Stay Away from Charli XCX.
Sports-related concussions are a big hot button topic right now, but one Colorado teen tells a different tale.
After suffering a series of concussions while playing lacrosse, sixth grader Lachlan Connors was told he'd never be able to play sports again. At the time, it was a huge blow to Connors, who had said his goal was to one day become a professional lacrosse player.
Miraculously, though, Connors soon discovered that he had some new abilities. For instance? The teen, who says he previous hadn't had a musical bone in his body, suddenly gained the ability to play a dozen instruments with relative ease.
While experts aren't exactly sure what the medical explanation is for this phenomenon, that's neither here nor there. The point is that it's never a bad idea to attempt to turn life's lemons into lemonade.
With that in mind, here's what's going on around town tonight. We recommended you make the most of it.
Charli XCX at Dada
Charli XCX is a staff favorite here at Central Track, and for good reason. She and frequent collaborator and tourmate Marina & the Diamonds are the acidic edge that bubblegum pop needs: Her smart, sardonic lyrics, intriguing arrangements and epic choruses show that thoughtful pop can still be a ton of fun. Need another reason to check out her first headlining gig in Dallas? She performs “I Love It,” which she wrote for Icona Pop, during her live shows. Check out our interview with Charli from last week right here. —Stephen Young
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor at NorthPark Center
Though most of us silly Americans have only jumped on board the bandwagon in these past couple of years, Doctor Who has been a sensation in England since the '60s. That immense catching up we're trying to pull off may explain the overabundance of recent Tardis-related, well, everything that we've been seeing around lately. Seriously: Who's marketing this stuff, Gene Simmons? Anyway, the series celebrated its 50th anniversary over the weekend and, tonight, theaters all over town will be simulcasting the show's special Day of the Doctor anniversary episode this evening. — Cory Graves
Anthony Green at Trees
Change into your favorite black t-shirt: The Circa Survive frontman is back and performing some of his solo material at this one! Tonight is the night for aggressively loud prog-rock, high-pitched voices and probably a feeling deep inside your gut that tells you that you should feel sad for some reason. — Chelsea Upton
Adult Night at Legoland Discovery Center
Usually, the powers that be require any adult wishing to check out this Lego wonderland to bring at least one kid — except for one day out of the month. Lucky for you, today is that one day. Go check out all the Legos you can handle at this adults-only event. Make sure and get your tickets from the link above, though, or else they'll be $7 more expensive at the door. — SY
Cover photo by Jesse Jenkins. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.