Help Erykah Badu Celebrate Her Birthday.

Two great American heroes celebrate their birthdays today. And, thanks to their innovation, determination and plain awesomeness, our lives are clearly improved.

I mean, could you imagine a world without Levi's Jeans? What about one without Baduizm or New Amerykah: Part One?

We can't really help you as far as celebrating Levi Strauss' birthday goes (I guess you could just be sure to wear your 501s today), but we can point you in the direction of a celebration for Dallas native Badu — she'll be throwing down some jams at the Granada for your enjoyment.

As for other options on the docket this evening: A punk outfit from Boston is hitting the House of Blues; there's a free show at Good Records; and, out in Fort Worth, you can get inspired by the tale of a doctor living with disabilities you can't even begin to understand.

Erykah Badu's Birthday with The Cannabinoids and The Gritz at the Granada Theater
The queen of neo soul is having her birthday shindig at the Granada, where she'll perform with a little help from her friends. Call Tyrone for ticket info, or just click the hyperlink above.

Dropkick Murphys at The House of Blues
Expect a good amount shamrock tattoos and Red Sox ballcaps at this show, which might not ship you up to Boston, but might still transport you metaphorically.

Son Fish, Water Falls, Fond Phantom and Atop at Good records
This is a free show with four bands. A FREE SHOW. WITH FOUR BANDS.

Dada at Trees
This might be confusing for those who aren't up to speed, but, no, this is not a performance from one Deep Ellum venue at another. This Dada is an alternative rock trio from Los Angeles that's keen on harmonies and has been performing together now for two decades.

Dr. Temple Grandin at the Ridglea Theater
Dr. Temple Grandin is visiting Fort Worth tonight to share her amazing life story, which has already been immortalized with an HBO movie starring Claire Danes. Here's what you need to know: Although Grandin was diagnosed with autism at age two, she grew up to become a hugely influential voice in the sciences of both livestock behavior and autistic treatments. Amazing, right? Here's where it gets even better: Proceeds from tonight's talk go to The Hope Center for Autism's scholarship program, which provides hours of treatment for children diagnosed with the sometimes crippling disorder.

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