Best Bets • 05.04.12

Saturday 05.05

Guitar goddess
Marissa Paternoster is rather diminutive compared to her bandmates in Screaming Females, but the out frontwoman is a guitar giant. Six strings don’t have a chance against her shredding skills. The punk trio scored major buzz with its fifth album Ugly and recent gigs at SXSW. Now we get to hear them scream for ourselves.

With Leg Sweeper and Final Club.
Queen City Hall, 115 N. Carroll Ave.
8 p.m. $5.



Saturday 05.05

Chihuly in effect
The marriage of Dale Chihuly and the Dallas Arboretum seems like an obvious one. His gorgeous glass sculptures against a natural landscape are a match made in heaven. Chihuly at the Arboretum opens this weekend and runs through Nov. 10, so you have some time to see this magnificence up close. And trust, it really is.

Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road.


Sunday 05.06

Another shade of purple
As the Dallas Purple Party looms over this weekend’s nightlife, SXS Productions gets in the game with the Chill Sunday Purple Party Edition. The afternoon event features Charlie Phresh and Los Angeles DJ Casey Alva, left, for a chillaxing time that benefits AIDS Services of Dallas.

Foundation Room at House of Blues
2200 N. Lamar St.
2 p.m. $5.

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