Let The Spirits Move You.
Influenced by the Back to the Future franchise, a company called Falyon Wearable Tech designed a self-drying jacket for rainy days. Thanks to some fans, which dry the jacket from the inside out, you'll never have to fear rainy days or wet clothes again.
Maybe it's a tad lesser achievement, but we've come with something, too. It's a list of all the stuff going on around Dallas tonight. It won't keep you dry, no, but it too will allow you to leave the house with confidence tonight.
Jim Florentine at Hyena's (Plano)
Before this year, longtime stand-up Jim Florentine was probably best known for voicing the Special Ed character on Comedy Central's puppet prank call program Crank Yankers. This year, though, he played a smalltown fart comic in an especially tragic episode of Louie and made a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, aka the funniest movie of 2015. Like all Thursday shows at Hyena's, this one is free to attend.
ATAMA Presents: “Powerful You Have Become”
Breaking news: There's a new Star Wars movie due out any time now. Crazy, right? Seems like people would be making a bigger deal about it. Anyway, a bunch of local artists don't want it to pass you by, and they've gone as far as to curate a little Star Wars-themed group art show to commemorate the event. This is the local art you are looking for.
Bric's Block Party at The Door
Bric has been a behind-the-scenes player in hip-hop for years. He's worked with the Dirty South Rydaz's Tum Tum and a handful of Taylor Gang artists, most notably Wiz Khalifa. Tonight, Bric brings his connects through his hometown for a lively show at the Door. That'll be Starlito, Smoke Dza, Chevy Woods — and don't count out a surprise or two either.
Chocolate and Art Show at Lofty Spaces
This art show features lots of delicious chocolate, live music, chocolate, art from 100 photographers and fashion designers, chocolate, nude body painting and — wait for it — chocolate. Yum.
Scrooged at Alamo Drafthouse
Bill Murray's 1988 classic Christmas comedy is a somewhat different take on Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Try to catch the cameos from Murray's three brothers as well as Miles Davis as you rewatch it this evening.
Laura Harrell, Taylor Young, Ward Richmond at AllGood Cafe
The Party Static frontwoman, half of The O's and the man they call The Warden will team up for a chicken-fried steak-filled, Texas size song swap. Mmm mmm good. — CG
Hell Texas Happy Hour at Single Wide
Hell Texas is a band led by onetime Reverend Horton Heat and Burden Brothers drummer Taz Bentley, who steps out from behind the kit to try his hand singing some good ol' fashioned Texas country. After a couple years of playing shows, the band released its debut album a couple weeks back. And in honor of that album, and its lead single, “Cold Beer,” Kirtland Records is giving away free beers and tacos for those that come to this little listening party early enough. Taz will DJ and probably play a few acoustic tunes later on in the night, too.
Eighth Anniversary at Capitol Pub
The buzzing Henderson Ave. bar celebrates eight years with drink specials galore. Aside from a special tapping of a cask of Franconia's Bordeaux Tripel Dunkel, there'll be $5 Tito's, Jameson and select beers. Fingerless Ghost also performs.
Pop-Up Exhibit: Preston Pannek's “Pieces of Me” at LAB ART
For one night only, musician-turned-pop artist, Preston Pannek, will showcase a body of 50 paintings — some grouped together to create one large piece — in his debut solo show. Then, tomorrow, it'll all be gone. Then again, musicians-turned-artists have been doing all sorts of cool things at this increasingly well thought of gallery of late.
Dallas Vegan Drinks December at Libertine Bar
The second Thursday of every month, Dallas Vegans meet at vegan-friendly local joints to discuss all the vegan goings on in the Metroplex. This is that Thursday.
Goodbye Twenty Fifteen at TBD
Here's a secret, underground pop-up happy hour/mixer for you. To get there, says the RSVP page, start at Good-Latimer and Elm, park at the Union Bakers Building, walk on “the same street as 7-Eleven” and look for a sign that says “Goodbye 2015.” Aside from live music, karaoke, boozing and elbow-rubbing, they'll be collecting winter blankets and coats for the homeless if you want to bring some of those, too.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.