Stick It Up Your Yeah.

Sorry, Plano and Frisco. But you're on your own this weekend.

The Dallas North Tollward is going to be closed all weekend long, meaning it's probably best not to try and venture too far off the reservation these next few days.

Fortunately, there's plenty to do in Dallas proper while you're stuck within the city limits. — Cory Graves

Friday
80th Anniversary at Fletcher's Corny Dogs
Christmas comes six-months early this year. Fletcher's world famous corny dogs will be available at the Fair Park for two-days only this weekend in honor of their 80th birthday. It's the first time the stand has ever opened outside of the fair. Expect plenty of traffic coupled with the wrap-around lines at the booths, something we State Fair goers are used to by now. — Sidney Johnson

Ralphie May at Addison Improv
Ralphie May will serve up all the laughs you can handle this weekend. He's a big dude, sure, but he's never let that hold him back. Aside from his Comedy Central specials, May has also appeared on ESPN's Mohr Sports with Jay Mohr, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Wayne Brady Show, and was the only white performer on The Big Black Comedy Show. —Jessica Petrocchi

Wussy at Three Links
American indie darlings Wussy will leave their Ohio stomping grounds for a string of tour dates. Fresh off the release of its latest record Forever Sounds, which received SPIN Magazine's seal of approval, Wussy is sure to entertain and delight. — Calvin Cashen

Evil Dead at Inwood Theatre
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Sex, drugs and general debauchery ensue. Oh, and a demon army is somehow thrown in the mix. Who knew Sam Raimi (the director of Spider-Man, of all things) was capable of such sadistic gore-art. Bruce Campbell and his chin will hit Inwood's silver screen this Friday and Saturday at midnight. — CC

Le Cure at Granada Theater
If this Friday, you're in love with The Cure and its extensive catalog, you'll want to hang out with this local Cure cover band. Bowie tribute act The Thin White Dukes also performs. — CG

Boston at Verizon Theatre
Tell your mom and dad to turn off that mid-day episode of Maury because you have great news; Boston's coming to Dallas. “The Rock and Roll Band” will be accompanied by The Eagles' Don Felder and Rick “Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo” Derringer. Peace of mind is just around the corner. — SJ

Escape: A Tribute to Journey at House of Blues
Dallas hasn't seen a shortage of tribute acts. It's a downright art. Everything from The Cure to the Beastie Boys are represented. Escape and Cold As Ice will bring their professional mimicry of Journey and Foreigner to Dallas' tribute capital this weekend. — CC

Acoustic Nerves at Texas Theatre
Back when it was scheduled for May, Acoustic Nerves marketed itself as a three-day nonprofit event. When the event finally arrived, curators Dean Terry and Patrick Murphy couldn't anticipate things going awry to the tune of The City of Dallas helping pay for the event, then sending its fire marshals to go preemtively shut it down. Makes no sense Dallas! A month later, Terry and Murphy decided to take a redemptive jab at the project, this time reduced to a single-day at the historic theatre. — CC

Beautiful: Carol King the Musical at Winspear Opera House
As part of its Broadway series, the Winspear will bring Beautiful: The Carole King Musical to the stage. This rendition will feature professional actors and actresses, along with the high production standards Broadway is known for. Beautiful chronicles Carole King's inspiring claim to fame and will survey her back-catalog in the process. This temporary run of dates continues through the 19th. — CC

Bas at The Loft
Queens by way of Paris rapper Bas distinguishes himself amongst today's hip-hop music sphere by making his audience members feel included. The artist is currently touring his debut studio album Last Winter, which was released on J. Cole's subsidiary record label Dreamville. — CC

Bob Schneider at Kessler Theater
The former Ugly Americans front man and Austin native, Bob Schneider, passes through our great city this Friday. Procrastination isn't advised, but there are both early and late shows, so you can take that extra pre-game drink if needed before that Uber arrives. — SJ

Ragefest at 650 Exposition Ave.
Dallas rapper G.U.N. hosts this DIY bash and celebration of Dallas hip-hop, so he'll headline. He'll be joined over the course of the event's run by The Outfit TX, The Pyrex Pirates, Loudiene and somehow 12 more rappers and 5 DJs. One imagines there will be some raging. — Pete Freedman

Buddy Guy at Billy Bob's
The Chicago blues craze of the '60s gave us such established artists as Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. A major participant during this influential period was Buddy Guy. His name alone can fill a space, but the rock pioneer's nimble fretwork is what really attracts a crowd. — CC

Hotelier at Dada
The self-proclaimed “anti-pop” artists sound reminiscent of early 2000s rock, with a spritz of political jabs thrown in for the activists out there. The four-man ensemble has been rocking together for the past seven years and plan to rock you, yes you, this Friday. — SJ

Lynch Mob at Trees
Glam luminary George Lynch didn't have a lot going for him during the waning popularity of hair metal. After the decline of the genre, the guitarist formed Lynch Mob from the remaining ashes of his former outfit Dokken. The group will bring their arena-sized rock sound to the more intimately fixed Trees this Friday. — CC

EYEHATEGOD at The Rail Club
Don't let the name prematurely put you off. The sludge metal NOLA natives have been rocking for nearly 30 years so you're in good hands, unless you fall into the pit. Sadly, there won't be any human sacrifices between sets, but I hear the Illuminati will be covering the door, so feel safe. — SJ

Fea at Shipping & Receiving
Whenever Phanie Diaz and Jenn Alva aren't ripping stages apart in their visceral Girl In A Coma project, they're, well, doing the exact same thing in Fea. Blending the immediacy of punk with a more melodic edge, this group most closely resembles the force of a mosh pit. Fea will no doubt incite similar sensations this Friday. Down with the male patriarchy! — CC

Romp Almighty, Thyroids, Vegan Shark at Spinster Records (Free)
Firstly, I will channel my inner- Morpheus. Secondly, let's assume you have nothing planned this Friday night. Now, what if I told you there are three bands so nice that they're willing to play a show for you, for free? Sounds good? I figured you'd say yes. — SJ

Fine Wine and Flip-Flops at the Truck Yard
After getting rained out last weekend, Truck Yard's Fine Wine & Flip Flops event is finally going down this Friday, and I'm pretty excited! Truck Yard has chilling down to a science, and it shows. Tickets are only $15 at the door and include five tastings, plus a souvenir glass to add to your collection. Artists will be selling their wares, music will be playing and their usual food trucks will be around to help satiate your drunk munchies fix. The only downside is it's first-come, first-served with only 200 glasses available starting at 4 p.m. — Hannah Steiner

BBQ for a Cause at Tupps Brewing
If there are two things we Texans are serious about, it's our BBQ and beer. So what better way to enjoy both than the first annual North Texas BBQ for a Cause? Live music, raffles and brewery tours ensure a good time for those simultaneously parched and hungry. Don't forget your Rolaids and pillows. — SJ

“Forged Utopia” at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary
The MAC presents Forged Utopia, a series of pieces by Giovanni Valderas. Forged Utopia is themed around the prolonged marginalization of Latino communities; utilizing images synonymous with white gentrification. The solo exhibition starts this Friday and will continue through June 25th. — CC

Saturday
Untapped: Fort Worth at Panther Island Pavilion
Following its huge sold-out event at Fair Park, Dallas' most flocked to festival, Untapped, will make its triumphant return to Fort Worth this Saturday. Untapped mingles the sweet taste of craft brews with music; the two commodities go hand in hand, frankly. With musical acts including Built to Spill and Hayes Carll and over 300 bears to sample, it's evident that Untapped is the summer's definitive drinking party. — CC

Kixpo at The Bomb Factory
Sneakerheads rejoice, your time to spend excessive amounts of money to stay ahead of the fashion curve is here. Kixpo is the largest sneaker and urban wear expo around, and is sure to draw a crowd. Tickets range from $23 to $53, probably the least amount of money you'll spend if participating. — SJ

BrickUniverse Plano LEGO Fan Expo at Plano Centre
Pain is subjective, but the thought of stepping on a stray LEGO barefoot is enough to make anyone cringe. But don't think about that at this massive LEGO convention, just remember everything is awesome. — SJ

Jane Lynch at House of Blues
You're probably familiar with Jane Lynch, or at least her role as sadistic cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee. With the Glee hype ship gone and virtually nonexistent, Lynch decided to take her talents back to the rudiments of the stage with this “See Jane Sing” event. — CC

Star Trek Night at Dr Pepper Ballpark
The Frisco Roughriders are hosting a special event for you Trekkies. Spock enthusiasts are encouraged to beam themselves to Dr Pepper Ballpark for the Riders' tribute to the Vulcan himself, Leonard Nimoy. Just keep your phasers on stun. — SJ

Fight Rustin Fight at Trees
Urizen bassist Rustin Luther found out while on a recent tour in New Orleans that he has an inoperable, incurable brain tumor. To put it bluntly: He's dying. Not one to cry about it or ask for help, friends and family of the 30-year-old have set up a Go Fund Me campaign to help shoulder some of his medical costs. Similarly, a handful of benefit shows like this one at Trees have been organized to help raise some additional cash. Like many musicians around town, the hard-rocking bassist and owner of TomCats West doesn't currently have health insurance. We wish him and his family the best. — CG

Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway
Did you see Robosaurus crushing cars in a Dallas parking lot the other day? It's because this IndyCar race is happening over at TMS. Don't let the name fool you, the race is actually only 598.676 km long — so not 600. — CG

I Love the '90s at Verizon Theatre
The '90s was a golden age for hip-hop and house. There's a certain novelty to the decade; a likable quality sorely lacking from today's mealy-mouthed trap rappers. Take a voyage down memory lane because S-S-S-Salt-N-Pepa's here! Coolio, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Kid N Play, Rob Base and Young MC, too! — CC

Cozy Hawks (Album Release) at Harvest House
Fresh off playing KXT's Summer Cut, Claire Morales and Siamese are helping local power pop trio Cozy Hawks celebrate the release of its latest albums. Mother Tongues will be there, too. — CG

Gruesome Playground Injuries at Texas Ale Project
In Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries, a compelling narrative is written around personal injuries both concrete and abstract. Main characters Doug and Kayleen meet at the nurse's office in their elementary school. 30 years later, the two are reunited by the personal anguish that brought them together in the first place. This is the second of three performances at the local brewery — CC

DMX at Gas Monkey Live
“Where my dogs at?” Yes, the human-pit bull DMX is bringing his patently guttural “grrr” to town. Although the Ruff Ryder's run-ins with the law have altered public perception, the support from his core fans hasn't waned; all anxious for new heat from the legendary lyricist. — SJ

Richie Ramone at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Not a lot of musicians can include being a freaking Ramone on their resume. Granted, Richie Ramone isn't an original member, but he damn sure kept their blood pumping. Watch the musician play some of his solo material this Saturday. — CC

CLIFFFS (Album Release) at Dada
Famous drummer John Dufilho (The Apples in Stereo, The Deathray Davies) is releasing four different albums this year. First up is this one from CLIFFFS (formerly Cliffs of Insanity). Then comes the one from Cantina (formerly I Love Math) on July 22. Then there are two others later on in the year. Sealion, Buttercup and Party Static's Laura Harrell open. — CG

Belmont Stakes Day at Lone Star Park
If horses are your thing, the 148th Belmont Stakes is this Saturday. The race is considered the third jewel of the coveted Triple Crown, though no animal is actually in contention this year. Still, this is the only place in town you can not only watch live racing, but also keep the kids entertained as you gamble their college fund. — SJ

The Girls of Nashville: Featuring Liz Rose at Kessler Theater
Dallas-born Liz Rose rose to prominence about a decade ago, writing a bunch of tunes for Taylor Swift. Last year, she added another Grammy for penning Little Big Town's “Girl Crush.” This weekend she brings the next generation of Nashville singer-songwriters to town, including Alyssa Micaela, Ashley Ray and Heather Morgan. — CG

Juan MacLean at It'll Do Club
As part of the DFA Records roster (the same label behind LCD Soundsystem), The Juan MacLean's name has long been associated with some of the newest and brightest sounds out there. This DJ set will be nothing short of a dancer's dream. — Brian Knowles

Harvest Day at Denton Community Market
Denton's community market celebrates the farmers that keep our local produce crisp and crated. This Saturday, you can indulge in over 80 different vendors as they roll out a fresh new harvest. Live music and other amenities will liven up the atmosphere. — CC

Irving Canal Fest at Las Colinas Urban Center
The Mandalay Canal is a sight to see. It's even better when there's live music, art exhibits, cultural dance and a food court lining its walkways, I'm sure of it. Irving Parks and Recreation hosts the free event this Saturday and is open to all, just watch your step after those drinks. — SJ

Endless/Nameless at The Reading Room
Arthur Peña is a jack of all trades. The local success story seeks to express himself whenever possible; dabbling in nearly every artistic medium imaginable. Peña's latest endeavor is a musical project called Endless/Nameless, which is set to premier this Saturday. Written and directed by the artist himself, the musical revolves around perceptions of beauty and other societal constructs. — CC

Sunday
Buckethead at House of Blues
He's no dancing Jabbawokee, he's just Buckethead. The 6-foot-4, fret shredding head trip with a KFC bucket atop long, curly locks is eccentric, to put it mildly. If you've never heard his masterpiece “Too Many Humans” I suggest you do before attending. — SJ

“The Art of Heroes” Art Show at Sparrow Tattoo Company
After he was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer, Ink Master contestant Clint Cummings decided to take initiative and use his talents to benefit those affected by the disease. For this super hero-themed art exhibit, Clint and a whole bunch of Ink Masters alumni hope to impart knowledge about cancer and the tragic toll it can take. — CC

Lil Uzi Vert at South Side Music Hall
Dallas is no stranger to the trap music scene that has boomed across the world in recent years. To remain in form, north Philly spitter, Lil Uzi Vert is brings his rapid fire talents. Sleeping or attending church are both options, but the turn-up in the South Side will be in full effect, if that's what you're into. — SJ

Benny Benassi at SiSu (Sold Out)
Every year, Sisu Dayclub books an assortment of DJs to perform for its AQUA Summer Series. Commencing the third installment of the series is Italian DJ Benny Benassi. With an extensive catalog of club bangers and remixes under his belt, Benassi will keep eager attendees lit till nightfall. — CC

The Wizard of Oz at Bass Performance Hall
Grab Toto from his shabby grooming appointment at PetSmart and click those ruby red slippers together, the legendary tale is here. Although we're over 500 miles from Kansas, The Wizard of Oz will grace the stage this weekend. — SJ

Dreamy Life Group Therapy Vol. 3 Album Release Party at Shipping & Receiving
Dreamy Life Records has been releasing its annual Group Therapy compilation for years now. Now that summer is upon us, the record label is gearing up for Volume Three release party. Performers include Jake Paleschic, FOGG, War Party, Vicious Firs, Loafers, VVOES, The Fibs and loads more. — CC

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