There may be a lot of doom and gloom in the weather forecast for the weekend, particularly on Sunday, but don’t let that scare you. Dallasites will often let the weather deeply impact their entertainment choices, no matter how minimal, and we have to trudge ever forward. I’m not always the most cautious individual, so maybe you shouldn’t take that advice, but here are the weekend options you should consider, no matter the monsoon that nature tosses our way.
As a top-10 choice in D’s elite list of the best 100 Restaurants in Dallas, Pecan Lodge is generally considered our favorite barbecue spot in the city. That’s not just bowing to the masthead either; I really do think it smokes the competition, and I’ll let you decide if that pun was intended. Tonight the restaurant is teaming up with The Wine Poste for a special brisket and wine dinner. Can you think of another city that would treat barbecue so elegantly? For details, call 214-272-3221.
If you’re out west this evening, the Fort Worth Opera Festival has not had a misstep yet, at least according to our critic, Wayne Lee Gay. He turned in a glowing review of With Blood, With Ink, which had its professional premier at Bass Hall this week. Curtain is at 7:30 this evening.
The thrilling conclusion of our monthlong literacy celebration, Big D Reads, is at Klyde Warren Park on Saturday, and S.E. Hinton is already celebrating with margaritas according to her very entertaining Twitter feed:
On the other hand, it is margarita Friday & the is Texas...— S. E. Hinton (@se4realhinton) April 25, 2014
The legendary Outsiders author will be on hand for a talk, along with film producer, Fred Frederickson. There will also be a variety of related activities including dancing, crafts, and other family-friendly fare.
The triumvirate of hockey, basketball, and baseball are currently giving football a run for its money as two of our lovely underdogs are currently in the playoffs; that would be the Mavericks and the Stars. The Mavs are facing San Antonio in game 3 at the AAC this afternoon, after silencing their many naysayers with a convincing road win on Wednesday night. Please dredge up the ghosts of the Reunion Rowdies and be deafeningly loud. We need it. Tipoff is at 3:30.
Earth Day Texas will cap off its two-day event with an appearance by the Polyphonic Spree at Fair Park on Sunday. This is the group’s last area appearance before leaving for an overseas tour in June, so it may be your last chance to see them until well into the summer. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
Finally, the Kids in the Hall will be at the Majestic Theatre on Sunday, a fitting venue for what I consider to be one of the greatest sketch comedy groups of all time, if not the best. Though the Canadian gang is said to have plenty of unseen material, I’m hoping for at least one or two references to their delightfully obnoxious characters from their triumphant past.
For more things to do in Dallas this weekend, go here.