Fly Your Grand Old Flag, Bet the Farm, Ride a Magnificent Bike, or More.
Straight out of Australia is one of the most American new food inventions we’ve heard of in a minute. The doughnug combines a circular fried chicken nugget with panko breading and sweet donut toppings. Not gonna lie, sounds pretty good.
What else sounds good? Celebrating the birth of this not-always-so-great nation somewhere other than on the couch in front of the Amazon Fire Stick. And so here’s a list of places to do that. — Cory Graves
A Star-Spangled Spectacular at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Patriotic music, marches and, yes, even someone dressed as Uncle Sam. A classier alternative to inhaling hot dogs and beer. — Alex Copeland
Brews and Booms at Panther Island Brewing
It’s $15 for a patriotic souvenir glass and three pours off that fresh American tap. Plus, live music courtesy of Big Mike, food trucks and a spot to pop a squat and catch the Fort Worth fireworks show — CG
Lone Stars and Stripes at Lone Star Park
The horses are ready for this day of live racing, gambling with the kids and, of course fireworks. Are you? — CG
Negative Approach at Three Links
The Detroit hardcore pioneers have been doing this shit for nearly 40 years. Punk’s not dead – it’s just approaching its 60s. Dayglo Abortions, The Hellions and Hoodrat open. — CG
Drink the Flag at The Rustic
Help the Rustic folks make their annual beer can flag by buying red (Fireman’s 4), white (Miller Lite) and blue (Wild Acre Blonde) beers. Vincet Neil Emerson provides the drinking tunes, and vets get free burgers. — CG
Dent May at Transit Bicycle Co.
The old Mississippi ukulele man is now a Los Angeles pop maestro. He brings the Brian Wilson-flavored technicolor pop from last year’s Across the Multiverse the Lower Greenville bike shop. A buck from every ticket goes to charity. Shannon Lay opens. — CG
Dent May cover photo via his Facebook page.