Test The Waters.
Recently, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art decided to ban the use of “selfies sticks” at their facilities. In fact, the MMA is but one of many museums that have begun outlawing the practice of waving Vanity Rods around in public.
Gotta figure it'll only be a matter of time before these Wands of Narcissism start getting outlawed everywhere. That said, you probably don't have much time left to wield that Ego Cane around in attempts to capture the so-called ultimate selfie.
Sorry, Ina. — Cory Graves
Ina Garten at McFarlin Auditorium
Head's up foodies: the Barefoot Contessa herself, beloved culinary icon Ina Garten will be in town slinging signed copies of her recently published ninth cookbook, Make It Ahead. During her DMA-sponsored talk at SMU's McFarlin Auditorium, the James Beard Award-winning chef and television host will share stories of her life in the Hamptons and filming her Food Network show. — Lauren Rushing
Mick Jenkins at The Loft
Mick Jenkins is quite the lyricist. His hit single “Martyrs” brought him much recognition, including from the likes of Timbaland, who reached out to the emcee last summer. He'll be in town on Wednesday, where you can show him some love in person. Kirk Knight, Saba Pivot and NoName Gypsy open. — Carly Seitz
E.T.: Extra Terrestrial at Sundown (Free)
Steven Spielberg's '80s sci-fi classic lands back on a big screen for this week's Whiskey Wednesday screening on Sundown's rooftop patio. If you haven't seen this, you've got to be kidding me. If you have, you know you want to see it again. Lando Calrissian references and all, it still holds up better than Drew Barrymore has. — LR
Midlake: Live in Denton at Campus Theatre To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.
Much like the rest of North Texas, Denton's not exactly lacking in the music festival department. Already, that revered college town about an hour north of Dallas boasts the classic Jazz Festival, the resurgent 35 Denton, and, most recently, the upstart Oaktopia in its quiver. Not to be forgotten, however, is Denton's music-affiliated and photo-abetted but stil mostly film-inclined Thin Line Festival, which very well may be the most interesting of the bunch. In addition to concerts from Devin The Dude, Black Joe Lewis, Joe Ely and a coming-back-home Seryn, plus more than just a few photography-focused panels, the festival will also feature screenings of some 50 or so documentaries as part of its film package. Where Thin Line gets most interesting, however, is when its arms cross, as will happen on opening night, when Jason Lee's intimate look at Denton music heroes Midlake, the appropriately titled Midlake: Live In Denton, TX, which the My Name Is Earl and Mallrats actor filmed on location in late 2013, will make its Texas premiere during this screening at the Campus Theatre. For more info on the film, check out our interview with Jason Lee here a>. — Javier Fuentes
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.