2009 State Fair of Texas

Big Tex

• General Admission: $15

• Kids under 48″ tall: $11

• Seniors 60 and over: $11 
• Children 2 and under: Free 
• Seniors 60 and over: Free every Thursday (Oct. 1, Oct. 8 & Oct. 15) 
• Garden Getaway combo ticket: $18 Details


State Fair of Texas exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (closing at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). Midway opening times and closing times vary.


$10 per space used on official State Fair lots. Valet parking is $25.


Autumn at the Aboretum

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Free – $9.50

The Great Pumpkin Festival – Everyday from 9am – 5pm

This fall festival, which runs September 19th through November 1st, boasts of more than 150,000 fall blooming flowers including chrysanthemums, salvia, coleus, ornamental grasses and impatiens. Always a favorite spot for the family photo, The Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch and the gardens are filled with over 25,000 decorative pumpkins and gourds. Also in the Pecan Grove is the walk-through 15′ pumpkin house constructed out of the finest pumpkins in the patch and a 10′ pumpkin topiary decorated with orange marigolds.


Dallas Lace Society

11-2pm @ Forest Green Library

Are you interested in learning how to do bobbin lace, knitting, tatting or crocheting? Join us for informal and fun lessons or just to work on your own projects in good company. No previous experience required. For details, contact Debbie Stone at 972-407-1775.


BNI Park Cities Weekly Meeting

11:30-1pm @ PoPoLos, $15

The networking group meets for lunch every Tuesday. For more information, contact Joie Turner at 972-788-2676


Brad Williams

5-7pm @ The Library Bar, 3015 Oaklawn Ave


Twist it out Tuesday

5:30-6:30pm @ Lululemon Athletica (Galleria) – FREE

Join lululemon for a complimentary yoga class every week. Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., come by the store and unwind from a long day.

The class is taught by instructors from our Studio of the Month (SOTM). The September SOTM is Gaia Flow Yoga on Addison Circle.


Magrez Wine Dinner


6-9pm @ The Fairmont Dallas

A rare opportunity to meet and enjoy the extraordinary wines of Mr. Magrez, owner of Chậteau Pape Clément and the many offerings within his portfolio.

This select tasting event will include four Bordeaux wines with distinctive styles paired with the imaginative cuisine of Chef j.W. Foster.

Limited seating available

Reservations at (214) 720-5249

Torn Romaine Hearts 
Sweet Roasted Terrace Garlic, White Anchovy & Charred Lemon Dressing House Double Smoked Strip Bacon, Warm Polenta Crouton 
Wine: Château Pape Clément Blanc, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2006

Saint-Nectaire Fromage 
Foraged Wild Mushrooms, Rosemary Crostini, Sweet Onion Jam 
Wine: Château Les Grands Chênes, Cru Bourgeois Supérieur du Médoc, 2005

Crushed Peppercorn “Comanche” Buffalo Tenderloin Crisp House Pancetta, Braised Swiss Chard, Butternut Squash Tortellini 
Wines: Château Pape Clément Rouge, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, 2004 Château Fombrauge, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 2005

In-house Coffee Liqueur Mousse 
Grand Mariner Soaked Raspberries, Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies


Deborah Crombie Necessary as Blood


7pm @ Barnes and Noble (across from North Park)

Author signing and reading




7pm @ Goods Records

On her exciting Stax debut “Pink Elephant,” N’Dambi ingeniously distills soul-deep inspiration into a sensual style of elegance and power.

She has learned well from her mentor Erykah Badu successfully blending Betty Davis and Isaac Hayes by way of a female from Dallas.

This is the day the album drops NATIONALLY so let’s celebrate in style with Dallas’ own N’Dambi and make her feel like she is in NYC or LA. Free beer and party favors will be on hand.


Opening Bell’s Open Mic Since July 2K5!


OPEN MIC 7-10  pm Signup @ 6:45pm Host: Steve Jackson Our Open Mic every Tuesday from 7-10 pm.  Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times, sets are generally 15 minutes depending on how many are on the list. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set) anything more would require approval prior to sign up. We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night.


VeeV Appreciation Party

appreciation party10pm @ Wish

Thanks to everyone for the support of VeeV since our launch in February. To show our appreciation we want to invite everyone to Wish Ultralounge for some drink specials and complimentary bottles (1 per table/group 6+/while supplies last).