Take the Long Way.

This weekend, professional skydiver/stuntman/crazy person Luke Aikins jumped out of a plane without a parachute. Using just the aerodynamics of his body, he guided himself during that 25,000 foot fall to a small net on the ground that saved his life.

Guess that’s what people have to do for fun in California these days. Fortunately, back in North Texas, there are plenty of ways to have fun that don’t involve risking one’s neck — or 25 years’ worth of training. Here are but a few.

Monday (8.1)
Steven Tyler at Music Hall at Fair Park
He’s back in the saddle again.

Miss Gay USofA at Round Up Saloon
Yaaaas queens.

Whitney Rose at Dan’s Silverleaf
It’s not her first rodeo.

Tuesday (8.2)
Rich the Kid at Gas Monkey Live
Keep it 100.

Pour Yourself Into History at Community Beer Co.
Dallas history plus craft beer.

Wednesday (8.3)
Guns N’ Roses at AT&T Stadium
I wanna hear you scream.

Woods at Dada
Move to the left.

Legalize Inline Street Skating in Dallas ad City Hall
You know what the hardest part about legalizing rollerblading is…?

Circus Xtreme at American Airlines Center
The greatest show on earth.

Thursday (8.4)
Korn, Rob Zombie at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Are you ready!?

QuakeCon at Hilton Anatole
The Woodstock of gaming.

Case/Lang/Veirs at Winspear Opera House
As in Neko/K.D./Laura.

Chief Keef at Gas Monkey Live
Love Sosa.

Chuck Inglish at The Prophet Bar
Come thru.

Dressy Bessy at Three Links
Girl, you shout!

Friday (8.5)
Dixie Chicks at Gexa Energy Pavilion
They’ve been a long time gone.

Tinderbox Circus Sideshow at Kessler
Like a regular sideshow, but with Juggalo paint.

Culture Club at Verizon Theatre
Do you really want to…?

Jerry Jeff Walker at Billy Bob’s
He’ll dance for you — in worn out shoes.

A Giant Dog at Three Links
With Drakulas and Sealion.

Urban Cowboy at Texas Theatre
Hard hat days and honky-tonk nights.

Infinicon at Crowne Plaza Hotel Addison
Featuring Boba Fett and more.

Killa MC at Spinster Records
Celebrating the release of his new album.

Saturday (8.6)
311 at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Come original.

Local Brews, Local Grooves at House of Blues
Bands and booze.

Jared’s Epic Super Soaker Battle at Toyota Stadium
An official Guinness record attempt.

That Time of the Month Comedy at Drugstore Cowboy
With Austin’s funniest person, LaShonda Lester.

Dallas Comic Show at Richardson Civic Center
Book it.

Whitey Morgan at Billy Bob’s
He’s on fire.

Nina Diaz at The Prophet Bar
The girl from Girl in a Coma.

Hot Chip (DJ Set) at It’ll Do Club
Ready for the floor?

Siamese at Double Wide
Their back-from-tour show.

Sunday (8.7)
22! at The Church
Celebrating the club-within-a-club’s 22nd anniversary.

12th Planet at SiSu
Don’t look back.

Return of the Trilogy at Majestic Theatre
A Star Wars marathon.


















































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