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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: June 10

Work's brisket. I refuse to try and type that backwards R.
Work’s brisket, via their Facebook. I’m not messing with that backwards R.

I guess it’s not totally unheard of for someone to like Marilyn Manson and indeed, enjoy hearing his music/witnessing his antics live.

So you could go to his concert tonight at Verizon Theatre, which is actually a joint shock rock bill with Alice Cooper, who embodies late ’60s-’70s goth the way Manson does ’90s grunge-y glam metal. Fun fact, though, I did have a dance routine to “School’s Out” when I was in high school, probably because my instructor was cooler than I’ll ever be. Tickets are still available online, and the prices are surprisingly reasonable. However, as you might have guessed, this concert is not necessarily my cup of tea.

Something I do like: making fun of 50 Shades of Grey, E.L. James’ poorly-written, super awkward softcore romance, which mostly concerns two people with ludicrous names who find themselves in borderline sexually abusive situations. My favorite joke is Ellen Degeneres reading some of the steamier passages, but Jimmy Fallon’s 50 Shades of Grey karaoke, made up of words taken straight from the book and featuring songs called “Hot Fudge Brownie Sex” and “I Found Some Baby Oil,” is also great. (Also: eek.) Tonight, though, we have another, live spoof entitled Spank! at the Majestic Theatre. It’s unauthorized, so the aforementioned ludicrous names have been changed. But apparently there’s a musical number called “Room of Sexy Domination” and it’s set to the tune of that Willy Wonka song, “Pure Imagination.” Once you sort of imagine that in your head you can’t un-hear it, so, I’m sorry.

Has anyone tried Work, that new place in Deep Ellum, yet? Brisket and beer seems like the perfect counter to this Spank thing. Not necessarily words I’d ever thought I’d type on this blog.

For more to do tonight, go here.