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.


Children’s Storytime


10am @ Borders (Preston/Royal) FREE




Daily @ The Galleria until October 18th

Dozens of design and architecture teams in North Texas will be constructing designs out of canned food to benefit the North Texas Food Bank. The event is a regional qualifier for Canstruction, a national competition.

Canstruction design teams begin designing their creations on Saturday, October 3 at 6 a.m. Teams will work until 1 p.m., and will be judged on a variety of criteria that afternoon. The structures will remain up for public viewing and people’s choice voting until Sunday, October 18.


Eastfield College Music Recital

Eastfield Pleasant Grove Campus 002

The series will take place every Wednesday from September through December at 12:45 p.m. in Building F Room 117 (unless otherwise noted).

This week – Hispanic Week: Mariachis “San Louis Band” in Performance Hall


Brad Williams


Wednesdays from 5-7pm @ The Library

This “jazz baby” specializes in piano music for The Library Bar. His versions of everything from Cole Porter to Gershwin to light jazz serve as a backdrop as the business meetings of the day are wrapped us and evening is ushered in. He holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and he teaches jazz piano at Richland College. He has “jazzed it up” in venues all over world.


Open House


5:30 @ Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture


Wellness Wednesdays at the Westin


Wednesdays from 6-7pm @ the Westin Galleria

Join to transition mind, body, and spirit with inspirational yoga and pilates classes. Every Wednesday there will be a complimentary one hour all levels class, led by a rockstar instructor from TELOS Fitness Center. Class will take place at the Westin Hotel’s newly renovated poolside area, on the 4th floor. We can’t think of a better way to take a break mid week and relax and rejuvenate!

The class alternates weekly between yoga and Pilates. It is sponsored by lululemon athletica.


Be the Match – Bone Marrow Donor Registration and Comedy Show


6pm @ Hyenas Comedy Club – $25

The bone marrow registration is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A comedy featuring Honor Shinke, D.D. Ingrum, Peter Barrera and Cesar Cervantes starts at 8:15 p.m. Call 214-709-7199.


Erik Barnes


Wednesdays from 7-12am @ The Library Bar

Erik Barnes has been delighting patrons of the Library Bar for more than 15 years, including notables like Bobby Short, Alanis Morissette, Gregory Hines, John Mayer, the Electric Light Orchestra and back-up singers for Gladys Knight. Whether it’s romantic ballads “when love is in the air” or upbeat tunes for business types who need to decompress, Erik says “the room isn’t about me, it’s about the people who inhabit it.” Nevertheless, the Library Bar wouldn’t be the same without its main man. Erik holds degrees from Yale College (B.A.), Washington State University (M.A.), and he conducted doctoral studies at the University of North Texas. He has performed concerts in many of the major cities and played with four orchestras.


Teas of Asia <Inside Asia : Art, Music, Culture>


Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm @ The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art

In the past 5000 years, tea has become an integral part of many cultural traditions. Its presence and tastes continue to expand, as do the rituals associated with its consumption. The Crow Collection and The Cultured Cup bring you a series of classes that explore these cultural traditions, bringing them to life with demonstrations and tastings. Each lecture will include a tasting of teas and handouts.

Reservations required. Free for Friends of the Crow Collection and students. $15 per session for non-members or $50 for the series. Call 214-979-6438 or visit www.crowcollection.org to register for a class. To register for the series, please call 214-979-6438.


Free Poolside Movie – The Big Lebowski


7pm @ The Belmont Hotel

With blankets in tow, film buffs can watch their favorite movies under the stars on a giant movie screen at the Belmont Hotel pool with the Dallas skyline as the backdrop.

Free admission and open to the public. Weather permitting, doors open at 7 p.m. and movies will begin at sundown. Blankets allowed. No lawn chairs, coolers or outside food or beverage. Cash bar and food available for purchase. Ride a bike to the Belmont Hotel on poolside movie nights and receive $1 off beers the entire evening.

The Big Lebowski is presented in honor of National Sarcastic Awareness Month.


Book Signing – Jeffrey Zaslow


7pm @ Barnes and Noble (Northpark)

Please join us for a discussion and signing with Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow. He is also the author of The Girls from Ames and co-author of The Last Lecture.


1st Wednesdays at Jorges

jorgesJorge’s Tex Mex in One Square Plaza presents “Latino Lounge 1st Wednesdays” beginning Wednesday, October 7th with the DJ Mixes of The Global Cafe of (Social-List Latino Network)…100% sensual lounge, house, global musica live and mixed on the patio:::Time to escape every 1st Wednesday!


All’s Well that Ends Well Screening


7pm @ Angelika Film Center and Cafe

The pilot season of NT Live, the new initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances of plays onto cinema screens, comes to Dallas and Plano. The Angelika Film Centers in Dallas & Plano have been selected to present the remaining performances in the NT Live pilot season beginning with the highly acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, produced by Marianne Elliott. The play was filmed live at the National Theatre in London on Oct. 1 and will screen in high-definition at the Angelika Theaters.


Night Sessions

ampm7:30-9:30pm @ AMPM Lounge

AMPM welcomes the cool & exciting sounds of Kirby Brown. A night full of great music & great entrees.


Cedar Springs Outdoor Movie – “Sordid Lives”

sordid lives7:45 – 10pm @ TMC Patio (corner of Cedar Springs & Reagan Street)

Cedar Springs Outdoor Movie Series continues this weeK with “Sordid Lives”
It’s fall and the weather is perfect for an outdoor movie!!! It is also FIRST WEDNESDAY on The Strip wich means tons of merchant specials from 6p-9p. The Movie is FREE so grab your friends and come down
early to shop, dine, and sip a tasty cocktail before, during and after the show. Showtime is whenever it gets dark (this week approximately 7:45pm)  and remember, there are drawings for free gifts for movie goers!!

Don’t Miss “Sordid Lives” on the Outdoor Big Screen!!


Open Mic


Wednesdays @ 8pm – Hyenas Comedy Club – FREE
Dallas Open Mic is every Wednesday night featuring the area’s most promising talent along with touring professionals. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.


My Sister in This House Pay-what-You-can Preview


8pm @ The Bath House Cultural Center

My Sister in This House, which often echoes Jean Genet’s The Maids, is based on an actual incident that took place in the French town of Le Mans, France in the early 1930s. It centers on the lives of Christine and Lea, two servant sisters attached to the Danzard household. The Danzards’, mother and daughter, are models of petit bourgeois idleness and severity. While suffocating under the weight of the Danzards’ authority and the rigid lines of class distinction, Christine and Lea have only each other to cling to. This pressure cooker atmosphere – part psychological study and part thriller – results in a haunting and stunning emotional explosion.


Rocket Boys, Air Review, and Dignan


8pm @ Trees

The Rocketboys are an Austin, Texas band by way of Abilene and since their inception in 2005 they’ve gained national attention and played/toured with such bands as, Grizzly Bear, Eisley, Art Brut and St. Vincent.  Recently, the guys have recruited drummer Alex Bhore of the Dallas band, The New Frontiers to join them on the road. We feel this is a great match and you will agree when you see these guys perform.

Tonight we’re celebrating the release of their new album, “20,000 Ghosts” (Now Available on Itunes).  “20,000 Ghosts,” was engineered and produced by Louie Lino (Nada Surf, Matt Pond PA), mastered by Alan Douches (Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective) and features artwork from “Dark Was The Night” artist, Ryan Feerer.


Mad Swirl and Swirve

(Open Mic and Spoken Word)


8pm @ Absinthe Lounge

Dallas-based mad swirl is, so they say, “a platform, a showcase, a stage” to highlight artists in “this mad, mad world.” Every first Wednesday of the month, they sponsor an open mic night. Tonight’s features Swirve, also from Dallas, whose members play the trumpet backwards, the drums upside-down, and sing “kinda sideways.” So they say.


The Ish – Concert Afterparty with Jason Faries of Vega


8:30pm @ Ghost Bar

Dallas’ hottest weekly electro dance party — THE ISH — returns this Wednesday with the official unofficial KINGS OF LEON Afterparty. Sounds by Jason Faries of VEGA, DJ Flip Millionz of Three 6 Mafia and of course, WISHFM.


$3 Heineken :: $4 Jacks :: $4 vodkas :: $4 margs


Door by the lovely Sabrina Souter &  Photography/Photo Booth by Dustin Hollywood


The OFFICIAL Album Release Listening Party for N’Dambi :: Pink Elephant

n'dambi8:30pm @ The Prophet Bar


Industry Night

skye bar billy the kid

1217 Main St. Downtown Dallas

Bringing back a true Wednesday night Party @ Skye Bar

Celebrity guest DJ BILLY THE KIDD of 106.1 KISS FM!!! With Bartenders MATT GENTRY & KYLE HENRICHSEN!


Cupcakes for a Cause


8-4pm @ Bread Winners Cafe and Bakery

From September 21 – 27, 2009, Bread Winners Café & Bakery will team up with CancerCare for the sixth annualCupcakes for a Cause, supporting children affected by a cancer diagnosis.

Bread Winners Café & Bakery will sell specially decorated cupcakes at all three locations and donate a portion of the proceeds from their sale to CancerCare for Kids, a program that provides free, professional support services to children affected by cancer.

Autumn at the Arboretum

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.

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.

Greek Food Festival


Saturday 11am – 10:30pm &  Sunday 11am – 5pm

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church – 13555 Hillcrest Road, Dallas

Each year, the Greek Food Festival of Dallas offers a chance to “Go Greek” for a fun, food-inspired weekend.

Themed “Festival of the Generations,” the event celebrates the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church community’s 53rd year of sharing heartfelt hospitality and culture with thousands of eager visitors. With delicious cuisine and pastries authentically made in the festival kitchen, spirited live music and dance, fun kids’ attractions, and a marketplace brimming with imports and activity.

Tours of the church and its Byzantine iconography, and a visit to the Greek Cultural Center and church bookstore are also available.

On Sunday only, admission is free for each person who brings five cans of food for North Dallas Shared Ministries.

Humane Society of Dallas : Adopt-A-Pet


11am-4pm @ Petsmart (Inwood and Forest)

All About Uptown Festival: A Celebration of Art & Living


11am-10pm @ 2517 Fairmount Street

This free one-day festival is designed for visitors and residents alike to experience everything that makes the Uptown community vibrant, including legendary food from Uptown chefs, renowned artists, several of Dallas’ top performing arts groups and cultural organizations, and the hottest music and entertainment.

Peppered among Uptown’s finest restaurants and bars, galleries, one-of-a-kind shops and high-end boutiques, the festival will feature crowd pleasers such as the Viking/Factory Builder Stores Chef Showcase, Post Properties Pets R Uptown by City Vet, State Thomas Historic District tours and the Dean Foods Kids Korner. Spend a beautiful Saturday meeting new friends amongst the unique culture and entertainment of Uptown. Then, when the sun goes down, rock into the evening with live music from some of the most talented local bands.

The festival is located on Fairmount Street from McKinney Avenue to Howell Street. Free parking is available at the Crescent Real Estate Tower next to the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, or event-goers can ride DART to the City Place station and connect with the McKinney Avenue Trolley.

For more information on the All About Uptown Festival please visit www.AllAboutUptown.com

Absolute Punk Music Fest

noon – 11:30pm @ Mokah Coffee Bar

All day event — 30 bands on two stages. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $11 online until Sept. 20 or $13 thereafter.

Lineup: Farewell, Between the Trees, A Bird A Sparrow (CD release), Disco Curtis (CD release), Red Car Wire, The Hit, Page 9, Zac Seif, Matt Brodeur, Punchline, Action Item, The Rad, Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Kristen Williams, The Background, Visceral, Swamp Things, Designing Me, News Team Assemble, Thirtyseven, The Departing District, This is the Good Fight, The Rooftop Revival, New Noise Standard, We Were Young, ShottyNoJoust, Theatre Breaks Loose, Second Two Last, In Your Favor, Charlsie Grace

Wine Makers Special


1-10pm @ Swirll Winery

Now is the perfect time to come in and create your custom holiday batch. Swirll Winery has more than 30 varieties of grapes to choose from and the wine expertise to help you cultivate the perfect batch, whether you want to create custom wine and labels for gifts or simply want to have a private stash on hand for holiday parties. The friendly staff at Swirll will give you six bottles of Swirll wine as your reward for getting a jump-start on holiday shopping. Prices vary and space is limited.

DFW WordPress Meetup


4pm @ The Art Institute of Dallas

This month we’re having a special presentation by the wonderful and talented DB Ferguson. Our very own DFWWP member is the creator and webmaster of the NoFactZone, the #1 Stephen Colbert Fan Site on Planet Earth.

DB Ferguson, creator/webmaster of NoFactZone.net, the largest Stephen Colbert fan community online, will talk about building your readers into a strong and enthusiastic community. From finding those readers during the first fledgling days of your WordPress blog, to engaging the passion of your most loyal readers, DB will show you tips and tricks gleaned straight from the heart of the Colbert Nation.

We’ll be in a smaller classroom at The Art Institute of Dallas this month, so our RSVPs are limited to members only. If you have a friend who wants to attend, please have them join the meetup, it’s quick and easy. How to find us: “We will be on the 2nd Floor. Rooms 216-217.”

Don’t forget our special post-meetup happy hour at Sherlock’s Pub. This unofficial “networking” event was especially popular in August.

Author Robyn Ochs


5-6:30pm @ Borders (Mckinney/ Lemmon)

LGBT Activist/Speaker and Bi Expert Robyn Ochs will briefly discuss her new book Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World (2009) and will take questions.

BDS One Year Madness

helllooooIn celebration of our 1 year anniversary @ Fallout Lounge on Thursdays.




Susan G Komen Benefit at The Heights

the heightsSilent auction and cocktail party. Performance by Seth Simmons and Rolando Diaz (Euforia Live!).
** $25 donation at the door (CASH or CHECK)**

Chic cocktail attire/black tie optional
Catering by Kent Rathbun (Abacus)
Drinks, valet, and good times provided

Five Times August / Odis / They Were Stars

8pm @ The Door



8pm-1am @ The Library Bar

The Library Bar’s delicious food, great drinks, and beautiful ambiance, complimented by Aubree-Anna’s smooth and sultry vocals are definitely worth the trip. Aubree-Anna will be singing your favorite covers & originals. Arrive early to ensure good seating and just let them know you are a guest of Aubree-Anna.

The Justin Kipker Show / Gravity Feed / Inside Light / Young Indian Outlaw / Jelly

8pm @ The Prophet Bar

Urban Renewal / Jungle Rockers / Charlie Mancini / Definitely Maybe

KNON Benefit

8pm @ Lakewood Bar and Grill

Movies in the Parking Lot – Indiana Jones


8:30pm @ Half Price Books

Half Price Books presents “Movies in the Parking Lot” for its second weekend. Join us in the parking lot at 5803 E. Northwest Hwy. in Dallas on Saturday, September 26 at 8:30 p.m. for a screening of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” starring Harrison Ford. Bring a chair, your friends and family. Free admission. Free popcorn. Other food and drinks will be available for purchase. In case of bad weather, the show will be canceled.

Fear of Self / Redefine / Saintkarla / For Every Day

Redefine’s CD release party

9pm @ The Curtain Club

Jamie Foxx Official Afterparty

jamiei foxxJamie Foxx Official Afterparty
September 26Th at 9pm, at the newly built ALoft Hotel, 1033 Young St, Dallas, TX
For tickets contact H2E Live 972-387-7417

H2E Live, Southern Fried Marketing, Nina Z, Redbull, Vitaminwater, Grey Goose (more sponsors coming)

Joe Vega vs Matt Lamb

glo9pm @ Glo Lounge
21 and up – Dress to impress
In the past 5 weeks capacity was hit @ 11:30 – so come early!
$5 YOU CALL ITS 9 TO 11…

Disco Knights

cavern10pm @ The Cavern

Ladies and gentleman, it’s time to dance! Good friends, drinks, and music this Saturday night at The Cavern Upstairs with dj’s Tswurve, FAKEBEAT, and IT’S JUST MARC.! We’ll start at 10pm with some disco boogie and then ride the french-express til 2am. Come by and have some fun with us! Oh, and check out a few pics from the last party, it was awesome! Thanks again to everyone who braved the rain and made it great! See ya this weekend!

The Official Beauty and the Beats with “The Kul” Rockband

wishA Very Special Guest DJ
•Depeche Mode’s SuZanX
•She was so amazing when she performed a few weeks ago, that we had to bring her back. Come enjoy an amazing, badass, female DJ!

•Your Chance to be in The Kul’s New Music Video!
A Music Video Casting Cal

Official Cowboys Pregame Party

blissHosted by: #31 Orlando Scandrick, #32 Mike Jenkins, CITY, & TYE DIGGS

Doors Open 10PM – 3AM — $3 WELLS UNTIL 11PM

Complete with professional photo shoot by Tal Campbell
Free Facials by Mocca Cosmetics

Invasion of the Naughty School Girls

lizard loungeInvasion of the Naughty School Girls – “Back to School”

Dress like a Naughty school girl get in FREE –Everyone gets in FREE until 10pm
Doors @ 9:00pm
Also Johnny Funk
Raydar & Shoalin w/ Andy Szontagh inside Video Bar

Cover $15.00
Naughtiest School Girl Contest @ Midnight
$1000.00 in Cash & prizes
Cover $15.00

Sexy Single Saturday

buddha 9VIProductions and Buddha 9 Lounge bring you the SEXIEST party in the metroplex. Three levels of absolute sexiness to end off the summer right, located right in the heart of downtown Dallas.

Ladies in FREE all night long! Guys in FREE VIP before 11, and only $6 after!

Get on the Guest List for no cover before midnight!!!

DJ Crave


Karina AKA Rue’s Roll Over Party

mstreetGuest List Cover (before 11pm):
– All ladies FREE!!
– Guys are $5

*Guest list closes at exactly 12am, but i highly recommend yu to beeh there before 10:30. doors open at 10.

Imperial Saturdays


10pm @ Chaucers

Complimentary VALET from 10:30pm for all Unescorted Ladies (Compliments of The Committee)

And The Party Don’t Stop til 2am
LADIES FREE and MEN Discounted Admission
TIL 11PM WITH RSVP to: http://dbrsvp.com/imperialsaturdays

World Class DJ *DJ MKNIGHT  and Guest DJ Spinning the best R&B,HiP-HoP & Old School from 1985 to 2085

If you’ve never been to Chaucers, you have to see for yourself! Never has a nightspot in Dallas ever had such Chic & Sexiness as Chaucers.

This event is filled with incentives:
3 Dance Floors/3″GLOW” In The DARK Bars/Plenty of Drinks
COOL OUT in the VIP Lounge & Dancefloor or Sweat in the Main Room.
Discounted bottles until 11pm/HOURLY Patron Specials/Reverse Happy Hour/
Complimentary Asian BUFFET
For Table Reservation, RSVP and Bottle Service call: 214.264.2904
Attire :: Be Fly & Sexy with “Attitude”…No athletic wear or baseball caps
We reserve the rights to be VERY selective

The Last Call Comedy Showcase

11:15pm @ The Pocket Sandwich Theater

A rotating group of Dallas’ most talented rising stand-up comedy stars. Come out both nights, and see two different line-ups of the funniest comics you’ve never heard of. Call 214-821-1860 for reservations.