The xx Gon’ Give It To Ya.

With the increased attention violent crimes have been getting in the media of late, it can be a bit intimidating to leave the house at night. But there are ways to prevent death if you do happen to take a bullet this evening.

It’s a good thing to brush up on regardless of what neighborhood you plan on hitting up tonight. As is the following list of goings on. I mean, you wouldn’t want to end up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The xx at South Side Ballroom (Sold Out)
Reading concert reviews from the British indie-pop band’s current tour, the common takeaway seems to be the band’s ability to make increasingly larger venues feel like intimate spots. Good thing, because the minimalist outfit has been selling out pretty sizeable buildings this tour.

Mitski at Dada
Mitski (read: 26-year-old New Yorker, Mitski Miyawaki) says music is the only reason she hasn’t offed herself. Instead she mines all her pain and suffering for critically-hailed DIY punk that earns write-ups and praise from lofty pubs like the New York Times.

Smile, Smile Again at Ochre House
A surreal new Justin Locklear musical makes its world premiere this weekend. It’s about a soldier in the middle of some trench warfare during WWI but, really, it’s about so much more. And tonight’s staging is pay-what-you-can.

A Prairie Home Companion at Alamo Drafthouse (Cedars)
They’re showing Robert Altman’s peel-back-the-curtains look at Garrison Keillor’s weekly radio show before Keillor himself comes to tell tales from Lake Wobegon live at the Winspear.

Sandra Cisneros at Dallas Museum of Art
Mexico’s literary legend hits the DMA to discuss her critically hailed memoir A House of My Own: Stories from My Life. Admission to the Frida Kahlo exhibit is included.

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

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