Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It’s the end of the world as we know it? Here are 6 best parties
This calls for one last celebration before the flesh-eating virus takes over.
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DALLAS The countdown has officially begun, as Friday, December 21 marks the long-anticipated conclusion to the Mayan calendar and, inevitably, the end of the world. (Or so they say.) Here are the 6 best ways you can go out on top.
Grab a buddy and head over to the Goodfriend Beer Garden for Hopocalypse, where Deep Ellum Brewing Company will be debuting a brew — Darkest Hour, appropriately named for your last day on Earth. Darkest Hour is a rye imperial stout weighing in at 11% ABV, so be sure not to have too many before Fish Fry Bingo hits the stage at 10 p.m.
Pour House Dallas welcomes all to ring in the end of the world with $3 wells and domestics, and $5 drafts and wine. Kathy Corbin of The Barefoot Hippies and Bella Estrada of Ciao Bella play on the patio from 8 p.m. to midnight, when the duo features their rendition of R.E.M.’s “It’s The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).”
If you’re looking to dance your way out on Friday, head over to Trees where DJs Michal Menert and Eliot Lipp of Pretty Lights Music will be flipping tunes at The End of The World Extravaganza. This version ends with a zombie apocalypse, so wear your best costume and have your zombie makeup done on-site per donation. Tickets are $20 — I mean, what else are you going to spend it on once the flesh-eating virus takes over?
Whether it was coincidence or sweet irony that brings This Will Destroy You to Granada Theater for an Apocalypse Night celebration, we’ll never know. But it is guaranteed to be a good time. Turn on, tune in, and drop out with this instrumental quartet supported by locals True Widow and The Angelus. Tickets are $15.
The folks at Round-Up Saloon are more hopeful than most. They are throwing a party Friday night that includes a champagne toast at midnight “to celebrate the survival of our species.” Free champagne for all who live! Plus, all the usual shenanigans on the dance floor will be in full effect. End of the world or not, nothing stops the gayborhood on a Friday night.
If you want an authentic Mayan experience, check out the free buffet at Café Maya & Cantina in Oak Cliff on Friday. The restaurant is bringing in a DJ at 7 p.m. to rock the night and, the end of the world, away.
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