The Ultimate Guide to Your Dallas Weekend, March 4-6
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Walker Stalker Con
If you're obsessed with Zombies — and let's be honest who isn't? — the Walker Stalker Con is the place to be this weekend. Hundreds of living dead enthusiasts in one place? Yes, please. It takes place from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Passes start at $45. Tickets are available at walkerstalkercon.com.
Shopping with a view is how we would describe the RAFT All Out Trinity Market. Hang out on the Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday with a handful of your favorite local vendors and drop some money on soap, local honey, or whatever they've got to sell you, all while taking in the great outdoors.
Sometimes works of art require a second look. A magnified examination of exactly how many strokes of paint are layered in intricate patterns, or a sculpture's small details — that's where they say the devil lives. For The Public Trust's next exhibition, gallerist Brian Gibb brings together a grouping of work focused on detail. The opening exhibition will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.
Chow down at Kitchen LTO.
If you haven't made it to the first five iterations of Kitchen LTO — the restaurant concept in Trinity Groves where the chefs switch out every few months — maybe you'll be there for the sixth, which launches this weekend. Chef Nick Amoriello, who comes from Nobu, So & So's, Driftwood and Rapscallion, has created a menu of what he calls "modern regional" fare, which basically means fresh stuff. This weekend, they're open for dinner.
Here's the game plan for noodle king Justin Holt's Pop-up Ramen Shop: Arrive early, hop in line, order your $10 ramen, $5 curry, $2 skewers and step aside for the next hungry visitor. Before you can blink, it'll be sold out. It all happens at 8 p.m. Sunday at Industry Alley Bar, 1713 S. Lamar St.
If you're looking for some rabbi-blessed beef chili, or a veggie one, the 23rd Annual Kosher Chili Cook-off Returns from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 10909 Hillcrest Road. To eat your fill, cough up $12 for adults; $6 for kids under 10.
More Amar-Beer, please.
Proof + Pantry
If you're looking for an adventurous cocktail, you can always rely on the guys at Proof + Pantry to be dreaming something up. Their latest? The Amar-Beer, which is part Amaro di Angostura and part Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA. They swear it tastes like cinnamon and grapefruit.
Get boozy at Parliament's Whiskey Masters Mixology Class where bartender Eddie "Lucky" Campbell walks attendees through the history of whiskey and the American bar and helps you make five cocktails. It costs $95.94 per person and it takes place from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Parliament, 2418 Allen St.
Crown & Harp
If you're looking to catch a great local show, the Crown & Harp hosts a double header of singer-songwriters Matthew McNeal and Wesley Geiger Friday night. Admission is $5.
Andra Day brings her soulful tones to the Granada Theater at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $25.
It's not often in your life that you have the opportunity to hear a living legend like Mavis Staples in concert. So, don't let this chance pass you by. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Kessler Theater presents an evening with the woman herself. Tickets start at $35.
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
An exciting bill of dance takes the City Performance Hall stage Friday night, in a collaboration between two local companies, Avant + Dark Circles. Avant Chamber Ballet's director Katie Puder choreographs a fresh take on the classic Raymonda, and Dark Circles Contemporary Dance's Joshua L. Peugh reboots The Rite of Spring, envisioning it as a gender-bending 1950s prom.
The rare operatic treat, Manon, opens at the Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora St.) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The story of a star-crossed romance features faces familiar to the Dallas Opera stage: Stephen Costello, who starred in the world premiere of Moby Dick, and Ailyn Perez, who recently starred in the world premiere of Great Scott. Tickets start at $25 at dallasopera.org.
Dallas Theater Center collaborates with Houston's Alley Theatre for All the Way, a play about Lyndon B. Johnson. It follows him from day one in office through his election and deep into the heart of the key issues he faced as chief executive, including civil rights. Performed first in Houston through a combination of the DTC and Alley acting companies directed by Kevin Moriarty, the play arrives in Dallas and will be on stage at the Wyly Theatre (2400 Flora St.) through March 27. See it at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $29. More at dallastheatercenter.org
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