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

HOURS:

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.

PARKING:

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

Oregon Wine Dinner

6:30 pm @ Sevys Grill

On September 28th Dallas Uncorked and Sevy’s Grill team for an all Oregon dinner, featuring not only the great wine of Oregon, but also some of the fresh flavors the state is known for, like the mushrooms, blueberries, blackberries and cherries, hazelnuts, Rouge Creamery, and of course seafood.

The 4 course seated wine dinner will start at 6:30, with a champagne reception. The cost is $82 per person (inclusive of tax/tip.) Tickets available through our website, www.dallasuncorked.org.

RECEPTION: Walla Walla Sweet Onion Frittata * Sparkling Wine

FIRST COURSE: Wild Mushroom Bisque with Blue Cheese Crisps * Ponzi, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, 2007

SECOND COURSE: Dungeness Crab Stuffed Petrale Sole Over Braised Leeks with Pinot Noir Butter Sauce * Rex Hill, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2007

THIRD COURSE: Hazelnut Crusted Lamb Chop, Goat Cheese Whipped Potatoes and Blackberry Sage Sauce * A to Z Wineworks, Night & Day, 2007 (Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Grenache and Cabernet Franc)

FOURTH COURSE: Espresso Tripe Chocolate Brownies / Blueberry Raspberry Upside Down Cake / Pear Ginger Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream * King’s Estate, Vin Glace, 2006 (Late Harvest Pinot Gris)

Salt the Wound / Knights of the Abyss / Graves of Valor / Within The Ruins / Addeus

7pm @ Doors

How to start a Business

6:30-7:30pm @ Plan Fund, 2801 Swiss Avenue

Getting Started workshop will teach attendees the basic steps for starting a business. This 1hr session is free and open to anyone who wants basic information on how to obtain a DBA, getting financing for your business, minority certification, writing a business plan. PLAN Fund provides resources on how to start a business and information on its small business training programs.

Free and open to the public

For more information call: 214-942-6698

Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers watch party

DallasCowboys

7:30 @ the Granada

Dallas Cowboys Watch Party

@ Micks Bar

Cheap drinks–No cover– 2825 GREENVILLE AVE DALLAS

Superbowl Monday

geisha***SNEAK PREVIEW *** today
OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF MONDAY OCTOBER 4TH

Geisha House & Roppongi Lounge

MNF- Monday Night Football 6p-10p

DALLAS COWBOYS VS. CAROLINA PANTHERS

FREE SUSHI 6P-8P with drink purchase
4 Plasmas & a HUGE Big Screen
DJ JAY CLIPP

$20 Pitchers of Roppongi Ritas or Sangrias.
No Admission

The 5th Quarter-Roppongi Lounge & The Geisha House
10P-2A
OFFICIAL GAME AFTER PARTY HOSTED BY KEN HAMLIN & HIS TEAMMATTES
DJ STEVE NICE
$20 Pitchers of Roppongi Ritas or Sangrias
The Venue: Located on the 1st level of Gables Villa Rosa
The space boasts six Teppan Grills (the most in Dallas), private dining rooms such as The Tanami Room,
an inviting space enclosed by Japanese Shoji Screens, featuring a table appears to be suspended in air;
a sleek sushi bar in the center of the space . See and be seen on The Geisha House’s spacious patio,
overlooking the heart of Uptown, Cedar Springs Avenue; or, retreat to The Roppongi Bar.Sultry music will spin; specialty cocktails, including the Geisha Saketini, a mix of Grey Goose Citron, Gekkeikan Sake,

URBAN CHIC ATTIRE – NO TENNIS | NO ATHLETIC WEAR
Complimentary Valet

A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Ken Hamlin Foundation

FenCon VI

9 a.m. to midnight @ The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14315 Midway Road

FenCon is a general interest science fiction and fantasy convention. It has a collection of guests, an art show, gaming, a demo track, a costume contest, concerts, some science programming, a video room, a charity auction, a writers workshop, and the FenCon Cabaret.

Lois McMaster Bujold, author of the acclaimed Miles Vorkosigan series, is Guest of Honor at FenCon VI. Also, “Doctor Who” writer and author Paul Cornell will be appearing as Toastmaster. Cornell has written episodes of “Doctor Who,” “Primeval,” and “Robin Hood” as well as various issues of Marvel Comics including the “Captain Britain and MI:13” series. Along with Doctor Who novels, Cornell has written the novels “Something More” and “British Summertime.”


Party Like a Pirate Festival Featuring Champa

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. @ West End, Free

Ahoy Matey! West End’s 2009 Block Party Series continues with the 1st Annual Party Like a Pirate: Island Party in the West End. The FREE block party will feature Pirate performing impromptu on the streets of West End, island and beach music, artists and great food. Everyone is invited to dress like a pirate and be a part of the show. The event benefits West End Charities.

West End’s Market Street (Ross Avenue to Munger Street) will be the site for the West End Association’s 1st Annual Party Like a Pirate: Island Party in the West End, Saturday September 19, 2009 from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Swashbucklers and wenches, palm trees and sand, strolling pirate fiddlers and impromptu sword fights (Argh!), you can even have that special someone shackled for charity at the Party Like a Pirate: Island Party in the West End.

Steel drums and beach music are the sounds of the day. Pirates Cove Stage located at Market Street and Corbin Avenue will feature local island music bands, and reggae bands Music begins at Noon. The family fun area will feature water slides, pirate boat bounce houses, games, balloon artists, face painters and pirate puppeteers.

Party Like a Pirate: Island Party in the West End guests are invited to dress as a pirate for the event. Take that costume out of the trunk, put on an eye patch and brush up on your, “Aye Aye Captain’s” and “Argh!’s.” Not only come to the party, be the party.


Motorhead / Reverend Horton Heat / Nashville Pussy

$32 @ Palladium Ballroom, 1135 South Lamar Street


7th Annual DEEP Artwalk in Deep Ellum

Free, 6 – 11pm @ Nomad Arts, 2616 Commerce Street (& 10 galleries)

Each spring and fall, the Deep Ellum Enrichment Project (DEEP) sponsors this vibrant event to introduce the community to the vast array of talent and creativity in Deep Ellum.

More than 10 galleries are participating and will open their doors to the public for art viewing, shopping, live music, food, and drink. The event is free and most people can easily walk from gallery to gallery. The DART Green Line is available to take patrons from the Deep Ellum station to Fair Park. The galleries feature paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, and performance art in styles ranging from classic to modern.

Capping off the evening of art and fun is the official afterparty organized by Nomad Arts and held at 2616 Commerce Street with over 50 artists, five bands, and two DJs spinning until 2 a.m.

The galleries participating include:

  • Kettle Art – 2714 Elm

  • Hal Samples Gallery – 2814 Main

  • The Public Trust – 2919 Commerce

  • ArtLoveMagic – 2630 Commerce

  • Avenue Arts – 823 Exposition

  • Alcantara Arts – 3011 Canton

  • The Ravach Arts Company – 2816 Elm

  • Mokah Art Gallery – 2803 Taylor

  • Nomad Arts – 2616 Commerce

  • Chi Studios – 807 Fletcher

  • Calais Winery – 3000 Commerce

  • Excuses Extreme Cafe – 3025 Main

  • Art Park – Canton & Good Latimer

  • Mural Project – Swiss & Good Latimer

Second Lines by Charles Siler

7 – 9 pm @ Mokah Coffee Bar, 2803 Taylor Street

Second Lines is a tribute to Charles Siler’s experience living and working in the city of New Orleans. The show features paintings, original illustrations and post-Katrina reflections. The exhibition title refers to one of New Orleans’ signature cultural expressions, Second Lines, a spontaneous occurrence, which happens at many major events be it jazz funerals, spontaneous neighborhood processions, or Mardi Gras balls.


Weekly Best of Showcase – Stand up comedy

8pm @ The Doubletree Hotel, 8250 North Central Expressway, $14

The Backdoor is located in downtown Dallas at the east end of the Arts District. Selected “best comedy club” by D Magazine, Backdoor Comedy is the city’s longest running stand-up comedy showcase. The club has been putting on weekly shows for over 15 years.

Named “one of the region’s pre-eminent comedy venues” by WHERE Magazine, The Backdoor features the hottest comics in North Texas with credits from Last Comic Standing, BET and Comedy Central. The eclectic lineup features eight or more comedians each night, consisting of local pros and nationally touring comics.Food and drink available, price of admission listed requires a two item minimum.Doors open a half hour before showtime


Amused

8 p.m. @ Curtain Club, 2800 Main Street


Titanmoon , Civil Twilight, Aushua & Last of the Ashfords

8 p.m.@ The Prophet Bar , $10


Nonetheless, S.A.O., Marshall Dylan, Bentli, Slow Burn

8 p.m. @ Skillman Street Pub, 9220 Skillman Street, Suite 115


In Cold Blood, Saint to Slave, Ruin the Rival, Resonant Chamber

8 p.m.@ The Door, 2513 Main Street, $10-12


Faint Image, Will Richey, Tacovia Braggs, Damascus

8 p.m. @ Opening Bell Coffee (at the Mosaic), 300 North Akard Street, #300


Storm the Skies & Silent on Bordeaux

8:30 p.m @ The Door, 2513 Main Street, $10-12

On the side stage in the main room


Andy C.

9 p.m – 4am @ Lizard Lounge, 2424 Swiss Avenue, $10 – $15

Inside main room: ANDY C www.myspace.com/andyramrec & MC GQ www.myspace.com/mcgq

plus bass takeover in the main room: DJ TITAN & MC MNEMONIC, TRAVIS BIRTHDAY SET, SOY CAPAZ

in the video bar: RAYDAR & SHAOLIN

and on the rooftop smoking deck: JOHNNY FUNK


Talk Like a Pirate Day Sake Tasting

FREE, 7:30-10:30pm @ Tei Tei Robata Bar (Henderson)

September 19th is officially Talk Like a Pirate Day and to celebrate we’re hosting a FREE sake tasting. This event is open to everyone! We plan to fill up Tei Tei’s bar with fans of Sake Pirate to party it up Pirate Style!

There won’t be a class at this event, but we will be bringing a few sake to share with our friends. This is your chance to taste great sake that you probably haven’t had before.

Be sure to bring your appetite, too. Tei Tei’s food is exceptional!

Cost for this event is FREE! We will have several bottles of sake but you’re on your own for other drinks and food.  The free sake is limited so come early for your best chance to get some. Once we run out of our sake, you can always buy some more from Perry at the bar!

If you need help talking like a pirate, check out this site. http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html


PlayDate DFW 1 year anniversary

$15, 8pm-2am @ Aloft Dallas Downtown a W Hotel

PlayDate started at the Loft from there, we have been to Boston’s Restaurant, Sankofa’s downtown, Excuses Cafe in Deep Ellum, Bacara in Addison, The Westin Hotel – City Center, Hardwood 609, and the Lonestar Ballroom

Through and through, Dallas has come out in droves and helped set the standard in the city that makes people ask, “what, you haven’t been to playdate? Where have you been”

It’s an alternative to the typical night out. PlayDate provides a fun and exciting atmosphere where you can enjoy good food & cocktails, listen to a variety of music, socialize, and meet great people all while playing games. ALL KINDS OF GAMES- from Poker to Chess, Twister to UNO, Monopoly to Taboo, Hungry Hungry Hippos to Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, and EVERYTHING in between! We even feature nostalgic favorites like Pac-Man and PlayDate Signature games like Musical Chairs, Simon Says, and Hula Hoops.


Eva Marcille “PIGFORD” and Antawn Jamison hosts Blush

10pm – 2am @ Chaucers Downtown, LADIES FREE TIL 10:30pm WITH RSVP to http://www.dbrsvp.com/imperialsaturdays

Complimentary VALET until 10:30pm for all Unescorted Ladies (Compliments of The Committee) World Class DJ *DJ MKNIGHT and Guest DJ Spinning the best R&B,HiP-HoP & Old School from 1985 to 2085

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


Aubree-Anna

8:30 – 1am @ The Library bar in the Warwick Melrose Hotel – 214-521-5151

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.

See Link Below for Video Presentation of Warwick Melrose Hotel & The Library Bar: http://www.tvtrip.com/dallas-hotels/warwick-melrose-hotel-dallas

UPCOMING CONCERT – 2009 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS: Aubree-Anna is scheduled to perform September 29th, 2009 at the 2009 State Fair of Texas for the 4th year in row. Main Slot @ The Chevrolet Main Stage.. Aubree-Anna will be sharing this same Stage with the acts of Jason Castro of American Idol, En Vogue and The Commodores to name a few. For the times of her show, go to http://www.aubree-anna.com and click on the Calendar Tab.


UFC 103 at The Boardroom Franklin vs Belfort

9pm @ The Boardroom

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® presents the fight the entire mixed martial arts world is talking about when “The Phenom”, former UFC® light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort, makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon™ to face UFC superstar Rich “Ace” Franklin in the main event of UFC 103. Also featured on the biggest MMA event to ever hit Texas will be perhaps the most explosive heavyweight battle of the year when one of the sport’s most feared strikers, Mirko Cro Cop, takes on Brazilian knockout artist Junior Dos Santos.

UFC® 103 FRANKLIN vs BELFORT – Saturday, September 19th, live on Pay-Per-View from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

American Airlines Center doors open at 4:50pm CENTRAL TIME  First bout is scheduled to begin at 5:20pm CT — DRINKS SPECIALS ALL NIGHT ON MILLER LITE, COORS LIGHT AND CAZADORES TEQUILA!!!!


Brand “DIRTY WORLD CLOTHING”

9pm @ Glo Lounge (Henderson)

UFC Fighters Ken Shamrock, Tre Tellingman, Antonio Noguiera, Alex “El Toro” Andrade & Travis Luter will be in the house.


UFC Afterparty with Mike Swick and Josh Koscheck

10pm @ Lift


Prima J Live

10pm @ Aura

Come check out Prima J perform their debut single “Rock Star” this Saturday performing LIVE only at AURA… Also NikKi Flores will be making an appearance along with UFC stars Tito Oriz and his crew


Everybody loves a German Girl

10:30pm @ Fedora, $10 cover

This Friday we are going to Oktoberfest and would like you to come with us. Get with your favorite Roguescene host get on the guest list or RSVP table bottle service and we will give you free tickets to our RS Group Activity to Oktoberfest. Contact your Roguescene host for more details.

Resident RSD DJ Greddy and Shhhadee mixing it up on the ones and twos.


FLAUNT Saturdays feat DJ ASAP

10pm – 2am @ Carpe Diem, FREE before 11pm

We have the right to be selective based on attitude & appearance.

We are providing all the right elements to FLAUNT:

* A VIP area with plush beds w/premium bottle service

* Sexy underground atmosphere

* $175 bottles of Ciroc & Grey Goose before 11PM

* Drink specials all night

* Beautiful socialites

* $2 garage parking

* $5 valet

* DJ ASAP providing a wide array of eargasms.


Royal F*ck Bash

10pm @ Primal, 18 and up

It’s all about Royal F*cks this Saturday night! We’re giving them away for $1 every hour- Come one, come all! No Rain, no excuses this week- Cheap drinks, wild college girls, casual dress code and a bunch of alcoholics every Saturday.

DRINKS SPECIALS FOR THE WEEK: $1 ROYAL F*CKS, $3 WELLS ALL NIGHT! *


Savory Saturday’s

10pm @ Fallout Lounge – Event occurs every 3rd Saturday of each month

Resident Djs : Chaser and James Kelley will be serving choice cuts of tech house, techno, minimal, progressive and other tasty ear snacks for your aural indulgence.

Drink Specials : $3 Sugar Daddies and Fuzzy Navels

Ladies Night Out

10pm @ Micks Bar (Lower Greenville), $5 cover, ladies free til 11, 18 & up

$3 Shots, $3 Domestics, $4 Wells

The Bank

10pm @ The Bank

Having an open bar from 10-11pm.  Sounds from DJ Flip Millionz and $5 shots all night long!

Here are a few things that might spark your interest!
 
Want something relaxing….
  • Tonight at the Mokah Coffee Bar. Watch  ‘Coming To America’ the Musical. Starts at 8:30pm. Serving Free popcorn all night long! (location http://ad.vu/g795)
  • Wine tasting at the Library in Oaklawn. From 7-9. (Location http://ad.vu/y5b9)
  • Wizard of Oz at Music Hall at Fair Park. Starts at 8. Tickets still available.
 
Want something more upbeat….
  • Wish Ultralounge is having a Summer Fashion Show featuring Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier. Starting at 10pm, dress classy! (Location http://ad.vu/87zu)
  • The Flava Shop at Micks Bar (2825 Lower Greenville). Starting at 9pm. $5 you-call-its
 
Want something to laugh at…
  • Open Mic Night at White Rock Coffee. Starts at 8pm. Call 214-341-4774 to sign up ahead of time. (Location http://ad.vu/esva)
  • 4 out of 5 Doctors perfoming at Pocket Sandwich Theatre. “These guys have had us slapping our knees for many years. They are indeed “Dallas’ Premiere Comedy Troupe.” Their unique prescription of sketch and improv comedy and musical parodies will provide you with the world’s best medicine – laughter!Seating and food and beverage service at 6:15. Call 214-821-1860 for reservations.” Starts at 7:30pm – $12. (Location http://ad.vu/y5b6
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