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.


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 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.


Wilson Daniels Portfolio Tasting


5-7pm @ Sigels Elite (N. Fitzhugh)

Founded in 1978, Napa Valley based Wilson Daniels is a family-owned company representing a highly selective portfolio of the world’s most prestigious family-owned wine properties possessing profound respect for terroir. The Wilson Daniels client list reads like a who’s who of wineries, including Domaine Romanee Conti, Domaine Faiveley, Domaine Leflaive, Clos du Tart, Schramsberg, Clos Pegase, Girard, Ponzi, Ceretto, Champagne Salon, Domaine Jaboulet and Tardieu-Laurent.

Join us at Sigel’s Elite (3209 N Fitzhugh) on Thursday, October 8th from 5-7pm as Wilson Daniels Sales Manager Linda Torbica leads us through a tasting of their current releases. For more information about this free tasting please contact Jim Fleming or Scott Turner at or 214/635-3162.

Wines to be tasted:

Domaine Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 06

Kumeu River Chardonnay Estate 05 90we

Ceretto Arneis Blanche 07

Girard Artistry 06 92ws

Faiveley Beaune Clos l’Ecu 05

Felton Road Pinot Noir 07 92st

Grant Burge Holy Trinity 03 91rp

Willakenzie Pinot Noir Pierre Leon 06

Tardieu Laurent Cornas Coteaux 06 93ws

Royal Tokaji Tokay Red Label 03 91ws


Giving Gala


6-11pm @ Hilton Anatole

The Real Estate Council has announced its Giving Gala to benefit its Foundation on Thursday, October 8, 2009, at 6 p.m. With a western cowboy theme, the Giving Gala will be held at the Anatole Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the Hilton Anatole. This event will feature entertainment by rising country and western star Jack Ingram.

The Real Estate Council is also launching Project Playhouse, in which three playhouses will be sold in a live auction to benefit The Real Estate Council’s community impact initiatives. The three Project Playhouse teams are Balfour Beatty Construction and HKS Architects; ENTOS DESIGN and Tri-Tex Construction, Inc.; and Corgan and MAPP Construction LLC. In addition to green requirements, the playhouses must meet height requirements and be child-safe.

Tickets start at $350, and sponsorships are available by contacting Debby Hanson at or 214.692.3600.


Slocum Street Style Night


6-9pm @ 1403 Slocum Street

More than 30 showrooms open their doors to the treasures inside and give a once-a-year opportunity to the general public to have a sneak peek, shop, and enjoy food, spirits, and music. With the street closed to vehicle traffic for the evening, guests can enjoy a casual stroll or catch one of the Slocum Style trolleys to move to the next stop. For the first time, the Savor Dallas food and wine event will be showcasing selected restaurants from their culinary roster to preview the upcoming 2010 Savor Dallas. At each trolley stop, the select restaurants will dish up delectable samples of their cuisine.

Again this year, DIFFA revives the wreath auction by holding a silent auction of wreaths for holiday and all occasions, which have been designed and donated by top Dallas designers and Slocum Street showrooms. Additionally, a treasure trove of goodies from Design District galleries will be offered in the silent auction.


The Art Scene in Spain –Fernando Rayón, Director of Ars Magazine, Madrid


6pm @ Meadows Museum

The journalist Fernando Rayón is the author of several books on contemporary Spanish history. As director of Ars Magazine, which highlights art and collecting in Spain and covers art historical research and international exhibitions, as well as contemporary collectors and artists, Rayón has his finger on the cultural pulse of Spain. Join us for this discussion of the state of the visual arts in Spanish museums, galleries and private collections. Free; no reservations required. Lecture will be held in the Bob Smith Auditorium. For more information call 214.768.4677.


Wine and Art


6-9pm @ Swirll Winery

Happy Hour Unveiling of Hue-Man Art by J. Taylor Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a night of art and wine at Swirll Winery and Wine Bar with pieces by featured artist J. Taylor and his Hue-Man collection.


Wine Chats


Thursdays from 6:15 – 7pm @ The Rosewood Mansion

Talk and Taste: Drop in and enjoy the world of wine as guests pull some corks and talk about what’s new, notable and now.


Dallas Singles Toastmasters Club


Thursdays from 6:30-8pm @ Ozonas

Visitors are always welcome. The club meets every Thursday night from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Learn communication and leadership skills in a fun and safe environment. 
Call 877-246-2024 for more information.


Music at the Meadows – Tuna de Farmacia de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Meadows Museum

7pm @ Meadows Museum

Join us on the museum’s new sculpture plaza for music presented by an authentic Spanish tuna. The tuna is a group of university student minstrels whose performances are based on medieval tradition and whose costume styles date to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Spain. On this memorable evening, the University of Madrid tuna will entertain with an inimitable blend of musical talent and youthful humor. Refreshments will be served. In the event of inclement weather, the program will take place in the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall. For more information call 214.768.4677.


8th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival


7-9pm @ Studio Movie Grill

This short film festival’s stated mission is to showcase female talent throughout the State of Texas.

This year’s lineup of films includes:

Cradle of Art and Learning, by Aleisha Force; Good Guys Inc., by Jessica Dorfman; Flabulous, by Katie Madonna Lee; Gloria, by Rachel Gibson Shepard; The Chip that Jack Built, by Linda Stogner; Every Time a Bell Rings, by Nancy Chartier;and Murder by Mistake, by Carolyn Hodge.


Dallas Comic Book Club

half price

7:30-9pm @ Half Price Books (Northwest highway)

Discussing Mystery Play by Grant Morrison and Jon J. Muth.  Please meet at the benches at the front entrance facing NW Hwy.


Martini the Movie Screening


7:30-9:30 @ Inwood Theatre

Screening of the short comedy musical, on the opening night of OutTakes Dallas. Opening for the film, “The New Twenty”.

Ticket info will be available soon on


Erik Barnes


Wednesdays from 8-12am @ 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.


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.


Creede Williams – Barefoot at the Belmont


8pm @ The Belmont Hotel

This Fall, the Belmont Hotel in conjunction with Swank Presents, is proud to present the return of the outdoor music series Barefoot at the Belmont. Sip cocktails and munch on tasty bites from BarBelmont while listening to some of Texas’ best independent artists.

Each Thursday, September 17th thru November 19th, the Oak Cliff hotel’s pool area turns into a venue with a view. Indie music fans will enjoy spreading their blankets on the lawn to hear local favorites including David Garza, Will Sexton, Jimmy Lafave and many more perform with the Dallas skyline as their backdrop.

Doors open Thursdays at 7:30 PM with the concert beginning at 8:30 PM. Tickets and a complete concert lineup are available at


Open Mic Night – Stand up Comedy


Thursdays @ 8:30pm @ Doubletree Hotel (Northwest highway/75)

Are you funny? Have your friends been telling you for years that you should do stand-up? Now is your chance to try it. Backdoor Comedy has the longest running open mic night in the southwest. The Backdoor has been one of the only comedy clubs that has consistently provided a stage for new and up-and-coming comedians. Thursdays are open mic nights. This means that literally anyone can sign up and be guaranteed at least 3 minutes of stage time. You must sign up in advance. For more information, call 214.328.4444.

Food and drink available, price of admission listed requires a two item minimum.

Doors open a half hour before showtime


Dustin Diamond


8:30pm @ Hyenas Comedy Club

Dustin Neil Diamond was named after singer Neil Diamond who he is related to on his father’s side (he is not, however, related to Mike D of the Beastie Boys). He was born in San Jose, California, but he graduated from Zion High School in Anaheim. Diamond has kept busy after the popular teenager sitcom, Saved By The Bell, was canceled. He has been featured on many shows, and he also participated in a celebrity boxing contest that was televised, as well as in professional wrestling matches, and on The Weakest Link. Diamond is currently a stand-up comedian and bass player in the band “Salty the Pocketknife.” He has plans to write a book about his experiences growing up a child actor.


Ladies Night

liftLift Lounge 9pm

Attn Ladies: Groups of 12 or more that arrive before 11pm receive a complimetary bottle of Grey Goose.
(more info call 972.365.1364)

Only those on the guests lists will be admitted – Early Arrival is Strongly Suggested

RO Parrish
Will stimulate your body and mind with choice music from hip hop to soul, 70s 90s, reggae to pop soul. This is your haven to be with like-minded professionals who enjoy the good life. You deserve it. Rather you want to party, politic, or parlay, this is the spot to celebrate The SOCIALITE in you.

For your enjoyment:
*Drink specials all night
*FREE Champagne for the Ladies until 11pm
*Membership: 25 + | Your finest attire expected.
*Dress code is strictly enforced – We Reserve the right to be selective…
*Absolutely no hats, tennis shoes, athletic apparel

RSVP for free admission til midnight @
1. Email by 6 pm this Thursday.
2. Please include full names & email addresses of all your guests.
* Incomplete RSVPs will not be honored. RSVP does not guarantee admission!!! If you do not meet our Standards in your style and dress admission will not be granted


Thirsty Thursdays


9pm @ Havana Cigar and Rum Bar (Location: 3030 Olive Street located in the AT&T Plaza across from the W hotel and American Airlines Center)

This is VIP event! So make sure you’re in the SPOTLIGHT and reserve at table in advance! This will be a guestlist only event, please RSVP!
$25 Mojitos Pitchers (Named “The Best Mojitos in Dallas” by Daily Candy)
$6 Flavored Mojitos by the glass (Pineapple, Mango and Strawberry and more…)
$150 Bottle Specials ALL NIGHT!
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London Nights

zubar10pm @ Zubar- Back room

You hear it as you approach the entrance making your way through the dimly lit corridor…. a bit slower in tempo than usual, but still chugging along… as you get closer grimey and gritty sounds surface …your eyes take a few minutes to adjust to the almost non-existent lighting…in the crevices and crannies of a darkened room innocent lovers blinkered and longing…a mess of writhing tongues and hair. The dancefloor is oozing..different…deeper, sweatier, sexier…

Welcome to London Nights. The monthly party , that’s been going proper for a year plus, moves to a twice monthly format starting Thursday October 8th at Zubar.

Girls Night Out – Pink Edition

m streetM-Street Bar – 18+ (Enter) & 21+ (Drink)

SMU Students are free or Show your school ID and get in free til 10:30pm

2 Levels – 2 Patios – 3 Stripper Poles – Plasma Screen TVs (ESPN) – Hookah Lounge (All New Feature) – Music Video DJ (Dj Invy)

Free Parking OR Valet Parking  (Ladies -$10 & Gents -$20)
Regular Admission: $10 Gents  $5 Ladies
$3 (Wells, Royal F*cks, Washington Apple, Red Headed Sl*t, Kamikazi & ALOT MORE!!!!)


Shy Girls

shy girls10pm @ Joyce

RSVP for complimentary admission b4 11pm // Ladies Free all night w/ RSVP
Send names to b4 5pm Thursday

Men suggested attire: Sports Jacket, Suit Jacket, Blazer, or a casual jacket. Collared Shirt. Hard Bottom Shoes; Jeans are OK. T-Shirts should be avoided.

Ladies suggested attire: Cocktail dress, Knee length dresses or skirts, Fashion tops, Pumps or Stilettos, Fall Boots; Jeans are OK.

Its a celebration… of Life, a celebration of Love, a celebration of progress…so if you’re celebrating a birthday this Thursday let us know so we can make your party a memorable one.. contact us at 214.573.8787 for table reservations and/or bottle service.

For more info visit


Tech Minimal N House

tech10pm @ Shade

This night is promoted by the talented Tech Specialist. Plalyin the best of Tech Minimal n House. Special Guest Dj’s for this week Manuel Mendoza and Mishal Naik doing a tag session.

$3 Wells and domestics all night..

Come n listen to the Talented Modern Sounds.


“The Sexiest College Night in the City”


10pm @ Opus (18 and up)

Everybody free before 11pm

$500 Hot body contest




10pm @ Murphy’s Place  (9410 Walnut St, Dallas)

It’s all about BEMBEH Thursdays. FREE all night-NO COVER CHARGE. Party until 3AM. FREE parking VIP seating, Strictly Reggae. We bust the New chunes and hit you with the old school all night long


swirllSwirll Winery and Wine Bar

1311 Main Street

Dallas, Texas 75202


Voted as WFAA-TV’s “Best Winery in North Texas,” Swirll Winery and Wine Bar is downtown Dallas’ premier wine destination. Wine enthusiasts can become a winemaker, creating their own custom wines and private labels, or enjoy the atmosphere at the wine bar. With more than 30 varietals of its own in-house wine and one of the largest selections of Texas wines, Swirll provides the complete wine experience. Located in the historic Davis Building at 1311 Main Street, Swirll is open Tuesday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more information, please call 214-573- 6603 or visit You can also follow Swirll on Twitter @swirllwine.


Happy Hour Unveiling of Hue-Man Art by J. Taylor

Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a night of art and wine at Swirll Winery and Wine Bar with pieces by featured artist J. Taylor and his Hue-Man collection.


Downtown Neighbors Night

Friday, October 9, 2009 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Swirll Winery and Wine Bar is showing its downtown neighbors some love by extending them a special offer. Enjoy a 20% savings on wine by the glass or bottle when you show your driver’s license or other proof of downtown residency in the 75201 or 75202 zip codes. Neighbors will also receive a free Swirll T-shirt ($20 value).


Texas Wine Walk and Cheese Pairing

Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m.

In celebration of Texas Wine Month, enjoy Swirll’s Texas Wine Walk featuring a tasting of 12 Texas wines paired with select Texas cheeses. $25 per person. RSVP’s are requested.


National Boss’ Day

Friday, October 16, 2009 from 2 to 11 p.m.

Don’t forget your boss on National Boss’ Day by getting him or her the perfect gift to help relax after a hard day – Swirll Wine! Buy a bottle or bring your boss in and enjoy a glass of wine at Swirll Winery and Wine Bar. Prices vary.


Dude, Sweet! Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 7 p.m.

Visit Swirll Winery and Wine Bar for a delicious wine and chocolate tasting featuring Dude, Sweet! Chocolates. Dude, Sweet! Chocolate delivers one-of-a- kind chocolates handmade with quality ingredients and unique flavors that will excite your taste buds. The irresistible combination of Swirll wine and Dude, Sweet! Chocolate is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. $15.00 per person. Space is limited, and reservations are required.


Fill Your Cellar Sale!

Friday, October 23, 2009 and Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fill that dusty wine cellar by stopping in at Swirll Winery and Wine Bar this weekend to get in on a great deal! Purchase 3 bottles and get 9 free. Selected wines only. Prices vary.


Halloween Day Special

Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Come to Swirll Winery and Wine Bar in your best Halloween costume and get 25% off of your tab. Enjoy Swirll wines and Halloween inspired nibbles.


$4 Tuesdays Every Tuesday from 4 to 11 p.m.

Stop by after work to enjoy the best $4 glass of wine in town! Limited to Swirll’s handcrafted wine only.


RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED: Please call 214-573-6603 to reserve your spot for Swirll’s October events.


Dude, Sweet! Chocolate and Wine Tasting
Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 7 p.m.

Chocolatier Katherine Clapner is bringing her decadent Dude, Sweet! Chocolates
to Swirll for a delicious wine and chocolate tasting. Dude, Sweet! Chocolate
delivers one-of-a-kind chocolates handmade with quality ingredients and unique
flavors that will excite your taste buds. Come try the irresistible combination of
Swirll wine and Dude, Sweet! Chocolate. It’s enough to make anyone’s mouth
water. $15.00 per person. Space is limited, and reservations are required.