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For the third straight term, Cormorant, Minnesota has elected a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees named Duke to be its mayor.

What a popular pup!

But just because some town in Minnesota has gone to the dogs doesn’t mean your Thursday night in DFW has to. We’ve got a lot more going on around here than silly animal elections. — Cory Graves

Slipknot, Marilyn Manson at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Don’t these guys know it’s too hot to play an outdoor show in Texas in September while wearing masks? Aside from the out-of-their-minds headliners, Manson and Of Mice and Men also perform. — CG

Ten-Year Anniversary at The Libertine
Surviving on Libertine long before it was the cool thing to do, the Libertine is marking its 10th year in business with performances from ’90s country cover band Straight Tequila Night and local honky-tonk heroes the Boys Named Sue. Oh, and some of your favorite bartenders from back in the day are coming back to sling drinks for old time’s sake. — CG

Oh, Snap! Variety Show at The Whippersnapper
For the third time now, Central Track and The Whippersnapper are teaming up to present a new variety show concept where everything and anything goes. This month’s edition features a live power hour performance from 60 Minutes In Heaven, stand-up comedy from Aaron Aryanpur and Katy Evans, affordable prints from JackDaw Folk Art, a belly dancer and a few other random acts of entertainment. No cover. Drink specials all night. Let’s do this. — Pete Freedman

Valley of the Dolls at Texas Theatre
Valley of The Dolls (1967) is a tell-all story of the fantastic and depressing world behind the glitz and glamour of major stardom. Starring Barbara Perkins, Patty Duke and Sharon Tate, the film follows the lives of these three women and how they are chewed up and spit out by a monstrous show business. The film may be over-the-top melodramatic, but it is necessarily poignant. — Roberto Aguilar

North Texas State Fair and Rodeo at North Texas Fair Grounds
Flatland Cavalry, the Casey Donahew Band and something called a “bull blowout” are just some of the things you’ll find midway through the fair’s 2016 run. — CG

Thirsty Thursday at The Wild Detectives
The Wild Detectives is back with its quenching Thirsty Thursday, where three plays will be performed with its own set of drinking cues. The game aspect is unbeknownst to the actors, who will already be two drinks in by the time curtain rises. — Calvin Cashen

“Amuse-Bouche” at Gallery 76102
Get a taste — get it?! because hors d’œuvres, lol — of Gallery 76102’s inaugural season. DFW artists featured in this group show include Sheryl Anaya, Chuck & George, Erika Duque, Dannie Liebergot, Shelby Orr and Tiffany Wolf, who’ll be showcasing paintings, sculptures, photography and site-specific installations. — CG

Atomic Bitchwax at The Rail Club
The Atomic Bitchwax is an interesting name for a band and is sure to offend a few people. The music though, is a little less offensive as the band takes some pointers from ’60s psychedelia and prog rock. — H. Drew Blackburn

Ninkasi Last Band Standing: Chucho vs Nite at Three Links
This week’s lineup of the summer-long “battle of the bands” pits Chucho and Nite against one another for your amusement — and a chance to win a trip to visit Ninkasi’s brewery in Oregon. — CG

Dirty River Boys at Cambridge Room
El Paso hell-raisers the Dirty River Boys play upwards of 200 shows a year, so you can imagine how well-honed their brand of Americana is at this point. Buffalo Ruckus opens. — CG

SongSwamp at AllGood Cafe
To kick off its weekend of special 16th anniversary shows is this song swap, which features two members of Party Static (Laura Harrell and Billy Sandwiches) showing off their softer sides, and a stand-up comedian (Dave Little) showing off his other talents. — CG

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