Ride The Lightning.

In cold winter weeks like this one, the temptation to guard against the elements by hiding away in one's house can — fairly understandably — be pretty great. But as we've found out multiple times already this week, the so-called safety of one's home is a pretty misleading notion.

This week alone, in separate incidents, a 20-year-old Australian man and an 11-year-old Utah girl each required firefighter assistance after getting stuck in washing machines during games of hide-and-seek.

Armed with that information, the choice is yours: Will you brave the elements tonight? What about your appliances?

Vegan Beer Dinner at The Libertine
The Lower Greenville pub may have recently discontinued its half-priced Tuesdays, but, like management said at the time, the move will allow them to focus more on other, more high-quality ventures. Tonight, for instance, they'll be offering a five-course beer dinner that'll see five vegan dishes from chef Roe DiLeo paired with five local vegan beers. Reservations, which are required, can be made in person or by calling 214-824-7900. — Cory Graves

Battery at Trees
In their press materials, these so-called Masters of Metallica make a pretty good case for attending their show tonight at Trees. For one thing: The real four horsemen rarely ever come to town. For another: When they do come to town, it's not like everybody can afford a ticket. And, hey, as as tribute acts go, you really can't beat the one that Metallica's members themselves tapped to open for them when they were busy playing covers of their own during their Garage Inc. tour. — CG

Country Nightmares at Dan's Silverleaf
Like the bunch of musicians from notable Dallas rock outfits who joined forces to form The King Bucks several years back, a handful of Denton luminaries have now banded together to start up their own honky tonk outfit. And, like the Bucks did when they first started, the upstart Country Nightmares — comprised of Justin Collins, Brian Wright, Hillary Early, Andy Rogers and Grady Don Sandlin — will subsist mostly on covers of old tunes by Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, George Jones and the like. Well, that and tons of whiskey, we presume. — CG

Game Night at Rubber Gloves
You know what sucks? Trying to play Cards Against Humanity with just two people. In fact, it's damn near impossible. So grab your deck, call up your buddies with the best expansion packs and head up to Gloves tonight for a night of board game-related shenanigans. Cover is free and all wells and drafts are just a buck. — CG

Craft Night at AllGood Cafe
Ever wonder where all those oragami cranes and butterflies that hang from AllGood's ceiling came from? It was actually Polyphonic Spree choir member Stephanie Pirro who folded and hung them all back in 2009, when she was decorating the place to use for her wedding reception after she married Spree bassist Mark Pirro. At tonight's edition of the restaurant's now-weekly craft night, Pirro (Stephanie, not Mark) will be on hand to teach you the ins and outs of turning your own home into a paper crane paradise. As a bonus, all bottles of wine are half-priced with the purchase of an entree. In any case, the staff asks that you bring $2 to cover crane-making supplies. — CG

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.

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