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.

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 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


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


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


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

glo10pm @ Glo Lounge

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 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…

$4 Jack :: $4 vodkas :: $4 margaritas :: $3 Heinekens

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