Ring In The New Year.

According to Jonah Lehrer — who plagiarized it from God knows who — there is actually a scientific explanation as to why so many New Year's resolutions are broken before January even ends: We take on too many life-improvement measures at once.

Mankind's willpower, the now-disgraced author once wrote, is notoriously weak and has a hard enough time trying to break one bad habit at a time. And, the thing is, most people make entire lists of goals and resolutions for the New Year.

So know this: If you're really insistent on sticking with this somewhat silly resolution tradition, then maybe try to spread your goals out throughout the course of the whole year.

Y'know, fix your life with baby steps.

Besides: Can you imagine being around the irritable fool that's trying to quit smoking and lose weight at the same time?

Worse yet, can you imagine being that person?

Cripes.

Fortunately, there are enough distractions going down this week for you to not have to worry too much about all that just yet. Here's just some of what's going on.

Sunday (12.29)
Rock 'n' Roll Rummage Sale at Lola's
Sell me something good.

Hotel Tesseract at Margo Jones Theatre
A trippy audio/visual co-effort.

Monday (12.30)
Toadies at Billy Bob's
Do you wanna die?

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at American Airlines Center
Do they know it's not Christmas time at all?

The Azukiwashers at Three Links
Punk it up with some Japanese cats.

Tuesday (12.31)
Big D NYE at Victory Plaza
The official Dallas NYE party.

Dallas Stars vs. Los Angeles Kings at American Airlines Center
The puck drops here.

Year of the Woman: New Year's Eve 2014 at Texas Theatre
With Zhora, Boan, Jenny Robinson and more.

Larry g(EE) at South Side Music Hall
Check out the funk-soul brother.

Old 97's at House of Blues
Wait for the other shoe to fall.

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights at Granada Theater
Pardon me if you've heard this one before.

Mardi Gras Blowout at Twilite Lounge
Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Somebody's Darling at Dada
Wedding clothes not required.

Wednesday (1.1)
Heart of Dallas Bowl at The Cotton Bowl
UNLV vs North Texas.

Thursday (1.2)
Riverboat Gamblers at Three Links
Hey! Hey! Hey!

Three-Year Anniversary (Night One) at Dada
See Booty Fade, The Mohicans and The Outfit, TX for just $3.

Friday (1.3)
Three-Year Anniversary (Night Two) at Dada
See Sealion, Dark Rooms and Kaela Sinclair for just $3.

Bettie Page Reveals All at Texas Theatre
The authorized biography.

Spiderweb Salon Winter Formal at Dan's Silverleaf
Spoken word, music and performance art from some of Denton's best.

Saturday (1.4)
The Murder City Devils at Trees
Put on your dancin' shoes.

Three-Year Anniversary (Night Three) at Dada
See Son of Stan, Pageantry and War Party for just $3.

Parables at Sons of Hermann Hall
The local Christian metalcore band reunites.

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