The Super Bowl of sports entertainment has come and gone, but the wrestlers of the WWE themselves have not. They're sticking around one more night to tape an episode of Raw — albeit not in front of the record-breaking crowd over at the Death Star.
But aren't all sports intended to be entertaining? So why is it that only pro wrestling gets dubbed “sports entertainment?” Are we supposed to just ignore the fact that the Rangers are kicking off their 2016 campaign just across the parking lot from Jerry World? Or the fact that the Stars are gearing up for a playoff run and the Mavericks are making a post season push of their own?
That's ridiculous. Also, there's lots more goings on around these parts we shouldn't be ignoring either. Entertainment is everywhere. — Cory Graves
WWE Raw at American Airlines Center (Sold Out)
If last night's big, record-breaking WrestleMania event represents the sport's Super Bowl, then the following night's Raw is like the kickoff of the next season. Only, here, there's the interesting confluence of putting one last bow on the previous season's storylines and beginning the hype machine leading up to May's hardcore-themed Extreme Rules pay-per-view. It's also historically been one of the best shows put on by the WWE each year, not to mention the episode where many retirements have been announced and new careers begun. The event's already sold out, but you can always go watch good ol' JR record an episode of his Jim Ross and Friends podcast over at the House of Blues. — CG
Mumford & Sons at Gexa Energy Pavilion
This is a band for people that want to seem like they have a cultured taste in music, but won't actually go out of the way to listen to anything that's not played on the radio. — Paul Wedding
Opening Day at Globe Life Park
After one of the most insane playoffs exits in the history of the game, Cole Hamels and the rest of the Texas Rangers start the road to redemption against King Felix and division rival Seattle Mariners in today's season opener. — CG
Benoit Pioulard at Three Links
Benoit Pioulard is the French-sounding pseudonym of melancholic Seattle-by-way-of-Michigan ambient musician Thomas Meluch. Hooray for sad, droney noise. Opening, though, is SYMBOL, aka the ambient solo project from This Will Destroy You's Christopher King. — CG
Outward Bound Mixtape Sessions at RBC (Free)
Welcome back brotherly Dallas grindcore outfit Akkolyte, which is playing its first show in three years. The performance, fittingly enough, comes at the “out there” weekly hosted by the band's drummer Stefan Gonzalez. Gouge, SSTD and FILTH will join them. — CG
AGFA Secret Screening at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
Once a month Alamo Drafthouse will hold screenings of rare 35mm prints — everything from b-movies to classics. The thing is, you won't know what movie they'll be showing that night until the lights dim and the projectors start rolling. Good, bad, or otherwise, though, your tickets won't cost a thing. — CG