Go Big With The Dwarves.
So the entire planet loves Chris Pratt now, right?
If you need more convincing, watch this video of him confessing his love for Eminem, followed by flawlessly rapping “Forgot About Dre.”
It's pretty damn great.
You know what else is great? How much cool stuff is going on tonight around town. — Chase Whale
The Dwarves at Three Links
Since forming in Chicago in the mid-'80s, the Dwarves have been almost constantly terrorizing audiences with their insane live shows, their offensive lyrics and their nude on-stage antics. Time has done little to dampen any of these tendencies, either. To wit, at the band's last Three Links show, there were two all-out girl fights, someone was walking around the club bleeding profusely and one girl watched in horror as the contents of a purse were discarded across the stage. Oh, and the headliner cut their set short. Sounds like a fairly extraordinary night. Except, well, this was just another show from The Dwarves, really. Riverboat Gamblers and We Were Wolves and Plissken open. — Jeremy Hughes
Live and Let Die at Alamo Drafthouse
His name is Bond. James Bond. And you want to watch him fight his way through a world of gangsters, drug lords and voodoo in his 1973 gem starring Roger Moore, Live and Let Die. Tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse. — Chrissi Chetwood
The Future Funk Lounge at Sundown
Need a throwback moment? Kicking off their new weekly, DJs Mikey Rodge and Jumbii will spin a mix of future funk, electro soul, and glitch-hop while live guitarist Caleb Stanislaw adds to the noise. Like all of Sundown's music offerings, this one will be free. Take note, though, that they recently bumped up the start time of those offerings to 10 p.m. — Ashley Gongora
Candy Barr's Last Dance (Premiere) at Theatre Three
During the '50s Barr wasn't just one of the city's most famous strippers, she was one of the most notorious women in town, and lived the kind of colorful life that she remains one of Dallas' most legendary figures. She served a brief prison stint for shooting her second husband, and had relationships with gangster Mickey Cohen and Lee Harvey Oswald killer Jack Ruby. All of this would have made for a compelling play. Ronnie Claire Edwards (Corabeth Godsey on The Waltons), though, starts off her latest work on the day of Barr's funeral. This one runs through the end of the month. — Cory Graves
Wanda Jackson at Courtyard Theater of Plano
Ease your restless country heart with country music and the undying rock 'n' roll spirit of Wanda “The Queen of Rockabilly” Jackson. Any fan of rockabilly, Elvis exes or surly seniors is sure to be pleased. — Trace McCaslin
Felipe Esparza at Addison Improv
Last Comic Standing winner Felipe Esparza is coming to Addison and he wants you to come laugh with him. Despite his terrible grammar, he's pretty funny. Catch him through the 10th at the Improv. — CW
Chris Vognar's Screening Room: Stranger Than Paradise at Alamo Drafthouse
There are two things you should know about this event: Stranger Than Paradise is perhaps filmmaker Jim Jarmusch's most accomplished work, and Chris Vognar is perhaps Dallas' most prestigious and well-respected film critic. Put the two together, and you have one fine night of film entertainment. Stick around after the movie for a brief discussion with Vognar. — CW
Mickey Avalon at So & So's (Free)
It is perhaps Avalon's back story that makes the rapper so popular — even more so than his often satirical brand of pop-rap. Or maybe it is because of his back story that he has so many interesting things to say. Really, though, how could a teenager whose grandparents were holocaust survivors, parents were drug dealers and addicts, and who had previously prostituted himself to fund his own addictions not have a lifetime of material to draw from? — CG
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