Spend enough time on the internet and you're bound to do something stupid.
Case in point: A whole bunch of folks recently felt compelled to donate their hard-earned cash on a joke Kickstarter campaign originally intended to help one guy make a batch of potato salad.
The lesson here? Don't do something you're going to regret.
And set aside some time tonight to step away from the computer and enjoy what the real world has to offer. — Cory Graves
Curren$y at Trees
Sure, being known as “New Orleans' hardest-working stoner” may sound like a pretty contradictory descriptor, but, in Curren$y's case, it's entirely fitting. Since 2010, the Louisiana rapper has released four solo LPs, four more collaborative LPs and a whopping 21 mixtapes. Just sayin': We're not sure we'd be nearly as productive if we smoked as much marijuana as Curren$y boasts that he does in nearly every one of his rhymes. — CG
Chris Schlarb at Good Records
With a name as unappealing to speak as “Schlarb,” you'd better make some pretty great music to make up for it. Fortunately, California composer Chris Schlarb does, and his work has been heard on countless television, film and game soundtracks — most notably in Nightsky for the Wii console. He's also collaborated with an eclectic but highly respected list of musicians including Mike Watt of the Minute Men, Sufjan Stevens, Nels Cline of Wilco, Dave Longstreth of The Dirty Projectors, Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta, Chad Taylor of Iron & Wine and Mick Rossi of The Philip Glass Ensemble, just to call out a few. — Chrissi Chetwood
George Tandy Jr. at House of Blues
Whether you call it soul, jazz, hip hop or R&B, when it comes down to George Tandy Jr.'s music, you're probably right either way. With a little bit of everything influencing his sound, the honesty, vulnerability and whole “real” factor only complements his church choir-like voice. You're sure to be hypnotized by his intense charm tonight at the House of Blues. —CC
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Advance Screening) at AMC Northpark 15
We've teamed up with 20th Century Fox to give five of our readers two reserved seats to our advance screening of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Must be 18 to enter. No purchase necessary. Winners will be chosen at random. Click here to enter. Good luck! — Chase Whale
Ansel Adams: Masterworks at Arlington Museum of Art
The Arlington Musuem of Art and Landau Traveling Exhibits have joined forces to exhibit 48 photograph that noted photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams printed himself and thought were his best works. Along with this exhibit, which runs through early August, folks with be able attend lectures, readings, demonstrations, documentaries and photo contests related to the man. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children 12-years-old and under and members are free. — CW
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