Cut The Cake One Time With DJ Spinderella.
When Andrew Helmsworth thought he may be losing his job, he threw a little tantrum . Well, maybe little is an understatement. He ran through his Vancouver, Washington neighborhood, naked, chasing his father with a knife.
I guess that's one way of dealing with stress.
But that's not even the weirdest part. Once police surrounded his house, Helmsworth thought he'd smooth things over by playing the banjo to his gun-wielding audience. They were less than receptive, probably not his target crowd.
Luckily, none of tonight's entertainment options involve naked, knife-wielding dudes. More importantly, there's not a banjo one in the following list.
Fresh 45s Presents: Spinderella's Birthday Bash at Crown and Harp
Each month, Crown and Harp dedicates an all-vinyl DJ night celebrating hip-hop, soul, funk, boogie and a lot more. Tonight, they're also celebrating the event's monthly resident DJ Spinderella's birthday. Fellow residents Jay Clipp and JT Donaldson will be there, too, along with special guest DJ Scratch. Just get there early, because this one will hit capacity.
Mission Impossible Marathon at Alamo Drafthouse
Here's an impossible mission, should you choose to accept it: Can you sit through every Mission: Impossible movie? They're all going to be screened at Alamo's marathon, including the new one, Rogue Nation, playing last.
Decks in the Park at Klyde Warren Park (Free)
Dancing With The Stars isn't just a TV show. It's a real party at Klyde Warren Park! Well, in a sense. No celebrities on hand but, get your groove on under the stars with some local DJs spinning everything from the old classics of yesterday to electronic. Pack a picnic or check out the food trucks standing by with a few thousand of your neighbors.
The Third Man at Texas Thetatre
Jack White's favorite 1940s British film-noir The Third Man finds its way back to the big screen tonight. Considered one of the greatest films of all time, with Orson Welles, follows a writer in allied-occupied Vienna looking for his childhood friend who has offered him a job. Thing is, his friend has recently died in a suspicious accident so our writer is on a mission to figure out what happened. Figure out who the third man is tonight at Texas Theatre.
Barefoot at the Belmont (Sold Out)
Closing out the sixth season of Barefoot at the Belmont is Brooklyn native Tor Miller, who says his career was inspired by Elton John's greatest hits. Also performing is Plano native Holly Miranda with her “psychedelic fairy tail soul.” Like every show in this series all season long, it's been long sold out. Really, you've got to jump on this one earlier next year.
Electric Citizen at Dada
You could say Electric Citizen is sort of possessed by a British '60s psych-rock band, and they don't really seem to mind. Frontwoman Laura Dolan has such an enigmatic stage presence that travels throughout any room she's in. The band's debut album only came out a year ago but they've managed to acquire quite a following. Mondo Drag, Slow Season and Crypt Trip open.
Muscle Shoals at Granada Theater
Muscle Shoals is the documentary that tells the story of the town of the same name in Alabama that brought to light several familiar names in the music industry, including Percy Sledge, Alicia Keys and Etta James. Rick Hall started FAME Studios in the sleepy town, uniting black and white artists. Something that hadn't been done before. Another popular music doc, 20 Feet From Stardom screens immediately following. It's $3 to get in with $3 drink specials.
The Basement at Texas Theatre
Analogue junkies, this is your lucky day. Remember the Super 8 format? Well, Texas Theatre is exposing the lost cult film The Basement in all of its Super 8 glory tonight with the director of the flick and Film Photography Project founder Michael Raso in attendance. He'll be sharing stories of his experience shooting with the old format, which should be pretty interesting, considering a standard role of Super 8 film could only shoot film about two-and-a-half minutes at a time.
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