Do The Ol' 23 Skidoo.
Earlier this week, director Kevin Smith posted some pics on social media showing off a dramatic 85-pound weight loss. When asked in subsequent interviews how he shed the weight he said it was actually pretty simple: He just cut out sugary sodas and stopped sitting on his fat ass.
He went on to say he's not what you'd call an exerciser, and that he doesn't lift weights or go to the gym. Ever. Instead, he says, he just makes sure to get out of the house and stay busy.
You heard the man. Whipping yourself into shape is as easy as heading out to one of the following locales. — Cory Graves
Blonde Redhead at Trees
New York art rock trio, Blonde Redhead, has reinvented itself a number of times in its 21 years together. Over the course of nine albums, what started as Sonic Youth-ian, noise rock, has since treaded the maximalist shoegaze territory with 2007's 23, the minimalist pseudo-electronic world of 2010's Penny Sparkle and earlier this year released, Barragan, an album NPR called the band's softest record yet. No matter how much the band decides to turn up tonight — or more likely, not to — tonight's offering from the band should prove meticulously well-crafted. — CG
A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Moody Coliseum
Before celebrating his 80th birthday next week — on the same day President George W. Bush celebrates his 69th birthday, no less — His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama will drop by SMU's Moody Coliseum for a talk. So, you got that going for you, which is nice. — CG
MONO at Dada
Mono is a Japanese instrumental act that has been described as “emotionally splendid.” The band's stage presence is just as compelling as their music. Experience this outfit in all its emotional splendor tonight at Dada. — Diamond Victoria
Cygnus, Sudie, Rat Rios, Wave Swinger at Rubber Gloves
Hosted by Dallas culture magazine THRWD, is a middle-of-the-week celebration of pride. Included on this one is area-based hit-makers Cygnus, Sudie, Rat Rios and the grinding electronics of Denton's own Wave Swinger, each of which is worth attending for on their own. All together it should make for a pretty compelling evening. — Evan Henry
Heathers at Dan's Silverleaf
Producing shimmery guitar-pop might come about as a common thing in 2015, but the Los Angeles trio Heathers — backed by a successful trip to Europe and multiple 7-inch singles — does it with a bleeding heart reminiscent of bands who once graced Slumberland Records. Feel their pain as locals Space State open for five whole dollars. — EH
Cover photo by Karlo X. Ramos. To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.