Few sequels live up to the promise of their predecessor, unless what came before was somehow even more abysmal. The Godfather was possibly the greatest film ever made, right up until Francis Ford Coppola shot The Godfather Part II. Learn how to subvert and destroy your enemies in just 200 minutes tonight at the Magnolia Theatre, part of the Tuesday night Big Movie series. If you have a cat, you don’t necessarily need this lesson.
Also this evening, the Dallas Wind Symphony explores the extraterrestrial with a family-friendly concert devoted to music from the big creature features of the last half-century, such as Alien, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mars Attacks! will take place at the Meyerson Symphony Center, and you can still get tickets online. The concert starts at 8 p.m., but if you arrive an hour early, there will be pre-show talk in the lobby.
Finally, psych-folk indie outfit Local Natives plays at the House of Blues with Wild Nothing. “Who Knows Who Cares,” off Local Natives’ multi-faceted 2010 debut, Gorilla Manor, is just a great song. Stampede 66, just named one of Esquire‘s best new restaurants, has a fantastic happy hour if you sit at the bar. Two dollar tacos, and $3 drafts.
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