Folk Around with Delta Rae.
On this date in 1934, notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot down in a blaze of bullets in rural Louisiana. And, in the days following their deaths, their bodies were transported here to Dallas, where their bodies were buried — at separate sites, we should note, despite the couple's wishes.
Want to spend today crossing off an item on our list of 100 Things To Do in Dallas Before You Die? Go visit the bank robbers' graves. You can find Parker's final resting place up at Crown Hill Cemetery, just a little ways north of Bachman Lake. Clyde's grave, meanwhile, is over in Oak Cliff's Western Heights Cemetery.
All this morbidity a little macabre for your tastes as we head into the holiday weekend?
Fortunately, there are plenty of other options available today, too.
Round One of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth
Rickie Fowler — that urban golfer extraordinaire — and the rest of the professional golf world will descend upon Fort Worth this weekend for the second stop in North Texas' back-to-back PGA Tour events. Make sure to head over to the 13th hole to bet on the caddie races. Inside tip: Golfer Kevin Na's caddie, Kenny Harms, is undefeated in the yearly sprints.
Kate Earl at Barefoot at the Belmont
Singer-songwriter Kate Earl comes to the Belmont in support of her November album, Stronger. Like every other show that comes as part of this popular series at this gorgeous outdoor venue, this one's sold out. Fort Worth act KatsuK opens.
Pardi Gras at the Arboretum
The Arboretum's summer concert series continues with jack of all trades cover-band Pardi Gras.
Etsy Fair at Mockingbird Station
Mockingbird Station's West Elm hosts a gathering of local vendors from the crafting website Etsy tonight. Stop by and pick up an early Father's Day gift. Or maybe a really late Mother's Day gift.
Night Bazaar and Good Luck Karaoke at the Double Wide
Got the itch to buy some handmade stuff in a bit more of a rambunctious atmosphere? Head to the Double Wide for a Night Bazaar featuring vintage items and all sorts of other arts and crafts. Thursday night staple Good Luck Karaoke will be going down as well, and the Bomb Fried Pies Truck will be onsite, too, peddling their delicious wares.
Boxcar Bandits at the AT&T Performing Arts Center
Denton's Boxcar Bandits bring their “North Texas Skunkgrass” sound to tonight's edition of this free, weekly, summer-long event. Use the money you saved on tickets to get some dinner at the concert series' featured food trucks: Lucky Ducky Dogs, Rockin' Ricks, Tutta's Pizza and My Cupcake Garden.
Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk at the Prophet Bar
The Prophet Bar welcomes Calgary collective Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk to the Big Room tonight. Expect an optimistic, breezy set from these whimsical folkies.
Hands at Dada
Usually, when you hear the term “indie,” dancing isn't the first thing that pops into your head. So it's somewhat surprising to hear that Los Angeles based indie-rockers Hands' feverish live shows are said to be dance parties waiting to happen. Head to Deep Ellum tonight to hear the band's self-described “graceful melodies and thumping beats.”
Delta Rae at the Kessler
Oh, hey! Another folk collective! North Carolina's Delta Rae features a whopping four lead singers, so it makes sense that their sound has been described as “Mumford & Sons meets Fleetwood Mac.” As to whether that's a good thing, that's your call.
RTB2 at Sundown
Denton duo RTB2 brings itâ€™s raucous live act to Lower Greenville. For free, y'all. For free.