Get On The Interweb With Poppy At Club Dada, Ride For 20 Miles At The 2017 Dallas Bike Ride And Be A Superstar With Lupe Fiasco At Gas Monkey Live.

If you’ve been neglecting that stack of Harry Potter books since the The Deathly Hallows Part 2 debuted and fell out of style, then it’s probably time to crack them open again and brush up on your Potter knowledge.

Because as we reported yesterday, the Harry Potter convention known as LeakyCon will be coming to Dallas next year. From August 10-12, Potterheads from all around will converge on Dallas to celebrate The Boy Who Lived.

It’s dope news for local Potter fans and those in the U.S. who missed out on the LeakyCon in Dublin, Ireland this year, but it also means that tickets will go fast and will probably be hard to come by unless you snake your way into some.

Now, as excited as you may be about LeakyCon, remember that it’s still almost a full year away. But rest assured because we’ll keep bringing you cool stuff to do to pass the time, like the following packed list of events going on this weekend. — Obed Manuel


Fourth Annual NTX Beer Week Brewer’s Ball at Union Station
The semi-exclusive event will feature a wide selection of beers from 40+ breweries and catering provided by a dozen local restaurants. The event is all-inclusive, and you may even run into a founder, brewmaster, owner or chef while enjoying the product of the fruits of their labor. — Lauren Keuning

HIM at South Side Ballroom
Finland’s His Infernal Majesty has grown the global recognition the “Love Metal” genre. And now as the band prepares to call it quits after 26 years and eight studio albums, Dallas will have the chance to enjoy the band’s presence on this stop of the farewell tour. — LK

Dallas Music Conference at The Door
The Dallas Music Conference is a place where college students, interns, music industry professionals just getting their start, and long time industry mentors come together in attempts to break down the barriers that prevent young adults from pursuing a career in the music industry. This event runs through Sunday. Use the code “CTRACK” to get $25 off admission. — LK

Dia De Los Muertos: Art Competition and Awards Ceremony at Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Celebrate the efforts of local high school students as they showcase their Dia De Los Muertos-inspired artwork. Three winner will be names and several of the works will be put up for sale. This free event is open to the public and some light refreshments will be served. — OM

Poppy at Club Dada
The little blonde YouTube and social media sensation has uploaded several hundred videos this year to boast about. She has hundreds of millions of views and a large, addicted following anticipating her every move. Riding the release of her debut album October 6, expect some great new material from the internet pop-star. — LK

Private Island at The Prophet Bar
The LA natives will be performing with Hush. With an indie, tropical house vibe, the group makes use of electric guitar plucks and airy vocals. Their 2016 released album, Sunbreak, will have you feeling like you’re sitting on the beach with a pacific ocean breeze. — LK

Lost Empires, The News Can Wait at Three Links
Since 2011, Oklahoma City’s Lost Empires has been touring the world with a rock star mentality duking out heavy metal tunes. The group will be joined by The News Can Wait, Fat By The Gallon and Plissken. — LK

Partaker at Double Wide
Releasing its first LP, Self, earlier this year, the Dallas’ own Partaker will take the stage at everyone’s favorite white trash bar. Locals Easy Prey and The West Windows will also perform. — LK

Desert Dwellers at Deep Ellum Art Company
Made up of Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe, the duo has been together since the late ‘90s, earning the reputation as pioneers in the psy-bass and tribal trance acts in the U.S. Their combination of electronic instrumentals that speak to the mind and body has brought together yoga with music in dance and movement. What we’re saying here is come ready to sweat. — LK

Aminé: Tour For You at Trees
Portland, Oregon isn’t known for birthing rappers especially not such a revolutionary talent like Aminé. His debut album, Good For You features sounds from his Ethiopian heritage as well as other modern influences. You may have noticed that his favorite color yellow pops up in everything he does. It’s an homage to Prince, one of his favorite musicians and a huge inspiration for him. Catch Banana Boy and the rest of his club in a city near you, but hurry most dates have sold out including tonight’s show. — Marlene Núñez

Day of The Dead Ball at Arts Mission Oak Cliff
Join Arts Mission Oak Cliff as it honors those gone before us in a traditional celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Attendees are to wear all black, make up and crowns are encouraged but not required. There will be artists on hand if you’re wanting your face painted at the venue. VIP tickets include adult beverages, while GA grants access to the events festivities. — LK

BewhY: First U.S. Tour at Gas Monkey Live
The South Korean ‘Blind Star’ is touring the U.S. for the first time ever. Parallel to the release of his first full-length album, The Blind Star, The artist and acclaimed rapper will bring hip-hop fans from all over for a night of deep thought and honest vulnerability. — LK

Noah Gunderson at Kessler Theater
The philosophical and self-aware 25-year-old is known for his heavy themes paired with heart-wrenching melodies. His 2015 album Carry The Ghost was  heavily influenced by his own dabbling in existential philosophy. Fans in attendance should probably expect some out-of-the-box lyrics tonight.. — LK

Oral Fixation: “Jump Off A Cliff” at AT&T Performing Arts Center
Kicking off its sixth season, this sessions headliner is former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, where she will be talking about her book Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, and how her lawsuit against the Fox News CEO on sexual harassment allegations has changed her life. Tickets to the event include a copy of Carlson’s book. — LK

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Lead by former Beatles member Ringo Starr, the live album consists of an ever-changing live line-up of back-up musicians and the occasional solo act by either a band member or Starr himself. The group change ups keep things entertaining and fresh throughout the entire performance. — LK

Mockingbird Bridge and Trail Celebration at Mockingbird Station
Starting at Glencoe Park at 8 a.m. with food trucks including Eggstand, the party will then move to Mockingbird Station in an inaugural bike ride/walk across the new pedestrian bridge while Bridge the Gap Chamber players perform in the additions honor. Food and promotional items will be dispersed between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. — LK

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan at Madness Games and Comics
Teaming up with Galactic Productions, Madness Games and Comics will be hosting the popular American wrestler, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan for for a meet-and-greet and battle cries. The wrestling icon has sold out arenas and comedy clubs around the world with his charismatic humor. — LK

Kap G at The Rail Club
The 23-year-old Latino rapper from Atlanta has been climbing the ranks in amature rap, growing increasingly popular with his recent release of SupaJefe. His sound is a mix of Fetty Wap with drops of Migos. — LK

Hoodie Allen at House of Blues
The Long Island American rapper, Steven Adam Markowitz, better known as Hoodie Allen, His 2014 studio album People Keep Talking had major success, putting it in the number eight spot of the Billboard 200. His second album, Happy Camper, was released January 2016. Hoodie Allen stays busy, is our point, and you don’t stay busy without putting on fly shows. — LK


The Blow at Club Dada
The electro pop band released Brand New Abyss, its first album in nearly four years, back in September. Fans have surely realized that the album has a different tone as the band when old school and ditched its digital approach to composition for a patchwork of old modular synthesis and old samplers. See how that experiment holds up in person. EMA and Bout also perform.. — Juan Betancourt

FEA at The Prophet Bar
The San Antonio Chicana punk band, will rock the stage with its societal, cultural and gender politics-related lyrics. The band’s hit single “Mujer Moderna” has deep lyrics that describe the band’s take on feminism. Dallas is the last stop on this group’s tour, so expect a banger of a show. Bruiser Queen and Zet Zero open. — JB

Casey James at The Door
American Idol fans will probably remember the season nine third place finisher. The Fort Worth native and Sony have recently parted ways, but that hasn’t stopped him putting out new tunes and shows. His latest release, Strip it Down, is a collection of blues and soul music. — JB

Carrollton Festival at Downtown Carrollton
This free event is a bit to good to be true. All the food and beer options you can think of as well as a family friendly environment. And best of all, the live music portion will be headlined by Everclear and The Toadies. — OM

Dead Flowers Album Release at Three Links
Dead Flowers, the band well known for their lively and gritty performancesm, will take the stage as it celebrates the release of Let Me Be, it’s latest album. Falgoo and Royal Sons open. — JB

Gryffin at Trees
EDM lovers, prepare to dance your butts off to the New York DJ’s beats. Autograf and ayokay will also take the deck. — JB

Nik Turner’s Hawkwind at Granada Theater
The legendary English musician and former member of Hawkwind  is currently on tour in support of his new album, Life in Space. He is well known for being a pioneer of acid rock. His new solo album, shows that he has not lost his roots and is a mixture of  his experimental takes with his classic vibes. — JB

Medieval Arts Festival at Levitt Pavilion
Be the knight in shining armor and relive the Medieval times with the 15th annual Medieval Arts Festival. Enjoy exhibits of medieval arts and science as well as live action role playing and live weapon demonstrations. — JB

Dallas Bike Ride 2017
Roam around the City of Dallas in this year edition of Dallas Bike Ride. You won’t have to worry about cars honking at you because it’s a car-free route. Yes, that’s right. An open 20-mile course with no cars. Grab your bike and start pedaling. Oh, and don’t forget your helmet! –– JB

Silent Party Dallas R&B Edition at Hibashi
Dance the night away while wearing wireless headphones and jamming out to hip-pop, R&B and top 40 hits.  — JB

Street Food Night Market at Victory Park
Food and drink lovers, rejoice as you’ll be able to feast on all the food, drink all the beer and play all the games as 20 all-star chefs from the Dallas area and around the country show you what they got. — JB

Sunbuzzed Album Release at Andy’s
The Denton psych garage rock band is having a release party to celebrate the release of its debut album, so fans can join in on the celebration and get a taste of that raw garage rock sound live.  Strays, Felt & Fur and Heavy Baby Sea Slugs also perform.  — JB

Away From The Numbers Eight-Year Anniversary at Single Wide
The anniversary celebration will include the same routine of every first Saturday night of the month, a night of shoegaze, dream pop and more. DJs Gabriel Mendoza, Sam Ramirez and  DJ Jonathan Graham will spin the setlist sounds of My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Sonic Youth and more. — JB

Dallas Record Show at Richardson Civic Center
Vinyl lovers, come see Dallas’ largest record show.  Vendors will  showcase and sell  vinyl, Lps, 45s and more. Or you can pay a fee to set up a table to sell your products. Come out and add more vinyls into your collection more. Tickets are only $5 at the door! — JB

Talk Nerdy To Me at Viva’s Lounge
Come see a burlesque showcase of sexy parodies of your favorite modern pop culture characters, such as Dr. Who, Star Trek characters, Harry Potter and more. –– JB

City Tavern Chili Cook Off at City Tavern
Only the best chili will be added to the City Tavern menu. No pressure. — JB

Duell at Armoury D.E.
Tonight’s Locked & Loaded show will feature Duell, a five-piece rock band, based out of Fort Worth. Band members describe their sound as a massive wall of sound. Teenage Sexx, Creepeth and Drawer Devils also take the stage. –– JB

The Minimalists at House of Blues
Not happy with your full time job and want to change some habits? You probably need some minimal advice. Well, join Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus as they will speak to the audiences on how to live as a minimalists. Millburn and Nicodemus will lecture you on what gets people to move on from the things they don’t need and what they need. — JB

Belmont Full Moon Party at The Belmont
Come and enjoy a listening album party from R&B and hip-hop duo group, Medicine Man Revival. Matthew Brinston, will have an art exhibition and will paint MMR’s album cover. Also enjoy the fly sound of Blue, the Misfit. — JB

Quiet Company at Main at South Side
The Austin indie rock band is one of many bands that has been keeping Austin music weird. The band can be best described as a mixture of The Beatles meeting Weezer. They haven’t released an album since 2015, but have still been rocking it out live and even winning Rock band of the year at SXSW 2016. Kevin Aldridge and The Speedlights open. — JB

Festicle 2017: Barrel Aged Beers and Street Tacos at Braindead Brewing
Festicle is an annual celebration of aged beers, but this time around, BrainDead Brewing has decided to throw street tacos in the mix. With an array of ales and brews, you can pair that with some of your favorite tacos for what you know will be an excellent combo. — Kelly Benjamin

NTX Beer Week Vegan Pairdine at Mudhen Meat and Greens
For some reason, people seem to believe that vegans don’t like beer, which is completely false. Mudhen Meat and Greens is hosting their portion of NTX Beer Week with their special Vegan Beer Pairdine. A vegan-friendly menu will be accompanied with the craft, so you can thoroughly enjoy your beer with a savory vegan bite to eat. — KB

Emo Nite at RBC
Celebrate your inner angsty high school with Emo Nite at RBC. You can bet that major favorites will be played such as Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, and of course, the band that is peak emo, the legendary My Chemical Romance. Doors are open at 7 PM. — KB


The Jesus And Mary Chain Band at The Bomb Factory
Legendary Scottish alternative band The Jesus and Mary Chain come to The Bomb Factory this weekend. Starting in the ‘80s, the band formed due to the lack of guitar bands in the area. Pitchfork describes  the bands latest album Damage and Joy as “a logical extension of its predecessor, 1998s seeming swan song Munki”. Loyal and hardcore rock fans alike should get a huge kick out of this appearance. — KB

Liv Free’s Album Release Party at The Door
The songstress Liv Free will be debuting her new album, Unladylike.  The R&B singer created this album as a reminder to women to take control of their own femininity for themselves and no one else. We can’t wait to share it with her on her big night. — MN

Savoy Motel at Three Links
This underground rock quartet from Nashville, Tennessee is still making outdated boogie rock and nailing it. The band has been keeping its head over water quite comfortably with only its self-titled record. If you’re in need of a soundtrack for your next ’80s-themed party, then you’re all set with Savoy Motel. — MN

Bloodletting North America Tour at The Curtain Club
Extreme metal tour, featuring bands like Origin, Archspire and Defeated Sanity. This year will mark the annual tour’s 11th year on the road. The tour ends November 18, so you still have time to catch it in more than one city! — MN

Boxcar Bandits at Deep Ellum Art Company
A little bit of bluegrass, western swing and country equals Boxcar Bandits, a Skunkgrass trio from Denton, TX. The band spends most of its time acting as its local bars’ resident band. Not long ago, it was nominated for the Best Roots/Americana category at the Dallas Observer Music Awards.  — MN  

Genitorturers at Trees
Genitorturers is an industrial metal band with underground hard rock influences. Its third album, Blackheart Revolution, was one that combined prolific riffs and chaotic presentation to convey the band’s intense sound. Latex-laden and paradigm shifting, the Genitorturers is on its “20 Years of Depravity” Tour. Come celebrate that feat with the “The World’s Sexiest Rock Band.” — KB 

Damien Jurado at The Wild Detectives
The singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington began his musical journey during the mid ’90s. At the time, he was still releasing his lo-fi work on cassette tapes for his own label. He modeled his career after names like Neil Young, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, so you know he’s worth checking out, especially in such an intimate setting. — MN

The Main Event at Oak Lawn Park
Guests will enjoy an assortment of farm-to-table culinary experience at the beautiful Oak Lawn Park. This foodie event will celebrate it’s fifth year anniversary this Sunday. Dozens of wineries and distilleries will offer drinks to pair with the locally sourced menu plus live music and good vibes. — MN

Spafford at Cambridge Room
The Arizona-based band released its newest work, Abaculus: An Improvisational Experience earlier this year. It’s an impressive recording completed in just one take, guided by band member, Brian Moss. The album may be completely improvised, but it’s not lacking in any sense of direction. — MN

Lupe Fiasco at Gas Monkey Live
Chicago rapper’s lucky streak began when he met rapper Jay-Z who helped him get on his feet and helped his gain his first record deal. Before Jay-Z found Lupe Fiasco, he was recording music in his basement. Earlier this year he released DROGAS and so far the reviews have been exemplary. But hey, it’s Lupe Fiasco, so what else would you expect? — MN

Through The Repellant Fence at Texas Theatre
This film tells the story of an art installation along the border as commentary about the current border policies. Filmmaker Sam Wainwright Douglas will be in attendance. This film is a free screening courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Dallas. — MN

Amplified Heat at Armoury D.E.
The Ortiz brothers have been making music together since 2003. The band’s second album How Do You Like The Sound Of That, was released 2007 but there hasn’t been a peep of new music since. Hopefully the band’s current tour will get it back in the studio for another album, but you gotta go out and show it some love first. — MN

Loose The Bible Belt 3 Tour at Main at South Side
A comedy tour whose lineup consists of comedians, a pastor and a ukulele player. The event should be entertaining but also will help to create awareness about the LGBTQ+ community’s fight against inequality. Some of the proceeds will benefit equal rights advocacy groups. — MN

Pour Man’s Hangover Brunch at BrainDead Brewing
If you’re all kinds of broke and hungover from all of the North Texas Beer Week happenings, then this is one way to at least take care of your hangover. Greasy foods always do the trick. –– OM

Cowboys Watch Party and Eagle Tears Release at Noble Rey Brewing
If there’s one thing diehard Cowboys fans don’t like, it’s the Philadelphia Eagles. Noble Rey Brewing is throwing a Cowboys Watch Party & Eagle Tears Release, where fans can watch the ‘Boys take on the Kansas City Chiefs while they sip on some sweet Eagle Tears. — KB

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

Cover image via Poppy Facebook Page.

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