Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Date night in DFW: How to impress that special someone June 27-30
No, a New Kids on the Block concert is not considered a date.
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.
Bueller? Bueller?: Fort Worth residents really know how to do Thursday night right. Take a trip to the Fort to see Ferris Bueller's Day Off for free at the Amon Carter. Better yet, get there early on Thursday for a tour of the American art museum from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Then, stake out your spot to cuddle up close while you pretend to play hookie with your honey. Bueller starts at 8 p.m., and you're free to bring a picnic in place of dinner. Alcohol isn't allowed, however, so save your thirst for a beer at the Ginger Man, a very short walk down Camp Bowie Boulevard. If you'd rather cozy up over a bottle of red, you're an easy 12 minute walk from Winslow's Wine Cafe, also on Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Hippie run and healthy meal: Why not take your darlin’ to the Peace, Love, Run 5K on Saturday morning -- emphasis on the love? In Richardson’s Galatyn Park, it's an easy-breezy commute with both extensive parking and a DART station just seconds from the starting line. Take it easy or put your cutie to the test as you blast through the park’s bucolic trails on a fast but challenging course. Swag includes a tie-dye shirt and even a finishers medal for this hippie-themed, drum beating love-fest, which benefits homeless relief through Back on My Feet. Come in costume or not; either way be prepared to work up a sweat. Registration’s open through Friday, June 28. Stick around for free post-race yoga at 9 a.m., led by teachers at Bikram Yoga Richardson, so that you and your Love Bunny feel as One With The Universe as you do with one other. Afterward, grab brunch and good vibes at Global Peace Factory, which invests a portion of every dollar in non-political charitable causes. Think complex carbs and non-violent noshes.
Flashdance the night away: Take your date on a blast to the past with the cast of Flashdance The Musical, playing all weekend at the Music Hall at Fair Park. In honor of the feature film’s 30th anniversary, the musical is back on tour and full of the high-energy dance numbers audiences originally fell in love with. Follow 18-year-old Alex, played by actress Jillian Mueller, on her journey to get into a prestigious dance academy while also practicing her more promiscuous moves at her night job. And, yes, the sultry waterfall scene is still there, according to Jo Ann Holt, publicist for Dallas Summer Musicals. Warm up for the show with meal a from Meridian Room in Expo Park, where you can wet your whistle with a draft beer or specialty cocktail. The restaurant offers a wide array of burgers, sandwiches, and apps for snacking before you make the walk to Fair Park. Tickets to see Flashdance The Musical range from $30 to $80, depending on seat selection.