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If you haven’t already yet, you’ve only got a few days left to download your Vines. The company’s last day is this coming Tuesday, the 17th.

Which really means you can put off that task until Monday, amiright? You’ll want to, anyway, once you see how jam-packed your weekend is going to be otherwise. — Cory Graves


Elm St. Tease at Links
New York’s “Golden Glamazon” Sydni Deveraux and Dallas’ own reigning International Queen of Burlesque, Minxie Mimieux head up a burlesque and variety show. — CG

DdFW Master of the Mic Finals at Dada
DFW’s freestyle rap king/queen will be crowned here. Representing Dallas in the three-city competition will be Juq’ O Vibe and J. Catayst; representing Fort Worth will be Kilo Artefacto and David Allen Dope; and representing Denton will be KoolBRZ and Dre the Hitman. What’s more, hip-hop legend The D.O.C. will serve as the competition’s judge along with DJ Kayotik from 97.9 The Beat & local boy Picnictyme. — CG

Get It, Girrr! All Female Art Show. at Taboo Lounge
It’s nothing but female artists, vendors and live creators at this music, art and burlesque show benefitting For Love & Art. — CG

24-Hour Tattoo Marathon at Elm St. Tattoo
For $13 (plus $7 tip) you, too, can join the “13” club. But what will you get? — CG

Art, Beats & Lyrics at Gilley’s
For the 12th year straight this Jack Daniels-sponsored hip-hop event hits the road. The “traveling lifestyle experience” features interactive and visual art installations alongside performances from both A-list and underground rappers. — CG

Friday the 13th Moctacular at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Local tributes to Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Iron Maiden have the good fortune of sharing this bill. — CG

Ladies Choice: Avant, Dru Hill and Jagged Edge at Music Hall at Fair Park
Relive the unforgettable corniness that is ’90s R&B when Avant, Jagged Edge and Dru HIll perform at Music Hall in Fair Park. It’s not Boyz II Men, but it’s close enough. — Paul Wedding

Shadowland at Dallas City Performance Hall
Pilobolus was one of the first to combine the arts of shadow theater and dance. After touring the world over, they’re back in town with a show that promises to be a “mix of shadow theater, dance, circus and concert.” Sounds like a visual wonder, and a lot to take in. — CG

The Inner Gamer/Nerd Sloth Happy Hour at Community Beer Co.
Craft beer nerds and videogame nerds are sometimes the same nerds. If you fall into the center portion of that particular Venn diagram, well, you know where to level up this weekend. — CG

Legacy Fighting Alliance 1 at The Bomb Factory
The Bomb Factory’s already hosted a number of fights since its rebirth. This one’s the first for LFA, the joint promotion that formed when Legacy FC and Ressurrection Fighting Alliance merged in the fall. The main card of this event, which will air on AXS TV, features Legacy FC champ Steven “Ocho” Peterson taking on RFA champ Leandro “Pitbull” Higo. One belt to rule them all. — CG

Friday the 13th at Cutting Edge Haunted House
Friday the 13th! Spooky! Scary! As good a time to hit a haunted house as any. — CG

The Dirty River Boys, Troy Cartwright at Granada Theater
On their way home from Steamboat Springs’ MusicFest, El Paso’s Dirty River Boys headlines this twangy, young Americana bill. Recent Billy Bob’s headliner Troy Cartwright opens, so get there early. — CG

Sad Cops, Day 4, Strongbad, nobodynose at Fannin House
If you know where, you know where. Not helping Mr. Fire Marshall out on this one. — CG


House of Borgeous at Lizard Lounge
One of Beatport’s top DJs rolls through the world famous Lizard Lounge with his SiriusXM podcast. — CG

Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Cody Canada & the Departed at Gas Monkey Live
Two of the biggest red dirt acts of all get live and lit on this monster joint bill. Sweetening the pot is Texas boy Dalton Domino, who opens. — CG

Dan Layus at Dada
Layus is the sole remaining founding member of Augustana, so a few months ago he just decided to change the band’s name to his own. — CG

Wayne Hancock (Album Release) at The Live Oak
Comparisons to Hank Williams have dogged Wayne the Train his entire career, and indeed, his vocal stylings are remarkably similar, but he’s never done anything to distance himself from those comparisons, either. In fact, on his latest LP, he even covers Hank’s “Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine.” As always, the neo-traditionalist is on point from top to bottom, dabbling in Texas swing and other classic sub-genres while steel legend Lloyd Maines sits in the producer’s chair. — CG

Lukas Graham at House of Blues
Graham was just in town as part of that star-studded KISS-FM Jingle Ball, which tells me he’s one of the biggest pop artists in the country. But he’s also on Dak Prescott’s iPod, which tells me he’s probably pretty terrible. — 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. — Diamond Victoria

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo at Will Rogers Memorial Center
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo that started up in 1896. It’s since become the world’s oldest continual running rodeo. That event’s Cowtown Coliseum (called The Northside Coliseum when it was built in 1908) was also the world’s first indoor rodeo. It kicks off, once again, this weekend, and runs through February 4. — CG

Eraserhead at Texas Theatre
The cult movie sensation that birthed the term “Lynchian” is back in surrealistic 35mm, the way it was always intended to be seen! After the screening, stick around for live performances from Street Sects, Lily Taylor, Poly Starra and DJ Hampton Mills. — Chase Whale

Goodnight Brooklyn screening, Q&A and DJ set at Texas Theatre
On November 22, 2014, Williamsburg warehouse space/DIY venue/recording studio/effects pedal factory Death By Audio hosted its last show when Vice Media rented out the space for its new offices and kicked the DBA folks out. Fortunately, DBA co-founder Matthew Conboy had the good sense to film everything in the space’s final days, generating enough footage for a documentary, Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death By Audio that premiered at last year’s SXSW. The film’s Dallas debut came in June as part of the Oak Cliff Film Festival, with director Conboy in attendance and A Place to Bury Strangers, a band that very much credits its involvement in DBA and its surrounding collective/scene with its current success, performing. This screening won’t feature those folks, but it will have DBA sound engineer Edan Wilber on hand to talk about the good old days and spin a DJ set after the film ends. — CG

Cheesemaking Class at The Mozzarella Company
Get your hands wet and make cheese, glorious cheese at the world famous Mozzarella Company. You’ll also get to sample cheeses and wines, and take home your creation after. — CG

Locked and Loaded at Armoury, D.E. (Free)
Three acts on our short list of the year’s best albums (read: Ronnie Heart, Acid Carousel and Trái Bơ) are all one bill. Fo free. Nuts! — CG

Bulldog Bonanza With Beer at Mutts Canine Cantina
Bulldogs, beer, Battlestar Galactica. Well, not that last one. — CG

HEBOCON at The Nines
It’s like if Battlebots were made out of Dixie Cups. No, really, it’s a robot fighting contest for people that don’t know how to make robots. — CG

Un Chien (Album Release) at Lola’s Saloon
The Fort Forth favorites’ sophomore record, Where We Belong, will be released and celebrated here. Fellow Fort faves War Party and Cut Throat Finches open the show. — CG

Superjoint at The Rail Club
Before reuniting in 2015, and shortening its name more recently, hard-rocking supergroup Superjoint Ritual was broken up for the better part of a decade. Frontman Phil Anselmo and Co. are back, along with Battlecross, Child Bite, Warbeast and Driven Below. — DV

John Digweed at It’ll Do Club
Go get wild with one of the planet’s most renowned electronic DJs, the one and only John Digweed. The British house aficionado heats things up at It’ll Do. — DV

Cory Morrow at Granada Theater
Thanks to the help of compatriots of guys like Pat Green, Cory Morrow’s carved out a niche for himself as one of the Texas country scene’s elder statesmen. Tonight he holds court at a venue he’s sold out numerous times over the years. — CG


NE-HI, American Wrestlers at Three Links
In the last few years, the Chicago-based garage outfit NE-HI’s exciting take on pop has made it the Windy City’s favorite new band. Their popularity is a contagious sort, too, one that seemingly only grows the farther the band travels from home. American Wrestlers also performs. — Evan Henry

Kim Nall & The Fringe (Album Release) at Dan’s Silverleaf
Nall and her band put a modern and tasteful spin on Americana, while retaining just enough of that old familiar twang. Now that they’ve got a shiny new debut album to promote, we hope they’ll come play Dallas a whole lot more. In the meantime, Claire Morales, Daniel Markham and their respective bands open this Denton show. — CG

WritersResist: Dallas Edition at Bishop Arts Theatre Center
If there was one thing that defined 2016 more than celebrity deaths and Trump’s campaign to make America great again, it was by America embracing protests again. Here, local writers will read historic speeches from people like Sojourner Truth, Cesar Chavez, and Susan B. Anthony, as a reminder of the written word’s power to defend democracy. — CG

NFC Divisional Round Playoffs at AT&T Stadium
Remember the last time the ‘boys went 13-3 and secured a first round bye in the playoffs. Yeah, hopefully this goes a lot better than that. #finishthefight — CG

Dallas Cowboys Playoffs Watch Party at Granada Theater
Most every working screen in town will be tuned to the Cowboys game. This one is really big, though, like movie theater size. Plus cheap beer and food will be available for sale. How bout dat?– CG

The Texas Half & 5-Mile at Irving Convention Center
Run, run, as fast as you can. — CG

Awesome Toy Collector Show at Holiday Inn Express
Didn’t get that G.I. Joe aircraft carrier you asked for Christmas in 1985? You can go down and get it for yourself now – though it’ll cost you a hell of a lot more these days. — CG

The Whiffenpoofs at Wilshire Baptist Church
The oldest collegiate acapella group in the U.S. — y’know, the ones that cause Richard Gilmore to make this face — is here to sing without using instruments. — CG

Substance at Trees
It’s a New Order tribute. What’s more, Ishi’s Depeche Mode tribute opens. — CG

The LabyrinthWalk Psychic & Holistic Fair at 3839 Kiest (Free)
Tarot and psychic readings, theta healing, aura photography, reiki, shamanic healing, massage, feng shui, magical crystal vendors and so much more — plus no need to RSVP, because they already know whether or not you’re coming. — CG

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

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