Start It Up With The Weeks At Club Dada, Look Alive, Stay Alive With Highly Suspect At The Bomb Factory And Celebrate 15 Years Of Opening Bell Coffee.

So a couple of days ago we published an update on everything bikes. You know, the ones that are pretty much everywhere you go and geez does anyone ever actually pick these things up?

Not to get off topic — actually, that is the topic. You see, what we learned this week is that there’s a misconception that the city of Dallas is basically sitting around not doing anything about this issue. But in fact, as you’re reading this, city workers are drafting up code changes and whatnot to better deal with the situation.

Among the mentioned specifics are things like charging bike share companies fees for the bikes the put out, adding penalties if bikes are not picked up and rearranged in time and where these bikes can be dropped off. We also learned that Dallas is now home to the largest rental bike fleet in the country. So yay us!

One development that is sure to be controversial is LimeBikes’ addition of motorized scooters and electric bikes, which as of now, are technically not allowed under city code. Of course, amendments to the code are also being drawn up, and what that means is that soon you’ll be able to ride those puppies to shows and stuff. That’s still a few weeks away, though, so for now, enjoy the regular bikes when you head out to the happenings listed below. — Obed Manuel

Friday

Beck at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The Grammy Award winning artist needs no introduction. Just know that he’s in town tonight, touring in support of his latest album, Colors. Don’t worry, though — he’ll definitely play the classics, too. — Gina Torres

The Vanity Affair at Curtain Club
St. Louis’ The Vanity Affair is is in town celebrating the release of its latest album. The band’s balance of three piece harmonies, groovy riffs and dynamic percussion creates a listening experience that is pure rock and roll joy. — GT

Rhymin’ N Stealin’ at Granada Theater
The Original Beastie Boys Tribute Band does it best than all the rest. And they fight the hardest for your right, you know, to party. ’90s cover band Poo Live Crew will open. — GT

Phutureprimitive at Three Links
Stressed out? Chill out with the psychill music of Phutureprimitive, as he helps you relax with down tempo beats, strong melodies and slowed down electronic music sounds. — GT

Highly Suspect at The Bomb Factory
Cape Cod trio Highly Suspect is back in Big D after the release of its 2016 sophomore album, The Boy Who Died Wolf. The Unlikely Candidates open. — GT

Mickey Avalon and Dirt Nasty at Canton Hall
Avalon’s upbringing unfortunately was a world of poverty and drugs,  but that all laid the foundation for his lyrical expression. Teaming up with  Dirt Nasty and a couple of others, they made up the Dyslexic Speedreaders. Tonight, though, it’s just Avalon and Nasty doing the thing. Whyte Noyze and Tyler Sloan open. — GT

Real Fetish at Panoptikon
Indulge your wildest fetishes and fantasies. Tonight will feature live demonstrations, fetish art, vendors, video and “interactive” displays. Dress to impress by wearing your best leather, vinyl, costume or whatever you’re feeling. It’s a judgement free zone,  so don’t be shy. — GT

Rob $tone at RBC
The San Diego rapper riding the hype wave since dropping his single “Chill Bill” and his mixtape Straight Bummin’. Now he’s heading out on his Stone Cold Tour and is in Dallas for his first ever headlining show.  So come through and get $toned. — GT

Don’t Hold The Wall at The Nines
Tonight is all about dancing and having fun. Oh, and sipping on $3 wells and domestics until 10 p.m. — OM

Harry Potter Trivia Show at Pocket Sandwich Theatre
Geek out over Harry Potter in a trivia show setting. This might not be Hogwarts, but you can still prove you’re the number one Harry Potter fan. You can win prizes if you participate or just tag along for the laughs. Tickets are $10 but are discounted $5 if you’re wearing HP gear. — GT

Led Zeppelin 2 at House of Blues
And she’s buying the stairway to tribute band heaven. — OM

Zeparella at Trees
They’re also building one. — OM

Toyota Music Revolution at Oak Point Park
Night one of this country fest will feature Gary P. Nunn, Two Tons of Steel, Whitney Rose, Ronnie Fauss, Austin Cunningham, Kevin Deal and Big Guss. Doors open at 4 p.m. — GT

Howie Day at Kessler Theater
Sure, he’s been arrested for locking a woman in his tour bus bathroom. But even the best fall down sometimes, right? Day’s hoping that, 10-plus years later, his fans will have forgotten all about that ugly incident. Meanwhile, others of us forgot he ever existed at all. — Jessica Petrocchi

Tinch Band at Deep Ellum Art Company
Starting at 8 p.m., local bands Tinch Band and Sudden Valley will ease into the night with samplings of blues, classic rock and roll, soul and indie rock. — OM

Brew-HaHa Comedy Comedy Series at Legal Draft Beer Company
Stand-up comedy fans and beer lovers rejoice. For just $20, you get a live comedy show, three craft brews, a commemorative glass and a mini tour of the brewery. Doors open at 6 p.m. — OM

Vodeo, Thieves of Sunrise, Washed Up Rookie at Main At South Side
Kick the weekend off with a triple threat night of rock and roll brought to you by three local bands who have one thing in mind: putting on a dope show for you and yours. Music starts at 8 p.m. — OM

National Tamale Day at Elm & Peak Cocina Y Bar
This is arguably the best deal in town today. For just $10, you can eat as many tamales as you can and you get some margaritas to go with them. Talk about celebrating national tamale day. — OM

National Tamale Day at Industry Alley Bar
Join the Casa Masa crew as they pop-up for this very special occasion. Eat ‘em there or take ‘em home. Either way, get you some tamales. — OM

Saturday

Kixchange at Deep Ellum Art Company
From 1-6 p.m you’ll be able to meet and mingle with other area sneakerheads. Bring some kicks that you’re cool with trading and maybe you’ll walk away with some fresh ones that you’ll treasure for a good while. Fifteen bucks gets you in. — OM

Clan of Xymox at Curtain Club
The goth rock/synth pop/electronic band from the Netherlands started out in the’80s and has since lost basically all of its original members with the exception of frontman Ronny Moorings. Even with all the lineup changes, Moorings and his new crew are still going strong and putting out new jams to keep all the band’s U.S. fans happy and dancing. Decoded Feedback and Curse Mackey open the show. — OM

The Weeks at Club Dada
If Kings of Leon stripped away the tendency to channel the U2 sound they picked up somewhere around their fourth LP, they’d probably sound an awful lot like fellow Nashvillians The Weeks. Almost unsettlingly so, really. It’s not that this is a bad thing, per se — those long forgotten early KoL discs were actually pretty decent — but we can’t imagine frontman Cyle Barnes putting up too much of a defense if one were to accuse him of intentionally mimicking Caleb Followill’s affected southern drawl. Caroline rose opens. — CG

Jessie Frye at Three Links
The Denton pop rock singer is perhaps more used to opening shows rather than headlining them. But with the release of various singles and 2014’s Obsidian, Frye’s star has risen and she’s racked up several regional music awards from several publications. And tonight she’s traveling down I-35 with Sudie for night of pop goodness at Three Links. Clover The Girl opens. — OM

The Women’s Empowerment Expo 2018 at Lancaster Grand Hall
Experts in Health, Education, Careers, Beauty, Wealth and Fashion will take the stage throughout the all-day event to speak to attendees about how to advance their careers and make the best decisions that will enable them not only to hold on to what they have but also get much more out of life. Best of all, the event is free. Can’t beat free. — OM

Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up at Hypnotic Donuts Denton
Get that sugar rush going in Li’l D and get some sweet Johnny Cupcakes gear while you’re at it. — OM

Martin House Brewing Five-Year Anniversary
Martin House Brewing will be celebrating five years of going strong from 12-5 p.m. The crew there will have more than 40 beers for attendees to sample and will host a few food trucks to soak up all the booze. The Roomsounds and Quaker City Night Hawks perform. — OM

March for Our Lives at Dallas City Hall
The march will start at City Hall and make a loop back by way of the Dallas Police Memorial and the convention center. Folks in Dallas will take the streets to call for gun control. Per the Facebook event page, there are about 12,000 people who are interested or going to the event, so expect large crowds. Stay safe out there, Big D. — OM

Toyota Music Revolution at Oak Point Park
Day two of this stacked country festival will feature Ryan Bingham, Margo Price, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Texas Gentleman, Buffalo Ruckus and Mitchell Ferguson. — OM

Deep Red at Texas Theatre
Following the screening of this 1975 Italian-language thriller about a musician and reporter who set out uncover who murdered a psychic medium, Starfruit, More Eaze, Ethereal and The Queer Show and GCDS will perform behind the screen. — OM

PBRs and Paints at Double Wide
Double Wide is kicking off this new series where you’re welcome to drink it up and do some painting — as long as it’s raunchy, of course. Double Wide wouldn’t have it any other way. Make the most of happy hour prices all class long. — OM

Locked & Loaded at Armoury D.E.
Hit up Armoury D.E. for free around 9 p.m. to enjoy a night of R&B, ambient and synthy goodness brought to you by IAMYU, Llora and Timothy Punkatronica. — OM

Saturday Morning Cartoons at BrainDead Brewing Company
Relive those childhood days when you didn’t have to worry about a damn thing on Saturday mornings and all you wanted to watch was some cartoons. Here’s a chance to reclaim a bit of that feeling, but with a boozy twist. For $15, you can choose from one of four cereals and pair it with one of the “beer milks” the BrainDead crew has brewed up for the occasion. The cartoons start streaming at 11 a.m. — OM

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical at Angelika Film Center
Experience the live-action, musical adaptation of the beloved Sailor Moon manga. Screening starts at 11 a.m. — OM

The Mad Hatter’s Ball at Deep Ellum Arts Company
Tonight is a celebration of all things Alice in Wonderland. Come dressed as your favorite Wonderland character and debate amongst yourselves if it was all actually inspired by one long acid trip. This event is family friendly, so maybe don’t discuss that acid trip with the kids. Expect live music and delightful food truck smells. — OM

Spring Gallery Night at Fort Works Art
Tonight marks the opening night for all three exhibitions that will be on display at Fort Works Art until May 5 2018. Two of the exhibitions explore cultural identity and the social forces that shape the lives of women. The third one is a series of abstract installations that detail the impact of pop culture on an artist’s small town upbringing. — OM

Spring Gallery Night After Party at FWBlackhouse
And after a night of talking art, party it up with Blue, The Misfit. and Ronnie Heart until 2 a.m. — OM

The Iron Maidens at Trees
This all-female Iron Maiden tribute band pays its respects at best it can: by rocking the hell out of Maiden’s classic tunes. — OM

Opening Bell Coffee 15th Anniversary Bash
The good folks over at Opening Bell are celebrating 15 years of being in business! And they’re celebrating in style by hosting Bach Norwood as he performs Frank Sinatra’s classic hits. Tickets to the shindig are $15. Everything on the menu will be discounted 15 percent. And what’s a birthday without cake? They’ll be giving out slices all day long. — OM

Sunday

Cigarettes After Sex at Granada Theater
The New York City-based dream pop band actually has its roots in Texas. Frontman Greg Gonzalez started the band in 2008 in the border town, but after finding no audience, he and the crew relocated to Brooklyn to record the band’s first singles. Now the band is one to watch as it captivates audiences around the country with its melodic and hauntingly beautiful tunes. — OM

Rosegarden Funeral Party at Double Wide
The local post-punk band really made our heads turn a few weeks ago with the release of its single “Blitzkrieg In Holland.” Lead singer Leah Lane is clearly years ahead of her time with a voice that’s powerful and soulful — something you wouldn’t expect from a singer who’s below the legal drinking age. Joining the band tonight will be Static Creatures and Dauzat St. Marie. — OM

The Cookout at Deep Ellum Art Company
The Dot Mob Fight Team cordially invites you to this all-day get together that will feature wrestling, live music by Blue, The Misfit. and plenty of food for all. — OM

Sorority Noise at Club Dada
Remo Drive and Sorority Noise is putting the fun back into emo music. The relatable song topics, energetic performances, and groovy instrumentals is what make these bands so fun to watch and listen to. Jelani Sei, from Hartford, Connecticut overlay its emo, alternative inspiration with spacey, future disco sounds. Providing a beautiful backdrop for its music, and help it stand out as a truly innovative band. — Jacob Besser

Vino Palooza Wine & Beer Festival at Ferris Wheelers
The traveling wine and music festival stops in town with Ryan Cabrera and Secondhand Serenade in town to provide live tunes. The fun kicks off at 1 p.m. and will feature various other performers, including American Idol contestant Caroline Kraddick. — OM

We Came As Romans at Trees
The ever-fluctuating metalcore band out of Troy, Michigan is in town touring in support of its newest album, Cold Like War, its first release with SharpTone Records. Also performing at The Plot In You, Oceans Ate Alaska, Currents, Tempting Fate and Threnody. — OM

Laugh Your MASS Off at MASS
Local funny person Brian Breckenridge hosts this free night of music and laughs. The lineup is secret, though, and you never know who’ll show up. — OM

Jacquees at House of Blues
The Georgia rapper may not be making the waves he’d like to be making, but he’s got a Cash Money Records contract and that’s definitely worth something. — OM

Sub-Sahara, War Party at Three Links
Just $5 gets you into this all-punk showcase presented by Dreamy Life Records. Drawer Devils opens the show. — OM

BrainDead Brewing Crawfish Boil
It’s that time again. The boil kicks off at 4 p.m. — OM

Sushimo Pop-Up at Bolsa Restaurant
From 8-10 p.m., Bolsa will host Sushimo Burrito’s pop-up while the crew serves up sushi burritos. And they’ve made it clear on Facebook that there will be a vegetarian option available. — OM

Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Mutts Canine Cantina
Just like baby puppies need photos with Santa Claus, they need photos with the Easter Bunny. Why? ‘Cause it’s cute as hell, dammit. — OM

Top Ten Records Zine Fest strong>
Enjoy a wide-ranging variety of zines and tunes from resident DJs Lily Taylor and Mutarrancho. – OM

Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Grandpa Joe is awesome and all, but he really should’ve gotten off his but and done some work — especially after putting on that sweet dance. — OM

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

Cover image via The Weeks Facebook Page.

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