Crack Up With Ali Wong At The Majestic, Go Despacito With Luis Fonsi At Irving Music Factory And Celebrate Oktoberfest All Over The City.

Vivan Los Toadies! Yeah!

This Saturday will mark the 10th annual Dia De Los Toadies at Possum Kingdom Lake just outside Fort Worth. And it’s for that reason that the Texas rock legends The Toadies landed the top spot in our Buzz Rankings this week. They’ll be joined by awesome acts like Local H, Riverboat Gamblers, The O’s and several more.

So if you’re making your way out there, be safe and have all the fun. And if you can’t make it out there or if you’re looking for plans to spend Friday and Sunday, then feel free to check out this varied list of things that are happening in and around Big D this weekend. — Obed Manuel


GoldLink at Trees
The D.C. rapper is fresh off the release of his debut studio album At What Cost and is currently touring in support of it. The At What Cost North American Tour is a testament to GoldLink’s continuing rise in popularity, which was jumpstarted by his inclusion in XXL’s Freshman Class back in 2015. — OM

Wall of Orange at Kessler Theater
Wall of Orange’s debut self-titled album was born out of a collection of influences like My Bloody Valentine, The Verve, Smashing Pumkpkins and Shoegaze. And now the music act brings it all back to where it all began. Trent Rush opens. — OM

Open Mike Eagle at RBC
Open Mike Eagle takes the stage tonight when his LP Brick Body Kids Still Daydream drops, so expect some extra energy from the MC. — OM

Grieves at Club Dada
Sick of Macklemore’s rise to fame? Well, you probably won’t dig on his fellow Seattle-based rapper, Grieves. Love Macklemore? Well, now we’re talking Grieves’ language. And though Grieves might not be besties with Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll like a certain one of his contemporaries, he does have perhaps something better going for him in the eyes of hip-hop heads: He’s signed to Atmosphere’s Rhymesayers label, which is among the most respected backpacker compounds in the game. — Pete Freedman

Rehab Tour at The Prophet Bar
We know that at least Idontknowjeffery, Lil Tracy and Slug Christ will be at this show, but according to Houstock organizers, you never know who else might show up… — OM

Luis Fonsi at Irving Music Factory
Puerto Rico’s Luis Fonsi is the artist responsible for originally making “Despacito” a hit. And unlike  Justin Bieber, Fonsi can actually sing the whole song because — well, Spanish is his primary language. — OM

Ballet Hispanico at AT&T Performing Arts Center
This dance company’s choreography is inspired by styles from Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and Argentina. So its fusion of contemporary and classic styles is the perfect mix for fans of lively dancing. — OM

Pandora’s Box: Banned Poets at Deep Vellum Books
Be a rebel, just like these writers and poets of old. Deep Vellum Books presents this event where poets like Kajal Ahmad, Walt Whitman and Gwendolyn Brooks — all poets whose works were at one point banned — will be celebrated. — OM

Chillamundo Album Release at Main at South Side
Seven bucks gets you in to this show where Fort Worth’s Chillamundo will be celebrating the release of its latest album with opening acts Mean Motor Scooter and Leqube. — OM

Science for Giants at Double Wide
This all-indie showcase will feature the poppy, indie melodies of Science for Giants and Minor Poet from Virginia as well as the intense, unhinged experimental sound of Sexual Jeremy. — OM

No Warning at The Door
The Life and Death Tour 2017 will feature headliner No Warning and opening acts like Backtrack, Twitching Tongues, Bitter End, Higher Power and Vein. Get ready to rock. — OM

Kevin Morby at Sundown at Granada
The former member of The Babies and Woods has a tendency to pay homage to the singer-songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s. Shannon Lay opens. — OM

YOU, Earthchild Imperius at Armoury D.E.
It’s a night of non-stop punk at this free-as-usual musical showcase. Bathhouse and Blood Bells also perform. — OM

Ben Folds at House of Blues
If you want to request a song from this enigmatic singer-songwriter, simply write the song on a piece of paper and then make a paper airplane. What then? Launch it at the stage. Easy peasy. — OM

XEB at The Dirty 30
Former members of Third Eye Blind will take the stage at The Dirty 30 to perform the band’s self-titled debut album for free. Say what you will, but you love Third Eye Blind and seeing former members line up to sing those ’90s tunes is everything you want. — OM

The 9th Annual Red Party at South Side Music Hall
The ninth annual Red Party will benefit the Legacy Counseling Center. There will be live DJ sets all night and complimentary vodka cocktails for all guests, including general admission ticket holders. — OM

Zac Brown Band at Starplex Pavilion
Zac Brown and his band toe the line between being country artists and being experimental music makers, but the group’s latest album, Welcome Home, sees the group return to its roots for a classic country experience. — OM

PARK(ing) Day at Main Street Downtown Dallas
Organizers will temporarily convert metered parking spots into public spaces. There will be a four-category tournament and spaces will compete for various titles: best use of space, most interactive, most creative and best pro design. — OM


Ali Wong at Majestic Theatre
This show is almost all the way sold out — if it isn’t already — so if you don’t already have your ticket, then you’d bette get to scrambling for one. — OM

Old 97’s at The Bomb Factory
The local alt-rock favorites will take the stage with Edie Brickell and New Bohemians. — OM

Stephan Kellogg at The Prophet Bar
Stephan Kellogg may no longer be Stephan Kellogg & The Sixers, but you can still rely on him to charm you with his soft solo tunes as well as your favorites from when he  still played with The Sixers. Emily Hearn and Mr Carter Davis also perform. — OM

Verite at Three Links
Verite stops in town while in touring support of her latest album Somewhere In Between, which has been described as yet another indicator that moody “alt-pop” is in right now. So check out what the hype is all about. Tigertown opens. — OM

Mindful Melodies at Killer’s Tacos (Denton)
Dr. Zeus hosts this night of live DJ sets from 9 p.m. ’til midnight. DJ Jordan Dunbar and DJ Lonely will also join the party. — OM

Ben Ottewell of Gomez at Club Dada
When he’s on tour with Gomez, Ben Ottewell has to share the microphone with the band’s two other lead singers. so if Ottewell is your favorite Gomez singer, then this is just the show for you. Cameron Ray also performs. — OM

Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet Tour at RBC
The indie pop, lo-fi side project of Little Big League singer and guitarist Michelle Zauner hits the stage just a couple of days after debuting a free role playing video game called Japanese BreakQuestinspired by her bond with her father. Maybe she’ll play through a quest on stage… — OM

Adan Jodorowsky, Los Toscos at Texas Theatre
The French-Mexican musician and director is bringing his own brand of pop cumbia that will make you want to both dance and sway from side to side. Midnight Opera and Carmelo open the show. But it will be lost Toscos who will close out the show with a cumbia dance party. So yeah, bring your dancing shoes. — OM

Messer at Trees
Dallas’ own Messer is a band that blends modern rock sounds with classic rock and metal. Caliber Theory, Never Your Zero and Ron Bultongez: The American Experience also perform. — OM

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley at House of Blues
The son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley rolls through town while on The Stony Hill Fall Tour in support of his first album in 12 years The Stony Hill, which was released back in July. — OM

Emily Wolfe at Sundown at Granada
The Austin folk singer is a regular at SXSW, so if the long lines full of hipsters have kept you from enjoying her sounds, here’s your chance to do that without having to deal with festival lines. — OM

The Throwback at The Door
Eight bucks at the door gets you into this celebration of all your favorite jams from the ’90s and early odds. — OM

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
The New Orleans jazz and funk trumpet player wanted to make a splash for his debut album with Blue Note Records and he did just that with Parking Lot Symphony this year. So head out as he headlines this gig at the newly christened Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory. — OM

BBQ Bus Tour at Bitter Sister Brewing
The tour starts Bitter Sisters Brewery, where everyone will drink to a fun day out. From there, ticket holders will board a bus stocked with ice cold beer and head to three Metroplex barbecue restaurants to get their fill of meat. — OM

End of Summerfest at The Grotto
The end of Summerfest will feature the likes of Teenage Sexx, Sub Sahara, Treehouse Cabaret, Vatican Press and many more. You can preorder tickets for $10 or pay $15 at the door. — OM

Oktoberfest at Community Beer Co.
A $20 tickets gets your three pours and a commemorative glass. Community Beer Co. will be tapping a special edition Dunkelweisse brew, which is a dark German-style lager. — OM

Oktoberfest at Lone Star Taps and Caps
Rahr & Sons Brewing is hosting this stein holding contest. Just $5 gets you into the celebration and the contest. And even if you don’t win, you still get the mug! — OM

Dallas Taco Takeover at The Foundry
This is not a drill: a ticket to this taco event means unlimited tacos and drinks all night. So what’re you waiting for? — OM

Bronwen Roberts Album Release at The Belmont Hotel
The local singer-songwriter hosts this party where she’ll be releasing her debut solo album False Start. Proceeds from this show go to the United Way of Greater Houston and the Houston Humane Society. — OM

Deferred Action Opening Night with Community Discussion at SMU Bob Hope Theatre
Cara Mia Theatre Company is opening its regional tour of the immigration-themed play Deferred Action at SMU. This performance will be followed by a community discussion presented by the local immigrant rights advocacy organization North Texas Dream Team. — OM

Houston Coffee Relief Silent Auction at Cultivar
Cultivar will host this silent auction that will feature works from local artists. Raffle tickets will also be sold for $20. Proceeds go to helping the Houston disaster relief efforts. — OM


Grease Sing-A-Long at Texas Theatre
You already sing along to this classic at home, so you might as well do it at a screening with fellow Grease-heads who will appreciate your off-key singing. — OM

Dallas SUB Show 2017 at Dallas Convention Center
It’s going to be much more than a car show when some of the biggest names in music like Migos, Gotti and Cardi B roll through town. — OM

Cardi B After Party at King of Diamonds
The hottest female rapper in the country will be hosting this party herself from 10 p.m to 5 a.m. So if you’ve got tickets to this one, we hope you’re calling in sick to work Monday. — OM

NEEDTOBREATHE at Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
Where would Jesus rock out? We can’t say for sure, but Christian alt-rockers, NEEDTOBREATHE, do hit the Dallas suburbs tonight. Just saying. — CG

Ricardo Arjona at Verizon Theatre
The Guatemalan singer-songwriter tells stories of love and heartbreak with a voice that’s sometims grainy and sometimes With Circo Soledad. — OM

Broncho at Club Dada
The newest album from sexy Oklahoma indie-rockers BRONCHO is a real winner. Since the band’s last album, one of its members got married, and another got divorced, lending a push-and-pull effect to the latest effort, weighing the pros and cons of the institution. Billy Changer opens.— Cory Graves

Elk River Sessions at Dan’s Silverleaf
This is the first of three shows planned for this ensemble of 20 Denton artists who set out for the Ozark to record a very special record, as we reported last month. Copies of the Elk River Sessions album won’t be available just yet, but they group will be playing those original songs they crafted together. — OM

Dallas Pride Parade 2017
This year’s pride parade kicks off at 2 p.m. at Cedar Springs Road and Wycliff Avenue and ends at Cedar Springs and Turtle Creek Boulevard. As always, the parade is free to attend, but a $10 entry fee must be paid to attend the pride festival at Reverchon Park. — OM

All Kid Cudi Everything at RBC
A $5 RSVP gets you into this show where Thejohnstewart and Blue, The Misfit. will be spinning Kid Cudi’s hits all night long. — OM

Okrapalooza at The LOT
This year’s celebration of all things okra benefits Promise of Peace Community Gardens, a local nonprofit that seeks to turn vacant spaces into urban gardens to grow organic produce and encourage healthy eating habits. — OM

Depeche Mode Ticket Blast at The Church
A Depeche Mode tribute band will be playing all night and a tickets to Depeche Mode’s upcoming show will be given away every 30 minutes. — OM

Manchester United vs Everton Watch Party at Henderson Tap House
Watch along with the Dallas Reds as Man United icon Wayne Rooney returns to Old Trafford. Will he score? Either way, the Reds are sure to cheer him on. Not a soccer fan? Well, the Tap House serves a tasty brunch. — OM

New Orleans Saints vs New England Patriots Watch Party Potluck at Twilite Lounge
Hey, Dallas is a diverse city, not just in terms of race and all but also in terms of what NFL teams we root for, so everyone needs a place to watch their beloved teams duke it out. So this ones for the WhoDat Legion and the Deflated Balls Ensemble. Feel free to bring all the food. — OM

Oktober Fest Fun TIme Jamboree at Braindead Brewing
Braindead Brewing will be tapping into its very special seasonal Gemutlich brew. — OM

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

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