Catch Danish Indie Trio Efterklang at Dan's Silverleaf.
The biggest action going on in North Texas tonight isn't happening in Dallas. As will be the case later in the week, when the 35 Denton festival kicks off on Thursday, most of tonight's happenings are taking place in Denton. Up there, you can catch a show and/or celebrate one of that town's best bars' anniversaries.
Looking to stay in Dallas or the Fort? Fine. You can catch a Pulitzer Prize finalist at the Modern. Or you can head to Oak Cliff and watch a terrible movie.
The choice is yours.
Efterklang at Dan's Silverleaf
Efterklang recently branched out into the film world with The Ghost of Piramida, a film by Danish filmmaker Andreas Koefoed that documents the trio's visit to the abandoned Russian mining town where they recorded their most recent album. The film features the band's music, of course, but won't start screening until next month. In the meantime, you can catch them in person at Dan's tonight.
Garbage Pail Kids:The Movie at The Texas Theatre
The idea behind Tuesday Night Trash is that some movies are so terrible that they're actually fun to watch. This week case in point? Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie, which currently has a 2.7 rating on on IMDB and a zero percent critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. As you might assume, the film is based off of children's trading cards from the '80s, so it's obviously a shit movie. The Texas Theatre sure knows how to pick 'em.
Oak St. Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor's One-Year Anniversary Party
Oak St. sure has been busy these past couple of days. On Friday, they helped celebrate the launch of Denton's first beer. On Saturday, they celebrated Texas Independence Day with Shiner specials. Today, they celebrate their one-year anniversary. Expect some special brews on tap for this one.
Andrew Solomon at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
National Book Award winner. Pulitzer Prize finalist. New York Times bestseller. Published in 22 languages. Andrew Solomon has a little bit of clout, I'd say. And he'll be giving a lecture tonight in reference to his newest book, Far From the Tree, which examines extreme versions of the profound difference that all parents and children feel from one another. It took Solomon a full 10 years to research this book, during which time he held conversations with over 300 families across America.