Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Apr. 30

60s Pop Rock at the Kessler and a tennis star helps out KIPP Dallas.

The Zombies.
The Zombies.

Whether you were part of Generation X or a baby boomer, it’s a good night for nostalgia. The Zombies are beginning their two-night stand at the Kessler Theater, and I’ve already stated my case for the 60s pop act in two separate instances, but I’ll say it again. Rod Argent may have garnered more attention for his namesake solo career, but it’s singer Colin Blunstone’s angelic vocals that set the group apart from many of their peers. While other bands of the era were attempting to adopt a tough American blues sound, the Zombies added a confident elegance to their music that influenced many others rock groups. That even includes the Beatles, to put this show in its proper historical perspective. You’ll likely recognize “Time of the Season” from the various films in which it’s been used, as it’s one of the go-to songs for any movie attempting to capture the essence of the free love era. But we’ll be listening for lesser known selections, such as “Friends of Mine,” or “The Way I Feel Inside.” Recommended.

If you grew up in the 90s, it was impossible to miss the highly marketable tennis star Andre Agassi, who was basically the tennis equivalent of Michael Jordan at the time. He redefined the sport with an outwardly flamboyant style both in play and appearance. I’m not sure if he’ll still be exhibiting that same sartorial flair this evening, but he will be on hand as the special guest for KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth’s first annual fundraiser. It’s billed as “Are you Smarter than a KIPPster?,” and includes a group of well-known Dallasites pitted against middle school students currently enrolled in the charter school program. Our ever-busy Mayor Mike Rawlings will be there, as will KERA’s Krys Boyd, who will moderate. The event begins at 6:30 this evening, at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

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