Set A World Record With Frida Kahlo Fans, Score Free Chick-Fil-A For A Year, Sharpen Your Beer Wits And Seven Other Ways To Spend Your Thursday.
Just in case you forgot that education is important and that it’s always a good idea to think before you speak, a shining testament to both of these facts played out on Twitter on the Fourth of July.
Modifying its annual tradition of reading on-air the Declaration of Independence each Independence Day, NPR tweeted out the words of that founding document line by line this year — only to get berated by Trump supporters who didn’t recognize the language and assumed NPR was going out of its way to knock the president.
There’s really no defending an uninformed public, folks. Fortunately, that’s not a concern for you, at least so far as being aware of what’s happening around Dallas on a day-by-day basis goes, anyway. Our daily lists — just like the one below! — are here to make sure you’re always in the know and not looking like a fool. — Pete Freedman
Chick-fil-A Grand Opening White Rock
First 100 guests get free Chick-fil-A for a year. And you don’t even need to get a single retweet. — Alex Copeland
Steve Earle at House of Blues
Early is country rock hero and singer-songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Seeing an original outlaw country musician like him is a must, at least once. — AC
Donnell Rawlings at Arlington Improv
You may not know him by name, but chances are you’ll recognize Rawlings for his role as The Chappelle Show’s Ashy Larry. See the man himself live and onstage at this stand-up event. — AC
Sports at Three Links
Synth-based goodness with a heavy ’80s vibe. —AC
Off-Flavor Training Class at Peticolas Brewing Company
An educational session for the beer-snob-in-training. Try an array of imperfect beers and learn what makes them bad. — AC
Spider Man Homecoming at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars, Richardson
Spidey needs a date to the dance! Grab a good brew and watch the third Sony reboot of Spider-Man. But, hey, Iron Man is in this one! — PE
Adam & The Figurines at Sundown at Granada
Psychedelic garage rockers with smooth, throwback tunes. — AC
Sam Lao, Amea, Van Solo, Ura Minor at The Dirty 30
Four artists. All Texans. The Love Experience Tour brings Dallasites Sam Lao and Ursa Minor together with Houston’s Van Solo and Amea of San Antonio. — AC
Frida Fest at Dallas Museum of Art
Ready your eyebrow pencil, folks: In conjunction with its “Mexico 1900-1950” exhibit, the DMA is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Frida Kahlo in one location at once on what would have been the iconic artist’s 110th birthday. Unibrows are obviously required. — AC
Finish The March: A Defiance of Fear at Old Red Courthouse
On the eve of its one-year anniversary, protesters will meet and march down the same route they took during last year’s march against police brutality, which turned into an ambush and left five Dallas police officers dead. Demonstration begins at 6:30 p.m. — Obed Manuel
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.