Don’t Cry.

Hope you don’t suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, because it’s Friday the 13th — eek! But there’s nothing to be afraid of.

I mean, did you know that, according to thet Gregorian calendar, the 13th is more likely to fall on a Friday than any other day? It’s true.

And besides, contrary to popular belief, it’s your lucky day, because we’ve gone and plotted out all the best goings on for the next three days. Lucky you, indeed! — Cory Graves

Friday
Hall & Oates at Gexa Energy Pavilion
One of the three groups on this bill — Hall & Oates, Trombone Shorty and Sharon Jones — is nothing like the others in terms, but all of them are solid and Hall & Oates are legendary, so it should be a great show. — Paul Wedding

Rihanna at American Airlines Center
We’re not sure what she’s singing in “Work” either, to be quite frank. But we do know she won’t stop the music. — CG

JMBLYA at Coliseum Parking Lot at Fair Park
One of the best festivals anywhere to combine the ever-on-fire genres of trap-centric EDM and hip-hop, JMBLYA is the annual crown jewel of statewide concert promotions agency Scoremore. This year’s lineup includes Future, Rae Sremmurd, Kevin Gates, Post Malone and more. — H. Drew Blackburn

Sheryl Underwood at Addison Improv
Sheryl Underwood is one of the hardest working comediennes today. She’s not just a funny comedian but also an intelligent business woman and political commentator. — PW

A Giant Dog at Three Links
Don’t get your hopes up too high, if what you’re looking for is an actual humongous canine to show up at Three Links tonight. Even better, though, is Austin’s A Giant Dog is a killer rock band that’s only gotten bigger since signing with Merge. — PW

Reckless Kelly at Granada Theater
Reckless Kelly is celebrating its 20th anniversary tonight. They’re a Texas country band that doesn’t really try to stand out that much, but they’re musically sound and check all the boxes of what makes Texas country good. — PW

Assault on Precinct 13 at Texas Theatre
Nobody makes an action film quite like John Carpenter. They’re gritty, campy, in your face and fun as hell. And Assault on Precinct 13 is often regarded as his best action movie. — PW

Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jonathan Tyler at Billy Bob’s
After writing the song “Hey Mama, My Time Ain’t Long” together, and each releasing a version of it on their respective 2015 LPs, these two Dallas natives will once again share the stage — in Fort Worth. Go figure. — CG

24-Hour Tattoo Marathon at Elm Street Tattoo
For $13 (plus $7 tip) you, too, can join the “13” club. — CG

A. Sinclair (Album Release) at Chat Room Pub
The Austin post-punks gear up for their national tour with a smoke-filled album release show out in the Fort. — CG

Dezi 5, Tomkat, Slim Gravy at Double Wide
Friday the 13th doesn’t end at getting a tiny 13 tattoo from the good folks at Elm Street. Don’t be a grandma. Keep the party going at Double Wide with $2 Lone Stars! — Jessi Pereira

Epocha’s Two-Year Anniversary at Dada
Deep Ellum’s little fashion gem is is turning two. Come celebrate with a stacked line up (Picnictyme, Tony Williams, -topic & Koolquise, Lord Byron, bemyfriend) dranks and a chance to win some raffles and giveaways! Damn, whose birthday is it, really?! — JP

Cody Canada at Rockin’ Rodeo
For better or worse, alt-country figurehead Cody Canada pretty much single-handedly helped kick off the red dirt country scene. He’s still pretty much on top of it all these years later, too. — CG

Cowboys From Hell Paso at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Join the biggest Pantera tribute band for a full night of head banging. Please air guitar with caution. Vinnie Paul might pop out and laugh at you. Even the ghost of Dimebag will laugh. Even the dancers at Clubhouse will laugh. And you’ll be embarrassed forever. — JP

Floetry at Verizon Theatre
Two smooth singing English beauties are coming to town stringing along Mint Condition and El Debarge. It’s like the late ’80s/early ’90s never died! Ooh, and I like it. — JP

Space Jam at Inwood Theatre
A midnight showing of Space Jam, you say?! Need we say more? Do it for your four-year-old self. — JP

The Muppets and Jason Take Manhattan Double Feature at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
Opposites attract? That’s certainly the case here. Alamo Drafthouse is pairing the oddest big screen pairings of all time at this double feature. But what are Friday the 13ths for if not a little weirdness? — JP

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Live w/ Director Tom McLoughlin Live at Texas Theatre
Ask director Tom McCloughlin all your deepest darkest questions about the bloody Jason thriller. Or tell him about the time you peed yourself watching the movie with your cousin’s house and you didn’t want anyone to know so you sat in your pee pants until they got stale. Or you know… don’t. — JP

Poets On X+ Evolutions In Time Travel W/ Matt Bagley at Lucky Dog Books
This is the first monthly installation of Poets on X+ Open Mic. They’re kicking things off with a brief lecture on the history of transdimentional time travel. No peyote necessary. Come with an open mind. — JP

Grand (re)Opening at Stag Dallas
There’s a lot going on here, so let’s just run down the list real quick: Here you’ll find an open bar with TX Whiskey, free tamales and paletas, live music from Rise & Shine and the potential to win a portrait session with Leon Bridges photographer Rambo. — CG

Tequila Vault Unlocking at Ritz-Carlton
Fearing’s at Dallas Ritz-Carlton now has a dedicated “guacomologist” and tequilier. Per Escape Hatch Dallas, a “one-of-a-kind” tequila vault will be debuted on Friday, May 13, featuring a selection of rare spirits like Patrón en Lalique. Just FYI, only 100 bottles of that $8K per bottle spirit were ever made! Anyway, the tequila vault will offset the nightly guacamole experience, where a focus tequila education will accompany the chef-guacamologist’s limited edition, hand crafted guacamole. The vault will be open nightly at 6 p.m. — Porttia Portis

Taste Addison at Addison Circle Park
Once again, the food and music festival formerly known as A Taste of Addison/Fork and Cork makes its annual return. Celebrity chefs, tastings and bands white people like will go strong all weekend long. — CG

Saturday
Hatsune Miku Expo at The Bomb Factory (Sold Out)
The animated holographic voice behind the super viral Nyan Cat video is headlining a show at Bomb Factory, backed by a live band, no less. It’s sold out, but it doesn’t mean you can’t live vicariously through your friend’s Snapchat videos. Technology rules! — JP

Homegrown Music & Art Festival at Main Street Garden Park
For the all Texas music and arts festival’s seventh go-round, Ghostland Observatory and Neon Indian headline the event. No Oklahomies allowed. (OK, we take that back. You guys can come. You’re pretty cool.) The Misteries, Kirk Thurmond, Ishi, Charley Crockett, Bobby Sessions, Pageantry and Will Johnson will all be there, too. — JP

Crawfish & Brews at Community Beer Co.
Bite the head, suck the tail and swallow the booze. — JP

Strut Your Mutt at Trinity Groves
Did you get a chance to read the huge feature our own Roberto Aguilar wrote about Trinity Groves and what it can tell us about Dallas’ past and future? Do it now, it’s fascinating. That way while you’re enjoying the food and refreshments at its dog-friendly race this weekend with a fresh set of eyes. — CG

Dave Matthews Band at Gexa Energy Pavilion
The running joke and mess of a meme that Dave Matthews has been linked to is so tired. Just accept the fact he’s pretty great. — JP

Burning Bubba Festival at Billy Bob’s
Drink whiskey, ride a bull and challenge yourself to decide which band was better than the other while J. Roddy Walson & the Business headline this fest’s fourth go-round. But don’t smoke. They don’t allow that in there anymore. — JP

Nervous Curtains (EP Release) at Double Wide
Just a few months after releasing its Con LP back in October, Nervous Curtains is already back with a brand new EP called Low Defender that features a new single, three covers and a trio of Con remixes. Snag a physical copy tonight at this release show. — CG

Denton Bicycle Brewery Tour at Downtown Dentonn Transit Center
Booze and bikes? What’s the worst that could happen? Ride and drink responsibly while sampling craft brews at Audacity Brewhouse, Velo Republic, Barely & Board, Denton County Brewing and Bearded Monk. — JP

DAMN XIV at RBC
Damn, Dallas! Back at it again with the ambient music nights. — CG

Magic Man, The Griswolds at Granada Theater
These kids are fresh out of college and touring all over the U.S. — which is a really elaborate method of dodging Sallie Mae letters. Applause. — JP

Dallas Bike Safety Fair at Fair Park
Knowledge is power. Learn safety, important bike maintenance and meet local bike shops in the area if you’re interested in purchasing a bike. BYOH — bring your own helmet. — JP

Lost Dallas Architecture Tour at Main Street Garden Park
Feel like a tourist for a day. Stroll through Dallas on a guided tour and learn about the standing historic buildings as well as the ones converted into…parking lots. — JP

Taste of Irving at Cimarron Recreation Center
Sick of eating Addison night after night? Change it up with a little taste of a whole ‘nother suburb. — CG

Dirty Side of Dallas Bus Tour at Lee Harvey’s
This isn’t your suburban mom’s bus tour. See the more unknown places of Dallas like the neighborhood where Doc Holliday lived, the old prostitute neighborhood of Frogtown and tons more grimy spots. Impress your in-laws on their next visit. — JP

“User’s Guide to Family Business” at Beefhaus
Houston photographer Emily Peacock exhibits new works on themes of “family tragedy and the formation of new personal relationships by navigating the humor, misfortunes, and absurdity of life.” — CG

Bob Schneider at Shipping & Receiving
As in Bob the singer from Austin, not to be confused with Rob the Deuce Bigalow actor. — JP

Charlie Daniels Band at Southern Junction
The devil’s band was better than Johnny’s, sure, but truth be told, both were just Charlie doing his thing. — CG

Flametrick Subs at Three Links
Loud and fast rockabilly outfit the Flametrick Subs is the kind of thing you’d like to dance to, if only it wasn’t so damn loud, and fast, and you weren’t so stinkin’ drunk. With Death Valley Girls and burlesque courtesy of Courtney Crave and Co. — CG

J Boog at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
J Boog’s about to have Dallas feeling a lot more tropical. Leave your dreadlock hats at home, please. — JP

RJD2 at Gas Monkey Live
Hey, the DJ that made the Mad Men theme is spinning over at the big Gas Monkey. — CG

Beyonce Tribute Party at Alamo Drafthouse (Dallas)
In case you couldn’t afford to spend your rent on Beyonce concert tickets, you can still get a taste of the Queen with this much cheaper, also fun, option. — JP

Valley Girl w/ Concert at Texas Theatre
So, um, here’s something totally cool! Watch this early Deborah Foreman/Nic Cage flick in 35mm, and stick around for like, a super awesome party and performances after the screening! Totally bitchin’ bands will be there like: Party Static, Rat Rios and Thin Skin, all, like, behind the screen! — JP

Rusko at Lizard Lounge
Rusko is back. Get ready to wubwub your wubwubwub off. — JP

Vanessa Peters (Vinyl Release) at Josey Records
Vanessa has fans all over the planet but she knows her best fans are from Dallas. 😉 Right, Vanessa?! Right?! Show up to her vinyl release and prove it. — JP

Sunday
Greater Dallas 100
A hundred miles is a long way on a bike. From Balch Springs to Addison to Grand Prairie to Desoto, you’ll pretty much see it all on your two-wheeled voyage. — CG

The Cure at American Airlines Center (Sold Out)
Boys don’t cry — that is until they find out the first Cure tour in forever sold out a long time ago. — CG

Brew Riot at Bishop Arts
It’s not a party, it’s a riot. Wait, that’s not right, either. Oh yeah, it’s a homebrew competition. And you’re the judge. — CG

Benefit for Dani Gurl at Anvil Pub
Anvil Pub is hosting A Benefit for Dani Gurl. All of the proceeds of the event will go to the medical costs of Dani Rene, a popular bartender who was in a motorcycle accident this past February. With the purchase of $20 tickets, attendees will be entered into a raffle for prizes such as a VIP trip for two to Straight Rhythm in L.A. (sponsored by Red Bull), a PBR BMX bike, tattoos and artwork from local artists and more. Help a sister out! — PP

Flea Market at Double Wide
The $2 domestics and wells from noon to 7 p.m. will leave you with enough cash to spend on crafts, jewelry, comic books and other goods. — CG

Que Rico Latin Cuisine Festival at The Bomb Factory
Had your fill of Addison and Irving? This tasty Dallas fest has more of a Latin flavor. — CG

Jeezy at Gas Monkey Live
It’s long been understood that Young Jeezy does it for the hood. This weekend, the Atlanta rapper specifically does it for that unnamed Northwest part of Dallas that’s run by the garage junkies who have a reality show on the Discovery Channel. — PF

PVRIS at House of Blues
The Massachusetts elecro-poppers that prounce their name like “Paris,” are in town this weekend. Lydia, CRUISR and Beach Weather will be there, too. — CG

Hamell on Trial at Dan’s Silverleaf
Oh no, the ticket page says the one-man punk/spoken word artist is gonna use dirty words during his Denton performance. Scandal! — CG

The Bric House at RBC
DJ BeMyFriend kicks off the first edition of this weekly day parties with free beers in the RBC parking lot. — CG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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