I Don't Care, It's Lyle Lovett.
According to a team of scientists at Washington University's School of Medicine in St Louis, one of the main differences between people who are fit and those who are obese may lay within the different populations of bacteria residing in their respective guts. Experiments performed on mice, they say, have proven that the microbes from obese people's digestive tracts did, in fact, promote weight gain in the animals.
While the university has yet to conduct any tests involving humans, they believe that the end America's obesity epidemic just may be to have obese people eat the poop — or more specifically the microbes found within the poop — of skinnier folks. True story.
Of course, there are other ways to stay fit that don't involve digesting a stranger's fecal matter. Y'know, like diet and exercise, and staying active. To that end, why don't you turn off the TVs for the night and check out one of the events below?
Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Band at Bass Performance Hall
Despite not having one of his singles chart since the '80s, the singer-songwriter has had at least four albums certified Gold by the RIAA. Tonight, he'll have his new acoustic group in tow, performing his songs like you've never heard them before. If all that weren't enough , just consider this: Lovett grew up in Klein, Texas, a town named after his great grandfather. It doesn't get much more Texan than that. — Cory Graves
Selections from the Tegge Circus Archives Collection at Irving Arts Center
Former circus performer Timothy Tegge has spent four decades amassing the definitive collection of circus artifacts, posters, costumes, advertisements and photographs, with some pieces dating back to the 1700s. Selections from the collection have been displayed all over the world, but for the next three weeks you can find them out in Irving. — CG
Cock at Kalita Humphreys Theater
The Uptown Players' special Pride Week Festival stagings end with a reading of Mike Bartlett's Cock, in which a gay man named John finds himself pulled in opposite directions by his ex-boyfriend and, surprisingly, a woman he's found himself falling in love with. — CG
Vinyl Tap at Double Wide
Kick it old school at Double Wide tonight, where you can buy, sell, swap, play and hear records and tapes with fellow music lovers. To top it off, DJ Mr. Rid will entertain vinyl enthusiasts with some beats of his own. So, if you have that special vinyl you've been searching for, maybe this is your chance to find it. If not, we have some tips for you here —Jessica Petrocchi.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.