God Bless The Rains With Weezer and Pixies, Cask It Up at Peticolas, Grab a Royale With Cheese at Sundown’s Pulp Fiction Screening and More.

If you started going blind, it might be considered a valid excuse to cut back on things like skateboarding. Unless you are blind skater Dan Mancina, who can be seen here at a recent demo using his cane to line up a 50-50 grind.

No excuses.

If you’re itching to leave the house tonight, don’t let obstacles like being broke or not knowing where to go or what to do stand in your way. Those are mere excuses, and not good ones, really – especially when we’re hand delivering the goods to you below. — Cory Graves

Weezer, Pixies at Dos Equis Pavilion
It started as a way to troll a twitter troll, but Weezer’s jokey cover of Toto’s “Africa” is legit the band’s highest charting song in 10 years. For this big summer tour, the quintessential alt-rockers team up with the godfathers of the genre. God bless the rains, indeed. — CG

Cask Night at Peticolas Brewing Company
One of the brewery’s favorite annual events is going down once again. Here, they take some of their popular beers and casking them with some additional flavors into 10-gallon firkins. For today only, you can try Velvet Hammer with Chinook hops, Royal Scandal with Mystery hops, Good Call with cherries, Black Curtains with French roast coffee. — CG

Champagne Cinema: Bridesmaids at Alamo Drafthouse (Cedars)
Tickets to this screening come with a complimentary glass of bubbly, and an entry into a Kendra Scott jewelry giveaway. And, unlike real weddings, the ugly dresses are optional (but encouraged). — CG

Haley Heynderickx at Dada
Fresh off a tour with Ani DiFranco, the quirky Portland folky hits town in support of her debut LP. Ethereal singer-songwriter Julia Lucille opens. — CG

Midnight Opera, Karen Meat, Rat Rios at Three Links
This strong, female-heavy lineup features Iowa “pussy pop” outfit Karen Meat, which describes itself as “grumpy rock n’ roll songs with a tinge of partying and omnicord,” and headliners Midnight Opera, one of the most well-thought-out, and over all top notch, bands in Dallas. — CG

Pulp Fiction at Sundown (Free)
Can you describe what Marsellus Wallace looks like? If your answer is “What?” then we double-dare you to say “What?” one more time. If your answer is anything else, we double dare you to check out this free screening of Pulp Fiction showing today on Sundown’s rooftop patio – for free. — Trace McCaslin

Shakespeare in the Park: The Taming of the Shrew at Samuell Grand Park
Tucked away off of I-30, there’s a park with a small amphitheater, the Samuel Grand Amphitheater. During the summer months, Shakespeare Dallas puts on two shows in the park. This year, they take on the classic, The Comedy of Errors, and The Taming of the Shrew. A recent show we attended began at 8:15, as the sun was setting behind the trees. The amphitheater allows for food and adult beverages (no liquor) to be brought in, so it’s the perfect date night or gathering with a group of friends. Just bring a blanket or your lawn chairs, or you can even rent chairs there, and you can feast on finger foods and beverages before the show. — Angela Jones

Aronson Cello Festival at SMU Meadows School of the Arts
On tap for today’s portion of the week-long cello fest, author Frances Brent will discuss her book on virtuoso cellist Lev Aronson, Brian Thornton will honor his teacher, Aronson, with a recital, and a panel of experts will discuss women in classical music. Hit the link above for additional details, including times and exact locations. — CG

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