Justify The Means.
If you're looking for a way to draw a lot of attention for yourself, you might try bringing an entire watermelon to a public event and conspicuously attempting to eat the whole thing in one sitting, rind and all.
Hey, it worked for a 10-year-old boy at a cricket match in Australia, who'll forever be known as hashtag Watermelon Boy for the rest of his days.
But that's not even the worst aspect of his newfound fame. He later told media that he spent the rest of the night making frequent trips to the restroom. So maybe that's not necessarily the move tonight.
If you are just looking for something fun to do, you can simply leave the fruit at home and head to one of the following. — Cory Graves
RBC Underground at RBC
Like The Prophet Bar's long-running Wednesday Night Jam, the new-look RBC's new Tuesday night weekly centers around an open jam concept — with a pretty big caveat. Setting this one apart a bit is the introduction of a weekly theme which, for this inaugural edition, will be Justin Timberlake's Justified album. So spend a couple hours brushing up on that one if you feel inclined to join Dezi 5 and Concord jazz artist Ashleigh E on stage this evening. — CG
Deep Vellum Book Club: Sergio Waisman & Target in the Night at Deep Vellum (Free)
In a recent LA Times piece on literary trends to look forward to in 2016, Dallas' own Deep Vellum was mentioned by name as one of the independent presses bringing the vanguard with, “smaller print runs and often an intimate relationship with readers, these smaller houses are able to take bigger risks than their larger counterparts and are finding truly excellent writers outside the mainstream.” Tonight the local press continues its influential run with its new book club, where translator Sergio Waisman will lead a discussionn on Ricardo Piglia's Target in the Night. — CG
Tuesday Night Trash: Winterbeast at Texas Theatre
The tagline for 1992's Winterbeast was “It must be seen to be believed…” and what we think they were referring to there was just how bad this film truly was. The primary evil in this winter holiday meets horror flick is a bunch of wimpy claymation totem poles. Ooh, scary. — CG
Top 8 Tuesday at The Prophet Bar
But, c'mon, that's an incredibly unfair bit of revisionist history. Let us not forget that, aside from being the first social medium to fully welcome the adoration of American youth, Myspace was also a phenomenal place for self-discovery, especially when it came to one's taste in music. Remember how everyone's page had a song that they had chosen to musically represent themselves? That was stupid cool. So too was the fact Myspace was where the barrier between band and fan was first obliterated, as fans could post on bands' walls all willy-nilly — and sometimes the bands would even write back. All that, I think, is what makes Third String Production's monthly Top 8 Tuesdays parties such a joy. The basic premise: On the first Tuesday of each month, Top 8 Tuesday gathers people under the roof of the Prophet Bar with no other motive beyond rocking out to the songs of that time — with, OK, the added loophole of the fact that everyone in the spot is now actually of drinking age. — Pete Freedman
Reservoir Dogs at Alamo Drafthouse
The film that forever changed the way we listen to “Stuck in the Middle” — and taught us that it wasn't a Dylan song, either — returns to theaters thanks to a Hateful Eight cross promotion. I guess blood begets blood. — CG
Lakewood Bourbon Barrell Temptress Pint Night at LUCK
Perhaps the thing that really cemented Lakewood as our pick for North Texas Brewery of the Year for 2015, though, was the frenzy that its exquisite Bourbon Barrel Aged Temptress caused as beer nerds all over DFW tirelessly hunted for its limited bottles. In the days following the release, you would oft hear whispers of a store off the beaten path that had a case or two — but, sure enough, once you'd go investigate, there would just be empty boxes where once stood that deliciously booze elixir. This kind of excitement is usually reserved for the Founders KBS or the Goose Island Bourbon County beers of the world. But, honestly, those were easier to find this year than that Temptress. And that speaks volumes, we think, about Lakewood's reputation and standing in this community. Head's up, thoughm they'll be tapping some of that hard-to-find brew at this special pint night. — Javier Fuentes
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