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Looking for something fun to do tonight? We would suggest texting a few pals to meet up with you at Ikea for a game of hide and seek — except, well, that's not allowed anymore.
Blame it on the Dutch, who ruined it for the rest of us by organizing massive versions of the childhood game with tens of thousands of its citizens.
It's all good, though. There's plenty of other stuff to do tonight that doesn't involve getting kicked out of a furniture store. Here's a few to consider. — CG
Gang of Four at Trees
Influential late '70s/early '80s rock act Gang of Four was perhaps the preeminent post-punk band of that period, evolving from one of the most politically-motivated bands of all-time to an outfit content to explore disco-punk territory at the end of its brief initial run. The band's original members reunited for a brief run in the early '00s, but guitarist Andy Gill is the sole remaining founding member appearing on Gang of Four's February-released, ninth LP and current tour. — CG
Daikaiju at Three Links
Daikaiju describes itself as follows: “Premium action heroes deliver most high rocket music! Special reverb skill combo for full impact! Loud sonic boom for earful pleasure! Beautiful radiation of hyper-dimensional springy sound creates divine psychic wind for your special defense! Worship Psycho-surf band Daikaiju daily for good luck and health!” Listen: When a band's own website describes the group's work in terms that can be best described as stoner Chinese-restaurant menuese, you can expect to be in for a pretty weird night. Anticipate a loud, reverb-drenched set with plenty of show-offy instrumentals from this mysterious, masked Alabama quartet that literally set Three Links' back patio on fire last time it performed there. — Stephen Young
Clean Bandit at Granada Theater
Last year, English crossover group Clean Bandit brought its cello-infused, classically influenced dance pop to both dance clubs all over the U.S. and its share of phone commercials alike. The recent Grammy winners received over 32 million streams for its breakout single “Rather Be” in 2014, too. That said, there are probably few places you'd rather be than catching the band's Dallas set tonight. — CG
Spaceballs at Sundown (Free)
Whether you've seen it once or a million times (or never!), Mel Brooks' intergalactic classic is a must-see on the big screen. Enjoy it from the bar's rooftop patio this evening and pretend you're in your very own Eagle 5! Wear a black trash bin on your head and go as Dark Helmet! Or put pizza on your face and go as Pizza the Hutt! Bring your dog and make him Barf! (Don't do that, actually.) Whatever you do, just don't miss it, Dink. — James Wallace
Santana at Verizon Theatre
Last year, Santana reunited the “classic” lineup of musicians that played with him at Woodstock to record a new album. It's worth mentioning that Santana's original backing band included Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, who split off to form Journey. While both played on the album, it doesn't look like either will be at the show tonight: Schon is currently on tour with what's left of Journey, and Rolie looks to be on the road with Ringo Starr's All Starr Band at the moment. Oh, well. — CG
Fortunate Youth at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
If you like reggae ensembles, you'll probably dig Fortunate Youth, a supergroup of sorts comprised of South Bay's best reggae musicians. “High energy” is the buzz phrase here. — Chase Whale
Sergio Pitol's The Art of Flight Release Party at The Wild Detectives (Free)
At what's becoming Dallas' literary hub, Deep Vellum Publishing will celebrate the release of its second book, a translation of Mexican author Sergio Pitol's The Art of Flight. The famed Spanish language author's English-language debut also comes on Pitol's 82nd birthday, fittingly enough. In attendance tonight will be Pitol's closest confidant, Rodolfo Mendoza-Rosendo, plus UTA professor Dr. Ignacio Ruiz-Perez (who studied under Pitol), Dallas resident George Henson (who translated the work) and Deep Vellum publisher Will Evans. — CG
The Fifth Element at Alamo Drafthouse
Tonight, the Drafthouse continues its four-day celebration of Bruce Willis' birthday with a screening of The Fifth Element. Check the site's calendar for showtimes. — Carly Seitz
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