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Rejoice one and all, for Bill Nye the Science Guy is now available to stream via Netflix. Yup: All 100 episodes, in their full '90s glory.

It's a blessing and a curse, tbh.

I mean, it'll be hard not to stay in and binge on it all weekend long. On the other hand, though, there's so many quality reasons to get out of the house this weekend.

Talk about a dilemma! Maybe the following list will help a little in that regard. — Cory Graves

Purity Ring at The Bomb Factory
With Another Eternity released earlier this year, Edmonton “Future Pop” duo Purity Ring is set to fill the cavernous Bomb Factory. Braids and Born Gold add some atmosphere to the evening. — Evan Henry

Alejandro Escovedo Trio at Kessler Theater
Critical darling, cult favorite and Austin legend Alejandro Escovedo arrives in town tonight. That news should excite Dallas resident and former president George W. Bush, who was known to rock Escovedo's song “Castanets” at the White House. Unfortunately upon learning that tidbit, the left-leaning Escovedo stopped performing the song live for a spell. Now that Bush has long been out of office, the song's since made its return to Escovedo's set lists, and he'll likely pull it out tonight — that is unless Bush decides to show up. The wonderful Carrie Rodriguez opens. — CG

Fort Worth Metal Fest at The Rail Club
The first-ever Fort Worth Metal Fest will go down at The Rail Club this Memorial Day Weekend, and for a first-year fest, the lineup is actually quite solid. Set to appear at the three-day fest are EYEHATEGOD, Warbeast, Goatwhore, Napalm Death and Nuclear Assault, which will be making its final Texas performance ever. Tickets to the fest start at $13 per day or $39 for a three-day pass. — CG

Ciara at House of Blues
After a recent self-comparison to pop star Beyonce, Ciara is set to perform live House of Blues as part of the “Jackie” tour. Her biggest competition is herself. — EH

Nellie McKay at Granada Theater
Part cabaret, part sunshine pop, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay is coming to Dallas. It's been about a decade since she released her widely adored Get Away From Me LP. More recently she's released a new album of '60s pop covers, so expect tonight's show to lean more in that direction. Welcome in the warm summer air with this one. Erin Ivey opens. — EH

Goonies at Inwood Theatre
Hey you guuuuuuuys! Your favorite pint-sized, '80s buddy flick screens at midnight both nights this weekend. You're bound to find a lot more than gold at this one — especially under the lovesacks. — CG

Alien at Texas Theatre
Screening at the Texas Theatre is an H.R. Giger doc, as well as the 1979 cult-classic, Alien . Afterward, Dallas darkwave trio iill continue the extraterrestrial feelings with violent synth destroyer Teen Slut and Filth. Take witness behind the screen for the single cost of $5. It''ll be out of this world. — EH

Mae at Trees
It's a strange phenomenon, but no matter the religious beliefs of your favorite musician, there's a good chance they got their start in an awkward high school Christian rock band. Maybe it has something to do with the amount of places available for secular minors to play? No matter the case, it's a phase most of us seem to grow out of except, well, the ones of us that don't. Enter Mae, a Christian emo outfit that's been at this for more than a decade now. — CG

Jay Pharaoh at Arlington Improv
Pharoah isn't the current leader of the free world, no, he just plays him on TV. You probably best recognize Jay for his work the past five seasons on Saturday Night Live, where he's impersonated the likes of everyone from Obama to both Jay Z and Kanye West. Now that the show's 40th season wrapped last weekend, he's begun another stand-up tour. Catch him tonight, live from Arlington. — CG

Earl Sweatshirt at South Side Music Hall
Earl Sweatshirt probably wouldn't go to an Earl Sweatshirt show. I mean, he just doesn't like shit. Furthermore, he really doesn't go outside. Don't follow his lead, though, because the Odd Future rapper put out one of the better rap albums of 2015 thus far, the the collective's members are widely known for their high energy live displays. And, hey, if Earl can make it out tonight, you've got no excuse. — CG

Kopecky at Live Oak Music Hall
Not long ago the New York Times wrote, “If you like Fleetwood Mac, try the Kopecky Family Band,” which is either a huge compliment or total diss depending on where you stand with those guys. Like a few other Nashville-based acts that quickly come to mind, these guys play pretty frequently in the area, too, so they must be at least doing a few things right. They've dropped the “Family Band” portion of their name since they were last here, which is probably for the best. Anyway, you've got a couple of chances to catch them tonight, both at Fort Worth's Live Oak listening room or at Dallas Good Records, where they'll perform a free in-store beforehand. — CG

Bike the Bricks at Historic Downtown McKinney
From 3-11 p.m. competitors from all over the country will race their bikes around the tight turns of the brick-paved streets of Downtown McKinney. The winner will take home $25,000 so, um, get on your bikes and ride? — CG

Colt Ford at Gas Monkey Live
Colt Ford is the genius that decided to combine bro country and rap. Hmm, country plus rap, seems like there should be some sort of abbreviation for that. Rountry? Na, that doesn't look quite right. Oh well, we'll think of it. — CG

Crowne Plaza Invitational Golf Tournament at Colonial Country Club
Fort Worth's annual PGA event rolls on through the weekend, and will crown its champ come Sunday. Unlike most years, this year's tournament precedes the Byron Nelson by a week, and features 26 of the top players in the FedEx Cup, including Adam Scott and recent Masters winner, 21-year-old Dallas boy Jordan Spieth. — CG

Epocha's One-Year Anniversary Party at WAAS Gallery
Maintaining independent retail is always a challenge. Though it isn't hard to find success, even for a moment as Deep Ellum clothing retailer Epocha is turning one. To celebrate, the space is bringing live music to the WAAS Gallery. We're told its kind of a big deal. — EH

Hayes Carrll at Levitt Pavilion (Free)
No, he hasn't released any new music since 2011's stellar KMAG YOYO, but, c'mon, Hayes Carll is just the best. A hyperliterate lyricist in the vein of Rhett Miller and a vocalist crooner indebted to Ray Wylie Hubbard, Carll's music is pure Texan — and in the best way possible. It swings and it swaggers, it rollicks and it bites. And, in live settings — especially free, outdoor ones like this one out in Arlington — his charms are only multiplied. He's a treasure. — Pete Freedman

The Swon Brothers at Billy Bob's
You might recognize Oklahoma sibling duo The Swon Brothers from Season 4 of NBC's The Voice, where the Team Blake alumns made it all the way to the finals. The Eagles-loving modern country outfit did a bunch of Petty, Kenny Loggins and touched on both classic and modern country during its run on the show, so expect a little bit of everything. — CG

Natasha Leggero at Hyena's (Fort Worth)
Hear that? That's you from the future, chuckling heartily at risque jokes! If you want my incredibly intuitive prediction to come true, head out to Hyena's Fort Worth the next two nights to enjoy the comedic stylings of frequent Chelsea Handler collaborator, and recent Justin Bieber roaster, Natasha Leggero. She's as foul-mouthed as they come, so leave the babies (and baby-faced friends) at home. — Chelsea Upton

Fungi Girls at Rubber Gloves
For the first time in years, Fort Worth psych trio Fungi Girls take to places unknown in celebration of a new full length bearing a similar name. The venture is set to take them throughout the entire United States with Argentinian pop trio Los Cripis from late May to early July of this year. See them one last time before they leave for the endearing tour. — EH

Lil Keke at Hailey's Club
Houston rapper Lil' Keke is a legend in his hometown thanks in big part to his work with DJ Screw as a teenager in the '90s. Fourteen albums later and the underground king is still looking for the same kind of recognition elsewhere as he does in the Lone Star State. — CG

DJ CMAC at Off the Record
Have you been to Off the Record to get your local band cocktails yet? If not, what the fuck are you waiting for? If you stop in on Friday to pop your War Party or Sealion cherry, you'll also be treated to a mix of Cut Copy remixes, dad rock and possibly a WWE entrance theme or two courtesy of DJ CMAC, aka Chris McDonald. — CG

Legendary Cake Jam (Night One) at Three Links
Night One of -topic and Joonbug's now legendary Cake Jam birthday bashes is -topic's Hip Hop night. With it, he brings collaborative performances between Blue, The Misfit and Sam Lao, Alcace Carcione and KidCam and more. Expect cake, ice cream and shenanigans aplenty while rubbing elbows with the who's who of the Dallas hip-hop scene. — EH

Amy Schumer at WinStar World Casino
The comedian's tour in support of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer continues in Thackerville, Oklahoma. While she likes to say that she's “sluttier than the average bear,” we find that she's funnier than the average bear, too — enough to warrant the trek across the border, even. — Stephen Young

Natasha Leggero at Hyena's (Dallas)
Not willing to commit to driving to Oklahoma for your edgy female comedy fix? After a couple of nights in Fort Worth, Natasha Leggero comes over to Dallas on Saturday. — CG

Keb Mo at Kessler Theater (Sold Out)
For a total of two nights, bluesman and three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Keb Mo shall perform to sold out audiences at The Kessler. His latest effort BLUESAmericana continues to top charts. Take part. — EH

Agent Orange at Trees
Blending surf music and garage rock is in no shortage in the modern era, but southern California punks, Agent Orange were up to such long before the current crop of kids following in their footsteps. See what all the fuss is about and immerse yourself in the old-school waves for just a ten spot. — EH

Jack-FM '80s Prom at Granada Theater
Local radio station Jack-FM is hosting it's own terrible take on prom. Doused in nostalgia and broken dreams, this is set to be '80s-themed and sadder than ever. At least you're old enough to drink this time around. '80s cover band Live 80s performs, too. — EH

Nicole Moudaber at It'll Do
Hailing from Nigera, I can't say Nicole Moudaber's tracks are anything but ordinary house music meant to heighten whatever drugs the club-goers consume. If dub's your thing take hold to It'll Do. Drugs not required. — EH

Kirk Thurmond at The Prophet Bar
As far as all-local bills go, you could certainly do a lot worst than gospel-tinged folkie Kirk Thurmond, enigmatic Goodnight Ned keysman Jonas Martin or the true-to-her-name Emotion Brown & the Cosmos. — CG

Of Mice and Men at House of Blues
Hot Topic youth rejoice, as American metalcore outfit Of Mice And Men take to House Of Blues in support of the newly reissued “Restoring Force: Full Circle” full-length. Free yourself from tethers holding you back in preparation of something truly frightening. — EH

Late Night Reading at Cambridge Room
Not sure how it's possible, but Indianapolis alternative act, Late Night Reading has amassed an unusual following of “mall-rats” and middle schoolers. Lat summer they managed to con kids into funding their latest efforts via Kickstarter, coughing up over $10K in the process. Whatever floats your boat. — EH

Thai Culture & Food Festival at the Buddhist Center of Dallas
In it's second annual run, experience the taste among dances, song and much more at this weekend's Thai Culture and Food Festival. Feel the burn and flavor common culture. It's free and open to the public. — EH

Spectacular Burlesque: “Moulin Rouge” at Texas Theatre
Once a month, the Texas Burlesque Peepshow hosts extravagant events of aerials, drag, musical performance and more. This go around the TBP takes it's audience through the past into a Moulin Rouge-themed event complete with all the charm of a vintage Paris. — EH

Old School Hip-Hop w/ DJ Love at The Wild Detectives
Local independent book retailer/coffee shop The Wild Detectives brings its customers on over to explore the roots of the hip-hop that we know and love with the help of DJ Love. With it, they'll play real vinyl cuts from the classics to the obscure that define the genre in 2015. — Evan Henry This event has been canceled due to weather concerns.

Infinite Fest at The cOoompound
Multi-media art fest meets house show at this DIY party that'll feature live music from Dripping Wet, Joshua Luttrull, Field Guide, Bare Mountain, Hello! Scenic Dreams, Cut Shutters, Load-In, Kent Evans, Jakkkechan and Atop. The address of the house will be posted at the above link on the day of the show. If you do decide to show up for this one, bring $5 for food, etc. And, though it probably goes without saying, this one's BYOB. — CG

Urban Bazaar at Community Beer Company
In lieu of its regular Saturday open house, Brewing District cornerstone, Community Beer Co. is throwing an urban bazaar that'll feature dozens of local vendors, food trucks and the like. Also different is the fact that this one is free to get in and with beer tickets available for purchase. — CG

The Reach Denton at North Texas Fair Grounds
For single day at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 38 bands, none of which we've ever heard of ,are getting together to play the second annual Reach Festival this weekend. If you thought 35 Denton booked obscure artists… Anyway, while the intent of bringing artists together to create some sort of awareness is great and all, this many acts is almost overkill for a Saturday. — EH

Nitro Circus at Toyota Stadium
Ride over to Frisco for a live version of MTV's extreme sports spectacle, where you're likely to see everything from motor-cross and beyond. Nothing here is too stupid or dangerous not to try and witness. According to the Dallas Morning News, the fact that tickets are still available is a newsworthy tidbit. — EH

Soul Asylum at Levitt Pavilion
True story: Back in 1992, Soul Asylum's video for “Runaway Train,” which featured pictures of child runaways and the days they disappeared, used to give the eight-year-old me nightmares. I was frightened that my parents would lose me in the mall or something and that I'd end up family-less in some less-than-glorious Lost Boys scenario. On the other hand, “Somebody to Shove” always made me laugh. So, y'know, it's a trade-off. — PF

Dallas Brew Bus Tour
Here's a way to hit Noble Rey, Cobra and Four Bullets breweries all in one day. You drink, they drive. It's as simple as that. A $50 ticket gets you a designated driver (at least for the duration of the tour, anyway), complimentary beer samples and a bit of food from the chefs at LUCK. You'll also get a commemorative snifter glass, which is the must-have type of glass to properly sniff (get the name, now?) your beer prior to tasting. — Carly Seitz

SHAPES zines Pop-Up Shop at the Reading Room
Shapes, shapes, shapes, shapes. #yearofrandy. Seriously: Randy Guthmiller's commitment and exploration of a singular idea is impressive. With Randy's help, a dozen other artists are releasing limited run zines at this pop up art show. — Darryl Ratcliff

Fungi Girls at The Chat Room
Fort Worth's Fungi Girls are going on tour, and to celebrate, the psych trio have included a hometown kickoff show at the smoky wreck that is the Chat Room. Local heavy hitters Son of Stan and Fogg welcome the sweaty evening. Give them your money. — EH

Beth Israel at Rubber Gloves
As a duo, Austin's Beth Israel have made it pretty far in the last year. This month they're heading out on a full U.S. tour in support of the highly erratic The Loaner EP out on the Andrew Savage-run Dull Tools label. Party Static, Bad Beats and No Touching get things going early. — EH

Wolf Alice at Dada
It seems UK indie outfit Wolf Alice is taking the world by storm and, in all the fuss, they band will be making a stop through Dallas this weekend. In tow will be Los Angeles psycho-trippers Gateway Drugs, who were just here opening for '90s shoegaze heroes Swervedriver just a few months ago — and at the same venue no less. — Evan Henry

Slash at South Side Ballroom
Fun fact: Motley Crue's “Kickstart My Heart” was written by Nikki Sixx about a heroin overdose he had in Slash's hotel room while the two were on tour together. Anyway, when not filling the Scott Stapp role with Alter Bridge, singer Myles Kennedy stands in for Axl fronting the GnR guitarist's solo outfit. — CG

Gringopalooza II at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Celebrating its 30th year, Dallas' Loco Gringos present a second installment of “ Gringopalooza.” This one also features San Francisco goofballs The Grannies along with other Texas-based rock 'n' rollers The Beaumonts, The Me-Thinks and Poor Dumb Bastards. Party gets going at 4 p.m. sharp. Just remember to pace yourself. — EH

Saxon at Gas Monkey Live
The '70s English metal pioneers influenced the launch of U.S.-based acts like Metallica, Crue and even Pantera. But this isn't just a nostalgia tour for the hard rocking seniors; they put out an album in 2013, and have another on the way later this year. — CG

Legendary Cake Jam (Night Two) at Three Links
For Night Two of Cake Jam II, local hip hop masterminds -topic and Joonbug chill things out for “Joonbug Unplugged,” which will feature live bands, including a chance to relive that magical -topic and Mixed Magyk set they pulled out at this venue when they opened for Thundercat earlier this year. More cake and plenty more shenanigans are still in store. — EH

Keb Mo at Kessler Theater (Sold Out)
He's back again, folks. Like last night's show, this one, too is already sold out. — CG

Parking Lot Pool Party at Double Wide
Things tend to get crazy — even by Double Wide standards — when the dive decides to rope off the parking lot and inflate the kiddie pools. And by the time folks are tipsy enough to actually jump in, you never know what you might see, from folks stripping down to their skivvies to the city's next great DJ being born. In any case, Easy Slider will be there along with DJs galore. — CG

Brew-B-Q 5 at Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
Ring in Memorial Day with a round of DEBC's new Bandito and a heaping pile of Rudy's BBQ while listening to bands like The O's and Justin Pickard & the Thundering Winos. The land of the free, indeed. — CG

Byron Nelson Players Party at So & So's
After the Colonial hands out its plaid jacket to this year's winner, local PGA golfer Colt Knost will host a party with all his other pro buddies at the hip and happening So & So's on McKinney. Like Knost, a few of these guys will stick around for next week's Byron Nelson. The event includes live music from Downtown Doug and DJ afterward for all night dancing at your disposal. — EH

Margarita Meltdown at Bishop Arts
There are few things in this world that quite compare to the feeling you get after sipping your first margarita. That instant rush of sweetness, countered with that zing of sour offered by a freshly squeezed lime, all surrounded by a ring of salt? It's a mind-blowing and an insanely flavorful drink — let alone the fact that it's literally an intoxicating one — and, each time, without fail, it makes you long for a little alone time on a lounge chair lined up along some secluded beach. Funny, then, that both the the O.G. and frozen incarnations of the drink were both invented right here in this landlocked city of ours. Well, at least we get to reap the benefits of those local origins. On Sunday afternoon, the Bishop Arts District will host the fifth annual Margarita Meltdown Festival, which will find more than 30 area restaurants and bars offering up their own takes on the classic concoction and competing for the title of Dallas' best margarita. — Erika Lambreton

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