Celebrate July 4th, Grab Your Best Game Of Thrones Costume, Snag Free Chik-Fil-A For A Year And Attend Any Of These Other Events This Week In And Around Dallas.

If you’re feeling alone and disconnected despite our over-connected social media-infused world, take a look at Sam Kean’s Caesar’s Last Breath.

In it, he postulates that it is entirely possible that you have at one time shared the same gas molecules as your favorite historical figure. Meaning? If you take a deep breath right now, there’s a good chance you just breathed in one of the same molecules that Caesar did. These molecules never go away; we all share them.

Another thing you can share with those around you this 4th of July week? A hot dog, a beer, some fireworks or any one of these events. — Alex Copeland

Monday (7.3)

Roger Waters at American Airlines Center
He don’t need no education. — Pauline Esguerra

New Math Monday’s with Faded Deejays at Off The Record
Grab a cocktail, buy a record and listen to the unique sounds of local DJs Mike Cuevas and SOi Trino. – Blake Lumley

The Bachelorette Watch Party at Sundown at Granada
Cheer on local gal Rachel Lindsay and enjoy drink specials on the Sundown rooftop all night long. – BL

Addison Kaboom Town! at Addison Circle
One of the biggest firework shows in the country. – BL

Red, White & Boom On The Bridge at Continental Pedestrian Bridge
Watch as fireworks light up the Trinity River and then gaze upon the luminous Dallas skyline. – BL

Call the Cops at Three Links
An Italian punk band that really hates the cops. — PE

The Grateful Ball at The Granada Theater
Grateful Dead tribute band takes the stage. It’s like you never left the ’70s. — PE

The African Film Festival Awards at Dallas City Performance Hall
Celebrating Africa’s best films of the year. — PE

Tuesday (7.4)

Fair Park Fourth at Fair Park
State Fair food and fun to celebrate the U.S. of A. — PE

4th of July at Armoury, DE
The perfect way to remember what freedom really means is by going to a free show. – BL

4th of July Fireworks Watchin’ Party at Double Wide
Smokin Joes hot dogs, $2 Lone Stars and fireworks sound pretty patriotic to us. – BL

Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion
Free Fourth of July event with zip lines, bounce houses and water slides. It’s field day all over again. — PE

The Big Movie: Star Trek IV at Magnolia Theatre
Don’t tell me you don’t use money in the 23rd Century. — PE

FC Dallas vs. DC United at Toyota Stadium
Football and Fireworks. — PE

A Star-Spangled Spectacular! at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Stars, stripes and a cameo from Uncle Sam. — PE

Old Fashion Fourth at Dallas Heritage Village
See how folks dressed when they first celebrated the Declaration of Independence. Before bikinis and swim trunks. — PE

Wednesday (7.5)

Game of Thrones Night/Dollar Hot Dog Night at Globe Life Park
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. And don’t forget to grab a dollar hot dog while you’re at it. — PE

Ted Cruz Town Hall at Sheraton McKinney
Things might get heated, but then again, how often do you get a chance to tell Ted Cruz how you really feel? – BL

Sealion, Howardian, Night Pits, Loafers at Independent Bar & Kitchen
Garage rock and $3 wells all night are all you need to justify the resulting hangover. – BL

School of Rock Continental Summer Tour – Midwest Kickoff Show at Three Links
Come rock out with some of the most talented up-and-coming rock stars from across the country! – BL

Otherwise at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
True love never dies. — PE

ALS Awareness Night at Globe Life Park
Support ALS awareness. Maybe you’ll get to throw a bucket of ice over yourself. — PE

Henna Roso, Whiskey Wednesday at Sundown at Granada
Listen to some sick funk beats while downing some half-priced whiskey. — PE

Thursday (7.6)

Chick-fil-A Grand Opening in White Rock
First 100 guests get free Chick-fil-A for a year. Eat mor chikin. — PE

Steve Earle at House of Blues
So you wanna be an outlaw? — PE

Donnell Rawlings at Arlington Improv

Sports at Three Links
It’s not football or basketball folks, it’s a band. — PE

Off-Flavor Training Class at Peticolas Brewing Company
Wanna know what bad beer tastes like? — PE

Adam & The Figurines at Sundown at Granada
Psychedelic rockers with a flawless throwback sound. — AC

Sam Lao, Amea, Van Solo, Ura Minor at The Dirty 30
Be cool. — AC

Frida Fest at Dallas Museum of Art
A Guinness World Record attempt at most people dressed as the iconic Frida Kahlo and reduced price admission to “Mexico: 1900-1950.” — Obed Manuel

Friday (7.7)

Vinyl Thoughts 7 at Quixotic World
Lots and lots of vinyl toys. — PE

Tripping Daisy at NYTEX Sports Centre
The reunion continues. — PE

Pearl Gem at Granada Theater
Pearl Jam tribute band to transport you back to the ’90s. — PE

Leon Bridges’ Birthday Bash at It’ll Do Club
DJ Sober’s on the decks. — PE

Cas Haley at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
The former American Idol contestant brings his summery sounds to the stage. — PE

Faster Pussycat at Trees
They still haven’t slowed down. — PE

Remembering Chris Cornell: Tribute to Soundgarden at House of Blues
Remember the rock legend. — PE

Reel Big Fish at Gas Monkey Live
Ska never died, did it? — PE

An Evening with Neil Gaiman at AT&T Performing Arts Center
The mastermind behind the Coraline, American Gods and so much more. — PE

Midnight Madness: The Princess Bride at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre
Inconceivable! — PE

Emo Nite La at RBC
It’s a big party with all your favorite emo music. — PE

Motel Radio Live at Sundown at Granada
NOLA-based folk-rock with smooth, understated jams. — AC

Silence in the Snow, Polystarra, Mercury Rocket, SRSQ at Armoury, D.E.
Eerie post-punks Silence in the Snow headline. — AC

Saturday (7.8)

Addison Summer Series with Joseph Vincelli at Beckert Park
Nothin’ but smooth jazz on the lawn. — PE

Two Tons of Steel at Love and War
Rockabilly straight out of San Antonio. — PE

Pootie Tang at Texas Theatre
A badass bustin’ out the moves with his belt. — PE

Kickin For Defenses Kickball Tournament at Veterans Park
A tournament held in memory of deceased Dallas Police officer and US Navy veteran Patrick Zamarippa. — PE

Ted Nugent at Billy Bob’s Texas
If you buy a T-shirt in the parking lot, make sure it says “Ted” and not “Tad.” — OM

Master of Puppets at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Metallica, covered. — PE

Run For The Blue 5K Run at Trinity Groves
In honor of the families involved with the Dallas police officer shooting. All proceeds for this event will go to the Blue Guardian Foundation. — PE

USA vs. Panama Watch Party at Peticolas Brewing Company
Real football. — PE

JIBE at Gas Monkey Live
They don’t wanna wait til’ tomorrow. — PE

Sedated at Three Links
Ramones copy cats. — PE

The Dallas Five Fundraising Event at Crossfit Heat
A memorial for the five Dallas police officers fallen the night of July 7. — PE

The Killer Hearts, The Dangits, PVC Street Gang and The Faps at Double Wide
Punk, rock and punk rock. — AC

Callahan Divide at Sundown at Granada
A high-energy West Texas country foursome. — AC

Sunday (7.9)

WWE Great Balls of Fire at American Airlines Center
Goodness gracious! Watch Brock Lesnar battle in the ring against Samoa Joe. — PE

Tony Schiavoni Podcast Recording Live at Three Links
The guy behind the mic of the World Champion Wrestling podcast discussing the night’s WWE fight.  — PE

Late Brunch at The Nines
Brunch doesn’t always have to end at 2 p.m. — PE

The Color Morale at The Dirty 30
Hardcore music with a little more creative liberty. — PE

Lone Star Bash at 3015 Trinity Groves
Culinary creations with live music. All proceeds go to the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation. — PE

Harlis Sweetwater Band at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Just good ol’ classic blues. — PE

Hemingway Book Club at Black Swan Saloon
Discussing the crime novel, The Last Good Kiss. — PE

Jax Jones at SiSu Uptown
Deep house with an English accent. — PE

The Yacht Club: Cocktail Cruise at Off the Record
Lots of $3 cocktails. Sadly, there’s no yacht involved. — PE

Skinny Cooks at Sundown at Granada
Jazz everywhere. — PE

Class of 87’ Series: Summer School at Texas Theatre
A classic! — PE

Community Beer Company Dinner at Uchi Dallas
A lot of places have pairing specials. Beer with cheese. Beer with chocolate. Well, set aside those morsels for something more filling: Six courses and a dessert, each paired with Community Beer Co. brews. — AC

Women’s Moon Gathering at Dallas Yoga Center
Connect with your inner spiritual warrior and explore your womanhood. — AC

Easy Flat Miles Sunday Morning Ride at Red Star Bicycle Shop
An early morning 15 to 20 mile bike ride around Dallas. — AC

Sam Lao cover photo by Karlo X. Ramos. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

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