got the perfect venue in which to redeem yourself. Or, y'know, just a place to watch that one guy who totally thinks he’s the funniest guy in the office bomb magnificently. — CG

North Texas Fair & Rodeo at North Texas State Fairgrounds
Big Tex may not be making an appearance at this one, and you probably won't be able find any fried butter either, for that matter. “Some fair this sounds like,” you're probably saying to yourself sarcastically. Still, this event has taken place annually in Denton for the past 85 years now, drawing an average of 100,000 visitors during its annual, nine-day run. — CG

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

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