This week in The New York Times, one writer makes a case for killing off small talk. Rather than start conversations chatting about things like the weather, they posit, why not start with bigger issues right from the jump, things like “our weightiest beliefs and most potent fears” or “questions that reveal who we are and where we want to go?”
It’s a bold move, and one most folks aren’t likely to go along with right away. But we do agree with them on one point, and that’s about how we should be asking each other where we want to go. Well, where do you want to go? Not sure? We have a few suggestions.
Elle King at House of Blues
Rob Schneider’s kid.
Grand Opening at Lula B’s Oak Cliff
Phish at Verizon Theatre
Drop your bean.
Sabrina Carpenter at Trees
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.
Fantastic Negrito at Cambridge Room
An honest man.
Pumpkin Carving Contest at Barcadia (Dallas)
Cut it out.
Lil Dicky at House of Blues (Sold Out)
You snooze you lose.
Miel y Noir: “Flight” at Centre
Sweeter than honey.
Suicidal Tendencies at Gas Monkey Live
For when all you wanted was a Pepsi.
The Haunting at The Magnolia
At Hill House, the dead don’t stay quiet.
Phish at Verizon Theatre
Drop another bean.
Ovarian Psycos Screening at Ash Studios
With a director Q&A.
Allen Stone at Kessler Theatre
His favorite songs, his favorite stories.
Flight of the Conchords at Verizon Theatre
It’s business time.
Tech N9ne at Gas Monkey Live
Troye Sivan at South Side Ballroom
Talk me down.
Snakehips at RBC
All your friends are there.
Francine Thirteen, Honor System, Yung Wave, Diamond Age at The Live Oak
A rather solid all-local lineup.
Casey Neistat at UNT (Sold Out)
Sans his brother.
of Montreal at Trees
Let’s pretend we don’t exist.
Decks in the Park at Klyde Warren Park
Get decked out.
Judge at RBC
Bringin’ it down.
The Egyptian Lover at Dada
Back from the tomb.
Rob Zombie’s 31 at Texas Theatre
The show must go on.
Halloween Trash Bash at Three Links
Alice Cooper, Disrupt, Celtic Frost, Motorhead, and White Zombie as brought to you by members of Duell, Mountain of Smoke, Steel Bearing Hand, Pissed Grave and Creepeth.
Johnnyswim at House of Blues
Melanie Martinez at South Side Ballroom
Cry baby, cry.
The Pretty Reckless at Gas Monkey Live
Make me wanna die.
Gettin’ It at Dallas Comedy House
A storytelling show.
Halloween Block Party on Henderson
Beat up the block.
Beats and Eats at Granada Theater
Food by Chad Houser, tunes by The Texas Gentlemen.
Brew-Haha Comedy Series at Franconia Brewing
Laugh until Oktoberfest comes out of your nose.
Brutal Juice at Three Links
Celebrating the release of their new album.
Dallas Mavericks vs Houston Rockets at American Airlines Center
The home opener.
Party Static, Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re, We Are The Asteroid at Double Wide
Your cat will like this.
Astronautalis at Kessler Theater
Cut the body loose.
Modern ‘Til Midnight! at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Celebrating the new Kaws exhibit.
El Ten Eleven at RBC
Paul Cauthen at Good Records
Singing his gospel.
Double Wide’s Twisted Trick or Treat
The music od Judas Priest, Devo and The Strokes as covered by Judas Rising, We Are Not Men and Different Strokes.
Dallas Marijuana March at JFK Memorial
It’s totally NORML.
Dreaming Electric at Ochre House
A play about Tesla.
World Steak Showdown at Billy Bob’s
Pride of Southside Homebrew Competition at SiNaCa Studios
Make your own.
Do For It Records Halloween Show at Curtain Club
Locals covering Faith No More, Clutch, Depche Mode, System of a Down and Green Day.
Bombon Does Dallas at RBC
The ultimate tropical dance party.
The Bright Light Social Hour’s Halloween Disco Drag at Dada
Locked and Loaded: Chippr Jones at Armoury D.E (Free)
Not the baseball player.
Night of the Creeps 35mm at Texas Theatre
Plus Monster Party behind the screen show!
Ghostland Observatory at The Bomb Factory
A Halloween tradition.
Halloween Roast at Dallas Comedy House
Just some monsters busting each other’s balls.
Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party on Cedar Springs
Dallas’ signature Halloween event.
Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions at Music Hall at Fair Park
BarkHappy Dallas: Howl-O-Ween Party at Community Beer Co.
Party with the pups.
The Jayhakws at Kessler Theater (Sold Out)
Why don’t you stop and look at what’s going down.
Puppy Con at Main Street Garden Park
A puppy convention.
The Head and The Heart at South Side Ballroom
Rhythm and blues.
Jason D. Williams at AT&T Stadium
Dig that boogie.
Stevie Nicks, The Pretenders at American Airlines Center
Lovers forever, face to face.
Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty, Eearz, Bob Swae, Impxct at The Bomb Factory
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.