See A Diamond In The Flesh.
Over the weekend, Arby's spent $44,000 to buy Pharrell's Mountie-inspired Grammys hat. Or, more accurately, they bought the type of press that can only come with tweeting about buying their hat “back” from the singer whilst simultaneously enjoying the tax write-offs that come with such a sizable charity donation.
Enjoying tonight's goings on won't necessarily require you to spend so much out of pocket, of course. Still, that doesn't mean you should hit the town looking like a complete slob tonight, either.
Lorde at South Side Ballroom (Sold Out)
It's hard to think that, just a few months ago, 17-year-old Ella Yelich-O'Connor had never been on a plane, much less left her home country of New Zealand. These days, her influence is pretty undeniable; look no further than the hordes of her fans who've recently begun adopting that whole black lipstick look. Oh, to be young again. To her credit, though, there are worse teen role models than a singer who earned a Grammy for her debut effort and is selling out venues the size of the South Side Ballroom on her first ever American tour. — Cory Graves
Com Truise at Dada
Com Truise — the most synth-heavy of New York-born electronic musician Seth Haley's many projects — has proved to be a dancefloor favorite on his many past swings through town, including an especially memorable turn at last year's 35 Denton festival. The biggest treat tonight., however, just might come from local opener Ronnie Heart, who'll take advantage of recent Grammy-winner Jordan Richardson's talent behind the drumkit for this one. Los Angeles-based producer duo Phantoms also performs. — CG
Fat Tuesday Celebration at Twilite Lounge
Unlike a lot of other bars that suddenly turn Irish when St. Patrick's Day rolls around — or, worse, all New Orleans-y when Mardi Gras is going down — Twilite sticks to its New Orleans dive theme year-round. Seriously, though, it takes guts to show Saints games when everybody else has got the Cowboys game on. The Deep Ellum bar's Fat Tuesday festivities will include plenty of frozen Irish coffees and tunes courtesy of David Washburn's NOLA jazz sextet. — CG
We Will Rock You at Fair Park Music Hall
Much in the way that acts like Billy Joel, ABBA and Green Day have lent their catalog to musicals, the score to this Broadway smash — which opens tonight — is comprised of a bunch of killer Queen tunes. It runs through March 16. — CG
Dallas Stars Watching Party at Community Beer Company
In lieu of buying yourself a ticket to catch the Stars, why not donate a few bucks to help a military veteran attend an upcoming game instead? The entry fee to this watching party will go to the Defending the Blue Line charity, which promises to make that happen. The locally-crafted, award-winning brews you'll be privy to will sure beat anything you can get at the AAC, too — and for a whole lot less dough. Also? There won't be any rounds of cornhole started up during intermissions at the real game. — CG
Casablanca screening at Angelika Theater
A little 1940s film about a crusty bar owner, desperate refugees, love and letting go. Starring icons Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Casablanca remains one of the most loved romantic films of all time. Head here for free tickets to this 7:30 p.m., Turner Movie Classic-presented screening in celebration of the film's 20th anniversary. — Porschia Paxton
Tuesday Night Trash: Mardi Gras Massacre at Texas Theatre
This campy '78 horror flick revolves around a serial killer trying to wipe out all the evil folks in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Sounds almost as monumental a task as that whole Santa-hitting-all-the-houses-in-one-night thing, huh? In any case, we can't imagine there not being gratuitous amounts of beads, boobs and blood in this one. — CG
The Royal Tenenbaums at Alamo Drafthouse
Leading up to the release of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel this Friday, the folks at Alamo will be showing the director's past works every single day this week, in reverse chronological order. Tonight, they're digging out 2001's The Royal Tenenbaums. — CG
Ron English at Atama
This is very cool: Contemporary art icon Ron English just called up the folks at Mockingbird Station designer toy shop Atama and told them that, on a whim, he's stopping by their store at 8 o'clock tonight to meet some fans and sign some toys. Just 'cause he's awesome like that. — Pete Freedman
Lorde cover photo by James K. Lowe. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.