Let Schoolboy Q Teach You A Little Something Tonight at The Door.

There are better things to do today than sit around on the couch, watching a poorly dubbed Cloverfield on Telemundo. You can get your music fan thing on over at the rap show at The Door, at the rock show in the cozy Common Table confines, at the dance party happening on the edge of Deep Ellum or at the cover band event taking place in Fair Park. Or you can get your charitable thing on over at today's F.O.E. pool party or at basketball star Dirk Nowitzki's charity baseball game up in Frisco. It's your call: Will today be about you or about you helping others?

SchoolBoy Q at The Door
SchoolBoy Q has a tumultuous back story, including arrests and gang involvement. Luckily for him (and us), he's found a less stressful career as a successful rapper signed to Interscope Records. Local hip-hop heroes A Dd+, Brain Gang Blue, Dustin Cavazos and -topic open this stacked bill.

V I S U A L U Z at theSpace
DJ battles are still a thing, and, to prove that, Track Meet and Hot Flash will face off tonight to provide an unforgettable evening. If that alone isn't enough for you, visual artists in attendance will be creating in-house installations. They ask that you wear white so that you can become part of a “human canvas.” Also? There's an open bar.

Summer Funtime Splash Party at FOE
Today's pool party is brought to you by Girls Rock Dallas, and it's an event that promises more than just lemonade and a few handful of chips. There'll be a live DJ, water balloons, hamburgers and hotdogs, and an air guitar contest — all in the name of teaching area girls how to throw up some devil horns..

Dirk Nowitzki Celebrity Heroes Baseball Game at Dr Pepper Park
Turns out Dirk Nowitzki, along with a bunch of other Mavs players including Delonte West, Jason Terry, Brian Cardinal and Mavs owner Mark Cuban, will be trying their hand at a baseball charity game today. It'll be interesting to see if their athleticism translates from basketball into other fields. Worst-case scenario, they'll suck in all sorts of funny ways.

Scott Lucas and the Married Men at Common Table
Scot Lucas, who you might know from the Chicago two-piece Local H, has found a band of Married Men to make music with. It's a big group of seven musicians, so that'll be interesting.

Throwback Festival at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Do you like classic rock and cover bands? That's pretty much all that this is. Fifteen cover bands tackling acts such as Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC and The Cure. With three stages, it's nostalgia at its finest.

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