Replace Scott Weiland with Chester Bennington and Stone Temple Pilots.

Given how popular Thursdays are, there's a greater than zero chance that you're already planning on hitting the town tonight. There's also a pretty good chance that, whether you end up at one of the baller options we've laid out below or you find yourself elsewhere, you'll probably enjoy at least one alcoholic beverage.

Good thing, then, that, in this day and age, that's a perfectly acceptable thing to do.

In fact, today is even the 80th anniversary of the Volstead Act's repeal, which restored the control of alcohol to the states and put an end to the Prohibition era for good, once again making that whole drunk-in-public thing a possibility.

Lucky us!

How the Edge Stole Christmas at Verizon Theatre
Though 102.1-FM The Edge's big Christmas event this year doesn't really boast the huge roster of big names that showed up for KISS-FM's show at American Airlines Center earlier this week, it does boast some interesting talents. For instance, the Stone Temple Pilots lineup that features Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington on vocals is the big headliner this year. Panic! At the Disco performs, too, though that band has also lost its share of founding members since its last big radio hit. Thirty Seconds to Mars, Blue October, Capital Cities and New Politics round this bill out. — Cory Graves

Lone Star Classic Dog Show at Dallas Market Hall
Each day of the Lone Star Classic is actually a different dog show put on by a different regional kennel club. So, technically, a dog could win Best In Show three times in a row at this thing. If it was a really good dog, I mean. The judging portion of this affair aside, wandering around and checking out the dogs waiting to be showed is always a good time. So, too, is talking to owners grooming their dogs. These things are always good for a pretty fun afternoon full of awesome, cute animals. And, really, you can't beat that. — Jeremy Hughes

Thunder From Down Under at House of Blues
Australia's primary Chippendales competitor takes its show on the road for this one. Stop snickering, fellas. No one's paying to see what you look like with your shirt off. — Stephen Young

Todd Glass at Addison Improv
Stand-up comedian, podcaster and auteur of all those “Todd Glass' Awful Prank Show” clips that have appeared on Tosh.0, Todd Glass will be performing sets at the Improv all weekend long. After traveling the country for 30-plus years, Glass' silly, often self-referential act took on slightly more importance when he came out as a homosexual during a special episode of Marc Maron's “WTF” podcast last year. But, since then, as Glass has been known to quip, the only thing that's really changed in his set is the gender of all his “my girlfriend” jokes. — CG

Billy Joe Shaver at Queen City Music Hall
The self-professed “wacko from Waco” never became the big name that his peers Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson or Kris Kristofferson did, but the songs he penned for them and others still became some of the biggest standards in '70s country music. Seriously: The largely Shaver-written album Honky Tonk Heroes helped carve out the outlaw image Waylon Jennings will forever be known for. — CG

LeAnn Rimes at Bass Hall
Seems as if this Garland-sprung country singer's love life draws more ink these days than her music does, but let's not forget: Rimes has still sold more than 37 million albums worldwide over the course of her career. And, given that she broke into the national scene as a 14-year-old, it's tough to remember, too, that she's just 31 years old now. So, hey, there's something to ponder tonight as she comes back to the region for a gig at this ever-impressive Fort Worth space. — Pete Freedman

Enter the Void at Texas Theatre
This trippy Tokyo nightclub-set “psychedelic melodrama” will screen at the theater tonight. More important, though, is the fact that the theater's owners will use the showing to mark the third anniversary of its reopening. — CG

Prohibition Night at Alamo Drafthouse
To mark the 80th anniversary of Prohibition's repeal, the Drafthouse will host a screening of the 2012 bootlegger drama Lawless, along with a talk from Matt Bondurant whose relatives inspired the book The Wettest County in the World, which, in turn, inspired the film. And, since it wouldn't be a true prohibition party if plenty of moonshine, speakeasy-style cocktails and distillers from Herman Marshall Whiskey weren't also going to be readily available, they will be. — CG

Y2K at Hailey's
Even throughout the many hot and cold periods that this club endured under its previous ownership, the attendance at Yeahdef's weekly decade-centric dance parties were just about the only thing that remained consistent. Now, with the club in new hands, Yeahdef makes his triumphant return, this time spinning the hits of the aughts. — CG

The Story So Far at Prophet Bar
California pop-punk quintet The Story So Far has twice as former members (four!) as it does LPs released (two!) since first forming in 2007. But that's only a portion of the story so far (sorry) on The Story So Far, as the group has also released a whole slew of EPs and splits in that time, too. Most recently, the band released a split with the California hardcore outfit Stick To Your Guns. Fittingly, Stick To Your Guns also appears on this bill. — PF

Repeal of Prohibition Party at Standard Pour
More than likely, just about every bar in town will be involving the 80th anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead Act in their promotions for tonight. The McKinney Avenue cocktail den have been celebrating its December 5th anniversary for years, though. And they'll do it up big tonight with Prohibition-era tunes courtesy of Ricki Derek and his trio. Fancy dress and reservations are both strongly encouraged. — CG

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.


















































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