Get Down At Homegrown Fest At  Main Street Garden Park, Be Lazy With Skizzy Mars At House Of Blues And Celebrate Dallas’ Artistic Spirit At Array’s Showcase At Canton Hall And The Bomb Factory.

After all of Donald Trump’s efforts to dissemble the Affordable Healthcare Act, there is one policy of Barack Obama’s that Trump does support and in fact pushed over the line to take effect starting this past Monday.

Restaurants will now have to provide calorie counts on menus or packaging for food, meaning that not knowing will no longer be an excuse for all of the Taco Bell and other crap you might eat. While it sounds a bit like an intrusion, this could be the beginning of curbing our nation’s problem with obesity and related chronic health issues.

CNN reports that consumers who are mindful of their calorie intake will take in about 50 percent less calories than those who are unaware. While that may not seem like a lot, the long term effects of this bill could be the push Americans need to start caring about what we put in our bodies. Hope you enjoyed the sweet bliss of ignorance while it lasted.

So if you feel like going out with a bang this week before you start being a bit more health conscious next week, maybe check out these 18 great quesos around Dallas and then burn off some calories at the great concerts and events happening in DFW this weekend. — Jacob Besser


Jenny & The Mexicats at Three Links
Originally formed in 2008 in Spain, Jenny & The Mexicats play a blend of folk, jazz, cumbia and flamenco. The band’s fusion-style of music lends itself perfectly for the festival circuit, but tonight, Dallas gets a whole set all to itself. Yeah, Dallas. Get it. — JB

Squeezebox Bandits at Double Wide
Fort Worth, zydeco, country, blues band Squeezebox Bandits will be at Double Wide playing some tunes for you to get your  tboot-scoot and do-si-do on, y’all. Local country artist, Mike Randall will open. — JB

Mushroomhead at Trees
Put that lip-ring back in because nu-metal heavyweight Mushroomhead will be at Trees playing all your favorite metalhead bangers. Vyces, Gabriel & the Apocalypse, Ventana, Project Rogue and Rivethead also perform. — JB

Bilal at 2513 Main Street (formerly The Door)
The enigmatic neo-soul/R&B artist isn’t releasing new music and albums left and right every other day, but throughout the years, he’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in the game, including but not limited to the likes of local legend Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, Lupe Fiasco and many many more. If Bilal’s in town, it’s bound to be a musical celebration. — Obed Manuel

Matthew Mayfield at Prophet Bar
Alabama’s Matthew Mayfield has been rolling solo for about a decade now since his original act, Moses Mayfiield, was forced to disband after being dropped by its record label. Still, the Americana singer -songwriter kept doing his thing, writing songs and singing them straight from the heart. He’ll do just that tonight for his Dallas fans.. D and Chi, Hayden Stanford and Drew Cooper also perform. — OM

Party Thieves at Deep Ellum Art Company
New York City based, solo artist Party Thieves will get the party  — and everyone’s adrenaline levels — gong with his heavy bass-driven EDM beats. — JB

Dr. Dog at Granada Theater
You don’t get to be one of the most talked about indie outfits of the past decade without putting out some fantastic songs. Dr. Dog will be at the Granada Theater. American blues artist Son Little opens. — JB

Babymetal at House of Blues
The kawaii-metal band has been turning heads in the States ever since their appearance on the Stephen Colbert Show and now tonight’s show is well and sold out with tickets being resold for a hefty price.  — JB

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami at Texas Theatre
The long awaited, Grace Jones Documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, tells the story of the model and singer while crafting a more rounded out portrait with intimate footage. Screening starts at 9 p.m. — JB

Lynyrd Skynyrd at Dos Equis Pavilion
This is literally your last chance to hear “Freebird” in Dallas as played by the band that originally recorded that classic jam. Bad Company, Jamey Johnson and Outlaws. — JB

Red Wanting Blue at Cambridge Room
Indie Americana outfit Red Wanting Blue stops at Cambridge Room fresh off the release of last month’s The Wanting, the band’s first studio album since 2004’s Little America. Gospel revivalist soul singer Liz Brasher opens. — JB

BBCUE at The Nines
Enjoy a fooftop cookout and disco and throwback hip hop jams played by Yung Wave all night. — JB

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at RBC
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’s members are like decade-old relics. They’re a pop punk band from the mid-2000s that sound just like that. If you want to relive the edgy days of middle school/early high school, here ya go. — Paul Wedding

Little Pink House at Magnolia Theatre
Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn star in the movie Little Pink House, based on the true story of a woman’s fight against a big corporation who are trying to bulldoze her blue-collar neighborhood. — JB

Midnight Madness: Serial Mom at Inwood Theatre
Enjoy a midnight screening of John Waters’ cult classic… — JB

Moana at Dallas Farmers Market
The Discover Downtown Dallas Movie Series, invites your to this free showing of Disney’s Moana. Movie starts at 8 p.m. — JB

Boy Band Video Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
If you have a love for boys who wear similar outfits and sing and dance in unison, then you should head over to the Cedars Alamo Drafthouse for a night of dancing along to some of the best boy band cuts from the 80’s,90’s, and the 00’s, including such classic artists as The Backstreet Boys, New Kids On the Block, Boyz II Men, NSYNC and One Direction. — JB


Array at The Bomb Factory
SOLUNA International Music & Arts is presenting Array, a festival that pairs acts such as Big Gigantic, Jacob Banks, Nas, and pairs them with Dallas music groups including: Dallas Mavericks Drumline, BTWHSPVA Gospel Choir, Dallas Symphony, Dallas Neoclassical Ballet and more! It is gonna be a unforgettable night of Dallas artists and amazing performances. — JB

Array Art Installations at Canton Hall
Meanwhile next door, six of Dallas’ most creative artists will present brand new art installations inspired by STEM that will test all of your senses with various  light and touch based works. This portion of Array is free. — OM

EDM Rehab at The Parker’s Plantation
What do 16 DJs, numerous Go-Go Dancers, fire and hoops performers, a tattoo shop and great food trucks all have in common? They’ll all be at this EDM bash in Denton. Grab your glow sticks and prepare yourself for the healing power of EDM. — JB

Peter Bradley Adams at Three Links
Folk pop singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams stops at Three Links to play his Americana tunes while touring in support of his sixth solo album, A Face Like Mine. — JB

Black Cassettes at Three Links
Pulling from hard rock, blues and punk, Black Cassettes has something for folks who love rock and roll’s wide spectrum. Houston’s post-punk band, Giant Kitty, Tempe and Black Habits. — JB

Seres at Double Wide
New-wave/synth punk band Seres will be serving up the moody tunesat Double Wide. Dallas synth duo Little Beards and Austin’s Memory Keepers will open. — JB

Prophets & Outlaws at Kessler Theater
With Ronnie Fauss

Skizzy Mars at House of Blues
New York’s Skizzy Mars may still be in the early years of his career, but with a number of hits already under his belt, the sky is indeed the limit for this rising star. Sketch comic Oliver Tree is will warm up the crowd. Do note this trademark chili-bowl haircut. — JB

Lone Star Bark at Lone Star Park
Dollar hot dogs, vendor booths, an adoption center, dog races and much more! Bring your dog and enjoy a day out with man’s best friend. — JB

Josh T. Pearson Album Release at Andy’s
This very Denton affair will feature singer-songwriter Josh T. Pearson, previously known for his work with indie music, cult favorite Lift To Experience celebrating the release of his album. Dallas’ Motorcade and Denton’s Claire Morales will also perform. — JB

Homegrown Fest at Main Street Garden Park
Despite some uncertainty, the fest is on! And the lineup is stacked. Performing will be Alvvays, Roky Erickson, Explosions in the Sky, Ume, Sad Cops, {DARYL}, Vodi, Duell, Medicine Man Revival, The Black Angels and Acid Carousel. — JB

Salsa and Bachata on the Bridge at Contintental Pedestrian Bridge
You know how you love salsa dancing, but wish it was on the Continental Pedestrian Bridge with a lot of people? Well your dream is finally coming true. On Saturday from 4-7 p.m. you have an opportunity to dance  salsa and bachata until you just can’t anymore or it’s 7 p.m.  — whichever comes first. — JB

Deep Ellum Social 2018
Get weird with the funny, yet equally brutal band, Pyshcostick, the tear-jerking ballads of Whiskeydick, Eyes Set to Kill, Light the Fire and many more. — JB

Deorro at Stereo Live Dallas
He began playing local shows at the age of 14 and by the age of 17 he was producing his own tracks. Last year he released his debut album, Good Evening, containing a set of 26 songs. During his career he has collaborated with other talents such as Steve Aoki, Diplo and Elvis Crespo. Tonight, this Latinx DJ is breaking it down at Stereo Live Dallas — that’s a promise. — Marlene Nuñez

Weezing at Granada Theater
The Weezer Tribute band will be playing all the hits from Pinkerton to Make Believe and even Raditude. Joining it will be Hootie and The Gin Sprockets and Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band Pepper Theft. — OM

DJ Green Lantern at BrainDead Brewing
DJ Green Lantern is best known for his work with Eminem and his remixes of classic old-school hip hop tracks. He will be performing a DJ Set at BrainDead Brewing along with Marc Rebillet.

Brandon Boyd (of Incubus): OptiMystic at Samuel Lynne Galleries
Following the success of Incubus, frontman Brandon Boyd’s work as a visual artist has been slowly building up a reputation of its own. He is premiering his newest exhibition, OptiMystic, here in Dallas, and yes, Boyd will be in attendance at the opening reception. — JB

TUPPS Brewery Three-Year Anniversary
A $25 ticket gets you general admission to this throwdown where the TUPPS staff will have 20 beers on tap, three of which will be new releases. — OM

Slobberbone 25-Year Anniversary at Dan’s Silverleaf
Celebrate 25 years of one of Denton’s hardest rocking bands going strong. Dim Locators opens. — OM

Saturday Night Fever: Texas Turn Up With Lil Keke at The Nines
This bangin’ rooftop party kicks off at 9 p.m. and will feature Screwed Up Click member Lil Keke doing his thing and teaching everybody that you just “Don’t Mess Wit Texas.” — OM


Pink Mexico at Three Links
Brooklyn-based, garage rock band Pink Mexico will be at Three Links along putting on a punk clinic with local punk bands Loafers and Teenage Sexx. — JB

Dead Winter Carpenters at Big Beat Dallas
Here’s your chance to enjoy a free show from five piece, alt-country band Dead Winter Carpenters and to check out the new Big Beat Dallas. — JB

Tyrone Wells at Kessler Theater
Singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells stops at the Kessler Theater while on his Days We Will Remember Tour. Nashville folk singer Gabe Dixon will open. — JB

Whose Live Anyway? at Majestic Theatre
Ryan Stiles, Drew Carey, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray will be putting on a live improv show in the style of ’90s hit Whose Line Is It Anyway? — OM

Second Annual Dog Film Festival at Texas Theatre
Dogs are good. Movies are good. Dogs in movies is the best. That’s why Texas Theatre is hosting this second annual Dog Film Festival, celebrating man’s best friend and their appearances on the silver screen. — JB

Mother’s Day Brunch at Mudhen Meat & Greens
If you are a human you have a mother or some kind of maternal figure in your life, who has helped become the the person you are today, take some time to thank them and treat them to a dope farm-to-table experience at Mudhen Meat & Greens. — JB

Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville at Strauss Square
Kid Koala will be Strauss Square with Dr. Jester, Adira Amram & the Experience, three turntables, dancers and puppeteers! It’s gonna be a great night of music, dancing and puppets. — JB

Trivia Night With Geeks Who Drink at Four Corners Brewing
Four Corners is hosting their weekly Trivia Night With Geeks Who Drink. Dust off you pop-culture and world news knowledge for a fun night of trivia and booze. — JB

The Lighthouse and The Whaler at Cambridge Room
The Cleveland-based, Moby Dick-referencing, literary-minded indie-rock outift The Lighthouse & The Whaler drops by Dallas tonight. Vita and the Woolf opens. — Cory Graves

Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang at Verizon Theatre
Buddy Long is a blues guitarist who paved the way for greats like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Tonight’s a chance to pay him homage. Jonny Lang will join Guy as they show off their blues chops and amazing guitar work. — Gina Torres

Soul Sundays at High & Tight Barbershop
The best way to spend a Sunday night is jamming out to some groovy soul tunes. — GT

Critical Lass May at Transit Bicycle Co.
Here’s the plan: meet at Transit Bicycle Co. at 8 a.m. and ride to the Continental Avenue Bridge. From there, three groups will form to better suit everyone’s preferred mileage or pace. Don’t forget your helmet! — OM

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Mother’s Day Brunch at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Treat your mom to a great film for Mother’s day. She has done a lot for you, the least you could do is sit through a 75-minute movie and eat some brunch with her. — GT

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

Cover image via Skizzy Mars Facebook Page.

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