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Hold The Fort.

Your bosses want you to be happy at work, because it is good for productivity and, therefore, their bottom lines. But there are studies that show faking happiness at work all the time causes physical and emotional problems. In fact, there are lots of reasons why it is good for you to just go ahead and be grumpy at work.

But you don’t have to be in a sour mood all the time. When it’s quitting time, you should turn that work frown upside down, so to speak. Here are off-the-clock activities to help organically sunny up that disposition.

Monday (4.24)
SWMRS at Three Links
D’You have a car?

Uncommon Ramen at Top Knot
With guest chef Misti Norris.

Patio Pep Rally at Katy Trail Ice House
Save the patio.

Hip-Hop Book Club at Josey Records
What the hell is a hip-hop book club?

Tuesday (4.25)
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Texas Takeover at The Bomb Factory
With Chamillionaire, Lloyd Banks, Z-Ro, Slim Thug.

Little Dragon at Majestic Theatre
Sweet.

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet: Futurisme à Pied at The Wild Detectives
An evening of music and discussion ahead of this weekend’s premiere.

Ab-Soul at Trees
Do what thou wilt.

Teenslut, 88 Killa, a secret guest and DJ George Quartz at Crown and Harp
Moody’s penultimate show.

Wednesday (4.26)
Coheed and Cambria at House of Blues
Wake up.

Dollar Hot Dog Night at Globe Life Park
Step up to the plate.

The Garden at Three Links
All smiles over here.

SuicideGirls at Gas Monkey Live
Alt-pin-ups.

Science Cafe by the Perot Museum at Trinity Hall Irish Pub
Science, a subject important enough to march about.

Thursday (4.27)
Alejandro Escovedo at Kessler Theater
Backed by The Minus 5.

Oceano, Slaughter to Prevail, Aversions Crown, No Zodiac at Dirty 30
The new Underpass.

PJ Harvey at The Bomb Factory
This mess we’re in.

Thee Last Nothing But Techno at Crown and Harp
And the last hip-hop karaoke, too.

Pearls Before Swine in Dallas! at Dallas Morning News
Meet comic stripper Stephan Pastis.

Friday (4.28)
Sweet Spirit at Three Links
Probably the best band on the planet rn, tbh.

David Sedaris at Winspear Opera House
He talk pretty for you.

“I Always Wanted To Be A Tenenbaum” Art Opening at Good Pagoda
Family isn’t a word, it’s a sentence.

Atlas Genius at House of Blues
When it is now.

Lil Wayne at South Side Ballroom
Not a human being.

Social Science: Elemental at Perot Museum
AKA Adult Night.

Tech N9ne at Gas Monkey Live
Bring the fam-o-lee.

Topgolf Celebrity Tournament
Fore!

Decks in the Park: After Dark at TownHouse
Out of the park.

Dwight Yoakam at Billy Bob’s
He’s a honky-tonk man.

Disco TX: Life on Mars at The Stoneleigh Penthouse
With DJ Blake Ward.

AtTheMovies: National Treasure at Cinderblock
Like MST3K with tweets.

Paul Van Dyk at South Side Music Hall
Everyone needs love.

Saturday (4.29)
Taco Libre at the Shed at Dallas Farmers Market
Viva los tacos.

Wall of Orange at Kessler Theater
The live debut.

Dallas Festival of Ideas at Dallas City Hall
W/ a performance by The Polyphonic Spree.

Dallas Book Festival at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
Read all about it.

Jared’s Epic Nerf Gun Battle 2 at AT&T Stadium
Break a Guinness record.

Toadies Post Game Concert at Globe Life Park
Take me out to the ball game.

Fortress Fest in Fort Worth Cultural District
With Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus and more.

Opening Day at Aunt Stelle’s
The first sno-cone of the season.

Smile, Smile Again at Ochre House Theatre
Written and directed by Justin Locklear.

Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham at The Live Oak
Cut your groove.

The Pixies at The Bomb Factory
Here comes your band.

World’s Largest Dog Day at Dr Pepper Ballpark
Take Fido out to the ball game.

Strike First Pop-Up Shop/Gallery at 14203 Proton Road (Dallas)
The launch party for the spring/summer collection.

Sorority Noise, Sinai Vessel and The Obsessives at Dirty 30
The new Underpass.

Hypnotic Donuts and Beer Pairint at On Rotation
Sweet!

Sunday (4.30)
Fortress Fest in Fort Worth Cultural District
With Purity Ring, Peter Hook, Slowdive and more.

An Evening With Bill Maher at Music Hall at Fair Park
A politically incorrect evening.

Todrick Hall Presents: Straight Outta Oz at The Bomb Factory
There’s no place like here.

6th Annual Cowtown Conjunto Festival at Billy Bob’s
Hope you like accordions!

Lecrae Post Game Concert at Globe Life Park
Take me back out to the ball game.

Starfruit (Album Release) at Good Records
Power pop for babes/dances.

Brandi Carlile at Majestic Theatre
Get good with god.

Women Galore Kick Off at The Wild Detectives
Backyard Activism Day.

On the Trail of Lee Harvey Oswald at The Grassy Knoll
A bicycle history tour.

Dog Bowl at The Cotton Bowl
The year’s biggest pooch party.

AQUA: Oliver Heldens at Sisu
The year’s first pool party.

Skyline Half Marathon at Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge
Run on.

Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet: Futurisme à Pied at Dallas City Performance Hall
The world premiere.

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

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