Get Down To Brass Tacks.
Three days into this week, we find ourselves lamenting the fact there's still two work days left. I mean, how awesome was last week's Memorial Day-shortened workweek? And, really, why can't every weekend run an extra day?
Actually, there's plenty of evidence out there to suggest we can get just as much work done in four days as five, not to mention all sorts of other environmental and economical benefits that would come from shortening the workweek.
That's what you should tell your boss, anyway, when you take tomorrow off. Here's more than a few reasons worth calling in sick over. — Cory Graves
One-Year Anniversary at Brass Tacks (Free)
Brass Tacks Barbershop on Davis is turning one. To celebrate the year of high-class grooming, they've enlisted the folks at King Camel Productions to provide an evening of the finest psych music in all of Texas. Austin's Holy Wave close out this free event. — Evan Henry
Goodfellas at Sundown (Free)
This is the story of Henry Hill, one of the most badass gangsters of all time. As far back as he could remember, he always wanted to be a one. He's pretty much the embodiment of “thug life.” Peep the legendary Copacabana scene in all of its innovative Steadicam glory for free on Sundown's rooftop patio. — H. Drew Blackburn
DSO Community Concert at Kidd Springs Park (Free)
In a recently published Fortune magazine piece, the DMA was cited as an example of how its free admission model not only saw its annual attendance jump by 150,000, the museum also saw a 29 percent increase in minority visitors. Fine art isn't just for the well-to-do anymore. Another example of this in Dallas is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's free-to-attend performances in local city parks. The program's an accessible one, too, featuring selections from Porgy and Bess and Star Wars among other classical pieces. — CG Update: This event has been cancelled due to rain saturation.
Lil' Debbie at Rockin Rodeo
Product of American mall-rat culture and Los Angeles hip hop artist Lil' Debbie makes a stop in Denton. Not sure if it'll more sour than sweet as locals Laydee Savage and BasedGenuiz grace the stage beforehand. — EH
Robin Trower at House of Blues
Active since the mid-'60s with bands like Procol Harum and The Paramounts, English guitarist Robin Trower headlines an evening of shred-wortthy material, enough to perhaps sell you a $20 compact disc amidst the already high ticket fees. — EH
Botany at The Boiled Owl Tavern (Free)
Fort Worth musician Katie Robertson (Foxtrot Uniform, Chucho) is turning 29. To celebrate, she's enlisted the sights and sounds of Denton ex-pat, Botany, along with locals Secret Ghost Champion, Squanto and Sur Duda. It's free-to-attend, although it's strictly 21+. — EH
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.