Make Things Up, Again.
We've all found ourselves in this situation: You head to the bar intending to order a bottle or can of North Texas' best local beer and, inevitably, the person in line in front of you has the bartender tied up for 10 minutes making some retro cocktail that they saw on Mad Men.
It's the worst. And yet it seems to happen with a disturbing frequency. Well, now there's a growing movement to change that. The gist of it is that there be two lines at the bar — one for people ordering mixed drinks and another for those ordering beer.
No, it's not going to happen overnight, but that doesn't mean you can't take some positive steps this evening.
Y'know, be the change you want to see, and all that. — Cory Graves
Book of Mormon at Winspear Opera House
The Book Of Mormon, a musical trip into the heart of America's unique homegrown religion from the creators of South Park, has won countless awards, sold out everywhere its gone and is absolutely hysterical. If you waited until now, to buy tickets, though, you've probably missed your opportunity to purchase any at face value. Hey, you can always pay the steep markup added by ticket brokers like Stubhub. There are certainly worse things in the world to spend your money on. The collection plate, perhaps? — Stephen Young
Alice Cooper at Verizon Theatre
Shock-rock pioneer Alice Cooper pries himself away from golf and brushing up on Milwaukee trivia long enough to headline a show in Grand Prairie tonight. Make sure and go heavy on the eyeliner for this one. Cooper, for one, certainly will. — SY
Bass Drum of Death at Dada
Bass Drum of Death is a garage-rock duo from Oxford, Mississippi, and they're kicking of a new tour this month. Why should you care? Because their shows are especially powerful — and crazy fun to be at, too. Similarly fun-loving local outfits War Party and LOAFERS open. — Lauren Rushing
Jessie J at UTA's Texas Hall Update: Turns out it was too good to be true. Jessie J canceled this show late last night. Ticketholders can get refunds at their point of purchase. — Carly Seitz
Hey, Katy Perry Lite will be at the University of Texas at Arlington tonight! No, she might not ride onto campus atop a giant metallic lion, but she's sure to make a bang just the same. Don't worry: It's not just members of the student body invited to attend this one. Tickets are only $25 each for the general public. Just try to resist temptation to sneak onto her tour bus and steal her killer wardrobe.
All That Heaven Allows at The Magnolia
All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 film about a wealthy widow who falls in love with — and becomes engaged to — her gardener, a man that her friends and children don't approve of her marrying. As a result of their disapproval, she breaks off the engagement. The whole movie gets a little depressing from there. But it does have a good ending. So check it out this Tuesday at The Magnolia. Two showings are available: The first is at 7:30 p.m.; the second comes at 10. — CS
Eyes Wide Shut at Alamo Drafthouse
Stanley Kubrick's last film — he died six days after showing it to the Warner Bros. bros — 1999's Eyes Wide Shut is back on screen at the Alamo Drafthouse tonight. Ex-Hollywood power couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman stars in this erotic thriller based on the 1926 novella Dream Story. Fucked up as it is, it'll forever change the way you look at Mardi Gras masks. — LR
Keith Lynch: “Journey Home” at The Trinity Center
Back in December, Dallasite Keith Lynch paddled his kayak down the Trinity River near the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. It was a remarkable feat — not just because someone would willingly put their boat in the Trinity, but because it marked the end of a 4,000-mile, six-month kayaking adventure from Montana back to Texas. Tonight, Lynch will talk about his journey at the The Trinity Center. Also, be sure to check out other Trinity Center After Hours events, which happen every second Tuesday of each month. — CS
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.