Make It Big With Young The Giant.

According to most experts on the subject, the wisest thing for you to do when you find yourself being attacked by a bear is play dead.

That is not, however, what 80-year-old Russian shepherd Yusuf Alchagirov did when a hungry brown bear attempted to make him lunch. In true badass form, the octogenarian went on the counterattack, striking the bear with a series of kicks and headbutts that initially knocked it off balance.

And even though the bear countered back by throwing him off a cliff, Alchagirov says he doesn't regret his actions.

“I got off easy,” Alchagirov told The Guardian recently. “It would have killed me if I'd chickened out.”

And while winning a local music award, catching a rock show or watching a Bond flick on the big screen probably won't make you feel as invincible as bare-knuckle boxing a big brown bear might, we still hope your night ends up being appropriately wild nonetheless.

Dallas Observer Music Awards at House of Blues
Congratulations to all the nominees on their nominations! Congrats, too, to all the bands that played the awards showcase throughout Deep Ellum on Saturday — and also to those behind throwing that bash. We heard nothing but great things. Here's hoping all that positive juju carries over to tonight's awards ceremony, where the winners of the awards will be revealed. The scheduled performances and appearances suggests a strong follow-up: Just like last year, our favorite local comic, Paul Varghese, is hosting, and performers at the ceremony include The Polyphonic Spree and The Cannabinoids. — Trace McCaslin

Young the Giant at Three Links (Sold Out)
Young the Giant have been playing together in one capacity or another since 2004 when they were known as The Jakes, although their debut full-length under their current name wasn't released until 2010. Anyway, the group's amassed quite the following in that time, as well evidenced by the fact that, just like their show in the big room at The Prophet Bar last year, this exclusive concert has long been sold out. — Cory Graves

Naughty Dallas at Texas Theatre
The first Tuesday of the month means the return of the Tuesday Night Trash and Record Club events at the historic Oak Cliff theater. For the film portion tonight, they'll be showing Naughty Dallas, a '64 drama about a small town girl who comes to the big city to “make it” as a stripper. Back in the day, the film's publicists claimed it was partially shot in the Jack Ruby-owned Carousel Club, which we suspect is at least part of the reason they're showing the film tonight, what with all the JFK-related goings-on happening around town lately. Unfortunately, cool as it would be to watch a film featuring footage shot in a club once owned by Lee Harvey Oswald's eventual killer in the very same theater in which JFK's assassin was captured , the claim about the Carousel Club's involvement in this film has since been refuted by the New York Times. — CG

Nobunny at Bryan Street Tavern
The often outrageous stage attire of rabbit-loving musician Justin Champlin seems to get as much press — if not more — than his brand of retro-tinged garage rock. Whoops, I guess we just made the same mistake. Anyway, it's been written before that Champlin's the biggest Ramones fan in Tucson, Arizona. That's a fact that we don't doubt, as the former Elvis impersonator is also said to have started his current project the same day Joey Ramone died. San Antonio punks The Rich Hands and local outfit Sealion open. — CG

You Only Live Twice at Magnolia Theater
The screenplay for the fifth installment of the James Bond franchise was penned by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl, who subsequently ditched most of Bond author Ian Fleming's original plot. It's also one of the six Bond films to feature evil genius Ernst Blofeld, the cat-wielding, scar-bearing character parodied by Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers franchise. — CG

Young the Giant cover photo by Mike Brooks. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.

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