Take Your Dad to See She & Him.
In news that is just too weird not to share, it turns out that M. Night Shyamalan ghostwrote the 1999 Freddie Prinze Jr. vehicle She's All That.
Yeah, we really don't know what to make of that information, either. Just thought y'all should know. Maybe next, we'll find out that Christopher Nolan wrote 10 Things I Hate About You? One can only hope.
Anyway, while you're chewing on that, here are the many entertainment options Dallas has to offer this weekend.
Kanye West Guerrilla Projections at Various Locations
Dallas now finally gets to see what all the fuss is as the second wave of Yeezy's projections promoting the release of Yeezus come to town tonight. The screenings will be held tonight, in chronological order, at Union Station, The Majestic, The Double Wide, the old Union Bankers building and the Fair Park Esplanade. See above link for more details.
Quaker City Night Hawks, Dead Flowers and Foxtrot Uniform at Three Links
Fort Worth heritage rockers Quaker City Night Hawks headline a strong local bill supported by fellow hard-edged southern rockers the Dead Flowers and Foxtrot Uniform.
Pageantry EP Release at Dan's Silverleaf
Denton alterna-folkies Pageantry celebrate the release of their EP Friends of the Year. You know, the one that features one of our favorite songs from last year? Like-minded locals Chambers, Good Field and Senor Fin help out.
Mike Scaccia Birthday Tribute at Trees
Tonight, some of Mike Scaccia's ex-bandmates honor the fallen Ministry/Rigor Mortis/The Revolting Cocks guitarist with a performance as The Scaccianators. Legendary New Orleans swamp-metal outfit Goatwhore joins in on the effort along with Warbeast and Rotting Corpse. Oh, and Hammer Witch will perform together for the first time in 20 years.
Borgore at Lizard Lounge
Borgore is the DJ name of Israeli dubstep producer Asaf Borger. This show is your best shot at some EDM weirdness this weekend, for sure. If you're down, break out your fluorescent clothing and glow sticks and head over to Deep Ellum. You'll be up in no time.
The Phuss, The Virgin Wolves and The Hanna Barbarians at Dada
Area hard-rockers The Phuss bring the noise — and their Phuss Bus — to Dada for a triple-bill featuring the still delightfully-named Hanna Barbarians, who just got back from tour.
Bit Funk DJ Set at Pozo Mercado
Newly opened McKinney Avenue joint Pozo Mercado hosts a set by Brooklyn house DJ Bit Funk. Be sure and stop by the bar, which features some delicious specialty cocktails and four different tequilas on tap. How cool is that?
8-Bit Bonanza at Lola's
The multimedia fun at Lola's includes a Street Fighter 2 tournament. Fitting, as Man Factory, one of the bands on this bill, once released a rock-opera based on SF2. Your $10 cover enters you in a raffle to win an N64 with five games.
Joey Kendall and Rondo at The Crown & Harp
Former Mount Righteous frontman Joey Kendall performs with the former members of The Rocket Summer in Rondo in the venue formerly known as The Cavern.
Corey Holcomb at the Addison Improv
Having some relationship issues? The “ghetto Dr. Phil” might be able to help you out. Can't be any worse than the real Dr. Phil, right?
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones at the Kessler
Former X guitarist Dave Alvin brings his roots music solo project to the Kessler.
She & Him at Verizon
You can bet Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward will try their absolute damndest to absolutely charm your pants off tonight.
Cat People CD Release with New Science Projects at Macaroni Island
Denton's Cat People celebrate the release of their new album, which was recorded by Michael Briggs at his Civil Recordings studio in Denton, with a show at Briggs' house venue. New Science Projects, whose recent release was also recorded by Briggs, shares the bill.
Safari Nights at the Zoo featuring Petty Theft
The Dallas Zoo's summer concert series continues with a performance by Dallas's finest Tom Petty cover act, Petty Theft.
School Class in Oak Cliff
Saturday's School Class features a financial planning class led by KNON DJ Mark Mundy, a session on the intricacies of Mormonism (which hopefully with go a little beyond this) and a third period titled “Simplifying Your Planet… Wherever it Is.” Head over to Oak Cliff and get your learn on.
Calhoun and The Orbans at the Kessler
Fort Worth pop specialists Calhoun head a Tarrant County-centric night at the Kessler. The Orbans are on the bill, too, along with a lone Dallas act, I Love Math.
Wild Ass Circus Gallery Reception at We Are 1976
This reception features the finds of curator Jason Cohen of Curiosities, who, along with a few other local artists, will be displaying a collection of circus posters and woodcuts.
Los Lonely Boys at Queen City Music Hall
The Garza brothers have certainly fallen off the map after their mega-smash “Heaven.” They haven't given up, though. They;re still touring consistently, if playing smaller venues. Check them out at the newly opened Queen City Music Hall in Fort Worth.
Robbie Saunders CD Release at City Tavern
Former Tweed EQ frontman Robbie Saunders celebrates the physical release of his solo EP Flip Side of a Coin by debuting his new backing band at City Tavern downtown.
Beer Feast 2013 at Lake Ray Hubbard
Flying Saucer on the Lake hosts this festival featuring more than 50 local and national beers at Lake Ray Hubbard. Your $30 admission gets you a tasting glass and a punch card for 12 beer samples. Additional cards are just $5 bucks, so don't worry about getting just 12 samples.
Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
The monthly event featuring crafts, food and booze once again invades Deep Ellum at 11 a.m.
Gareth Emery at Lizard Lounge
Progressive trance DJ Gareth Emery closes the Lizard Lounge's weekend full of EDM goodness.
FUTURE at Zubar
The future is here, turns out. And, here, it's being brought to us via the EDM pushers in Mez Data Tits Crew, Digital Pizza, Left/Right and Trespass. The event promises related art, decor, design and mayhem, too. Expect a wild, deeply weird night.
Miss Texas Trailer Trash Drag Pageant at The Hidden Door
The Oak Lawn bar hosts this pageant featuring drag participants clad in their trailer-park finest. The toothless fun begins at 6 p.m., with trailer park cocktails. The show starts at seven.
Have lunch with your Dad if you can. Then join him in the living room to partake in the soporific powers of the U.S. Open. Not your bag? At least call him. He's your dad.
Dub Show Custom Car Show and Concert
This afternoon from the folks at 97.9 The Beat brings together cars and hip-hop — a natural marriage, really. The hip-hop bill's pretty deep, too: J. Cole, Slim Thug, Juicy J, Juvenile, Paul Wall and Yo Gotti are among the scheduled performers. Head to the Convention Center for all the rims and rhymes you can handle.
The Que Pastas at Good Records
Austin “kindie” act The Que Pastas promises a family-friendly set from the Astroturf at Good Records. Their recently-released full-length, Sunglasses, was produced by local fixture Salim Nourallah.
The Birds of Night, The Rich Hands and Doom Ghost at The Crown & Harp
Denton's The Birds of Night , Fort Worth's Doom Ghost and San Antonio's The Rich Hands join forces for a Texas-wide bill.
Sea Wolf at Dada
Alex Brown Church and his rotating cast of backing musicians hit Dada behind their September LP, Old World Romance.
Sean & Zander at Three Links
Sean of Sean & Zander is Sean Wheeler of Throw Rag. Zander is Zander Schloss of the Circle Jerks, among others. With that pedigree, you're probably thinking this is going to be a punk show. You'd be wrong: This duo specializes in era-spanning Americana, while, granted, maintaining a punk ethos. Head to Three Links to check out the interesting juxtaposition.