Let Emily Bell Pop Rock Your Body, Get A Hip-Hop Dance Lesson At Checkered Past Winery Or Cut Loose With Rude Rockers Buckcherry.

If you’ve ever gone out for Chinese food, you’ve probably been served one of these very not-Chinese fortune cookies to top off your meal. Let’s face it, you’re probably not eating these cardboard-y treats for the flavor. You’re after the paper fortune inside, with its tidbit of wisdom, lucky number and/or lessons in Mandarin.

The blog fivethirtyeight did a detailed, scientific examination of exactly how accurate those lucky numbers and fortunes really are and found that most of fortunes from the cookies actually not very predictive.

Most of them focus on tidbits of advice for “you” and less than a quarter actually make any kind of prediction. Oh, and those lucky numbers aren’t very lucky. Who’d have guessed that, huh?

For those of you that don’t need a fortune cookie to tell you your destiny, seize the day with one of these events. Don’t wait for a cookie to tell you what to do and instead let us show you how to live.

Improvisation Across Continents at Latino Cultural Center
Flamenco has a long and storied history that ties it both to gypsy and Indian culture. This collaborative dance series examines that complex origin story by pairing up complimentary music and dance styles that, despite their varied cultural roots, still bear many resemblances.

Emily Bell at Double Wide
Austin-based Emily Bell brings poppy rock n’ roll jams with her as she rolls through on tour. The show also features the synth pop stylings of Fort Worth’s Vodeo.

The Lowdown Presents Colly T at The Nines
Guest DJ Colly T joins this squad of local DJs who spin everything from techno and electro to booty tech and house.

Gino’s Wine & Hip Hop at Checkered Past Winery
We’re no hip-hop dance professionals — far from it — but we imagine drinking a little wine to loosen up first can’t hurt. Learn some moves and sip on a merlot with hip-hop dance expert Gino Johnson.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company at BrainDead Brewing Company
Firestone Walker takes over the tap at BrainDead, bringing craftbrews such as Westside Beavo IPL, Union Jack IPA, Leo Vs. Ursus-Adversus DIPA and more.

August Art & Wine Walk at Downtown Plano Arts District
Sample wines, shop with special discounts and view curated art exhibitions at this monthly affair presented by Plano Magazine. A good excuse to get a little buzz and explore Plano’s new arts district.

Proper British Pop-Up at Craft Beer Cellar
Get authentic British baked goods to pair with your brews. I know, I know. English food has a lot of critics, what with the boiled meats and all, but don’t be close-minded. Expand your palate with pies, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, pasties and more.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Airhogs Stadium
A night celebrating Hispanic culture, music and art. Plenty of authentic food and baseball. Special guest artists, musicians and dancers. Free to attend.

Buckcherry at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
The ever-profane Buckcherry headline. Also featuring hard-rockers Plissken, Blackstar Republic and Collide Over Me.

The Pharmacy Grand Opening Deep Ellum
This contemporary take on the malt shop is coming to Deep Ellum. They’ll serve up $1 shakes for 50 first-comers and, for those that stick around, boozy “Buzzshakes” and spiked root beer floats.

Second Thursdays With A Twist at Dallas Museum of Art
Even if you weren’t kicking around during the ’80s, this theme night will tickle your nostalgia glands. Tour the collection like Ferris Bueller, partake in ’80s table games or jam out to your favorite music from yesteryear at Live 80 in the atrium.

The Move at Off The Record
One event, two techno and house DJ/producers. Featuring Black Frames and CHRS ROZE on the decks.

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


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