Weekend Happenings 7/13 – 7/15: World Cup Final, Wine & Magic, and more

Dallas Farmers Market presents Karaoke Night

Dallas Farmers Market will present a Friday Night Block Party. Warm up your vocal cords & join DJ Robert-O for a night of vocal self-expression & listening fun. Food and drink available at The Market. The event is free to attend and kicks off at 6:00 P.M.

Photo by Kevin Marple



Bastille on Bishop

Bastille on Bishop is an annual festival in the heart of the Bishop Arts District that celebrates Oak Cliff’s unique French roots.​ Visitors can don their best berets and join friends for a little champagne and dancing in the streets. To consume alcoholic beverages at the festival, guests must have one of the event wine glasses. Glasses comes with two tokens, which can be redeemed for either beverages or food. Cocktails, beer, and wine require one token. Most food requires one token as well. The only people who need a ticket are those who plan to consume alcohol. The festival is free for those who are simply coming to enjoy the atmosphere. Additional tokens for food and drink will be available at the event at $6 per token. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Barbecue Bus – Fort Worth

The BBQ Bus is hitting Fort Worth for the first time on Saturday from 1p-5p. Guests will meet up at HopFusion Ale Works and head out to Billy’s Oak Acres, Cousin’s Bar-B-Q and Riscky’s Barbeque. At each location, we will enjoy a plate of brisket, ribs, and sausage! Plus the beer is stocked with craft brews from Hopfusion! Tickets can be purchased here.

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Checkered Past Winery presents Wine and Magic

Checkered Past Winery will host award-winning magician Trigg Watson for Wine and Magic. Signature wines, pizza, charcuterie, desserts, and more will be available for purchase during the intimate show. Watson first fell in love with magic in his native Australia and later honed his craft while living in New Orleans. Watson has called Dallas home ever since attending and graduating from Southern Methodist University. He has since performed on several national television shows and won multiple awards. Tickets can be purchased here.

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World Cup Final Watch Party at Legacy Hall

Watch France and Croatia go head to head at The Box Garden at Legacy Hall for the official North Dallas Summer of Soccer FINAL Watch Party this Sunday at 10 a.m. They are teaming up with FC Dallas for a celebration that will include: FIFA PlayStation gaming, the FC Drumline, player appearances, swag and more! The event is free to attend.

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Weekend Happenings 6/22 – 6/24: Reunion Lawn Party, Ultimate Dinosaurs, and more

Dive-In Movies at Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls Waterpark has kicked off its summer movie series across all four of its North Texas locations. Tonight at 8:30, families can catch a screening of “Wonder,” while floating in the wave pool at Hawaiian Falls’s Roanoke location.

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Taste of Dallas 2018 at Gas Monkey Live

For the tens of thousands of people set to visit Taste of Dallas this year, there will be something for everyone at Dallas’ largest summertime food festival. Attendees will be able to engage and interact with over 150 sponsors and exhibitors in both indoor and outdoor settings throughout the weekend. Featured attraction areas include Taste’s Restaurant Showcase, Backyard Bites, Taste Curbside, South of the Border, Taste Marketplace, the Family Fun Zone, as well as dozens of fun and interactive sponsor activations. Tickets can be purchased at your local Walgreen’s store for the discounted price of $14, otherwise, they can be purchased here.

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Nemo’s Grand Opening

This Saturday, Nemo’s Salads, Soups, and More will be celebrating its grand opening. Guests can choose from a “build-your-own” style menu and have their proteins, toppings, and sauces served in the form of a sub, panini, wrap, or salad. Everyone who comes in on Saturday will be entered in a raffle. 10 winners will win a free t-shirt and one winner will win free entrees for a year. Nemo’s is located in Plano, TX at 1921 W 15th Street.

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Dallas Summer Musicals Presents The Lion King

The Lion King is on its second week at Music Hall at Fair Park. There are plenty of tickets available for this spectacular, visually stunning musical. Tickets and showtimes can be found here.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

Reunion Lawn Party

This Saturday, Dallasites can gather together for a lawn party celebrating one of Dallas’s most well-known landmarks. At the Reunion Lawn Party, attendees can grab bites from 10 different food trucks, Dallas’s newest dessert bar Baldo’s Ice Cream, and entertainment from Limelight Band. The party kicks off tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free to attend.

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Perot Museum presents “Ultimate Dinosaurs”

“Ultimate Dinosaurs” is a showcase revealing a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa, and Madagascar. It tells the story of the break-up of supercontinent Pangaea into today’s continents and the ways that continental drift affected the evolution of dinosaurs. “Ultimate Dinosaurs” will be taking place all weekend, and tickets can be purchased here.

Photo courtesy of Perot Museum

Weekend Happenings 6/8 – 6/10: Eggfest, Tough MUTTer, and more

Dad’s Gift Grillin’ Eggfest

Best of Guide is a proud sponsor of Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture’s Dad’s Gift Grillin’ Eggfest. This Saturday, Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture will be hosting their annual Dad’s Gift Grillin’ Eggfest in their parking lot.  Eggfest will consist of various local chefs participating in cooking demonstrations while utilizing the Big Green Egg Grill. Attendees will get the chance to vote for the best cooking demonstration at the conclusion of Eggfest. For more info on Dad’s Gift Grillin’ Eggfest, click here.

Best of Guide is a proud sponsor of Sunnyland Outdoor Furniture’s Dad’s Gift Grillin’ Eggfest

Four Seasons Markets at CityLine

Every Friday in June, CityLine in Richardson will be hosting a European-style market in the plaza. Patrons can purchase a variety of groceries, basic essentials, and various accessories from over 25 local vendors. For a full list of participating vendors, click here. 

Today kicks of the first of CityLine’s Four Seasons Market series. (Photo courtesy of CityLine Richardson)

Dirk Nowitzki’s 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game

Tonight, you can catch Dak Prescott, Mark Cuban, Ezekiel Elliot, and many more of your favorite local public figures playing a round of celebrity baseball. Opening pitch begins at 7:00 p.m. at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation. To purchase tickets, click here.

Catch Dirk Nowitzki, along with various other local celebrities, at Dr. Pepper Ballpark tonight at 7:00 p.m. (Via ESPN)

Tough MUTTer

This Saturday, Mutt’s Canine Cantina will be hosting its first ever Tough MUTTer. Participating dogs will attempt to master an obstacle course for a chance to win a gift card from Mutts. Tickets are just $5 per competing dog, and all proceeds benefit the SPCA. To register for Tough MUTTer, click here.

 

The first ever Tough MUTTer takes place this Saturday (Via Trip Advisor)

Plano Comedy Festival

All weekend long, Plano will be hosting several comedians in the city’s inaugural comedy festival. In a mini-SXSW fashion, the likes of Aaron Aryanpur (Funniest Comic in Texas, FOX), Jonny Bratsveen (Comedy Central’s Hart of the City), and Mac Blake (Just For Laughs in Montreal) will be performing sets at Hyena’s Plano, Taste of the Islands, and Art Centre Theatre. For venue information, a full schedule of events, and tickets, click here. 

Aaron Aryanpur (Photo courtesy of Comedy Scene in Houston)

 

Weekend Happenings 5/25 – 5/28: Memorial Day, Margarita Meltdown, and More

Memorial Day Pool Party

Telos Fitness will be hosting a Memorial Day pool party this Saturday. Be sure to make your way over to the upscale gym for $6.00 cocktail specials and a $12.00 all-you-can-eat fajita buffet. Spots are filling up fast, so be sure to reserve a table by emailing Erick Robinson at erobinson@telosfitnesscenter.com 

Telos Fitness will be hosting a Memorial Day pool party this Saturday beginning at 12:00 PM

Margarita Meltdown

For the 8th year, Margarita Meltdown returns to Dallas Farmers Market this Sunday. Urban Taco, Iron Cactus, and Cafe Salsera are among the 50 restaurants facing off to win the coveted Best Margarita award. Plus, live performances by Able Delilah, Jess Spires, and Phoenix Rose, along with a set by DJ Regs. For tickets to this year’s Margarita Meltdown, click here. 

Margarita Meltdown will offer margarita samplings from 50 restaurants in the DFW Metroplex

State & Allen

State & Allen is celebrating all weekend long. Brunch with a special Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. The popular neighborhood restaurant will also have several drink specials throughout the weekend, including an “All American Dog & Pony Show” with a shot of Bird Dog Whiskey and a Budweiser Pony for just $6 and $3 Smirnoff Red, White and Berry Pop Shots. Exclusively on Memorial Day, State & Allen will be offering half-price pizza and $6 drink specials – Hendricks Cucumber Lemonade and Three Olives Rose Pink Diamonds all day on Monday. (Via Brooke Johnston at Champion Management)

State & Allen will be offering Memorial Day specials all weekend long

 

Happy Goat Yoga at Ferris Wheeler’s 

Yoga and goats? Sounds like a strange combination; however, meditation and animals have been psychologically proven to lower stress levels in humans. This Monday, Ferris Wheeler’s Backyard & BBQ will be hosting Happy Goat Yoga. For $35.00, you can enjoy a full-length yoga class, followed up with playtime with some adorable furry friends. For tickets to Happy Goat Yoga, click here.

Happy Goat Yoga will take place this Memorial Day at 10:00 AM at Ferris Wheeler’s Backyard & BBQ

Weekend Happenings 5/11 – 5/13: Mother’s Day, Homegrown Fest, and more

Homegrown Music and Arts Festival:

Tomorrow, Homegrown Music and Arts Festival Returns to Main Street Garden Park for the ninth year. Each of the acts, including Explosions in the Sky, Medicine Man Revival, and Duell all have some sort of connection to the great state of Texas. Tickets for Homegrown are available for purchase here. Check out Explosions in the Sky’s music video for “The Ecstatics” below!

House of DIFFA 2018: Alter Ego

Every year, the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS puts on a uniquely themed fashion show, the proceeds of which go to funding AIDS research. This Saturday, the DIFFA show returns to the Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas, with the theme “Alter Ego.” To behold a fabulous collection of fashions and to support a great cause, purchase your tickets for House of DIFFA here.

Mother’s Day Brunches:

Below is a list of our top choices for Mother’s Day brunch this Sunday.

  • Barnes & Noble Kitchen – Legacy West: At $35 per head, guests of Barnes & Noble Kitchen get a delicious, healthy three-course brunch. Check out the menu below!
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  • III Forks: Opening at the rare hour of 11:00 a.m., III Forks will be offering brunch this Sunday. Their finely curated three-course brunch menu will allow guests to choose from their
    Aged Midwestern Beef Tenderloin, Crabcake St. Francis Benedict, and more. Spots are filling up quickly, so call (972)-267-1776 to get your reservations in.
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  • V-Eats: Not big on meat or dairy? Not to worry! Chef Troy Gardner will be cooking up a selection of vegan eats this Sunday at Trinity Groves! To RSVP, click here.
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  • Oak: Looking to splurge? $65.00 will get you a four-course brunch meal at Oak in the Design District. To check out Oak’s lavish brunch offerings, click here.

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  • Blue Mesa: For just $22, guests of Blue Mesa can enjoy a buffet including an omelet station, taco bar, and more. Mimosas, tea, and coffee come included with this package!
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Weekend Happenings 5/4 – 5/6: DIFF, Cinco De Mayo, and more

Dallas International Film Festival

It is officially DIFF season. The eight-day long film showcase kicked off yesterday, but don’t worry! You still have plenty of time to see some old classics and get familiar with some very promising independent filmmakers. The Dallas International Film Festival will be taking place at the Magnolia Theater, with various other festivities throughout Dallas’s West Village. Tickets are still available for purchase here. Check out the trailer for “American Curious,” which will be screening at The Magnolia this Sunday.

Cinco De Mayo Block Party

For the second year, the Cinco de Mayo Block Party will be returning to Mexican Sugar in The Shops at Legacy in Plano. Make your way over to Lone Star Drive for $7 dollar margaritas, $4 beers, a live band, and a DJ!

 

Cinco in the Box Garden

The Box Garden in Legacy Hall is now open! All five of the Box Garden’s new bars will be serving $6 margaritas, plus there will be live performances by Russ Hewitt, Mariachi Rosa Divinas, and Havana NRG.

Cottonwood Art Festival

Looking to see some beautiful art for free? Cottonwood Art Festival will be taking place in Richardson this Saturday and Sunday. At Cottonwood, festival-goers can behold a variety of digital art, metalworks, and various other forms of art. Plus, free live performances by BJ Stricker & The Kings, Kirk Thurmond & The Millenials, and American Idol contestant Ron Bultognez. Check out Bultognez’s American Idol audition below!

Soluna

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s contemporary and performing arts festival kicks off this Sunday. In this year’s Soluna, the performers and artists will incorporate strong educational and science components into their work. For a full list of performers, events, and venues, click here. Check out the video below to see The Dallas Symphony Orchestra celebrate 40 years of singing!

Dallas International Guitar Festival

Into good old rock and roll? You’ve got to swing by Market Hall for the 41st annual Dallas International Guitar Festival. See some performances by a variety of rock stars from across the country. For tickets, click here.

Mayfest

Yesterday, Mayfest kicked off in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park. There are three days left to enjoy live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, and so much more. For tickets, click here.

Weekend Happenings 4/27-4/29: Arts N’ Beats, Taco Libre, and more

NFL Draft

Football fans, rejoice! Football season is underway. Make your way over to AT&T Stadium in Arlington to partake in the NFL Draft experience for free today and Saturday! Can’t make it to the draft? Be sure to download the official NFL Draft App for iOS and Android.

Live Music at Chocolate Secrets

Long week? Unwind with some wine and chocolate at Chocolate Secrets. The multi-talented Darwin Marvin will be performing tonight at 7:30 and locally renowned blues singer Martha Burks will be performing tomorrow at 7:30. Check out Burks’s rendition of “My Funny Valentine” below!

Art in the Square

Southlake’s Art in the Square festival will be ringing in its 19th year this weekend. Enjoy a variety of artworks, food stands, and drink options at one of the top small town art festivals in the nation. Want to arrive to the event in style? Use promo code DFWLOVE for $10 off of your first Uber ride! Art in the Square will be kicking off tonight at 4:00, then again on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

 

Movie in the Park

Tonight, The Shops at Park Lane will be hosting a free showing of the Academy Award-winning film, Coco. The showing will begin around 8:00 p.m., as soon as the sun goes down. Check out the trailer for Coco below!

Arts N’ Beats

Music, art, and fashion all come together at this Saturday’s Arts N’ Beats showcase. Be sure to stop by and see performances by Ron Bultongez, Blue Apollo, and more. Plus, an exclusive live art performance from Desmond Blair. Tickets for Arts N’ Beats can be purchased here. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to The Pursuit of Hope and Operation Go Quickly. Check out Desmond Blair’s inspiring story below!

 

Addison Health and Wellness Expo

Looking to make healthy life changes? Be sure to pay a visit to the Addison Health and Wellness Expo taking place at The Addison Conference Center this Saturday and Sunday. The Addison Health and Wellness Expo will feature lectures on physical, mental, and spiritual health, plus booths by Amy’s Chocolate, Down to Earth Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine, and more. Tickets for the Addison Health and Wellness Expo can be purchased here.

 

Taco Libre

The biggest taco party of the year returns to Dallas Farmers Market this Saturday. Taco Libre will feature live wrestling, musical performances, and $2.00 tacos from 25 taquerias! For tickets, click here.