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Recently, a Singapore company launched the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Soon, similar technology looks to hit Pittsburgh.

How about Dallas? When do we get driverless Ubers, huh? Gotta say, we’re pretty jealous, and the feeling only grows more intense when we think about how much cool stuff is going on around town this weekend, and just how beneficial that sort of thing would be. — Cory Graves

Friday
Mad Decent Block Party at Zouk
Since 2008, the Mad Decent Block Party has been kickin’ it in the streets, parking lots and anywhere else they can cram a few thousand attendees and musicians into. Today is no different, with D.R.A.M., GRiZ, Kaskade, Keys N Krates, NGHTMRE, Nina Las Vegas, Ricky Remedy and Unlike Pluto spinning in the Zouk parking lot. — CG

William Clark Green at Granada Theater
William Clark Green is a Texas country musician known for his very direct, very non-subtle songwriting. His latest hit is a song about a drug and alcohol-ridden circus. Despite this, he still falls into a lot of typical country conventions. Oh well, even though you can’t smoke in this venue, his set should still be fire. — Paul Wedding

Throwing Shade Live at Sons of Hermann Hall
The politically incorrect women’s and gay rights comedy podcast hits town for a live taping. — CG

One at Trees
Can One really be the “The Only Tribute To Metallica,” as it claims? The self-proclaimed one and only Metallica substitute performs tonight in Dallas nevertheless. — Lauren Rushing

Different Strokes at Lola’s Trailer Park
Cough, cough, the Fort Worth Weekly says this is one of 817’s top five shows this weekend. Cough, cough. — Different Nikolai

North Texas State Fair and Rodeo at North Texas Fair Grounds
Randy Rogers Band, Zane Williams, a bull blowout and a cowboy protection match are on the slate for today. — CG

Doug Burr at Dan’s Silverleaf
Denton music isn’t dead, it turns out. Along with Burr, similarly excellent Dentonite, Claire Morales and Austin’s Jana Hunter, also perform. — CG

Texas Hippie Coalition at Rail Club
THC — get it?! — is a heavy ass band from Dennison. Come get it. — CG

They Say the Wind Made Them Crazy at Full City Rooster
Ever seen someone play experimental music on a hammer dulcimer in a coffee roasting studio? Fresh off tour, the critically lauded Dallas band will provide three sets’ worth of buzz. — CG

Girl Band at Three Links
Not a quote-unquote girl band, Girl Band, is a noisy quartet of dudes from Dublin. Nervous Curtains and Borzoi open. — CG

Mind Spiders at Double Wide
Said to be inspired by the Fort Worth-filmed Logan’s Run, Mind Spiders’ recently released fourth LP will sound instantly familiar to anyone that’s heard any of the projects this group of guys has ever worked on (Marked Men, Radioactivity, Bad Sports, VIDEO) with the added bonus of some synth and drum machine work this time around. “If anything,” says NPR of these new additions, “Mind Spiders uses them as pace-setting devices for the guitars and live drummer to outrun, in sprints of strident downpicking and on-the-beat hi-hat/snare work.” — CG

Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World at Texas Theatre
Tired of the Harambe memes, Herzog’s latest doc explores the intricacies of the connected world via the Internet. Reviewers have called it “playfully chilling.” — CG

Hot Air Balloon Glow at Lone Star Park
It’s three days of looking at hot air balloons, and the opportunity to ride in one with the comfort of knowing it’s safely tethered to the ground. — CG

Jason Boland at Gas Monkey Live
Though Boland’s arguably one of the top five acts in the Texas country scene, he actually hails from Stillwater, Oklahoma. Come to think of it, so do Texas Country heavy hitters Stoney LaRue and both of Cody Canada’s outfits. Wait, why do we call it the “Texas country” scene again? Kentucky boy Chris Knight opens. — CG

Willis Alan Ramsey at Poor David’s Pub
Ramsey put out one great, but not all that popular record in 1972, then pretty much disappeared for a few decades. In the interim, the Dallas-raised singer-songwriter saw the album’s songs, like “Muskrat Love,” and “North East Texas Women” covered by America, Captain & Tennille, Jerry Jeff Walker, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Buffet, Widespread Panic, Shawn Colvin and many others. One of the great unknowns to say the very least. — CG

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert + Drag Party at Texas Theatre
Watch as the theater screens 1994’s The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of The Desert, a journey of drag queens travelling across the desert to perform their beloved act of cabaret search of their own true happiness, on the big screen. — Evan Henry

Terry Bozzio at McDavid Studio
Nobody on earth has a bigger drum kit than Frank Zappa’s old drummer. We hear he’s bringing over 100 pieces to town this weekend. And, presumably, a pretty big crew to help set them all up. — CG

Commerce Street Night Market
The Commerce Street Night Market is my favorite of the events Little D Markets puts on, and it’s simply because they always think of everything. The August rendition follows this pattern, with the band Mayta providing Latin-flavored rock you can groove to, Smoke & The Foundry handling the bar, multiple food vendors bringing snacks for an easy dinner, and plenty of booths to shop. If you’re a parent, they even have a hip-hop dance class for kids, leaving you free to peruse their art installations and enjoy y’all’selves. Bonus: you and your date can check multiple things off your to-do list besides enjoying each other’s company, including Christmas shopping, checking out that small business you’ve heard about, trying new foods, and maybe even a workshop or two! — Hannah Steiner

Over the River at AllGood Cafe
After rocking the home of the best burger in Dallas Thursday, these bluegrass boys rock the home of one the city’s best chicken-fried steaks. They’re definitely eating well this weekend. — CG

UMEK at RBC
For two decades, Slovinian DJ UMEK has been spinning in rooms all over the globe. Here he adds another Dallas club to that long list. — CG

Saturday
Brad Paisley at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Famous country singer Bread Paisley, who has such a fun last name that I’m totally jealous, will be performing with Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae and Brad Paisley’s Cowboy Hat, which will eventually branch off and start writing its own songs. — Chelsea Upton

Most Good Music Fest at The Bomb Factory
The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign doesn’t officially kick off until Jerry Jones says it does, but they actually raise dollars and cents year-round. Tickets to this Robert Earl Keen and Lee Ann Womack show will go to them, for instance. — CG

PokeWalk at Klyde Warren Park
Bring your chargers because this sucker’s an all-day thing. After mingling with trainers in the park all day, this thing will evolve into a costumed bar crawl in Deep Ellum at 9 p.m., that’ll end with some sort of surprise finish. Free Pikachus for everyone? — CG

Star Wars Marathon at Majestic Theatre
The original trilogy strikes back, returning to the big screen for one day only. — CG

“Critters” at Photos Do Not Bend Gallery
Kevin Horan’s artistic, up close portraits of sheeps and goats are phenomenal. He’s just one of the artists whose animal photos have been featured as part of this exhibition, which closes after today. — CG

Naughty Magic at Viva’s
Comedy, live music, burlesque and Confetti Eddie’s naughty illusions. A little something for everyone. — CG

North Texas State Fair and Rodeo at North Texas Fair Grounds
The Charlie Daniels Band caps off the 88th annual little d state fair. — CG

Dee Jay Silver at The Foundation Room
Not too many folks can bring popular country tunes to the club and make it work. Not too many are, anyway. — CG

Chicha Night w/ Los Mosaicos at The Wild Detectives
A cumbia-flavored dance night in TWD’s backyard. Some cortaditos are in order. — CG

Reunion Lawn Party at Reunion Tower
The Reunion Tower’s monthly Lawn Party series happens every last Saturday of the month throughout the summer. They’ve got food trucks, local brewers, lots of lawn games and live music. It all goes down at the base of the dick tower. — Diamond Victoria

Hotter’N Hell Hundred in Wichita Falls
The 35th riding of the world’s largest century bike race in North America is also one of the hottest most years. The high will be a manageable 93-degrees this weekend, though. Score! — CG

Xtreme Knockout 32 at Gas Monkey Live
Mixed martial arts. To the extreme. At a music venue. With an after-party at Crashed Toys, a bar at a dealership. So, y’know, a pretty normal Saturday night. — CG

King Camelversary at Three Links
Usually when Chipper Jones comes to town for a show, we make a joke about how the former Braves third basemen is in town with his new musical venture. Because of assholes like us (probably) the real band Chipper Jones changed its name to A/B. They perform with Moon Waves and Field Guide in celebration of local promotor King Camel’s third anniversary. — CG

White Party at AT&T Performing Arts Center
The party of the summer will feature “hundreds of young Jews dressed in white” and a cash bar in celebration of Tu Ba’av, the Jewish holiday of love. And just in the nick of time, too, y’know, with Labor Day coming up and all. — CG

Ahmed Ahmed at House of Blues
The Sullivan & Son star hits town on his current stand-up tour. — CG

Broods at Granada Theater
After selling out Trees in past trips, New Zealand-based brother/sister dream-pop duo Broods heads up Granada. Even if you aren’t lucky enough to score tickets before they inevitably sell this on out too, the group’s dreamy “Bridges” single is still worth checking out. — LR

Coldplay at AT&T Stadium
The perpetrators of the most boring Super Bowl halftime show in memory still playing football stadiums all these months later. Yawn. — CG

Merauder, Malfunction at RBC
Merauder, the hardcore band from New York, simultaneously celebrates its 20th anniversary during this tour, and the last time they’ll ever hit the road together. — CG

One-Year Anniversary at Eight Bells Alehouse
Tip back one — or eight — in honor of the Expo Park bar’s first year in business. Drink specials all night should at least make it affordable to do as much. Cheers! — CG

Darla Oates at AllGood Cafe
Keeping its 16th anniversary celebrations rolling on Saturday will be the tunes of Darla Oates, Dave Hickmott and Wayne Ballew. — CG

Sunday
Ben Harper at South Side Ballroom
Harper’s put the old band back together, resurrecting his original project The Innocent Criminals for this tour. It’s something that hasn’t happened in, like, a decade. — CG

Meat Fight 1K at TUPPS Brewery
Leading up to this year’s big charity fundraising pig-out sesh in November, there’ll be a meat-lovers triathlon at TUPPS this Sunday. Don’t worry gourmands, the three events are beer drinking, meat eating and bourbon swilling. And you go at your own pace. — CG

Keep Denton Warm Sock Hop at Harvest House
Starting at 5 p.m., a ’50s cover band will take the stage, and at the start of each hour a new band will take on the next decade. This event, which looks to provide Denton’s homeless population with warm winterwear a few months from now. — CG

The Cosign Experience 2016 at Sixty Five Hundred
The local mag’s five-year anniversary party will feature a fashion show, food, art, live music and money-raising for the Women Called Moses charity. — CG

Lost Kings at SiSu
Two words: pool party. — CG

Lil Yachty at Trees (Sold Out)
The millennial rapper doesn’t give a shit about his elders, and really doesn’t know too much about those that came before him or paved the way for his career. And why should he, his uninformed approach hasn’t stopped him from selling out venues across the country. — CG

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Winspear Opera House
Have you ever been in a situation where you were the heir to a vast fortune and the only thing stopping you was your pesky family members? No? Well Monty is, and he’s willing to cheat and kill to get it, all the while juggling a few chicks on the side. Sounds like a regular Saturday on this side. This marks the final performance of its Dallas run. — Sidney Johnson

Cover image by Kathy Tran.
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