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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Brad Williams

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

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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.

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Magrez Wine Dinner

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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

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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

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Deborah Crombie Necessary as Blood

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

Author signing and reading

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N’Dambi

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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.

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Opening Bell’s Open Mic Since July 2K5!

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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.

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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).

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Cupcakes for a Cause

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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.


SMU Athletic Forum featuring Joe Montana

noon to 1:30 pm @ Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway – $60

The Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum welcomes four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Joe Montana to Dallas on Wednesday, September 23, for the AT&T Luncheon.


Brad Williams

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


Wine Tasting: Champagne Louis Roederer

FREE, 5 – 7 pm @ Sigel’s, 5757 Greenville Avenuelouis


Champagne Louis Roederer Tasting featuring Frederic Rouzaud, President & CEO, Champagne Louis Roederer

As a direct descendant of Louis Roederer, you might say that Frederic Rouzaud has Champagne in his blood. Frederic succeeded his father as President and CEO of Champagne Louis Roederer Group after rising through the ranks of the company and is now the driving force of a dynamic wine company that includes such illustrious producers as Louis Roederer, Champagne Deutz, Delas Freres, Ch Pichon Lalande, Ch de Pez, Ch Haut Beausejour, Ramos Pinto, Domaine Ott and Roederer Estate.

Join Sigel’s-Greenville on Wednesday, September 23 from 5-7 p.m. as we welcome Frederic on his first ever visit to Texas. Frederic will lead a tasting of some of the fantastic properties in his portfolio. To RSVP for this free event please contact David Waddington or Ben Coyle at store01wine@sigels.com or 214/739-4012.

Wines to be tasted: Louis Roederer Brut Premier, Louis Roederer Brut Rose, Louis Roederer Cristal

Chateau Pichon Lalande 98, Reserve de la Comtesse 04, Chateau de Pez 2006

Domaines Ott Cotes de Provence Les Domaniers, Domaines Ott Romassan Bandol Rose, Domaines Ott Clos Mireille Blanc

Ramos Pinto 10 Years Tawny


Third Annual District Wide College Fair

5:30 pm @ The Dallas Convention Center, 650 South Griffin Street

The Dallas Independent School District invites all 12th grade students and their parents to attend the third annual Districtwide College Fair Wednesday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Dallas Convention Center, Hall D, 650 S. Griffin Street.

The free fair will provide students and parents the opportunity to meet college and university representatives.

To pre-register, students must see their school counselor. Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, September 9. Registration will also be available on-site.

Transportation to and from the Convention Center will be provided.


Wellness Wednesdays at the Westin

FREE – 6 -7pm @ Westin Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway

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.


Free poolside movie — The Three Amigos

FREE – 7 pm @ The Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Avenue


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 Three Amigos is presented in honor of International People Skills Day.


Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event

7 p.m. @ AMC NorthPark 15, 8687 North Central Expressway

NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video, and Turner Classic Movies present The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def event, featuring the first ever High Definition presentation in movie theatres nationwide of The Wizard of Oz.

This one-night event will take place in more than 440 movie theatres nationwide on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7 p.m. (local time). In addition to the feature presentation of The Wizard of Oz, this exclusive event will include a special introduction by Robert Osborne, a classic film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, followed by “To Oz! The Making of a Classic,” a look into how L. Frank Baum’s classic novel was transformed into one of the most beloved films of all time including archival interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and rare musical outtakes.

Also featured will be an exclusive clip of the Scarecrow, Ray Bolger, dancing in high-definition for the very first time.


Rick Yost and The Sofakings

7-11pm @ Pearl at Commerce


Erik Barnes

7pm-12am @ The Library Bar

Colin Boyd

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FREE –  7-11pm @ J. Pepe’s,  3619 Greenville Avenue, Dallas

Psychedelic Drum Jam

8pm @ Across the Street Bar

Yeah, you could go see The Penetrators if you want to, but for the more subtle music lover, there’s nothing quite like drums. Colorful drums.

Note: Across the Street Bar does not guarantee the psychedelicness of your drum experience; drums may vary in grooviness and/or radness. Consult your physician before operating anything psychedelic, gnarly or far out


Emmeline, Trey Williams Band, American Strange, Jokersdeck

8 p.m. @ Lakewood Bar and Grill, 6340 Gaston Avenue, Dallas


Mosaic Nights

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6 pm @ Backbeat Cafe (formerly Opening Bell Coffee (at the Mosaic)), 300 North Akard Street

We gathered some great Dallas Dj’s! The night will be focus in a bunch of different electronic beats. Starting with the re-appearance of the Punist doing a live DJ set. That’s What’s Hot coming back from Europe will bring hot beats to the dance floor. Dj Soi, good as always, will explore bmore and bailefunk. Remy June will do his thing with Classic House. Free and all Ages!!



The King Bucks / Big Daddy Alright –

Dallas Observer Best of Dallas Party

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$5, 8pm @ The Trees

Join us for the Dallas Observer Best of Dallas® 2009 Party as we salute the hardworking men and women who make this Can Do City, U.S.A.

The King Bucks will provide the music, and we’ll provide the rest in our celebration of the best people, places and things in Big D.

Jill & Doug Bryan

8 p.m. @ Opening Bell Coffee (South Side), 1409 South Lamar Street, Dallas


Binary Sunrise

FREE – 8 p.m. @  Good Records, 1808 Greenville Avenue


Bloodsport Trivia

FREE – 8:30 @ Dyer Street Bar

Live trivia competition


The Wednesday Night Jam Session featurin SNARKY PUPPY, LAURANNE & SEGUN

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8:30 @ The Prophet Bar, $5 before 10:00 p.m.

Hosted by RCeeezy and The GRITZ —

DJ Jay*Clipp spinnin’  ***REVERSE HAPPY HOUR: $3 Wells & $5 Patron Shots***|| FREE FOOD

Live Performance by ***SNARKY PUPPY*** || Also featuring the Winner of the Sankofa Soul Contest, **LAURANNE** and Upcoming Artist, **SEGUN**


Brett Laquercia

9 pm @  Absinthe Lounge, 1409 South Lamar Street,



Western Giants / Jacob Metcalf / Young Adult Fiction

$6, 10 p.m @ The Cavern, 1914 Greenville Avenue


Old School Wednesdays

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Sounds by the Dj Sid Vicious of Hard Rock Las Vegas

Join us this Wednesday at Glo as Dj Sid Vicious throws down a special Old School Hip Hop set for us. Wednesdays at Glo have become the hottest Wednesday night party to hit Dallas in years.


The Ish Wednesday :: Tommie Sunshine

tommyHelloooooo.com presents ‘THE ISH’ — an electro dance party EVERY Wednesday night at Ghostbar. No cover, cheap drinks, national and local artists alike.

Unleashing on Wedneday 9/23 with…

TOMMIE SUNSHINE :: HOYOTOHO :: WISHFM
$4 Jack :: $4 vodkas :: $4 margaritas :: $3 Heinekens
NO COVER :: NO PRETENSION :: NO BULL-ISH

Say ‘helloooooo’ to the lovely Sabrina Sauter at the door
Photography by Dustin Hollywood

HOT FLASH (Schwa/Genova/Killtron) next Wednesday, 9/30!

DSSC Happy Hour benefitting Dallas Helping Hands for The Family Place

bryan6-8:30 @ Bryan St. Tavern

Bryan Street Tavern will provide:

* 1 comp drink per person
* light appetizers

($10 suggested donation)

Bryan Street Tavern is located at 4315 Bryan Street.

Who are the Helping Hands you may ask?
Helping Hands is a social and fundraising auxillary of The Family Place, a shelter against domestic violence.

Helping Hands hosts:

* Social events and happy hours in some of Dallas’ most popular venues
* Events featuring interaction with residents of the shelter, including the many children on whom the majority of our programs are focused
* A variety of fun and fun-raising events, from special restaurant outings to cooking classes to other group activities

In addition, Helping Hands plays a major role in the success of The Family Place’s most important fundraisers, including Polo On The Lawn (Spring)

Check out their website at www.dallashelpinghands.org

Cupcakes for a Cause

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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.


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


North Texas Commission 38th Annual Membership Luncheon

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Jerry Jones and Roger Staubach to speak about regional impact of a Super Bowl on North Texas

11:30am @ Texas Stadium, $75

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will provide the keynote address with a special update from Roger Staubach and Bill Lively with the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee and Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway.

Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a regional non-profit consortium of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas Region.

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 August SOTM is Twist Power Yoga, off of Marsh and Forest.

Mitchel Musso

6:30 @ House of Blues – $15-50

Open Mic Night

7-10pm @ Opening Bell Coffee (Southside)

Live Broadcast on Pirate Radio



Erik Barnes

7pm-12am @ The Library Bar


Catena Zapata Wine Dinner

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6:30pm @ Craft Dallas – $140

Enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by Chef de Cuisine Jeff Harris & Pastry Chef Laurel Wimberg paired with six wines from Catena Winery in Mendoza, Argentina & one port from Warres.

Passed Canapés / Chardonnay, Catena

First Course (Individually Plated): Alaskan Halibut, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Pomegranate & Brussels Sprouts / Chardonnay, Catena Alta

Second Course (Individually Plated): Roasted Veal Loin, Braised Veal Cheek, Mushroom, Cipollini Onion, Country Ham & Watercress / Malbecs: Catena & Catena Alta

Third Course (Served Family Style): Dry Aged Ribeye, Spinach Gratin & Pommes Anna / Cabernet Sauvignon: Catena & Catena Alta

Dessert (Individually Plated): Sweet Vanilla Ricotta & Roasted Fig / Warres, Otima, 10 year Tawny Porto, Portugal


The Rebel Alliance Jazz Ensemble

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7-10pm @ Pearl at Commerce

Preston Royal Book Club

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7pm @ Preston Royal Library

An open-to-the-public book club that meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The book for September is Dreams From My Father:a Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama



Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic -Dallas Philosopher’s Forum

7:30pm @ Chic from Barcelona – $4

Fred Grinnell, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology and Founder of the Program in Ethics and Science, UT Southwestern Medical Center. Author of The Scientific Attitude.

Scientific facts often are so complicated that only experts can appreciate the details. However, the underlying practice that gives rise to such facts should be understandable by everyone interested in science. In my new book Everyday Practice of Science, I offer a plain-talk account and demystification of science as world view and life’s work. I describe how researchers bring their own interests and passions to their work. The interplay between these interests and passions becomes the dynamic of the research community. Exploring this dynamic clarifies the philosophical underpinnings and challenges inherent to the scientific knowledge-building project.



Open Mic Night

8pm @ White Rock Coffee

The road to stardom starts with a fresh cuppa joe. Weekly open mic night. Call 214-341-4774 to sign up ahead of time


Jody Binford Quartet

8pm @ Lakewood Bar & Grill



Telefon Tel Aviv, The Race, & Ishi

10pm @ The Cavern – $10


Hornitos Greed and Gluttony Event

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8pm – 2am @ Hotel ZaZa – FREE

Cocktails Courtesy of Hornitos – Fabulous light hors d’ oeuvres to be enjoyed.

Attire: Classy Chic. Sounds by DJ Jose G. Complimentary Valet  *Donations Benefitting The Susan G. Komen Foundation. RSVP here.


Back to Basics

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10pm @ Wish Ultralounge

A night dedicated to our friends in the Industry.

Join us every Tuesday night for Back to Basics, a night dedicated to our friends and colleagues in the industry. Every Tuesday, Wish celebrates the people that ensure you have a good time when you go out, wherever you go. DJ MARVEL of Instict Djs DJ SID VICIOUS OF HARD ROCK LAS VEGAS. Sid played a killer set last time he was at Wish and we cannot wait for him to rock the house on Tuesday.