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One of the latest viral vids currently making the rounds is a clip of Kevin Bacon's dancing-around-the-abandoned-warehouse scene from Footloose in which the music has been totally removed. In its new context, the resulting clip makes Bacon's character look not like a good dancer, but a total insane person.

Context is everything, we suppose. Take, for instance, the following list of things going on around town tonight. Judging from the length of the list and quality of happenings alone, it'd be more than reasonable to believe it was a weekend day we were talking about. Alas, it's just another Thursday in North Texas. — Cory Graves

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Majestic Theatre
Back in March, several UK outlets reported that brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher had reached a “gentleman's agreement” to reform Britpop mega-band Oasis in 2016. We wouldn't necessarily place too much stock in the fact that the brothers will follow through with that plan, though, as their hatred for one another was cited as the biggest reason for the band's split in 2009. We also wouldn't count on any onstage fist fights or instruments being smashed either. A couple things you can rest assured of, though, is the fact that Noel definitely “won” the breakup, and his High Flying Birds outfit is certainly a bigger hit than Liam's Beady Eye project. The former will be be playing Downtown tonight. — CG

New Kids on the Block at American Airlines Center
Although Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC died in 2002, TLC has still been around, coming and going throughout the years. Most recently, the group announced in January of this year that it would be making a fifth and final album, which was to be funded with a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign far surpassed its goal of $150,000 with a total of $430,255 in raised funds. Of that, New Kids on the Block donated $10,000, which explains why they'll perform with TLC this Thursday. Nelly will also open for NKOTB, which we're also pretty excited about. — Carly Seitz

AT&T Patio Sessions at Sammons Park (Free)
Considering that this year's April showers have spilled well into May, this year's May/June flowers should be pretty out of control. Barring even more rain, tonight's free, outdoor concert will feature badass locals Valise and Gollay. If it does look like a sprinkling is coming, though, you might want to check here to see if the thing's still on before heading out, as last week's event wound up being cancelled. — CG

An Evening With Spiderweb Salon at J&J's Pizza (Free)
As opposed to the normally raucous punk shows that take place at this Denton pizzeria on any given night, the folks behind Spiderweb Salon have organized a night of poetry readings, spoken word pieces and the like, followed by a low key musical performance by Skagg Philips. Sounds like a nice change of pace. — CG

Dustin Diamond at Hyena's Dallas (Free)
Though in recent years he's proven to be the biggest scumbag of the Saved By The Bell cast members, part of us believes it's all partly a calculated effort to distance himself his dorky Screech persona. He may even be a decent standup comedian. We don't know. We couldn't be bothered to stop watching videos of the Bayside High glee club singing “Friends Forever” long enough to check into it. He's in town all weekend, but tonight's shows are the only free ones. — CG

Acid Mothers Temple at Three Links
Like they do seemingly every year on the way to or from Austin's Psych Fest Levitation festival, Japan's extremely noisy, very psychedelic Acid Mothers Temple roll through town tonight. Thank goodness for spillover. ST 37 opens. — CG

Finesse Mitchell at Arlington Improv
You may know Finesse Mitchell from his days on Saturday Night Live or his appearances on numerous other TV shows including Comedy Central Presents…, the Today Show and BET's Comic View. Or perhaps, you've seen him on the big screen in Mad Money or another movie, or maybe you've even read his book Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother's Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas. No matter where you do or don't know Mitchell from, there's no arguing he's a pretty accomplished guy. That said, we bet he'll finesse at least one laugh out of you if you see one of his upcoming performances at Arlington Improv this weekend. — CS

Dallas Got Next at Curtain Club
This event — which will feature live performances by Iras, Young Street, Raw Elementz, Skdaduf, JVN, Marlee, Black Pat and T.Y.E. — has not received mention on The Curtain Call's Facebook, Twitter or website. Looking at what everyone else is saying on Twitter, however, it appears that the event is indeed happening. — CS

Joe Pug at Dada
Joe Pug didn't always see his career as a performer being with music. In fact, he studied playwriting in college. But he dropped out from UNC-Chapel Hill somewhat abruptly — right before his senior year — and up and moved to Chicago to pursue dreams of being a musician. Lucky for him, things worked out. His country-folk sound has attracted a significant audience with over 22K fans on Facebook. Catch him live along with openers Andrew Combs and Ronnie Fauss this Thursday at Dada. — CS

Riff Raff at Rockin' Rodeo
You may not have $28K to blow on getting Riff Raff to accompany you to prom, but if you have $25, you can see him live at Denton's Rockin Rodeo this evening. And for only an additional $75, you buy yourself a VIP pass and hang with him backstage. Blue, The Misfit. and Elijah Heaps will open. — CS

BYOB Art History at Kettle Art
The “Myth America” exhibit's run at Kettle Art has been extended for one last week, ending this Saturday, May 16. And, in honor of its last week, Rockwall High School art teacher Justin Clumpner will give an art history lesson this Thursday. It's BYOB, so be sure to check it out and enjoy your beer while expanding your knowledge of the arts. — CS

Confab at Dallas City Performance Hall
If you love Dallas as much as we do, join the Dallas Parks Foundation today at Dallas City Performance Hall as they go in depth behind the plagues of outdoor life as well as the progress that is being made within the city, all in hopes to turn Dallas into the premier city that is has the potential to be. — Chrissi Chetwood

Howie Day at Kessler Theater
Sure, he's been arrested for locking a woman in his tour bus bathroom. But even the best fall down sometimes, right? Day's hoping that, 10-plus years later, his fans will have forgotten all about that ugly incident. To that end, only recently releasing his first new album in the past six years has gone a long way toward helping us forget he ever existed. — Jessica Petrocchi

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


















































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