Make A Little Birdhouse In Your Soul.

Of late, Americans have been going through a renaissance of sorts, getting back to nature in ever greater numbers and concocting new pastimes in the process.

Taking a page from these folks' books, we'll offer up a few of these new outdoor activities. We're talking things like drunken bear-chasing, shark-punching and whale shark-riding.

Or, if you're feeling really adventurous, you can also take a page out of Japan's book, and play a new game that involves trying to blow a cockroach into each other's mouths.

Of course, there's always the chance that the weather won't be so cooperative tonight as to lend itself to outdoor activity. Or you just might not be a quote-unquote animal person.

That's OK. We've found lots of other stuff for your kind to do tonight, too. — Cory Graves

They Might Be Giants at Granada Theater
Having supplied music for Tiny Toons in the '90s and the theme song to Malcolm in The Middle in the '00s, TMBG is legendary for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the level of their zany lyrical antics. And TMBG's all-over-the-board, unconventional style — these are the same guys that recorded songs to an answering machine and then let you dial them up to listen to them — is always apparent in its live shows. Look for that trend to continue at this show, as the band's newest album was culled from the recent reboot of that Dial-a-Song project. — Brian Knowles

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead at Dada
Since Austin alt-rockers Trail of Dead were here, pushing the limits of the sound system at last spring's Homegrown Festival, celebrating the ten-year anniversary of breakthrough LP Source Tags & Codes, the band's released a new LP. Back in November, the band released its ninth studio effort, appropriately titled IX. Per the band, the War on Drugs-inspired disc boasts a heavily-layered, early '80s sound. — CG

Top Gun at Sundown (Free)
Do you feel the need… the need for speed? Then you'll want to request permission for a flyby of the Sundown's rooftop patio this evening. The late, great Tony Scott's high-flying classic is landing up there tonight, but beware: Homoerotic volleyball montages have been known to cause spontaneous jeans-to-jorts transformations. — James Wallace

Koa at Three Links
Nashville's indie soul outfit KOA likes to say that it is more than just a band; it's an experience. We don't know about all that, but the band does have a full time saxophonist, so you know they mean business. Kites & Boomerangs and Matt Barron open. — CG

Masters of the Universe at Alamo Drafthouse
In this 1987 live action flick Dolph Lundgren, as He-man, takes part in many a shirtless battle against the dark lord Skeletor. If you were fans of the old toys and/or animated series, or just really into old Rocky villains, then you might want to swing by the theater. You have the power. — Jessica Petrocchi

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

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