Have A Not So Fun Weekend.

Sure the parade was last weekend but the real St. Patrick’s Day and its related celebrations don’t go down until this weekend. Yes, the real St. Paddy’s weekend is this one. You know it, we know it and the DPD knows it, too.

That’s why they’re rolling out another one of their no refusal DWI initiatives. Until it is lifted at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, those that’ll refuse voluntary breath samples will have their blood involuntarily taken. So, um, designate those drivers. — Cory Graves


NSFWknd at Dada, Trees and Three Links
The festival formerly known as Spillover is now Not So Fun. It’s also spread across three days and three venues. Temples, Night Beats, Deap Vally, Froth and JJUUJJUU are at Trees Friday. Har Mar Superstar, Frankie Rose, The Paranoyds and The Velveteins are at Dada. Thou, Aseethe and Hand Grenade Job are at Links. — CG

Katt Williams at Verizon Theatre
Last week, the long troubled comedian was ordered to pay $87K in damages to a man he assaulted in 2016. He’s seen some shit which, sure, will probably inform much of his comedic perspective these days. But also expect the joke-telling stylings of a desperate man. — CG

Kasey Chambers at Kessler Theater
Chambers’ latest double album has already topped the charts in her home country of Australia. The fact that it features collabs from Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban and Foy Vance should help it achieve similar success on our side of the pond. — CG

Frankie Ballard at Billy Bob’s
Frankie’s got a song called “It All Started With a Beer,” which is basically how all good stories start. — Jessi Pereira

Two Tons of Steel at Love and War in Texas (Plano)
Men, crease your Wranglers. Women, tease your hair. And get out to Plano for a night of honky-tonk and two-stepping. San Antonio’s Two Tons of Steel hold court with their old school flavor of Western swing and country — and maybe even a Ramones cover like you’ve never heard before. — Roberto Aguilar

10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Bash at The Fillmore Pub (Free)
With a decade of practice, The Fillmore plans on making this one the best St. Pat’s shindig yet. Free entry, five bands, giveaways, and all kinds of cheap green drinks. — CG

Froth, Western Star at Good Records (Free)
Currently on tour with Temples, Froth is preceding its NSFWknd appearance with a free in-store over at Good Records. Upcoming alt-country leaning outfit Western Star is also playing on the way down to Austin. — CG

St. Paddy’s at Cold Beer Company (Free)
Like their sister spot The Fillmore Pub, CBC is throwing a free bash of their own, with live bands — Bravo Max, Hawk vs Dove, The Boobies and Duell – and some pretty crazy food and drink specials. — CG

Cindy Wilson of The B-52s at The Foundry (Free)
In between gigs with The World’s Greatest Party Band, Wilson has been rolling out her solo debut. She’ll be performing in support of it here, her first-ever time through Dallas solo. Glitter on the mattress, glitter on the highway, glitter on the front porch, but hopefully none in your fried chicken. — CG

Willie Nelson at WinStar World Casino and Resort
After another successful Luck Reunion — Willie’s annual SXSW counter-programming at his ranch just outside of Austin — he’s back on the road again. — CG

North by North, Rudy de Anda, The Danner Party at Armoury, D.E. (Free)
Why South By South (West) when you could North By North? — CG

St. Patrick’s Day Street Party! at Idle Rich Pub
Everyone claims to be Irish this time of year – I think it’s just an excuse to drink gross green drinks, pinch each other and get way too drunk – but it doesn’t get much more Irish-ish than bagpipers, Irish dancers and a U2 cover band. — CG

CinéWilde Presents: M. Butterfly 35mm at Texas Theatre
Before inspiring Weezer’s best album, Puccini’s famous opera spawned this 1993 Jeremy Irons film. If you dig either one of those things, you should also check out Madame Butterfly, which is in town over at the Winspear for a few more performances this month. — CG

Ninjapalooza at House of Blues
Everyone’s favorite martial arts-themed Elvis mashup party band is teaming with hair metal cover outfit Metal Shop at this one. — CG

All-Con at Crowne Plaza North Dallas
All-Con is a convention named for its goal of bringing in geeks and fandoms from all genres, from science-fiction to fantasy to anime and much more. There’s a lot going on for the four-day convention (350 separate events in all) including special guests, gaming tournaments, cosplaying, burlesque, workshops and performances. — Paul Wedding

Sarah Tiana at Hyena’s (Plano)
She may live in L.A. now, where her credits include ghostwriting a bunch of the burns better known celebs used on Rob Lowe during his Comedy Central roast, but Tiana’s a southern girl through and through. She’s still got that thick Southern accent, which helped her fit in during Brett Butler’s Southern Belles of Comedy tour, a kind of female spin on the Blue Collar thing. — CG

Midnight Madness: Spaceballs at Inwood Theatre
Whether you’ve seen it once or a million times (or never!), Mel Brooks’ intergalactic classic is a must-see on the big screen. Enjoy it at either of Friday or Saturday’s midnight screenings and pretend you’re in your very own Eagle 5! Wear a black trash bin on your head and go as Dark Helmet! Or put pizza on your face and go as Pizza the Hutt! Bring your dog and make him Barf! (Don’t do that, actually.) Whatever you do, just don’t miss it, Dink. — James Wallace


NSFWknd at Dada, Trees and Three Links
The Drums, No Joy, Jay Som and Tim Darcy of Ought are at Trees on Saturday. Chastity Belt, Weaver, Priests and Flasher are at Dada. Iron Reagan, Genocide Pact, Sex Prisoner and Esoterikos are at Links. — CG

Local Brews, Local Grooves at House of Blues
Tunes from 18 North Texas bands and that beautiful nectar from 15 local breweries. The Wicks, Kody West, The O’s, Dead Flowers, Buffalo Ruckus and Northern National are but a few of the acts slated to play. — CG

Parker Millsap at Kessler Theater
He’s not even 25, and Millsap’s already opened for Jason Isbell, JD McPherson, Patty Griffin and John Fullbright among others. He’s also had a No. 1 album on the Americana charts, and was up against Isbell, Lucinda Williams and Chris Stapleton for Album of the Year in last year’s Americana Music Awards. And he’s still learning his craft and getting better all the time. — CG

40th Anniversary at Poor David’s Pub
It’s bitter, it’s sweet and it represents a passing of the torch. Forty years is a long time for any spot to stay open, so it’s a pretty huge milestone the music venue is celebrating this weekend. Helping them do so will be Sara Hickman, who’ll be performing live for the last time ever. For Hickman’s daughter Lili Blessing, it also marks the release show for her first album. — CG

The Bacon and Beer Classic at The Foundry
Bacon. Beer. Battlestar Galactica. Well, two out of three ain’t bad. — CG

Adelitas Way at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Remember when the WWE held its TLC Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view at the AAC back in December? This is the band that wrote the show’s theme song. — CG

Charles Esten at Billy Bob’s
What’s Deacon going to do with himself now that Rayna has passed? Guess now we have an answer. Looks like he’ll attempt to pick up the pieces and perform songs as his alter ego Charles Esten. — CG

Bryan Ferry at Verizon Theatre
The Roxy Music lead singer and main songwriter makes a very rare solo tour stop in town, where he’ll croon over some eclectic art rock — CG

Chicano Batman at RBC (Sold Out)
It’s an endless summer when L.A.-based Latin-infused tropical lounge band Chicano Batman is town. They’ve really started blow up in the weeks following their critically-hailed new LP. — CG

Reckless Kelly at Hank’s Texas Grill
The Braun brothers are back in town, this time playing a slightly more intimate stop than do than when they’re selling out places like the Granada. — CG

Locked & Loaded at Armoury, D.E. (Free)
Not all of the coolest bands headed to Austin for SXSW. Here, you can catch free sets from The Well, Pinkish Black and Fogg without the drive or the traffic or the terrible Austin crowds. — CG

SOAR Wrestling at Dallas Elks Lodge No. 71
Not just one of the better local wrestling promotions, but a chance to get up close and personal and sing karaoke with some of the sports entertainers. — CG

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at The Bomb Factory
“This show rocks,” says Howard Stern, the world’s foremost expert on all things laser-related. Um, anyway, lasers! — CG

2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam Finals at Majestic Theatre
This is the final day of a four-day performance poetry competition. The best of the best. Many will enter, but only one will win. Um, anyway, poems! — CG

”Mind The Gap” (Opening Reception) at 500X Gallery
The Expo Park galley welcomes Fort Worth based collective Art Tooth to its space for this pop-up exhibition. Says organizers, the show “explores the ways in which artists can navigate the pitfalls of the current socio-political climate, particularly through their roles as cultural brokers, provocateurs, and facilitators of a reflective practice, while paying consideration to the challenges presented by an era of persistent disengagement, isolation, alienation and Balkanization.” — CG

Natural Born Killers at Texas Theatre
One of Woody Harrelson’s most famous roles came while playing a serial killer in Natural Born Killers. That movie was directed by Oliver Stone, who also directed 1991’s JFK, which is about the Kennedy assassination. Woody’s dad is suspected to have had something to do with JFK’s death. Not sure what any of that means, but conspiracies are fun. — CG

Arty at Lizard Lounge
Is the young Russian progressive house DJ here to prove the St. Pat’s fun times, or to spy on us? Just the kind of questions we have to ask these days. — CG

Vintage Pop-Up Shop at The Good Pagoda
The record (and more) store will host vintage modern apparel shop Wildly at this pop-up event. — CG

Big Sean at South Side Ballroom
Big Sean doesn’t fuck with you, and he doesn’t like you fuckin’ with his clique. But tons of folks continue to fuck with him all the same. The G.O.O.D. rapper is at the top of his game right now, too. — CG

City Tavern Crawfish Boil
Greg Schroeder, Madison King and Whiskey Folk Ramblers play CT’s 8th annual crawfish boil. Those heads aren’t going to suck themselves. — CG

Gardening For City Folks at Dallas Farmers Market
How does your garden grow? If the answer is that it doesn’t, head to Mama Ida’s Garden in the Shed for some tips from professional farmers. They’ll green up your thumb in no time flat, city slicker. — CG


NSFWknd at Dada
Closing out this not-so-fun weekend are Wand, Dead Meadow, Merchandise, Girlpool, Creepoid, Zipper Club, Chain of Flowers, Half Waif and Death Valley Girls at Dada. — CG

Less Stress Fest at Lola’s Saloon and Trailer Park
Austin is a nightmare this weekend, with all the festing and St. Pat’s-ing and traffic and lack of parking and whatnot. This is the opposite, an absolutely stress-free, two-stage mini-fest right in our own backyard with all of the talent and none of the headaches. — CG

Charlie Wilson at Verizon Theatre
Charles Kent “Uncle Charlie” Wilson is, perhaps, best known for his stint as the lead singer for ’70s funk outfit The Gap Band. Since then, he’s kept on trucking along, earning nine Grammy nominations for his solo work. And he’s arguably more relevant than ever. That is to say, his No. 1 song “There Goes My Baby” was Billboard‘s top “Urban Adult” song of 2009. — Lauren Rushing

A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening With Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at Majestic Theatre
Be you a heartbreaker, a dream-maker or a love-taker, you’ll want to head Downtown tonight. Not only is rock legend Pat Benatar celebrating the 38th anniversary of the song from whence that bit of lyrics came, but also her marriage to guitarist Neil Giraldo, who has written and produced much of Benatar’s catalog over the years. You, um, better run. — CG

SOHN at Trees
The Gorilla vs Bear-approved British producer brings his simple-yet-soulful electronic jams to Dallas this weekend. More than just a knob-twiddler, born Christopher Taylor, has got the sorrowful pipes that help elevate his live sets to another level. — CG

Rockabilly Vintage Pop-up Market at Hollywood 5 & Dime
One of the most defining aspects of the rockabilly genre is the classy throwback attire its devotees don. It’s not the cheapest stuff, typically, though you can find some deals at this pop-up shop. — CG

LUCKapalooza at L.U.C.K.
Local beers plus local bands. It’s like a new trend or something. — CG

A Post Austin Bash at Shipping and Receiving (Free)
Some bands coming home from SXSW, and some others stopping through on their way back home, are playing a free bash to celebrate making it out of six hours of stand-still I-35 traffic. Dead Flowers, Western Star, Brent Best, CLIFFFS, Rodney “Pie Man” Henry, Tele Novella and others will all perform. — CG

The LOX at House of Blues
Following their participation in last fall’s Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, ’90s hip-hop trio The LOX released its first album in 16 years. They’ve got more money, power and respect as ever – though much of that is due to the chain of juice bars they own rather than new musics. — CG

Trunkweed, Yoke Lore, Pronoun at Armoury, D.E. (Free)
It’s Trunkweed, the band Baltimore critics have oft referred to as the most exciting live band in town. So much excitement! — CG

Lego Party at CityPoint
All Lego Everything. — CG

The Science of Comedy Workshop at Margo Jones Theatre
Why are jokes funny? Why are farts inherently hilarious from birth to death? Science! And neurons and brain shit! And if you can understand why humans are biologically disposed to find things funny, you can engineer surefire ways to make ‘em laugh. — CG

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