The Grape's latest iteration of their monthly wine dinner features special guest host Jason Charles of Glazers. We’re pretty sure the dinner, titled Come as You Are, doesn't have anything to do with Kurt Cobain. Unless, that is, the grunge rocker was a fan of Italian wine, in which case this all makes perfect sense. Come As You Are will feature three courses accompanied by wine. The cost is $52 per person. Call 214-828-1981 for reservations.
What it be: Come As You Are Wine Dinner
When it do: 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, May 26
Where dat is: 2808 Greenville Ave.
Heed the call of the great outdoors at the Trinity River Audubon’s Birds & Brew event. Guests will have after-hours access to trails and decks overlooking the butterfly gardens, Trinity Forest and wetlands. The decks are where libations from Martin House, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. and Franconia will be served. There will also be birds of prey from Window to the Wild on hand to ensure things don’t get too rowdy. Tickets are $10. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
What it be: Birds & Brew
When it do: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26
Where dat is: 6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd.
Asking a person if someone likes caviar and champagne is like asking them if they like puppies and sandwiches —the answer is always yes. (Caveat: puppy sandwiches. Answer is usually no.) Dallas Fish Market is capitalizing on this ubiquitous love of all things fishy and fizzy with an evening of paddlefish and sturgeon caviar, smoked trout and artic char roe and champagne. Tickets are $60 per person.
What it be: Bubbly & Caviar
When it do: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26
Where dat is: 1501 Main St.
The Thai Culture and Food Festival brings all manner of delicious Thai food to the Buddhist Center of Dallas. All the more traveled dishes will be there — pad Thai, chicken satay and the like — along with some less common items (less common in the States, anyway.) Vegan offerings will also be available at most booths. More than a dozen local restaurants and vendors are slated to attend. Admission is free, with most food items costing between $1 and $7.
What it be: Thai Culture and Food Festival
When it do: Saturday, May 28-Monday May 30
Where dat is: 8484 Stults Road
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance ... and mimosas. Pick up your glasses for the Deep Ellum Mimosa Walks for $10 a pop at Life Of Riley or Kettle Art during their business hours. Check in a 2650-B Main on the day of the event and then stroll, shop and sip to your heart's content at participating merchants.
What it be: Deep Ellum Mimosa Walk: Memorial Day Edition
When it do: Noon-3p.m. Saturday, May 28
Where dat is: Main Street and South Malcolm X Boulevard
Try not to throw up at the National Beer Mile, where physical exertion and alcohol come together to create one mile of memories. Participants will throw back a beer every quarter mile of the track before running/jogging/walking/crawling their way to the next beer-stop. The day's festivities conclude with an after party with food, music and of course, more beer. Costumes are encouraged.
What it be: National Beer Mile
When it do: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 23
Where dat is: 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.
See whose rims are the saltiest at this year's Dallas Margarita Meltdown. Local bars and restaurants will compete to earn the illustrious title of "Best margarita." Ticket holders will sample margaritas from each of the participating establishments from 4-7 p.m. before the winner is announced at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 (cash only) at the door.
What it be: Dallas Margarita Meltdown
When it do: 4-10 p.m. Sunday, May 29
Where dat is: 603 Munger Ave.
The 6th Annual Brew-B-Q at Deep Ellum Brewing Co. features the trilogy of Texas-style relaxation: beer, barbecue and live music. The brewery will have seasonal and limited release beers available to sip on while chowing down on some Triple G BBQ. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door.
What it be: 6th Annual Brew-B-Q
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When it do: 5-10 p.m. Sunday, May 29
Where dat is: 2823 St. Louis St.