Flip Your Weekend the Bird.

It has been a chaotic week, but few workplaces experienced as much chaos as the liquor store that got trashed by a peacock. It goes to show, some things can’t be planned for.

What can be planned, however, is your weekend. Resist chaos. Check out these events. Alex Copeland


The Bacon Brothers at Kessler Theater
Cut footloose with this music duo fronted by brothers Kevin and Michael Bacon of Hollywood fame is much more than just a side project, it’s a culmination of their lifelong passion of music. — Blake Lumley

Luck Dallas at Granada Theater
Until very recently, not much was known about what the Willie Nelson-branded affair would entail as it comes through to Dallas, but one bit of information is now out there: The Texas Gentlemen will continue their killer run and perform at the house band at the concert. No word yet on who’ll they’ll be backing, but you can get your tickets in advance for $28 right here, right now, if you’re feeling… wait for it… lucky. — Pete Freedman

William Clark Green at Billy Bob’s Texas
The creek may or may not rise when this Texas-based singer-songwriter brings his classic country sound to the World’s Largest Honky-Tonk. — BL

Jenny & The Mexicats at Three Links
Visiting from Mexico City, recent Taco Libre buzz band Jenny & The Mexicats are bringing their bilingual genre-bending sound to the Metroplex. Combining traditional jazz with rockabilly and flamenco sounds, they’ve crafted a sound completely their own. — BL

Metal Shop at Lava Cantina
Bust out the guy-liner and let your freak flag fly. This cover band is everything you miss about ’80s hair metal back for one night only. — BL

The Lonesome Heroes Live at Sundown at Granada
These Austin-based up-and-comers are bringing their “Cosmic Americana” vibes back to town. — BL

Little Guys Lifter: Beer Release Party at Dan’s Silverleaf
Help Denton’s Little Guys Movers celebrate their 25th anniversary! They’ve teamed up with Audacity Brew House to create a one of a kind beer available here only. — BL

Bell Biv DeVoe at Verizon Theatre
Touring to support their first album in 16 years, the New Edition offshoot is back to give you the ’90s nostalgia you’ve been missing out on. — BL

Tomar & The FC’s at The Rustic (Free)
Hailing from Austin, this soulful group plays a free Dallas gig on Friday.  — BL

Friday on the Green at Magnolia Green Park (Free)
Back for their 9th year, Friday on the Green features food and drinks from local vendors and performances from some of our favorite local bands. Come grab a Steel City Pop and rock out with the Vandoliers. — BL

Secret of Boris at The Dirty 30
It’s Halloween in June, so wear your favorite costume and enjoy performances from Caliber Theory, Paper Street and more. Easy Slider will be on hand to take care of all your food truck cravings. — BL

Siberian Traps (Album Release) at Shipping & Receiving
Come celebrate the Fort Worth based indie-rock band’s latest release, Indicator. Guest performances include Son of Stan, New Berlin and Programme. — BL

Back In Black at House of Blues
This Dallas-based AC/DC cover band has gained a huge following over the years. With lead singer Darren Caperna even being considered (and ultimately passed over for Axl Rose) as a replacement for Brian Johnson, they’re as close as you can get to the real thing. — BL

OCFF 2017: A Life in Waves After-Party w/ New Fumes and Dallas Acid at Texas Theatre
Celebrate the Oak Cliff Film Festival at the historic Texas Theatre and enjoy performances from New Fumes, Dallas Acid and Atop. Evan Henry of Dallas Distortion Music will be providing music and visuals between sets all night. — BL


Ben Bailey’s at Hyena’s (Dallas)
Cash Cab’s Ben Bailey takes the mic at Hyena’s Dallas. Sadly, he’s leaving the cab back in New York. — Pauline Esguerra

Quiet Riot 2017! at Lola’s Trailer Park
Lola’s Trailer Park kicks-off their  two-day benefit for the National Meningitis Association. It’s 24 acts performing in two days, double the fun. — PE

Ishi at Trees
Bust out your best moves party people, and feel the ‘70s vibes with Ishi’s funk soul. Join the crew with the Rich Girls and Boxer’s Brain and jam out to your favorite soul music. — PE

Jeff the Brotherhood at Club Dada
Grab a cold one and rock out with these two Nashville-native brothers at Club Dada. — PE

Soul Food Festival at Lynn Creek Park
Two of NOLA’s favorite things combined into one event: soul food and soul music. With performances from Cameo, Brick and El DeBarge, this festival is sure not one to miss. — PE

Taste of Dallas at Fair Park
DFW Pug Rescue hosts the 31st annual Taste of Dallas festival. It’s everything a giant cookout can offer: BBQ, Burgers and Brews. — PE

Joe Ely at Granada Theater
If you want an authentic Texas experience, Joe Ely got you hooked up. Joe has his own signature honky-tonk country flare. Trust us, he knows Texas. Join the ol’ fella as he celebrates his new release Panhandle Remember. — PE

Locked & Loaded: Alex Harris, R!U!O!K!, and Black Taffy at Armoury, D.E. (Free)
Three series of musical acts are shows you won’t regret going to. The best part is it’s free. — PE

Pool Daze at the Stoneleigh Hotel
DJ Blake Ward kicks off Pool Daze at the Le Meridien in the Stoneleigh Hotel. Every Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy  swimming, food, cocktails and inflatable animals. A Texas summer event can’t get any better than that. — PE

Wade Bowen at Billy Bob’s
Jam out with former member of West 84 as you break the inner Texan you probably never thought you had. — PE

Grey Space at Oak Cliff Cultural Center
The De Colores Collective team presents their new event “Grey Space” which features art, podcasts and an after party.  The theme for this event  immigration so get in touch with your inner abstractionist. — PE

Oak Cliff Film Festival Presents: Adan Jodorowsky at Texas Theatre
Tag along with the son of legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky as he performs live after the screening of Endless Poetry. — PE

The World Famous Tony Williams at Harvest House
Hear Tony Williams Kanye West-approved Volume II Essence of Pure Soul that encompasses all genres of blues, funk, rock and soul jazz. — PE

2017 Texas Taco, Tequila & Margarita Festival at Preservation Park
Bask in the Texas summer heat with Texas first annual Taco, Tequila, & Margarita Festival. Enjoy the best of the best authentic Mexican street tacos and a cold drink to top off your day. — PE

The Common Table’s 7th Anniversary Party
Celebrate the Common Table’s 7th birthday party with some of the best brew in town as well as live music from Taste of Herb and Cody Jasper. This isn’t no typical 7-year-old party, you can leave the party favors at home. — PE

SHARKing Lot Party 2017 at Toyota Stadium
Before Jimmy Buffett’s concert here on Sunday, the Parrot Heads will start enjoy this sea-themed event with a tailgate. After all, shark week is coming soon enough. — PE

Dallas Trocars 2017 Casket Races at Flag Pole Hill
Racing hasn’t died… technically. If you have always wanted to fulfill your “Little Rascal” dreams, you can. Except this time, they’ve upgraded the models. — PE

Knotty Night at The Nines
AcroCats presents this event with special guest, Roxy Vyxsin. You can enjoy them and a knotty night of fun. Bring out the dark side in you, my friend. — PE

Bob Schneider at the Kessler Theater
Enjoy this Austin-based musician and his magic on the acoustic guitar. Yes, like any Austin native, he does have a beard and tattoos. — PE

Brit Floyd at the Majestic Theatre
The world’s number one Pink Floyd tribute act is coming to Dallas. If you haven’t lived to see the days of Pink Floyd, Brit Floyd is the closest you can get to your inner psychedelic rock. — PE

Rosé Wine Walk on Henderson Avenue
Dallasites 101 celebrates National Rosé Day with the best Rosé Dallas has to offer. For just $15 you get an all access pass to Dallas biggest Rosé enthusiast festival. — PE


A Ghost Story at Texas Theatre
Fresh off his Academy Award for Best Actor, Casey Affleck stars as a white-sheeted ghost in this surreal examination of grief, love, loss and life in this indie flick, directed by local filmmaker David Lowery. — AC

Lez Play Dallas All Girl Rooftop Pool Party at Crowne Plaza Hotel
Ladies, it isn’t summer yet, but it’s starting to feel like it. Cool off and quench your thirst before you break at a sweat at this DJ-pool party-bar mash-up.  — AC

Three Links Garage Sale
It’s like a flea market, but the flea market has a happy hour.  — AC

Doyle (Misfits) at Trees
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, ex-Misfits guitarist and all-around legend, haunts the Trees with his eponymous horror punk band.  — AC

(Sandy), Alex G at Club Dada
The lo-fi indie songwriter and Frank Ocean collaborator tours his latest album, Rocket.  — AC

Elizabeth Cook at The Kessler Theater
Nashville-based singer brings sassy, dark-humored honky-tonk jams to Dallas.  — AC

Jimmy Buffett at Toyota Stadium
The creator of “Margaritaville” returns to the birthplace of the margarita to kick off another summer tour.  — AC

Tony Awards Watch Party at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
Sure, you could live Tweet from home like you do for every big awards show or — get this! — you could show off your snark and penchant insights in person.  — AC

Dallas Equality March for Unity and Pride at Resource Center
Pride Month is not just about parades and celebration, but demonstration as well. This candlelight march down Cedar Springs road to the Legacy of Love Monument in the heart of Dallas’ LGBT community is part of a nationwide demonstration a year after the Pulse Massacre.  — AC

Fort Worth Bartender Olympics at Thompson’s
Mixologists and barkeepers vie for the gold in blind tasting, trivia, relays and games of speed in this boozy take on the Olympic Games.  — AC

Whores. at Three Links
Whores., Wrong and Bummer ooze sludgy punk jams into the night.  — AC

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

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