Sound System: Meltdown Music Festival
Electro-pop darlings Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, and Steve Angello headline this multi-act audio extravaganza.
Page turner: American progressive house DJ Morgan Page kicks off the festival pre-party Friday night at the Lizard Lounge.
Sat 3p. QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lonestar Pkwy., Grand Prairie (972-504-9383). $58 here. Nearby: 50 Yard Line Restaurant and Grill; Amigos Mexican Food; Isabella Pizzeria
Write Now: I Suck At Girls Book Signing
Justin Halpern, author of S*** My Dad Says, brings funny back with a new novel about a fella’s quest for romance.
Golden ticket: Present a Barnes & Noble receipt any time today to save your space in line to meet the writer.
Tonight 7p. Barnes & Noble, 7700 W. Northwest Hwy., Preston Hollow (214-739-1124). Free. Nearby: Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen; R+D Kitchen; Flying Fish
Guitar Hero: Battle of the Bands (Qualifying Round)
See some of Dallas’ undiscovered talent make a name for themselves in this bracket-style music playoff with $1,000 in prizes for top three finishers.
Tried and true: More established bands Polo Approves, Seattle Slumber and Among The Whispering take to The Prophet Bar stage beginning at 7p.
Fri 6:30p. The Prophet Bar, 2548 Elm St., Deep Ellum (214-742-3667). $10. Nearby: Twisted Root Burger Company; Angry Dog; All Good Café
Funny Factory: Comedian Ryan Hamilton
You’ll know him from appearances on Conan and Last Comic Standing, but now’s the chance to see this Midwest comedian with big city views in person.
Open mic: Admission to Hyena’s now includes admission to the adjoining Lone Star Night Club’s Karaoke Lounge.
Fri-Sat. Hyena’s Comedy Club, 425 Commerce St., Fort Worth (817-877-5233). $10 with a two-item minimum. Nearby: Flying Saucer; Piranha Killer Sushi; Daddy Jack’s
Photo Credit: Krsytle Blackburn