Join the “13” Club at Elm St. Tattoo, Swim and Sleep Like Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Say Hello to Baltimore via Hairspray or Scratch It Up With DJ Z-Trip.

Odds are, at first glance, you won’t be able to tell the difference between these two photos. It’s not because you didn’t read enough Highlights as a kid, rather, it’s due to a phenomenon psychologists call “change blindness.” Simply put, when there’s too much going on, our brain stops being able to process things.

That can be a pretty big problem in a place like Dallas, where there’s too much going at any given moment. It’s a lot to process. It can be overwhelming, and oft we start to lose sight of the forest through the trees.

But when those options are pared down, and presented in a less chaotic form, they’re so much easier to make sense of. That in mind, that’s exactly what we’ve tried to do below, making your week-long planning a breeze.

Monday (7.9)
Yellow Submarine at The Magnolia
A 50th anniversary screening.

Off-Flavor Course at Noble Rey Brewing Company
Bitter beer face!

Tuesday (7.10)
Marvel vs DC Trivia at Flying Saucer (Addison)
Tingle on, Spidey senses.

Hairspray at Winspear Opera House
Good morning, Baltimore.

Wednesday (7.11)
Culture Club, The B-52’s at Verizon Theatre
Tin roof. Rusted.

Thirty Seconds to Mars at Dos Equis Pavilion
Walk on water.

Lizzie Boredom, Proud Parents, Party Static at Three Links
Dead men can’t catcall.

Thursday (7.12)
Hippiefest at Fair Park Band Shell
Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels and Badfinger.

Michael Blackson at Addison Improv
Akeem the Dream.

Laugh Your Mass Off at Main At South Side
With Mike Stanley and Reena Calm.

Friday (7.13)
Elm St. Tease at Three Links
Take it off.

24-Hour Tattoo Marathon at Elm St. Tattoo
Join the 13 club.

Scratch Session: DJ Z-Trip at It’ll Do Club
Wax on.

Bryce Bangs (Album Release) at Granada Theater
With Ottoman Turks, Andy Pickett.

Deafheaven, Uniform, Drab Majesty at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

Saturday (7.14)
Funnier Than a Mutha Comedy Festival at Verizon Theatre
Lavell Crawford, Bill Bellamy, Dominique, Huggy Lowdown and Guy Torry.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Granada Theater
So good at being in trouble.

Langhorne Slim at Rustic
Put it together.

Paramore at Toyota Music Factory
With Foster the People.

Ice Cream Social at SiNaCa Studios
Blow some glass.

Upsetting Album Preview at Spinster Records
Upsetting is a band.

Dead Man at Texas Theatre
True Widow and Troller play behind the screen after.

Sunday (7.15)
CW Stoneking at Three Links
Get on the floor.

Violent Femmes, Echo & the Bunnymen at Toyota Music Factory
Do you like American music?

The Fixx at Granada Theater
One thing leads to another.

Elm St. Tattoo cover photo by Karlo X. Ramos.

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