The 10 Best Free and Cheap Events Happening in Dallas This Weekend, Oct. 18-20

50 Cent FOR FREE. Catch Fiddy in da XOXO Social club this Sunday.
50 Cent FOR FREE. Catch Fiddy in da XOXO Social club this Sunday. Roderick Pullum

Friday, October 18

Half Price Books Dallas Clearance Sale
9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18
Dallas Market Hall
Free admission

Everything is $2 or less as Half Price Books stores across North Texas clear their shelves. Stock up on books, records, movies and more. Parking and admission are free.

Fall Movie Nights at Mockingbird Station: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse
6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
Mockingbird Station

Needless to say, you keep a check; but this Friday night, you don’t have to. You and the whole family can head over to Mockingbird Station for a free screening of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. Attendees can enter a Spiderman costume contest, in which the first-place winner will receive a $150 gift card to the Mockingbird Station retailer of their choice.
See if the park holds up to this lovely picture at the Pacific Plaza grand opening this weekend.
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Pacific Plaza Grand Opening
6:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18
Pacific Plaza

Celebrate the opening of one of downtown Dallas’ newest parks with an evening of lawn games, food trucks and Super Mario Kart on a jumbo screen. Plus, catch a screening of Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

Saturday, October 19

Planned Parenthood Advocate Training: Dallas
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
Secret location provided upon RSVP

In our current political climate, it's important that we learn the civic duty of being allies and proponents of reproductive health. At the Dallas session for Planned Parenthood Advocate Training, attendees will learn about the current reproductive health landscape in Texas and how to advocate for social change. RSVPs can be made here.

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Josey Records is celebrating its fifth birthday with discounts and live music.
Kathy Tran
Josey Records 5-Year Birthday Celebration
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
Josey Records

Josey Records will host a weekend of festivities to celebrate the shop’s fifth birthday. Enjoy store-wide discounts on vinyl, movies and merch, as well as sets by local DJs and performances by local bands.

Art Walk West
11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
Trinity Groves Breezeway

Take a self-guided tour through West Dallas and explore the city’s creative movement. Witness live mural painting and performances by the AT&T Performing Arts Center, all for free.

ArtsGoggle 2019
Noon Saturday, Oct. 19
Near Southside, Inc. in Fort Worth

At this annual Fort Worth art festival, attendees can behold works of art by over 1,000 local visual artists. This year’s ArtsGoggle will also feature more than 50 musical performances, including one by local favorite Hightower, who will be premiering a new single.
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Thanks but namaste under the shade. Klyde Warren Park offers fitness lessons.
Andrew Sherman

Sunday, October 20

Yoga at Klyde Warren Park
10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
Klyde Warren Park

Decompress at a free yoga class taught by instructors from Exhale Spa. Suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Diwali Expo
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
India Bazaar West Plano

Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Plano at India Bazaar. Various vendors will be showcasing art, desi food and traditional ethnic items. Attendees will be able to enter a raffle and win prizes and gift cards.

50 Cent at XOXO Social
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
XOXO Social

You can catch Fiddy in da club this Sunday for the ultimate Cowboys vs. Eagles watch party. Stick around after for a special screening of the newest episode of “Power.” Make your RSVP here.
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Alex Gonzalez has been a contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2018. He is a Dallas native whose work has appeared in Local Profile, MTV News and the Austin American-Statesman. He has eclectic taste in music and enjoys writing about art, food and culture.
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