The cast of the Something Rotten! national tour. Photo by Jeremy Daniel, courtesy of ATTPAC.

Things to Do

Things To Do In Dallas This Week: June 12-15

The Dallas Symphony's Parks concerts, Young Thug, and more.

Monday (06/12)

At the Drive In, the El Paso hardcore band that recently reunited to the euphoria of longtime fans, has a new album, its first in 17 years, on the way. So expect a few new songs when the group plays at South Side Ballroom.

Many Dallas venues host Bachelorette watch parties, capitalizing on the popularity of the show and the origins of its homegrown star, but Rachel Lindsay deigned to appear at last week’s Sundown at Granada shindig, which gives it the edge.

Tuesday (06/13)

Hotly acclaimed novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, whose past works include Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, is at the DMA to discuss his latest: Here I Am, which NPR called both “dazzling and draining.” We would take that as praise.

In reality, the first musical is generally considered to have been performed in New York in 1866. But reality is so dull. We prefer the origin story of Something Rotten!a rip-roaring musical comedy at the Winspear through June 25. Something Rotten!, set in the 16th century, purports to tell of how two brothers concocted the first musical, and of all the hijinks that led to its premiere.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra plays free concerts at three locations this week: Timberglen Park (Tuesday), Kidd Springs Park (Wednesday), and Paul Quinn College (Thursday.)

Wednesday (06/14)

The Joy Formidable has perfected the loud-guitars-and-fist-pumping-enthusiasm brand of rock ‘n’ roll, which you can witness for yourself when the Welsh trio plays Club Dada.

Young Thug is joined by Sonny Digital at the Bomb Factory.

Thursday (06/15)

The very funny and very awkward Demetri Martin performs at the Majestic.

Kitchen Dog Theater’s production of Br’er Cotton continues.

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