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The real St. Patrick's Day was yesterday. Dallas will celebrate by peeing its pants and puking in the conveniently blocked off portion of Greenville Ave. tomorrow. In the meantime, you've got a whole day to kill, which we recommend doing by brushing up on a few leprechaun facts. Nine, to be exact.

For instance, have you ever noticed there's no such thing as a female leprechaun? Also, did you know there's a few dozen ways to spend you St. Pat's weekend? Like, 48 to be exact. — Cory Graves

Spillover Fest at Dada
Spillover is a post-SXSW music festival in Deep Ellum that's now in its ninth year. True to its name, bands that played the fest are litterally spilling over to Dallas on their ways back home. Over the next three days, Bands like Anamanaguchi and The Orwells will fill clubs like Trees, Three Links and Dada, where tonight's kickoff show goes down. It features a lineup of Le Butcherettes, L.A. Witch and Guantanamo Baywatch. — Paul Wedding

Astronautalis at Three Links
Astronautalis is a well-known commodity around these parts. After being raised in Jacksonville, Florida, the currently Minneapolis-based rapper born Andy Bothwell cut his teeth in the North Texas music scene while attending Southern Methodist University and getting his live show footing at venues up in Denton. But aside from a handful of tours that have brought him through the region in recent years, local fans of Astronautalis' haven't really heard too much from the performer of late. It's now been five years since the release of his This Is Our Science LP and four since his Never Be Lost EP. In 2016, Astronautalis aims to change all that. Already this year, he's released a new EP called SIKE!, which comes as prelude to his forthcoming Cut The Body Loose that's due to release on May 13. This weekend he kicks off the first of three performances in North Texas. For more info on this one, check out our Q&A with Bothwell here. — Jessi Pereira

Texas Pinball Festival at Frisco Hotel and Conference Center
Relive one of the cornerstones of the '80s this weekend and play some pinball. There's going to be tournaments going on, as well as several other classic arcade machines and an outside flea market filled with game memorabilia It'll look something like this. — PW

Decadent Dub Team at Kessler Theater
Decadent Dub Team is group of Dallas musicians who formed more than 30 years ago. They were one of the first groups to start sampling beats and mashing up songs, and it's been used by several high-profile rappers like Dr. Dre. Their production is really well put together, it kind of sounds like something you would hear in an N64 game. And music like that is always welcomed, however sporadically these reunion gigs come — PW

Kevin Farley at Hyena's (Fort Worth)
Kevin Farley is the younger brother of Chris Farley. He's had several small roles in comedies such as movies like Tommy Boy and TV shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and MTV's 2gether, where he, somewhat ironically, played “the older brother.” Go figure. And as seen in I Am Chris Farley, Kevin's a stand-up too. — PW

All-Con at Westin Dallas Park Central
All-Con is a convention named for its goal of bringing in geeks and fandoms from all genres, from science-fiction to fantasy to anime and much more. There's a lot going on for the four-day convention, including special guests like the guy that played Greedo in Star Wars and Gigi Edgley from Farscape. There will also be gaming tournaments, cosplaying, burlesque, workshops and performances. — PW

City of Women at Texas Theatre
City of Women is a 1980 surreal comedy from legendary filmmaker, Federico Fellini. The film is a showcase of stylistic visual imagery centering around a man confronting his own attitude toward women and life. — PW

Deep Vellum Author Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer Reads at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Earlier this week, Deep Vellum published an English translation of La Superba, a 2013 novel by Dutch author Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, who will be on hand to read from the work. — CG

Charlie Robison at Granada Theater
Because Houston honky-tonker Robison and his brother Bruce both performing in town quite frequently, let us get something straight up front: Bruce is the one that wrote “Travelin' Soldier” for the Dixie Chicks, and Charlie's the one that dueted with Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines on “The Wedding Song.” The more you know… — CG

Hemlock at Wit's End
Vegas legacy metal act Hemlock brings its wall of death schtick to a much smaller Deep Ellum venue than it does when on tour with Slipknot or Ministry. The better to pummel you with. CREWL, BlackStar Republic, Ektomorf and Accidental Incest open. — CG

Killswitch Engage at House of Blues
Whereas 2013's Disarm the Descent was something of a comeback album for Massachussettes metal band Killswitch Engage, this month's Incarnate finds the band embracing who it is now — which is not necessarily the same band from 1999. That's not a bad thing, per se. Memphis May Fire and 36 Crazyfists open. — CG
Like Moths to Flames at The Rail Club
Ohio metalcore band Like Moths to Flames headlines yet another heavy bill in NTX this weekend. Ice Nine Kills, Make Them Suffer, Light Up the Sky and Born Under Fire also perform. — CG

Color TV, The Mobros, North By North, Jack Kerowax at Double Wide
It's been a long, strange musical journey for Dallas' Noah Jackson since the dissolution of the short-lived Denton “electro-synth giants” of Ghosthustler several years ago. Just as that band started receiving heaps of national attention — before ever releasing a full-length — it broke up. But musicians keep on making music. It's what they do. And while Jackson's former bandmate Alan Palomo has since stuck to a pretty similar sonic path with his subsequent VEGA and Neon Indian projects, Jackson's ventured all over the place. After leaving behind the dance music world, he's dabbled in things like gospel, shoegaze and, more recently with his new Color TV project, some neo-psychedelia that recalls the work of Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. This new project finds Jackson collaborating with Dallas producer/musician Jason Burt, who has backed the similarly-minded Natural Anthem, as well as Chucho, Jonas Martin and others of late. Rounding out the live lineup is Nik Lee (Wesley Gieger, The Texas Gentlemen) and bassist Christian Rios (Jonas Martin, Natural Anthem). — CG

DC Film Screening: The F Word at Dallas Contemporary
In conjunction with the “Black Sheep Feminism” exhibit, which has been running for a few weeks now, te Dallas Contemporary will screen Robert Andanto's documentary about feminists — there's that “F” word — that use their body as the subject matter of their art. — CG

Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade
Start your St. Patrick's Day off by checking out the Dallas parade, because starting it off by drinking is frowned upon by most people. The parade features more than 90, floats and all money raised goes to the GAABA Scholarship Fund, which has awarded more than $72,500 in scholarships to Dallas ISD students. Then start drinking. Come on, we're not even asking you to wait until noon. — PW

Dallas Observer St. Patrick's Day Concert at Energy Square
The Dallas Observer is putting on their annual St. Patrick's Day concert. This year they will be featuring everyone's favorite Irish band, Third Eye Blind, famous for such classic Celtic rock songs such as “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper”. Austin's Saints of Valory, and North Texas' own Vandoliers, Jessie Frye and Kirk Thurmond & the Millennials open. — PW

Spillover Fest
Day Two of this fest features performances from The Orwells, True Widow, White Lung, Broncho and Shannon & the Clams, among others, spread out between Trees, Dada and Three Links. — CG

So What Music Fest at QuikTrip Park
Like the more garage-oriented Spillover, Third String's annual So What?! Music Festival is a SXSW spillover event that's now in its ninth year — albeit the first under this slightly tweaked moniker. New Found Glory, Bayside, Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, Unwritten Law and about a million more bands play the first day of this two-day fest. — CG

Mudbug Bash at Main Street Garden Park
It's officially crawfish season, and the mudbug bash is kicking off the season with 4,000 pounds of them. Enjoy some crawfish with friends and family while checking out some live music from Steve'N'Seagulls, a Finnish bluegrass band that performs nothing but covers of 20-year-old metal tunes. Travis Matte & the Kingpins and Calvin Sexton & the Inner City All-stars provide the rest of your head-sucking soundtrack. — PW

Dirty Side of Dallas Bus Tour at Lee Harvey's (Sold Out)
The Dirty Side of Dallas, as the title would suggest, isn't your usual bus tour. The intention of it is to show you parts of Dallas often ignored, such as getting to see where Doc Holliday lived or where Clyde Barrow is buried. It's a four hour trip to teach you a lot of information most people don't know about Dallas, and there's a lot of cool stuff that's happened here. — PW

Ra Ra Riot at The Live Oak
Formerly an interesting and promising baroque-pop band, Ra Ra Riot has since devolved into a run-of-the-mill, synth-using indie-rock outfit. Its recently released fourth record was produced by ex-Vampire Weekender Rostram Batmanglij if that tells you anything at all. — CG

Alt Nation Advance Placement Tour at Cambridge Room
SiriusXM's Alt Nation channel presents this show, which features Banners, The Moth & the Flame and POP ETC, none of which are particularly “alt.” — CG

Classic Cult, The Boobies, The Heavy Hands, The Single Issues at Double Wide
Brooklyn indie-rocker's The Boobies are currently on a tour that'll take them from a St. Pat's party at Cold Beer Co. on Friday, to this 75 percent local rock show next door at the Double Wide. At least they won't have to drive far. — CG

FC Dallas vs. Montreal Impact at Toyota Stadium
FC Dallas competes in its second home game of the 2016 campaign. The team boasted the best home record in MLS last season, so there's a good chance you'll get to see a win, and a lot of running back and forth leading up to it. — CG

Fuzzed Out! Fest at Lola's Saloon
You did not get to see Portland retro-rockers Black Pussy perform its once scheduled set at 35 Denton last weekend, because they were unceremoniously booted from the bill following a couple of critical articles from barely relevant local rags. Oh well. Lola's has a little more backbone than that, opting to stay true to its word and let the boys play their fest this weekend. Mother Ship, Wo Fat, Southern Train Gypsy, Ape Machine, Duell, Crypt Trip, Great Electric Queset and In Memory of Man all perform as well. — CG

The Home Conversion Feat Endless Caverns at Josey Records
Game developer Andrew Strickland and his classical music composer sister Anne make up the Dallas-based synth duo The Home Conversion, which performs an in-store at Josey this Saturday. The ever-drone-y Endless Caverns also performs. — CG

Ray Luzier Drum Clinic at Lone Star Percussion (Free)
Are you ready? KoRn/David Lee Roth drummer Ray Luzier is putting on a free clinic over at Lone Star Percussion. In other words, organizers say, he'll be going beastmode in their warehouse. Anyway, heavy-minded stickwits, he's a good leader to follow. — CG

Coheed and Cambria at South Side Ballroom
Coheed and Cambria has many talents, going through drummers is one of them. Tonight, they'll be rocking and rumbling the Ballroom with opening acts Glassjaw, I the Mighty and Silver Snakes. — Chase Whale

Skizzy Mars at Gas Monkey Live
Throughout high school, 20-year-old pop-punk fan Skizzy Mars toyed here and there with making raps. It wasn't until trying out his hand at sportswriting while working at a New York Knicks fan site, that he decided music was where he really wanted to focus all his energy. As he so eloquently put it: “SportsCenter don't get groupies.” Oh, to be young. — CG

Matthew Barney's “River of Fundament” at Texas Theatre
This five-and-a-half hour film about art will be shown in three acts with two intermissions. You might wanna bring some snacks. — CG

Wizards of Gore at The Rail Club
Once again, the surviving members of Rigor Mortis once again come together under the pseudonym Wizards of Gore to play the band's biggest hits. Also performing at this one are heavy hitters like Chemicaust, Black Chamber, Perpetrator, Caddis and more open. — CG

Niykee Heaton at Avenu
Siting such influences at Tom Waits and Chief Keef, 20-year-old Chicago musician and noted thirst trap Heaton was discovered when one of the many acoustic covers of pop tunes she posted to YouTube finally gained some traction on WorldStarHipHop. Released last fall, her debut EP hit No. 38 on the Billboard 200 despite being a digital-only release. — CG

Pee-wee's Big Holiday at Alamo Drafthouse (Dallas)
HA-HA! Pee-Wee is back with a new Netflix Original movie, Pee-Wee's Big Holiday. Directed by Judd Apatow (40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Trainwreck) the movie follows Pee-Wee as he is befriended by Joe Manganiello, who convinces Pee-Wee to take a day off. The movie can be streamed on March 18 on Netflix, but the Alamo is letting people watch the movie for free on the big screen — unless you want to reserve a seat at $5. — Roberto Aguilar

So What Music Fest at QuikTrip Park
Underoath, The Devil Wears Prada, Saosin, Beartooth, Dance Gavin Dance, Silverstein, The Word Alive and so, so, so many more close out this two-day festival. — CG

Spillover Fest
The fest's final day includes sets from DZ Deathrays, Future Punx, Anamanaguchi, Power Trip and Sealion among others, spread out between Trees, Dada and Three Links. — CG

What Is Cinema Episode 2 Release Party at Oak Cliff Cultural Center
What is Cinema? is a brand new podcast from the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, funded by grants from the City of Dallas and centered around the programming of the Texas Theatre. This month's podcast will be discussing visual art in film with special guest Matthew Barney, a filmmaker who just came out with his latest film, the five-plus hour epic River of Fundament. The release of the podcast coincides with their launch party, which will have performances from New Fumes and Lord Byron. And there's free beer. — PW

Hot Garlic Crab Feed Dallas
It is finally crab season. Grab your bibs and hammers, and head over to Fair Park for a pile of steaming hot garlic Dungeness crabs. It's something that goes on all over the country, and truly cannot be missed. If you're a seafood fan this will be like heaven. If you're timid about cracking open a little sea critter, go with an experienced crab-vet and have them show you the ropes. Bon apétit! — RA

Sophia Loren at Winspear Opera House
Sophia Loren is an 81-year-old actress that's been performing on the screen for more than 60 years. The Academy-Award winning actress will be holding a Q&A session, giving an intimate look into her life and her acting. — PW

Lolipop Records Caravan at Aqua Lab Studios
Dallas Distortion Music and their buddies in California-based tape label Lolipop Records are hosting this two-stage smorgasbord of bands as they funnel back from the poopstorm that is SXSW back to parts from whence they came. A few of the bands included on the bill are Tamar Aphek, Roaring 420's, Thee MVPs, Friendly Males and Janelane. Some of these performers are traveling from the deserted cities of Los Angeles and Reno, Nevada, so be nice. This show will be a lot of fun just banking on the fact that these are young kids wildin' out. Party time, right?! — RA

Viva La Vulva at Fairmount Community Library
This art auction is being held to benefit the Texas Equal Access fund, which provides funding to women who cannot afford an abortion. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the TEA fund, and the event will also include live music from Alexandria Rhea, Clancy Manuel, Wire Nest and more in support of reproductive rights and health. — PW

Deftones at South Side Ballroom
One of the most resilient alt-metal bands of the past two decades, the Deftones is on the verge of releasing its eighth full-length. Widely cited as influenced by a number of popular contemporary acts such as Muse and System of a Down, it makes sense that these guys would stick around. — Chelsea Upton

Moon Taxi at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Moon Taxi is not to be confused with Mambo Taxi. The former is a sincere indie folk-pop outfit from Nashville, while the latter is a delicious half-margarita, half-sangria concoction you can find at Mi Cocina. Real talk, these two are probably best enjoyed at the same time. — Pete Freedman

Saliva at The Rail Club
Saliva frontman Josey Scott once teamed with Chad Kroeger to pen a song for a Spiderman soundtrack. Then again, he quit the band a couple years ago after becoming a Christian. His replacement, meanwhile, was just 11-years-old when the post-grunge/nu-metal band released its debut back in 1996. Anyway, don't say you weren't warned. — CW

Weatherbox, Prawn at Rubber Gloves
Prawn is an indie emo band that really makes you feel the feels. There's a lot of American Football influence here so if you like them you might like this. Similarly, Weatherbox is a indie punk band that's almost as feelsy, and also has some really dope, complex arrangements. Pinegrove, Enemies and Wild Pink open. — PW

The Wild Feathers at Kessler Theater
KXT Summer Cut vets, Nashville's The Wld Feathers make just the type of toned down, dad-friendly rock you might expect to hear on that station. The non-Jub Jub affiliated Bird Dog opens. — CG

The Music of John Williams at Meyerson Symphony Center
If you've ever been in high school band, you know the works of John Williams very well. If not, you've heard his music in Jurassic Park and Star Wars, among other great films. He's kind of a composer god. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is bringing to life many of his compositions tonight, as well as that of some of Hollywood's other most recognizable scores. — Diamond Victoria

Yonatan Gat at Purple Palace
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, wasting no time to setting fire to the Three Links patio back in 2014. And now he's playing a house show in Denton. Hope they remember to Bubble Wrap the Hummels. — CG

Leggy, Rat Rios, R!U!O!K! at Crown and Harp
Cincinnati punks (Leggy), two Dallas friends making avant rock (R!U!O!K!) and a Dallas synth popper (Rat Rios) play music. Together. All at the same venue. On Sunday. Y'know, after they clear all the sloppy drunks off of Greenville. And just in time to make some more. You know how we do. — CG


















































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