Another week, another TSA blunder.
This time, it happened a few days ago when Verne “Mini Me” Troyer tried to go through security on his manual wheelchair. Troyer, none too pleased about the follow-up search that ensured in the wake of his attempt, posted a photo to his Facebook page and his Twitter feed, showing him getting a thorough search in his cute, little pants.
Good spirit that he is, he seems to have kept a level head through the awkward moment. As for us? Well, we can't say that, put into the same situation, we would've been able to keep our cool.
Tonight, however, there are quite a few places to stay out of the heat.
Hey, at the very least, a new pair of specs might just make you look a little cooler. — Chase Whale
Warby Parker Classroom Store Opening
Yes, the word “hipster” is stupid. The textbook definition has changed since its origin — but people will still classify you as this lazy noun whether you do or don't like or wear something. Which brings me to Warby Parker, which offers slick glasses for an affordable price. It's a brand — of, yes, “hipster” eyewear — that's sweeping the nation. But unless you've lived elsewhere, the only way for locals to order a pair has been through the brand's website. Well, until now: A Dallas store is opening, lucky us. And, today, from 6 to 9 p.m., you can go in, browse around, and try on new frames in person. They've even decorated the new space like vintage classroom. But, so far, we've heard no reports of gum being stuck to glasses. Also? Yes, there will be a yellow school bus parked out front. — CW
Driving Miss Daisy at Angelika Film Center
Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones star in… Driving Miss Daisy? Yeah, you read that right. Luke Skywalker's father (kind of) and Ms. Murder, She Wrote star in the stage production of Driving Miss Daisy, which, no, isn't being performed live, but rather shown on the big screen. Well, then. — CW
Too $hort and E-40 at Trees
After 30 years in the music business, Too $hort is considered both a legend in the hip-hop community and the pimpin'-est of the pimpin'. Still performing and doing collaborations at 48 years old, it looks like he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Fellow hip-hop legend E-40 also performs here, making this quite the strong mid-week bill. — Chrissi Chetwood
Boston and The Doobie Brothers at Allen Event Center
How's this for a double rock billing? The surviving members of both Boston and The Doobie Brothers will be jamming their classics tonight at the Allen Event Center. Get your tickets soon, though. Like original members in these outfits, Ticketmaster says there are “not many left!” — CW
The Everymen at Three Links
Traveling freak show outfit The Everymen has built a solid foundation for itself. Hey, bros, punks and dames alike can all get down together with a sound that's heavily influenced by everything from The Replacements to The Boss himself, right? The Sawyer Family opens. — CW
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