To The Moon, Alice.

Like the national “Day Without an Immigrant” protest last month, many women around the country will use today’s International Women’s Day holiday to hold a similar “Day Without a Woman” protests.

To help make a push for women’s equality, ladies will be taking the day off, avoiding shopping and wearing red in solidarity with the campaign.

It’s just one of the many reasons today will be so radical.

Alina Baraz at Dada
Roughly two years ago Baraz was little more than a person with a Soundcloud account and a single photo of herself online. Now she’s dominating with her widely circulated electro-pop racking up more than 40 million plays on Spotify.

The Menzingers at Trees
Hardcore punks, The Menzingers, hail from Scranton, Pennsylvania, so we recommend barraging them with as many references to The Office as you can tonight. You’ll totally be the first person to ever do that, we promise. Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid open.

Moon Hooch at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Moon Hooch is a pretty simple setup, just two saxophones and a drummer. Still the self-proclaimed “cave music” the trio manages to churn out is pretty incredible. Or to quote NPR’s Bob Boilen, “People ask me all the time to name my favorite Tiny Desk Concert. It’s my desk and I’ve seen almost all of the nearly 400 concerts up close. So you’d think this would be easy. Moon Hooch have made it a lot easier.” Watch that performance here for free. Then pay to see it live at the ol’ Gas Monkey.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World at Alamo Drafthouse (Cedars)
Sex Bob-omb bassist Pilgrim (Michael Cera) duking it out with the “seven evil exes” of his would-be sweetheart Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is entertaining and all. But it might be the Beck-penned soundtrack that really helps bring this graphic novel to life.

Spring Fever: A Backyard Show Celebrating Strange Beauty at The Wild Detectives
Sudie, Rat Rios, and Iowa-based artists Nicholas Naioti and Extravision play songs out behind TWD. Unlike most events at the rad coffee shop/cultural hub which are free, the $5 collected here all goes to the bands.

Become a Deputy Registrar at Temple Emanu-El Dallas
Go to this and become a volunteer deputy registrar, which basically gives you the power to register people to vote. As we’ve come to learn, voting is v important these days.

XX at Alamo Drafthouse (Cedars)
That St. Vincent-directed horror anthology that premiered at Sundance last month will be getting a local screening, turns out! It’ll be shown as part of the Alamo’s monthly Women on Film series. A panel of female horror directors will be on hand for a discussion as well.

Writer’s Bloc: A Working Group for All Writers at Deep Vellum Books
Writers talking to other writers about writing. Come spitball if you’re hitting a wall.

National Accordion Association Convention at Hyatt Regency North Dallas Richardson
What’s the definition of a perfect pitch? When you toss an accordion into a dumpster without it hitting the sides, of course.

The Virus at Three Links
When iconic street bands come to town, they play Links. Don’t play dumb. — Pete Freedman

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

No more articles