Take It Off With The Naked & Famous.
Have you ever taken an animal to the vet? Of course you have. Sometimes, it's just a checkup for your pup or cat. Or maybe it's for — shudder — a vaccine.
No one likes having to do it. And our pets sure as hell don't either. Sure, at first, your dog might get excited just to be in the car — but thatâ€™s mostly because it thinks it's going to the dog park.
But if you've ever seen that look on your pet's face during that moment when you pull up and park — when sheer joy turns into abject fear — you know exactly what they're going through.
They thought they were in for a fun-filled day. But they couldn't have been any more wrong.
Luckily, we're neither dogs nor cats. And we have a pretty good idea of how tonight is going to play out: For the most part, we can all but guarantee you won't be poked, prodded or injected with anything you don't want.
The Naked & Famous at House of Blues
After establishing itself in New Zealand with its first album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, TNAF's members moved into a house together behind California's Laurel Canyon. They set aside all of their time to focus on writing an album that would be able to be played live in full with absolutely no backing tracks. The end result was In Rolling Waves, which came out just last month. And this is a show in support of that album is one you won't want to miss: These Kiwis are on the cusp of taking over our radio waves any day now. — Jordyn Walters
India.Arie at South Side Ballroom
When India Simpson attended the Savannah College of Art & Design, she had a personal epiphany about her sensitivities and insecurities while writing soulful chords on her guitar, which helped her tap into understanding other people and later bled into her future musical output. From there, she quickly started to gain recognition, changed her name, began performing on TV shows, saw her songs appear in commercials and racked up 21 Grammy nominations. Tonight she'll be performing in support of her newest album, Songversation, which was released earlier this year. — JW
CARE Fundraiser at Craft & Growler
CARE, which stands for Center for Animal Research and Education, is an awesome, locally-based organization that rescues wild animals (read: tigers, lemurs, leopards, etc.) and gives them sanctuary. Between 5 and 8 p.m. tonight, you can help out these animals just by tossing a few back at Craft & Growler. For every pint you buy tonight, the organization will donate a buck to the CARE cause. Stop by for some brews and feel OK if you down more than you usually do. Because, hey, it's going to a good cause. — JW
Tuesday Night Trash: Dr. Caligari at Texas Theatre
For this monthâ€™s edition of the free, so-bad-it's-good movie series, the Texas Theatre will be showing the 1989 cult film Dr. Caligari, which acts as a kind of sequel to the 1920 German horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. 1989's Dr. Caligari, though, takes place in an asylum and involves brain fluids, serial killers, nymphomaniacs, cannibalism and at least one major plot twist. And while thatâ€™s going down in the theater, guest DJs Del Perez and TJ Prendergast will be spinning mystery records out in thelobby as part of the historic Oak Cliff spots' monthly Record Club. — JW
Wine Wars at Max's Wine Dive
Every other Tuesday, you get to sit down and have wine expert Kevin Usher serve you a round of eight different wines. You don't get to know what kind of wine you're being served until after the event, though. You just have to use your nose and taste buds to make your educated guesses. Winos: Make sure you don't miss this one. Don't consider yourself a wine fan? Maybe all the variety served tonight will change your mind. — JW
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.