Hold On For Life.

This Saturday, a whole bunch of nudists, athletes and curiosity seekers will gather at San Francisco's Baker Beach, where they'll drop trou before competing in a bunch of old-style Olympic events like Greco-Roman wrestling. All in the name of sport.

Says one of the Nude Olympics' organizers: “On a nice day, who would want to wear clothes on the beach? It's better to be natural and free.”

While that may be true, and the weather does look to be pretty nice this evening, it's probably a good idea to keep your pants on tonight if you plan on leaving the house. — Cory Graves

Broken Bells at South Side Ballroom
Last month U2 became the most hated band in the world when they gave everyone with an iPhone a free copy of its new album whether they liked it or not. Tonight, the man that produced that sucker (read: Danger Mouse) will be in Dallas tonight ready to make amends with a performance from his Broken Bells outfit. Go give him an earful. Phantogram opens. — Cory Graves

Lia Ices, Sudie at City Tavern
In a couple weeks, experimental pop singer Lia Ices will embark on a string of dates with Phantogram, a band that's also in town tonight, playing support to Broken Bells. But that's not why we strongly urge you to check this one out. Rather, the jazz-influenced electro-pop created by young Dallasite Sudie just might have been the most impressive thing we saw at this year's Index Festival. So get there early to catch her opening set. — CG

Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets at American Airlines Center
There's no question that the San Antonio Spurs are currently the Mav's biggest in-state rivals. The hard-fought playoff series between those two is plenty enough evidence that that one is still alive and well. More recently, though, the trash talk between the Houston Rockets and the team's former forward Chandler Parsons — who the Mavs scooped up in the offseason — make this matchup seem like it's definitely going to be the most venomous this season. In tonight's pre-season opener we'll get our first taste. — CG

Tuesday Night Trash: The Manitou at Texas Theatre
It's October, which means the weird and wildest horror films you've never seen or heard of are playing at your local arthouse theater. Tonight's splatterfest is The Manitou , about a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit rebirthed as a lump on a woman's back. Yeah, it gets weird. — Chase Whale

Cymbals Eat Guitars at Dan's Silverleaf
Cymbals Eat Guitars is touring for the release of its third album, LOSE, which seems to be a quasi-tribute to one of the band's friends who passed suddenly seven years ago. If this is correct, good on them for keeping their friend in the light. — CW

The Preatures at House of Blues
In a strange-but-true turn, The Preatures actually began as a “bad Rolling Stones” cover band. Years later the band found its voice, discovered its own sound and started making original music shortly thereafter. The band just released its first full-length of originals called, Blue Planet Eyes, which it will perform at tonight's show. Night Terrors of 1927 open. — CW

Hunter Valentine at Trees
Hunter Valentine is no stranger to the small screen. Back in 2012 the Canadian alt-rockers starred in the Showtime reality series The Real L Word, which documented the band during a West Coast tour. This summer they were at it again, showing up on VH1's Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project. And tonight you can see them in-person, in actual real life reality. Sick of Sarah, Honey and Cruella open. — CG

Kyle Park at the State Fair of Texas
The State Fair is currently going strong, feeding patrons with all the best food around and free live entertainment. Tonight, Fair-goers will be treated to a taste of Texas country courtesy of an Austin performer whose name is fun to say five times fast with all of your friends: Kyle Park at Fair Park. — CW

Once Upon a Time in the West at The Magnolia
Sergio Leone's three-hour epic western Once Upon a Time in the West features some of the Hollywood's greatest in their early years, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards and Henry Fonda being three you've hope-to-God have heard of. If not, this is all the more reason to see this masterpiece on the big screen. Neat fact: Magnolia now offers reserved seating, so you don't have to show up early to get that seat you always need to sit in. — CW

Zoe at House of Blues
They've been called everything from a psychedelic band, to a prog-rock outfit, and even Mexico's answer to Radiohead. Whatever you call them, Mexico's biggest alt-rock outfit, Zoe, released its long awaited Programaton last year, its first studio effort in five years. Expect die-hards of the Spanish-speaking outfit to pack out the venue tonight. — CG

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

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