Recently a hiker in California found himself stranded alone atop a 13,000 mountain with a broken leg and nothing to eat. Upon his eventual rescue, the hiker told the press that he survived his week-long ordeal by eating bugs and drinking melted snow.
Fortunately for the hiker everything turned out OK.
It really puts things in perspective, though, doesn't it? How much better will those fries and booze taste tonight when you realize they aren't dead crickets and dirty snow? How sweet will the sounds of hard rock or jazz music sound when you realize you're perched safely on a barstool, limbs fully intact? — Cory Graves
Lil Keke, Lil Flip at Elm Street Bar
Houston rapper Lil' Keke is a legend in his hometown thanks in big part to his work with DJ Screw as a teenager in the '90s. Fourteen albums later and the underground king is still looking for the same kind of recognition elsewhere as he does in the Lone Star State. Fellow Screwed Up Click associate Lil' Flip opens, because he can do dat. — CG
Black Pussy at Lola's
History is filled with rock 'n' roll urban legends that sound just plausible enough in the grand scheme of rock debauchery to not be written off right away. (We're looking at you, Rod Stewart.) One such tale claims that Mick Jagger initially intended the Rolling Stones' 1971 hit “Brown Sugar” to be called “Black Pussy,” which the label deemed too racy. Whether or not there's any truth to that tale, it's a pretty significant an indicator of how far our society has come — or regressed, depending on who you ask — that a band of '70s-influenced rockers from Portland can adopt the name without really turning too many heads in the process. Hard-rocking locals The Phuss and Mothership also perform. — CG
Vegan Breakfast Cooking Class at Spiral Diner
Spiral Dinner (Dallas and Fort Worth) has been offering cooking classes all year, but both locations only have a total of four different classes for the whole year. So far, two out of four have already ended, but it's not too late to get in on the action. Down at Oak Cliff, there will be a two hour vegan breakfast cooking class that starts at 7 p.m. You need to stop by the diner or call them in advance, ready to pay $40, in order to reserve a spot for the class. With that, you'll get personalized instruction on a handful of recipes and some ingredients to take home so you can put your new skills to the test. — Chris Escarfullery
Badass Jazz at Amsterdam Bar
While Monday is typically a slow night for most bars, it remains one of the Amsterdam's busiest. That much be credited to local sax wizard Shelly Carrol and his crop of old-school jazz cronies. Just because there's no cover charge doesn't mean this isn't the best jazz event in town. Don't believe us? Carrol proves as much on a weekly basis. —CG
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