Chase That Paper.
You know that little neon, spinning coin drop game sitting at the register at most Taco Bell's? The one where you can earn a free taco by landing a quarter on the bottom, translucent yellow platform? One kid found a technique to game the system that made us wonder why we didn't think of it ourselves. Oh, the free tacos we've missed out on over the years.
On an unrelated note, you know that other thing where you're looking for something to do in Dallas this evening? That thing where you've reached the end of your Netflix queue and you're out of ideas? Well, good thing you thought to check CT, because we put together a little list of suggestions for you.
It's not free tacos, but it'll do. — Cory Graves
Creed Bratton at The Rail Club
Creed Bratton of NBC's The Office is a great deadpan comedian. His one liners are vicious yet truthful. The member of '60s psychedelic group The Grass Roots (of “Sha la la la live for today” fame) also played a version of himself on the show. Since the show, he's also released a few albums of his original music. Joining the fray is The Tenacious D tribute band, NR/CD. — Roberto Aguilar
Warren Haynes at Granada Theater
Warren Haynes is an old-school guy. Most famously known for playing with the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule and the Grateful Dead, Haynes is also a virtuoso guitar player. His most recent release, Ashes & Dust, carries an Americana-prog vibe that is layered with acoustic guitars, banjos and fiddles. Yet, he keeps some of the jam and blues alive through his vocals and searing guitar solos. ChessBoxer opens. — RA
Thin Line Fest in Denton
Thin Line Fest is a film, music and photography festival founded to show the best of documentary films around the world. The festival also features lectures on filmmaking, as well as daily concerts from local musicians and a photography contest. The festival offers attendees a chance to surround themselves with the culture and creativity that fills this world. This five-day fest kicks off tonight with a screening of How to Let Go of the World at the Campus Theatre and a performance by Bri Bagwell & Melissa Ratley at Dan's. — Paul Wedding
The Pump and Dump at Kessler Theater
As its name suggests, The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out For Once is a show created by comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee as an opportunity for parents to get away from the kids for a while and laugh at the struggles of being a parent. The show is filled with comedy songs, games and drinking. Being a parent is a tough job, so it's best to laugh at it sometimes. — PW
DEEP at Drugstore Cowboy
Twice a week, the good people and business owners of the 75226 area meet up in a session dubbed DEEP. It's at one of these meetings we found out about Deep Ellum's new panhandling iniative. This week, the meet and greet will be held in the new coffee shop/bar, Drugstore Cowboy. There's no real agenda, just a way to meet the neighbors. — RA
Joe Lansdale: Honky-Tonk Samurai at The Wild Detectives
Joe Lansdale's book series, Hap and Leonard, is gaining serious ground. It's been slated by Sundance TV for a series based on the pair of detectives. Lansdale has been penning his PI series for nearly 26 years, and is finally getting the notoriety he deserves. Hap is a good 'ol whiteboy and his partner, Leonard, is a black, gay Vietnam veteran, and their job is to snoop. Check out Landale present the newest edition to the series, Honky Tonk Samurai. Who can't love East Texas-based, martial art detective stories? — RA