The Damned (Damned Damned Damned) play House of Blues.
Every year, the Rangers’ preeminent play-by-play man, the great Eric Nadel, puts his name on a birthday concert benefitting the worthy nonprofit Focus on Teens. This year’s show at the Kessler features performances by Marc Broussard and the Sweet Remains.
The inimitable DJ Red Eye opens for Joe Goddard, a Hot Chip, at Trees.
Fiasco Theater’s production of Into the Woods is little smaller than fans of the popular musical may already know, but the more intimate scale only buoys the wonder and fantasy of the fairy tale musical, at the Winspear through May 28.
This Mastodon/Eagles of Death Metal double-header at Gas Monkey Live should have your head banging and your ears ringing all night.
Paula Poundstone, the most hilarious person on NPR now that Diane Rehm retired, performs at the Majestic.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre premieres two new works by its new artistic director at the company’s annual Spring Celebration, with performances continuing through the weekend at the Wyly.
Wildflower!, Richardson’s exclamatory all-ages music festival, is this weekend. The B-52s are playing, which is all we really need to be sold.
Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst occasionally gets knocked for being a little weepy, but life is hard, man. Sometimes it’s OK to be blue. He’s a more nuanced singer-songwriter than all that, anyways, and he’s performing at the Granada.
The Nasher opens an exhibition of work by Roni Horn, whose light-filled glass sculptures are quite striking.
Look, we still know every word to “Drops of Jupiter,” and we’re not ashamed to admit it. Train plays at Starplex Pavilion.
Dallas’ literary folks, always down with O.P.P., read other people’s poetry at Deep Vellum Books. Up this Sunday is the late Frank O’Hara, whose 1964 collection Lunch Poems still absolutely snaps more than 50 years on. Go read “Personal Poem” and “Rhapsody” to start your weekend.
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