Ham It Up With America's Funnyman.
Not to alarm you, but danger is lurking everywhere, man. Even in your pants!
Sure, those BVDs may appear harmless, but don't be fooled: They are most certainly deadly. In fact, just this week, an Oklahoma man met his demise at the hands of a deadly atomic wedgie.
Just something to keep in mind if you decide to leave the house tonight. Go out if you must, sure. But you better be damned certain to keep the back of your Underoos unexposed.
Neil Hamburger and Alvarius B at Sons of Hermann Hall
America's Funnyman will delight Dallas audiences tonight, one question-and-answer joke after another question-and-answer joke. Other than that, expect plenty of uncomfortable moments, self-loathing, uncomfortable throat clearing and gratuitous over-laughter at purposely awful material. And that, my friends, is what we call satire. Esoteric musician Alvarius B. opens. — Cory Graves
David Lowery Presents: Trouble Every Day at Texas Theatre
The French shock film owns a less-than-favorable Rotten Tomatoes rating, but perhaps that's to be expected: Director Claire Denis' tendencies toward sparse dialogue, slow pacing and nuance doesn't often rate well with fans of horror flicks. But that's too bad because the gratuitous bloodshed and cannibalism should be right up their alley. Tonight, Ain't Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery makes that case with a talk set to come immediately prior to screening. — CG
Royal Bangs, Bad Suns and Ice Eater at Dada
Royal Bangs' September-released fourth LP drops a lot of the band's earlier complex song structures, time signatures and otherwise math rock-influenced elements in favor of a more straight forward indie-rock approach. While there's the possibility this has something to do with the band's decision to employ The Black Keys' Patrick Carney as its producer on the new disc, saying as much probably discredits the band's own choices to evolve — or, more likely, to become more accessible to mainstream audiences. Whether you liked them better before, though, is totally your call. — CG
Tiffany at Vista Ridge Mall Food Court (Free)
It was in 1987 that a then-16-year-old Tiffany found breakthrough success — and a string of Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles — thanks in large part to that same year's “The Beautiful You: Celebrating The Good Life Shopping Mall Tour.” Now, 27 years later, the 42-year-old singer is trying to reignite her career with — you guessed it — another mall tour. But, hey, if a starring role in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid couldn't do it, then we don't what could. — CG
'80s Night at Hailey's
For years, DJ Yeahdef's weekly '80s and '90s nights nearly singlehandedly kept Hailey's Club in business. At least that's the way we remember it. Somewhere over the course of the past two years, though, the club lost its way — coincidentally, we should note, around the same time that they initially severed ties with the DJ. But we digress. Point is, thanks to the club's new ownership, Yeahdef has now re-launched what was once the hottest dance party in town. — CG
Rhombi Survivor Presents: Float at Kettle Art
In May of 2013, a client approached Dallas photographer Oh Jee Nam and asked him to help her show off her recent weight loss through his lens. But that subject left the 27-year-old Nam with the decision on how best to portray her transformation through his images. Pretty quickly, Nam came up with an idea: Inspired by the works of Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi, whose mid-air self-portraits have earned acclaim for giving off the appearance that the artist is floating through the world she lives in, Nam figured he could employ similar tactics to his subject — and, better yet, that he make her appear “weightless” in the process. That shoot turned out well, but, more than that, it turned Nam onto the idea of creating a whole series of portraits featuring Dallasites floating through their city. Before heading out to the opening of Nam's exhibition tonight, read our interview with the photographer right here. — Pete Freedman
Go Cowboys: A History of Public Execution at CentralTrak
Larissa Aharoni's latest book, Go Cowboys, is an examination of public executions throughout history and it was conceived during her stay at CentralTrak, the UT Dallas Artists Residency. Tonight, Aharoni returns to the Exposition Park spot to take part in a panel discussion on the death penalty. — CG
Lost Generation Presents: Cratediggers Edition at The Crown & Harp
This week's edition of Wanz Dover's Thursday night residency at the Lower Greenville dive is being advertised as the “Cratediggers Edition,” which references the obscure gems and outside-the-box gold that tonight's guests — DJ Rid and Gabriel Mendoza — boast in their vinyl collections. Show up with an open mind tonight and prepare to get schooled. — CG
Aries Spears at Addison Improv
Though Spears is best known for his television work as part of Showtime series The Underground and holding the title of MADtv's second-longest tenured cast member, the comedian is no stranger to the stand-up game, either. In fact, the 38-year-old Chicago native started receiving his first paying stand-up gigs when he was just 14. — CG
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