DFW Around Town: September 10th - September 13th, 2020
DFW Restaurant Week
It’s time to enjoy some of the top restaurants in Dallas, get a great deal on their best fare, and also benefit incredible causes. DFW Restaurant Week, presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is back for its 23rd year! There are both dine-in and take-out options. It’s so important that we support the hard-hit restaurant community during this tough time, and this is a terrific way to do it. Get three-course, prix fixe dinners for either $39 or $49, and two-course lunches for just $19. Plus diners can get a FREE additional course with a Fed Ex Office, DFW Restaurant Week Fourth Course Certificate. 10% of each meal will be donated to either the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope.
Where: Dozens of locations across DFW
When: Through September 27th
Cost: Lunch - $19, Dinner - $39 or $49
More info: https://www.dfwrestaurantweek.com/
Addison Weekend Drive-In
The Addison Circle District is hosting this series of outdoor concerts featuring popular DFW bands. Enjoy the shows from the comfort of your vehicle. Music will be transmitted via both speaker system and FM radio, providing excellent audio quality no matter where you are parked. These free concerts take place in an open, grass field. Attendees will be directed into the site and to the appropriate parking space by professional parking attendants. Vehicles will be spaced apart to ensure sufficient distance between groups. On Friday night, it’s Raised Right Men and on Saturday night it’s The Redwine Band.
Where: 15499 Julian Street, Addison (just south of Addison Circle Park)
When: Friday, September 11 & Saturday, September 12 from 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Asleep at the Wheel - Celebrating 50 Years
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra opens up their 2020-21 Pops Series with the amazing band, Asleep at the Wheel. The multi-GRAMMY award-winners combine their talents with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for three unforgettable performances at the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. All FWSO performances this fall will be at Will Rogers instead of Bass Hall, due to COVID-19 precautions.
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth
When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cost: $35 - $99
Billy Bob’s Concerts
Concerts are finally back at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth. This weekend there are a full slate of performances. On Friday night, Cory Morrow takes the stage. And on Saturday, Granger Smith will play. Billy Bob’s reminds you to arrive early, as COVID-19 protocols mean it will take longer than normal to get into the venue.
Where: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
When: Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cost: $15 - $65
More info: https://billybobstexas.com/events
Fletcher’s Pop-Up: Community Beer, Lakewood Brewing, and Texas LIVE!
With the State Fair of Texas canceled this year, Fletcher’s is upping its pop-up game. On Thursday, Fletchers is at Community Beer in Dallas. On Saturday, it’s Lakewood Brewing in Garland, and on Sunday they’ll be at Texas LIVE! in Arlington. Not only will Fletcher’s have their famous corny dogs, but also curly fries and funnel cakes.
Thursday: Community Beer Company at 1530 Inspiration Dr., #200, Dallas; 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: Lakewood Brewing at 2302 Executive Dr., Garland; 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: Texas LIVE!, 1650 East Randol Mill Rd., Arlington; 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Varies (Credit Card ONLY - no cash accepted)
More info: https://fletcherscornydogs.com/events/
Fort Worth Fairytale Ball
Come to the Fort Worth Convention Center for the family-friendly Fairytale Ball. Kids will have the chance to meet live characters from some of their favorite fairy tales (think Disney). Sessions are available for morning, afternoon, or evening entry.
Where: Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St, Fort Worth
When: Saturday, Sept 12, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Cost: Adult $25-27, Child $40-$55
Texas High School Football
High school football going strong. It’s Week 3, and the small schools have the spotlight for a couple more weeks before the 5A and 6A schools can start playing games. Some of the top games in the area include: Midlothian Heritage at Decatur, Aubrey at Gainesville, Fort Worth Western Hills at Lake Worth, Kilgore at Alvarado, Dallas Life Oak Cliff at Fort Worth Dunbar, Fort Worth Eastern Hills at Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis, Sunnyvale at Kennedale, Van Alstyne at Anna, Argyle at Celina, Henderson at Kaufman, Pottsboro at Melissa, Chapel Hill at Terrell, Hillsboro at Bridgeport, Krum at Farmersville, and Sanger at Howe.
Where: Just Look for the Lights
When: Thursday and Friday Nights
Cost: Pocket change
The Holistic Fair
The Holistic Fair offers over 50 vendors/exhibitors on the second Sunday of every other month. Attendees can find complementary and alternative modalities, nutritional consultations, organic products, energy-based healing sessions, intuitive readers, crystals, stones, jewelry, and local medical practitioners.
Where: 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth
When: Sunday, September 13, 12 p.m.
Cost: $5 admission
Jasper’s Uptown Backyard Cinema Nights
Jaspers Uptown invites you to an outdoor dinner and movie experience. This week you’ll watch The Waterboy. For $10 you get a bag of freshly popped popcorn, and complimentary soda and iced tea. You can even order other Jasper’s favorites if you’d like.
Where: 4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas
When: Thursday, September 10 and Saturday, September 12 from 7:45 p.m.- 9:45 p.m.
Cost: $10 + Other Food and Drinks
Last Ditch Drive-In Concert Series:
The pandemic has been extremely tough of the brewery business. Armadillo Brewing Company is getting creative with their concert series. They’re calling it a last ditch effort to stay in business while waiting to get the go ahead that it’s safe to reopen. So this concert with Dim Locator is being held drive-in style. There will be food (from Boca 31) and drinks for purchase. You’ll also need to purchase a spot to park your vehicle. No alcoholic beverages are allowed inside of vehicles. But you can sit in your lawn chair and enjoy yourself.
Where: Armadillo Ale Works, 221 Bell Ave, Denton
When: Saturday, September 12. Lot opens at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. showtime
Cost: $10 - $60
Legacy West Friday Night Movie: Friday Night Lights
On Friday nights in September, Legacy West is hosting “Friday Night Lights Movie Nights.” So, naturally, this Friday’s movie is Friday Night Lights. You’ll go up to the 6th-floor parking garage, and watch the flick on a 30-ft, outdoor screen. The movie starts around 8:30 p.m.
Where: Legacy West, 5908 Headquarters Drive, Plano
When: Friday, September 11, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Cost: Free (please register)
Perot Museum: Reopened to the Public
The wildly popular Perot Museum of Nature and Science finally reopens to the public on Saturday and Sunday. There are new public-health protocols, ticketing procedures, reduced hours, and 25% occupancy limits. Because of the strict occupancy limits, guests are highly encouraged to purchase their tickets online ahead of time for their timed entry into the Perot. Starting on September 18, the Museum will operate Friday through Sundays for the “foreseeable future.”
Where: 2201 N Field St., Dallas
When: Saturday, September 12 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) & Sunday, September 13 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Cost: $13 (Youth 2-18), $18 (Seniors 65+), $20 (Adults)
More info: https://www.perotmuseum.org/
The Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Grab your boots and Cowboy hat! This rodeo is back! The alive and kicking rodeo is every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. (Friday...it’s “Free Kid Friday”...buy an adult ticket and get a kid’s ticket free!) It's in the Cowtown Coliseum. Rodeo organizers say you can feel safe as you watch the live rodeo action because they are enforcing social distancing and everyone has to wear a facial covering. Giddy up!
Where: Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164
When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Cost: Adults: $27, Children: $15
More info: https://stockyardsrodeo.com/
World of Chocolate in a Box
The Dallas Chocolate Festival takes an interesting turn this year, going online. Festival-goers ordered their boxes of artisanal chocolate samples from companies across the world. That box is being delivered to their doorstep. Then they’ll try their chocolates while visiting the live virtual exhibitor booths. Now, if you missed out on your sampler box, just go grab a random box of chocolates, grab a $5 ticket to get into the event, and enjoy! You can attend virtual classes, demonstrations, and tastings.
Where: Online, Virtual Event
When: Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13th
More info: https://dallaschocolate.org/