Move On To The Next One With Ariana Grande At The AAC, See Cruel Intentions On The Stage At The Wyly, Go Surfing With The Drums At The Granada & More.

This past weekend, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was back up to his old tricks again.

While attending debauchery-filled annual EDM convocation Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Elliott got into a bit of a tense situation with a fellow concertgoer before eventually he eventually his frustrations boil over as he bumped a security guard to the grounds. TMZ naturally has footage of the incident, which found nearby Las Vegas police officers who observed the incident quickly rushing over to the scene to put the standout rusher in handcuffs.

Fortunately for Elliott, the security guard eventually chose against pressing charges, thus allowing Elliott to avoid being arrested — and, subsequently, to like avoid punishment from the NFL or the Cowboys for the altercation.

Don’t take this news as an excuse to act like Zeke. Remember: You are not a star football player, and if you knock someone down with cops watching on, you’re actually pretty likely to end up in the clink.

Just something to keep in mind while perusing the below list of happenings around the region this week. — Pete Freedman


BBMak at House of Blues’ Cambridge Room
This acoustically driven ’00s boy band was gone, but now they’re back here, baby. — PF

IAMX at Granada Theater
Not to be confused with IMAX, IAMX is the newest project from Chris Corner, the former frontman of the classic British trip-hop outfit, Sneaker Pimps. These days, Corner’s traversing darker, more sexually androgynous waters. He’s still rocking a sweet synth-based sound, though. — H. Drew Blackburn


Ariana Grande at American Airlines Center
Grande’s had an eventful couple of years, surviving a suicide bombing attack at her show in Manchester, the end of her engagement with comedian Pete Davidson and the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Now, the “thank u, next” singer brings her act to Dallas as part of her latest world tour. — GG

Freedman’s Town to Botham Jean: Stories for Racial Healing at Moody Performance Hall
This event is a special, race-focused edition of Dallas’ recurring storytelling series, Oral Fixation. With stories centered around some of the most racially charged moments in our city’s history, this offering won’t be an easy pill to swallow, but its subject matter begs to be shared. — PF

Hanif Abdurraqib at Deep Vellum Books (Free)
The poet and music critic (you’ve read his work in The Fader, The New York Times, Pitchfork and MTV News) stops by Deep Ellum’s only book store for a free-to-attend reading, discussion and signing session for his freshly released, A Tribe Called Quest-focused third book, Go Ahead In The Rain. — PF

Kari Faux at House of Blues’ Cambridge Room
After a couple of years spent bubbling under as a Childish Gambino- and Issa Rae-approved up-and-coming rapper and singer, Faux looks to be on the cusp of broader success following the release of her recent Cry 4 Help EP. Maybe catch her here before she hits bigger rooms in a few years? Time will tell. — PF

Lord Dying and Year Of The Cobra at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Pacific Northwestern metal makes an appearance in Northwest Dallas as Portland’s Lord Dying and Seattle’s Year Of The Cobra visit the venue that Richard Rawlings’ cable TV empire built — even if, per a lawsuit, he’s now alleging the venue isn’t allows to use his brand’s name. — PF


Cruel Intentions: The Musical at Wyly Theatre
Yes, it’s a musical based on the 1999 teen thriller of the same name. Alas, it’s only here through the 26th, so if you need a fix of incest-tinged drama in the wake of Game of Thrones‘ finale, you’d better act quickly.  — PF

The Drums at Granada Theater
From 2008 to 2016, there were steady lineup changes that caused The Drums to turn into the solo project of founding member Jonathan Pierce. Following this, the group released Abysmal Thoughts in 2017 and Brutalism in April of this year. They still love singing about wanting to go surfing, though. — GG

21 Jump Street at Sundown at the Granada (Free)
Watch Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill make a number of bad decisions as undercover cops trying to pass as high school students in this surprisingly winning and funny update to the ’80s drama that inspired it. — PF

The Greeting Committee at Three Links
Offer salutations to this indie pop band from Kansas City. — PF

SuperSonic Lips, Dezorah and Dimaggios at Ruins
Dallas’ SuperSonic Lips is joined by McAllen’s Dezorah and Waco’s Dimaggios on this free show presented by the spirits brand Ilegal Mezcal. — PF


Yung Bans at Trees
This Atlanta rapper has collaborations with Playboi Carti, Ski Mask Tha Slump God and the controversial XXXTentacion under his belt. — PF

Shy Boys at Club Dada
The DIY Kansas City indie poppers bring their pleasurable Beach Boy-influence sounds to Deep Ellum. — PF

A R I Z O N A at House of Blues
These Atlantic-signed, commercial-ready electro-poppers are actually from New Jersey, go figure. — PF

Elhae at House of Blues’ Cambridge Room
The North Dakota-born, Atlanta-based R&B singer with cosigns from Big K.R.I.T. and others makes a stop at House of Blues’ smaller room as his labelmates play downstairs. — PF

Marc Broussard, Kirk Thurmond at Texas Lottery Live at Toyota Music Factory (Irving)
The Louisiana-sprung “Bayou Soul” artist takes a break from his usual Dallas dates at the Granada and the Kessler to hit up this outdoor stage at Irving’s still-new entertainment complex. Local R&B-tinged rocker Kirk Thurmond opens the show, which will cost just $5 to see. — PF

John Oates at Levitt Pavillion (Arlington)
Whoa-oh, here he comes. Alas, without Daryl Hall this time around. — PF

Nekromantix at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Thirty years after forming, the Danish-American psychobilly act brings its greaser sensibilities to Northwest Dallas. — PF

Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club
A week after the PGA Championship, golfers will descend upon Fort Worth to participate in the event formerly known as The Colonial. In past years, players have made a habit of playing the Byron Nelson in Dallas before heading west for this event the following week, but with the major splitting the two North Texas PGA stops apart this year, things are a little different this time around. The winner still gets a super ugly plaid sport coat for winning this thing, though! — PF

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