Have High Hopes for Kodaline.
Here's today's history lesson: On this date 68 years ago, Adolf Hitler — Nazi Germany leader, Time's Man of the Year in 1938 (seriously) and just your average, all-around a-hole — shot himself.
If you're a little morbid or some sort of WWII buff, maybe you'll celebrate this fact tonight.
If not, maybe you'll just celebrate the fact that — just maybe — we're finally saying goodbye for good to all that crappy weather we've been putting up with of late.
We don't care what you celebrate. Just that you do.
Gipsy Kings at Annette Strauss Square
You may be familiar with the Gipsy Kings. If not entirely, then perhaps slightly. Their take on The Eagles' “Hotel California” was featured in The Big Lebowski and Entourage, among other places. They also did a Spanish version of “You've Got A Friend In Me” for Toy Story 3. Here's the funny thing: Though the soulful mariachi-esque strummers sing their tunes in Spanish, they're actually from Southern France. Hey, whatever romantic language moves you, I guess.
Architecture360 at Klyde Warren Park
Skyline 360 — where you don't event move, you just stand in the middle of Klyde Warren Park and turn around and get tours of the buildings around you will take place at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today. And, since this is technically also the final event of the Dallas Center for Architecture's Aprl-long Architecture360 offerings, there will be also be some foodtrucks and even some live music from a band comprised of local architects. I guess you can expect their songs to feature a lot of build-ups.
The Showdown/Top Gun Screening at Sundown at Granada
Downstairs, there's an all-'80s dance-party headed by Anthony Stanford and Blake Ward, which is cool because that's the decade when dance music met perfection. Upstairs on the patio, meanwhile, Red Bull is hosting a screening Top Gun to promote their upcoming Flugtag event. Come satiate your need for speed.
Kodaline, Slumberbuzz and Pageantry at The Live Oak Music Hall
The debut LP from Dublin indie rock outfit Kodaline is called In A Perfect World. That's interesting. Perhaps more interesting: The music video for their song “High Hopes” stars the guy who plays Ser Davos on Game of Thrones.
Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger at Sons of Hermann Hall
Local music promotions company Parade of Flesh has been dipping its toes into the comedy world for a little while now, but tonight's offering at Sons of Herman Hall is a little different. Sure, comedians Kyle Dunnigan, David Huntsberger and the Sarah Silverman-tested, Louis C.K.-approved, cancer-fighting Tig Notaro will be on hand, and they'll probably do some stand-up, sure. But they'll also be doing they're touring under the banner of their Professor Blastoff podcast banner, so you can probably expect some banter, too.