Think Pink.

It's summer. It's hot. But that's OK, because, according to a story that's been printed in newspapers annually since their inception, all that heat makes possible quirky fun adventures like cooking outside. Fry an egg on the sidewalk, why don't ya? Bake some cookies or make chocolate-covered strawberries on your car's dash too, while you're at it.

The problem with any of these methods, though novel as they might be, is that they take about five times longer to make than just using the boring old oven. If you've just got to do it anyway, might we suggest stepping out for a bit during the cooking process? It should spice things up quite a bit.

To that end, we've got a boatload of suggestions. Besides, a watched pot never boils. Or something like that. — Cory Graves

Nicki Minaj at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Supporting 2014's major label massacre The Pinkprint, pop music's favorite “bubble butt” Nicki Minaj comes roaring through Dallas with Meek Mill and Rae Sremmurd in tow. Of course your anaconda wants some. — Evan Henry

Imagine Dragons at American Airlines Center
It's kind of amazing there's enough people still not sick of hearing “Radioactive” to sell out venues the size of the AAC all over the country on Imagine Dragons' current tour. In the past three years that song's sold over 10 million copies, recently becoming one of only a handful of songs to ever earn Billboard's highly exclusive “Diamond” list. — CG

Bob Schneider at Bar Louie's (Fort Worth)(Free)
Bob Schneider is no stranger to Dallas. With a sound not unlike Tom Waits or Charlie Mars, he usually plays to a packed house. Tonight should be no different. Check him and his band out at Bar Louie's as part of The Summer Concert Series presented by Good Records. It's free! — Diamond Victoria

Snatch at Inwood Theatre
Inwood Theatre's Midnight Madness is such a refreshing treat, especially because some of the films coming out lately have been less than perfect. It's because they play the classics almost everyone finds likable in some way or another. This is definitely one of Guy Richie's better films, with gems Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt and Jason Statham. Catch Snatch tonight at Inwood. — Diamond Victoria

ScrewAttack Game Convention at Embassy Suites Frisco
The ScrewAttack Gaming Convention is taking place at the Embassy Suites-Dallas/Frisco Convention Center all weekend long. It's basically a celebration of all things video game. From old school to new, they've got some YouTube celebs on the bill, a cosplay contest, a large dealers room, vintage arcade and more. — DV

Summer Mockbusters: Twister at Granada Theater
The last installment in Granada Theater's Summer Mockbuster series, Twister , plays tonight while comedians tweet one-liners to two big Twitter falls set up next to the movie screen. It's like the 21st century take on MST3K. They'll also have $3 themed shot specials and don't forget about Phillip Seymour Hoffman! — DV

Mad Max Party at Texas Theatre
Texas Theatre is having an apocalyptic party tonight to accompany their screening of Mad Max: Fury Road. The film is just the beginning. They've got a DJ lineup from Cold Cuts in the bar all night that will really get you into that dystopian feel, and Missile, PVC Street Gang will also perform live sets. It's advised that you suit up like it's the last night on earth, so ditch those boring button ups and slacks. — DV

Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art
If you like art and binge-watching Sherlock then you'll want to check out the Dallas Museum of Art's late night murder mystery game tonight. There's an art studio to create your disguise as you wonder the halls of European art. Crack the case of who killed greek goddess Victory and along the way, enjoy some live music and refreshments. There's even a short film screening in the theatre. — DV

Tjutjuna at Pariah
Denver space rockers Tjutjunna brings its futurstic noise this Dallas' DIY art space, where it'll perform alongside likeminded locals Felt & Fur, Kent Evans, Atop and OldSol. Dallas Distortion Music head man Jakkkechan will add some mind-warping VHS-style visual accompaniment, to boot. — CG

Party Static, Sealion at The Foundry (Free)
Kicking off yet another month-long venture up and down the East Coast, Dallas margarita punks Sealion and Party Static, which have an knack for really getting a party going. In all this should be the perfect send-off for two of the areas finest. On top of that, it's free and open to all. — EH

Andy Grammer at House of Blues
Fresh off a collaborative effort with the Eli Young Band, pop singer-songwriter Andy Grammer headlines a performance Friday night at the House Of Blues, with proceeds going to Kidds Kids and Music Meets Medicine. MKTO and Luke Wade sweeten the soccer-mom-adorned deal for anywhere from $30 to $60. — EH

Danzig at South Side Ballroom
Danzig may be more well known for being a noted asshole, cat litter buying, photographer choker these days, but there was a time when it didn't get much better than the horror punk king and his mighty band of misfits. Perhaps he can recapture some of that magic tonight. Longtime punk staples Pennywise, Cancer Bats and Manny the Martyr open. — CG

King's X at Trees
Continuing to blend progressive metal, funk and soul comes yet again, “legendary” American power trio King's X to Trees. With it, comes the hits its own since their inception in 1985. And for $19, you don't just get them, but also the likes of Kings of Spade, Bezel and plenty more. Oh boy. — EH

Eastern Sea, Good Field at Three Links
Every so often, Austin indie outfit The Eastern Sea will come up to Dallas and do a little one-off. Each time the effort will get some sort of buzz and draw some kind of crowd. Once again, the act is back in action closing out a Friday night at Deep Ellum's prized Three Links. Fellow Austin pop outfit Good Field opens. — EH

Roger Creager at Billy Bob's
Roger Creager has the distinction of being a near-lifetime musician and simultaneously the only person I've heard of who lives in Katy, Texas. The country singer has distinguished himself as being sort of a loose cannon and for boasting veritable talent in terms of making Texans swoon. — Chelsea Upton

'til Midnight at The Nasher (Free)
To accompany a screening of 2014's Big Eyes that'll go down once the sun sets in the beautifl Nasher Sculpture Center, performances from local pop acts Valise and AYA round out an evening of free activities. — EH

Pizza Party w/ Dome Dwellers at The Boiled Owl (Free)
The hip Fort Worth watering hole is throwing yet another absolutely free, grown-up pizza party complete with psychedelic visuals from Fever Dream Interactive and sounds from Dome Dwellers, The Flourescents, Mother Culure and between sets, Tornup and Berto G. Because pizza, bands and booze always seem to work well together. — EH

Little Downtown Market at Dallas Fort Work
In order to sell a variety of local goods, the folks behind Dallas Fort Work become host to “Little Downtown Market”, an evening of hits spun by DJ Soulseek as local artisans sell product desirable to only those with larger pocketbooks than most. With beer and treats aplenty, this is sure to fill you up in more ways than one. — EH

Kixpo at The Bomb Factory
Kixpo is the largest sneaker and streetwear expo in the country and they're taking over The Bomb Factory this afternoon. They've got unique vendors from all over the country with special guests Kicks0l0gy, Franalations, Jake88, Dank Customs, SneakerKraft and SneakerHeadInTheBay. You'll hear sounds from local DJs and they've got some raffles, too. — DV

Tanlines at Dada
In the years since its debut Mixed Emotions LP crash-landed onto the playlists of electronic-tinged indie pop fans everywhere in the summer of 2012, New York's Tanlines has undergone something of a substantial change. These days, the duo of Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm is taking a more humanistic approach its sound. And not necessarily by choice, either. When the band sat down to start work on Highlights, its May-released sophomore full-length, the computer it aimed to do so on blew up on a cloud of smoke — and literally at that, or so claims the band in its own press materials. Point is, the band was inspired to try something new. In turn, Highlights was written as fuller and more analog-oriented than the more electronic-dominated material of the band's past. Also? The band's upgraded to a quartet, at least in live settings. Now, armed with that bigger sound and some wider appeal thanks to a universally well-received web redesign stunt that saw its band web site turned into a Netflix rip, the outfit is taking its show to dynamic stages across the country as part of a tour that includes a stop at Deep Ellum's Club Dada. For more info on the show, check out our interview with the band here. — EH

Cameron Esposito at Granada Theater
Founder of the Feminine Comique, the world's only all-female standup course, Cameron Esposito has appeared on LOGO, NPR, TBS and more as a stand-up comedian. Now, Esposito brings her LGBTQ+-heavy act to the Granada. — EH

Justin Martin at It'll Do Club
Justin Martin says his career in music began when he was two-years-old, playing the pots and pans. Now he's a DJ, “aspiring Snapchat comedian” and tonight's performer at It'll Do. Also playing this one are Ardalan and Red Eye. — DV

Trash Bash Music Stash at The Truck Yard
Have fun while cleaning up the city with the Trash Bash Music Stash today at Truck Yard. Starts at 10 a.m. and they'll have plenty of coffee to get you started. Once there, volunteers will be assigned surrounding areas to help clean up trash off the streets. At 6 p.m. the bands start and the first 100 volunteers will get $10 gift cards to use at Truck Yard for food and drinks. — DV

North Texas Comic Book Show at Doubletree Hotel Dallas Market Center
Hosted by area comic shop, Comic Books Dallas is the 2015 installment of the Dallas Comic Book Show, of which includes artists who've displayed work in The Amazing Spiderman, Daredevil, Thor comics and more. Aside from Battlestar Galactica's Richard Hatch, a live cosplay contest is set to take place, so if you have what it takes, dress as your favorite characters alongside the many other beings with the same eclectic vision. — EH

Dikembe, Hate Your Friends, Mimisiku, Sad Cops at Rubber Gloves
As of late, punk in Denton is shifting into something so minimal, yet still so complex. The shear though gets one ecstatic about it all. In support of Gainsville, Florida's Dikembe, off-and-on area punk super-group Hate Your Friends are back in town sharing their blend of aggression and melody, of which is not to be missed. Mimisiku and Sad Cops open. — EH

BTS at Verizon Theatre
Better known as the Bangtan Boys, K-Pop sextet sensation, BTS flies stateside as part of a four-date leg of its 2015 BTS Live Trilogy tour. Experience the strange American infatuation for anywhere from $65 to $205 a pop. — EH

Block Party at The Curtain Club
Savage and the Big Beat, Under Dog House, Marquis of Vaudeville, The Ones You Loved, Pulses, Kaela Sinclair, Apollo Bay, Unveiled, Down to Friend, A Tragedy at Hand, The New Imperialism, Live Again and Revel Nation perform across two-stages at this day-long rock party. — CG

Ice Cream Crank-Off at Walnut Off The Square
If you've never made your own ice cream before or you're a total boss in the making of this delicious treat, head to the 2015 Ice Cream Crank-Off on Walnut in downtown Denton today. It's free family friendly fun with plenty of the good stuff to go around. — DV

Somebody's Darling at Kessler Theater
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Or something like that. It's always nice, anyway, when the once Dallas-based rock outfit Somebody's Darling passes through its old hometown on the way to or from its new digs in Nashville. Opening up is Jonas Martin, who is going to pull out all the stops, bringing along a bigger backing band than ever because, well, it's his birthday and he can do what he wants. — CG

STRFKR, Giraffage, Shy Boys at Trees
Previously set to play the TimeScape Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington before it got cancelled, Portland-based electronic trio STRFKR and Giraffage will instead create a party of their own at Trees. Kansas City-based infectious pop trio Shy Boys , which almost a year earlier could be found roaring the sweaty basement of J&J's Pizza, opens. — EH

Grand Opening at Oak Highlands Brewery
Lake Highlands finally has its own brewery, Oak Highlands Brewery. It seems Dallas is becoming a hub of local craft beer as of late, and there's no sign of it slowing down. Oak Highlands will open its doors with 5 beers to enjoy; a tripel, dunkelweizen, k├Âlsch, India Pale Ale and Dortmunder lager. Their grand opening event takes place all day today and they've got a couple of local food trucks around if you get the munchies. — DV

Spikefest at Celebration Park
In it's 26th year, Spikefest the “largest amateur 3-on-3 and 5-on-5, outdoor volleyball event in the country” takes place at Celebration Park in Arlington. With it, guests are free to spike a variety of volleyballs with teams and players alike. Ideally, it's fun for the whole family with music, food and activity abundant. Prices to participate vary depending on the amount of players in your team. — EH

Scotland Kimbell Fest at Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum is hosting a free exhibit all day with its Kimbell Fest: Scotland. It's a celebration inspired by the museum's Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. They've got some artists lined up to play, along with food and drinks and various Scottish-themed demonstrations scheduled all day long. — DV

Jowell and Randy at House of Blues
Puerto Rican duo Jowell y Randy is one of the preminent acts in the Reggaeton game. More than just the Latin answer to hip-hop, the genre was created for the express purpose of dancing. Floor tickets are where it's at. — CG

Vanessa Peters at The Foundry (Free)
Dallas sees a lot of folky, indie pop musicians take its stages. Vanessa Peters, though, isn't just another passing face. Her latest album has been received pretty well among critics. Which makes sense, since it was created with the help of some alums in the biz like Apples In Stereo's John Dufilho and Old 97's producer Rip Rowan to name a few. She's playing a free show tonight at The Foundry. — DV

Convoy and the Cattlemen, Armadillo Creek at Double Wide
Featuring members of hard-rocking outfits like House Harkonnen and Cruella, Convoy and the Cattlemen, in turn, is an authentic Texas swing bang that can keep up with the fastest and loudest groups in town. The similarly raucous Armadillo Creek and the always quality Greg Schroeder open. — CG

Girls Rock Dallas Showcase at Dada
Closing out Girls Rock Dallas' week-long summer camp, a public display of the talent takes shape during the day at Club Dada as part of their Summer 2015 Showcase. With it, 50+ girls ages 8-17 flesh out the tunes they've crafted in such a short time in all-original bands. $5 through pre-sale or $7 at the door gets you into an afternoon full of sure-to-be vibrant jams. — EH

Deep Ellum Indoor/Outdoor Market at 2816 Main
Due to the heat, this month's fifth anniversary edition of the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market has moved indoors where it's nice and cool. Expect the usual bands, vendors and food offerings at about half the usual temperatures. It's a nice change of pace. — CG

Death Grips at Trees (Sold Out)
If this actually happens, it'll be considered an act of god as Sacramento's Death Grips are famous for setting up and not playing, or not even showing up in the first place. Only time will tell whether we fall right into the guillotine. Tickets are long sold out, so don't even try. — EH

Steely Dan, Elvis Costello at Gexa Energy Pavilion
In 1972, Steely Dan released their debut release, Can't Buy a Thrill. That album, which featured lead singles “Do It Again” and “Reelin' in the Years,” helped launch the band's wildly successful 40-year career. Though recorded in the Can't Buy a Thrill sessions, the songs “Dallas” and “Sail the Waterway” weren't released on that album. Instead, they were put out separately as a single and b-side that same year. Here's the question: Was Dallas chosen as the song's setting simply because it conveniently rhymed with “palace” or did the city, in fact, have some sort of special meaning for songwriter's Donald Fagen and Walter Becker? In any case that's where their band — and Elvis Costello's, too! — will perform this weekend. — CG

Wreckless Eric, Salim Nourallah at Kessler Theater
Despite the fact that his biggest and perhaps only hit — “Whole Wide World” — can still be heard locally on KXT on a weekly basis, Wreckless Eric never really got his due. One of the founding fathers of simple-but-clever, three-chord '70s pop-punk movement, the performer born Eric Goulden has maybe best known for drunken onstage antics. We couldn't imagine the 60-year-old still hits the sauce quite so hard these days, though. — CG

Tamarron, Dripping Wet at Lion's Den
On its way home from tour, dreamy Austin outfit Tamarron is playing Denton's beloved Lion's Den which, as of late, is alive and well, hosting plenty of shows these last few months. Perhaps the true highlight of this show, is that Denton's own Dripping Wet is playing its second-to-last show, and possibly the last in its hometown. So anyone that missed out on tickets to Death Grips or just absolutely can't stand large crowds has a dreamy alternative. No Touching and Field Guide open. — EH

Knocked Up/The 40-Year-Old Virgin Double Feature at Granada Theater
Experience the chaotic ups and downs, ins and outs of your favorite hobby: sex! Today at Granada Theater, they've got a double feature starting with Knocked Up followed by The 40 Year Old Virgin . Of course with any Judd Apatow project, there's plenty more heart and substance beyond the dick jokes. His latest movie just might be the best example of this yet. — DV

Christmas in July at Dan's Silverleaf
The City of Denton is already in the holiday spirit, and this free show, which features performances from Paul Slavens, Isaac Hoskins and Hares on the Mountain will kickoff the fundraising campaign for the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. And to all a good night, indeed. — CG

Yacht Boat Experience at Pier 121 Marina
Everybody will want to look at you when you're partying on this mother fuckin' luxury boat. For just $55 you can party it up all hip-hop mogul style on the exotic waves of the mighty Lake Lewisville. Swank city. — CG

Bacon and Beer Brunch at LUCK
After capitalizing on Dallas-Fort Worth's love of doughnuts and craft beer with its regular doughnut and beer flights, the next pairing venture for LUCK at Trinity Groves will combine a long-standing love of salted meats and beer. That's right: A bacon flight is on its way this Sunday. For more info on this event, check out our interview with LUCK co-owner Jeff Dietzman here. — Porttia Portis

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