Put On Your Poker Face With Lady Gaga, Celebrate 13 Years Of Parade Of Flesh And Lace Up Your Running Shoes At The The BMW Dallas Marathon.

Presidential gestures have been a thing for a while. People get T-shirts and hats that declare their love for previous or current presidents and become walking campaigns for their heroes all the time.

Since the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, there have been more and more references to his presidency, in forms of both mockery and admiration. On either ends of the spectrum, the attention has undoubtedly increased. And not just in the U.S. either.

A man in Changhua, Taiwan has shaved the back of his head into a walking art-piece of the infamous Trump, complete with a bleached tuft above the shaved replica of the president’s face. Just see for yourself:

While you might not find this amount of dedication here in Dallas, you can find some really dope things to fill your weekend with. — Lauren Keuning


Lady Gaga at American Airlines Center
The musical persona of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta will be performing in the D after a year of major accomplishments. The singer/songwriter performed the 2017 Superbowl halftime show and headlined Coachella music festival, two coveted slots in front of millions of fans. She’s helping close out the year in Dallas in style while on her Joanne World Tour. — LK

The Buck Pets at Three Links
For its 30th anniversary, The Sound of Deep Ellum will be re-issued and released tonight. The Buck Pets are featured on the album and will be performing with Shallow Reign and Cottonmouth Texas. — LK

Legacy Fighting Alliance 8: Cutts vs. Willis at The Bomb Factory
The main event features Dallas local Evan Cutts versus an unseated Jaleel Willis. Before the main event, lightweights Damon Jackson and Thai Clark will duke it out. — LK

The Drums at Trees
Band founder Jonny Pierce has put his heart into The Drums’ newest album, Abysmal Thoughts, and will be leaving it all on the stage. — LK

Taylor Phelan at The Door
The Texas born and raised artist has built a name for himself in the music industry, primarily when he was frontman of the Chicago-based alternative band, The Canes. He now returns to the south, performing with Danielle Grubb and The Teddy’s. –– LK

Polystarra EP Release Show at Double Wide
Polystarra is releasing their newest EP and will be joined by Paper Saints. Head out and celebrate. — LK

BJ Stricker & The Kings Album Release Party at Deep Ellum Art Company
BJ Stricker and his band The Kings’ have a folk rock with a blues and jazz feel. The Dallas-based group is greatly influenced by Dave Matthews and has developed its own eclectic, melodious sound. — LK

Hal Ketchum at Kessler Theater
Ketchum’s newly released album sends fans back to the early years of his music career, holding true to the Oklahoma folk roots sounds he’s spent decades refining. — LK

Reckless Kelly at Granada Theater
The Austin-based country rock group thrives on the party scene of rock n’ roll, playing hard and chasing girls while crafting new material all the while. — LK

Dalton Domino at Sundown at Granada
Dalton Domino is southern rock, fast and energetic, with red dirt, Texas country and other meshes of southern sounds. The group is from Lubbock Texas and will be performing with Charlie Stout and Brandon Adams. — LK

Christmas Vacation Screening at Majestic Theatre
Join the Griswolds on their classic Christmas vacation. — LK

ETX Showcase at The Dirty 30
A number of groups from East Texas are coming to the D to show North Texas how East Texas does music. Among those perfoming are Lil Crama, Clover The Girl, St. Nylo and December Sun. — LK

Ride for Dime Texas 2017 at The Rail Club
Rock’D Vodka, Dean Guitars, Monster Energy and Affliction, as well as 97.1 The Eagle brings you Kyng with Silvertomb, Pumpjack, WhiskeyDick and 100 Proof Hatred in an evening of rock that benefits Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Foundation. Bring an unwrapped, unopened toy for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, too. — LK

Cut Chemist at It’ll Do Club
The LA-based hip hop, electronic artist will be joined by opener Jus Stone. Cut Chemist has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, been affiliated with several other groups and been booed by a crowd while opening for Shakira. — LK

It’s A Brave Combo Christmas Show at Dan’s Silverleaf
The two-time Grammy Award-winning band from Denton has been making music for more than 30 years. The band’s signature contemporary polka sound with jazz, tex-mex, surf rock fusion sound will be on full display with a Christmas twist. — LK

Holiday at Hogwarts at Viva’s
Jump on the train from platform 9 ¾ for the most magical holiday show this year. Put on by Her Sins Burlesque & Cabaret, the unique combination will leave you on the edge of your seat. — LK

Cinderblock’s Three-Year Anniversary Party
Cinderblock’s is celebrating three years of business with live music, local DJ sets, good beer and craft cocktails. There will be goody bags and swag up for grabs for those who arrive early. — LK

Downtown Wanderland Happy Hour at Unbranded
The pop-up store is hosting a happy hour with holiday themed activities such as a photo booth, Toys For Tots drive, a complimentary gift wrapping station and workshop, all while you enjoy specialty cocktails provided by Katy Trail Vodka and Crafthouse Cocktails. — LK

Pushed with Janet Gardner at The Curtain Club
Presented by Women/Girls Who Rock, the vixen Janet Gardner will be joined by Pushed, Sweet Chaos, Not Ur Girlfrenz and Weather King. –– LK

KSCS Country Fest at Verizon Theatre
Headlining the country music festival is Chris Young, Grammy-nominated artist riding the release of his fourth album release. Kane Brown and Tucker Beathard will also perform. — LK


Parade of Flesh 13th Anniversary at Club Dada
Parade of Flesh is 13 years of going strong in Dallas at Club Dada this weekend with bands like NOTHING & CEREMONY and True Widow & Razorbumps. — Kelly Benjamin

Skating Polly at Three Links
Inspired by female-driven acts such as Veruca Salt, The Breeders, L7, and Babes In Toyland, Skating Polly utilizes those influences and designed an aggressive yet melodic sound. — KB

Graceland Ninjaz at Trees
“The ultimate party band” is coming to Trees this weekend with its blend of of pop, rock and hip hop. There will be something for everyone’s musical tastes tonight.– KB

Dance Gavin Dance at Canton Hall
Get straight back into your sixth grade feelings with Dance Gavin Dance coming to Canton Hall this weekend. The post-hardcore/experimental band started in Sacramento, CA, stemming with multiple influences like Farewell Unknown and Ghost Runner on Third and Atherton. Johnny Craig and Sean O’Sullivan finally rounded out the group in 2005 and 2006, and the band has amounted to monumental success since then.With Polyphia, Icarus The Owl and Wolf & Bear.– KB

The Wrecks at The Prophet Bar
With influences stemming from bands ranging from Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, and The Pixies, LA-based band The Wrecks blends catchy choruses with quirky, young melodic tunes. Brick + Mortar and Moth Wings open. — KB

The Refuge Benefit Concert at Deep Ellum Art Company
Are you a huge blues fan? Well, this concert might just be for you. Deep Ellum Art Company is hosting a benefit concert with Josh Alan Friedman and Lucky Peterson for all your blues needs. There will be food trucks, a silent auction by Beauty in Poverty, and a raffle with exciting prizes. All the proceeds will be going towards the The Refuge Center for Women in Dallas. — KB

Holiday Cooking Class with Chad Houser and Graham Dodds at Granada Theater
Come learn to cook a dish or two with renowned Dallas chefs Chad Houser and Graham Dodds. Spend three hours with some of the most well known chefs in the area learning to cook their favorite holiday dishes just in time for the Christmas season. There will be a surprise guest, holiday music and tons of holiday cocktails. — KB

The Roomsounds at Sundown at Granada
The Roomsounds classic rock influenced band that focuses on big hooks and frenzied riffs though their musical style. Silas Nello opens. — KB

The Polyphonic Spree 15th Annual Holiday Extravaganza at Majestic Theatre
Come to the the 15th annual holiday extravaganza at Majestic Theatre! The eclectic musical group, The Polyphonic Spree, will also be hosting Toys For Tots and a canned food drive for the North Texas Food Bank. —KB

Zao at Dirty 30
Metal Band ZAO and Living Sacrifices will be playing with a slew of other bands, including Mona Borland, alias and Omission. — KB

The Neighbourhood at House of Blues
Just in time for that “Sweater Weather” (ughhhhh)! The Neighborhood comes back to Dallas for a show at the House of Blues this weekend. — KB

Shane Torres at Hyena’s Fort Worth
What the hell did Guy Fieri ever do? — Obed Manuel

Fun Button, Glaze, Rei Clone, and Teenage Sexx at BackYard On Bell
Fun night filled with four incredible bands. We are particularly obsessed with Austin trio, Glaze. It’s latest EP, Wasted Mind, is an alternative shoegaze dream. The boys have played San Marcos’ MR Fest countless times. It goes without saying that it’s always invited back to Dallas. — Marlene Núñez

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop at Unbranded
Want to learn how to make a seasonal wreath? Well, come out to the Unbranded and learn how to make a seasonal wreath adorned with berries, pine cones and Christmas greens. — Juan Betancourt

Classy Affair at Double Wide
Drawer Devils and Robot Maria will join Classy Affair at this all-out rock show where you’ll be able to sip on Lone Stars for $2.25. Can’t beat rock and roll and beer. — OM

The Boho Market at Dallas Farmers Market
Come out to Dallas Farmers Market and enjoy free music and games. Make sure to bring some cash through, as local vendors will be selling their handcrafted and vintage wares. — JB

Brunch on Broadway: Meet Me In St. Louis at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Brunch it up and catch a screening of the musical movie classic, Meet Me In St. Louis. A story of a teenage girl, Esther, who falls in love with a boy, John. However, Esther finds out that her family, are moving away from the city. Musical drama at its best. — JB

Rian Johnson’s Brick 35mm at Texas Theatre
Before directing Star Wars Episode VIII and Looper, Rian Johnson, broke the indie film scene with his hit movie, Brick, a film in which a teenage boy has to fight his way into the high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. — JB

BMW Dallas Marathon Weekend Series
Get stretching and head over to City Hall on either Saturday or Sunday. Saturday will feature both a 10K run and a 5K run. Sunday will be all about teamwork as teams of five will tackle a full marathon — 26.2 miles to be exact. — OM

King Bucks 10 Year Anniversary at Adair’s Saloon
Celebrating 10 years of country, boogie and rockabilly, the Dallas locals will be coming together for a reunion show. The group was named Best Country Band by the Dallas Observer in 2008 and is infamous for its collective debut at the Mesquite Rodeo. — LK

Programme, Isopod, Mirrorbox at Armoury D.E.
In a mind opening experience show, Locked & Loaded will be bringing in elite music geniuses both local and abroad for your discovery and viewing pleasure. This is a free event you won’t want to miss. — LK


Poptone at Trees
The two-piece group is a nostalgic blast-from-the-past performing seminal acts of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets accompanied by Diva Dompe. Geneva Jacuzzi opens. — LK

Twain with Jacob Metcalf at Double Wide
Twain, the three-piece group, will be accompanied by Jacob Metcalf and Claire Morales at the big sister trailer park favorite. Grab yourself a Yoo-Hoo Yee-Haw and enjoy the show. — LK

Local Honey’s Holiday Mix at Granada Theater
In her 11th appearance, East-Dallas local singer Kelly Brown will be dishing out all the holiday originals and some alt-pop, bluegrass pieces to spice up the night. The show is returning after a one year hiatus in 2016. — LK

Best You’ve Never Heard Showcase at Opening Bell Coffee
Emmeline will host the third annual music event at the downtown coffee shop. The event will be free to the public and kid friendly. — LK

Posada Dallas at Latino Cultural Center
The annual event celebrates Latin American tradition and is free to the public. There will be performances by matachines, Mariachi Sol Azteca and Rondalla Romantica de Dallas. — LK

Tamale & Beer Pairing Flight at LUCK at Trinity Groves
With four select beers from local NTX breweries and tamales provided by various local authentic Mexican restauratns, the carb-filled duo will get a fiesta going in your mouth. Tickets get you tamales and beers, but seating is first come, first serve. — LK

Tito’s Handmade Vodka 20th Anniversary at The Rustic
Everyone’s favorite Texas vodka is turning 20! Join the celebration with performances by Shakey Graves, Beau Bedford & Friends and Mitchell Ferguson. The drinks will be flowing! Patio opens at 4 p.m. — LK

Dead Words’ Festival of Tight at Three Links
The grunge group will be joined by Fat By The Gallon and The Holophonics, an East Coast moved Denton group that’s been performing since 2012 primarily in DFW. The sad Burleson kids of Friendship Bracelets will also be there. — LK

The Shining 35 mm at Texas Theatre
In a four-part Holiday series, Texas Theatre will be showing Eyes Wide Shut, Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life and, on Sunday the 10th, The Shining. — LK

Best F[r]iends at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Producer Greg Sestero will be conducting an advance preview screening of Best Friends Movie in conjunction to Room-A-Palooza. After the show, there will be a meet-and-greet after-party with Sestero himself. — LK

Badass Book Club at Butler Brothers Building
Come out and enjoy a book discussion with Badass Book Club. Make sure to read, 20 Something: 20 Everything, before the meetup. It’s going to be badass! — JB

All Texas Everything at RBC
The All / Everything party is back, and this time Texas style. The night will be dedicated to all things southern, with performances by LoneStar legends UGK, Geto Boys, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Dorrough and many more. — LK

Pet Pictures with Santa at Deep Ellum Brewing Company
DFW Pug Rescue Club is teaming up with Deep Ellum Brewing Company to bring you the perfect pet photo ops of the season. Bring your pup and get a photo with the Grinch for your family Christmas card. Donations are highly encouraged.– LK

Deck The Halls Christmas Pop-Up Coffee Shop at Method Coffee
Dallas will be experiencing the first ever coffee shop pop-up, hosted by Method Coffee and Common Desk. Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas edition hot beverages, elf quotes, and holiday magic. — LK

Photos with Santa Claus at Mercado Artesanal
The Bishop Arts located Mercado provides a unique, cultural experience for guests through art, sculpture and other forms of creative expression. Bring the kids to take a photo with Santa at no charge! — LK

Manchester United vs. Manchester City Watch Party at Henderson Tap House
The much anticipated Manchester Derby is one of the biggest games of the season. With Manchester City up eight points, the game will be pivotal in the title race as the Red Devils of Manchester United will attempt to take not only the bragging rights but also to slow down their crosstown rivals. And what better place to watch than the best sports bar on Henderson? — LK

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

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