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Weezer, Panic! at the Disco at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Weezer has played to Dallas crowds since the release of its nerd-centric self-titled debut (often called The Blue Album) way back in 1994. After the release of its proto-emo masterstroke, Pinkerton, Weezer’s striking drop in quality wavered fans. Secretly, those same fans will always welcome the group with open-arms. Weezer’s co-headlining tour with theatric pop-punk group, Panic! At The Disco, comes to town this weekend, and in support of the least embarrassing LP the band’s released in more than a decade. — Calvin Cashen

Jeezy at Gas Monkey Live
When it comes to the phenomenon of trap music in hip hop worldwide, Jeezy is to that what snow is to the North Pole; it’s there and no one can separate the two. Thug Motivation 101 was the soundtrack to the streets in 2005 and the artist has only rose since then. You know him so get there. Tickets go from $60 to $125. Snow don’t come cheap. —Sidney Johnson

Bastille in the Arts District
At Day 2 of Dallas’ Bastille Day celebrations, you can enjoy traditional French music while enjoying everything from wine to crepes. Whether you plan to sample or savor, it’s a great excuse to get cultured. And wine drunk. Don’t forget wine drunk. — CC

Belanova at House of Blues
Belanova may be bigger in the Latin American music market, but the electropop trio’s natural essence is all glitz and fun. Surely the group translates well live. — CC

Dallas Stars Party in the Park at Klyde Warren Park
The Dallas Stars organization is hosting a lot party in anticipation for the team’s upcoming season. Special guests include Captain Jamie Benn, along with prospects from the team’s development camp, who will interact with fans and discuss the latest Stars developments. Taking the stage for a live performance will be local blues-country hybrid Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights. — CC

Lucha Mexico at Texas Theatre
Wrestling in the states is a billion dollar industry hoped up on over the top exaggeration and cheesy dialogue between men/women in Spandex panties. But for our neighbors down south, wresting, or Lucha Libre, is much more personal and sensational. The film documents the findings of Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz’s analysis of the sport and its influence on generations of viewers. — SJ

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at The Rail Club
Oh, come on. Stop pretending like you know all the words to “Tha Crossroads.” You don’t. You just like to sing along and pretend that you, too, miss your Uncle Charles. — Trace McCaslin

Improv Lottery at Texas Theatre
General admission is just $6 to see “DFW’s finest, improvising for your pleasure,” according to the organizers. There will be over 20 different artists playing with more to be announced at a later time, none of which was rehearsed ahead of time. — SJ

The Van Sanchez, Classic Cult, The Heavy Hands, Jonas Martin at Three Links
Dallas homebodies The Van Sanchez are playing a little somethin’ and they’re bringing fellow local homies Classic Cult, The Heavy Hands and Jonas Martin to spice it up a notch. Tickets are $5, but I hear if you pay an extra two bucks you get a free pony. — SJ

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Levitt Pavilion (Free)
The culture of Louisiana is rich in a multitude of different foods and genres of music, all of which makes its way to Texas from time to time. Luckily for us, the Dirty Dozens are also being exported. The seven-man full brass band keeps it original in their delivery, transporting you back to that band that woke you from your sloppy rest on that park bench following your bout with Bourbon Street. — SJ

Red Foo at Glass Cactus

Sam Riggs at Billy Bob’s
The country singer is currently on tour for his newest album Breathless and will be making a stop in Fort Worth on his journey through Texas and neighboring states. Tickets start at $16 to see him at the world’s largest smoke-free honky-tonk. — SJ

Fantastic Planet at Inwood Theatre
The cult classic is set on the distant planet Ygam, where we puny humans have been enslaved by giant blue aliens, or “Draggs.” With business as usual, one is revolts and finds a band of radicals to plot escape. The movie is a trip and its political and visual messages still captivate 40 years later. — SJ

Yoni and Geti at Dada
When the WHY?’s Yoni Wolf and rapper Serengeti link up, they have a way of putting you in your feelings of past regrets and how you could’ve done things differently. Their lyrics are somber and instrumentals melancholic, almost forcing you to Facebook message that girl you cheated on back in grade school. Either way, you’ll be a little more “emo” after leaving, we all need to let it out sometime. Dark Rooms opens. — Sidney Johnson

Ookay at Lizard Lounge
The dance music artist is currently on a world tour to promote his latest project Thief. Probably jet-lagged from his recent concert in Korea, Ookay will rock the house and the party isn’t stopping till the cops come knocking — or until 4 a.m. Lets show him how we do it in the dirty D, yall. — SJ

Friday Night Drags at Texas Motor Speedway
Through the summer, Texas Motor Speedway hosts its Friday Night Drags events. Here anybody with a car, a driver’s license and 20 bucks can compete in live drag-racing along the famed track’s one-eighth-mile pit road. What would Wario do? — CG

Drake vs Kanye at Trees
Controvsy and Lights & Music Collective will present a tribute night spotlighting the music of two of the biggest artists in the rap game: Drizzy and Yeezus. Drake and his limitless pop appeal is a more than worthy adversary for Kanye’s unhinged ego. — CC

Schoolboy Q at South Side Music Hall
“Groovy Tony” brought the bucket hat back to life after the death of Hunter Thompson, but he’s just as trippy. The TDE crip just released his newest LP, Blank Face on the same night as the shootings in Dallas. And it’s fire, so hot your aux cord might catch flames. Now he’s here, and no doubt he will perform most of the project and the crowd will eat it up. This one will be wild. — SJ

Girls Rock Dallas Summer Showcase at Kessler Theater
Music isn’t exclusive to a single gender, but a ground of equal opportunity for artists to express themselves without fear of discrimination. Girls Rock Dallas has created such empowering opportunities for young girls. The organization is bringing over 60 young girls to The Kessler to perform their own songs, which they wrote and structured in a matter of five days. — CC

Weird Al at Winspear Opera House
Weird Al has always lived up to his name; that accordion playing teenager has grown into the top selling comedy recording artist of all time with over 12 million album sales along with four Grammy’s. It’s hard to predict exactly what the man will do or say, so just see it for yourself, it’s bound to be weird. — SJ

Gimme Shelter at Texas Thetatre
In notes for the Gimme Shelter DVD, the Rolling Stone’s assistant at the time, Jo Bergman, remembered a particular encounter with the “Butter Queen” at a motel in Texas during the 1969 tour. According to Bergman: “A blonde with straggly hair announced, ‘I’ve got a pound of butter in my purse. Where’s Mick?’ She was the Dallas Butter Queen. Groupies had titles then.” Read more about her here. — CG

Sneaker Con at Irving Convention Center
Shoes. Oh my god, shoes. Let’s get some shoes. — CG

Dallas Arboretum Adventure
As someone who works in the marketing world by day, I’ve got to give the Arboretum props. They realized what was happening with the game and took it to their full advantage before any other business tried to jump on the bandwagon, and it shows. When they say they’re the perfect place to spend the day hunting Pokémon, they’re right. There are three gyms and what seems like a gazillion PokéStops spread across their 66 acres. Plus, you can admire the scenery and get some cute snaps. — Hannah Steiner

Pokémon Go Launch Date at Klyde Warren
This is to celebrate all you trainers out there, hustling hard to be the very best, like no one ever was. The event will feature cosplay, giveaways, team battles and tournaments. The park will be separated for whichever team you choose so don’t go wandering off into Team Valor’s section, you might start the first ever Pokémon beef known to man. — SJ

Glamorama Pokémon Meetup & Dance Party at Beauty Bar
Junk Food and Blake Ward spin as you battle for control of the Beauty Bar gym. Because of course the Beauty Bar is a gym. Just be careful, we caught a Peckersaur there once. — CG

Good Vibes Music Fest at RBC
Dallas’ own local hip-hop music bash is hosted by Eddie Valentino & Corey Roney, members of “Modern Day,” a local group from Cedar Hill Given the recent events in our city, it’s time for a good ol’ festival to get everyone turnt for a night of fun and great tunes. — SJ

What’s Done is Done at Majestic Theatre
SFL Worldwide presents What’s Done Is Done, a hilarious play by Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor and Vinay Pathak. It’s, presumably, not about how easy it is to pack and ship all your stuff to India ahead of your big move there. — SJ

“Multiplicity: Theory, Method, and Media” at Talley Dunn Gallery
It’s the opening reception for a new exhibition curated by Jesse Meraz, and featuring the works of Gabriel Dawe, Ricardo Paniagua, Susie Rosmarin, Rusty Scruby and Jon Vogt. It runs through August 13. — CG

Audio Xscape Ft. Knife Party at The Bomb Factory
Blasting electronic music in a confined space with hundreds of people has a way of making a hot, sweaty mess, but in a good way. Along with those mentioned above, BRILLZ, Kayzo, SlumberJack and Aaron Jackson will be bringing the heat at the factory. Stay hydrated. — SJ

Pageantry (EP Release) at Dan’s Silverleaf
On top of April’s Influence LP — one of our favorites of the year so far — Denton’s Pageantry already have another EP ready to release here. The title track, “Vicious Wishes,” plays like the single The Smith Westerns never got around to releasing before their untimely demise. Eat your heart out, Whitney. — CG

King Lil G at Gas Monkey Live
The Mexican-American rapper looks the part of your typical gangster on the street; facial tattoos, sagging pants or the AK-47’s adorning his clothes. But, in spite of his looks, his music is meant to inspire impoverished youth to strive for success. All of this comes together on stage for a pit stop in his tour across the country. — SJ

Pat Green at Lone Star Park
To wrap up the 2016 Lone Star Music Series, the country singer will perform 11 songs before taking off with your money and wave on wave of your appreciation. — SJ

On and On at Dada
The experimental pop band has been besties for a long time, giving a cohesive rhythm to their music. The Minneapolis natives formed in 2012 and haven’t strangled each other, so far so they should be good at the show. — SJ

Gary P Nunn at Western Son Distillery
The distillery has a long history in the greater Dallas area — the building that houses it has, anyway. It’s known for being in an old “panty factory” in Pilot Point. Go figure. The distillery is hosting a concert series with Nunn, youngbucks under 18 stay put. They make booze on site, so you’re not welcome. — SJ

Radney Foster at Levitt Pavilion
Radney Foster was born in Del Rio, Texas, in 1959. His most famous song is called “Del Rio, TX 1959.” Write what you know, they say. Foster, for one, listened. — Mikel Galicia

Trash Bash Music Stash at Truck Yard
In it’s third year in a row, the event seems to resonate well with cleanly Dallasites. Volunteers receive a ride on a party bus stocked with booze and live music to an after-party, all in exchange for making the city a more beautiful place. You’re welcome. — SJ

Wet Deck Pool Party at The W
A rooftop pool party with bottle service? That’s so Dallas. — CG

Super Hero / Super Villain at The Prophet Bar
Not much to it really, if you’re Jonesin’ for your metal, hardcore or punk fix, this show is for you. In addition the headliners, Turd Cutter (epic name), Blot out, Casual Relapse, Electric Vengence, Crop Dust and Mammoth will be on stage kicking ass so you can get your thrash on. — SJ

Social Ride at Local Hub
Love biking around Dallas? Love cold brew coffee? Well today’s your lucky day. The ride will begin at Local Hub Bicycle Company where riders can sample High Brew brand canned coffee before heading out on a seven to ten mile ride around our fair city. It’ll be hot so be sure to have some water on deck as well. — SJ

Swan Song at Granada Theater
Being a cover band can sound cheesy to some; emulating something that never really comes close to the original. With that being said, Swan Song doesn’t fall into that category. The band is said to be stellar in their renditions of those classic Zeppelin songs we’ve loved and put on a damn good show. Hopefully Plant and Page don’t sue for appropriation, we all know they’ll win. — SJ

Mini Pie and Beer Pairing at L.U.C.K.
Sunday brunch never looked so good; assorted mini pies with complimenting local craft beers? LUCK may have to kick some of you out for not wanting to leave. — SJ

Give Me a Break: A New Media Art/Electronic Music Event at Shipping & Receiving
Sponsored by Dreamy Life Records and Music, Give Me a Break will highlight the feats of electronica progenitor Gil Trythall. Art and music will be provided courtesy of Bobby on Drums, Fever Dream Interactive, AFTV and Vogue Machine, among others. — CC

Kitten, Sizzy Rocket, Clean Spill at Three Links
There are more women on this earth than there are men, so it only makes sense this event is headed by two groups dominated by ladies (except Clean Spill). Any and all complainers should sit back and watch how it’s done. — SJ

William Clark Green at Landmark Bar
William Clark Green can swap between an acoustic and electric guitar like it’s inherent; as any good country artist should. This Sunday, however, the Texan musician will opt for acoustic guitar only at this intimate unplugged show. — CC

Louis the CHild at SiSU
The German group will be staying dry while you enjoy the pool at Sisu. This is a pool party so bring those trunks, swimsuits and sun block. It’s hot down here, hope the group can handle the unpredictable Texas heat. — SJ

R3hab at Bungalow Beach Club
Bungalow’s Splash series is a sure fire way to catch internationally touring DJs. Dutch native, R3hab, is the latest of the bunch slated to perform at the beach club. — CC

Yacht Club at Dada
Give thanks to the triple fake Captain & Tennile for hosting the event, bringing you the electronic vibes along with their four guests. Yacht clubs may be exclusive, but this show is open to we regular folks — so long as they dig cheeseball ’80s dad jams. — SJ

La Semesienta at Majestic Theatre
A night of explicit humor awaits at this Spanish variety show, featuring the talents of Niurka, Luis de Alba, El JJ, La Pelangocha and more. — CC

$1 For One Year Anniversary Special at Pints and Quarts
One-dollar Hamburgers, hot dogs, dipsticks, onion rings and vodka punch. This is so good of a deal you should even invite your broke friend that looks lost when the check comes. — SJ

Drum Jam for Dallas at Main Street Garden Park
In an effort to alleviate the pain caused by the recent shooting, Beats For Change Dallas will gather in unison to spread the healing powers of love and music. Whether affected by the tragedy or not, all are welcome. — CC

Pokémon: The First Movie at Sundown (Free)
You can’t catch ’em all until you’ve caught the first one. — CG

Pokémon Trainers Meetup at Collected: Your Pop Culture Headquarters
The Fort Worth comic stores will be throwing lures up at their PokéStops all weekend, hoping to, y’know, lure you that way. — CG

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