Seek Out The Book of Mormon.
Unless you grew up the child of a tyrant, chances are that you — along with most everyone else in the world — didn't always fellow the directions on the Lego sets your parents would buy you from time to time. More likely, you just did whatever the hell you wanted, using any and every brick you could find, regardless of color and sometimes even shape, to create a sculpture or world of your choosing.
If that sounds like you, then you'll appreciate this story: Yesterday, on the first day back at school, a group of students in Delaware joined forces to build what the Guinness Book of World Records now confirms as the single tallest Lego structure ever built. All told, the tower, which features separate, intricately designed portions created by various students, stands at a whopping 112 feet and 11.75 inches tall.
And y'know what? They didn't have an instruction pamphlet lying around to help them out.
Keep that in mind this evening as you plan your night around town: Guidelines are for chumps. Try something new.
Just, um, don't try going to the Legoland Discovery Center at the Grapevine Mills Mall tonight if you don't have a young 'un in tow; the next adult night here isn't until September 23.
The Book of Mormon at Winspear Opera House
The Book Of Mormon, a musical trip into the heart of America's unique homegrown religion from the creators of South Park, has won countless awards, sold out everywhere its gone and is absolutely hysterical. Unfortunately, if you've waited until now to buy your tickets, you've probably missed your opportunity to purchase any at face value. Hey, you can always pay the steep markup added by ticket brokers like Stubhub! Listen: There are certainly worse things in the world to spend your money on. The collection plate, perhaps? — Stephen Young
Human Behavior, Joey Kendall, Fishboy and Timothy Jarrod Smith at J&J's Pizza
Tuscon-based “psych-punk dramedy band” Human Behavior kicks off the first of a two-night DFW swing tonight in Denton. Or as we prefer to think of this show: It's an opportunity to travel back to 2009 when sets by Joey Kendall, Fishboy and Hot Coffins frontman Timothy Jarrod Smith in the dingy confines of the J&J's basement occurred with much more frequency. Ah, those were the days. — Cory Graves
Dovetail at Sundown
Expect locals Dovetail to showcase their driving rhythms and intricate harmonies at this edition of their all-August-long Wednesday night residency at Sundown. The band just re-released their 2012 album Mount Karma after signing with New Jersey's Ok!Good records, so expect them to go heavy on material from that record, too. — SY
Elvis Impersonator Contest at El Ranchito
Tonight, Oak Cliff eatery El Ranchito will forego their typical mariachi barrage for the second (and final) round of their Elvis impersonator contest. Don't worry, they'll still be serving up the best — or at the very least the most underrated — margaritas in town. Reservations are also very much recommended. — CG
Art With A View at The Belmont Hotel
Tonight provides yet another worthy occasion to venture to the great beyond that lays past the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge: The art on display at the historic Belmont Hotel tonight comes courtesy of mixed media artist and original Brutal Juice bassist Richard Ross. — CG
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