Sometimes, all we want to do is park it in front of the Chromecast and do nothing but binge-watch old episodes of Dawson's Creek on Netflix, entire seasons at a time. Don't judge.

Besides, there ain't nothing wrong with that.

Except, well, when there is. According to some research conducted at the University of Texas, the more shows people binge-watch, the more lonely and depressed they are. Shocking, we know.

So, um, you might want to try and pry yourselves away from your screens at some point this weekend — y'know, for your health. And we've got a few places you can go to distract yourselves from the temptation. Will it be yes, or will it be sorry? — Cory Graves

G-Eazy at South Side Music Hall (Sold Out)
That's right girls, G-Eazy is back in Dallas. Fashion's favorite rapper, is known for sampling Grizzly Bear, LCD Soundsystem, and The Kinks, as well as selling out Trees this time last year. Oh, hey, look, he's now done the same at the slightly larger South Side Music Hall, too. — Lauren Rushing

Low Steppa at Red Light Lounge
Low Steppa is a house-step DJ coming straight out of Birmingham, UK, that's made a somewhat rapid assent through the electronic music ranks thanks to some well-received releases through the Beatport community. Local DJs Left/Right, Closed Caption, Trespass will provide opening support. — LR

Donnell Rawlings at Arlington Improv
Yes Rawlings was the guy who screamed, “I'm rich biatch!” at the end of every episode of Chappelle's Show, but please try not to be that that guy yells the line repeatedly at the comedian if you end up at one of his stand-up sets this weekend. Besides, he's been in lots of other stuff, too, like those episodes of The Wire where he played Senator Clay Davis' corrupt legislative aide Day-Day Price. — CG

Purple Rain at Inwood Theatre
Remember Prince's epic Purple Rain movie? Of course you do. This movie will be showing both Friday and Saturday at 11:59 p.m. at the Inwood Theatre in Dallas. Come bathe yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka. — LR

Marvel Universe Live! at American Airlines Center
You thought the Marvel movies were pretty epic? Well, just imagine what it will be like to see all of your favorite Marvel superheroes defeat ruthless villains live. Probably a lot like that cheesy old Batman stunt show they used to put on at Six Flags. Anyway, you don't have to imagine what it'd be like, because for the next three days that's exactly what they'll be doing inside the AAC. Expect plenty of special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles etc. will all be included. — Carly Seitz

The Acro-Cats at Stage West
The writers of Portlandia thought they were being clever with their sketch about Cat Nap, the cat-led trio that “transcends music on literally every single level.” Thing is, there really is a band that features not one, but three real-life cat members playing real live instruments. OK, so maybe the group's arrhythmic, not-quite-in-sync compositions don't necessarily put them on par with The Beatles. But The Rock Cats' performance is just one of the acts whose undeniable talents will be on display this weekend at Circus Cats. — CG

Gregory Alan Isakov at The Loft (Sold Out)
Isakov is a pretty down-to-Earth guy. Quite literally, actually. When he's not busy with his music, he spends his time gardening. Unfortunately, his show is sold out, but maybe you can find some tickets on Craigslist or something. — CS

Sean Danielsen at Liquid Lounge
The former frontman of late '90s grunge rockers Smile Empty Soul hits Dallas on his current solo tour. Tonight's stop marks Danielsen's second show of 2015, too, for whatever that's worth. Ben Jah, Jacob Pierce and No Weapon Formed open. — CG

Walker & The Texas Dangers at Double Wide
Tonight the OG Wide flexes its rockabilly muscle with a headlining set from Fort Worth staples Walker & The Texas Dangers. Opening up is the surely Old 97's inspired outfit Crash on the Barrelhead, long running Denton twang slingers Boxcar Bandits and steam powered Fort Worth Americana bunch Bomber Spur. — CG

Clerks Double Feature at Granada Theater
Snoochie boochies! Thanks to Granada's new Double Features series, Kevin Smith is back on the screen for one night only. This Friday you can catch both Clerks and Clerks 2 on the theater's rolldown screen. There will be $3 beer and shot specials. Unlike Dante, you are supposed to be here today. — LR

The Cush (Album Release) at The Grotto
Fort Worth vets, The Cush, will release its new heavy psych album Transcendental Heat Wave this weekend. Incidentally, “Heavy Psych” is also the name of the album's opening cut. They'll follow that up with a Dallas release show on February 7 at Three Links where the band will perform with True Widow. In the meantime, you can stream another heavy, swirling cut called “Droids” here. Wire Nest and Def Rain open. — CG

Big Head Todd & The Monsters at House of Blues
Maybe it's partly due to all the 20th anniversary editions of so many seminal '90s albums being released over the last couple years (or just because of the cyclical nature of music), but a lot of people are nostalgic for that era of alternative rock at the moment. This might help explain how acts like Big Head Todd are still kicking around and filling out venues the size of the House of Blues. — CG

Vacationer at Dada
Vactioner blends the escapist dream pop of Beach House with the mystical electro-pop of Panda Bear. Formed in 2011 as a side project for Philly-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Kenny Vasoli, Vacationer has created a blend of unique sound and catchy lyrics. If you've never heard of him, he also pairs well with acts like Reptar, Geographer and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., this is for you. Locals Valise open. — Lauren Rushing

Yonatan Gat at Rubber Gloves
Since splitting from Monotonix, a band he co-founded, master guitarist Yonatan Gat has continued making an interesting brand of punk rock influenced by the Middle East, Africa, Brazil and New York. Take note: the guitarists new outfit immediately took over his old band's mantle as the most exciting live band in rock 'n' roll. If anyone could verify that fact it'd be the staff at Three Links, whose back patio the band set on fire mid-set during a show last year. — CG

Dark Ambient Music Nights at The Prophet Bar
DAMN! is what organizers of this transcendent, recurring audiovisual experience hope you'll be saying after this one. Experimental music from names like Derek Rogers, Black Dolphin, Fond Phantom, Atop and DJ TJ will be accompanied by projections from Eyes Wings and Many Other Things' John Barker, Half Asexual's William Sarradet and Sean Miller, whose work you might have seen accompanying his wife Lily Taylor's sets. Damn, indeed. — CG

Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth at House of Blues
With almost zero radio play, controversial New York death metal pioneers Cannibal Corpse has carved out a pretty successful 27-year career. Similarly, progressive and dark Polish outfit Behemoth has helped push that country's well-known extreme metal to its limits in its own 24-year span. Aeon and Tribulation also perform. — CG

Baboon, Deathray Davies, Corn Mo, Nervous Curtains at Three Links
Wait, what year is this again? Kidding aside, the early aughts Dallas favorites at the top of this bill have each performed more than a handful of times the past couple of years. Back in their heydays, Nick Offerman's favorite musician (read: Corn Mo) called Denton home, too. Solid a lineup as it is, try to avoid being the guy that keeps saying things about how much better things were back then ad nauseam. — CG

Seether, Papa Roach at South Side Ballroom
Early 2000s boy rock bands Seether and Papa Roach perform in Dallas tonight. There's a greater than zero chance you've got something better to do, but, hey, it might just be your last resort. Zing! — LR

Ragonk-a-Thon at Trees
Poor T.C. Fleming, whose on-air flub of Rolando McClain's last name during an update on 1310-AM The Ticket, has become one of the most used bits of Ticket-centric lingo in recent weeks. Relive that audio gold here and be in on the joke before this one, because aside from their own songs, local heavyweights Son of Stan, Sealion, The Outfit, Bummer Vacation and The Azalea Project will each perform an original ragonk-themed tune at this one, too. — CG

Good Riddance at Gas Monkey Live
'90s Fat Wreck Chords favorites, Good Riddance, reunited in 2012, and have previously said they'll be putting out a new record this year. We shall see. We can confirm, however, they'll tear up Gas Monkey along with old school Austin punks Lower Class Brats and Dallas ska outfit Samuel Caldwell's Revenge. Hope you have the time of your life. — CG

Daphne Willis at Twilite Lounge (Free)
Daphne Willis is a Chicago-based Folk&B (a genre we, admittedly, just made up to describe her folky R&B hybrid sound) artist with Texas roots that's been making quite the name for herself of late — especially around Dallas where she performs more than a lot of actual local bands. — CG

Max Frost at Cambridge Room
Name recognition aside, you might be somewhat familiar with Austin pop rocker Max Frost, as his “White Lies” was featured in a Beats by Dre commercial last year. Or maybe you saw him opening up for Fitz & The Tantrums. In any case, you should maybe start getting familiar, or so says Rolling Stone and NPR, both of which named Frost to recent “artists you need to know” type lists. — CG

Kathy Griffin at WinStar World Casino
Known for taking over the late Joan Rivers' slot hosting E!'s Fashion Police host and starring in sticoms like Suddenly Susan, D-list actor and comedian Kathy Griffin will show off some of her high-energy stand-up prowess just north of the border.– LR

You Blew It!, Tiny Moving Parts, Rozwell Kid at Dada
On the heels of a new, universally adored EP, Keep Doing What You're Doing, You Blew It! headlines its first-ever North American tour. What's more impressive is they manner in which they band's gotten outlets like Pitchfork, Stereogum, Spin and Entertainment Weekly to fawn all over what's essentially a crunchy emo revival record.Tiny Moving Parts and Rozwell Kid join the band on the road for next couple months, and Glasir also performs at this one. — CG

Kill Bill 1 & 2 at Granada Theater
The Granada hosts its second double feature of the weekend, in the form of Quentin Tarantino classics, Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Load up the pussy wagon and get a bloody deal on $3 shots and beers. — LR

#TexasNoise at Pariah Studio
Recently Lily Taylor organized a noise show at Crown and Harp, that was so well-received she thought she'd keep doing it. This one, which will feature sets from HP Hatecraft, Apocrypha, Locations, Anteroom and *~~, she tells us, is an attempt to “keep the conversation going.” — CG

Fred Eaglesmith at The Live Oak
The gruff-voiced Eaglesmith — aka Canada's answer to Tom Waits — will sing a bunch of songs about trains and other modes of transport tonight out in Fort Worth. — CG

Dark Rooms at Double Wide
You may know Daniel Hart, the frontman for Dark Rooms, from his solo days. If not, you should still check out his band at its show this Saturday, anyway. The Orange, which worked with Grammy-winning producer Eric Delegard on its first full-length album, and Atom & EV will play at the show as well. — CS

Paula Poundstone at Dallas City Performance Hall
She was named one of Comedy Central's 100 greatest standup comedians in 2004, so Paula Poundstone must be doing something right. Known for her outrageous suit-and-tie combo (it's outrageous because she's a woman), you might remember Poundstone from the '90s, or, as a frequent contestant on NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me if you're the type that gets up early-ish on the weekends. — Chelsea Upton

Cartoon Cereal Party at Alamo Drafthouse
It's the return of the theater's monthly cartoon/cereal/pajama party. This month's Japanese Monster Madness theme will feature two hours worth of vintage Tokusatsu superhero TV shows, cartoons, and commercials. And really, what better place to get your pre-Homegrown carbo-load on — or at the very least just delay putting on pants for another couple hours — than in a darkened theater while wearing your pajamas and feasting from an extensive cereal bar? — CG

Christopher Titus at Texas Theatre
Christopher Titus is one of the few people who gets away with joking about suicide, heart attacks, domestic abuse and more. You may say such topics aren't funny, and many people would probably agree with you. But this dude has managed to star in several TV shows, including his own show, Titus, which aired on FOX from 2000 to 2002. People genuinely like him, as strange as that may sound. Anyway, you can catch one of his stand-up performances this Saturday at Texas Theater, and judge for yourself if he pulls off his style of dark comedy or not. — CS

Paul Collins & The Beat at Rubber Gloves
The underrated Paul Collins — of short-lived '70s power-pop trio The Nerves — swings through town tonight. That group is most famous for penning “Hanging on the Telephone” which was later made popular by Blondie. Like they did when he played a free show in Dallas last year, San Antonio punk outfit The Rich Hands open, along with The Lash Outs and The Gabies — CG

Shinyribs at Kessler Theater
Shinyribs mastermind Kevin Russell has gone on record as saying that it was somewhere in the mid-'90s when the focus of his band, The Gourds, began a steady shift away from creativity and towards how they could best feed their families. On the other hand, Russell's experienced a renewed burst of musical freedom through his new Shinyribs project in recent years. — CG

Dustin Cavazos at Curtain Club
Dustin Cavazos has seemingly always got something new going on, mostly because the prolific Oak Cliff rapper makes really great use of his free time. Last month, for instance, Cavazos released this clip for his “See You Again,” which was shot at Andy's Wash World in Oak Cliff on a 1989 Magnavox VHS Camera, presumably while the emcee was waiting for his clothes to dry. Profit$, Pyrex Pirates and Jenny Robinson open. — CG

W&W at Lizard Lounge
Dutch electronic dance music duo W&W bring their brand of dubstep and beat drops to Dallas, all the way from the Netherlands. You just have to Uber right down the road to see them, though. — LR

Too Cold To Hold Marathon at Norbuck Park
Considering the warmer weather North Texas has experienced lately, Run Project's name for its marathon on Sunday seemed a little unfitting. However, temperatures are projected to drop to the 30s the day of the run. Maybe the event planners for Run Project have magical weather-predicting abilities, because the marathon has been on the books for a while. The marathon is sold out, but you can still check it out and cheer for those running to help in the fight against blood cancers. — CS

Super Bowl Watch Party at Granada Theater
The Granada's not allowed to use the phrase “Super Bowl” to advertise its event, even if said phrase was coined by a noted Dallasite. Welp, we can. This is a mother fucking Super Bowl party. Watch the Pats and Seahawks go at it on the theater's big screen, where they'll also be serving up cheap tacos and beer. — CG

The Chili Bowl Cookoff at Three Links
The two weeks American households purchase the most calories isn't Thanksgiving or Christmas, but the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Of course plenty of people have lobbied that the Monday after the game be designated a national holiday, too. Food and football just kind of go hand-in-hand, which is why Three Links is hosting a chili cook-off during the first quarter of this Sunday's contest. There'll be two categories: one for Texas chili (the kind with no beans, you Yankee) and one for everything else (including vegan and vegetarian “chilis”). Matt Hillyer will perform at some point, too. — CG

Superbowl Watch Party at Henderson Tap House
There's a ton of places to watch the “big game” this Sunday (read: any and every business or residence that owns at least one television). What sets HTH apart from most of those is the fact that it's the kind of place actual pro football players prefer to watch the game (when they're getting paid to, anyway). Still several Dallas Cowboys did get together to watch Monday Night Football games there earlier this season, so there's that. — CG

Corn Mo, Fishboy at Rubber Gloves
Immediately following the big football game, a pair of oft-humorous Denton legends will recreate a bill that first went down at this same venue 11 years ago. That year the Patriots won its second Super Bowl in three years. Headliner Corn mo sings, plays the accordion, keyboards, and sometimes performs as a one man band. His music style is a mixture of circus music, glam rock influenced by the likes of Meat Loaf and Queen. Fishboy is a twee-heavy singer-songwriter that released another in a long line of concept albums last year. — LR

Casablanca at Alamo Drafthouse
Of all the movie houses in all the towns, you had to walk into the one that was showing the Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman classic Casablanca. The afternoon matinee kicks off the theater's Valentine's-centric “month of love” theme. — CG

Super Browls Half Time Show at Dan's Silverleaf
So, instead of watching whatever superstar is performing at halftime of the Super Bowl (sorry, Katy Perry), you can go to Dan's Silverleaf and watch The Super Browls drunkenly cover the works of Prince, Devo and MC5 instead. Problem solved. — Trace McCaslin

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