Wednesday, August 28, 2013 , Updated 2:23 p.m., August 28, 2013
Date night in DFW: Where to take your sweetie Labor Day Weekend
At all three of our suggested dates, you can get close with your partner in crime.
There are so many great things to do on a date in Dallas-Fort Worth -- too many, maybe. We'll comb through our extensive database each week and pick a few events, all with highly-recommended restaurants nearby. Here's hoping we can help you impress your date as you dine and do in DFW.
Dance the day away: DJ and producer Diplo is coming to town Saturday, August 31, and he is bringing 10 artists from his Mad Decent record label with him. The Mad Decent Block Party, a eight-year event that is coming to Dallas for the first time, takes over Zouk in Victory Park from 2-10 p.m. Electronic acts Major Lazer, Baauer, and Dillon Francis will be playing, so find out which performers your partner in crime wants to see before thrusting yourself into this eight-hour dance party. You’ll surely work up an appetite from all that booty shaking. Pop into Hooters for wings or House of Blues for a burger — both are located within walking distance of the club. Tickets for Mad Decent Block party start at $32.
Tongue-in-cheek romance: Ah, Twilight, the greatest love story ever told ... Nah, we're just foolin' ya, and so is Austin-based comedy troupe Master Pancake as they cut up during a screening of Breaking Dawn, Part 1 at Alamo Drafthouse. If yours is a sarcastic sweetie -- or one otherwise unimpressed by the untoward undead -- check out one of two screenings, either at 6:30 p.m. or 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 1. It's a bit like a live version of Mystery Science Theater, but also includes a mid-movie skit and a drinking game. (Say no more.) Since the Drafthouse provides dinner and high quality brews, it's a one-stop, all-inclusive evening of irony, improv, and impish behavior. Tickets are $13.50, and it's 18+ on account of a little adult-rated funnin.'
Save some green: Perhaps you're strapped for cash. Head to Boy Scout Hill on White Rock Lake, near the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and N. Buckner Boulevard. There's a pavilion where you can unpack lunch or dinner. After your picnic, walk down the ramp toward the lake and take a leisurely stroll along the waterline, where you'll see turtles' heads pop up as you gaze at a beautiful view of the Dallas skyline -- close enough to remind you you're in the city, but far enough away that you won't hear any traffic. You'll have to leave the alcohol at home, but if you can't wait until then, stop by Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House for a cold one. If you go on Labor Day, happy hour is from 4-6 p.m.
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