Demetri Martin, steering into every awkward situation he possibly could via the art of one-liner, gimmick instrument, and whiteboard, does stand-up at the Majestic.
Something is rotten in the state of Texas, but it’s not Something Rotten!, a fresh fruit of a musical about the creation of the first musical and a riotous Broadway comedy that runs through the 25th at the Winspear.
Metallica, too big to become a punchline despite the hard work of James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich in the early 2000s, is still the band that introduced a certain brand of head-bangingly hairy and earnest hard rock to the mainstream. The group’s best music still epitomizes “hell yeah,” via guitar and drums, and Jerry World will be a very good place to be Friday night, because Metallica absolutely rules.
Mr. Worldwide and Mr. Latin Grammys have joined forces, supported by the Menudo-esque CNCO, to cook at American Airlines Center. Dale.
Gray-haired classic rockers will be at Starplex for Chicago and the Doobie Brothers.
The downtown Arts District museums are all open late for a summer block party.
The Bruce Wood Dance Project takes you on another one with Journeys at Moody Performance Hall.
It’s been 80 years since Robert Johnson recorded at 508 Park in Dallas, and it’s only a few months until the reimagining of that same site really picks up steam. Consider both the past and future with some live blues music this weekend at Encore Park.
Girlpool does a lot with two voices, one guitar, and one bass. Snail Mail and the great Pearl Earl open at Club Dada.
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