How was your Independence Day? Did you come out of the hot dog- and fireworks-filled holiday weekend with all of your limbs intact? Do you find yourself nursing a pretty big holiday hangover today?
Something that might help with that last thing? Jeff Goldblum, star of the currently-in-the-works Independence Day sequel, finally joined the Facebook. And that digital book of faces instantaneously got a whole lot sexier.
And while we can't offer up the same level of online intrigue as one Dr. Ian Malcolm, per se, we can help spice up your post-holiday Monday plans all the same. — Cory Graves
Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci at Club Vinty
It's been a minute since Mr. Pookie rapped that Dallas was “bound to rise” on 1994's “Crook 4 Life.” And now, only like 16 years later, that's sort of coming true. Or starting to, anyway. And the scene's first big breakout stars are back to revel in that fact at tonight's reunion performance at Club Vinty, aka the club once known as Elm St. Bar. — CG
AGFA Secret Screening at Alamo Drafthouse
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
Shakespeare in the Bar Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream at Community Beer Co.
Of late, troupes of drunken actors with clever names like ShakesBEER and Shotspeare have been staging informal production's of the bard's work in watering holes all over the country. Sacrilige you say? Perhaps not so much. As this Wall Street Journal piece on the phenomenon points out, wine and ale were often consumed all day long in Shakespeare's day, meaning the original staging of Much Ado About Nothing was probably in front of a crowd of drunk folks, too. — CG
Dallas Zoo Wild Encounters at GeO-Deck
In a move that may or may not constitute animal abuse, the Dallas Zoo is bringing a mix of animals the likes of “porcupines to penguins” from their habitats, into vehicles and finally all the way up to the GeO-Deck, 470 feet up in Reunion Tower to be put on display and perhaps touched by your children at 11 in the morning. Perhaps it's a good idea, though we're sure it's not. — Evan Henry
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.