Hang In There.

Following an incident during her class' Valentine's Day party, an elementary school teacher in Iowa was arrested for pounding a six pack in the middle of class. The bonehead move also cost the teacher her job.

Needless to say, there's more appropriate times and places to drink than when you're charged with the wellbeing of a couple dozen strangers' kids — like, say, for instance, tonight after the kids are in bed. Once they're down, though, there's lots of places to responsibly get your drink on. — Cory Graves

Pete Yorn at Kessler Theater (Sold Out)
Known for his groovy alt-rocker vibe, and his 2001 Musicforthemorningafter LP, singer-songwriter Pete Yorn will be in town doing his solo acoustic thing out in Oak Cliff this evening. Sure, it's been five years since he's released anything new, but this one's been long sold out all the same. — Lauren Rushing

The Dodos at Three Links
San Francisco indie duo The Dodos released its sixth LP last month, which is full of the same type of hyperactive rhythms and syncopated interplay that's helped the band build up a pretty healthy fan base over the past decade. Springtime Carnivore opens. — CG

David Cook at The Prophet Bar (Big Room)
Native Texan, David Cook, rose to fame after winning Season 7 of American Idol, a high he rode for a couple albums before being dropped by RCA a few years ago and throttled down his public appearances. He's since been picked by Idol-exec Simon Fuller's label, and has a new album in the works, hence the reason he's kicking off 2015 with a new tour. He'll been in The Prophet Bar's big room tonight, along with McAllister and Cameron Matthew Ray. — LR

Whiskey Folk Ramblers at The Prophet Bar (Small Room)
Alt-country outfit Whiskey Folk Ramblers headline an all-local bill in the Prophet Bar's small room that also includes sets from Bad Mountain and James & The Ultrasounds. Whiskey Folk, in particular, with its ramshackle, uptempo jams is good to dance to, and even better to drink to. — LR

Crate Dating at Off the Record
Find your next bf/gf at this unique singles event, which combines crate digging with some good ol' fashioned music snobbery while you discuss your selections with your potential fling. It beats swiping away on Tinder, for one, not to mention should provide more suitable matches, seeing as how you'll already have two things in common — your love of vinyl and hanging out in bars on weeknights. — CG

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys at AllGood Cafe
Now in their 27th year together, Big Sandy and his rockabilly revivalist backing band are so authentic, it's hard to pick their records from a bin of actual '60s albums. Thanks to their artwork, recording methods, songwriting, effects and costumes, they're one of the most authentic retro-influenced acts around. — CG

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: The Coathangers at Trees
The Coathangers are the prototypical tongue-in-cheek punk band. Been that way since the beginning, too, ever since the group got its start with a sort of joke performance at a party. But The Coathangers somehow managed to keep that momentum rolling. The band's released four albums since 2007, including last year's Suck My Shirt. And while the instrumentation has gotten a bit richer during that span — and, with it, the tone of the albums a bit more serious — the band is still as fun as its ever been. It makes their live shows hard to miss. Good thing, then, that if you RSVP here ahead of time, you can catch the band's next swing through town as part of Red Bull's monthly concert series for just $3. Nothing and Cutter open. — Mikel Galicia

Deep Ellum Wine Walk
Code for “get classy drunk and shop local,” the premise for this thing is quite simple: Purchase an official wine walk glass at 2646 Main St. for $5 and then fill 'er up for free at participating locations, such as The Akola Project, B4, Dallas Pin-Up, Dallas School of Burlesque, Deep Ellum Trading Company, Elluments, Epocha, Get Reel Goods, Kettle Art, Life of Riley, Lula B's, The Mozzarella Company, The Rag Parlor and The Upper Paw. — CG

Tommy Blaze at Hyena's Comedy Club (Fort Worth)
So no one told Tommy Blaze that his biggest claim to fame would be that he was on an episode of Friends — 20 years ago, for less than two minutes. Impressive, right? Not really. But who knows, maybe the guy will actually make you laugh. Either way, his Thursday show — the first of a three-night swing in town — won't cost you a dime. — Carly Seitz

The Blood of Jesus at Texas Theatre
Tomorrow night, the Texas Theatre will screen the newest Spike Lee joint, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, followed by a behind-the-screen hip-hop show featuring Buffalo Black — who has a song on that movie's soundtrack — among others. This isn't that. It's not a screening of the film Lee's newest joint is based on, either. For the record, that'd be 1973's Ganja & Hess. Rather, this is the Dallas-made race film, chronicalling the final destination of one woman's soul. Most notably, the film, was shot in 1941 by director Spencer Williams, one of the only African American directors working at that time. — CG

Cowboy Mouth at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
The 2011 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductees' current lineup boasts former members of pop-punkers Jimmie's Chicken Shack, southern rockers Dash Rip Rock and new wave/punk rockers Red Rockers. Not that it matters with a band like Cowboy Mouth, whose albums have always contained a pretty varied collection of country, alternative and straight ahead rock. For as hard as the band's recorded output has been to pin down over the years, most agree that their live shows are simply thrilling, high-energy displays. — CG

It Came From Dallas at Alamo Drafthouse
OK, so Dallas' film industry may not make the city “the next Hollywood” any time soon, but it does exist. Nevertheless, some pretty solid films have been shot here over the years just the same. And thanks to an increase in government funds allotted for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program, North Texas, and Texas as a whole, expects to see more jobs and prestigious work for its film industry. So get excited, and celebrate Dallas filmmaking and filmmakers at “It Came From Dallas — The Show with 9 Lives” on Thursday. The event will raise funds for both the Dallas Producers Association and the Texas Motion Picture Alliance. — CS

Fresh 45s at Crown and Harp
For quite some time now, Crown and Harp's regular third-Thursday, all-vinyl DJ affairs presented by Salt-N-Pepa's Spinderella and Too Fresh Productions' Joel Salazar have been widely considered one of Dallas' new must-attend affairs. Resident DJs Jay Clipp and JT Donaldson will also be there, as will special guest, DJ Spinna from New York. So expect a time, folks. Oh, and get there early, too. Why? Well, because this one is this sure to become a crowded affair. — Pete Freedman

Ronnie Heart at Tolbert's
Long a home for tribute acts — and one of the world's most famous chili recipes — Tolbert's, so says an employee at the Grapevine eatery, is looking to get into the original music game, on a monthly basis for now. Kicking things off is the always spectacular Ronnie Heart, along with Wonderboom and Grant Bloom. — CG

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