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A thing not to do today? Eat gas station nacho cheese. A woman in California recently found this out the hard way, winding up in the hospital for three weeks with botulism.

On the other hand, here are seven ideas of things we would recommend doing tonight. Just make sure you’re here for the right reasons.

Deb Olin Unferth in Conversation With Ben Fountain at The Wild Detectives
Continuing the shop’s series of Women Galore events, author Deb Olin Unferth will read from collection of short stories, WaitTill You See me Dance. Then, she’ll have a little chat with fellow wordsmith Ben Fountain (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk).

The Orbiting Human Circus at Dada
The variety show/podcast is written and created by Neutral Milk Hotel’s Julian Koster, whose new band The Music Tapes also performs.

Jello Biafra’s Incredibly Strange Dance Party
There’s always room for Jello in the DJ booth. The old Dead Kennedys frontman will be spinning a mix of garage, soul, surf, trash and punk. The suggested $10 donation at the door will go to benefit KNON.

John Legend at Verizon Theatre
After collaborating with Florida Georgia Line on last night’s Billboard Music Awards, the legendary one will make it his mission to make each and every one of the thousands in attendance feel like guests at one of Chef Jeff’s dinner parties.

The Vamps at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
The British boy band that’s perpetually insisting it’s not a boy band headlines the smaller Gas Monkey here, a touch smaller venue than the arenas it plays back home.

GDRA Supper Club: Sushi on the Dock at White Rock Lake
The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association will advocate on behalf of the local service industry, using rolls from top sushi spots (Abacus, Little Katana, Asian Mint, Sushi Rock, etc.) to lure in their marks.

The Bachelorette Watch Party at W Hotel
The first-ever black Bachelorette, Dallas’ own Rachel Lindsay begins her run on the program tonight. There’ll be watching parties all over town each and every Monday, including this one at the W Hotel. Who wants champagne?

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

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