Get Down On The Sneak Tip.

Over the last couple of days, the following video, which features a trio of adorable grandmas smoking weed for the first time, has been getting puff, puff, passed around the Internet, and for good reason. it's simply amazing.

Check it out.

Oh, how we wish these were our own grandmothers.

In any case, these brave women should serve as inspiration for having an amazing weekend. No, we're not telling you to go out and get blazed. Unlike the state of Washington, where the video was reportedly made, smoking pot is still very much illegal in Dallas.

Bigger picture, though: Look how much of a blast these gals have after trying something new! It's clear from the clip that they're very much having the time of their lives. Let it be a lesson to you to step outside your comfort zone and give something new a shot this weekend. — Cory Graves

Leon Russell at Granada Theater
These days Russell is equally lauded for his long list of legendary collaborators — Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, Herb Alpert, Bob Dylan have all previously worked with the eclectic pianist, just to name a few — as he is for his flowing white Gandalf-like beard. All told he's a pretty badass ivory-tickler that served as Joe Cocker's music director during his famed Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. The fact that he's responsible for the original version of “Superstar” (made famous by The Carpenters) isn't to be discounted, either. — CG

Punk Karaoke at Three Links (Early)
Think you do a pretty decent Johnny Rotten, Henry Rollins or, hell, Chrissie Hynde? You do? Well, this one's for you at Three Links. All you have to do is show up, wait for your live backing band to start up, and scream your head off. It's really that easy. Oh, and be sure to get there early, as the band will only do each of the available songs on their list once. — Stephen Young

Captured by Robots at Three Links (Late)
Former Blue Meanies bassist Jay Vance performs as JBOT, a human enslaved by his robot bandmates. The story behind these robots is that they supposedly ripped JBOT's intestines and eyeballs out. So expect plenty of gross out humor and sight gags. And actual instrument-playing robots, which is, um, something you don't see every day. — SY

Oil Boom (Album Release) at The Prophet Bar
Ahead of tonight's album release show, Oil Boom's latest single, “The Sneak Tip,” was just named one of the ten songs public radio can't stop listening to via NPR. Writes Ryan LaCroix of Stillwater, Oklahoma's KOSU: “'The Sneak Tip,' by the Dallas-area garage-rock band Oil Boom, gives me an instant thrill. The group's new album Red Metal, produced by Ben Harper's former drummer Jordan Richardson, has an element of power pop — a bit of a shift from a sound that had mostly been about bluesy, scrappy rock 'n' roll. Ryan Taylor's excited pre-chorus stutter and plentiful 'woah-woah-woahs' are bound to pull you in, so break out your air guitar and let your hair down.” Goodnight Ned and Otis the Destroyer open. — CG

Artist 2 Artist at Lofty Spaces
This weekend marks the 51st anniversary of LBJ becoming the first — and only — president inaugurated in Dallas. It also marks the first edition of An LBJ Experience booking agency's new Artist 2 Artist series which aims to pair artists of different genres in intimate settings. OK, so the agency's name comes from its founders' initials (read: Lee Escobedo, Billy Lam, Jesse Porter) and not President Johnson. Still the first-ever Artist 2 Artist event will bring together local hip-hop kings A.Dd+ and shoegaze-y distortion-poppers Blackstone Rangers in the intimate confines of Lofty Spaces. Expect more than just standard sets from these two acts, too. Reads a press release from the trio: “As two acts present an intimate set with interview interludes, video stories will play between songs and the artists will speak directly to their art, sound and inspiration. As opposed to reading or seeing their stories elsewhere, you get an opportunity to experience their stories from the artists themselves, in a lively concert context but intimate atmosphere. This unique showcase will also feature a halftime interlude showcasing entertainment from different arts and cultures, providing a diverse showcase of Dallas' talent.” — CG

Panther Island Ice at Coyote Drive-In
Fort Worth's only outdoor ice skating rink re-opens this weekend. It promises to be bigger than last year's version. It's real ice, too, not that weird plastic junk that confounded so many skaters at Klyde Warren last winter. — CG

Jason Boland at House of Blues
Though Boland's arguably one of the top five acts in the Texas country scene, he actually hails from Stillwater, Oklahoma. Come to think of it, so do Texas Country heavy hitters Stoney LaRue and both of Cody Canada's outfits. Wait, why do we call it the “Texas country” scene again? Kentucky boy Chris Knight opens. — CG

Found Footage Festival vol. 7 at Texas Theatre
A dude from The Onion and another from The Late Show with David Letterman are the masterminds behind this touring festival, which finds them touring the country to show such random clips as “McDonald's Custodial Training Video (1983).” Basically, this is kind of like traveling through a YouTube wormhole of random videos with that “funny” guy from the office at the helm of the mouse. — Pete Freedman

The Color of Noise at Texas Theatre
In the late '80s U.S. Marine Tom Hazelmyer started a record label, hiding records in a hand grenade crate under his bunk. Over the years his Amphetamine Reptile Records grew into one of the most influential labels of its era, releasing albums from Helmet, the Melvins, Mudhoney and his own band, Halo of Flies. In this documentary, filmmaker Eric Robel tells Tom “Haze XXL” Hazelmyer's tale and his little label that could. Robel will also be in attendance at tonight's screening. — CG

The JFK Assassination: The Garrison Tapes at Texas Theatre
Jim Garrison — aka the Kevin Costner role in Oliver Stone's JFK — came to prominence after his investigations of the JFK assassination in the '60s, in which he concluded the CIA was involved in Kennedy's death. The Godfather of Conspiracy Theorists was also the first person to subpoena the Zapruder film from Time magazine, which eventually led to its widespread dissemination to the American public. This is the only film in which viewers have the opportunity to hear directly from Garrison himself. — CG

Young Jeezy at South Side Ballroom
Earlier this year, T.D. Jakes, the leader of Dallas' biggest megachurch, vowed to sue Kendrick Lamar and Young Jeezy for sampling snippets from one of his sermons in the “Holy Ghost” remix that appears on Jeezy's latest album, Seen It All: The Autobiography. Most traces of the song subsequently were wiped from the Internet. You can probably hear it tonight, though, should you opt to head over to the South Side Ballroom. — CG

Problem Dogg (Album Release) at Dreamy Life Records (Free)
Roommate collective/band/thing Problem Dogg is, without a doubt, the most prolific act in North Texas. Dogg has, at last check, released 63 LPs since last March, including the epic 49-track Trippin' Murder Dogg, which retails for $420.69, and the 14-hour Scurvy Dogg, which is free. It begs the question, isn't every Problem Dogg show an album release show? — SY

“The Golden Age of Jazz” at Meyerson Symphony Center
On the docket tonight are a batch of accessible-yet-stellar, timeless jazz classics, including Cab Calloway's “Minnie the Moocher,” Brubeck's “Take Five” and “Blue Mambo a la Turk,” Weather Report's “Birdland” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” Dizzy Gillespie's “A Night in Tunisia” and Louis Armstrong's “West End Blues” among others. — CG

Deep Inside at Crown and Harp
Joining DJ BOXX at his regular third Thursday monthly is one-time Detroit Pistons DJ Earl Mixxin McKinney. Together they'll spin a ton of deep Chicago and Detroit underground house music. — CG

Auxiliary Voice at Dada
Get your art-music on with this local bill at the Dada that features the ambient post-rock haze of The Auxiliary Voice, the melancholic chamber pop of Bethan and the ambient Americana of Low Dark Hills. You can't just rage your way through every weekend, y'know. — SY

Monte Montgomery at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Usually when the phrase, “he's a guitar player's guitar player” gets tossed around, it's usually in reference to someone who is a Grade A wanker, unmatched in his penchant for noodling, but usually at the expense of any songwriting ability whatsoever. Fortunately for Montgomery, that's not the case. While he's about the best acoustic guitarist currently touring, he pairs it with a pretty solid roots catalog as well. — CG

Rock Lottery 13 at Dan's Silverleaf
One of our favorite local bands from the past few years — a Denton supergroup, of sorts, called Rape Casserole — sadly only played one show before breaking up. It wasn't because things went badly during their sole performance. Quite the opposite actually: Despite only hearing it once, we couldn't get their song about the truck driver with a box of dicks and a bottle up his butt out of our heads for weeks. Knowing that you'll only hear the songs at Rock Lottery once is at once the coolest and, in a way, disappointing things about Rock Lottery. But though the songs are fleeting the magic of this one night in Denton somehow always lives on. — CG

In The Garage Alliance Presents: Jacuzzi Boys
The unfortunate truth is that very few musicians in North Texas have any sort of health insurance plans or coverage. Accepting that as truth, at least one group of music scene supporters has now set out to create a safety net of sorts for these uninsured musicians during their times of need. Through a series of proactive rather than reactive benefit shows, In The Garage Alliance, a nonprofit quietly formed this past summer by Dallas resident and fervent garage rock fan Greg Strong, hopes to create a rainy day fund of sorts for local musicians in need of help — money that can be doled out to those in need as it's needed rather than after the fact. That's the whole idea behind this benefit show, that'll feature performances from Miami rockers Jacuzzi Boys, Chicago rock duo White Mystery, Memphis psych-punks Ex-Cult, Dallas “margarita punk” band Sealion and Forth Worth post-punk upstart Bummer Vacation. — PF

Cry of Battle/War is Hell at Texas Theatre
Like they have in years past, the historic Texas Theatre — where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended following the assassination of JFK on this day 51 years ago — will mark the anniversary of the occaision with a screening of the same Cry of Battle/War is Hell double-feature that Oswald sneaked into on that fateful day. Oh, and here's a note for you conspiracy buffs: War is Hell actor Baynes Barron, who reportedly was on screen at the exact moment of Oswald's arrest, was born the same day as JFK. So there's that. — CG

Chris D'Elia at South Side Music Hall
Hey, it's that guy that played Whitney Cummings' boyfriend on Whitney. Of course, you probably don't get that reference, or else the show would have lasted more than two seasons. He'll attempt to leave a more lasting impression tonight with his stand-up. — CG

Little Big Town at Verizon Theatre
Pop country's answer to Peter, Paul and Mary brings its four-part harmonies and 14 charting singles to Grand Prairie this evening. Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne open. — CG

Show of Strength: A Celebration of the Music of Echo & the Bunnymen at Double Wide
On this eve the Happy Death Men — a band made up of Sean Kirkpatrick (Nervous Curtains), James Henderson (Baboon), Benjamin White (Punky Reggae Party), Del Perez (Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things) and TJ Prendergast (Maleveller) — will perform selections from Echo & the Bunnymen albums Crocodiles, HeavenUp Here, Porcupine, and Ocean Rain. More importantly, for every two cans of non-perishable food items you bring along to donate to the North Texas Food Bank, you'll get $2 off at the door and/or $2 drinks at the bar. — CG

John Hammond at Kessler Theater
Aside from discovering a method of cloning dinosaurs using the extracted blood from prehistoric mosquitoes that were trapped and therefore preserved in amber, and later creating the world's first dinosaur theme park, Hammond's also been performing traditional blues professionally for over 50 years. — CG

Sasha at It'll Do Club
Welsh electronic icon Sasha has been in the game for years now, but that doesn't mean the dude isn't up on his shit. His most recent LP featured collaborations with The xx, Foals and Little Dragon, just to name a few. — PF

Gone With the Wind at Texas Theatre
As part of the theatre's “class of '39” filmseries, the Texas Theatre will screen that year's winner of the “Best Picture” Oscar, Gone With the Wind. When adjusted for inflation, the film's $3.3 billion take makes it the most financially successful film in the history of cinema. In hindsight, some of the film's portrayals of racism and marital rape have been criticized, still, if you've never seen it, it should be on your bucket list. Just know going in it'll require a four-hour commitment. — CG

Tenth Anniversary Tour and Tasting at Rahr & Sons
In this town — and in this current brewing climate — when folks think of a bourbon barrel-aged beer, they typically think of Lakewood's Bourbon Barrel Aged Temptress. And deservedly so: That's a fantastic beer. But Fort Worth's Rahr brewing has been releasing its own barrel-aged winter brew since before Lakewood Brewing Company even existed. Locally, Rahr is a brewery that's perhaps a bit underappreciated. The brewery opened in Fort Worth in 2004 — well before the recent explosion of craft beer in North Texas — and now has a pretty long history of quality brewing. Raise a glass to the brewery's ten years in the game at this anniversary tour and tasting. — Colin Alsheimer

Rhett Miller at Granada Theater
Just like every year about this time the CF Concert Series brings headliner Rhett Miller and host Gordon Keith of 1310-AM The Ticket to the Granada for a Cystic Fibrosis benefit. Joining the Old 97's frontman in raising money for the cause will be The Wind + the Wave, The O's and Prophets & Outlaws. — CG

Wayne “The Train” Hancock at The Aardvark
Wayne “The Train” Hancock's blend of western swing and old-time honky tonk are the closest thing you'll find to the sounds of Hank Williams Sr. these days — especially now that Hank III's begun to lean so heavily on his punk side. — CG

Confetti Eddie's Magic, Burlesk & Sideshow at Confetti Eddie's Magic Parlor
Artist and gallery owner Edward “Confetti Eddie” Ruiz will put on a pair of performances on Saturday, on his home turf, the studio where he builds and practices his latest illusions. There, Ruiz will give you a tour of the studio and let you in on some of the secrets behind his illusions. Magician Trigg Watson will also perform, as will The Lovely Karleena, singer Lyric Laveau, sideshow performer Jai Le Bai and burlesque performer Sweet T. Seats are limited. — CG

The Jack Kerowax (Album Release) at Twilite Lounge (Free)
The Johnny Beauford-led Jack Kerowax will celebrate the release its debut LP, which was recorded entirely in analog at Deep Ellum's Ferralog Studios. The band's drummer, Nathan Adamson, knows a thing or two about cutting tape and live mixing, too, recording recent albums from Goodnight Ned and Party Static as well. — CG

Chili Cook-Off at City Tavern
Unlike most other chili cook-offs, bragging rights and a little prize money won't be the only things up for grabs. The winner of this thing will have the honor of having their award-winning recipe on City Tavern's menu for the next year. All that meaty goodness should pair well with live tunage from Madison King, Grand Jones, Greg Schroeder and The Van Sanchez. — CG

Disco vs Retro at Red Light Lounge
DJ Lord Byron's monthly underground dance party will attempt to make the mainstream leap with its recent move over to Deep Ellum's newest alternative dance club. On this night the '70s trash disco/ '80s new wave party will celebrate the music of Sinead O'Connor. — CG

Indie in the Big D at Crowdus & Main
Just another affair in the seemingly endless string of gatherings of vendors selling vintage stuff and handmade crafts? Perhaps. If you want to be a dick about it. In reality, this one's a little bigger, its vendor list's a little deeper, and there's even an all-day offering of mostly hip-hop-leaning acts performing, too. — SY

Cedars Open Studios
There will be something going on at every art gallery, bar, restaurant and other merchants in The Cedars today. Seriously, it's too much to mention all in this space, but here's a map of everything that's going on. Trust us, it'll come in handy. Oh, and be sure to say hi to the good folks at Full City Rooster while you're in the neighborhood. — CG

The Floozies at Trees
With a slew of electronics, loopings pedals and the like, brothers Mark and Matt hill are able to pull off an entire full band funk performance on just guitar and drums. Taking advantage of their bolstered capabilities, the brothers also mix in a little electronic, hip-hop and soul into their sound. — CG

Hoodie Allen, Chiddy Bang at South Side Ballroom
Allen's hoards of adoring teens helped him sell out South Side Ballroom, The Prophet Bar and The House of Blues on recent trips through town. We don't expect tonight to be much different, especially considering Allen's turn at this summer's Suburbia Fest. The upside for you older Hoodie fans? Despite the huge crowd that's bound to show up tonight, we're guessing the lines at the bar will be all but nonexistent. — CG

Raging Bull at Strauss Square (Free)
Robert DeNiro's turn as prizefighter Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorcese's 1980 classic is widely considered by critics to be one of the greatest films ever made. It's worth braving the cold to catch it on a big screen. The fact that you can BYOB to the venue will help you keep warm. — CG

Dallas Tweed Ride at the Grassy Knoll
Don your tweed suit — no, for real, it's a thing — then hop on an old timey bike and meet at the infamous Grassy Knoll for a leisurely ride through Downtown and eventually to a lawn party in Oak Cliff. The eight or nine mile ride will get going a 1:30 p.m. — CG

City Lights in Downtown Dallas
The annual tree-lighting is one of those events that truly ushers in the holiday season — whether anyone's actually ready for that reality or not. After the tree lighting will be a slew of holiday festivities backed by Christmas music. Hey, at least it's free. — Porttia Portis

Planet of the Apes at Alamo Drafthouse
Always wanted a valid excuse to yell, “Take your stinking paw off me you damn dirty ape!” to the guy using your armrest at the movies? Well today you can! Catch a screening the original version of this sci-fi classic this weekend. Just don't spoil the twist ending for any of the N00Bs you happen to run across. — Jessica Petrocchi

Sarah Jaffe, John Congleton at Dan's Silverleaf
Like she does periodically, Sarah Jaffe will return to the Denton club where she once worked as a bartender, and like each of those other times, this intimate gathering should sell out rather easily. Even better? Jaffe's opener this time around will be the elusive John Congleton, who produced her first two albums, and who also doesn't perform live all that often these days. That said, advanced ticket purchases are highly recommended. — CG

“Train Wreck” at Webb Gallery
Exhibitions at Bruce Lee Webb's gallery in Waxahachie are always a must-see, and worth the drive to check them out. On Sunday they'll celebrate their “Train Wreck” show — which features new works by Daniel Higgs, Tom & Judy and Anthony Dominguez — with a dance party helmed by DJ Rid and Saint Arnold brews. — CG

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.


















































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