Take Your Dad to the Oak Cliff Film Festival, a Belle & Sebastian Show, an LGBT Pride Event or the Dallas Arts District’s Summer Block Party.

If you want to maximize the effectiveness of your caffeine intake, you’ve got to drink your coffees and Red Bulls at very specific times. Fortunately, the U.S. Army has developed an algorithm that can “predict the energy peaks and valleys that come from drinking caffeine, and in turn, created a web-based tool that helps you predict how alert you can expect to be based on your own sleep schedule and coffee habits.”

Sounds like a useful thing to spend government dollars on to us!

Another way to get the most out your life is to decrease the time you spend making plans, and increase the time you spend actually doing whatever it is you decide. Fortunately, we’ve got a tool for that, too. Just skim the list below and we’ll help you predict how awesome you can expect your weekend to be. — Cory Graves


Summer Block Party in the Dallas Arts District
Once again, they’re shutting down the streets to traffic and keeping all the museums open till midnight. Special programs for this one include several Pride Month exhibits at the DMA, a free concert by Sarah Jaffe and Doug Burr at the Nasher and dancing at Klyde Warren, among tons of others. — CG

Oak Cliff Film Festival
On the schedule for today are Virus Tropical at Bishop Arts Theatre, Meow Wolf at Texas Theatre and Full Mantis at The Wild Detectives, among others. Check the link above for complete listings, details and tickets. — CG

Jeremy Enigk at Dada
The Sunny Day Real Estate frontman’s 1996 solo debut Return of the Frog Queen got the reissue treatment from Sub Pop, and now he’s touring those odd old songs again. Chris Staples opens. — CG

The Ticket’s Summer Bash at Little Elm Park
As noted by the quarter-hourly aural harassment via Summer Bash song parody, one of The Little Ticket’s marquee events is back — this time with more shade! The Timewasters play at 8 p.m. — CG

Bob Schneider at Shipping and Receiving Bar
Long a mainstay in the Austin’s music scene, Schneider brings his genre-bending ways to the Fort. You should check him out. He’s known for being a great performer. And for once dating Sandra Bullock. Salim Nourallah opens. — H. Drew Blackburn

The Misandrists at Inwood Theatre
Bruce LaBruce’s campy midnight movie about a lone male being hidden by an army of radical feminists. Says Witney Seibold of Critically Acclaimed: “In the playfully aggressive punk rock philosophy of The Misandrists, all of male-dom is to be dismantled, distrusted and disposed of. This includes men, sex with men, and even small pieces of gender-specific language; the characters all write ‘womanifestos’ for instance. It’s angry, it’s forthright, it’s confrontational, it’s sometimes goofy, and it’s about time.” — CG

Mustache Envy presents Icons of the Gay Agenda at Sue Ellen’s
Grab the Batman to your Robin, the Bert to your Ernie and traipse off to this drag and queerlesque show. Head here for a password that’ll get you in for free. — CG

Brooklyn Brewery & Art Of The Brew Present Beer Mansion: Dallas at 2616 Commerce Event Center
There’s much to explore inside the Mansion this Friday and Saturday, some of which is better if we don’t spoil. It centers around drinking Brooklyn Brews, of course, along with other Dallas craft brews, along with foods, bands, games and more. — CG

Soluna: White Rabbit Red Rabbit at Wyly Theatre
Every time this play is put on it is different. That is because each actor is only allowed to perform it once in their career. That is because the whole idea behind the experimental play is that the actor hasn’t read the script or been given any type of overview of what they’re going to be doing. From there they just have to go with it. — CG

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

The Comedy Get Down at Verizon Theatre
With a lineup of Cedric The Entertainer, George Lopez, DL Hughley and Eddie Griffin you’ve got half of the original Kings of Comedy, one of the original Latin Kings of Comedy and the Undercover Brother. Pretty stacked. — CG

Foreigner at Toyota Music Factory
The Jukebox Heroes are bringing the Whitesnakes and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening along with them to Irving. They’ve gotta keep on rockin’, they just can’t stop, gotta keep on rockin’, gotta stay on top. — CG

Urizen at Trees
Sixteen months since its last show, and nearly a year since the passing of its bassist Rustin Luther, the vaunted Dallas metal band rides again, kicking off a string of new tour dates. Werewolf Therewolf, Mona Borland and Grand Commander open. — CG

Cloud Rat at Three Links
I was in the pit. You were in the pit. We all were in the pit. Let’s all get in the pit at the Mouse Cloud Rat show. Closet Witch, Wildspeaker and Hexum. We’ll be 5,000 candles in the wind. — CG

Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Theatre Three
The ol’ Cruel Intentions source material gets the theater treatment via director Tiffany Nichole Greene. The 1987 Tony winner runs through July 8. — CG

Father’s Day Pop Shop at Stag Provisions
Hipster dad doesn’t want no stinkin’ ties or wallets – well, not unless they’re bespoke. — CG


QueerBomb Dallas 2018 at Main Street Garden Park
They’re dropping another bomb of big gay pride. Be as loud, proud and extra as you wanna be, you’ll be in good company at this rally. — CG

Fort Worth Margarita Festival at The Yard
Frozen or on the rocks? Salt or no? Fifteen of the Fort’s best margaritas will vie for domination at the old Capital Bar space, which has been converted into a self-proclaimed “adult playground.” You be the judge. — CG

Glitch Mob at House of Blues
Since its inception in 2006, Los Angeles electronic trio The Glitch Mob have lit up dance floors across the country with its sultry, grime-filled rhythms that are undeniable for any club kids worth his salt. And before they do so this time, they’ll be over at Good Records signing copies of their new record. — Evan Henry

Lynch Mob at Trees
It’s the eponymous hard rock band of Dokken guitarist George Lynch, who is better at over-the-top shredding than puns. Never Your Zero, Bezel and Gun Hill open. — CG

Oak Cliff Film Festival
Slated today is Half the Picture at the Kessler, Black Mother at Bishop Arts Theatre, Being There at Better Block, Skate Kitchen at Texas Theatre and many others. An after-party and concert by Octopus Project closes out the night at Texas Theatre. Check the link above for complete listings, details and tickets. — CG

Cidercade Man Market Day
Here, 30 local vendors will be hawking bespoke dad goods for your Father’s Day shopping needs. Whether he’s an ax man or a corkscrew guy, you’ll find something super manly here. — CG

Dallas Yoga Fest at Southfork Ranch
Not sure if ol’ JR Ewing would be rolling over in his grave knowing so many people would be downward-dogging at his pad or not. It’s something funny to think about either way. — CG

Yella Beezy at 2513 Deep Ellum
Is that what they’re calling the Prophet Bar’s big room these days? Headlining the show is Yella Beezy, who is the kind of rapper you can read about being virtually unknown north of I-30, but also find mentions of him in The New Yorker and Billboard. So one has to think he’ll start catching on north of the border sooner than later. — CG

Full of Hell at Ridglea Theater
These four guys from Ocean City, MD bring the worst possible cause of death everywhere they go; a harsh grinding death. They’re surely nice fellas, but they will work your brain, blood and limbs into a frenzy followed by a coma. Parade of Flesh has put together quite the show with Gatecreeper, Creeping Death, Baring Teeth and Terror Chamber, which we note because none of their names are legible on the poster. — Roberto Aguilar

Bent Knee at Three Links
Bent Knee is the super dynamic, Berklee-trained pop/rock band that knows enough about music to make a violin work in that context. Gatherers open. — CG

Brett Eldredge at WinStar World Casino and Resort
The rising country superstar just wrapped his first headlining arena tour. Now you can catch him in a somewhat slightly smaller context, if you feel like making the drive. — CG


Belle & Sebastian at The Bomb Factory
Before their 2015 Dallas stop, it had been nearly a decade since Stuart Murdoch and Co. had come through. With a trio of new EPs, the band finds itself amid a new creative burst a la its early days, though tons of greatest hits material is peppered throughout the show. Men I Trust opens. — CG

The Jerry Douglas Band at Kessler Theater
Jerry Douglas isn’t just a dobro player, he’s the dobro player. Chances are, if you’ve heard dobro on a record, Douglas was the one playing it. Seriously. He’s been on more than 1,600 albums, including ones by Garth Brooks, Elvis Costello, Mumford & Sons and the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack. — CG

Just Kanye at RBC
Here, Blue the Misfit will DJ the music of Kanye, his influences and those he’s influenced, etc. It’s the rebranded, 100 percent less rape-y, version of the old All/Everything party’s he’s co-hosted regularly at this venue for awhile now. — CG

Yanni at Verizon Theatre
When the Greek composer says his name, do you hear Laurel? — CG

The Comedy of Errors at Samuell Grand Park
See above, where we mention The Taming of the Shrew. — CG

Oak Cliff Film Festival
Closing out the weekend is screenings of I Am Not a Witch at Bishop Arts Theatre, Birds Without Features at the Kessler, Never Going Back and an after-party at Texas Theatre. Check the link above for complete listings, details and tickets. — CG

Lou Barlow at Good Records
Dinosaur Jr.’s taking the year off, so its bass player has booked a bunch of intimate solo acoustic shows. Per the event listing, he’ll be telling stories and taking requests. He’ll probably stick around to drink a beer and sign you old Bakesale vinyls, too. He’s got nothing better to do. — CG

Tart and Beer Pairing at L.U.C.K.
The home of those popular donut and Girl Scout cookie and beer pairing flights is back with a brand new invention. So, um, stop and listen to this collaboration. Plano dessert shop Tart-a-licious is bringing its goods to be matched with four local craft brews. Your dad will love it. — CG

Good Taste Sundays at Wheelhouse
A vinyl DJ brunch curated by the Good Taste Collective. It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — CG

Belle & Sebastian cover photo via the band’s Facebook page

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