Light The Grill.
Recently, London-based software developer Aaron Randall came up with a neat little app that turns whatever you're currently looking at on your desktop into a playable level of Super Mario Bros.
It's a neat idea, although it's a bit buggy and slow to render in its current state. It'll get better with time, for sure.
In the meantime, there's plenty of ways to spend your evening that don't involve waiting for anything to load. — Cory Graves
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Bishop Nehru at Dada
Tonight, we take back over the curation reins to this monthly series, we'll be hosting a New York-meets-Texas hip-hop barbecue, featuring the debut Dallas performance from fast-rising New York phenom Bishop Nehru. The Nas- and MF Doom-cosigned 18-year-old will be joined on this night by Houston's Fat Tony, plus Dallas' own Buffalo Black and The Outfit, TX. Per usual, the show will cost $10 to attend, although those tickets will be discounted to $3 with an RSVP dropped right here. Remember, though: An RSVP does not necessarily guarantee entrance; as ever, admittance to this show will be afforded on a first-come, first-served basis. So you're gonna wanna show up early — although, in this case, it's not just because it'll make you more likely to get in. We'll also be serving up free barbecue to the first 100 attendees. — Pete Freedman
Neil Diamond at American Airlines Center
You don't earn the mantle of “the greatest singer-songwriter of this or any other generation” for nothing. He's released 32 studio LPs, 26 of which have earned Gold or Platinum status, and racked up 37 Top 40 hits in his day. When you do that, you too can wear sequined shirts every day completely free of ridicule. — CG
The AT&T Byron Nelson at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas
After finishing runner up in last week's Colonial, hometown boy Jordan Spieth is the favorite to win this year's Byron Nelson. He tees off at 1 p.m. in today's opening round of competition, in a threesome with Broks Koepka and Justin Thomas. Other notables in this year's tournament include Charley Hoffman, Angel Cabrera, Hunter Mahan, Jimmy Walker, Brand Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson and Jason Day to name a few. — CG
Ticket Guys Night Out in the Pavilion at the Nelson (Free)
It's been 15 or so years since The Ticket guys have been allowed in the party Pavilion at the Nelson (ICYMI: here's why.) Tonight the ban gets lifted, and golf will, once again, take priority over the show. The station's on-air personalities will celebrate as much by partying it up with you in the world famous booze tent. Parking and admission are both free, especially if you drove bus. — CG
The Suffers at Levitt Pavilion
In association with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington becomes host to Houston-based Gulf Coast soul group The Suffers. Generally speaking, the 10-piece ensemble blends American soul with rock 'n' roll, whether it be sharing the stage with Mavis Staples, Cat Power or The Walkmen. — Evan Henry
AT&T Patio Sessions at Sammons Park (Free)
Barring even more rain, tonight's free, outdoor concert will feature adorable local outfit The O's along with Madison King. 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. — CG
Brian Posehn at Hyena's (Dallas)
Metalhead comedian Brian Posehn performs at Hyena's Comedy Nightclub in Dallas all weekend long. Posehn is recognizable almost everywhere with a career that spans over two decades, and often finds him sporting some '80s hair metal band T-shirt. Generally, he's got that this-is-a-guy-I-could-enjoy-a-beer-with thing going for him. Most recently, he wrote and appeared in several episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program, Metalocalypse and New Girl. — Diamond Victoria
Stop Hitting Yourself at Wyly Theatre
Reminiscing of 1930s stage performance is Rude Mech's Stop Hitting Yourself production. See how tap dancing and fine dining tackle individualism in effort for Americans to stop figuratively hitting themselves, all as part of “Off Broadway On Flora.” — EH
Barefoot at Belmont at The Belmont Hotel (Sold Out)
Icelandic folk quartet Kaleo hasn't been through Dallas often, but by shear location, the outfit has managed to score a sold-out show with R&B hit-maker Larry g(EE) as part of KXT's “Barefoot at the Belmont” concert series. That much should be no surprise by now, though. Every single one of these things sells out, and in a matter of hours, too. The intimate setting set off by gorgeous views of the Downtown skyline just kind of sell themselves. — EH
Joe Torry at Arlington Improv
Though Torry may consider himself a baller, he shouldn't be confused with longtime New York Yankees manager Joe Torre. Rather this guy is a stand-up comedian, and a Cardinals fan, for that matter. — CG
Death Valley Girls, Loafers at Rubber Gloves
One dollar doesn't get you much in this day and age. But, in this case, one whole American dollar gets you in to see Los Angeles modern-day riot grrrls Death Valley Girls live. Take the opportunity. Collectively, this quintet rips in and out of trashy dreams. — EH
Deep Ellum Scavenger Hunt: Beer Edition at Kettle Art
Kettle Art in Deep Ellum invites you to quest throughout the neighborhood in search of your favorite adult beverages. Win up to $500 in prizes as you romp about. An after-party sponsored by Deep Ellum Brewing Company follows. — EH
Romy & Michele's High School Reunion at Granada Theater
Ah, just what you needed, an opportunity to see 1997's pleather-fueled comedy Romy & Michele's High School Reunion, a film that documents the fake reality two former high school best friends create for themselves as part of a 10 year high school reunion. The $3 cover fits along nice with the $3 alcohol specials. — EH
Dove Hunter, Diamond Age at Good Records (Free)
When North Texas' Dove Hunter released the acclaimed Black Cloud Erupt Us, earlier this month, Dallas burst at the seams to get glimpse of what the four them had been up to in the long layoff between releases. Weeks later, the Idol Records-released effort gets the in-store performance treatment. Local experimental wizard Diamond Age kicks things off. — EH
DART Drink and Don't Drive at 211 N. Ervay St.
If the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system has ever caused you any sort of confusion, the people behind Dallas Fort Work would like to help. Tonight they'll present an evening of guidance for making the most of your bus life and help you better get around in this ever-expanding city sans car. As a bonus, just showing up tonight gets you a week's worth of rides on the house. Snacks and beverages included. — EH
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.