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Everything Fun You Can Do in Dallas This Weekend

Thrillist logo Thrillist 2 days ago Steven Lindsey

a tower that has a sign on the side of a road © Courtesy of Dallas Farmers Market Even though most of us had a short work (from home) week after the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we’re still as excited as ever for the weekend. From a paranormal acrobatics show to a virtual screening of the cult classic The Evil Dead with star Bruce Campbell giving commentary from start to finish, we’re more than ready for a little fun. 

Toast to the return of a sports bar favorite

Friday, 4 pm - 2 am

Lower Greenville

When Christie’s closed in Uptown during the pandemic, most fans feared the shuttering was permanent. But the popular sports bar has a new lease—on life, too—at a different spot on Lower Greenville. Mark the grand re-opening by ordering up some wings and beer in the new space.

Cost: Free

 

Drink (and eat) your way around Dallas Farmers Market

Friday, 5 - 8 pm

Downtown

Join the Dallas Farmers Market Drink Dash for a physically distanced, closed-container tasting event celebrating local businesses. Your ticket includes 16 samples (10 alcohol, 5 food, and 1 giveaway/discount).

Cost: $20

 

Celebrate Australia Day with a flea market at a bar (because of course!)

Saturday, 11 am - 6 pm

South Side

The patio at Lee Harvey’s transforms into Flea Harvey’s with dozens of local artists and vendors selling their wares, including jewelry and breakfast tacos. This annual event is also a crossover celebration for Australia Day (January 26), so head down under for a Saturday excursion in the fresh air.

Cost: Free a person sitting on a stage © Courtesy of Paranormal Cirque

Enjoy a spooky good time at Paranormal Cirque

Friday - Sunday, various times

Mesquite

Cirque du Soleil combines with your worst nightmares and darkest fantasies for a showcase of mind-bending acrobatic talent under the big top. Covid-19 protocols will be in place for a safer adult-centered experience (nobody under 13 allowed).

Cost: $10 - $50 

 

Take part in some free yoga before a healthy lunch

Saturday, noon - 1 pm

University Park

Newly opened Crisp & Green brings a strength-and-stretch workout to its debut Texas store with a yoga sculpt class followed by free smoothie samples. Stick around for a nutritious salad or rice bowl and keep the healthy momentum going.

Cost: Free

 

Rub virtual elbows with a movie star

Saturday, 8 pm

Virtual

If you’ve never seen the cult horror-comedy The Evil Dead, there’s no better time to cross it off your cinematic bucket list than this watch party featuring star Bruce Campbell providing witty commentary about his iconic role. Watch it live or later on demand.

Cost: $25-50

 

Go cougar spotting at a drag show

Saturday, 9 - 10:30 pm

Oak Lawn

Drag queens of a certain age will entertain you until your sides hurt from laughter at Sassy’s Cougar Cabaret at the Round-Up Saloon. Distanced tables of four and masks required for this advanc-ticket event.

Cost: $25 - $100 (table of four)

 

Experience the music of movie westerns at the Cowtown Opry

Sunday, 2 pm

Fort Worth Stockyards

The silver screen theme brings the music of Hollywood westerns to the stockyards. The concert will take place outdoors unless there’s inclement weather and it moves indoors to the Livestock Exchange Building.

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Steven Lindsey is a Thrillist contributor. 

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