Weekend Happenings 7/6 – 7/8: Hairspray, Road to Change, and more

Scardello Artisan Cheese presents European Standards and American Favorites

Tonight, Scardello Artisan Cheese will present a tasting comparison of the best known European cheeses like Roquefort alongside new world beauties of a similar style. They’ll talk about trends in American cheese making and what makes these new creations so exciting while seeing how they have evolved from their European forebears. They will serve some European standard wines, as well as new American classics, to taste along with the cheeses. Tickets for this event are $40 and can be purchased here or at the door.

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March For Our Lives presents Road to Change

March for Our Lives will present Road to Change, a panel discussion and engagement fair. The moderated discussion will include students and alumni from Marjory Stoneman Douglas as well as local students that have been affected by gun violence and Manuel Oliver, father of slain MSD student, Joaquin Oliver.The discussion will center around the importance of common-sense gun reform and student involvement in all levels of government. Following the panel discussion, the engagement fair will include booths from partner organizations, including MOVE Texas, Mi Familia Vota, and NAMI, Moms Demand Action as well as voter registration booths. Road to Change will take place at Paul Quinn College this Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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Dallas Farmers Market presents Chef Demo with Café Momentum

Dallas Farmers Market will host Cafe Momentum for DFM’s Complimentary Chef Demo with Chef Chad Houser. Houser will be identifying local ingredients and incorporating them into a menu from vendors inside The Shed. Come see how to shop The Shed, view a cooking demonstration, and his final dish. Café Momentum, a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training facility, transforms young lives by equipping our community’s most at-risk youth with life skills, education and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential. This event is free to attend.

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Ferris Wheelers presents Fundraiser for the Dallas Five

This Saturday, Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ is partnering with Brotherhood for the Fallen to host a fundraising event to honor the memory of the fallen officers. During the event, the Dallas Police Choir will sing the national anthem, while the Dallas Police Honor Guard conducts a Presentation of the Colors. Bagpipers from the Fort Worth Police Department will also be present during the memorial program. In addition, Dallas native Ryan Berg and award-winning guitarist Mike “Junior” Clark will perform live throughout the night and Ferris Wheelers will host a silent auction to help BFTF reach their 2018 goal of $100,000. All of the donations, ticket and table sponsorship sales will also benefit BFTF. Ferris Wheelers’ menu features Texas staples such as brisket, ribs, house-made sausage, honey-brined smoked turkey breast and Carolina-style pork shoulder. The southern-influenced sides include smoked BBQ beans, smoked green beans, BBQ mac & cheese, jalapeño bacon cole slaw and southwestern potato salad.

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AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas Theater Center present Hairspray

You can’t stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air. Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network … all without denting her ‘do. For showtimes and tickets, click here.

Photo by Paxton Maroney


(Photos and copy pulled from CultureMap)