Am I the only one that screamed "Falcor!" at the end of that video? The Red Bull Soapbox Derby race is only ONE of many, many amazingly awesome things going on this weekend: There's a fashion show on a floating runway, the Observer's Brewfest, dogs invading a water park and Pride Weekend. This is one for the record books, and those nerds at the Weather Channel say it won't get hotter than 82 degrees. Perfect. Be a pal and share this list with your party posse, then form a game plan. You'll need one to conquer all of this fun. Oh, and remember to click the event titles for more information. I'll see you out there. (I'll be the one crashing a luck dragon.)
Thursday 9.13 Grand Opening of NYLO -- That swank new space in South Side is inviting you over for a neighborly visit: just don't bring a giant fruit basket or things will get messy. The big party happens Thursday at the decadent new SODA Bar from 7:30 until close (oh, it's free to get in), but if you go early (7:30 to 9) you can snag some hand-passed appetizers down in the lobby. Be a party scavenger; it's why I like you.
Vinyl Thoughts -- It's a vinyl toy collector's fantasy night, with dozens of hand-crafted collectables available for purchase. Now in its third installment, we've come to love this event, hard. It's free to get in, there are drinks, last time spontaneous break dancing occurred and shopping those Munny, Dunnys and other -unny's is just a damn good night. This year it's being held at Life in Deep Ellum, and has added on a Friday event where you can watch superstars of the movement create work live, at ATAMA.