Cut It Up One Time With DJ Spinderella.
After three-years of planning, Nick Chipman of Wisconsin finally executed his plan of ordering every sandwich on the McDonald's menu at once — including the breakfast ones. Then, after forking over $140 to the fast food chain, Chipman assembled the items into a four-foot-tall creation he called the “McEverything,” because of course he did.
For his efforts, Chipman will forever live on as one of the greatest order-ers in fast food history.
We tell you this not to induce massive eyerolls on your part, but to inspire you to achieve greatness of your own tonight. Where will you go tonight? What will you do?
The Marked Men at Three Links
If nothing else, seminal Denton punk band The Marked Men are certainly the band that bridged the gap between Denton and Dirtnap Records, the Portland-based label that's released so many of the area's lo-fi punk bands' albums in recent years. Like The Marked Men, opening act Bad Sports (the adored trio that features some of Marked Men frontman Mark Ryan's Mind Spiders bandmates) has also seen albums of theirs released on that label. — Pete Freedman
Minus the Bear, Tera Melos at Granada Theater
There may not be any bears in their midst, but the tight offerings of Minus the Bear's live shows are enthralling to watch just the same. They're just so calm, cool and collected on stage that it's amazing to watch — especially when juxtaposed against the crowd's ability to stay so animated throughout the set. — Mikel Galacia
Phoenix at Kettle Art
For the past few months, Frank Campagna has been prepping to open up shop in a new Deep Ellum spot, just about a block over from his old one on Elm. Tonight, Campagna welcomes folks to the first exhibition in the new Kettle. Fittingly enough, the exhibition, called Phoenix, will feature an array from longtime friends of the gallery that centers around that whole rising-from-the-ashes motif. — Cory Graves
ArtOfficial at Zouk
More and more these days, we're finding artists, promoters and the like feeling like they have to top each other with the sheer array of things going on at their happenings. But it's hard to come down too hard on these folks when the events they're throwing are on behalf of a charity. Tonight's ArtOfficial event will feature dozens of DJs and musicians, just as many visual artists, sideshow performers, a casino, and, as is becoming pretty standard at each and everyone of these things, food trucks. — CG
Mobile Mondays at Crown & Harp
For one night only, the minds behind New York City's Mobile Mondays residency will be invading Dallas. In true Mobile Monday fashion, MM resident DJ Misbehaviour will be spinning nothing but soul 45's all night long. So too will be DJ Spinderella, the Grammy-winning Salt-n-Pepa DJ, who has in the past performed at the NYC edition of this event. Fellow locals JT Donalson and DJ Jay Clipp round out the bill. — CG
Uptown Art Show at Dear Clark
Graffiti artist and sometimes galleryCat hype man Anthony Gonzalez “explores Texas cowboy culture with the tools of a vandal.” He'll be just one of the artists helping turn the Uptown salon into an art gallery for the night. — CG
AT&T Patio Sessions w/ Salim Nourallah, Joe Reyes at Sammons Park
Hot climes and potential showers be damned, the chance to bring your own beer to a public park, buy a picnic dinner from a nearby foodtruck, and take in the tunes of a Dallas staple like Nourallah isn't a bad way to kick off a Thursday night. — CG
Rainn Wilson at UNT Coliseum
Unlike the Dwight Schrute character he played for nine seasons on NBC's The Office, the real-life Rainn Wilson seems to have a thoughtful, gentle and open-minded approach to pondering and discussing the world's contemporary philosophical, religious and artistic issues. That's the basis behind his SoulPancake media company, which you may know from its Kid President videos, and his new book, which he'll be signing following tonight's lecture. — CG
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