Everybody’s Working For The Three-Day Weekend.

Schlubs like you you and I may work for the weekend, but you know who doesn’t? Mark Zuckerberg, who gave the commencement address at Harvard yesterday — y’know, that legendary institution he dropped out of to found Facebook.

Ugh. Talk about irony, huh?

It’s all good, though. You’ve got free BBQ and all sorts of excuses for drinking beer to look forward to. If you don’t have plans, then feel free to peruse our carefully curated list of ongoings.


U2 at AT&T Stadium
The legendary Irish rockers stop in Dallas on the Joshua Tree 2017 tour to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the album’s release. – OM

Famous Monsters Convention at Sheraton Dallas Hotel & Convention Center
It’s not Halloween yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up and see some of the stars from your favorite horror cult classics. The convention runs through Sunday. – OM

The Halal Guys Greenville Avenue Grand Opening
If you show up early enough, you might win a month’s worth of food from Halal Guys. So good luck and we hope you love halal! – OM

Bash and Pop at Club Dada
Tommy Stinson visits Dallas with the band that gave his career life after The Replacements disbanded. American Werewolf Academy opens the show. – OM

The Sword & Zakk Sabbath at Gas Monkey Live
It’s a full night of metal as Austin-based The Sword comes to town with Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band led by Zakk Wylde. Wylde played alongside the Ozzman himself. – OM

Ghoultown at Trees
Ghoultown will perform with its usual spooky bravado. – OM

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary at Texas Theatre
Two showings of this in-depth documentary about the jazz legend. Freddie Jones will perform live between the two showtimes. – OM

Amsterdam Falafelshop One-Year Anniversary
Falafel and craft beer pints for $1? Can’t beat Falafel Friday. – OM

National Polka Festival at Ennis, TX
The National Polka Festival is celebrating 51 years of festivities. That’s a hell of a feat. The event runs through Sunday and will feature the usual foods, games and Saturday morning parade. – OM

Cory Morrow at Billy Bob’s Texas
The Texas country star kicks of Memorial Day weekend at Billy Bob’s with songs from his 2015 album, The Good Fight, and other hits. – OM

Black Stone Cherry at Granada Theater
Black Stone Cherry’s latest album (Kentucky) touches on issues of personal despair and life on the road, so maybe fans in Dallas will get a bit more of an emotional tone from the band this time around. Citizen Zero and Dark Avenue open the show. – OM

Self Reliance Expo at Irving Convention Center
Learn how to survive the impending dystopian future with homemade products and no electricity. – OM

A-Trak at Avenu
The Canadian DJ will be spinning jams into the wee hours of the morning. It’s Memorial Day weekend – go dance. – OM

SOLUNA – Van Zweden Conducts Elgar at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The ex-Dallas Symphony director will take a stab at directing “The Dream of Gerontius” alongside the 200-members of the symphony chorus. – OM

Capture the Crown at The Prophet Bar
Capture the Crown headlines this stop of the Social Suicide Tour 2017. My Enemies and I, Dayseeker and Kingdom of Giants also play. – OM

Dean & Deluca Invitational at Colonial Country Club
Time to bust out the Nike Golf polos. Local golf star Jordan Spieth is going for the W this year. – OM

The Outfit, TX presents Brand New Money House Party at the Dirty 30
Everyone’s favorite party-starters are linking up with Blue, The Misfit for this new party at this new venue. — PF


Reik at The Bomb Factory
It doesn’t really matter if you understand what Mexico’s Reik is singing in Spanish. It’s romantic as hell, so if you’re ready to swoon, it’s time to hit up The Bomb Factory. – OM

Lupe Fiasco at Granada Theater
Lupe Fiasco is apparently retired, but he’s still doing shows? We’re not sure how that works, but you can see him spit rhymes live at the Granada. Sam Lao opens. – OM

WAVVES at Gas Monkey Live
Dallas gets to hear the songs from You’re Welcome a week after it’s release. Dope! Kino Kimino opens the show. – OM

Twin Peaks Party at Taboo Lounge
Twin Peaks is back! Taboo Lounge is giving you a chance to indulge in the glory of what the internet can do when you demand something hard enough. – OM

Beardfest at The Dirty 30
Here’s your chance to show Dallas what your facial hair is made of. There are multiple categories to enter, including one for the sweet handlebar ‘stache you’re rocking. – OM

Max Stalling at Kessler Theater
Max Stalling got a late start in the music game, but he didn’t waste any time and look at him now. Special guests Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines will also feature. – OM

These Machines Are Winning (Album Release) at Double Wide
These Machines Are Winning’s latest ambitions are more thoroughly explained here. The short version is that this is much more than an album release. It’s more like a three-part album/graphic novel release. – OM

Locked&Loaded: Siamese, Wesley Jensen, Helium Queens at Armoury D.E.
Check out another set of killer local artists playing at the Armoury for free – as usual. Can’t beat free music shows. – OM

The Dan Band at House of Blues
The Dan Band is usually on screen for a just a few seconds at a time, but tonight they get the full spotlight at House of Blues. Watch as frontman Dan Finnerty sings vulgarities to the crowd. Fun times. – OM

Fishboy (Album Release) at Dan’s Silverleaf
The Denton pop-rock favorites are dropping a new album like it’s hot. Daniel Markham and the Birds of Night open the show. – OM

Fast Times at Ridgemont High at Texas Theatre
Watch as a young Sean Penn sticks it to the man, man. – OM

The Return of the Mountain Kid at Lola’s Saloon
There will be a blend of heavy riffs, soft melodies and all around rock ‘n’ roll at Lola’s Saloon on Saturday night. – OM

Sleepy Zukhoski at Sons of Hermann Hall
Sleepy Zuhoski’s full band will make its debut alongside Xuan and Stu Dicious. – OM

Daniel Markham at City Tavern
Denton singer-songwriter Daniel Markham continues his busy weekend at City Tavern. Sherilyn Segrest and Tony Ferraro also perform. – OM

Mother Tongues EP Release at Harvest House
The Denton band is releasing its first album at the intimate Harvest House. An art show will accompany the live tunes. – OM

Clint Black at Billy Bob’s Texas
Country fans had to wait 10 years before Clint Black released On Purpose in 2015. But it’ll only be a couple of hours of waiting (and dancing) when Billy Bob’s opens its doors before the country superstar takes the stage. – OM

Kikagaku Moyo at The Foundry (Free)
The Japanese rock duo stops at The Foundry FOR FREE while on its north American tour. Al Lover also performs. – OM

IQMuzic (Album Release) at Curtain Club
IQMuzic will be releasing a new album. Tyler Sloan, Whyte Noyze, High Note, King Chris, Eclipse and IAM also perform. – OM

SOLUNA – Chit Chat with Pia Camil at Dallas Contemporary
Experience and intimate talk with Mexican artist Pia Camil as she discusses her installation “Bara, Bara, Bara.” – OM


Parker Twomey’s Day Party (Album Release) at Spinster Records
The talented Booker T. Washington student is following up the release of Floating with a party at Spinster Records. David Porcheddu will play an acoustic set. – OM

Twilite Lounge’s 4th Anniversary
The chillest bar in Deep Ellum is celebrating another birthday — and with a stacked bill. Pleasant Grove, Nervous Curtains, Mind Spiders and Corner Suns perform. – OM

97.1 The Eagle’s BFD 2017 at Starplex Pavilion
It’s a ’90s all-star lineup with Papa Roach, Stone Sour and Three Days Grace all hitting the stage. Skillet, The Pretty Reckless, Fozzy, Starset and Dorothy also perform. – OM

7th Annual Margarita Meltdown at West End
It’s gonna be an all-day drinkfest in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Margs everywhere. – OM

Groove Boat Presents! Memorial Day Weekend Boat Party at Just For Fun
What better way to spend a Memorial Day weekend than partying on a boat? – OM

The Mountain Goats at Trees
The indie rock band is touring the country with a new slew of songs following the release of Goths earlier this month. – OM

5th Annual Pup Crawl at Cold Beer Company
Drink cold beer and bring the pups for a good time while raising money to help those pups waiting to find their forever families. – OM

7th Annual Brew-BQ at Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Live tunes, barbecue and Deep Ellum beer. So much win. VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission is still available. – OM

Gringopalooza IV at Three Links
The Beaumonts, The Hickoids, Loco Gringos and The Me-Thinks will play this year’s Gringopalooza. – OM

Memorial Day Sunday BBQ at Double Wide
There’s never enough barbecue on Memorial Day weekend, especially not when there are brews to be had. Have another burger. Don’t even worry about it. Did we mention that it’s FREE? – OM

Carmen Goldwaites “Texas Dames” at The Wild Detectives
As part of the ongiong “Women Galore” series, The Wild Detectives hosts Carmen Goldwaite, who writes about the strength of Texas women. – OM

Jerry Jeff Walker at Billy Bob’s Texas
The country legend goes on at 8 p.m. at the historic Billy Bob’s Texas. We hope you’re ready to do all the square dancing. – OM

Brewedfest – A Grand Slam for the Near Southside at Magnolia Green Park
Are you Team Coffee or Team Beer? It’s time to pick a side as teams go head to head in a game of whiffle ball to raise funds for the Hemphill Park expansion. – OM

Aqua: Borgeous at SiSu Uptown
The Florida DJ has landed major successes in EDM categories and now he’s bringing the beats to uptown. – OM

SOLUNA – Latino Connections Rhythms at Dallas City Performance Hall
Enjoy the compositions of South and Central American music composers. – OM


New Math Fest Memorial Day 2017 at Club Dada
This noon-till-close event looks crazy, with performances from Mark Farina, among others. Read all about it here. – PF

TWD Book Club: The Book of Joan at The Wild Detectives
The Wild Detectives Book Club tackles this novel about a heroine trying to save the world. – OM

Rakim at Gas Monkey Live
Honestly, if this show actually happens, we’ll be shocked. — PF

SOLUNA – Memorial Day Concert and Fireworks Display at Flag Pole Hill Park
The Dallas Symphony will play a free open-air show followed by a fireworks display. – OM

Thedeepcut at Guapo Skateboards
Bust an ollie on the way to live music from Mean Jolene, Loafers and PVC Street Gang. – OM

The Bombpops at Three Links
The California pop rock band plays Dallas on Memorial Day. Russian Girlfriends also performs. – OM

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

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