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Pour Two Out For Curtain Club And Transit Bicycle Company, Check Out The Grand Opening Of Punch Bowl Social And Crack One Open At Fort Worth Beer Fest. Plus More!

Last night kicked off the first 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate and it was … interesting. Or should we say, interesante. The debate not only served as a platform for candidates to discuss their policy proposals, but also to flex their bilingualism, apparently?

Much to the visible bewilderment of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Texas’ own Beto O’Rourke dodged half of his first question of the night from NBC’s Savannah Guthrie by answering partially in Spanish.

With one look, the New Jersey senator summarized our feelings about the entire debate.

The rest of the candidates are probably on Duolingo right now.

In honor of that, we thought we would bring you a list of things to do in Dallas this weekend, but in Spanish. Just kidding. — Stephanie Salas-Vega

Friday

Jon Bellion at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
New York rapper and producer Jon Bellion reached mainstream acclaim following the release of his 2016 single “All Time Low.” He also boasts the songwriting credit behind Eminem and Rihanna’s 2012 hit “The Monster.” This show will be the rapper’s first gig in DFW since opening for Twenty One Pilots at the American Airlines Center in February 2017. — Garrett Gravley 

Adam Hood at The Blue Light
Adam Hood is a soulful Texas country singer-songwriter and has toured with country stars such as Miranda Lambert and Pat Green. — Travis McMillan

A.A. Bondy at Sons of Hermann Hall
This Alabama singer-songwriter went off this year with a new album, Enderness, his first album in eight years. A dystopian story, is the product of folk music paired with synthesizers, a drum machine, sparse electric guitar and skeptic’s pen. – SSV

Teenage Bottlerocket at Three Links
This Wyoming punk outfit is shooting a music video during this two-night stand, so maybe you’ll land a cameo? Noogy, Sealion and Fat by the Gallon open night one, and Pinata Protest and the Re-Mo’s open night two. — GG

Thomas Rhett at Dos Equis Pavilion
Earlier this month, Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road became the first country album to reach the no. 1 spot on the all-genre billboard 200 chart, knocking out Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR and DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd. How long before DJ Khaled throws more shade about not being at the top? — SSV

Chris Travis at Trees
Chris Travis is an American rapper, producer and former member of SpaceGhostPurrp’s Raider Kaln collective. Now, he’s a member of Seshollowaterboyz, a collective made of fellow rappers Bones, Xavier Wulf, Eddy Baker and East Memphis. Emo rap at its finest. — SSV

Midland at Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth)
This three-piece country band is lead by former soap opera star Mark Wystrach, who played Nicholas Foxworth “Fox” Crane on NBC’s Passions. Or maybe you saw him on CSI: Miami Season 6, episode 11? Well, now you can see him at Billy Bob’s. — TM 

Anita Baker at The Theatre at Grand Prairie
Ain’t no need to worry, 8-time Grammy Award winning and R&B legend Anita Baker will be giving you the best she’s got. Get it?  — TM

Black Pumas at The Kessler Theater
Described as “Wu Tang Clan meets James Brown” this musical duo of Adrian Queseda and Eric Burton’s just released a self titled debut album, so you’ll be among some of the first people to hear live for the first time. — TM

Dubfire at It’ll Do Club
Dubfire, also known as Ali Shirazinia, is one of the leading artists in Electronic music at the moment. Between running his own music label, touring the country to share his electronic stylings around the world at the biggest clubs and festivals, he stays rather busy. — TM

Danny Johnson Band at Curtain Club
The Danny Johnson band anchors this lineup of a list of bands as long as your arm, including Erstwhile, Innrcor and Redefine. — TM

Jon Bellion at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
This Long Island born and bred rapper and singer-songwriter has become one of the most respected and praised underground hip hop performers in recent years. He has also worked with Rihanna, so if he’s good enough for riri, he has to be worth checking out. — TM

Farewell Ansley Show at Main at South Side
Ansley has been a mainstay in the Dallas and Fort Worth music scene for the last seven years. Now, she is moving to Nashville to try and start a new chapter of her career. Why not show her some southern hospitality and bid her farewell before she takes the next big step? — TM 

Haroinfather at Prophet Bar
Haroinfather is a young, retro-rapper who has found quite the cult following on instagram. —TM

Pridenton at Denton Square
Pride month is almost over, but it’s not too late to close out the most colorful month of the year with some big pride in lil’ d. — TM 

Vincent Neil Emerson at Whiskey Ranch
Aquaman star Jason Momoa is a fan of this guy, so he must be a big deal — SSV 

Danny Johnson Band at Curtain Club
Aside from being a family rock band, the two brother members hold 15 Guinness World records. For what? Guitar Hero, duh. — SSV 

Saturday

Teenage Bottlerocket Friday at Three Links Part Two
The Wyoming punk outfit is shooting a music video during this two-night stand. Noogy, Sealion and Fat by the Gallon open night one, and Pinata Protest and the Re-Mo’s open night two. — GG

The Appleseed Cast at Ruins
Lawrence, Kansas-based emo/post-rock outfit Appleseed Cast have announced via Twitter that a new album is slated for release the day before this show. The album is titled The Fleeting Light of Impermanence, which is apropos to just how quickly people moved on from the Midwest emo revival that was trendy five years ago. — GG

Train & Goo Goo Dolls at Dos Equis Pavilion
Do you remember walking around six flags in either the late ’90s or early 2000’s and hearing that same pop-rock song over and over again so much that you began to associate that song with the smell of asphalt? No? just me? Regardless, this concert will definitely cause flashbacks — asphalt not included. — TM

Patty Griffin at Granada Theater
Emmylou Harris, Kelly Clarkson and the Dixie Chicks have all covered folk music singer-songwriter Patty Griffin. Though that’s impressive, we all know the original is something that should be experienced in its truest form. — TM 

World of Art at Texas Live
Travel the world of art. No passports needed. — SSV

Cody Johnson at Panther Island Pavilion
Former rodeo cowboy Cody Johnson is now a best selling country music artist. Guess Cody decided playing concert venues was better than getting his bones broken in an arena. — TM

Thaddeus Ford at Revelers Hall 
Thaddeus Ford plays the trumpet, is a sixth generation jazz musician and recent recipient of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Grant. Enough said. — TM

Punch Bowl Social Grand Opening Party 
Punch Bowl Social claims itself to be “a place for people to come and be themselves.” You can bowl, sing karaoke, play darts, eat delicious food, drink craft beverages and much much more. This is an opportunity to be one of the first in Dallas to experience this unique atmosphere. This place is fucking huge, too. — TM 

Bananas Foster Pastry Beer Collab at Community Beer Company
Kitty Bunny Bakery and Community Beer Company have come together for a beer based on Kitty Bunny Bakery’s Banana Foster Cupcake. It’s a limited edition beer, so you might want to get them while they’re cold. — TM

Mauno at Transit Bicycle Company
Mauno is a Canadian band that is bringing its synth-pop rock sound all the way from Halifax. I would think the winter would have been a better time to choose to be in Texas versus Halifax, but what do I know? The music will be great no matter the season. — TM

Fort Worth Beer Festival
It’s a festival for beer! What more do you need to know? Okay fine, there will be over 10 brewery booths, as well as live music. As if you needed any more expiation. — TM

Shanna Christmas at New Main Brewing
Is is really that cliche for us to ask if comedian Shanna Christmas makes jingle bells jokes during her set? — TM

Stareview at Curtain Club
The Dallas native band will headline the penultimate night of the Curtain Club. Opening for the band will be Neverset, Edgewater and many more. — TM  

Sunday

The Blasters at Shipping and Receiving
You might recognize The Blasters’ song “Dark Night” from the opening of Robert Rodriquez’s cult classic, “From Dusk til Dawn.” — TM

Ocean Alley at The Cambridge Room at House of Blues
For those of you who have always wanted to go down under but haven’t, Ocean Alley is the next best thing. The Aussie band’s carefree and warm sound is one that could only be derived from the sandy northern beaches of Sydney. Get ready for a night of paradise. — Jessika Hardy 

Close the curtains at The Curtain Club
The oldest, continuously-operating venue in a single space is closing its doors after 20 years. The Curtain Club will be closing its doors for the final time and doing so in style. Iconic Dallas band Drowning Pool will be joined by Down Lo, Faded Grace, Dagger Club and Eaglesnake on a night you will not want to miss. So save the last dance for this one, or mosh, as the case may be. — TM

In Loving Memory of Transit Bicycle Company 
Sadly, Transit Bicycle Company will be saying goodbye and will be waving farewell with a sendoff concert featuring The Bralettes, Acid Carousel, Steve Gnash and many more. Tickets will be sold at the door and proceeds will benefit The Resource Center. — TM

Cover photo by Pete Freedman

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