Zipper Down.

So. There’s been a nearly 70 percent increase recently of Americans googling “how to move to Canada” of late.

Thanks a lot, Donald Trump!

Still, while it’s vastly simpler to head north than for a Canadian to immigrate to America, it’s no walk in the park.

Another option? Making the best of a bad situation right here on the home front. Here’s a number of ways you can do that in the short term. — Cory Graves

Friday
Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival at The Bomb Factory
This thing won’t kick off with a 24-hour tattoo marathon — the one and only Friday the 13th of 2016 happened last weekend — but some of the country’s best ink masters will still be tattooing while bands like The Bouncing Souls, Angelic Upstarts, Off With Their Heads and The Generators perform on the big stage. — CG

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival at Galatyn Park
Survivor, The Guess Who, Finger Elevn, Hoobastank, Unwritten Law and a U2 tribute band all perform at this three-day music fest’s first day. — CG

Journey, The Doobie Brothers at Gexa Energy Pavilion
“Go to the Doobies, Mike! Squadle diddle dee!” — Steely Dan. — CG

Borgeous at Lizard Lounge
Coming off a powerhouse collab with Sean Paul, one of Beatport’s top DJs rolls through the world famous Lizard Lounge. — CG

Road House at Inwood Theatre
Rowdy Herrington’s 1989 classic is the ultimate Wimp’s Guide to Kicking Ass. Here, the late Patrick Swayze plays nice guy bar bouncer until it’s time to no longer play nice guy bar bouncer. Then, he kicks ass and rips the throats out of any baddie who gets in his way. — Chase Whale

’til Midnight at The Nasher
Stay up late in the sculpture garden with Pleasant Grove and a screening of Coraline. — CG

Night Moves at Double Wide
Minneapolis’ Night Moves is a psych-heavy indie band that fancies itself a country act. They do have songs about horses, Alabama and border towns, but it’s more Tame Impala in a 10-gallon hat then anything. — CG

Strangelove, The Smites at House of Blues
A Depeche Mode cover band and a Smiths cover band share this bill. But these aren’t the Dallas-based Depeche Mode and Smiths tributes, no, these guys are from California and Idaho, respectively. — CGCG

Lucius at Trees
Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig met at the Berklee School of Music, and later moved to New York together. They’ve sung on The Rentals’ latest album and San Fermin’s 2013 debut, as well as co-fronting this indie-pop five piece. — CG

AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort
Party in the pavilion! — CG

Remix: Orchestral Myth & Legend at Dallas City Performance Hall
A new video from New York-based artist Anton Ginzburg will screen here, perfectly synched to classic orchestral gems from Mozart, Wagner, Grieg and others. Tickets are cheap, and it’s overall less stuffy than the typical symphony experience. — CG

Laser Background, Rat Rios, Honor System at Crown and Harp
Some Philly psych-pop and Dallas lo-fi/experimental gems share this bill from ye olde King Camel. — CG

TOKiMONSTA at Green Elephant
About few years back classically-trained pianist Jennifer Lee turned her back on Bach and began producing off-kilter hip-hop tunes. These days the Los Angeles-based producer’s running in circles with Flying Lotus, the first female in his Brainfeeder crew. And now she’s headlining a hippie bar in the shadows of SMU. — CG

Fort Worth Metal Fest at The Rail Club
Dying Fetus, The Acacia Strain, Jungle Rot, Black Crown Initiate, Dead Rising, Demonseed, Gruesome Fate and more perform on the first day of this year’s FtW Metal Fest. — CG

Dallas Savages: A Love Letter to Frank Campagna at The Lawley Art Group
One of Deep Ellum/Dallas’ best-known artists is Kettle Art gallery owner Frank Campagna. At this pop-up exhibition, which take place from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 50-plus works paying tribute to Campagna will be on display at 1507 Dragon Street. — CG

Arden Myrin at Hyena’s (Fort Worth)
Frequent guest on Comedy Central’s @midnight and Chelsea Lately, Arden Myrin, is taking the stage at Hyena’s all weekend. You may have also seen her appear in Orange is the New Black or Reno 911. She’s best described as a simply a silly girl with some good jokes to match. — Diamond Victoria

Saturday
Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival at The Bomb Factory
Frank Turner, Reverend Horton Heat, Dictators NYC, Dead Flowers and Swingin Dicks perform at the second and final day of this fest, while some of the world’s best pokers give away permanent souvenirs. — CG

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival at Galatyn Park
Peter Frampton, Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Toadies, Soul Asylum, Alien Ant Farm, Slaid Cleaves, Natalie Maines’ dad and a U2 tribute band perform on Day 2 of this fest, among others. — CG

Jason Aldean at Gexa Energy Pavilion
LOL, bro country. — CG

New Bohemians at AllGood Cafe
I’m not aware of too many things in town better than AllGood’s chicken-fried steak. I eat what I eat, if you know what I mean. — CG

We Are Scientists at Lola’s Trailer Park
The biggest thing post-punk trio We Are Scientists has done in recent years is piss off Morrissey by performing too loud that time the two acts found themselves performing in adjacent rooms of the same complex. — CG

North Texas Firkin Fest at Globe Life Park
Another craft beer fest! This one in a baseball stadium! — CG

Ought at RBC
These Montreal ex-pats used to live in their practice space — literally. In the end, though, the hard times were worth it. They got super tight in the process, and their art-punk has been widely hailed by critics. Priests and Wave Swinger open. — CG

Dazed and Confused Party at the Moon Tower Kegger Blowout at Texas Theater
You know what kicks ass about Dazed and Confused? You get older, and it stays the same. Plus, a raging (’60s themed?) dance party follows a 35mm screening of Richard Linklater’s spiritual prequel to Everybody Wants Some at Texas Theatre this weekend. — CG

Brett Dennen at Granada Theater
The old-at-heart thirtysomething, once said Rolling Stone is perfect for “maturing rock fans” looking to “turn up their radios and stay forever young.” Sure thing, pops. — CG

Otep at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Nu metal: it’s still a thing. — CG

Music and the Brain at Dallas City Performance Hall
Does music have magical healing powers? Maybe, says the four neuroscientists lecturing at this one. Read all about it here. — CG

Fort Worth Metal Fest at The Rail Club
Suffocation, Abigail Williams, Kaliya, Interment and several others close out this two-day metal fest. — CG

OC Visual Speedbump Art Tour at Mighty Fine Arts
A punk rock art mixer featuring works from Clay Stinnett, Leah Hairston, Matt Bagley, Andy Don Emmons and Steve Cruz, a Butthole Surfers cover band and complimentary “beverages.” — CG

Altercation Punk Road Stories at Three Links
Stand-up comedy meets our Bandwagon series as SOD / MOD vocalist Billy Milano, ALL vocalist Scott Reynolds, PEARS guitarist Brian Pretus and others share humorous tales from the road. Aferwards, PEARS, From Parts Unknown and Virgin Wolves play the punk rock musics. — CG

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company in Dallas at Winspear Opera House
Highly sought after choreographer Dwight Rhoden and virtuosic dancer Desmond Richardson bring the Winspear its second world class dance production of the week. — CG

Blackbox Comedy Show at Sunshine Bar
Ahead of this weekend’s edition of this regular comedy series, we got to know one of its performers (read: Brian Breckenridge) a little better. Chris Tellez headlines, and plenty of others perform as well. — CG

The Mumbles at The Barley House
The Punk Rock Karaoke dudes do their thing in SMU territory, only their entire set will consist of songs from The Who’s Tommy, and nobody else gets a turn on the mic. — CG

12 Angry Men at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
A room full of jurors arguing over a man’s fate for 96 minutes? Sounds like one of the greates films of all time. — CG

Mayta, Making Movies, Migrant Kids at Dada
Making Movies utilizes some mambo influence in its show. Meanwhile, Mayta brings a jazzy aesthetic and Peruvian vibes to its Spanish-language indie rock. It’s nice to see shows like these picking up steam since this time last year. — Ashley Gongora

Toyota Texas Fest and Lone Star Food Fest at Toyota Stadium
Big & Rich, Cowboy Troy, Lee Brice, Roger Creager, Kip Moore and Chase Bryant perform at this three-day music/truck/food/fishing fest. — CG

Band of Heathens at Dan’s Silverleaf
On paper and on record, the Band of Heathens appear so boring, if competent, that seeing them live doesn’t seem like a pressing need. Thing is this group is quite good in person. On stage, this group morphs into something more closely resembling a jam band. If you like that sort of thing but are so over Widespread, this one might be worth checking out. — Stephen Young

Crawfish Boil at Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery
On Saturday, May 21, Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery is having a crawfish boil. Attendees can enjoy all-you-can eat mudbugs with the purchase of a $20 ticket online, or $25 at the door. The event starts at 2 p.m. and will last until supplies are sold out. — Porttia Portis

Little D Market at Community Beer Co.
Little D doesn’t always stand for Denton. In this case it stands for the little guy, the Dallas small business owner. All sorts of vendors will be hocking their wares at Community. There will be beer. — CG

SPLASH: Yes Julz at Bungalow Beach Club
Snapchat queen Yes Julz will be DJing this pre-summer pool party. “Upscale stylish swim attire” required — preferably the type you’re allowed to get wet. — CG

Sunday
Insane Clown Posse at The Rail Club (Sold Out)
Fam-o-lee! Fam-o-lee! Fam-o-lee! — CG

Making A Murder‘s Dean Strang & Jerry Buting: A Conversation on Justice at Majestic Theatre
Did Steven Avery do it? Was he railroaded by corrupt small town cops? Something between? At this lecture, his defense attorneys will argue that the problems with the criminal justice system are actually much larger than what happened to one cat burner. — CG

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival at Galatyn Park
Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayall, Black Joe Lewis, and tributes to Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam, Tears for Fears and U2 wind down this weekend-long music fest. — CG

Eagles of Death Metal at House of Blues
Eagles of Death Metal does not, in fact, play death metal. Of course, the Eagles of Sex-Charged Desert Rock doesn’t have quite the same ring. — CG

The Lumineers at The Bomb Factory (Sold Out)
They don’t know where they belong, but they can write a song. — CG

Modern English at Granada Theater
Stop the world and melt with a room full of baby boomers. — CG

AT&T Byron Nelson at the TPC Four Seasons Resort
Green jacket? Gold jacket? Who gives a shit? — CG

Opus 100 Series: Legends of the Organ World at Meyerson Symphony Center
The DSO’s Lay Family Organ boasts 4,535 pipes. Organ virtuoso Todd Wilson will do his damndest to play all of them while regaling you with some Bach, Hancock and Reger. — CG

A Fat Wreck at Three Links
Local boy Shaun Colon and his fellow filmmakers conducted 100-plus interviews with folks like label head Fat Mike, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, Foo Fighters/Me First and the Gimme Gimmes guitarist Chris Shiflett, Hi-Standard’s Akihiro Namba, Face to Face’s Trevor Keith, Bad Religion’s Jay Bentley, MxPx’s Mike Herrera, Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg and Lagwagon’s Joey Cape in 10 different cities in four countries in the making of this puppet-filled punk-u-mentary. — CG

Son Little at Dada
Over a deceptively slinky groove and shades of ’70s Marvin Gaye, Los Angeles soul artist Son Little is all the rage with 2014’s Things I Forgot full-length gripping hearts and minds across the country. This one’s an easier ticket to score than his Barefoot at the Belmont gig last summer. — Evan Henry

97.9 The Beat’s Dub Car Show at The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Jeremih. Plies. Ty Dolla $ign. Some guy named Desiigner who is really into pandas. Oh, and lots of cars. — Pete Freedman

Tigerlilly at SiSu
Australian DJ Tigerlilly spins the tunes at this pre-summer pool party. — CG

Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute at Lola’s
Tuesday is Mr. Zimmerman’s 75th birthday, so a bunch of dudes from the Fort will perform something like 50 of his best songs. — CG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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