Beck Is Where It's At.

How important to you is the quest to take the perfect selfie? And to what lengths would you go to in order to achieve it? Would you ever — as this woman did — get plastic surgery in order to look like the Photoshopped version of yourself?

We'd hope not.

Listen: The key to a great selfie is just as much where it's taken as anything else. And, to that end, there sure are lots of great places to get your selfie on this weekend in particular.

Or, y'know, you could just put the phone down and enjoy yourself these next few days.

You probably look better IRL, anyway.

Friday
Todd Barry at Sons of Hermann Hall
You might remember Todd from the HBO show Flight of the Conchords, where he played the bongo-playing third Conchord and eventual member of the Demetri Martin supergroup, The Crazy Dogggz (featuring their smash hit “Doggy Bounce”). No word yet on if he's bringing the bongos to this performance, which, in promotion of his recent Louis CK-approved Crowd Work special, will find the comedian riffing on the audiences that show up. So be prepared. — Chelsea Upton

Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 at Three Links
This New Zealand-based outfit has found a way to marry the sleazed-up sounds of '70s rock with the rockabilly/burlesque sensibilities of sexually ferocious frontwoman Labretta Suede. Just like with this band's last two trips through town, local funk-punks The Black Dotz open. Dead Mockingbirds also perform. Before any of that, though, the night'll kick off with a little happy hour of Punk Rock Karaoke. — Cory Graves

Silver Palms at City Tavern
These Georgia natives are relatively new to the rock 'n' roll, but they're already on a fast track to finding their musical legs. Their song “Georgia Boy” is quickly helping them to develop a reputation for being a great new indie band with a Kings of Leon-meets-The Doors sound, and a catchy garage rock feel. — Porttia Portis

Dirty River Boys at Granada Theater
These Willie's Picnic vets have beefed up their already wildly popular folk-heavy sound in recent months with the addition of a full-on drum kit. Fortunately, the hard-touring El Paso outfit didn't sacrifice too much of the style they're known for in the process. Lincoln Durham and Tyler & the Tribe open. — CG

USA Film Festival at Angelika Film Center
Among the highlights from tonight's screenings includes a David Sedaris short film and a tribute to native Dallasite Morgan Fairchild, which, after the fact, will even see the actress grilled with questions from fellow local Stephen Tobolowsky and Corbin Bernsen, the latter of which directed the actress' latest film. To find out what else is showing at the festival tonight, check this link. — CG

Boys Named Sue at AllGood Cafe
This “Honky-Tonk if Yer Horny” outfit is responsible for the tune that autoplays every single damn time you visit AllGood's website, so it's only fitting that they'd actually get to perform in-person at the Deep Ellum eatery every now and then. — CG

Denton Art and Jazz Fest
This free event brought to us by the Denton Festival Foundation, Inc. will have seven stages of music from the likes of Al Jarreau, The Quebe Sisters Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and Brave Combo in addition to fine arts, crafts, food and more. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the arts throughout the city. — Porttia Portis

Alexis Bittar Personal Appearance & Trunk Show at NorthPark Center
Well-renowned jewelry designer and New York native Alexis Bittar will be at Neiman Marcus' North Park Center store today. While he's collaborated various other designers like Jason Wu and the legendary Michael Kors, he will present his latest solo collections at this trunk show. The jewelry will no doubt be expensive, but, on the other hand, you'll get to meet fashion royalty. — Porschia Paxton

Dallas Metal Scene Showcase at Trees
The name basically says it all. On this night, local metalheads will come together to thrash, mosh and immerse themselves in the blackness that is each others' souls. The show features performances by North Texas natives Primordius, The Crimson Veil, Kasket, Exalt the Throne, Ashes of the Forgotten and Empty Shell. — Porttia Portis

Wayne “The Train” Hancock at Dan's Silverleaf
Imagine Hank Williams and Hank Thompson — only without as much credit — and you get Wayne “The Train” Hancock. For almost two decades, he's recorded and toured his brand of country western swing, even influencing Hank Williams III in the process. But you'll never catch him doing what's considered “real deal country.” He likes his honky tonk reckless. And he's all the better for it. — Porttia Portis

Glitzy Glam Cocktails Fashion Show at The Travis
Glitz, glam and scantily clad swimwear models will all be in abundance at this Beverly Hills-style event hosted by The Shahs of Sunset star Lily Ghalichi. She'll be launching her Have Faith Swimgerie line of luxury lingerie-inspired swimwear at this one. Kim Kardashian's a fan, so there's that. — Porschia Paxton

Student New Media Art Exhibition at The Dallas Contemporary
This art exhibition hopes to unite and showcase the rapidly growing new media programs in North Texas. Dallas Contemporary has partnered with UTD's Arts & Technology Program, UNT's CVAD Studio Art Department and SMU's Center of Creative Computation to host, and it'll include lectures, a formal critique and student presentations from area artists. — Porttia Portis

HeRobust at Lizard Lounge
In HeRobust's two years of existence, he's garnered a lot of attention for his style of hip-hop-inspired bass music. Notice from names such as Skrillex, Bassnectar and Pretty Lights, too, who have all added his tunes to their sets. This year is expected to be a good one for the prolific young beatsmith, who has already graduated to the festival circuit. So catch him on the rise at this one. — Porttia Portis

T.J. Griffin's Animal Instinct at RO2 Art
TJ Griffin's most recent art works stem from an almost animal-like need to express his psychological state. The pattern-filled, cartoonish animal works in this exhibition, which opens today, combine ancient cultural influences with contemporary art styles in a way that shows Griffin's current life experiences. The exhibition runs through May 25. — Porttia Portis

Saturday
Warpaint at Trees
It won't take much for L.A.-based indie-rockers Warpaint to eclipse its last showing in town as part of October's Index Festival. As our own Stephen Young put it: “Warpaint's moody, atmospheric sound just doesn't translate all that well to a festival setting… It's just too subtle, too easy to ignore.” A late-night, indoor show like this one, though, will suit the band's sexy, borderline psychedelic jams quite well. — CG

EdgeFest at Toyota Stadium
This year's Edgefest is surprisingly less, well, edgy than prior line ups. With performances by a mellower-than-ever-Beck, The Avett Brothers, Bastille, Chvrches and more, it's definitely more chill than the name suggests. But, to a degree, the gentle vibe seems to work for this year's fest. You can find the full list of performers and set times here. — Porttia Portis

Deep Ellum Spring Gallery Walk
The Deep Ellum Community Association (DECA) and Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) have teamed up to bring this Spring Gallery Walk to life. The walk features multiple Deep Ellum galleries, as well as DADA's leading member galleries. And while the galleries in each of the walks are close enough to traverse on foot, some sort of transportation is probably still your best bet to get from one to the other. A bike perhaps? It's up to you. Just know that each of these events starts at noon, and a map of participating galleries can be found at the above link. — Porttia Portis

Recess at WAAS Gallery
When you're a kid, recess is your one chance to break free of traditional thought through a host of fun activities. This is kind of like that — except, instead of games of dodgeball, -topic and his Team From Nowhere crew have organized a fashion show and a cypher filled with local emcees, plus other musical and art performances. — Porttia Portis

Lost in the Trees at Three Links
Lost In The Trees' third album, Past Life, takes a different approach to music than its predecessors. Instead of pulling from internal pain and experiences, frontman Ari Picker wanted to reach out and grab the music rather than pull it from within. The band pared down to an electronic rock four-piece in an attempt to construct a sound world with minimal ingredients. The result is a beautiful arrangement that grew out of the ashes of grief, and the symbol of vulnerability. What more can you expect from a band named Lost In The Trees? Wild Moccasins and Dark Rooms open. — Porttia Portis

The Orbans, Calhoun at Twilite Lounge
With some of its members living outside of the area now, Calhoun doesn't play quite as many local shows these days. But, when they do, it's almost always with fellow Fort Worthians The Orbans. Still, this one, which goes down in Calhoun bassist Danny Balis' own bar, should prove a fun time. — CG

Dog Fit Dallas at Klyde Warren Park
Dallas' version of Cesar Millan (read: Dog Fit Dallas owner Art Ortiz) is every bit as gifted as the famed Dog Whisperer. Ortiz recently made news after parading six members of his pack through a local Neiman Marcus to judge how dog-friendly the store was. And you know how many times he was approached by angered employees? None. None times. He'll be at Klyde Warren Park for this event, offering up some tips to try out on your own pups. — CG

Sparkle Tunnel at Shipping and Receiving
Ronnie Heart's Sparkle Tunnel presents Color Control, which will feature live music from Heart, Nathan Brown and Tidals, as well as art works from Sophia Ceballos, Jenna Leigh and more. The event starts at 9 pm, and monochromatic attire is suggested. — Porttia Portis

Someone Still Love You Boris Yeltsin at Dan's Silverleaf
Does someone still love Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin? Their indie pop perfectionism momentarily taught us how to live in a post-Shins apocalypse, but is there still a place for them in this increasingly electronic word? I suppose that question will be answered for more than a few folks at this show, when they band makes up the December performance it cancelled thanks to Icemageddon. — CG

Hey, Gurl at Sue Ellen's
This Austin-based all-girl cover band likes to think that five the decades of material covered in its sets makes them one of the most diverse cover acts going. Given that their song list includes everything from Night Ranger and The Outfield to Outkast and Ke$ha, were not really arguing. — CG

Sharam at LeVu
This All White Party theme welcomes the return of Sharam to LeVu. Also? It's a 21-and up event celebrating the birthdays of former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Remi Ayodele. Additional music will be provided by resident DJs Solomon, Matt Lamb and Willie Trimmer. — Porttia Portis

Etsy Dallas Spring Bash at the Shops at Park Lane
Forty-plus artisans and crafters will set up shops offering clothing, accessories, gift items, body care products and stationery for this event. Etsy bash bags filled with handmade goods will be handed out to the first 50 shoppers, too. And, unlike the online version of the popular homemade goods site, this event will feature plenty of food and booze. Ain't real life the best? — Porschia Paxton

Showgirls at Texas Theatre
Spend a night in fluenced by the cult film everyone loves to hate. Watch a Showgirls-themed burlesque performance, followed by a screening of the Paul Verhoeven film, all of which is presented by the Texas Burlesque Peepshow. — Porttia Portis

Cartoon Cereal Party at Alamo Drafthouse
It's the return of the theater's monthly cartoon/cereal/pajama party. This month, they'll not only be showing a bunch of Jem cartoons, but Samantha Newark — who voiced the iconic character — will be at the party, too. Pajamas are encouraged, and an extensive cereal bar will be provided. — CG

USA Film Festival at Angelika Film Center
SMU graduate Ron Judkins, who won Academy Awards for designing the sound in Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan, returns to town to screen Finding Neighbord, a kind of awkward romantic dramedy he directed. Both Judkins and the film's star Catherine Dent (The Shield) will be in attendance at the screening. To find out what else is showing at the festival on this day, check here. — CG

Bloody Franks & Mario at ATAMA
Bloody Franks is an offshoot of local art crew Sour Grapes and features members Arturo Donjuan and Ricardo Oviedo. The pair refers to its Bloody Franks work as being simultaneously more sarcastic and sinister than that of their previous work under the Sour Grapes brand. They'll show off their newest collaborative works this evening at the Mockingbird Station shop. — CG

Foam N Glow Tour at Palladium Ballroom
We've taken enough BuzzFeed quizzes to know that a person's “actual age” doesn't always match what's on their birth certificate. A good barometer of this sort of thing is this video of the world's largest foam party's Albany, New York stop. Still thinking about going after taking a gander at that shit show? Congratulations! Your real age is “college junior.” — CG

Richard Haskins & the Unmarked Graves at Andy's Bar
Barely a week removed from being released from prison following a 2012 attempted bank robbery, former Wee Beasties frontman Richard Haskins has already lined up a new outfit of Denton-based ringers. Just don't expect his stint in the pokey to have calmed his unpredictable and often over-the-top stage antics. — CG

Spare pARTS Flea at 739 Fort Worth Avenue
In order to show the area's potential — as well as some of the types of community-benefiting developments that might work well there — the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group has organized a pop-up dog park, beer garden and flea market. Oh yeah, and there'll be some food trucks on site, too, as well as a giant sand pile for the kiddos. What a wonderful world this could be. — CG

George Quartz and Silk Rodeo at Vice Palace
Been looking for an excuse to check out this new West Dallas performance space? Well, here's your opportunity, as George Quartz — who, with his backing band and backup dancers, always offers up an intriguing display — is joined by Austin newcomers Silk Rodeo. — Pete Freedman

Sunday
The Men, Cloud Nothings, Nude Beach at Dada
Brooklyn's The Men are anything but a stagnant outfit. After breaking onto the scene with a punky, noise-rock sound, the band's changed course, going for a more straightforward, borderline country-tinged sound on recent efforts. No worries: It's still got a pulse and it's still appropriately high-energy. Just as this whole stacked show should be, really, as The Men share a bill with the similarly noisy Cleveland-based Cloud Nothings outfit. Scrounge up some earplugs for this one. — PF

Kids in the Hall at Majestic Theatre
Comedy's favorite cross-dressing Canucks have reunited for just the third or fourth time since the death of their highly influential '90s sketch comedy series. All five of the troupe's original members are back, and with all new material for this, their first major tour in six years. — CG

Goblin and Pinkish Black at Texas Theatre
Tactics Productions and Texas Theatre welcome the Italian progressive rock powerhouses Goblin for a unique night of live music. Opening up for the acclaimed soundtrack masters are heavy local duo Pinkish Black, who are currently touring with the legendary outfit. DJs Travis Box and Gabriel Mendoza will spin throughout the rest of the night. — Porttia Portis

Earth Day Texas at Fair Park
Earth Day Texas seeks to elevate environmental awareness throughout the state and the world. This year focuses on a Hydrogen Initiative, with aims to promote environmental responsibility and the benefits of living a green lifestyle. Keeping with that theme, organizers have tapped sun-adoring local orchestral rockers The Polyphonic Spree to perform, as well. Be ready for crowds: More than 60,000 guests are expected to descend upon Fair Park for the free festivities. — Porttia Portis

Master Pancake: Batman Forever at Alamo Drafthouse
Join Austin's best movie mockers for a night of enjoying the campier side of Batman with the 1995 release, Batman Forever. The mockers behind Master Pancake intend to make fun of this version of Batman, which we always knew was missing something. — Porttia Portis

Charles Bradley at Trees
As Charles Bradley belts out his songs, every ache and pain he sings of just grabs onto your essence — and tightly at that. This is a dude who feels the music he performs — and makes sure his audience is right there with him. This soul singer's life experiences certainly play a part in all of this: Only in recent years did the 65-year-old earn his big break with Daptone Records; previously, he held various odd jobs, including one as a James Brown impersonator. Vocally, though, he sounds more like a reincarnated Otis Redding. Except, well, Bradley was only born seven years after Redding was. This time through town, Bradley's performance will also mark the launch of North Texas events listing site Do214. And that entity will foot the bill as long as you RSVP to this one on its site. — H. Drew Blackburn

Spring Swap & Flea at The Gypsy Wagon
Today only, the popular “boho-chic” spot The Gypsy Wagon will host a swap and flea event for 20-or-so vendors that create genuine, real deal handmade “junk.” Expect vintage, expect old and expect bargains. It's a six-hour-long take-it-or-leave-it bargain hunt. You'll never find these things shopping anywhere else. Vendors include Pocketful of Heirlooms, Diana Nutt, Beth's Place Vintage from Denison and many more. —Porschia Paxton

David Washburn Post-Brunch Jazz at Twilite Lounge
Enjoy a set of post-brunch, afternoon jazz from musician David Washburn from 3 to 6 p.m. Then head home for a post-jazz nap and rest up for the evening's Mad Men watching party from the comfort of inside the bar. Or outside on the patio. Your call. Either way, this is a day for the swanky, nostalgic set. — Porttia Portis

USA Film Festival at Angelika Film Center
Closing out this year's 44th annual USA Film Festival, among other things, will be: the screenings of the five-day film quest entrants; a tribute to Ed Harris that'll include a screening of his latest film, Frontera, and will be attended by Harris himself; and the short films awards program. To find out what else is showing at the festival on this day, check here. — CG

Better Block Birthday at 7th and Tyler
Celebrate the fourth annual Better Block initiative at the intersection of 7th and Tyler Streets and Davis in Oak Cliff. It's a good look: Better Block intends to show the positive impact of having a shared community space for markets, performances and events, and to improve the safety of the dangerous intersection. From 12 to 10 p.m., attendees at this one can visit pop-up shops, galleries and existing businesses. And, from 6 to 10 p.m., they can enjoy a host of performances and a market at the People's Plaza. — Porttia Portis

Beck cover photo by Autumn de Wilde. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.

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