Make like Oda Nobunaga and head to Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar for an evening of cocktails and samurai education. After you grab a cocktail from the bar, head upstairs for an after-hours tour of the Samurai Collection of Japanese armor. The cost is $10.
What it be: After-Hours Cocktail Tour
When it do: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 26
Where dat is: 2501 N. Harwood St.
Whether you like your whiskey like you like your Tollund Man (drowning in peat) or you prefer a lighter, more floral whiskey, you're sure to find the whistle-wetter at the Whiskey Extravaganza at Union Station. This event will feature more than 100 top whiskies, as well as cocktails and whiskey-inspired bites. Tickets start at $135 and include access to master classes.
What it be: Whiskey Extravaganza
When it do: 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 27
Where dat is: 400 S. Houston St.
Eat crawfish until you can't feel your toes at Stan's Blue Note. As part of its annual crawfish boil for the Heart of Gold Foundation — which benefits Children’s Medical Center and Scottish Rite Hospital — Stan's Blue Note will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet of crawfish, corn and potatoes from by Dodie's Cajun Diner. Tickets are $25.
What it be: Crawfish Boil Fundraiser
When it do: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28
Where dat is: 2908 Greenville Ave.
When it comes to commemorating anniversaries, beer and live music beat chocolate and flowers any day. To mark its third year in business, Texas Ale Project will have all the taps flowing, live music playing, and eats from Easier Slider and Steel City Pops available for purchase. Tickets are $22 and include eight pours and a commemorative tasting glass.
What it be: Tap Fest 2018
When it do: 1-7 p.m. Saturday, April 28
Where dat is: 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd.
Food events must cater (quite literally) to a large number of people. So these events employ, wisely, elements that will appeal to as many people as possible. Beer festivals, for instance, are generally quite popular — cheese events, too. This Saturday, another popular contender returns to Dallas: Taco Libre. Starting at $16 per ticket, you'll get access to more than 20 of the best taquerias around, including Revolver Taco, Trompo and Salsa Limon. Each stand will have several $2 taco options. In addition to easy access and super delicious tacos, there will also be music and lucha libre wrestling. Because if the masses love anything, it’s scarfing down chorizo tacos while two masked men use physics to hurt one another.
What it be: Taco Libre
When it do: 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28
Where dat is: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway
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LUCK and Glazed Donut Works are combining forces as they work to bring an end to as many diets as possible. Their weapons? Beer and doughnuts. Four local craft beers will be expertly paired with four doughnuts, such as an apricot muesli doughnut with Small Brewpub Black Pepper Pils. Tickets are $18.
What it be: Doughnut and Beer Pairing Flight — April Edition
When it do: 11 a.m. Sunday, April 29
Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 112