Test The Wicked Waters With Benjamin Booker, Speak Gently With BADBADNOTGOOD And Party Hard With Andrew W.K. At House Of Blues.

So the State Fair of Texas opened up this past weekend. You know what else kicked off? Our series about Why The State Fair Of Texas Sucks.

We started the series off on Friday with a brief explainer of the State Fair’s Ku Klux Klan-friendly roots and how in 1923, the fair grounds saw the largest Klan initiation ever on the official KKK Day. And on Saturday, we discussed the drain that the fair will put this year on our already-depleted police force, as it will pull about 10 percent of police officers to Fair Park to keep the crowds under watch.

Keep an eye out later today for another post and follow along as we bring you a daily post about why the fair sucks until the day Big Tex goes back to sleep for another year.

So if you’re looking for something not State Fair-related to do this week, then feel free to use this list as a guide to plan out your week. — Obed Manuel

Monday (10.2)

Tree (A.I), Ursa Minor at Three Links
With Covan Treez, Ursa Minor — Aaron Sewell

Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo at The Wild Detectives
Sip good coffee and discuss literature. — AS

Creamer at The Belmont Hotel
Free show. — AS

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center
It’s preseason, but at least the Mavs are back. — OM

Songwriters in the Round at Opening Bell Coffee
Discuss the lyrics behind your favorite songs. — OM

Tuesday (10.3)

Wilco at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
With Margaret Glaspy. — AS

Pears at Curtain Club
With Big Ups and Russian Girlfriends. — AS

Benjamin Booker at Trees
With She Keeps Bees. — AS

Boyce Avenue at House of Blues
With Madilyn Bailey, Megan Davies. — AS

Leon at Cambridge Room (House of Blues)
This is one that should not to be missed. — AS

Monster High and Pre-Halloween Clipshow Bash at Texas Theatre
So bad it’s wonderful.  — AS

Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival at Klyde Warren Park
Do some moon gazing. — Juan Betancourt

Wednesday (10.4)

Andrew W.K. at House of Blues
With Sealion. — JB

Bob Log III at Three Links
With The Eggshells. — JB

Coast Modern at Cambridge Room at House of Blues
With Salt Cathedral. — JB

A Day To Remember at Gas Monkey Live
With Moose Blood, Wage War. — JB

National Taco Day at R Taco
A portion of food sales proceeds will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank. — JB

National Taco Day at Taqueria La Ventana
Celebrating with Happy Hour specials all day long. — JB

Thursday (10.5)

Tesla at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
With Weapons of Anew and Cinderella’s Tom Keifer. — JB

Morgan Heritage at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
With Poly Hwy. — JB

BADBADNOTGOOD at Trees
Just kidding. These guys are actually really good. — OM

An Evening with Richard Marx & Rick Springfield at Majestic Theatre
Ask about Jesse’s girl. — OM

William Clark Green at The Rustic
Corey Kent White opens. — JB

MC 900 FT Jesus at Dan’s Silverleaf
Back at it in Lil D. — OM

Friday (10.6)

Zealyn at The Prophet Bar
Debuting the Limbic System EP. — Lauren Keuning

Dalek at Curtain Club
With Street Sects, Lord Byron, RPBGV. — LK

Fat Tony at Andy’s Bar
With F L A C O, lord byron. — LK

Giuda at Three Links
With Dog Company, Concrete Elite. — LK

An Evening With Cake at South Side Ballroom
‘Cause who doesn’t like cake? — LK

DDFW Master of The Mic Semi Finals at The Dirty 30
A little friendly competition. — LK

Jimmy Webb at Kessler Theater
A true living legend of songwriting. — LK

Baptist Generals at Shipping & Receiving Bar
With Chris Welch & The Cicada Killers. — LK

Rufus Du Sol at House of Blues
With Cassian. — LK

Burton Burlesque Friday at Viva’s
From Beetlejuice to Miss Peregrine – we’ve got you covered. — LK

Perfume Genius at South Side Music Hall
Let’s get weird. — LK

Tom Jones at The Pavlion at Toyota Music Factory
Riding the hype wave of the much-anticipated album Long Lost Suitcase. — LK

Saturday (10.7)

XYLO at Club Dada
Indie rock with electronica and hip hop beats. Yum. — OM

Jibe at Curtain Club
With Adakain and Anova..–JB

Twin Limb at Three Links
With Ronnie Heart and LoMeta. -AS

24K at The Door
With Mimic, BankboyMerv, Young Mack, ChewLee, Dutchy, kevin Dewayne, Narkiss, Youngn, J Ware, R Dot, Chew Lee — AS

Dark Tranquility at Trees
With Warbringer and Striker. — AS

Playing with Firefest at The Rail Club
All day event starting at noon featuring Memphis May Fire, Eighteen Visions, Norma Jean and many others. -AS

James Vincent Morrow at Kessler Theater
Doors open at 7:00 pm. -AS

Bill Nye The Science Guy Documentary at Studio Movie Grill
Give science a chance. -AS

The All Black Affair at Gas Monkey Live
Only upscale attire allowed. – AS

Away From Numbers at Single Wide
DJs Gabriel Mendoza and Sam Ramirez spin. – AS

Dallas Porchfest 2017 at Peak’s Addition
For porch lovers. – AS

Single Wide Celebrates Six Years!
The Double Wide’s little sister celebrates it’s candy anniversary. – AS

Ronnie Fauss Album Release Party at Sundown at Granada
Live performance from East Dallas’ own Ronnie Fauss.-AS

Sunday (10.8)

Sales at Club Dada
With Skirts. — JB

Gibson at the Prophet Bar
With The Danny Sohn Duo, Danny Sohn, B.R. Lively, Claudia Gibson. — JB

MDC at Three Links
With The Elected Officials, Speedealer, Bastard City and Hoodrat. — JB

Joseph at Trees
With Liza Anne. — JB

Flip & The Combined Effort at The Door
With Headphone, Madaline and Eric Pauda. — JB

Pitmasters Picnic at Granada Theater
Enjoy fresh smokin BBQ! — JB

Chelsea Wolfe at Kessler Theater
With Youth Code. — JB

Haut Noire: Dark Fashion at The Church
Dress to impress. — JB

Söleil Söleil X Plybck EP Listening Party at Off The Record
It’s free! — JB

Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser at Studio Movie Grill
Documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Monk. — JB

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

Cover image via Benjamin Booker Facebook Page.

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