Order More With G-Eazy At The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory, Find Out WHY? At Trees And (Maybe) Find Your Boo At The Three Links Deep Ellum Dating Game.
Guess who’s coming to town? Come on, guess! Is it Beyonce? Or Kanye West? Maybe Drake?
If you guessed any of those, you were way the hell off. It’s actually the National Rifle Association. As we wrote about yesterday, the NRA is coming to town from May 3-6 for its annual meeting that’ll be hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
About 80,000 people are expected to file in for more than 800 exhibits. So yeah, gun lovers in the area will probably be pretty happy about it.
So if that’s a thing you’re excited about, there’s that news. And if not, well, surely there will be protests before, during and after the event. Before then, however, there’s still this weekend and plenty of others to get through before those May dates. And there’s plenty to do, as you can see below.
Keys N Krates at Stereo Live
The electronic music band out of Canada stops in town to get the Dallas EDM crowd hyped up while on its The Cura Tour. Promnite and Jubilee also perform.
Legacy Alliance Fighting 133 at The Bomb Factory
FIGHT. The action kicks off at 6 p.m.
Emancipator Ensemble at Trees
The Portland DJ sometimes tours alone, but tonight, he’s bringing his Ensemble to Trees as the crew tours North America while on their Baralku tour. Flamingosis and Jumbii also perform.
Ticketstock at Las Colinas Convention Center
Jerry Rice is gonna be there! And admission is free.
Femme Friday at Club Dada
The night belongs to this all-female set of DJs featuring Ursa Minor, Christy Ray and VRYWVY on this spooky Friday. These ladies will be hitting the decks hard. — Lauren Keuning
Slaves at Prophet Bar
Slaves was dropped last year by Artery Recordings after it came to light that frontman Johnny Craig was accused of sexually and physically assaulting two ex-girlfriends and soliciting nude photos from a 16-year-old fan. This group is in town and you should know that.
Brent Faiyaz at Three Links
The Baltimore rapper recently told Billboard that he wants to stay an independent musician because he feels his base is out there and large enough. So if you’re part of that, head out support your boy while he rolls through town while on his Sonder Son Tour.
Delzells EP Release at Double Wide
The Delzells will be celebrating the release of its debut EP along with Mean Motor Scooter and American Werewolf Academy.
HeartByrne at Deep Ellum Brewing Company
It’s tribute night at Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Talking Heads tribute HeartByrne will headline. And Green Day tribute band Green Dazed will open.
Bobaflex at Curtain Club
The Ohio hard rock outfit rolls through town in support of its eighth studio album, August 2017’s Eloquent Demons. Joining the crew will be American Concrete, Eaglesnake and The Ends.
Abba Mania at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
They’re all Abb-out it it. But seriously, if you’re in the mood for some old school Abba fun, then head out to this celebration of all things Abba. And yes, you can dance. You can jive. And you can have the time of your life.
Bahamas at Kessler Theater
Toronto-based indie rock band, Bahamas manages to sound impressively lush, considering the four-piece’s spare instrumentation (two back-up singers, a lead vocalist/guitarist, and a drummer). It won’t be a loud night at The Kessler, but it won’t be a subdued one, either. Expect this affair to fall perfectly in the middle of those extremes. Hey, you’ll probably hear that song from that James Franco phone commercial, too. The Weather Station also performs. — Pete Freedman
Book of Love at Granada Theater
The Philly group may have been hottest in the ‘80s, but its synth-pop rock is as good as it’s ever been. Luckily for you, the group is in town tonight ready to play all the jams you know and love. T42 opens.
Natalie Claro at The Dirty 30
Natalie Claro released her latest album Disconnect back in May 2017, and staying true to her nature, Claro approaches her latest project less like another album and more like an audible journey. Quiet, Please and Clover the Girl also perform.
Second Annual DAM Awards at Greater Denton Arts Council
Celebrate Denton’s finest at The Dentonite’s second annual awards showcase.
Ron White at Majestic Theatre
Laugh it up with this comedy icon.
Disco, TX ’80s Prom at FWBlackhouse
Tickets to this party with DJ Blake Ward are just $10. The space will be set up to look like a high school gym and everyone will be wearing some tacky, 80s-style prom clothes.
Big Gigantic at South Side Ballroom
When Big Gigantic plays a venue, that place transforms into a giant dance party. That’s why the duo out of Colorado is so often booked to play festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella and Lollapalooza. Fortunately for Dallas, they won’t be playing a short festival set. No, the crew is in town to play a full set as it continues its Got The Love Tour.
WHY? at Trees
The Cincinnati band’s 2017 album Moh Lhean peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s “Heatseeker’s List” when it dropped last March. The crew led by Yoni Welf is stopping in town tonight to show you what those hot fire jams are all about. Pearl Earl and Dead Sullivan open.
Icon For Hire at Prophet Bar
The Illinois hard rock duo is rolling through town while on its Turn Your Pain Into Art Tour. MAKEOUT and city of auburn.
Palehound, Weaves at Three Links
At this double headliner show, you’ll enjoy the fresh sounds from Palehound’s 2017 album YMCA Pool and the poppy sounds of indie Canadian outfit Weaves. Starfruit opens.
ANDY at Double Wide
The Seattle electronic indie pop group will take the stage at Double Wide while you sip on cheap Lone Stars. Shenandoah Davis and Plandroid also perform.
G-Eazy at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The Oakland rapper’s beats got a boost the past few weeks after Beats decided to use “The Beautiful & Damned” as the official song of its Winter Olympics commercial — not that G-Eazy’s already hot fire tracks needed another bump. Still, he’s in town while on his The Beautiful & Damned Tour.
10,000 Maniacs at Kessler Theater
Though Natalie Merchant headed for greener grass two whole decades ago, the band that launched her career never stopped doing its thing. So who are the folks that have kept going to all these Merchant-less shows over the years? We’re not sure. But it’s probably a lot of the same people that have kept The New Bohemians afloat. — Cory Graves
Locked & Loaded at Armoury D.E.
Performing tonight will be Helter Skelter, Rosegarden Funeral Part and Slim Lemon. Show is free as usual. You already know.
G. Love and Special Sauce at Granada Theater
The Philadelphia band will take the stage at Granada this weekend with its brand of hip hop blues.The band has been jamming throughout the U.S. since the ‘90s, so it’s clearly doing enough to keep the crowds happy and grooving.
Bloodline at The Dirty 30
Local alt metalcore rockers Bloodline headline this night dedicated to the local crowd that loves to rock. UnityTX, Born A New, Hunt the Dinosaur, be//gotten, Lost In Separation, Renatus, Drown This Kingdom and Run The Asylum all perform.
Chucho Album Release at Lola’s Saloon
The soulful country and blues group out of Fort Worth will be celebrating the release of its album Becky & Me. Jacob Furr and Ryan Thorpe gets things going tonight.
East Side Taco Ride at The LOT
The right starts at 11 a.m. sharp. It’ll be an 8.7 mile ride to Cinco Taco Bar, where you can eat tacos and drink the good stuff. The ride is rain or shine. And don’t forget your helmet.
Taste of Deep Ellum Walking Tour at Pecan Lodge
Tickets to this event are $60 a person. A ticket gets you food samples at every restaurant the tour stops at and a drink at each brewery stop. Extra drinks are on you.
Period Party at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
The goal of the Menstrual Equality Period Party is to collect 1,200 packs of pads so that an area pantry is fully stocked on pads for those in need. So bring a pack or more of pads to help the local Take Charge. Period. organization reach its goal.
Chinese New Year Celebration at Klyde Warren Park, Northpark Center
Learn more about why 2018 is the year of the dog with art installations, fashion display, Chinese dance performances and food. Oh, and feel free to bring your pupper to the Klyde Warren celebration.
The Pin Show at Bomb Factory
The Pin Show crew is celebrating the 10th anniversary of this event where the work of up-and-coming and established designers is showcased with live music performances from likes of Sam Lao, ZHORA and Nite. The party kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
Spinster Records Music Costume Party
Party down at this BYOB throwdown and come dressed in whatever costume you want. There’s no theme, so put your creativity to use here. And enjoy live music from Longorio, Starbass Laboratories and Supermook.
House Party Vol. 4 at Club Dada
DJs Leo J, Soi and Kmor will spin at this dope throwdown. There’s no cover as long as you get in there before midnight After that, it’s $5.
The Morning After: A Dallas Observer Brunch Event at Dallas Farmers Market
This sampling event will feature the the likes of All Good Cafe, Cane Rosso, Bar Louie, Meso Maya and many more. The event is rain or shine and will kick of at 11:30 a.m.
Super Fly 35mm at Texas Theatre
The 35mm screening of this 1972 classic will be followed by performances from DJ Spinderella and Children of Indigo. Screening starts at 8:30 p.m.
BBQ Bus – Tour of Big D at Noble Rey Brewing
Here’s the game plan: meet up at Noble Rey Brewing at 1 p.m., load onto the bus and enjoy the ride to barbecue joints Big Al’s, Mike Anderson’s and Slow Bone.
Deep Ellum Dating Game at Three Links
Local comedians Jade Smith and Drew Lyons host this event that will feature a game that is a hybrid of the classic Dating Game and Singled Out. Winning couples will get tickets to various shows around town. The real question is will someone find their boo?
Yung Pinch at Trees
The California rapper is a beach boy on a wave, but instead of taking to surf rock, he’s taken to be a Soundcloud rapper. And yes, references to the beach are aplenty.
Almost A Comic at Armoury D.E.
You have to sign up in person at 6 p.m. and you’ll get five minutes to wow the attending audience with your jokes. Remember: comedy is all about…timing.
Alicia Villareal at Majestic Theatre
The singer out of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey can do it all. She can sing pop, she can sing pop, charro, mariachi — you name it. So if you’re looking to experience some musical talent outside of your usual digs, this one’s a good bet for you.
Liquid Courage Karaoke at Single Wide
If you can’t summon the courage, take a shot. DJ Javier Mendoza hosts this night that is sure to be buzzing with fun.
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives at Kessler Theater
The five-time Grammy award winning Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives moseys on through town in touring support of its March 2017 album Way Out West. Supporting the country crew tonight is local favorite Vandoliers.
Bourbon Street Bash at The Truck Yard
Eat, drink and party at this Truck Yard bash that will feature live music and, of course, delicious Louisiana-style cuisine.
Mustache Brunch at Fraternal Order of Eagles
A $10 ticket gets your brunch from 12-2 p.m. On the menu will be an array of pancake options as well as various other brunch favorites. Proceeds go to pancreatic cancer research.
Elysian Oracle Psychic’s Fair at Omni Dallas Hotel
They’ll see you coming — you know, because you’ll be walking toward their tables.
Toga Party at Industry Alley Bar
Enjoy cocktail specials all night and on your finest toga, of course. Party starts at 8 p.m.
My Brother’s Wedding at South Dallas Cultural Center
The Black Cinematheque Filmmaker Series continues with this screening of this 1983 film about a man having to decide between attending his brother’s wedding or his best friend’s funeral.
Ashmore at Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
The local band prides itself on keeping itself. Its members bill the band as one that keeps it simple and sticks to the basics — “thundering rhythms and screaming guitars.” The show starts at 12 p.m., if you’re looking for old school rock and roll.
Pantherette Showcase at Main at South Side
Ting Tang Tina, The Bralettes and Big Heaven perform at this showcase the will benefit the Girls Rock Fort Worth Summer Camp.
Keene Football Club Tryouts at Fort Worth FC Practice Fields
This one is for those hoping for a career or semi-pro career in soccer. The recently minted sem-pro team for the small town of Keene that sits just south of Fort Worth is hosting open tryouts. It’s $40 to work out, but hey, you never know. You might just be good enough.
All J Cole Everything at RBC
Just crack a crooked smile for the All Everything crew when you go inside.
Lunar New Year Specialy Market at Sandwich Hag
In honor of the Lunar New Year, Sandwich Hag is hosting this food market that will feature Momo Shack Himalayan Dumplings, Pho 544, The Poké Point, SAAP Lao Kitchen and WU DUJOUR. The food slinging starts at 11 a.m.
Dunkirk 35mm at Texas Theatre
Experience this Oscar-nominated film from Christopher Nolan in all its 35mm glory.
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