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With the dawn of spring, it's time, once again, to get up on this season's latest fashions.
According to Kmart, this spring's biggest trend is normcore. But it can be tricky, they say, to pull off bland chic without looking like a boring dad.
Fortunately, they've got you covered with a handy guide to normcore that you should probably brush up on before hitting the town tonight in your plainclothes. In short, says the once-bankrupt retailer, “Step one: wear jogging pants, because they're comfortable. Step two: wear a shirt and a hoodie at the same time, for layering purposes. Step three: hats are good.”
Now that you're all squared away in that department, it's time to also peruse our handy guide on where to sport your trendy new look. — Cory Graves
NEEDTOBREATHE at Verizon Theatre
Where would Jesus rock out? We can't say for sure, but Christian alt-rockers, NEEDTOBREATHE, do hit the Dallas suburbs tonight on their first-ever big, U.S. headlining tour. Opening things up will be Ben Rector and Colony House. — CG
Zappa Plays Zappa at House of Blues
Getting Frank Zappa to do a show would be amazing but, alas, it's been an impossibility since his death in 1993. The next best thing? His son, Dweezil Zappa, whose Zappa Plays Zappa act is around to remind us of his father's greatness. — Trace McCaslin
Crowdus Park Pop Up Plaza at 160 N. Crowdus St.
Deep Ellum doesn't have many parks, and while there isn't a new permanent park set to come to the neighborhood, the pop-up park coming to Crowdus Street on April 29 may just help pave the way for a future, permanent park. Even if it doesn't lead to something bigger, the pop-up is sure to be something special, so check it out, but remember it only lasts for four days! — Carly Seitz
The Britney Spears Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse
To all the Britney haters out there: Go away; you're making Chris Crocker cry. The rest of you can head over to Alamo Drafthouse and enjoy a sing-along Britney Spears dance party. And feel free to wear the best Britney-inspired get-up you can put together. Just please, no snakes. — CS
Simpsons Trivia at Rubber Gloves
With 26 seasons and over 560 episodes, it's not all that easy to remember everything that has ever happened on The Simpsons. And we're not even sure the episodes are all that the people over at Rubber Gloves will ask about on Wednesday. They may ask about the show's voice actors and actresses, producers etc.; the movie; the video game or even beyond that. Either way, it will be fun to test your knowledge of the longest-running TV show in the U.S. — CS
Major League at Sundown (Free)
You've surely seen 1989's Major League a time or two by now. You may have even watched it just a bit outside. Tonight, though, you can watch it all the way outside, on Sundown's rooftop patio. And when Jobu needs a refill, whiskey will be half-price all night. — CG
Esperos Pop-Up Shop at Brewed
Esperos was founded in Austin, TX, as a way to help raise money to provide education to children in need. The idea was that every bag sold would provide one year's worth of school for one child, and 50 percent of the company's gross profits went toward nonprofits that focus on education. However, now the company says on its website that only 10 percent of proceeds go toward helping provide education to children in need. And its bags backpacks, totes and laptop cases are nice, and you can check them out in person at its pop-up shop this Wednesday at Brewed on Magnolia in Fort Worth. — CS
Turkish Captain America and Santo vs Spider-Man at Alamo Drafthouse
The characters in this completely unauthorized 1973 Turkish language comic book flick bear little resemblance to their Marvel counterparts. The biggest departure, of course, is the fact that Spider-Man is a bad guy with none of the same powers shared by the U.S. version. Oh, and his weapons include switchblades and guinea pigs. It's been called both the best and worst comic book film of all time, so it could go either way, really. — CG
Roar at Texas Theatre
Though he worked in Hollywood for decades, 1981's Roar was the only film Noel Marshall ever directed. Let's just say things did not go well. Not only did the film take 11 years to film and lose $15 million at the box office, but over 70 cast and crew were injured in the process. Many of those injured — including Marshall's wife (Tippi Hedren) and step-daughter (Melanie Griffith) — were mauled by the live lions and cheetahs used in the film. — CG
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