Don't Forget the Joker.

As much as we've come to depend on our phones for just about everything these days, there's still a few things they can't do. When it comes to actually making us happy, there's been evidence that's just something phones aren't capable of.

According to a new study published in Computers in Human Behavior looking at a smart phone during times of depression actually greatly exacerbates the problem. One of the reasons being the way being locked into one's phone severely isolates one from human interaction.

The solution, say the authors of the study? To get out more and be around other people. Communicating with others face to face, they say, is one of nature's best cures for the blues. To that end, there's no shortage of places to mix and mingle around town this week.

Sunday (8.30)
Kelly Clarkson at Gexa Energy Pavilion
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Deep Ellum Water Wars
Make a splash.

Matt & Kim at Gilley's
Grab some buds.

Monday (8.31)
The Usual Suspects at Alamo Drafthouse
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

Tuesday (9.1)
Tuesday Night Trash: Sci-Fighters at Texas Theatre
Paying tribute to the late Roddy Piper.

Bar Politics at Ten Bells Tavern
Housing and Development edition.

Wednesday (9.2)
Moonshine: That Hee-Haw Musical at Wyly Theatre
The critics are unanimous — but watch it anyway.

The Harlis Sweetwater Band at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill (Free)
Put it in dirt.

Thursday (9.3)
King Camelversary at Three Links
Hand & Cupcakes, Sudie, -topic and Moon Waves.

Thunder From Down Under at House of Blues
Australian for “Magic Mike.”

Vaughan Brothers Art Project Fundraiser at Kessler Theater
Get them boys a damn statue already.

Bishop Arts Wine Walk
Stay classy.

Godfrey at Addison Improv
Make seven up yours.

Artisan Beer and Cheese Pairing at Community Beer Company
So cheesy.

Friday (9.4)
Motorhead at The Bomb Factory
They ain't gonna live forever.

Two-Year Anniversary at Shipping & Receiving
With Son of Stan, Oil Boom, The Longshots and more.

Five-Year Anniversary at The Rail Club
With Warbeast, 100 Proof Hatred, Wake the Fear and more.

Dracula at Winspear Opera House
It's gonna suck.

15th Anniversary at AllGood Cafe
With The O's, Madison King and more.

ZZ Top at Music Hall at Fair Park
Give 'em all your lovin'.

Saturday (9.5)
Invasion Car Show at Trees
With Los Straitjackets to follow.

Two-Year Anniversary at Shipping & Receiving
With Quaker City Night Hawks, Telegraph Canyon and more.

Fat Joe at House of Blues
He left Atlantic.

Hank Williams Jr. at Verizon Theatre
This ain't Dallas.

Madden 2016 Tournament at Granada Theater
Go long.

“The Smaller Exotics of Texas (or, how the Barren Ground Caribou would never occupy the same space as the Javelina)” at Bath House Cultural Center
An art exhibition.

Dallas Zine Party Panel and Workshop at Dallas Public Library
With Randy Guthmiller, Anastasia Kirages, David LaBounty, Sarah Welch and Sandra Davalos.

Water Gun Fight at Klyde Warren Park
Get wet.

ESPN College Gameday Live from Sundance Square
We're having fun here, no?

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