Get Carried Away.
Want to have the best April Fool's Day ever? Maybe take a little advice from comedian John Oliver, who laid out just such a plan on HBO's Last Week Tonight.
Says Oliver, you shouldn't prank anyone today, because that would make you a dick, and will make your pals sad. Sounds like a solid plan to us. We'll start by providing you a list of 100 percent, completely real things that we promise are actually happening in North Texas today. — Cory Graves
Ariana Grande at American Airlines Center
Good news; Tall infant Awiana Gwande has been granted permission to stay up past her bedtime to sing a few pwetty widdle songs for you tonight. — CG
Rixton at Good Records
Before heading over to the AAC to open for lil baby Grande, English boy band Rixton will drop by Good Records at 4 p.m. for a little meeting, greeting and autograph signing. — CG
Marie Davidson at Crown and Harp
Montreal electronic artist Marie Davidson kicks off her spring tour with Boan tonight in Dallas. The singer's brand new Un Autre Voyage LP finds her brooding in French over dark, synth-driven electro-pop and cold beats. Ethereal local pop auteurs Lily Taylor and Black Taffy round out the dreamy, four-band bill. — CG
Comedy Night at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Austin invades Dallas for this edition of Clint Werth's free, monthly comedy round-up. Tonight's featured comedians include Mac Blake, Austin's funniest person of 2013; Duncan Carson and Brenadn K. O'Grady, who founded Austin's popular Sure Thing comedy showcase; and Chris “I'm not the O.J. prosecutor” Darden. — CG
Broods at Trees (Sold Out)
New Zealand-based brother/sister dream-pop duo Broods heads up this sold-out Trees bill. Even if you weren't lucky enough to score tickets, the group's dreamy debut single is still worth checking out. — Lauren Rushing
Hurray for the Riff Raff at Dada
Hurray for the Riff Raff, who just did his thing at Dallas' Thee Theater over the weekend. But he won't be at this one, which is actually headlined by New Orleans folkie Hurray for the Riff Raff. Name aside, these two couldn't be any more dissimilar. — CG
The Breakfast Club at Alamo Drafthouse
Attention brains, athletes, basket cases, princesses and criminals: here's how to have the best April Fool's Day ever. And, yes, breakfast will be served at this screening. — CG
The Naked Gun at Sundown (Free)
What better way to ring in the most ridiculous American holiday of them all than with a free screening of the most ridiculous crime capers of them all? — CG
Super Troopers at Alamo Drafthouse
Last week, the boys at Broken Lizard managed to raise its crowd-funding goal of $2 million to make a sequel to 2002's Super Troopers in just one day. Maybe it shouldn't be all that surprising, though, considering how effing hilarious the original was. — CG
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