Geek Out At The Dallas Fan Expo, See Gaten Matarazzo’s Work In Progress At Gas Monkey Live And Get Closer To Love With Mat Kearney At House Of Blues.

“Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do?”

We all know that tune – as did the 16-year-old New Jersey teen who sang the song to New Jersey police officers after they arrested him for stealing a car.

The teen was driving the stolen car on a golf course, which is where police caught up with him. Once he knew the jig was up, he tried to escape on foot. Of course, we know how that went. His singing of the Cops theme was caught on the dash cam.

We have to say that stealing cars is for sure wrong, but singing that song to police officers fresh off of an arrest really takes some guts. So let that be your motivation to going out to this weekend if you weren’t planning on doing that. And let the following list of events be your guide to a fun weekend.   — Gina Torres


Minglewood at Deep Ellum Art Company
Minglewood, from Austin, is riding that train north to Dallas and performing some of the Grateful Dead’s legendary tunes. — Jacob Besser

Queens of Pop at Granada Theater
Dallas-based, pop tribute acts Primadonna and Just Like P!nk are paying tribute to two of the biggest names in pop music on Friday night at the Granada Theater. — JB

The Oh Hellos at House of Blues
The Oh Hello’s, originally from San Marcos, Texas will be back in Dallas with indie pop sensation Wildermiss. Houston’s Jaylon Ashaun offers unique mix of trap and R&B, delivering fire bars and melodic vocal hooks. — JB

Bermuda Triangle at Kessler Theater
Bermuda Triangle is a an alt-country act with the Alabama Shakes’ front woman Brittany Howard. The stripped down sounds of Bermuda Triangle is big departure from the Alabama Shakes’ 2015 album Sound and Color. The band’s softer dynamics provide Brittany Howard’s unique voice with a charming background. Never before has country music with a drum machine made more sense. — JB

Tank and The Bangas at Club Dada
Tank and The Banga’s from New Orleans, offer a unique mix of funk, soul, hip hop, and rock. Their blend of intricate instrumentals, electrifying vocal performance, dense bars, and experimental production is a breath of fresh air. — JB

Bloodline CD Release at Prophet Bar
Dallas alternative metalcore band, Bloodline, is hosting a CD release party for its new album, Insolent. Local melodic hardcore act The Optimist and Boston’s own metalcore band Degrader will also perform. — JB

Ryan Avila at Curtain Club
The alternative act out of DFW will also having a CD release party at the Curtain Club. –– JB

Rain: Beatles Tribute at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Rain, originally from Laguna Beach, California will be at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, with a little help from its friends. The tribute band will be performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band all the way through. — JB

Rostam at Three Links
Songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and previously one of creative minds behind Vampire Weekend, Rostam will be performing at Three Links. Opening act Sam Buck is back and has distanced himself from the electro-indie rock sounds from his 2010 album, Dominant Mind, and is now a country act, with a full album on its way. — JB

Titus Andronicus at The Ridglea
The indie rock band stops in town in support of its newly released album, Productive Cough. The album consists of a more tame style than fans might know the band for. But it’s still the sound you know and love. — GT

Beats, Brats, & Beers at Big Beat Dallas
Calling all beats, bratwurst and beer lovers! Start your morning with the annual Irving Marathon then afterwards treat yourself with the grub at the Albertsons’ Ranchers Market. Stay all day for the the beer garden and bratwurst tastings.  Shinyribs, Zac Harmon and the Graceland Ninjas will provide the live tunes on the Texas Lottery Plaza Main Stage. — GT

BROJOB at The Dirty 30
Los Angeles’ BROJOB is a gay deathcore band. The band’s full-length debut album, Talk Shit Get Kissed, is making headlines in the metal community not just because of the band’s collective identity but because the tunes are hot fire. Dallas-based deathcore band Lunaform will also perform, debuting its self-titled EP. Navajo, Dispositions, In Resistance and The Vanity Affair will also perform. — JB

Bowley & Wilson 50th Anniversary at Poor David’s Pub
The comedy show is celebrating 50 years of making people laugh. Sure, they’ve teased final shows before, but this time they might actually mean it. Expect everything rated R from the “Kings of Komedy.” — GT

Work In Progress with Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things at Gas Monkey Live
Gaten Matarazzo , his younger brother, older sister and a couple of friends have formed a cover band called, Work in Progress. They are currently touring and will be here in Dallas! So if you’re a Stranger Things fan or just a fan of hearing some solid covers, Gaten and the rest of Work in Progress have you covered. — JB

Spinster Records Spring Cleaning
Spring is here! It’s time to revamp your musical collection. Spinster records is having a spring sale, so grab some new and old favorite records at a discount price. — GT

Fort Worth Tattoo Expo 2018 at Will Rogers Memorial Center
Come out and celebrate everything and anything ink related. There will be a $1000 cash prize for the winning tattoo artist. The expo will consist of best of show, tattoo contests, vendors, live tattooing and more. — GT

Dallas Fan Expo 2018 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Chuck Norris, Amy Jo Johnson and many more celebs will be in town this weekend while you geek out and gush over them during photo ops. Do buy your photo op tickets ahead of time, though, so as to not miss out. — OM

Paul Cherry, Native Fox, Steve Gnash at Armoury D.E.
Fort Worth’s indie rock sensation Steve Gnash will be alongside synth pop, Chicago native, Paul Cherry. Dreamy psychedelic act Native Fox opens the show. — JB

Jorge Ramos at Mercado 369
Univision anchor and award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos is in town to discuss his latest book, Stranger: The Challenge of a Latino Immigrant in the Trump Era. Ramos has become well known for his immigration advocacy and more recently for being a staunch critic of Donald Trump. This Mercado369 will benefit the World Affairs Education Council Program that provides training and support to young community leaders. — GT

Topic at Trees
This local artist is all about bringing positivity and the Dallas rap scene to the game. The self-taught producer started TeamFromNowhere, a collective of local creatives that aims to uplift up and comers. He’s gained praised for his work from Erykah Badu, Leon Bridges and T.D.E. Rikki Blu, KoolQuise feat. JD Beck n friends, Mecca and Ursa Minor also perform. — GT


The Hunna at House of Blues
English, pop rock band, The Hunna are back on our side of the pond this Saturday along with British sensation Coasts. — JB

2018 Dallas Book Festival at J Erik Jonsson Central Dallas Library
An invite to all book enthusiasts to the 12th anniversary of the Dallas Public Library’s book festival to promoting reading, literacy and writing. Mingle with more than 100 local, regional and national authors. Activities include writing workshops, story times and activities for children, music and dance performances. Event is free and kicks off at 9 a.m. — GT

Tyler Hilton at Prophet Bar
The One Tree Hill actor turned indie pop singer is out on tour to show that he’s much more than just a TV beefcake by playing tacks off his EP Live in the Garden. GT

Red at Canton Hall
Lacey Sturm, originally known for her vocal performance with the hard rock band Flyleaf , will be performing on Saturday night along with a Christian rock band Red. Righteous Vendetta opens.  — JB

Jam Benefit at Deep Ellum Art Company
Pillow Pocket, Dallas based jam band will be performing at the BB Benefit. All of the proceeds will go to the Brandon Burris Memorial Scholarship for students at Lake Highlands High school. — JB

April Artists Market at Deep Ellum Art Company
Support local artists! — OM

Booty and The Hoefish at Curtain Club
Booty and The Hoefish will be cranking out some of the 90’s greatests hits alongside of the country, blues band Chris Ross and The North. — JB

Aqualounge at Deep Ellum Art Company
Calling all Dallas lifers who miss the Deep Ellum of the 80’s, the aqua lounge reunion will be featuring some of the original DJ’s including: Rob Vaughn, Jeff K., Gus Arias and special guests. — JB

Breakaway Music Festival at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Check out the new generation of rappers to hit the scene. Prime Social Group and iGroup present Breakaway Music Festival where you’ll be able to jam with the likes of Lil Dicky, Rich the Kid, Whethan and plenty more. — GT

Luna at Granada Theater
Luna is back! The band is back with new music after releasing A Sentimental Education last year. In the early 90’s they paved the way for the Brit pop takeover of the aughts. Denver-based contemporary/experimental rock band Flaural will open. –– JB

Blue Water Highway Band at Club Dada
Austin’s own alternative country act Blue Water Highway Band is traveling up I-35 to play some Americana-esque jams. Chris J. Norwood opens. — JB

Burlesque As It Was at Viva’s
Tonight’s erotic showcase will be a tribute to the likes of Lili St. Cyr and Sally Rand — two titillating titans and pioneers of the industry. Throw in a few modern burlesque tweaks and it’ll surely be a show for the ages. — James Walter

Truth in Comedy at Full City Rooster
Truth In Comedy is an eye opening experience as well as a festival of laughter. The comics will start by telling a truthful personal story from their background and then use said story for a stand-up routine. The life lesson here is that no matter what hardships we go through, we have to be able to laugh it off at the end of the day, right? — Kelly Benjamin

Festival of Ideas at Dallas Public LIbrary
There is power in ideas, so come share yours with the Dallas community. The event aims to bridge the gap between people from all walks of life.  During two sessions, attendees will be able to discuss the economy, health, education and diversity so as to improve how communities can be better served. Check event link for times. — GT

Puppy | Yoga | Beer at Texas Ale Project
If you’re not totally feeling the yoga, there will be plenty of beer and puppies around — and you really can’t beat that at all. — OM

Pendery’s Charity Chili Cook Off at Peticolas Brewing
This two-day chili cook off will benefit the Special Olympics of Texas. So here’s a great way to eat a lot of chili and do some good. Event kicks off at 1 p.m. both days. — OM

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Tis’ the season of Scarborough fest. Opening day is here! Live out your renaissance dreams with jousting shows, music performances, 200+ shops and so many people reliving the days of King Henry VIII. — GT

Locked & Loaded at Armoury D.E.
Birds of Night, Bravo Max and Adam & The Figurines play out the night starting at 9 p.m. And yeah, it’s free. — OM

Experience Lowest Greenville at Lowest Greenville Collective
Get a taste of places like Toasted, Yucatan Taco Stand and many more at this two-day get together. The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. both days and runs throughout both whole days. — OM

Epic Unplugged at Lee Harvey’s
The local Epic Unplugged outfit will play classic tunes from the likes of Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin and more from 9 p.m. to midnight. — OM


Singin’ In The Rain at Majestic Theatre
The screening of this 1952 classic kicks off this four-part musical series that will also take place at the Texas Theatre in the coming weeks. Today’s screening starts at 5 p.m. — OM

Uriah Heep at Granada Theater
The legendary English band has been rocking since 1969 and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. This year, the band will release its 25th studio album, Living The Dream, and with any luck the crew will be playing a few fresh tracks for the Dallas faithful. Local outfit Acid Carousel has the honor of opening the show. — OM

Mat Kearney at House of Blues
The singer-songwriter combines elements of pop, folk rock and hip hop to create a listening experience that’s both soothing and emotive at the same time. If you’re not already a fan of Kearney’s voice, just check out tracks like “Where We Gonna Go From Here,” “Nothing Left To Lose” and “Closer To Love” and we guarantee you’ll be buying a ticket for this gig. Andrew Belle opens. — OM

Jake Bugg at Kessler Theater
The UK singer-songwriter’s latest release, Hearts That Strain, is getting an acoustic tour in the UK later year. Unfortunately, tonight’s show in Dallas isn’t part of that. But hey, you never know. He might play a track or two in the acoustic format that he is truly talented at doing. — OM

East Meets West United Tour at Curtain Club
Some of the most promising East Coast talents will perform alongside some of Dallas’ up and coming rappers. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. and goes until last call. — OM

Luis Alberto Urrea at Dallas Museum of Art
The Pulitzer Prize finalist will be in town to discuss his latest novel, The House of Broken Angels, a book about a Mexican patriarch who is suffering from cancer and preparing to bury his recently deceased mother. Space is limited to this discussion with Urrea, so make sure you get your tickets soon. — OM

Abbas Kiarostami’s 24 Frames at Texas Theatre
In his final film, Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami decided to bridge his work as a filmmaker and photographer by creating short vignettes that used only still images and video animations of wildlife in various natural environments. Sunday’s screening starts at 4:30 p.m. — OM

Laugh Your MASS Off at Main at South Side
Tonight’s lineup is sure to guarantee all the laughs and will be headlined by the hilarious Mike Stanley. — OM

Hot Wheels Show at Dallas Hyatt Regency
You’re not too old to play with toys. This celebration of all the Hot Wheels will take place at the Marsalis Ball Room. Admission costs $5 for adults and kids under 12 get in for free. There will be more than 100 tables with Hot Wheels. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — OM

Flea Market at Double Wide
Where else would you host a vintage, antique flea market than the big brother of Dallas’ trailer park Wides? Shop from local vendors with a frozen adult Yoo-Hoo from noon – 5 p.m. this afternoon. And did we mention it’s happy hour through the whole event? — Lauren Keuning

World’s Largest Group Saké Bomb Attempt at Sushi Marquee
The sushi restaurant at The Star in Frisco wants you to help it set the unofficial world record for largest group saké bomb. The attempt will take place at 1 p.m. Registration starts at 11 a.m. The saké bombs are on the house and you can have as many as it takes until the attempt is complete. All other food is on you. — OM

Damien Jurado Listening Party at The Wild Detectives
Check out the tracks from Jurado’s 13th studio album, The Horizon Just Laughed, which is set to be released on May 4. Do not that Jurado will not be in attendance and RSVPs are preferred. — OM

All The Weeknd Everything at RBC
The All/Everything crew is dedicating this night to The Weeknd after he dropped My Sweet Melancholy, in which he appeared to throw some sadoy shade at local celeb Selena Gomez.– OM

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

Cover image via Gaten Matarazzo Facebook Page.

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