Have Some Pi.
Today we celebrate that area-of-a-circle-finding mathematical constant pi. It’s important for all kinds of things, like finding circumferences of objects, and some other stuff, too, probably.
Most people celebrate by eating some pie, which doesn’t have anything to do with math, but it does have something to do with homonyms and deliciousness, so works for us. Also, there are many other ways to celebrate on your own, including but not limited to the following list. — Cory Graves
At the Drive-In at Dada (Sold Out)
Surprise! Just announced yesterday, this last-minute show from El Paso post-hardcore heroes took no time flat to sell out — even sans Jim Ward. The Rodriguez brothers are beloved figures around these parts for good reason. As they frequently do, Le Butcherettes open. — CG
Bassel & the Supernaturals at Three Links
If it were up to ol’ President Pussygrabber, you wouldn’t get to see Basel Almadani and his soul band. The singer’s parents immigrated from Syria. Furthermore, the snipers killing his family members in Aleppo inform his emotional, musical activism. — CG
Minus the Bear, Beach Slang, Bayonne at Granada Theater
Everyone’s favorite bear-less band is back! Bring your own bear, since this math rock and electronic hybrid band definitely won’t have one. — Chelsea Upton
SX Foreplay Fest at Armoury, D.E. and Crown and Harp
This year, King Camel’s pre-SXSW shindig splits time in Deep Ellum and Lower Greenville. It starts with a free, early show at Armoury with Stuyedeyed and Acid Carousel, and then moves on to Crown and Harp, where The Mystery Lights, Leggy, Twist, Breanna Barbara, Casper Skulls, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Navy Gangs and Sub-Sahara will perform for a nominal fee. — CG
Pi Ride at Belo Garden Park
For Pi Day – it’s 3.14, get ie?! – this social ride will be for the purpose of snagging a slice of pie – or riding off a few of those pie calories. — CG
Pi Day at Emporium Pies
It’s one of those special days of the year when Emporium dabbles in the savory, offering up its popular chicken pot pies. — CG
Pi Day at Norma’s Cafe
Not free slice day (that was back in January), this pie-eating holiday is meant to raise money for Dallas’ Talented and Gifted high school’s girls robotics program. If double desserts is what it takes to help out young girls interested in STEM fields, then who are we to argue? — CG
The Japanese House at Curtain Club
The Japanese House, aka 21-year-old U.K. resident Amber Bain describes her 1975-produced pop music as “a sad little puppy listening to Beyoncé to cheer itself up.” Toronto-based R&B singer Blaise Moore opens. — CG
The Buttertones, Wild Wings at Good Records (Free)
A couple of Los Angeles-based acts bound for SXSW make a stop on Lower Greenville to play the record shop’s vaunted Astro-turf stage. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.