Make 7 Up Yours With Godfrey.
If variety is the spice of life, then tonight's offerings are more like life's ghost chili. Meaning? Not only is there a lot going on tonight, but your options are quite varied, too.
Those in a sporty mood today can head out to Las Colinas and watch the best golfers in the world ply their trade. Then, when you've had your fill of bogeys and birdies, you can head over to Arlington for what looks to be the pitching confrontation of the still fairly young baseball season.
On the other hand, if it's music you're after, you can take a trip down memory lane with nostalgia acts like Toad the Wet Sprocket and/or guitar-god Yngwie Malmsteen. Or, if you're not really feeling that whole “Throwback Thursday” vibe, maybe you should head on over to the House of Blues to see a rapper who was only a year old when Toad the Wet Sprocket first hit it big.
Hell, even if vaguely famous comedians or charity fundraisers featuring NPR hosts are more your style, you're covered tonight.
How's that for variety? Stay spicy, Dallas.
Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
This is as good as a regular season game in May gets. What makes tonight's matchup so intense? Other than the fact that these are two of the top three teams in the American League, tonight's pitching matchup is simply outstanding. It just doesn't get much better than Yu Darvish going up against Tigers ace Justin Verlander.
Godfrey at the Arlington Improv
It's the “Make 7-Up Yours” guy! No, not that one. The other one.
Logic at House of Blues
The second stop of Maryland rapper Logic's current tour in support of his new Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever mixtape brings the young emcee to the House of Blues tonight. Kind of a bold title on that there mixtape, though. Right? Maybe. But the 22-year-old once said that the first hip-hop album he ever bought was The Roots' Do You Want More?!!!??!, so maybe he deserves some slack.
Yngwie Malmsteen at the Granada Theater
One of the most technically proficient guitarists around, this 49-year-old Swedish virtuoso can still shred. So the way we see it, you've got two options: You can either stay home and try to win the “Yngwie Malmsteen” award by hitting at least 1000 notes in a row on Guitar Hero II, or you can head out to the Granada and catch the real thing. The choice is yours.
Toad the Wet Sprocket at The Kessler (Sold Out)
The venerable California alt-rockers continue their comeback with a sold-out show at the Kessler tonight. Here's a fun fact about the band: Its name comes from a Monty Python sketch about a band with a name that, in the words of cast member Eric Idle, was “â€¦so silly that no one would ever use it, or dream it could ever be used.” So there's that. Anyway, though Toad the Wet Sprocket's name may be silly, the band has been going strong over two decades now since releasing its first platinum album. All we're saying is maybe you shouldn't laugh this listing off so quickly.
Dana Falconberry andJoey Kendall at Live Oak Music Hall
Austin-based orchestral-pop singer extraordinaire Dana Falconberry brings her distinctive voice to The Live Oak tonight to promote her new full-length Leelanau. She cites influences as diverse as the works of author Willa Cather and the Swedish horror film Let the Right One In for shaping her music, which should make for an interesting, and perhaps a bit offbeat, set tonight.
Round 1 of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the Four Seasons Resort and Club
This tournament provides the perfect opportunity to watch men in silly clothes chase a white ball around some of the greenest grass you'll ever see. Oh, and you get your day-drink on of course. See y'all in the party pavilion? That's where the real action's at, as everyone knows.
NPR's A Way With Words at the Lakewood Theater
The Lakewood Theater hosts a fundraiser tonight benefiting the Aberg Center for Literacy, which explains the $200 charge for the VIP-only meet-and-greet with show hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett that will be followed by a roundtable featuring Mayor Mike Rawlings, Dallas Morning News columnist Jacquielynn Floyd and The Ticket's Mike Rhyner. Don't feel bad if you can't afford a ticket to this. The good news here is that you have a built-in excuse for not going: It's already sold out.
THRWD Issue 3 Release Party at the Gin Mill
Help the crew behind one of the town's coolest new zines celebrate the release of their third issue with some help from rappers Dustin Cavazos and Jenny Robinson, plsu DJ Taylor Effin' Cleveland.