Go Out Tonight.

While not all doctors are still not in agreement on whether it works or not, at least some believe a new phone app can improve your sight, possibly eliminating the need for reading glasses as you hit age 50.

At CT, our aim is much more simple and theoretically provable. Without the need to download any apps, even, we feel like we can improve your weekends, eliminating the need to stay at home alone on a Friday or Saturday night. See below for instructions. — Cory Graves


The Bomb Factory Fight Club
After making his pro debut earlier last year in knockout fashion, Top Rank prospect Joey Alday will look to push his undefeated record to 4-0 when he takes center stage of this fight night. Most commonly thought of as a music venue, we’ve found, The Bomb Factory makes a fine live boxing venue, too. — CG

“Vacation Studio” by Brinston & The BaBoone Boy at 404 Exposition Ave
Married artist/models Matthew Brinston and Lizzie Boredom drummer Marie Boone invite you to their home studio to show off their first joint exhibition. His paintings and her sculptures will be on display, and at Friday’s opening reception, Brinston will be doing live figure drawing of models styled by Boone. — CG

Vegan Shark (Album Release) at Spinster Records (Free)
The reigning kings of the Dallas teen scene, Vegan Shark is ready to hawk physical copies of its debut to EP to their elders who haven’t quite caught on to the whole streaming thing yet. It’s OK. It’s angular pop-punk fit for both high schoolers and their parents. Sub-Sahara and Thyroids also perform. — CG

Felt & Fur (Album Release) at Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair
Denton’s Felt & Fur committed its eerie, synth-based noises to CD, which can be purchased at this album release show. Curved Light, Pitter Patter, Jake Schrock, Mother Tongues and a handful of DJs all perform at this one, too. Plus, a pop-up art show and video exhibition will be up at the best-named bar in the region. — CG

Froth at Lola’s Saloon
During the course of its career, the Los Angeles-based Froth has evolved from a surfy garage outfit to a sort of sophisticated, shoegazey pop band. When not collectively operating the Silverlake label Lolipop Records — a venture co-owned by Froth’s Jeremy Katz and two members of Mr. Elevator & the Brain Hotel — the band’s members frequently tour the West Coast, and occasionally hit this neck of the woods, too. — Evan Henry

Marsha Ambrosius, Eric Benet at Verizon Theatre
Eric Benet is one of several R&B singers that cropped up in the late ’90s, and much like that crop, he’s not very relevant anymore. He’s probably best known for being Halle Berry’s ex-husband. Ex-Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius is a bit more promising. — Paul Wedding

Roger Creager at Billy Bob’s
The award winning Texas country singer has a love of salt water. He frequently snorkels with dolphins, spear fishes, scuba dives and a load of other adventurous stuff we wish we could do. He often puts that spontaneity into his tunes, which he’ll bring to the World’s Largest Honky-Tonk Friday. — Sidney Johnson

Sunsquabi x Cloudchord at Dada
Both of these acts combine electronic music with some live instrumentation, from SunSquabi’s trio of world musicians to Cloudchord’s guitar playing over his tracks. — CG

Encrypted, Kallohonka, Aztec Death, Teen Slut at Armoury, D.E. (Free)
San Antonio’s golden age industrial duo Encrypted heads up this varied bill. Local stoner rockers Kallohonka, darkwave punkers Aztec Death and techno-punk artist Teen Slut open. — CG

Callahan Divide at The Prophet Bar
For the well-honed Abilene outfit, country and pop rock go together like aliens and ice cream. That’s their kooky way of saying “like chocolate and peanut butter.” And when they toss out the odd Pearl Jam cover or the like, it’ll somehow sound fresh in their capable hands. Folk Family Revival and Zach Nytomt open. — CG

SremmLife Crew DJ Jon Wells and DJ Shereal at Illume
The 23-year-old Houstonian rolls with the Rae Sremmurd entourage, most times. Here, though, it’ll just be he alone on the decks for his set. — CG

David Lynch: The Art of Life at Texas Theatre
Lynch films will be screening at Texas Theatre all weekend, like this 2016 documentary that explores the iconic director’s life and career. — CG

Rebirth Brass Band at Granada Theater
Rebirth got its start on the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter in 1983. More recently, and 30 years after the fact, the outfit finally won its self a Grammy. The onetime street performers’ heavy funk sound has also fully become the sound of their city — especially in the wake of their being a focal point of HBO’s underrated Treme, may it rest in peace. — Jessica Petrocchi

Walker Lowe & Sons, 40 Acre Mule at Double Wide
Joshua Ray Walker (who just released his debut solo EP last weekend) and Josh Lowe team up for this one. Forty Acre Mule opens. — CG

Master of the Mic at 1912 Hemphill
DdFWMoM is back for a third season. Round One of the Fort Worth qualifiers in this rap competition kicks off tonight. It’s $25 to throw your hat in the ring, and the contest is capped at 10 competitors. — CG


Morrissey at Majestic Theatre
After cancelling this show like two other times, and kind of implying he’d never play in Dallas again, Morrissey is once again scheduled to perform this weekend. Time will tell! — CG

The 1975 at Allen Event Center
It’s hard to say exactly where Manchester dance rock outfit The 1975 took its name from. Surely it has something to do with its slightly retro-leaning influences but exactly which is hard to say. Passion Pit’s members weren’t born until the late ’80s, so no luck there. INXS didn’t come along until the late ’70s, so it’s probably not a nod to them either. They do sound vaguely like something that might have played during a John Hughes flick, but again, that was the ’80s. Oh well, it’s probably best not to think too hard about it. — CG

Elbow Room’s Last Hurrah
It’s been coming for a while now, but the Elbow Room’s getting bulldozed next month. Texas A&M is erecting a dental school in its place. So, this is it, your last chance to stop by and pay your respects with the rest of the regulars. — CG

Eastside Brew Bus Tour at Lakewood Brewing Co.
You drink, they drive. Hit Lakewood for some pre-gaming at 11 a.m., then get chauffeured around to brand new brewery Good Neighbor and Four Bullets before getting wheeled back. Too bad they won’t just go ahead and taxi you home, too. — CG

The Fast and the Furious Marathon at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
If you, like the great Dominic Toretto, live your life a quarter mile at a time, then this news will surely make your engine purr: On Saturday, April 15, the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson will host a 1,000-plus-minute-long marathon screening of all eight movies in The Fast and The Furious‘ franchise, including the new The Fate Of The Furious and even the short features (The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious, Los Bandoleros) associated with the film series. That’s a long time to be sitting in a movie theater seat! On the other hand, you sometimes have to make sacrifices in the name of family. — Pete Freedman

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at South Side Music Hall
The Black Crowes’ career may have been built on the strength of its musicians — a unit that only grew stronger with a decade of constant touring — but it was frontman Chris Robinson’s energy out front and soulful vocals that initially got them noticed. It was Robinson that benefitted most from the band’s initial rise to prominence, too, as he was one of the more famous rockers on the planet in the ’90s. These days he fronts a different outfit that still features a couple of Black Crowes, though his brother Rich is noticeably absent from the group. Meaning? There won’t be any fistfights to speak of this time around, but there’ll still be plenty of good old fashioned southern-tinged classic rock to be had. — CG

Hovvdy at Good Records (Free)
On the way out to tour in support of Pinegrove, the Austin band (and Dallas natives) will play some local shows, like this one at the record shop, and another at house venue The Snail Shack today, too. — CG

The Rides at House of Blues
The blues supergroup featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg, hits the HOB in support of its sophomore album. Shannon McNally opens. — CG

Susto at Dada
Susto comes to us from Charleston, South Carolina to play Deep Ellum this weekend. You could call the band country-rock, but it’s more than that. The mood is sometimes melancholy, sometimes panic stricken and always poignant. Susto is basically great music to drink and shed a tear to. — Roberto Aguilar

Lost Highway + Flesh Narc/Thin Skin Tour Benefit Show at Texas Theatre
The theatre continues its weekend of Lynch screenings by showing three shows Saturday, including his 1997 cult favorite Lost Highway (RIP Bill Pullman). Somewhere between some of those, noisy Denton bands Flesh Narc, Thin Skin and Jesus Chris + the Beetles will perform behind the screen, two of which are raising cash to fund an upcoming tour. — CG

Edie Brickell and New Bohemians at Kessler Theater (Sold Out)
Oak Cliff native Edie Brickell is most known for fronting the band New Bohemians, whose biggest success was the 1988 hit single “What I Am.” It’s solid enough a tune to keep the demand for their shows pretty high, and every few years they oblige. This weekend, they’ll play three sold-out shows at the Kessler. — CG

Evil Bunny Walk at The Nines
In case you wonder at some point this weekend why there’s a bunch of people are parading around Ellum dressed as bunnies, well, here’s your answer. — CG

Latino Hustle presents: “CHINGONX” at Fwblackhouse
Clothes, zines, food, art and DJs, all exclusively Fort Worth’s finest raza. — CG

Crawfish Boil at Flying Saucer (Addison)
Suck the head! — CG

105.3 The Fan Mudbug Bash at Levitt Pavilion
Suck the head while rubbing elbows with Dak Prescott! — CG

JackFM ’80s Prom at Granada Theater
Come dressed up in your favorite ‘80s attire, prom attire or, best idea yet, ‘80s prom attire and slow dance to the live ‘80s cover band. They’re serious about the costume part, too. Prizes will be handed out for the best getup. — CG


Desiigner at South Side Music Hall
Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda, Panda. — CG

Breaking Benjamin at House of Blues
The butt rockers celebrate nearly 20 years of butt rock, but only two with its current lineup. Only the band’s namesake frontman is still around from its earliest butt rock incarnation. — CG

Selena Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
Dallasites will do anything for Selena — even dressing up to attend screenings of 20-year-old biopics. — CG

The Short Films of David Lynch at Texas Theatre
More Lynch films to close out the weekend, these of the short variety. — CG

Allen Falkner’s Freaks and Fetish at The Church
This is the annual opening event for a week-long conference called SusCon. “I put together SusCon and Freaks & Fetish as way to get all my friends together for my birthday,” Falkner says. “Originally, it was just to get groups together to do suspensions, nothing more. After 2001 and 2002, other people started to pick up the SusCon model and do other events around the globe.” What is SusCon? We’re glad you asked. SusCon is an often-annual week-long gathering of hookers — not that kind! Hookers in this sense, and as they like to call themselves, are suspension enthusiasts. The hooking part is a colloquialism for how they do those suspensions; participants use hardware to pierce the skin as anchor points from which they’re then lifted in to the air using a block-and-tackle system rigged from overhead. It’s not for the faint of heart. – Allan Hayslip

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

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