Look Alive For Drake Night at the House of Blues, Jam With J. Cole, Migos And Young Thug At JMBLYA and Geek Out At Madness Games & Comics’ Star-Studded Free Comic Book Day.

With the popularity of streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, Blockbusters has had to shut down a lot of their storefronts. But one thing that those streaming services can’t offer you is a chance to witness the jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man. 

Recently Crowe auctioned off some memorabilia from his films over the years in a auction he dubbed ‘The Divorce Auction.” John Oliver of Last Week Tonight purchased the jockstrap along with a few other, less important items such as the vest worn by Crowe in Les Miserables and the hood from Robin Hood

Oliver sent this box of oddities to one of the last Blockbuster’s in Anchorage, Alaska. And now, in an effort that the management there hopes will bring in more people, the jockstrap has been put on display for those who are looking to be star struck by a piece of clothing that once cupped Crowe’s junk…or just want to rent some DVD’s.

If you want to see the holy jockstrap you will have to travel north, but you don’t need to go to Alaska to have some equally life altering experiences at some of the great shows and events happening this weekend, which are conveniently listed below. — Jacob Besser 


Swimming With Bears at Three Links
The indie band out of Austin has been on the rise since releasing its 2016 self-titled EP.  The band’s newest single “French Girls” is turning heads. Psychedelic, garage rock band The Cuckoos and synth pop duo Secrecies open the show. — JB

Mike Jones at Curtain Club
Who? — Obed Manuel

Marilyn Hanson Does Star Wars at Double Wide
The 90s-themed cover band, plays some of the best grunge, punk and pop hits everyone loves. Since it’s doing Star Wars, we’re guessing that means that means Star Wars themes a la punk rock(?). Marc Rebillet the local whimsical storyteller/master of the keys will perform one his fully improvised sets, that is sure to be full of great jokes and  bizarre sounds. If aren’t already sold on this being a good time then, “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”  —JB

May the Fourth at Perot Museum
This two-day celebration will feature all things Star Wars and is free with general admission. Learn about everything from life on other planets to hologram demonstrations. And May the Fourth be with you. — OM

Autograf at Trees
Grab your glow sticks and neon tank tops, because Autograf, Ramzoid, and Cofresi are sure to make you dance, fistbump and do whatever it is people do at EDM shows these days. Autograf’s high energy performance make them one of the most fun EDM acts to watch, because they don’t just stand behind a booth. They get out and dance with ya.

Dallas International Guitar Festival at The Bomb Factory, Canton Hall
If you have a passion for guitars, then you should make your way over to the Bomb Factory and Canton Hall for the three day Dallas International Guitar Festival. There will be tons of performers and guitar booths, get ready for a day of talking technique and gear with some fellow guitar nerds. —JB

Texas Frightmare Weekend at Hyatt Regency DFW
It is that time of the year to celebrate some of your favorites scary monsters and horror flicks. This year’s Frightmare Weekend features some of the biggest names in horror: Clive Barker, Ron Perlman, Doug Bradley with a few other Hellraiser characters, Matthew Lillard and many more. Get ready for guts, gore and a great time. —JB

Zen Showcase at Deep Ellum Art Company
Shlump is a DJ from California who is keeping the hard hitting, bass heavy, EDM scene alive. His use of industrial noise keeps his music interesting, and unlike the run of the mill DJ’s you have told your friends you like. The special guest of the evening ‘Um..’ has a unique sample driven sound that keeps the listener at the edge of their seat, constantly finding new and clever ways to manipulate sounds. —JB

Fiesta Tecaliso Mariachi at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
The Grammy Award-winning, Mariachi Los Camperos will perform alongside the Irving Symphony for a Pre-Cinco De Mayo concert that will showcase the mixture of two classic styles of music.

Las Arpias at Majestic Theatre
Some of Mexico’s biggest actresses will be together on stage for a production of Las Arpias, which translates to “The Harpies.” The show is a mix of comedy and suspense, and has received massive praise in Mexico. The show is now on tour in the USA, and Dallas gets a stop along the way. —JB

Echosmith at Granada Theater
Be like the “Cool Kids” of Brit pop trio Echosmith, a band that has dominated the airwaves with hits like “Bright” and “Future Me.” Jena Rose and The Score also perform. —JB

May the 4th Fest at House of Blues
Stick it to the high school bullies who made fun of your love of The Force and dress up in your most elaborate Star Wars costume. Spend the day geeking out with other Star Wars enthusiasts. Live 80 will be there covering some of the biggest hits from the decade. May the Fourth be with you. —JB

’90s Trivia Night at Pocket Sandwich Theatre
Do you long for the days of Dunk-a-roos, fanny packs and frosted tips? Well, your unwillingness to let go of the past — and your knowledge of that magical decade — will prove to be useful this Friday at the Pocket Sandwich Theater’s 90s trivia night. —JB

JMBLYA 2018 at Fair Park
Migos, J. Cole, Kevin Gates, Young Thug, Playboi Carti, Ski Mask Tha Slump God. Do you anymore reasons to go to JMBLYA? Sure, Cardi B may no longer be appearing, but this lineup is still stacked.

Sum 41 at South Side Ballroom
Pop-punk isn’t dead. Sum 41, Seaway and Super Whatevr are living proof. Lace up your Vans and restore your hair to its former glory with hair dye and mousse. It’s time rebel against your parents, teachers or your boss and indulge at this night of being unapologetically punk. —JB

Leon Bridges Album Release at Spinster Records
R&B and soul, singer songwriter, Leon Bridges is releasing a new album, so Spinster Records put together this little get-together to celebrate Funkytown’s finest. —JB

USA BMX Super Nationals at DeSoto BMX
Desoto’s covered BMX track has hosted many races over the year, but this is one of the biggest. Racers from all of the US will all be hitting Desoto’s dirt track this Friday through Sunday to claim the top spot in this year’s USA BMX Super Nationals. —JB

The Big Friday Show at Dallas Comedy House
The Big Friday Show — as usual — will be a night of interactive improv. Do show up with thick skin if you’re going to try and heckle because these folks will roast you with professional proficiency. —JB

Shakey Graves Listening Party at Good Records
Listen to Austin’s Shakey Graves’ fifth, full-length, studio album, drink some free beer and enter a contest to win tickets to the Americana singer’s June show at The Bomb Factory. — OM


Eleven Hundred Springs at Double Wide
Texas’ Eleven Hundred Springs, have been playing country music together since ’98, and have a timeless sound. If you got sorrows, heartbreak, or a need to get that radio country taste out of your ears, then Eleven Hundred Springs will be at Double Wide to ease your troubles. —JB

Texas Gentlemen, The Gritz and Medicine Man Revival at Granada Theater
Three of the best acts in town — one that dabbles in country and funk, one jazz and R&B, and one in gospel and hip-hop — join forces on a bill that, perhaps more than any other, encapsulates the Dallas sound. — PF

War Party, Sealio, Sub-Sahara, Steve Gnash at Three Links
Tonight’s showcase is a celebration of these local bands’ ability to continually pump out pure garage, punk and psychedelic rock. — OM

Black Stone Cherry at Trees
Black Stone Cherry’s brand of southern, hard rock laced that makes you wish you were just sitting back enjoying jams and drinking an ice cold Lone Star. Fortunately, you can do that tonight at the show.  Stareview and Waves of Chaos open. — OM

Brent Cobb & Them at Kessler Theater
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is keeping the spirit of outlaw country alive with groovy licks,  a bluesy attitude and keepin’ on with one show at a time. Bonnie Bishop and  Savannah Conley also perform. — JB

May Artists Market at Deep Ellum Art Company
Support local artists! — OM

So Far Gone: Drake Night at House of Blues
Dirty South Joe hosts this night celebrating Drizzy Drake in all his musical glory. You should stop by even if it just for “One Dance.” — JB

Kathleen Madigan at Majestic Theatre
Originally a waitress and a news reporter in St. Louis, Kathleen Madigan has making waves across the comedy scene with her topical brand of humor. If you’re needing laughs after a tough week, here’s your chance to get them.  — JB

Cinco De Mayo at Sundown at Granada
This Cinco de Mayo bash will feature homemade Flautas, $4 Modelos, and live music from Leroy Shakespeare & Mega Seeds, Sing Kumba  and Mystic Heights. — JB

Cinco De Mayo Tour De Brew at RED STAR Bicycle Shop
Complete a 10-mile round trip to four of Dallas’ best breweries and then scarf down some tacos! For $60 you get a bike rental, a sample pint of beer of your choosing at each brewery, a tour on the Strand Trail, Design District and the Continental Bridge. Top that off with some tacos from Tacos Mariachi. — JB

Bulls, All Clean at Main at South Side
Bulls and All Clean are two of Fort Worth’s most promising post-punk bands. Each has a unique sound that demonstrates how new groups are willing to push boundaries and challenge their audiences. Party Static is a noisey, abrasive punk band from Dallas that will scream in your face then give you a hug. Catch all these acts starting at 9 p.m. — JB

Wesley Jensen B-Day Bash at Armoury D.E.
Wesley Jensen is gearing up to have an amazing birthday party to which you are indeed invited. With Appearances by Austin Texas’ indie band Feverbones and Dallas post-punk group Aztec Death, it seems like the local singer-songwriter is giving us a gift instead of the other way around. — JB

Three Amigos Movie Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
Martin Short, Steve Martin and Chevy Chase play three silent movie actors that end up having to save a Mexican town from real life peril in the 1986 film Three Amigos . If you haven’t seen this classic or have kids that are old enough to appreciate a film of such high caliber, you have a chance to share it with them this weekend. — JB

Dallas Fest 2018 at Dallas West End
This FREE one-day event at Dallas West End will feature live music, breweries, artists and some booths featuring Dallas’ most beloved culinary artists. Local art, beer, music, food and free entry — do you have anything better going on? — JB

French Toast Funkshun at Off The Record
Pregame your night with the very cool  and local DJ MYKO FLDR as he spins funk, soul and R&B jams. — JB

Free Comic Book Day at Red Pegasus Comics
Red Pegasus Comics may be at it’s new location at 319 N. Bishop Avenue, but the store will still be participating in Free Comic Book Day. — JB

Cinco De Mayo at The Stoneleigh
Poolside Margaritas at the Stoneleigh, can you think of a better way to spend Cinco De Mayo? Party goes from noon until 8 p.m. — JB

Free Comic Book Day at Madness Games & Comics
If you were a kid during the ’90s and early 2000s, then you will recognize some of the people stopping by Madness Games and Comics today. You will have a chance to meet cast members from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. Steve Cardenas (Red Power Ranger), Karan Ashley (Yellow Power) Ranger, Walter Jones (original Black Power Ranger) and Johnny Yong Bosch (season three Black Power Ranger) will all. The event will also feature Veronica Taylor, voice of Ash Ketchum, April O’Neil, and Jim Cummings, the voice of Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh and many other famous characters. The store itself will obviously also be celebrating Free Comic Book Day, so even if you’re not down to pay for some photo ops, stop by for a free comic book. — JB

Metalachi at Gas Monkey Live
If you’ve ever wanted to hear classic metal tunes from the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Guns n’ Roses, Mötorhead and Slayer in mariachi style, then Metalachi has exactly what you need. — JB


Double Wide May Flea Market
Where else would you host a vintage, antique flea market than the big brother of Dallas’ trailer park Wides? Shop from local vendors with a frozen adult Yoo-Hoo from noon – 5 p.m. this afternoon. And did we mention it’s happy hour through the whole event? — Lauren Keuning

Mainland at Cambridge Room
Former Post-Punk band, Mainland has embraced its pop sensibilities and pushed its indie rock style into a well-rounded package that can be appreciated by all. Opening act Rad Horror plays a brand of post punk band that pulls from Brit-pop, emo and grunge that produces a melancholy sound. Both will put on a killer show at this stop of Mainland’s Villains 2018 Tour. — JB

Bidi Bidi Banda at Big Beat Dallas
The Selena tribute band had so much fun celebrating the late artist in Dallas last month that it just had to come back around to check out the newly minted Big Beat Dallas. — OM

Dirty Groovs at Prophet Bar
Dirty Groovz is a Dallas band that is all about jamming out and grooving hard. Also performing will be synth-pop/indie rock band Polystarra, electro pop-rock artist Digisaurus, experimental electro pop group Paper Saint. — JB

Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicides at Three Links
Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicides is a garage rock band from La Puente, California that sticks  to its punk roots by delivering music that is explosive and raw. Alt-rock out fit It Hurts to be Dead will open the show. — JB

Rita Moreno at Winspear Opera House
Rita Moreno was the first Latina to win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and a Tony. Her career was instrumental in paving the way for women of color and women in general to find success in Hollywood. Her countless, memorable performances and the impression she has left on music, film, and television will never be forgotten. This is your chance to see the national treasure talk about her life and struggles in the film industry. — JB

Crawfish Boil at BrainDead Brewing
Do you even crawfish, though, breh? — OM

Mini Food Truck Fest at East Side Social Club
What is better than food trucks and beer? Food trucks and beer for a cause! The Mini Food Truck fest will be donating 10 percent of booze sales and 10 percent of the food sales to the Denton County Veteran Coalition. Have a good time and do good for the community. — OM

Dog Tag Social at The Church
The first 200 paid guests get free dog tags and will be able to sip on $3 wells and domestic bottled beers bottled until 11 p.m. — JB

Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Do you miss the good ol’ days of the 16th century? The Scarborough Renaissance Fair will be offering full combat armoured jousts, a mermaid lagoon (not sure what that is but it sounds amazing), and 200 village shoppes all inside of a completely immersive experience. Also 20 tons of turkey legs, just in case you weren’t sold already. — JB

Laissez Faire Sundays at Shoals
Enjoy smooth jazz from La Pompe, specialty cocktails and some grub. — OM

Steam Rollin’ Deep Ellum at Deep Ellum Art Company
Deep Ellum Art Company is hosting the first North Texas Printmakers Guild steamroller event. Starting at 11 a.m. they will be printing on two by three foot relief blocks. If you have never seen printmaking in action it’s a pretty cool process. If you are a printmaking fanatic or don’t know what relief printing is, this is chance to see some North Texas artists in action. — JB

Mod Sun at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Minnesotan rapper MOD SUN, originally came from a hardcore punk background as a drummer. While playing Scary Kids Scaring Kids, he took the on the moniker MOD SUN and began rapping as the opening act for their shows. Now he raps full time and will be doing just that to close out the weekend — JB

Madeleine Peyroux at Kessler Theater
Georgia singer Madeleine Peyroux is known for her soothing vocals and classic jazz style Madeleine puts on an a serene show. She has the kind of voice that just seems to melt all your troubles away. — JB

Punk in Drublic Fest at Panther Island Pavilion
This fest named after the classic NOFX  Punk In Drublic will feature NOFX, Bad Religion, Mad Caddies, The Interrupters and many more classic punk performances. Enjoy tunes from some of the most influential punk bands and sip on tons of craft beer. — JB

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

Cover image via J. Cole Facebook Page.

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