Thursday, April 18, 2013
Week in View: Knock, knock, who’s there? Scooter Boogie, Sean Lowe, and your weekend
See the best of the week so far and get prepared for the weekend.
DALLAS It's no joke: Scooter Boogie delivers restaurant food to neighborhoods, from downtown to Highland Park, Oak Lawn to Lakewood, "in minimal time and with maximum finesse." That means sushi will arrive looking -- and also smelling -- like sushi should. They pick up alcohol, too.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the George W. Bush Presidential Center both received top ratings for sustainable building practices. We give that two green thumbs up. ... The Society of Women Who Love Shoes host fashionable events to help victims of domestic abuse. Helping others is always in style. ... Get your motor running: The organizers of the Texas Dream Cruise hope their June event in Frisco will be one of the nation's biggest single-day car shows.
Maple and Motor's Jack Perkins opened his barbecue joint Slow Bone near the Design District. Marinate on that name for a minute. ... Savor, the gastropub scheduled to open this fall at Klyde Warren Park, will have a large patio and a wall of beer. That's right: A wall. Of beer. ... Former KVIL morning show hosts Gene and Julie Gates opened Battuto Italian Kitchen in Far North Dallas.
- Food from Galilee: Falafel is a must-try
- I Like Big Bundts: Not pretty but delicious
- Pepe's and Mito's: Try the mole enchiladas
Saturday is 4/20, and we have five ways to spend the day. They're all legal, but they might still get you in the right state of mind. ... Jerry Seinfeld returns to the Winspear Opera House for two shows on June 8. Tickets go on sale Friday morning, so don't be a George and wait until the shows are sold out.
On the Tube
The Bachelor's Sean Lowe survived another elimination on Dancing With the Stars and he earned his best score yet. Too bad one of the judges compared him to a pigeon. ... On Ready For Love, Dallas' newest bachelor Ben Patton gave his ex-girlfriend a second chance. He's the only one happy to see her. ... Rockwall singer Amber Carrington won her first battle round on The Voice. ... Know a kid who wants to be like Amber? A youngsters version of The Voice is reportedly in the works with Dallas auditions scheduled.
McKinney opens the ramps to its skate park on Saturday. They'll be, like, totally gleaming the cube, dude. ... Join the Dallas Underwater Hockey Team for scrimmages every Wednesday in Duncanville. It's totally real unlike your college degree in Underwater Basket Weaving. ... A Foursquare survey finds Dallas' five most popular sports bars. Where do you check in?
Dwell With Dignity's Thrift Studio is a pop-up shop where customers can buy designer goods to decorate their homes while raising money to decorate homes of people struggling with homelessness or poverty. ... Vintagemobile's owners hope to start another mobile business -- CART, an art gallery in a trailer. Guess the name Vincent Van Go Go was taken. ... A former Trammell Crow executive's Bluffivew home is listed at $9.75 million. And that's not just because it has a basement. ... Got a slightly more meager budget? At the Space Exploration Signature Auction, the opening bid on a toothbrush from the Apollo 11 Lunar Module is only $9,000. That's one expensive used toothbrush.
- Music reviews
- Whiskey Folk Ramblers' Lonesome Underground: Like a dusty Western
- The O’s Thunderdog: No bluegrass instrument left behind
- DADA Spring Gallery Walk starts with a panel discussion Thursday before Saturday's tour of art spaces and exhibits. Join the bike swarm.
- Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival has four days of live music, fine arts and crafts, and family fun downtown. See Little Texas Thursday night.
- Remember when Val Kilmer looked like Jim Morrison? Now he's transformed into Mark Twain to star in a one-man show about the writer called Citizen Twain.
- This month's Late Night at the DMA features cutting edge photographer Cindy Sherman. Dress up and mimic her style in the photo booth.
- The three-day Dallas International Guitar Festival has performances by local and national artists and booths of music gear and memorabilia.
- The Turtle Creek Chorale will perform two dozen of Kander and Ebb's biggest hits from the stage and screen like "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle."
- North Texas Taco Festival is a "celebration of our area’s taco diversity" that includes a battle of fancy chefs making tacos.
- The Untapped festival of indie beer and indie music throws a Fort Worth party with dozens of craft brewers, Sarah Jaffe, Deer Tick, and others.
- For Record Store Day, buy special music releases and enjoy live performances at participating locations such as Good Records, CD Source, and Bill's Records.
- Earth Day Dallas encourages green living through family fun. Check out Plastiki, a boat made from plastic bottles. Also on Sunday, Oak Cliff has its own celebration.
- At White Rock Home Tour, snoop around five mid-century modern homes. Meanwhile the Turtle Creek Home Tour highlights high-rise living.
- Join current and former Dallas Cowboys at Ultimate Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Party benefiting North Texas Food Bank.
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