Come On In.
Don't let the heat bring you down, there's tons of stuff to do on this beautiful Thursday.
Hell, speaking of the heat, go ahead and take Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's advice and go out of your way to respect law enforcement. Maybe buy them dinner if you see them out tonight, he goes on to say.
I say don't stop there; If you see a police officer while cavorting about this evening, immediately purchase an iPad and give it to them or maybe even a Tesla if it's within your means. Play your part. End systemic #police #violence and prejudice, because the onus is us all. — H. Drew Blackburn
Vaughan Brothers Art Project Fundraiser at Kessler Theater
Earlier this summer, the City of Dallas OK'd spending on a statue of legendary bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie that'll be erected in Kiest Park at some point down the road. But first, the Oak Cliff Foundation must raise funds to maintain the statue for a 20-year period. Enter this show, where Jim Suhler, Smoking Joe Kubek and Carolyn Wonderland will pay tribute to Oak Cliff's favorite sons, but the $75 admission and funds raised by between sets auctions of items like a signed Steve Miller guitar will go towards the cause. Currently, says project spearheader Kirby Warnock, they've raised about one-third of necessary funds. You can read more about the project here. — Cory Graves
Bar Politics at The Wild Detectives (Free)
Bar Politics, Dallas' own hyper-local version of “The Daily Show” with booze in the mix is on a short tour run. The event on the first of the month took place at Ten Bells Tavern. Today it takes over Small Brew Pub. And finally, the third and final run takes place on the third at Wild Detectives. Tonight's show features the host, Josh Kumler, District 1 city councilman Scott Griggs, former city councilwoman Angela Hunt, and a performance from folk duo Hophead Talk. — HDB
King Camelversary at Three Links
Hank & Cupcakes is exactly what happens when a couple of Bukowski-loving members of an Israeli-based cover band — they cut their teeth playing everything from The Beatles to Suzanne Vega — move to Brooklyn to start up a husband-wife electro-pop duo. Like, right on the money. That's just one of the acts helping local promoter King Camel celebrate its second anniversary. Also on the bill is Sudie, -topic and Moon Waves. And the Red Bull folks are setting their Oculus Rift flight simulator up on the back patio. — CG
Thunder From Down Under at House of Blues
Australia's primary Chippendales competitor take its show on the road. Stop snickering, fellas. No one's paying to see what you look like with your shirt off. — Stephen Young
Beer and Cheese Pairing at Community Beer Co.
I know it sounds crazy, but beer and cheese actually have a lot in common. I mean, they are both fermented. Anyway, this event will feature four of Community's brews, each paired with a complimentary and a contrasting cheese, and experts from both fields helping guide you through the differences. Anyway, by our math, that's four beers and eight cheeses for only $30. Tickets are limited, and be purchased here. — Lauren Rushing
“ASMP: North Texas Masters of Light” at Kettle Art
At some point or another, just about everyone dabbles in the art of photography. Some take it more seriously than others. Enough of which to take a class or two on the subject and there are many people here in the Dallas who professionally teach photography. On this night, the ASMP gathers a handful and has them display their work for those interested. In a variety of mediums, they're sure to teach you outside the classroom. — Evan Henry
Bishop Arts Wine Walk
Get your classy wine drunk on as you listen to live music and stroll around the Bishop Arts district. A glass costs fifteen bucks, and you can enjoy wine tastings around the area in any of the participating shops, most of which will also be staying open later than normal and offering up specials. — Jessica Petrocchi
Godfrey at Addison Improv
It's the “Make 7-Up Yours” guy! No, not that one. The other one. — SY
Master of the Mic Semifinals at Hailey's Club
Masters of the Mic is an ongoing freestyle hip-hop competition throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area in effort to find the best undiscovered lyrical maverick in the Metroplex. The cover for tonight's semifinal round is only five bucks for a night of new, raw talent thirsty for bragging rights. Two of tonight's participants will advance to the final round coming up at Trees. — EH
Back-to-School I NEED COFFEE Taps at On Rotation
Tonight the brewpub's taproom will feature a selection of brews that include coffees, such as Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, Oasis Early Morning Shakes, Community's Ascension Porter and more. The event starts at 6 p.m. — Porttia Portis
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.