Watch The Planets With The Flaming Lips And Mac Demarco, Beware The Home Of The Strange With Young The Giant And Celebrate With The Texas Gentlemen.

We’re not sure what copperhead snakes typically eat for dinner, but apparently the ones residing in Virginia are big fans of the LongHorn Steakhouse chain. Or at least the toes of their customers.

When Rachel Myrick walked into the restaurant for a bite to eat, she didn’t expect to be the one getting bit. A hungry serpent chomped on her foot three times before her boyfriend and son stomped it to death. Lucky enough for Myrick, she had actually worked as a reptile breeder for more than a decade, making it easy for her to identify the species.

Paramedics were able to get her antivenom quickly, but her leg was pretty damaged and she is going to require crutches for the next three months of recovery.

After hearing that, you’re probably not down for a long road trip to LongHorn’s Steakhouse, so here are some alternative, snake-free events to occupy your time this weekend. — Lauren Keuning


Young the Giant at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
There are a lot of big name acts in town this weekend, but with a show that includes Young the Giant, Cold War Kids and Joywave, there is probably not a more balanced lineup. Still, headliner Young The Giant made waves with last year’s Home Of The Strange, an album that delved into identity politics and other themes of self discovery. — Obed Manuel

Max Frost at Club Dada
The Austin native is keeping Austin weird with his fresh sound of heart-felt soul sounds that drift between blues, R&B, hip-hop and electronic pop. In 2014, Rolling Stone named him one of the top 10 new artist you want to know. His latest EP, Intoxication was released in 2015. Naws opens. — Juan Betancourt

PVRIS at The Bomb Factory
The Massachusetts electro pop, synthpop and alternative band is currently on tour in support of its sophomore album, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell. Listen to their single “What’s Wrong” before the show to see what these guys are all about.. Lights and Party Nails open. — JB

Zoogma at Deep Ellum Art Company
If you like the sound of electronic music then this show is perfect for you. Zoogma’s latest album, A Future Is Blue will make it feel like you’re floating in space.  Cofresi and Ryan Viser opn. — JB

JJ Grey & Mofro at Granada Theater
Catch up with Jacksonville’s gritty funk to juke the jams romps, to contemplative soul and blistering rock of Southern rock band, JJ Grey & Mofro. Their sound is a narrative of the southern culture of Florida. “The Sun is Shining Down” was featured in the opening scene of Season three finale of House of Cards. Main Square also performs. — JB 

The Naked Magicians at House of Blues
Their name says it all. These magicians are not afraid to bare it all. See how these magicians performed their dirty tricks on Tyra Banks on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent, that got the audience behind them. —JB

BoDeans at Kessler
Those who remembered the ‘80s will probably remembered BoDeans. The heartland and alternative rock band are currently on tour in support of their new album Thirteen. In the span of 30 years, BoDeans have released 12 studio albums with 10 albums making the Billboard Top 200 chart upon debut, so yeah, these fella’s know how to churn out a tune. AJ Legend opens. — JB

Smokey Robinson at Verizon Theatre
If you haven’t seen the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer live before, well here’s your to see his iconic R&B, soul and pop sounds that made him a legend in the music industry. — JB

Jim Norton at Texas
Have some laughs with New Jersey’s comedian who recently released a one-hour Netflix special, Mouthful of Shame, wherein he showed the exact opposite, that he is in fact shameless when it comes to telling jokes  — JB

Sacred Reich – 30 Years of Ignorance Tour at Trees
Phoenix trash metal band is currently on its 30 Years of Ignorance Tour. Sacred Reich has a large catalog of politically charged aggressive music. If you’re in a mood to hear political trash rock, this show’s for you. Byzantine, Protest and Astyanax open..— JB

Twiztid at The Rail Club
A horror rap group that sounds like horror villains of Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees and Halloween’s Michael Myers rapping. Terrifying.— JB 

Great Scot! A Vertical Tasting at Peticolas Brewing Company
Celebrate the five-year vertical tasting of the Great Scot! Guests will receive a custom glass to commemorate the event and Skew-U food truck will be on site serving up some delicious skewers. Great Scot! Its quality beer. – JB

SZA at South Side Music Hall
The CTRL Tour’s Dallas leg is all sold out, but you can try your luck at finding tickets on the fan ticket exchange link provided on Ticketfly. And to the lucky few holding tickets, have a blast. — OM

6th Annual Instant Film Society PolaWalk at the State Fair of Texas.
Grab your instant film camera and take an instant photo of Big Tex. Be part of the 6th annual Instant Film Society PolaWalk, which will include a group portrait, camera exchanges and a scavenger hunt.  – JB

State Fair Kickoff Party at Double Wide
Play a game of Ring Toss to win a free pass to the State Fair. Don’t want to go to the fair? Dig into in Double Wide’s hot dog eating contest to win a $40 tab. Enjoy $2 Lone Star and Lone Star Light. – JB

Grandmaster Flash at It’ll Do Club
His name says it all. He’s the grandmaster of old-school hip-hop. – JB

Oktoberfest Tasting Party and Stein Night at Craft Beer Cellar
Think you’re an Oktoberfest-spert? Test your knowledge of the differences between American and German beer. – JB

The Warehouse Music Festival Vol. 2 at The Warehouse
The Warehouse Music Festival Vol.2 will include 11 artist at The Lot Stage and seven artist at the Warehouse Stage. – JB

2 Chainz at Gas Monkey Live
Here we sit wishing 2 Chainz was having 2 Shows. – JB

Endless Cavers at The Prophet Bar
Relax with the spiritual acoustic sound of Endless Cave. Carissa Johnson, Vanessa Silberman and Charlie Memphis also perform. – JB

Final Friday’s Hip Hop Edition at Three Links
Catch up on local hip-hop at this recurring Deep Ellum bash that, when it happens, comes (as its name implies) right at the end of each month. Cure For Paranoia, #Baconomics, Alsace Carcione, Pikahsso, MozezThaGreat and Figaro Fox all perform. — JB


Big Thief at Three Links
Named Best New Music by Pitchfork, the Brooklyn quartet’s sophomore LP, Capacity, is a collection of songs that perfectly sums everyone’s teenage years. It’s the soundtrack we all need to face the complexities of growing up while trying to balance life’s curveballs. — Marlene Núñez

Third String Records 3-Anniversary at The Dirty 30
Third String Records has blessed us with phenomenal bands for the past three years and now we have the opportunity to celebrate with them at their anniversary party. The night will feature bands from their current roster such as Like Ghost, Forever Starts Today, The Naturalist, and more. — MN

Pinegrove at Club Dada
The New Jersey band mates are stopping by to deliver a thank you letter to its fans in the form of its latest EP, Elsewhere, a collection of live recordings from the band’s 2016 US tour. Hopefully, you’ve snagged tickets to this sold out show. But if not, you might want to grab a drink at a bar near by an eavesdrop the set. — MN

David Ryan Harris at The Prophet Bar
Once guitarist for John Mayer, David Ryan Harris has been making his way as a solo artist for quite some time. His diverse style is difficult to catalog under a single genre but that’s what makes him the sweetest berry of the bunch. He will be gracing us with his presence at the Prophet Bar and playing new tunes from his 7th solo album. — MN

Father John Misty at The Bomb Factory
Father John Misty has gifted his fans a soundtrack to ease the current era of 45. Lead singer Joshua Tillman has graciously offered us a vacation from our daily lives through his newest collection of songs. Pure Comedy stays true to its title as each track takes humorous jabs at our society’s imperfections. The Bomb Factory best watch out because FJM is ready to lite its fuse. — MN

Rise Against The Machine at The Granada Theater
A tribute to Rage Against the Machine to get in your dose of alternative metal. — MN

The Texas Gentleman Album Release at Kessler Theater
Trailing the release of their debut album, TX Jelly, the country-funk group will be playing this blues, soul, folk, country, rock and gospel experience in its entirety. These guys will leave you hungry for more with their authentic, Americana style. And we have it on good authority that a very special guest from Funkytown may be showing up… — LK

Paramore at Verizon Theatre
First thing’s first welcome back, Zac Farro! Paramore remains one of the most versatile and resilient alternative rock groups from the early 2000s that’s still touring. It’s latest LP, After Laughter, captures the essence of the group’s ups and downs as not many bands stick around for as long as it has and continues to sweep us off our feet with every new release. By some miracle it has managed to one-up the last self-titled LP. Needless to say it’s the only exception. — MN

Blue, The Misfit. A Perfect Night For a Funeral Album Release at Trees
Not just another Los Angeles’ rapper, Blue, The Misfit has collaborated in the past with Dallas’ very own hip hop Queen, Sam Lao. Now he will be delivering an album release show to honor his sophomore album, Perfect Night for a Funeral. In the new album, Blue describes of the symptoms of someone who parties hard very often, symptoms include loneliness and death which he has come to accept. Funeral attire is encouraged. — MN

Back in the Daze at The Door
Time to dust off that sexy pencil costume you’ve been saving in your closet because Back in the Daze is about to knock you off your dancing shoes with a night of all the best ’80s – ’00s jams. — MN

Deltaphonic at Double Wide
Coming in hot from the New Orleans is trio Deltaphonic ready to rock Dallas with the tunes off its second album, See Red, on its current tour. Rest assure these boys have enough fire to light up Double Wide two times over. — MN

The Flaming Lips & Mac Demarco at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Psychedelic veterans The Flaming Lips return with Canadian sweetheart, Mac Demarco who is no old dog. However, he is a sweet serenading fellow we all adore. Get ready, these dudes will get you high as a kite, no drugs necessary. — MN

Salsa and Bachata on the Bridge at Continental Pedestrian Bridge
Social dancing event hosted by Alpha Midway Dance Studio instructors. Be sure to take your abuela if you’re in need of a dance partner. — MN

Rosemary’s Baby at Texas Theatre
This late ’60’s psychological horror film, based on the novel by the same name, tells the story of a mother convinced her baby is actually an otherworldly creature. But the truth concerning her baby’s true identity isn’t revealed until its birth. Find out the horrifying truth about Rosemary’s Baby.  — MN

World Tamale Eating Championship at Wester Days in Lewisville
Who also has a tío who eats all of your tamales at parties? If you choose to participate at this year’s Tamale Eating Championship that will be the least of your worries. We won’t challenge you to eat as many tamales as you can in under 12 minutes, but we will dare you to come and watch other people try defeat the current champs. — MN

Yelawolf at South Side Music Hall
Rolling Stone featured Alabama rapper Yelawolf on its list of “24 Most Anticipated Rap Albums For the Rest of 2017.” But Trial by Fire won’t be released until October — on Friday the 13th — to be exact. So the next best thing to do is to just hit up South Side Music Hall to get a sneak preview of his new work. — MN

Bummer Vacation, War Party, Joe Gorgeous at Main at South Side
Join these low-key rock bands whose stylings hint of Joy Division, White Reaper and Alvvays. This  is a great opportunity to support underrated music and introduce yourself to these bands before they blow up in your face. — MN

Noble Rey Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party
Noble Rey Brewing will celebrate its second anniversary with cold drinks, delicious eats, live T-shirt printing and live music by Madison King. VIP tickets are already gone, so don’t sleep on those general admission tickets. — MN

Oral Fixation Season 6 Announcement at The Wild Detectives
Come for the latest details on sixth seson and stay for a sweet treat and a hot cup of coffee. Directors and producers will be available for a Q&A. — MN

Flo Rida at State Fair of Texas
His name matches his place of origin, his albums have been placed on the US Billboard 200 Chart, and his passion for creating music has earned him a place in the world of hip hop. The State Fair is not just food and rides it also hosts multiple concerts throughout its stay. All concerts, including this one, are free with admissions to the fair grounds. — MN


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Trees
Hot off of the release of its new album, Sketches of the Brunswick East, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is bringing its psychedelic stylings that stem from soul and jazz to northern African overtones. Midnight Opera (formerly Siamese) will open the show. — Kelly Benjamin

Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
These two American rock bands are pairing up for a night of alternative grunge on their tour, A Brief History of Everything. After a four-year absence from the touring life, Counting Crows will open for Rob Thomas and company with its pop-rock tunes that’ll make it feel like it’s the’90s again. — LK

J Balvin at Verizon Theatre
Colombian superstar J Balvin comes overseas to perform his reggaeton stylings at the Verizon Theatre. Balvin’s latest single, “Mi Gente”, just recently topped Despacito as the number 1 song of the Global 50 List on Spotify. While that speaks volumes, you should let J Balvin show you what he do live. —  KB

The Cribs at Club Dada
Following the release of their newest album, 24-7 Rock Star Shit, the U.K. indie-rock band hits show number 3 of its 29-stop North American Tour here in Big D. The album was born from intent to expand on their 2012 collaboration with Albini of the Brazen Bull sessions, growing from an EP to a full-length, 10 track set. PAWS opens. — LK

Fuck Cancer Fest at The Rail Club
Often times, cancer is a very damaging and unfortunate force that leaves our loved ones broken and grief stricken. To commemorate the late Rustin Luther, the band Urizen is throwing a benefit concert to raise money for Luther’s family. — KB

Black Sabbath: The End of The End at Texas Theatre
If you missed the farewell tour from metal legends Black Sabbath, the recently released film The End of The End captures the moments of that final legendary spin around the world. Also included in the film are in-studio performances of songs they did not perform live as well and as well as live performances of hits like “Iron Man” and “War Machine.” — Aaron Sewell

All Stories End at The Door
The three-man high energy rock group will be hosted by the Deep Ellum sister of The Prophet Bar for a night of heavy drums, guitar and metal. Headb anging required. — LK

October Flea Market at Double Wide
Where else would you host a vintage, antique flea market than the big brother of Dallas’ trailer park Wides? Shop from local vendors with a frozen adult Yoo-Hoo from noon – 5 p.m. this afternoon. And did we mention it’s happy hour through the whole event? — LK

Oktoberfest at Dot’s Hop House
If you’re wondering where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Dallas this year, Dot’s Hop House might be the spot. With more than 20 Oktoberfest beers on tap, authentic German cuisine and live polka music played by UNT alumni, you can bet that the memories here will be sehr gut. — KB

Scott Yoder at Main at South Side
With his extensive music background, ranging from being part of the pop band The Pharmacy, to performing with bands like Fleet Foxes and The Black Lips, Scott Yoder has made a name for himself in the music industry as some of a jack of all trades. In his latest album, Looking Back In Blue, Yoder executes his tunes flawlessly with glam stylings and electrifying melodies that are best experienced live. — KB

Texans for Texas Hurricane Relief at Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
The Fast N Loud spin-off venue is putting on a charity concert featuring bands like Ozzolution, Neon Knights, Worlds Apart and more to raise funds for our fellow Texans affected by Harvey. Entry is free to the public, but donations are highly encouraged. — LK

DFW Artist Showcase Ladies Edition at The Green Elephant
The DFW Artist Showcase comes back a second time with their ladies edition. This installment will be hosted by Ronnie Blaze and King Healer and will feature musical performances from Xena, Flower Child, Lythal and many more. — KB

Dog Adoption Event at Dallas Farmers Market
Bring a fur-baby home or donate some love to the foster canines of Cody’s Friends Rescue. — LK

Disco Biscuit at Off The Record
The fathers of Camp Bisco, the iconic Philadelphia jam band the Disco Biscuits, will take the stage to dish out their unique trance fusion style of electronic rock. — AS

Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams at AT&T Stadium
Riding a win, the ‘Boys take on the Los Angeles Rams in an afternoon game at home. Cheer on America’s team doing American things like tail-gate, drinking beer and watching some football. — LK

Tallgrass Bluegrass at Deep Ellum Art Co
Tallgrass Bluegrass brings their uptempo jazz inspired newgrass sound to Bluegrass Sundays. Be prepared for jam band tendencies and a $5 cover. — AS

Natalia Lafourcade at House of Blues
Natalia Lafourcade brings her highly successful Latin American lyric soprano north of the border to grace the House of Blues with some of the best Mexican pop rock around. — AS

Corazones Unidos Mexico Relief Fundraiser at CocoAndre Chocolatier
In wake of Hurricane damages here in the U.S., our neighbors to the south are also dealing with devastation caused by multiple earthquakes over the past few weeks. The Meet Shop is hosting the event held at CocoAndre Chocolatier in the Bishop Arts District with local artwork, live art and vendors at no charge to attendees. Donations are encouraged. — LK

Shop! Eat! Drink Pink! At Bishop Arts District
Shop! Eat! Drink Pink! Is a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. There will be various raffles featuring prizes from local business like Dude & Sweet, Glass Optical, Carmen’s Confectionary and many others. The grand prize of dinner and drinks for two at Lucia’s. Proceeds will go towards programs for early breast cancer detection for low income families. — KB

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