Trigger Happy: Machine Gun Kelly
Named for his quick-fire lyrics, the so-hot-right-now rapper takes the stage to bust out “Chip Off The Old Block.”
Night bite: The show starts early, so grab a bacon wrapped, deep-fried hot dog at Angry Dog afterward.
Fri 8p. Trees, 2709 Elm St., Deep Ellum (214-741-1122). $25 here.
Nearby: Double Wide; Adair’s Saloon; Dada Dallas
Big Screens: Dallas International Film Festival
This 10-day movie extravaganza begins with five films representing the festival’s broad scope.
Happy hobnobbing: Gala attendees enjoy pre-movie cocktails, plus mixing and mingling with filmmakers.
Opening gala tonight 8p. LOOK Cinema, 5409 Beltline Rd., Addison (469-547-1230). Opening night: $95; most films $10 here.
Nearby: The Londoner; Pokes Bar & Grill; Addison Point
Hard Corsage: Burlesque Prom
It's prom night like you only dreamed about in high school as dresses come off before the night is over.
Ruffled up: Find your tackiest turquoise tux and show up for a costume contest with fantastic prizes.
Fri 8p. Lakewood Theatre, 1825 Abrams Rd, East Dallas (214-821-7469). $22-175 here.
Nearby: Mi Cocina Lakewood; Lakewood Landing; Dixie House
Freaky Friday: Night Comfort
Take a trip in the way-way back machine for an evening of late night TV and music television weirdness.
Sip success: Visit the theater's bar for one of the bartenders' signature handcrafted cocktails.
Fri 10p. Texas Theater, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Oak Cliff (214-948-1546). $10 at the door.
Nearby: Boulevardier; Gloria’s; Ten Bells Tavern