Show Some Pride.

You know what’s hard to find sometimes? Where the tampons are hidden in a convenience store, as this humorous text message exchange between a teenager and her mother humorously and somewhat sadly points out. Why is the patriarchy so afraid of vaginas and the lasers that shoot out from them?

You know what’s super easy to find all the time? Something fun to do around Dallas on any given day, as illustrated by the bulky list of this weekend’s goings on below. — Cory Graves

Ryan Bingham at South Side Ballroom
Guess who is knocking at the door. It’s the gravel-voiced Americana singer-songwriter — and co-author of the Oscar-winning song “The Weary Kind” from 2009’s Crazy Heart — mother fucker, he’s knocking at the door. And he’s headling SSB tonight along with opening sets from Brian Fallon and Paul Cauthen. — CG

Matt Wertz at Granada Theater
Christian singer and former Jars of Clay opener Matt Wertz returns to town, this time as a headliner. Cappa and Aaron Krause open. — CG

CoLab’s 10-Year Anniversary Party at Three Links
For the past 10 years, Tuesday nights in Dallas have belonged to one name — CoLab. Boasting a roster of area musicians from across the musical spectrum, CoLab has featured literally dozens of talented Dallasites in its group over the years. After establishing itself as a fixture at Zubar in the late ’00s, the group has since found new life in Deep Ellum, as members of Dead Flowers and Cure For Paranoia have taken up the regular playing-duties. This celebration of a decade’s worth of musicianship will feature those players, as well as others from throughout the group’s run. — PF

Park(ing) Day Dallas
In 2005, the San Francisco-based art and design studio Rebar converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public part for a single day in order to make the point that their city was dedicating 70 percent of their precious public space to private vehicle use. Dubbed Park(ing) Day, the movement has since spread to more than 140 cities in 35 countries worldwide. So far the mini “parks” that have been erected in Downtown since the city first started participating in the event back in 2011 have included a public beach, a massage parlor, an art gallery, a lawn bowling course, a public reading room, a dog park and a bike repair shop, among other things. Check out this year’s parks on Main Street between Field and Harwood. — CG

Park(ing) Night Dallas
New to the Park(ing) Day festivities this year is the addition of some nighttime mini-parks in Deep Ellum, on Main between Crowdus and Pryor. — CG

Cante at The Wild Detectives
As part of the Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival, TWD’s backyard will be taken over by some live Spanish dancers and musicians. Check out the Facebook page for more events associated with the fest, which hits several Oak Cliff spots between now and the grand finale event on September 24. — CG

World Peace Day at Klyde Warren Park
Peace is possible — even for billionaires like Klyde’s dad Kelcy, whose company is behind the controversial $3.8 billion pipeline through Native American lands in North Dakota. — CG

Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production at Patterson Appleton Arts Center
An interactive exhibition centered on comic books and the production thereof, with opportunities to work on books of your own. — CG

Trump’d: The Musical at Dallas Comedy House
Everyone’s favorite, mostly least-favorite, Republican candidate, Donald Trump, has been the center of mockery ever since his days as a reality TV host. With the presidential election gradually approaching, the Dallas Comedy House has thrown together a sketch musical event centered around one sole purpose — to roast the fuck out of the Drumpf. — Calvin Cashen

Willy Wonka Party at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
It’s always a good time to revisit Wonka. The fact that it’s Roal Dahl’s 100th birthday, Wonka portrayer Gene Wilder recently passed and that Mike TeeVee and Veruca Salt will be at this theater live in person only make the timing of this screening all the more appropriate. — CG

Miss Sharon Jones! at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Not a live performance by the enigmatic soul singer herself, but a screening of the touching 2015 documentary dealing with her battle with pancreatic cancer. — CG

Opening Night at Lone Star Park
Live racing’s back in Grand Prairie. After today, it’ll happen Thursday through Saturday nights through the rest of the season. Oh, and admission is just a five spot. — CG

David Ramirez at Kessler Theater
After years of traveling as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter, racking up hundreds of thousands of miles in his little Kia, Austin’s David Ramirez has finally gone full band. Walker Lukens and his own backing band, The Sidearms, open. — CG

Pujol at Dada
As the years have passed, lo-fi Nashville garage rocker Daniel Pujol has increasingly flexed is poetry muscle. These days his arsenal is as well-rounded as ever. The increasingly poppy Joe Gorgeous and Native Fox open. — CG

Pretopia Comedy at The Bearded Monk
Get warmed up for next weekend’s three-day Oaktopia festival with pizza, beer and comedy sets by Lawrence Rosales, Zachary Arredondo, Wesley Moon, Sarah Osigian, Sydney Carson, Andrew Matthews, Daniel Magden, Mo Elansari and host Mikey B. — CG

Dallas Symphony Gala and After-Party at Meyerson Symphony Center
Hey big spender, the DSO and its highest-paid conductor in the country are raising money with these concerts and swanky parties. Throw on the coat and tails and don’t forget to grab that wallet on the way out the door. — CG

15th Anniversary at The Chat Room
Like most anyone that’s ever hung out at smoky Fort Worth dive The Chat Room, I’ve got plenty of not-for-print stories from my way-too-drunk nights spent there — some of which were from that time I saw rowdy LA-based junkyard duo Restavrant played there several years back. Those boys will be playing there again, along with The Burning Hotels. — CG

Reimagine Crowdus
The month-long experiment to decide the fate of that little stretch of Crowdus between Elm and Main Streets continues, as the pop-up park hosts workout sessions from Shark Tank vets City Surf Fitness as well as swing dancing lessons, among other activities. — CG

Martina McBride at Verizon Theatre
Often described as “the Celine Dion of country music,” Martina McBride is a well-known name in the genre. While selling Garth Brooks merchandise when her husband was on his sound crew, Brooks noticed her singing along. Impressed with her talent, he offered that if she obtained a record deal, he’d have her open with him on his tour. The ploy totally worked, because in 1991 her demos were approved by RCA Records and the kick off of her career was that opening position. Since then, seven out of sixteen of her albums have gone gold, she’s won seven awards, and firmly cemented her position as a big, tour-headlining performer. — Jordyn Walters

Goblin Cock at Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
The comic book drone metal band is a Pinback offshoot, started by that band’s Rob Crow. He’s joined this time around by bandmates named Lick Myheart, Tinnitus Island, The Reg and Loki Sinjuggler. — CG

Dove Hunter, The Cush, Stumptone at Magnolia Motor Lounge
Remember that time you thought Dove Hunter was breaking up? LOL. Why would they, when they can head up sturdy local bills like this one? — CG

Mexican Independence Day w/ Grupo Siggno at Gas Monkey Live
Remember when you thought Cinco de Mayo was Mexico’s Independence Day? LOL, na, that’s just the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. The real Mexican Independence Day is today silly. Celebrate accordingly with Grupo Siggno, Grupo Stampede, Rene Maldanado and Hugo King. — CG

Late Night Talk: Fair Park Deco at Dallas Museum of Art
In 1936, Texas celebrated the 100th anniversary of its independence from Mexico with The Texas Centennial Exposition, which was held in Fair Park in June through November of that year. For the occasion, 50 Art Deco buildings were constructed, many of which are still used by the State Fair to this day. Putting on the event created an estimated 10,000 jobs for Dallasites, brought a $50 million boost to the local economy and is credited with buffering the area from the brunt of the Great Depression. This Fair Park-adjacent neighborhood, Exposition Park, took its name as a result of all this action. That’s just some of the fascinating stuff that’ll probably be bandied about at this talk. — CG

Texas Gentlemen at The Belmont
The Gents are back at their home base, backing up Cale Tyson, Wesley Geiger and a few more of their tba friends (Paul Cauthen and/or Leon Bridges, perhaps?) A listening party for Cauthen’s new Lightning Rod LP, which the Gentlemen also played on, happens here, too. — CG

Brew-Haha Comedy Series at Wild Acre
Laugh till Tarantula Hawk India Red Ale comes out of your nose, as the brewery-set weekly comedy series kicks back up this weekend. Flo Hernandez, Tim Edwards and Parker Slavens are set to perform. — CG

5 Seconds of Summer at Gexa Energy Pavilion
OK, so unless you’re a teenage girl you might not know a whole lot about 5 Seconds of Summer. Well, they’re a pop-punk/boy band type from Australia and they’re playing Gexa tonight. Want to branch out and try new things? Check it out. I mean, their song “She’s Kinda Hot” seems to be a big hit. — Diamond Victoria

Dinosaur Jr. at Granada Theater
Remember the ’90s? Remember when Pokemon was a card game? Remember Aaahh! Real Monsters? Remember Dinosaur Jr.? The ’90s indie rock heroes went away for a while, but are now back! Guitar legends never die. — Chelsea Upton

An Evening With Kevin Smith at Greater Denton Arts Council
Jason Lee’s buddy, and Bluntman and Chronic creator Kevin Smith is up on Midlake’s turf talking comics. He’s got a way of making most any subject utterly entertaining, especially ones he’s so passionate about. — CG

Trump’d: The Musical at Dallas Comedy House
This is the very last chance to catch it. — CG

YO! ’90s Hip Hop Party at The Bomb Factory
Fun fact: Apostrophes replace things, such as the “19” in 1990s party! Not to bury the lede, but Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Coolio, 2 Live Crew, Young MC, DJ Christy Ray and Tyler Sloan all play this throwback party. — CG

Yoga Day at Globe Life Park
An hour-long yoga class right on the Rangers’ home field, and then a ticket to see them whip up on the A’s. Namaste. — CG

VanLadyLove, Caterpillars and Pool Lights at Three Links
Utah pop-rockers VanLadyLove will be joined here by Dallas pop-rockers Caterpillars. In 2014, some trade publication named VanLadyLove the “#1 band on the verge.” Two years later, they’re still on the verge, I guess? — PF

12th Anniversary at Reno’s Chop Shop
Mothership, From Parts Unknown, Bull by the Horn, Tri-County Terror and Wyrm Chasm will be burnin’ the house down at this anniversary party. — CG

Wade Bowen at Billy Bob’s
Wade Bowen recorded his second album live at Billy Bob’s, so it’s no surprise he’s revisiting the world’s largest honky-tonk this weekend. — DV

Buffalo Ruckus Album and Beer Release at Shannon Brewing Co.
The local outfit’s sophomore album hits stores Friday, and its freshman beer — Buffalo Ruckus Rye — hits taps this Saturday. You can grab both at the Keller brewery where the boys will also perform. — CG

Emmitt Smith Gran Fondo at Dr Pepper Ballpark
In plainer English, it’s a 100-mile bike race, hosted by a Hall of Fame NFL running back at the Texas Rangers minor league squad’s home park in Frisco. — CG

American Amusement Auctions at Premier Event Center
Old arcade games for sale. I repeat, old arcade games for sale. — CG

Don Juan’s Day in Grand Prairie
The GP institution celebrates its 50th anniversary by serving up heaping scoops of its romantic Mexican food at 1966 prices. Aww GP. — CG

Kevin Hart at Choctaw Hotel and Casino (Sold Out)
It may not be the longest drive in the world, but before trekking all the way across the Oklahoma border to catch the comedy giant, just know that all the tickets are gone. — CG

The Baptist Generals at Dan’s Silverleaf
The red wine enthusiasts and Denton luminaries play their home base. — CG

Batman + Batman Returns Double Feature at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
Tim Burton/Michael Keaton’s Batmans back-to-back. Simple as that. — CG

Ishi (Vinyl Release) at Trees
I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Ishi’s work, though I’ll be the first to say its latest material is by far the best thing we’ve ever heard from them. Also, love ’em or hate ’em, their live show is a spectacle of lights and visuals that’s pretty undeniable. Wrestlers, CAPYAC and Dorian open, and I hear a few more surprises are in store, too. — CG

The Weeks at The Prophet Bar
If Kings of Leon stripped away the tendency to channel the U2 sound they picked up somewhere around their fourth LP, they’d probably sound an awful lot like fellow Nashvillians The Weeks. Almost unsettlingly so, really. It’s not that this is a bad thing, per se — those long forgotten early KoL discs were actually pretty decent — but we can’t imagine frontman Cyle Barnes putting up too much of a defense if one were to accuse him of intentionally mimicking Caleb Followill’s affected southern drawl. — CG

Rigor Mortis’ 30th Anniversary Show & Album Re-Release Show at The Rail Club
Thirty years after it was recorded, and in honor of the band’s 30th anniversary, Dallas’ original thrash heroes are releasing their old demos on compact disc. Kill for Mother, Hint of Death, The Black Moriah, Maleficus and Reaper Crew also perform. — CG

Tooloji at Gas Monkey Live
Tool hasn’t put out a new record in a long, long time. At least you can hear some other dudes playing their old material live still. — CG

Canelo vs Smith at AT&T Stadium
Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions brings the WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship to Jerry World. But, are you ready to rumble? — CG

JT Donaldson at The Wild Detectives
Spinning records in TWD’s backyard is Josey Records co-owner JT Donaldson. — CG

Reimagine Crowdus
On the docket for the pop-up park on Saturday? Dallas Margarita Society’s pub crawl and the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market. — CG

Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Cedar Springs
Dallas Pride weekend comes to a close with this annual showing of support for the local LGBT community. Bring your rainbow flag, a smile and an open heart — and leave any and all judgment somewhere else. — PF

The Dividends at Twilite Lounge (Free)
The Dividends — Sarah Jaffe and Symbolyc One’s collaborative project, which slayed at Trees back in June — will perform a free show on Twilite Lounge’s back courtyard on Sunday. Plan on showing up early, as judging from past experiences with bigger names playing this spot tell us that things will fill up quick at this one. — CG

Leon Bridges at Music Hall at Fair Park
Once again, tastemaking indie blog Gorilla vs Bear brings another little-known star of tomorrow to town, this time, some throwback soul cat by the name of Leon Bridges. — CG

Pig, En Esch at The Church
KMFDM’s Raymond Watts hits this side of the pond again, this time with his post-industrial project <PÎG>. His old KMFDM bandmate En Esch also performs. — CG

Marian Hill at Dada
After making its national television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden this time last year, this jazzy Philadelphia duo has risen fast. Since then they’ve also played big fests like ACL. — CG

Camila at House of Blues
The Mexican pop trio, now duo, headline the HOB’s big room on Sunday. — CG

Lera Lynn at Kessler Theater
Lynn made an appearance in the second season of True Detective, contributing some original tunes to the show as well. Her most recent album, she told NPR earlier this year, was influenced by the dark and moody program. Time is a flat circle? — CG

Natalia LaFourcade at The Bomb Factory
Natalia Lafourcade is a Mexican singer-songwriter who has been writing and performing her own music since she was 16 years old. She’s been putting out music since 2003 and has won eight different Latin Grammy awards, as well as winning best Latin Rock Album at the most recent Grammys ceremony. She also sold out Trees earlier this year. — Paul Wedding

Miller Lite Festival in the Park at Reverchon Park
To be clear, this is the big Pride party that has traditionally been held at Lee Park in past years. It’s been moved to accommodate more partiers. Cheers to progress. — CG

Juan Gabriel at American Airlines Center
In recent years, music writers and Latin pop fans have taken to adopting the phrase “divo” to describe legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel. And indeed, with his trademark silk scarves, the flamboyant vocalist is certainly the male equivalent of a diva. He’s quite a superstar, too, that much everyone seems to agree on. He’s good enough to headline the AAC on a twice annual basis, anyway. — CG

Smoked Pre-Party at Double Wide
Ahead of next Saturday’s big ass barbecue festival, the Double Wide’s whetting Dallas appetities with free Lockhart grub, Chicken Shit Bingo, classic country tunes and $3 drink specials. — CG

Reimagine Crowdus
On the docket for the pop-up park is ArtLoveMagic’s Sunday Funday funtimes. — CG

Cover photo by Ashley Gongora.
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