Don’t Play It Safe.

In her new book 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, Sarah Cooper gives lots of good advice as to how you can slack off while everyone around you is under the illusion that you’re crushing it at work. Here’s an excerpt laying out nine ways to appear smart in brainstorming sessions.

A bit of good advice not covered by Cooper is acting like you know everything that’s going on at all times. Armed with the following list, which you can discreetly pull back up on your phone at any time, you’ll look like a real know-it-all whenever anyone asks you what’s going on at any given point this week.

Monday (10.10)
Rachael Yamagata at Dada
Let her be your girl.

How to Dress Well at Cambridge Room
Can’t you tell?

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders at AMC NorthPark
Holy animated film, Batman!

Tuesday (10.11)
The Temper Trap at Granada Theater
Fall together.

It’s Just Banter at Off the Record
Your second favorite podcast — live!

Biscuits for Boobies at Norma’s Café
Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Three-Day Race

Dallas City Council Vote on D2 Resolution City of Dallas at City Hall, Room 6E
Eat fresh.

Suburban Zine Swap at Brookhaven College
Mag-nificent

Shane Mauss at Sons of Hermann Hall at Sons of Hermann Hall
Land on your feet.

Wednesday (10.12)
Banditos at Magnolia Motor Lounge
Can’t get away.

The Dandy Warhols at Granada Theater
Get off.

Sevendust at The Bomb Factory (Free)
Thank you.

Starfruit, Imelda Marcos, Flesh Narc, Salvation Egg at Mable Peabody’s
Get your chainsaws repaired.

Thursday (10.13)
Montana of 300 at Trees
Tonight you dine in hell.

Islands at Three Links
Remain at sea.

Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks at American Airlines Center
The puck drops here.

La Sera at Dada
Hit the high notes.

Rooney at Curtain Club
Show them your blue side.

Dexateens at Double Wide
Some things.

Bridget Everett at House of Blues
Fuck shit up.

Friday (10.14)
Brew-Haha Comedy Series at Legal Draft Beer Co.
Laugh until Blonde Lager comes out of your nose.

Nikki Glaser at Addison Improv
Not safe.

Social Science at Perot Museum
AKA adult night.

The Hourly Radio at Three Links
For the first time in a long time.

2016 Denton Independent Motorcycle Show Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Rev it up.

Legacy Fighting Championship 61 at The Bomb Factory
Peterson vs. De La Rosa.

These Things Will Happen at Trees
Helping -topic get his future back.

Kris Kristofferson at Strauss Square
Helping you make it through the night.

Sreaming Females at RBC
It all means nothing.

Ana Popovic at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
She was a doorman.

Saturday (10.15)
JD McPherson at Granada Theater
Let the good times roll.

Dallas Coffee Day at Life in Deep Ellum
Pour a cup.

Braindead Brewer Tour at Founders Park Oak Cliff
A disc golf tourney.

Monolithic Dome Institute Open House
See what’s inside that I-35 caterpillar.

Cattle Baron’s Ball w/ Toby Keith, Dwight Yoakam at Gilley’s Dallas
Tickets from $1,000 to $200,000.

The Octogon Dallas Qualifier at Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Battle it out.

Five-Year Anniversary at Goodfriend
Cheers.

Central Track: The Resurrection at RBC
Celebrate our next chapter.

Goldthwaite Music Festival at Boot Jack Ranch
With Jonathan Tyler, Sweet Spirit, Somebody’s Darling, Paul Cauthen and more.

Nelly at State Fair of Texas
Hey! He must need the money.

Echo & the Bunnymen at House of Blues
Bring on the dancing horses.

Marc Anthony at American Airlines Center
Vivir mi vida.

Sunday (10.16)
Highly Suspect at Trees
My name is human.

Eisley at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
A marvelous thing.

Chance the Rapper at The Bomb Factory (Sold Out)
Please say, “the rapper.”

Bad Religion at House of Blues
With Against Me!

Dead Singers Party at The Boiled Owl
Celebrating the release of their new album.

Chicano Batman at Dada
Holy tropicália outfit, Batman!

The Dear Hunter at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Regress.

The Golden Age at Angelika Film Center
A Bolshoi ballet.

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