Have an Awesome Weekend.

As soon as you log into your browser, the internet knows many things about you. Things like how many cores your computer has, what browser you’re running and can even make educated guesses as to things like your gender just based on your clicking habits.

We, on the other hand, know nothing about you. Very little anyway. I mean, you probably live somewhere in North Texas (or maybe you’re just visiting?).

But we do know an awful lot about what’s going on around town tonight. And, let’s face it, that’s why you’re here. Probably. — Cory Graves


Broncho, Sports at Dada
The newest album from sexy Oklahoma indie-rockers BRONCHO is a real winner. Since the band’s last album, one of its members got married, and another got divorced, lending a push-and-pull effect to the latest effort, weighing the pros and cons of the institution. — CG

Guster at Granada Theater
Guster — still a thing. To be fair, with 2015’s Evermotion, their first album in five years, the early aughts alt-rockers said they wanted “to become something completely different.” Duncan Fellows opens. — CG

Fat Nick at Trees
Opening the YouTube rapper/former Buffet Boy’s When The Lean Runs Out Tour is Lil Peep, Mikey the Magician, Smoke Purpp and Don Krez. — CG

Shinyribs at Dan’s Silverleaf
Shinyribs, or Kevin Russell as his parents call him, is taking a trip up I-35 to grace the Kessler Theater with his unwavering voice, skilled guitar picking and colorful lyrics. Russell has been making music since the tender age of 14 where he grew up in the bayous of Beaumont, Texas. He will always be recognized as the front man and mandolin player for Austin’s own The Gourds where he has taken Americana to new levels and new places. The Grahams open. — Roberto Aguilar

The Mystery Lights at RBC
The secular New York garage rockers are back. Warbly JETS, Clifffs and Sub-Sahara open. — CG

PartyNextDoor, Jeremih at South Side Ballroom
Do you enjoy music that blurs the line between hip-hop and R&B? Boy, is this show for you! Adding to the intrigue is today’s raging online debate about whether Jeremih showed up to perform at this tour’s Houston stop last night or if the tour trotted out a body double instead, which is easily my favorite conspiracy theory of 2016, a year filled with conspiracy theories. — Pete Freedman

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou at Texas Theatre
Get in the mood for Saturday’s Seu Jorge concert with a screening of the movie whose soundtrack he straight up destroyed on. — CG

Always Something at Dallas Comedy House
A recurring stand-up comedy show featuring Meili Chao, Sandra Balan, Michele Benson, Denton musicomedy duo Gross Bitch and host Katy Evans this round. — CG

Zach Quinn (of PEARS) at Three Links (Free)
The frontman of NOLA hardcore band PEARS has himself a new solo acoustic project. He released his first solo album back in May. Ben McCracken (of From Parts Unknown) opens. — CG

Pleasure Crisis at Crown and Harp
Opening for the Dallas synth-wave bands are fellow locals Mercury Rocket, Mojo and DJs El Macho and Dead Wax. — CG

Taryn Manning at TownHouse
The old Luxx night club is now TownHouse. And DJ Orange is the New Black will be there “spinning” “records” to help them celebrate that fact. — CG

Sarah Jaffe, The Suffers at Kessler Theater
The Suffers are an exciting bunch, and one of the better live bands you’ll ever see. The big and bold Houston band is bright, colorful and rich in flavor. Dabbling in cumbia and reggae at times, The Suffers bring a little extra cultural flare to the proceedings as well. Hometown hero Sarah Jaffe coheadlines, and the pair will be back at the Kessler to repeat the feat tomorrow night, too. — <em>Porttia Portis</em>


BrickUniverse Lego Fan Convention at Fair Park Automotive Building
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. — Sidney Johnson

6th Annual City Tavern Chili Cook-Off at City Tavern
When chilis compete, everybody wins. — CG

Hearing Where the End Starts at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Playing off the museum’s current KAWS exhibition, musicians Paul Slavens, Elizabeth McNutt, Andrew May, Joseph Klein, Stephen Lucas, Toshiro Chun, Tyler Waters, Kyle Downs, Steven Heffner, John Sturino, Shannon Wettstein and Sarah Ruth Alexander will make music based on KAWS’ brand of graffiti, cartoons, technology and pop culture. — CG

Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic, at Tribute to David Bowie
The Life Aquatic’s soundtrack is most remembered for Jorge’s Portuguese covers of Bowie classics. In remembrance of the fallen super star, he’s on tour performing those classics. — CG

Dallas Krampus Walk at Wits End
Santa Claus is coming to town. Unfortunately, for all you bad little boys and girls, that also means Krampus is on his way, too. A whole bunch of them, in fact. They’ll meet up this evening at Wit’s End, and will proceed to descend upon Deep Ellum until they’ve met their naughty children quota. Or something like that. Anyway, feel free to suit up and join in. It start at Wits End and winds through Deep Ellum to a big, naughty after-party at The Nines. — CG

Dolly Parton at Verizon Theatre
Here she comes again. And there you go. — CG

DOMA Showcases in Deep Ellum
Over 50 of the best local bands performing at 9 stages in Deep Ellum, including Trees, The Prophet Bar, Three Links, Reno’s, Dada, the Green Room and Off the Record. — CG

Nobunny at Double Wide
The often outrageous stage attire of rabbit-loving musician Justin Champlin seem to get as much press — if not more — than his brand of retro-tinged garage rock. It’s been written before that Champlin’s the biggest Ramones fan in Tucson, Arizona. It’s a fact that we don’t doubt, as the former Elvis impersonator is also said to have started his current project the same day Joey Ramone died. — CG

”The Thing Within” at {neighborhood}
All new works by designer/illustrator Michael Sieben will be on display throughout the month of December. — CG

Tweed Ride at Union Station
Don your tweed suit — no, for real, it’s a thing — then hop on an old timey bike and meet at Fair Park for a leisurely ride on the way to a charming picnic/lawn party. It gets going at noon. — CG

TC’s Birthday Bash w/ The Clinton Years at Twilite Lounge (Free)
The Ticket ticker man and host of our weekly movie podcast celebrates the big 3-0 with ‘90s cover band The Clinton Years. — CG

Bravo, Max! (Album Release) at Harvest House
Since releasing its debut album several years ago, man-of-many-projects Johnny Beauford has seen his jangly Americana sextet slimmed down to just a three-piece. Accented by the occasional horn section, the new-look Bravo, Max! makes its triumphant return celebrating its beefy 15-track rock-leaning sophomore effort. — CG

Hook w/ Dante Basco and James Madio at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
If you miss this screening of Hook with Lost Boys Rufio and Don’t Ask right there in the theater with you, then it’s to the Boo Box with you for sure. — CG

Locked & Loaded: Kallohonka at Armoury, D.E.
A free weekly bar gig that doesn’t play it safe. Kallohonka, Seres and Creepeth keep it weird, wild and loud on the patio. — CG

DFW Tamale Festival & Christmas Market at Dallas Farmers Market
Tamale making has got to be the best Christmas tradition, right? The most delicious for sure. — CG

“Clown Ambulance” at Conduit Gallery
A new solo exhibition by Dallas artist Jeff Gibbons. — CG

An Electric Evening w/ King Zero and Squarewheel at The Green Elephant
A couple of cosmic rock outfits rocking cosmically at a spot known for its cosmic patrons. — CG

Santa Paws Deep Ellum Charity Drive at AXZM
Help out those in need — both the four-legged and two-legged kind. This holiday drive is seeking donations for both Operation Kindness and Austin Street Center. Hit the link to see what items they’re specifically looking for. — <em>CG</em>


WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs at American Airlines Center
Tables, ladders and chairs, oh my! AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose, The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler, Kalisto vs Baron Corbin and many more gimmicked up matches on this Pay-Per-View fight card. — CG

Complete, Muuy Biien, Sealion, Party Static at Lola’s Saloon
OMG, one of the best shows of the year. — CG

Metalachi at Trees
Go off the rails on un tren loco. The metal mariachi band is back. Again. — CG

King Dude at Three Links
Punked-out folk revivalist King Dude’s output leans much closer to the goth-tinged Americana of Denton’s New Science Projects than the ’90s beach bum/surfer dude persona such a moniker might otherwise imply. In fact, there’s an old Stereogum review that describes the band as writing, “the sort of drinking song that the Misfits’ pirate ancestors might’ve written if the Misfits had pirate ancestors.” Foie Gras, Ecstatic Vision and Awen open. — CG

ATB Car Club Festival at Pennington Field
Purportedly the largest car gathering the U.S. – but you can’t bring any liquor to the party, because it’s on school grounds. Flasks it is then. — CG

Cook Like a Texan at Klyde Warren Park
An event dedicated to learning why beans aren’t allowed in chili for some reason. — CG

Maxo Kream at The Green Elephant
Night before he was supposed to be here last, Danny Brown opening act Maxo Kream was arrested in his hometown of Houston, causing him to miss the show. Now Maxo’s been freed, and will hopefully stay that way long enough to make good here. — CG

Jingle Bells on Bishop Mimosa Crawl in Bishop Arts
Sip and Christmas shop. Buy a glass and get ‘er refilled for free along the way. — CG

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

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