Future Awaits You At The Weekend, But Before Then You Can Groove With Lucky Peterson’s Blues Or Bang Your Head Along To Iron Maiden’s Riffs.

This week marks the first of the summer. You might have already noticed that by the blazing heat and roving packs of teens.

Or maybe you’re one of those lucky bastards

whose progressive-minded employers hand out half or full days off on Friday during the summer? So-called “Summer Fridays” are on the rise as employers conclude that we’re not really getting a lot done while waiting for the hot weekends.

Go figure.

If you aren’t so lucky, you can at least get the most out of your off-hours with one of these events.

Monday (6.19)
Tree (AI) at Three Links
The Oak Cliff native is back for night two of her three-week Monday night residency.

Birdcloud at Club Dada
The modern country duo sings about drinking, hooking up and pussy.

Gipsy Kings at Bomb Factory
Moving salsa pop musicians that are, get this, from Southern France.

Flavors of Dallas at Hyatt
Dallas chefs gather together to craft a foodie affair.

Book Club at The Wild Detectives — Spanish edition
A Spanish language take on their usual book club, with Saldaña París’ novel En medio de extrañas victímas.

Shawn James and the Shapeshifters at CMBG
Arkansas-based blues rockers take form at this Dallas gig.

Tuesday (6.20)
Steve Gunn, Lee Ranaldo at Sons of Hermann Hall
These singer-songwriters shed their bands to co-headline at this historic venue.

Boogarins at Club Dada
The Brazilian psych pop pair hit Dallas on their summer tour.

Open Mic Tuesdays at Opening Bell Coffee
Musicians this Tuesday and every Tuesday at “the longest running open mic in Dallas.”

Summer Stroll Block Party at Victory Park
Restaurants and shops dish out special deals on the first day of summer.

AJ Legrand at Sundown at Granada
Country ballads from this Dallas-based singer-songwriter.

Tiki Party at Armoury D.E.
Not normally a tiki bar, but tonight they make an exception.

An American in Paris at Magnolia Theatre
‘S wonderful.

Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Community Beer Co.
Wine and cheese is overrated.

Desperation Rising at Alamo Drafthouse Richardson
Karate, cocaine and peak ‘80s aesthetics.

The Big Lebowski at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Finally, going to the movies in a bathrobe seems almost normal.

Chuck Klosterman at the Dallas Museum of Art
The pop culture guru.

Wednesday (6.21)
Emoji Dinner at Dallas Fish Market
Here’s to hoping the poop emoji doesn’t make an appearance…

Dollar Hot Dog Night at Globe Life Park
Only the finest tubular cuisine.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at The Bomb Factory
Get funked up.

Secrecies at Sundown at Granada
Chill local synth pop.

Casual Relapse EP Release at Three Links
Aggressive punkers release Imminent Threat. Some Kind of Nightmare, Blot Out, Shaka and Ratchet Action Cult also perform.

Mutant Wave at RBC
With Felt & Fur, Psychic Killers, SRSQ and Mutant Wave DJs Hesh Law and Hampton Mills

John Mellencamp at Verizon Theatre
The American Fool comes to Grand Prairie.

David Bazan at Dan’s Silverleaf
Indie rocking in the Little D.

ZZ Ward at Kessler Theater
Pop rock with a blues-rock edge.

Boy Band Video Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse Richardson
If you harbor a weird nostalgic passion for young men singing in unison and performing dance routines, Alamo Drafthouse has just the thing for you.

DEEP Dish – Deep Ellum Dinner and Art Show
A mixer and primer on historic Deep Ellum at the Kettle Art Gallery followed by treats at the Independent Bar & Kitchen or Junction Craft + Kitchen.

Bobaddiction Grand Opening
Their foodtruck has been dishing out boba tea and shaved ice for years, but now they’re opening their first non-mobile business.

Thursday (6.22)

Extreme Midget Wrestling
Little wrestlers, huge body slams. Featuring heavy metal The Great Hanging and Hathor Rising.

Reservoir Dogs at Texas Theatre
Remember that guy in your dormitory who had this poster? Figure out what he was so into.

Quintro and Miss Pussycat at Three Links
Maybe you’ve heard of seapunk, but have you heard of swamp-tech?

Russ at the South Side Ballroom
He’ll be giving them what they want.

Art and Tattoo Expo at Fair Park
Fresh ink.

Donkey Beach at AT&T Performing Arts Center
A pop-culture drenched musical comedy.

Freestyle Competition at Expo Bar
It’s tricky to rock a rhyme, but there’s money to be had in this winner-take-all competition.

Beginner Beyoncé Ballet at Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Want to learn ballet, but you’re not so into Swan Lake? Learn the basics while dancing to Bey.

Dalton Domino at Billy Bob’s Texas
Alt-country singer from Lubbock swings by Dallas to promote his latest album, Corners.

Funeral Parade of Roses at Texas Theatre
This 1969 Japanese cult masterpiece is a must-see for film buffs and fans of movie esoterica.

Mavs Draft Watch Party at Henderson Tap House
All the pizza, wings and beer that you’d have at any draft party, only with Mavs ManiAACs, dancers and a mystery guest.

Friday (6.23)
Friends With Benefit: A TEA Fund and Planned Parenthood Fundraiser at Double Wide
A joint fundraiser with prizes, food, booze and vibrator races.

ANS at Club Dada
Joined by fellow punks Body Pressure, Criaturas and Obstruction.

Lucky Peterson at Granada Theater
Nearly 50 years a blues veteran and still putting out fresh albums.

Zepparella (All-Women Led Zeppelin Tribute Band) at Trees
And she’s buying the stairway to heaven.

Social Science: Patterns at Perot Museum
The Golden Ratio. Fractals. Booze! There are patterns in everything.

Iron Maiden at American Airlines Center
Play with madness.

Tiger Army at at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
The California-based psychobilly trio takes Dallas with Murder by Death.

Morbid Angel at House of Blues
The influential death metal band headlines. Suffocation, Revocation and WITHERED also play.

Parker McCollum at Billy Bob’s Texas
Austin-based singer song writer belts alt country tunes at this renowned Fort Worth venue.

Robert Earl Keen at Levitt Pavilion
I gotta go.

Boy Band Video Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
A mega-mix of the best teen heart throbs ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s have to offer.

Saturday (6.24)
Seinfeld at WinStar (Sold Out)
What’s the deal with… everything?

Confetti Eddie’s Naughty Magic Show at Viva’s Lounge
Like the kind of magic show you’d see at a child’s party, only it’s a sexy burlesque. So nothing like that kind of magic show.

Luau at Lola’s Trailer Park
Don a lei and feast on suckling pig at this luau-themed event.

Amy Black at AllGood
Black and her band give tribute to Memphis by playing tunes by Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Al Green and more.

Cody Johnson Throwdown at Panther Island Pavilion
Texas’ own Cody Johnson headlines with Mike Ryan, Tracy Byrd and Koe Wetzel also performing.

The Nixons at Trees
As part of their ongoing reunion, The Nixons tour for the first time since 2000.

All Things Must Pass tribute at 81 Club at Billy Bob’s
Local performers give tribute to former Beatle George Harrison and his platinum-selling solo album.

Addison Summer series at Beckert Park
This week, the ongoing live music series features BJ Stricker & The Kings of State St.

Future at Starplex
Where Ya At?

Mickey Gilley at Arlington Music Hall
“The Original Urban Cowboy” performs.

Radioactivity and Bad Sports at Three Links
This pair of North Texas bands finish off their tour in Dallas.

Bullitt at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
What Dirty Harry did for the .44 Magnum, Bullitt did for the ’68 Ford Mustang. Best chase scene ever.

Men at Crowd Work at Dallas Comedy House
A stand-up show composed entirely of crowd work.

Sunday (6.25)
Black Marble at Three Links
Dense and ominous coldwave tunes.

Breathe Carolina at SiSu
Frantic electropop.

Death Wish at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
An ode to vigilante justice and film hyper violence.

Silence at Texas Theatre
Scorsese’s cinematic investigation into the persecution of Christians and missionaries in 1670s Japan.

Jermaine Dupri at Music Hall
Ballin’ Out of Control.

Dokken and Warrant at Lava Cantina
A pairing of two glam metal legends.

Two-Year Anniversary Celebration at 3 Nations Brewing
Celebrate two years with three full pints of beer and a commemorative glass.

Yims Foods Pop-Up for Brunch at The Libertine Bar
Buy some pickled veggies or just grab a bloody mary — it comes with a pickled garnish, too!

Big PRIDE in Little D at Oak Street Drafthouse
Denton’s own contribution to pride month. Food trucks, a full-service bar and more.

Kaizen & Cocktails at Parliament
The Uchi Dallas Culinary Team join Parliament in serving up Japanese dishes and cocktails.

Uncommon Ramen feat. Chef Stephan Pyles at Top Knot
Guest chefs collaborate with Chef Angela Hernandez to create unique takes on the classic Japanese dish.

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

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