Get Creative With Tyler, The Creator At South Side Music Hall, Do The Turkey Trot At Dallas City Hall And Live Live In A Bubble With Joywave At House of Blues.

Happy Thanksgiving! Pretty much after Thanksgiving, the holidays will begin to ramp up into what should be a wonderful, Christmas shopping experience. Though, for a ton of the streetwear and fashion enthusiasts, dealing with this Nike x Off-White collaboration has been a huge stressor.

For those of who have been living under a rock, Virgil Abloh partnered with Nike to released 10 different silhouettes of Nike shoes he’s designed. Ranging from the Blazers, Air Force 1s, Jordan 1s, and Prestos, as well as many others, these were some of the most sought after shoes of the year. Though, that was not to come without its own set of complications.

The application you had to get them on, Nike’s SNKRS app, was a huge clusterfuck of a release. Tons of people were in virtual line for their shoes, only to then be suddenly being kicked out of their spot due to an error for the application. Even after Nike released a statement, people are still at discontent for the way that the situation was handled.

Though, if you’re not completely down for not getting your dearly beloved Jordan 1s, here are some things you local sneakerheads can do to cheer yourself up around this holiday time. –-Kelly Benjamin


Lil Uzi Vert at The Bomb Factory
Hot off the presses of Luv Is Rage 2, Lil Uzi Vert has had a super busy year. From releasing a deluxe album, to being a fashion icon, to even being one of the most hilarious and well known memes of the year, Uzi Vert will be on his rockstar shit at The Bomb Factory right before Thanksgiving. Spill your “Neon Guts” with everyone else in the audience. —KB

The Darts at Three Links
The Darts is performing its garage rock psych tunes influenced by other female bands like The Trashwomen, Death Valley Girls, Thee Tsunamis and The Ettes. Escobar (France) and Mean Motor Scooter open. —KB

Tyler, The Creator at South Side Music Hall
What hasn’t this dude done this year? A Carnival, a new GOLF store in LA, a bunch of new collections from his clothing, a Converse collaboration and a new album? Tyler really can’t be stopped at this point. His latest album, Scum Fuck Flower Boy, definitely depicts his vulnerability and loneliness and emphasizes it in such a way that’s both melancholic and catchy to listen to. If you haven’t already listened to the album, do yourself a favor and definitely give it a shot. —KB

Ballast Point Brewing Presents: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at Sundown at Granada Theater
Come and relax with the dudes and dudettes at Sundown for a rooftop party pre-holiday madness. There will be a showing of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas presented by Ballast Point Brewing as well, so you can expect tons of craft brews and good food. — KB

Mark Farina at Beauty Bar
On Beauty Bar’s seventh Anniversary, Mark Farina will be DJ for free on the Night Before Thanksgiving. Other artists will having DJ sets as well, such as JT Donaldson and Sammalone. — KB

“Thanks for Giving” Concert at Trees
This benefit concert with Reverend Horton Heat will benefit various nonprofits in the DFW area. Don’t forget to bring some cans of food. The American Fuse and Sleepin’ Rattlers open. — KB

Jack & Jack at House of Blues
Pop-rap duo Jack and Jack will be making their way to the House of Blues this wednesday. After gaining a ton of steam to the now defunct phone app Vine (R.I.P.), the duo utilized their influences and became musicians. — KB


Faith Healer at Armoury D.E.
Hosted by King Camel Productions, Faith Healer will be joined by Cecil Frena, w.i.t.c.h. and Punktronica for a pop-electronic, rock show free of charge. A perfect escape route from too much family time. — LK

Los Tigres Del Norte at Billy Bob’s Texas
The group was formed in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico in 1968, when the eldest brother of the Hernandez Angulo family talked his brothers and cousin into forming a band. Eventually, the whole family contributed and in 44 years, they’ve recorded more than 55 albums with more than 700 songs. — LK

Hip Hop Karaoke at Expo Bar Dallas
The last Thursday of the month means hip-hop/rap karaoke, so warm up your rapping skills and get ready for battle. Free entry, sign ups start at 9 p.m. — LK

Turkey Trot at Dallas City Hall
Since 1967, Dallas has hosted the annual Turkey Trot with thousands of participants entered in either the 5K walk/run or an 8 mile run. Bring the whole family to start off the holiday. Well-behaved dog and children are welcome. — LK

Local Hub Bicycle Company’s Gravel Before Turkey
Similar to the Turkey Trot, Local Hub will be hosting a bike riding version on the Trinity Levees. There will be post ride refreshments after the group rides about 20 miles. — LK

Three Links Annual Turkey Potluck and Cowboys Watch Party
They’ll provide the smoked turkey and ham from Rudolph’s Meat Market, but attendees are asked to bring side dishes and deserts to the Thanksgiving potluck. Oh yeah, and Cowboys football will be on as you chow down. — LK


Montu at Deep Ellum Art Company
Montu’s latest album can be describe as a mixture of funk, jazz, R&B and more. Dallas is the second to last stop for the Oklahoma-based electronic music group, so you don’t want to miss it. Chachuba opens. — Juan Betancourt

Alice Merton at Club Dada
Alice Merton is currently touring the U.S. after her EP No Roots stormed the hits charts in Europe. The artist’s sound lies somewhere between alternative rock and pop, a vibe that was born from homesickness after she moved from Canada to Germany as a kid. But now she’s back on the American continent, ready to give the crowd in Dallas a go. — Obed Manuel

Flaw at Trees
Since forming in 1996, the nu-metal band have released six studio albums. The group broke up in 2005 but is now back and better than ever and are currently on tour in support of its latest album Divide We Fall. Last Day Living, Fallen and The Drop Deadlys also perform. — JB

The Band of Heathens at Kessler Theater
Last year, the Austin rock and roll band celebrated its 10th anniversary as a group with the release of its fifth studio album, Duende and is still touring with that same energy. Dan Dyer opens. — JB

Psychostick at The Dirty 30
The comedy rock band has not released an album since 2014, but is making entertaining viral music. Check out its hit viral single “Obey the Beard” in which they actually suggest growing a beard to fix your life problems. Kissing Candice, Raven Black and Secret of Boris also perform. —JB

Elm Street Tease at Three Links
Be teased by local Dallas burlesque dancers and showgirls. The show will have a variety of performances and will feature recognized burlesque performers. Ginger Valentine will headline the show that will also feature, Minxie Mimieux, the 2016 International Queen of Burlesque. — JB

Bleach’s Bitchfest at Double Wide
Come see Drag Queens battle out for cash prizes. — JB

The Grand Stoneleigh Hotel at The Stoneleigh
Wes Anderson stayed at the Stoneleigh Hotel while filming Bottle Rocket, giving you a perfect excuse to dress up as your favorite Wes Anderson character as you enjoy your stay at The Grand Stoneleigh Hotel. — JB

Record Store Black Friday at Josey Records
It’s Black Friday at Josey Records which means there will be lots of specials on vinyls and records. Hurry while supplies last. —JB

Rise Against The Machine at House of Blues
Rage against the machine with this Rage Against The Machine cover band. — OM

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N Out Tour at Verizon Theatre
Nick Cannon takes his hit MTV show Wild N Out on tour. So get ready, to laugh your ass off with comedy sketches and improv. — JB

Midnight Madness: Beetlejuice at Inwood Theatre
Don’t say Beetlejuice … Beetlejuice … three times. Beetlejuice. Oh, fuck. — JB

Loving Vincent at Magnolia at The Modern
An art animated masterpiece film. The film was created by 65,000 frames with oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh. —JB

Grassroots Willie with Palace Saints at Deep Ellum Art Company
The local Denton based band toured in the late ‘90s and eventually broke up to work on side projects. Just recently, its members regrouped and are looking to bring its music back to Dallas. —JB

“The Sounds Of The Seventies” at The Good Pagoda
Enjoy Tim DeLaughter singing ‘70s music with William “Bubba” Flint painting a batch of iconic album covers from The ’70s. — JB

Harry Dean Stanton Tribute at Texas Theatre
Come see Partly Fiction, a personal documentary of iconic actor Harry Dean Stanton. The film explores his life as an actor and musician. —JB

PNB Rock at Gas Monkey Live
PNB Rock is currently on tour in support of his debut album Catch These Vibes. Check out his hit single ‘Flesh’ which peaked at number 51 in Billboard’s Top 100. —JB

Black Friday at ZT Records Frisco
Yeah, Frisco has a record store. It’s small but you can pretty much find a variety of records. Come out on Black Friday and find some cool deals. Free donuts for customers. —JB

Black Friday Sale at Retroplex Records And More
The three-day sale kickoffs with over 20,000 vinyls up for sale and staring at $0.25 each. Grab a crate and start stacking up. —JB


Galantis: The Aviary Tour at The Bomb Factory
With Dallas being its last publicized stop on its 2017 Aviary tour, Galantis will be joined by CID and The Him. The duo is popular for its hit songs “No Money” and “Runaway (you & i)” and its electronic, upbeat house sound. — LK

Faded DeeJays 10-Year Anniversary at Club Dada
Ekzile will host this free show where the Faded DeeJays crew will be celebrating 10 years of keeping Dallas lit. — OM

Paul Oakenfold at Canton Hall
A pioneer in the electronic music genre, Paul Oakenfold has traveled the world playing sets at the hottest nightclubs and festivals and brought his talent to Hollywood cinema, his work earning him two Grammy nominations. — LK

DFW Impound of Sound at The Door Clubs
With 25 artists performing at two venues on three different stages, Third String Productions brings you a night of rock and roll music festival. Artists feature Bloodline, Navajo, The Optimist, Fever Youth and many more. — LK

Mike Herrera at Three Links
The videographer, business owner and musician uses all forms of media to document his life and relationships. His creativity has taken his journey from music into songwriting and content production, making him a well rounded artist. — LK

Revolucion Oi at Double Wide
Revolucion Oi takes the stage with American Shit Storm, a Dallas group formed of members from various local bands, along with Black Habits and The Way Down, as the big sister of the Wides rocks the weekend away. — LK

Cream Cheese Accident at Deep Ellum Art Company
The String Cheese Incident tribute band out of Central Texas gets the crowd on their feet and dancing as though the original String Cheese were on stage, adding their own style to the classics. Performing with Schroomville. — LK

Brave Little Howl at Curtain Club
The Americana-Indie Rock is riding the release of its new EP Make Your Heart Sweat. Performing with 40 Acre Mule, Jonathan Jeter and more. — LK

The Spin: 25 Year Reunion Show at Trees
The Dallas-based rock group returns for a reunion show after 25 years joined by another Dallas rock group that has been in the industry since the ‘80s, Psycho Pony. Along with the two rock groups, Brian Miller will also be there for an acoustic performance. — LK

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties at The Dirty 30
Hosted by Third String Productions with performances by Allison Weiss, Steady Hands and Chase Huglin. — LK

Light Up Lowest Greenville at Lowest Greenville Collective
The Lowest Greenville community is to host a holiday celebration with drink specials at participating locations. — LK

Sub-Sahara Album Release Show at Armoury D.E.
Celebrating the release of its new EP, the Dallas natives will be joined by Clifffs and Paper Saints. — LK

Ruby Revue Burlesque Show at Cambridge Room (House of Blues)
The sexy and talented Missy Lisa will lead her team of Burlesque dancers in their monthly show along with Lily Liqueur and others. — LK

Deep Ellum Champagne Stroll
As part of Small Business Saturday, the bubbly walk will benefit local artist William Flint. Tickets are $10 presale and $15 day of for one-of-a-kind special edition champagne glass. — LK

Holiday Presence 13 at Kettle Art
The 13th annual exhibition is filled with work done exclusively by local artists and all for under $200. — LK

Seventies Soul Jam at Majestic Theatre
Check out this celebration of ’70s soul music with performances by Grammy Award-winning band The Whispers, The Chi-lites and The Delfonics. — LK

Texas Psy 8.0 at The Nines
Resident DJ Ryan Patrick will be joined by Paul Cypher and Klapton for the evening, as well as Psytrance, Dark Psy and Progressive. — LK


The Third Annual Ghosty Awards at Three Links
This time around, the Ghosty Awards will benefit Foundation45 and feature performances by Chris J Norwood, Pool Lights, The Delzells and more. — LK

Joywave at House of Blues
Riding the release of its LP 2 Content, the New Yorkers will take the stage with Maybird on its Thanks, Thanks for Coming tour. — LK

All Beyonce Everything at RBC
Time to get in formation. — OM

Curtiz Mayz Album Release at Club Dada
Curtiz Mayz will be celebrating the release of TripleDiziac with performances Triple Digital, Pat Ron, CHiLL and more. — LK

Laugh Your MASS Off at Main at South Side
Headliner Chicago Comedian Carly Ballerini will be joined by Brandon Davidson, Lindsay Goldapp and Shahyan Jahani. Brian Breckenridge will host. — LK

He(art) of Deep Ellum at The Green Elephant
This showcase event with performances by Salako Music, Covan Treez, Flower Child will fill your heart with Jazz and soul. — LK

Horror Remix at Dan’s Silverleaf
Horror Remix: Halloween will be showing at Dan’s Silverleaf. Coupled with free popcorn, free laughs, and free movies, what’s stopping you from going? — KB

Regulus/Abelia/Sophomore/The Goofs/Bliss/CinemaForTheBlind at The Prophet Bar
A slew of bands will be playing to finish off the holiday weekend. The Goofs, CinemaForTheBlind, Regulus, Abelia, and many more will be performing their latest tunes. — KB

Build Your Own Boozy Bars at The Stoneleigh
What’s a better way to end your Thanksgiving weekend than booze? The Stoneleigh will continue hosting their seasonal buffet, including signature cocktails from Rebecca Creek Distillery. — KB

Toy Collector Show at Holiday Inn at North Dallas/Preston
Buy, sell and trade vintage and modern collectible toys. Action figures, anime statues, comic book related toys, and all sorts of other genres will be available at this collection show this Sunday. There will be dealer tables, a drawing for a $100 shopping spree, and areas to be able to sell your wares. — KB

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

Cover image of delicious turkey via Dianne Rosete at Flickr.

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