Rock Me, Momma.

This week, 7-Eleven will celebrate its 87th birthday on Friday by giving away free Slurpees to its customers.

But while customers all over the country will surely gladly take them up on that offer, it'll be Dallasites that will well up with an extra bit of pride whilst sucking down their cups of frozen goodness. That's because the Oak Cliff-born chain was not only the first-ever convenience store, but the machine used to make Slurpees was created right here in our own backyard as well.

Still: free Slurpees don't necessarily have to be the highlight of your whole week.

Though they may be a high point for you, there's still lots else going on in North Texas the rest of this week to get excited about. — Cory Graves

Sunday (7.6)
The Donkeys at Three Links
Kick ass.

Basically Beethoven at Dallas City Performance Hall (Free)
Pretty much.

Monday (7.7)
Ansel Adams: Masterworks at Arlington Museum of Art
It don't matter if it's black and white.

Warehouse Sale at Edo Popken
Enjoy prices up to 70 percent off.

Tuesday (7.8)
Curren$y at Trees
Don't miss this jet.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes at AMC Northpark 15
We're presenting an advance screening!

Wednesday (7.9)
Reality Bites at Sundown
Life is always funnier when it happens to someone else.

Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen at House of Blues
Doing their solo acoustic things.

Thursday (7.10)
Queen + Adam Lambert at American Airlines Center
They will rock you.

Comedy Crawl at Three Links (Free)
Then Twilite. Then the Green Room.

Johnnyswim at Cambridge Room
Don't let it get you down.

Big Bang at The Travis
Celebrate DJ Sober's one-year anniversary at the spot.

Friday (7.11)
Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven
Free Slurpees for all!

Old Crow Medicine Show at House of Blues
Rock me, baby.

Lionel Richie, Cee-Lo Green at Gexa Energy Pavilion
All night long.

Summerland 2014 at South Side Ballroom
With Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog.

Con Air at Granada Theater
Put the bunny back in the box.

Trees Reunion at Kessler Theater
It feels so good.

Saturday (7.12)
The Polyphonic Spree at Dada
Yes, it's true.

Pogues on the Mountain at Twilite
Hares on the Mountain do the Pogues.

New Edition at Verizon Theatre
If it isn't love why do I feel this way?

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