Thursday, July 11, 2013
12 tasty events for your weekend in DFW July 11-14
Snatch up all the delicious Texas peaches you can.
- Ever wonder about the history behind all those tall buildings in downtown Dallas? Take a free, 20-minute skyline tour from architectural experts in Klyde Warren Park.
- Don't pretend like you haven't read Fifty Shades of Grey. Go see a parody called Spank! at Majestic Theatre in Dallas in honor of the hunky man in the grey tie. No kids, please.
- Speaking of hunks, don't forget to stop into the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History this summer to see the exceptional Elvis photo exhibit.
- The annual Taste of Dallas returns to Fair Park this weekend. You'll find a special beer tent, an area just for food trucks, and a section for those with a sweet tooth. It's $10 per person; kids 5 and under are free.
- Bomb. Attend the Asian Film Festival of Dallas by stopping into to the Angelika Friday at 4 p.m. to see Sake Bomb, a comedy about two Asian guys who take a road trip.
- Metal heads, take note: Megadeth and Slash headline the "BFD" show at Gexa Energy Pavilion Friday. Sponsored by 97.1-FM, lawn tickets are just $9.71.
- Texas peaches are here, and they're delicious. Take the fam to Weatherford for the Parker County Peach Festival, where you'll find some of the state's best.
- We get older, but Dazed and Confused stays the same. Go see it for free in the parking lot of Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, which hasn't opened yet. You'll find food trucks and local beer for purchase.
- We're not big John Mayer fans, but if you are, head to Gexa Energy Pavilion Saturday night for his show, which is opened by 2012 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.
- If you're running in this hot, hot summer, you best do so in the early morning. Check out the Too Hot To Handle 5K or 15K at Norbuck Park near White Rock Lake. There's a beer garden at the finish.
- Avenue Q features puppets as the main characters, but don't go bringing Little Johnny to Theatre Three to see these foul-mouthed characters.
- Doesn't matter if you're not French; you can celebrate Bastille Day as long as you love wine. Attendees can also join in on a tandem bike race called Le Tour de Tandemonium.