Take The High Road.

Between all the legendary musicians dying this year, the outrageous number of unarmed black men being killed by police officers and this shitstorm of an election, the world seems like a pretty terrible place these days. There’s plenty wrong in the world, don’t get us wrong, but there’s plenty of evidence that the world is currently a better place than it has ever been.

It’s way easier to fixate on the negative, though, especially when we’ve got our social media feed to incessantly bitch to. But let’s put our gripes away for a second and stop sulking around the house dwelling on the negative. Unplug, accentuate the positive and get out there and spread the good vibes this week.

Monday (8.15)
D2 Subway Rally at The Bomb Factory
Monorail. Monorail. Monorail.

Summer Slaughter Tour at Gas Monkey Live
Featuring Cannibal Corpse, Nile, After the Burial and more.

One-Minute Play Festival at Trinity River Arts
They’re gone in 60 seconds.

Tuesday (8.16)
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Winspear Opera House
The winner of the 2014 “Best Musical” Tony Award.

Volbeat at The Bomb Factory
Seal the deal, and let’s boogie.

Wednesday (8.17)
Deerhoof at Trees
That ain’t no life.

Badu vs Jill Scott at Prophet
Featuring The Gritz and special guests.

Chefs in Nature at the Dallas Arboretum
Learn from the best.

Lucy Dacus at Three Links
I don’t wanna be funny anymore.

Thursday (8.18)
Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Put another dime in the jukebox.

Grubes Bobblehead Night at Dr Pepper Ballpark
Go Roughriders!

Improv Night at Spinster Records
Make it up as you go along.

Rifftrax Live: Mothra at Cinemark 17
How much terror can you stand?

Ace Frehley at Gas Monkey Live
This kiss, this kiss.

Taco or Beer Challenge TEA Fund/Denton at Harvest House
Stuff your face.

Friday (8.19)
Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Drop it like it’s hot.

Sandlot at Inwood Theatre
You’re killing me, Smalls.

Jonas Martin at Double Wide
Celebrating the release of his latest album.

Hospitality Suite at South Side Music Hall
Starring former Dallas Stars play by play man Ralph Strangis.

Trump’d: the Musical at Dallas Comedy House
Making musicals great again.

Taylor Gang at Avenu
Oh my.

Late Nights at the DMA
Along with ’til Midnight at the Nasher.

Women Film Festival at Texas Theatre
All lady filmmakers, all weekend.

Saturday (8.20)
Summerthon II at Shipping and Receiving
Bands and kiddie pools.

Dreamless at Ochre House
Justin Locklear’s latest play.

Parallel Play’s Farewell Show at Granada Theater
Send them off.

Kenny Rogers at Verizon Theatre
Do the Tulsa turnaround.

Dale Watson at Longhorn Ballroom
Country my ass.

Bad Sports (Album Release) at Armoury D.E.
With Radioactivity, Party Static.

North Texas State Fair and Rodeo at Denton State Fair Grounds
Saddle up.

Sunday (8.21)
Ruby the Rabbitfoot at Three Links
Take a bow.

Carrie Rodriguez at Kessler Theater
Si no te vaz.

Nosferatu the Vampyre at Alamo Drafthouse (Cedars)
A movie that sucks.

Far East Movement at Bungalow Beach Club
The illest.

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