DFW Weekend Round Up (3/12-3/15)


DFW Weekend Round Up (3/12-3/15)

Like we said earlier this week, this weekend is all about St. Patrick’s Day. The annual parade, the concert and block party after, and countless celebrations across the Metroplex- it’s all going down on Saturday. If you’re in the mood for something a little calmer, we have plenty of options for you, too.

 

For more food & drink centric events, click here.

 

Thursday, Mar. 12:

2015 Cool Thursdays Series: The Molly Ringwalds, a band dedicated to all things 80’s, will headline this special Spring Break edition of Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum. The series will officially begin April 9.

 

Dallas International Piano Competition: Pianists from 19 different countries around the world will compete for a cash prize and the opportunity to play with the Dallas Chamber Symphony through March 14 at Caruth Auditorium at SMU.

 

Miranda Lambert: The country music star will take the stage at American Airlines Center promoting her latest album, Platinum. Opening acts include Justin Moore, Sunny Sweeney and Jukebox Mafia.

 

Music ThursdayKlyde Warren Park‘s jazz series is back. This week, grab a spot on the lawn and listen to live music by Spenser Lizst & Sky Window.

 

Friday, Mar. 13:

35 Denton: After a year on hiatus, the music festival returns to Denton. Head over for three days of live music, food and drink.

 

La Bohème: The Dallas Opera will put on six performances of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera through March 29 at Winspear Opera House.

 

Saturday, Mar. 14:

Cowtown Goes Green: Fort Worth’s largest family-friendly St. Patrick’s day celebration will be held at the Stockyards. Festivities include a parade, a cattle drive, contests, a petting zoo, live music, Irish dance, and more.

 

Dash Down Greenville 5K: Before the parade, at 8 am to be exact, don your green gear and join in the 20th running of the annual St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville. The race begins at Central Market at Lovers & Greenville.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The annual parade is one of Dallas’ biggest events. There will be more than 100,000 spectators watching local vendors, musicians, and others make their way down Greenville Ave. on nearly 100 different floats. It begins at 11 am and runs from Blackwell St. to SMU Blvd.  A concert by the Josh Abbott Band will be held at Energy Square after the parade.

 

Spring Fling at Klyde Warren Park: Head to the park for a celebration of spring that will make you feel like you’re in Coney Island, Venice Beach, Hawaii, South Beach and the Caribbean.

 

Sunday, Mar. 15:

Festival de los Mavs: South Side Ballroom will host the Dallas Mavericks as they do some outreach in the Latino community. You can expect live music, dancing, an exposition game, giveaways and more.

 

Granada Double Feature: The theater will screen two classic movies, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, on Sunday just for you Quentin Tarantino buffs. The cover is just $3.

 

Image via Dallas St Patrick’s Parade Facebook

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in D-FW


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in D-FW

 

Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a Monday this year, next Monday, March 17, to be specific, many D-FW restaurants and venues have decided to celebrate early. We’ve found a few links that will lead you to the best food, best drinks, best events, and the best of all things St. Patrick’s Day all over D-FW.

 

Article: 12 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas

Highlight: Cook Hall‘s traditional five-course Irish Dinner on Friday, March 14

 

Article: Where to Party for St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas

Highlight: St. Patrick’s Parade on Greenville Avenue on Saturday, March 15

 

Article: Where to Drink for St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas: A Neighborhood Guide

Highlights: Black Friar Pub and The Idle Rich Pub two-day party

 

Article: St Patrick’s Day Dining Specials

Highlight: Old Monk’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, which includes traditional corned beef & cabbage, fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, and corned beef reubens

 

St. Patrick’s Day Triathlon: The official kick-off to D-FW’s triathlon season begins in Keller on Sunday, March 16.

 

J. Gilligan’s 35th Annual Block Party: Taking place in Arlington, the event includes tons of live music and green beer

 

Dallas Observer’s St. Patrick’s Day Concert: This year’s concert features Ludacris and will take place after the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Energy Square on the corner of Greenville Ave. & University Blvd.

 

Photo via dmagazine.com