Deep Ellum venues on Main Street open their doors every third Thursday evening for Wine Walk. This event is perfect for the art-lover whose resveratrol levels could use a little pick-me-up. For $10 you get a specially designed wine glass which will be topped off as you meander through participating stores and galleries.
What it be: Deep Ellum Wine Walk
When it do: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 16
Where dat is: Kettle Art Gallery, 2650-B Main St.
Dining in the dark has finally made its way to Dallas. Yes, that's right, this is your chance to sit with a bunch of strangers in a pitch-black room and eat vegetarian food. Put another, less crass, way: this is your opportunity to experience a new surrounding, with all of its tastes and sounds and unfamiliar people, in an entirely foreign way. The Blind Cafe includes a vegetarian sensory tasting dinner, wine and dessert as well as an in-the-dark Q&A session and live music for a suggested ticketed price of $85. This project aims to raise awareness for the blind and visually impaired and ultimately to turn personal experience into social change.
What it be: The Blind Cafe
When it do: Seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16-Saturday, June 18
Where dat is: 1321 Valwood Pkwy., Carrollton
Who said Father's Day had to be limited to one measly day? Start celebrating Pops early at Shannon Brewing Company. The beer will be flowing, local vendors will set up shop and the Rollin' Stone Food Truck will help keep sobriety levels up. A $20 early registration ticket gets a limited edition Dad-Fest glass and six pours of beer (including special releases.) VIP tickets ($35) include early admission at 7 a.m. to brew with Shannon.
What it be: Father's Day Celebration at Shannon Brewing Co.
When it do: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 18
Where dat is: 818 N. Main St., Keller
Treat Dad to an afternoon of beer and molten glass at Vetro Glassbowing Studio & Gallery. Participants will pick their favorite style of beer glass or mug and then Vetro's lovely artists will get to work creating what shall henceforth be known as the World's Best Beer Glass. A $75 ticket includes the aforementioned handcrafted drinking vessel, two craft beers, snacks and a live glassblowing demo.
What it be: Beer Grab
When it do: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18
Where dat is: 701 S. Main St., Grapevine
As it turns out, the Best Little Brewfest in Texas isn't so little. More than 90 breweries and 300 craft beers will be represented at the fest, including special releases, seasonal brews and Texas wines and spirits. Tickets start at $35 per person.
What it be: Best Little Brewfest in Texas
When it do: 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18
Where dat is: West Church Street and Charles Street, Lewisville
Witherspoon Distillery is getting in on the Father's Day game with cask-strength tastings directly from the barrel. The Master Distiller's Tour acquaints guests with the ins and outs of production, and gives them an opportunity to taste spirits directly from the barrel. The tour includes three samples from the casks, barbecue and live music courtesy of Zach Coffey. The price is $50 for admission into the distiller's tour as well as the Father's Day celebration.
What it be: Oaked and Smoked
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When it do: Noon -5 p.m. Sunday, June 19
Where dat is: 225 S. Charles St., Lewisville