Get Busy Earnin'.
After a 15-month gestation period, the Dallas Zoo's resident giraffe — Katie — is set to give birth to a six-foot-tall bundle of joy any day now.
We know this, because the zoo and Animal Planet have struck up a partnership to livestream the event with a series of cameras currently set up in Katie's birthing stall.
While the very-pregnant Katie spends much of her day outside the stall, wandering about the zoo's expansive and award-winning Giants of the Savanna exhibit, you can also sign up for text alerts to let you know precisely when to tune in.
Otherwise, you might spend all day glued to the screen, missing out on all the following going on around you. — Cory Graves
Liturgy at Dada
Black metal band Liturgy recently returned from a four-year hiatus, releasing its latest full-length album, The Ark Work, last month. Sannhet and Horse Lords open. — Carly Seitz
Quinn Deveaux at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Quinn DeVeaux has a very bluesy, soul-filled sound and draws inspiration from the likes of Ray Charles, John Hurt, Fats Domino and Bo Diddley. His cover of Ray Charles' “What Would I Do Without You” is p sweet. — CS
Jungle at South Side Music Hall
For the past couple years, the members of modern soul outfit Jungle kept their names and identities under wraps on the way to becoming one of the most popular new bands in England. More recently, the British press has been referring to the band by their god-given names. And you will be able to see their faces while they're performing at South Side this evening — not that they're necessarily too worried about it. It's like they told NME last year: “You'll probably be able see our faces, but there are bigger things to look at. You don't wanna look at our ugly mugs anyway!” Touche. — CG
Qui at Three Links
Once fronted by dick-swinging Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow, Qui now performs as a duo, still managing to make quite a racket, even as an experimental punk two-piece. Seasons Change, No Tide, Little Envy and International Bitterness Unit open. — CG
(hed) p.e., Alien Ant Farm at Trees
A pair of legacy acts, one most known for spearheading the rap-rock movement and another best known for the pseudo-novelty nu metal cover of Michael Jackson's “Smooth Criminal,” share this bill, which shouldn't be at all obnoxious. — CG
Empire Records at Alamo Drafthouse
It's Rex Manning Day? Say no more, mon amour. A 20th anniversary screening of Empire Records is certainly in order. Fight the man! Save the Empire! — CG
Yoga at The Eye (Free)
In yoga, the third eye is considered the point in the center of one's forehead. It's responsible for creativity, and it's used as a focal point during meditation and in certain poses. The 30-foot eyeball sculpture at the Joule Hotel is another type of focal point entirely. And, when practicing yoga on the lawn just a few feet from the thing, breaking that eye contact should prove almost impossible. Today's complimentary yoga class, courtesy of Vital Fitness Studio, starts at 6 p.m. and includes mats, towels and free bottles of water. Gotta register here if you plan to attend, though. — CG
Slaid Cleaves (Early), Darlingside (Late) at Kessler Theater
The southern-fried singer-songwriter fare of Austin's Slaid Cleaves has earned the musician his share of celebrity devotees, with Stephen King being among his most famous fans. But there are others of note digging his music, too. For instance? His most recent album, 2013's Still Fighting the War, was released on the Austin label Music Road Records, which is co-owned by Austin alt-country luminary Jimmy LaFave and Kelcy Warren, whose son is the one Klyde Warren Park was named after. The more you know, right? Anyway, Cleaves will play a pair of sets at the Kessler tonight, followed by a late show from Cambridge, Massachusetts, indie rockers Darlingside. — CG
True Grit at Sundown (Free)
As drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and Texas Ranger Rooster Cogburn, Jeff Bridges helps a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. This stellar film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including “Best Picture.” But — get this! — the book was even better. And, thanks to D Magazine's Big D Reads program, 17,000 kids in Dallas are all reading it right now. Tonight, Sundown's showing the 2010 remake of the classic Western for free. — Lauren Rushing
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