D-FW Weekend Round Up

Your Weekend in D-FW

Well D-FW residents, it looks like we’re finally going to get a nice weekend! If you haven’t noticed, the last few weeks have been full of sunny, gorgeous weekdays and dreary weekends, but we might finally catch a break. If you’re looking for something to eat, drink, or see during this beautiful weekend, check out this list of happenings around D-FW.


Marc Cohn: This folk rocker, best know for his hit “Walking in Memphis,” will be playing at The Kessler tonight, Thursday, March 27.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: This four-day festival begins tonight, Thursday, March 27, with the kick-off at Billy Bob’s Texas. Friday is the Grand TastingSip & Savor runs Saturday and Sunday, and the Culinary Plaza in Sundance Square takes place on Saturday, too. You’ll eat and drink your way through some of Texas’ most famous food, beer, and wine!


The Barber of Seville: Presented by the Dallas Opera, this show will close out the 2013-2014 opera season. Celebrated as one of the most popular operas of all time, this comedy will run at Winspear Opera House starting March 28 and going until April 13.


Chelsea Handler: The infamous talkshow host and comedian will have you laughing all night you with her signature sarcasm and witty banter. Catch the show on Friday, March 28 at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.


2014 Spring Celebration: Klyde Warren Park is putting on an day-long celebration of Spring just in time for the warmer temperatures on Saturday, March 29. There will be live music, a petting zoo, and other family-friendly events.


Betsey Johnson: Get your chance to meet this unique fashion designer when she makes a personal appearance at Dillard’s NorthPark to promote her line and sign autographs on Saturday, March 29.

Coppell Farmers Market: Open this Saturday, March 29, the market will be stocked with all kinds of greens, root vegetables, and even soil, so that you can grow your own market-quality food at home. See all the farmers markets open this weekend here.


Dallas Blooms: Take advantage of the lovely weather this weekend and stop by Dallas Blooms. It’s the perfect way to spend a sunny day and you can grab some food and drink at one of the many great local White Rock spots nearby.


Texas Pinball Festival: Love pinball? You’re in for a treat and some serious competition from March 28 to March 30 with more than 400 models of vintage and modern machines. They’re all free to play and the event is open to all ages.


New Food for Rangers Fans: The opening series for the 2014 season of Texas Rangers baseball is Monday, March 31 through Wednesday, April 2, during which the Rangers will take on the Philadelphia Phillies. This new season is bound to be an exciting one, but so is the food that fans will be able to indulge in during the season. New to the menu is Bacon on a Stick, which will run you $7 for a maple glazed dipped strip of bacon on a stick. Also new is the Choomongous, named for outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. It’s a two-foot-long barbecue sandwich served with spicy slaw and Sriracha mayo. 16-ounce cups of Frozen Beer are new to the list as well, helping fans beat the heat for just $7.75 a cup.


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Of The Day: Your D-FW Weekend Round Up


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If you’re not to busy planning your Super Bowl party and you need to find some things to do before game day, you might want to check out some of this weekend’s events around D-FW.


Chili-Pa-Looza: Holy Grail Pub, in Plano, is hosting its 3rd annual Chili-Pa-Looza this Friday and Saturday. They’ve got four assorted house-made chilis for you try at $9 a bowl or $15 for a flight of all four! No reservations required.


Dan Rocha: Head Uptown to The Rustic to hear Dallas-based singer-songwriter, Dan Rocha, perform live. The show starts at 9:30 on Saturday.


2014 DFW Boat Expo: Starting this Friday and going until Sunday, Feb. 9, check out over 650 all-new models. Boats and watercrafts will be available for sale from 20 of the nearly 150 vendors that will be in attendance at Dallas Market Hall.


Year of the Horse Tasting Menu: Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Five Sixty, starting Friday and going until Feb. 13. Chef Wolfgang Puck will inspire you with a five-course tasting menu including horse mackerel tartare, whole roasted quail, Maine lobster, Chinese New Year dumplings, and house-made fortune cookies, among other things. The menu is $135 and for an additional $50 you can add wine pairings.


Arts & Letters Live: Jessica Fellows: If you’re a fan of all things Downton Abbey, you’ll want to check out this event with Jessica Fellows, the #1 bestselling author of The World of Downton Abbey and The Chronicles of Downton Abbey. Get all the inside scoop and attend a book signing following the event, which takes place at First United Methodist Church of Dallas.


Road to Sochi Tour: Go to Klyde Warren Park on Sunday to meet some U.S. Olympic athletes as part of their tour across the U.S. before competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics. You’ll even get to try some events for yourself, including luge, hockey and speed skating!


The 2014 Color Dash 5K: Even if you’re not in to running marathons, you may be in to watching this one. On Saturday, race runners will be dowsed in colored power, resulting in a stream of colorful people running around Fair Park. After they complete the race, there’s a dance-off and a costume contest.


Harlem Globetrotters: If you haven’t seen the commercials running on TV right now, the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to our very own American Airlines Center. They make the trip annually, and always deliver an amazing show! Autographs and photographs with the players will follow the shows, one at 2 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. on Saturday.