O’ Be Joyful.
A 16-year-old blackbelt in taekwondo recently set a Guinness World Record by breaking 65 concrete blocks with his head using a front-flip technique that got the job done in a mere 35 seconds. Talk about using your noggin!
It’s also kind of a running theme in town today. There’s opportunities to set your own world record, or to watch other record holders in action. Use your head! — Cory Graves
Jared’s Epic Nerf Battle 2 at AT&T Stadium
For your $16 ticket, you’ll get access to a $17 self-guided stadium tour, and the chance to break a Guinness World Record set by this same crew last year. — CG
Shovels & Rope, Matthew Logan Vasquez at Granada Theater
The South Carolinian duo could just as easily hail from these parts, because they’re full of southern charm. Michael Trent, the drumming half of the duo, has a really classic country voice and often plays his kit with a maraca in lieu of a drumstick. Likewise, his wife Cary Ann Hearst really stands out with her cowboy boots, leather pants and Dolly Parton-esque voice. Not only do these two really seem meant for one another, they seem meant for really big things career-wise, too. — Melanie Shafranek
The Crook County Tour Feat. Twista at Gas Monkey Live!
The fastest rapper in the world is here to crush some bones – which should be no problem given how far the game has fallen in the hands of today’s meme/mumble rappers. Do or Die, Nowdaze, Lil G Tha Prophet and Yung Ro open. — CG
Dustin Kensrue, Andy Hull at Trees
The Thrice and Manchester Orchestra frontmen do the whole solo thing this time around. — CG
The Ultimate Ladies Night at Truth Nightclub
Vivica A. Fox is putting together an exotic male revue, using a reality show to find her eight finalists. Some of those sexy dudes are dancing sexily at this sexy, sexy show. Sex! — CG
Vita and the Woolf at Curtain Club
You may have heard this Philly-based synth-pop duo while shopping at Urban. The mix of operatic vocals and dark soul seems to move many a romper. — CG
Uncle Buck at Sundown (Free)
Before Home Alone pizza box cover musician Macaulay Culkin first cut his acting teeth in this 1989 John Hughes holiday classic. It’s lowkey maybe the best thing John Candy ever made. Hell, probably Culkin, too, for that matter. — CG
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