What to Do This Weekend: Samurai Cocktails, a Night Market and Selena Burgers

Pick up some handmade goods at Commerce Street Night Market on Friday.
Pick up some handmade goods at Commerce Street Night Market on Friday. Little D Markets/ Beckley & Co
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 to attend is $10.

What it be: After-Hours Cocktail Tour

When it do: 6-7 p.m. Thursday

Where dat is: 2501 N. Harwood St.


The Commerce Street Night Market returns for its third season, featuring the first of many themed markets to come. This month, it's Taste of Asia, were the likes Yim Yam Truck, Spin Sushi and Bobaddiction will set up shop alongside other food vendors, artisans and entertainers. While you're at, it you can participate in an origami workshop, get some henna and sling back a specialty cocktail or two from Oddfellows. Admission is free.

What it be: Commerce Street Night Market: Taste of Asia

When it do: 6-10 p.m. Friday

Where dat is: 444 W. Commerce St.


All aboard the beer train; next stop, Drunk Town. Approximately 120 breweries, both local and non, will be on hand to help you fill your drink card at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Indecisive types, consider yourself forewarned: There will be more than 500 beers to choose from, including special firkins, exclusive and rare beers, and one-offs. General admission tickets are $35 on Friday and $39 on Saturday and include a dozen 2-ounce samples. Additional sampling cards may be purchased on site.

What it be: Big Texas Beer Fest

When it do: 7-11 p.m. Friday and 2-6:30 p.m. Saturday (each day sold separately)

Where dat is:
1001 First Ave.


Crawfish for a cause: If the illiteration doesn't make you want to buy a ticket, the story will. Lil' Warriors is a nonprofit that lends a financial hand to families of children with significant medical challenges. To help raise money, Lil' Warriors is throwing a not-so-lil' crawfish boil at Barley House. Tickets are $40 at the door or $30 if you register by Thursday. All proceeds benefit Lil' Warriors.

What it be: Lil' Warriors Crawfish Boil

When it do: 1-5 p.m. Saturday

Where dat is: 5612 SMU Blvd.


How does a festival make it to its sixth year? By supplying its attendees with all of the things. Yes, all of them. Enjoy food, wine, beer and spirits at the sixth annual DFW Fine Spirits Festival at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum. Participants can take in the vintage aircraft collection while they sip and nosh the night away. Tickets are $35 per person and include all the samples (all of them).

What it be: DFW Fine Spirits Festival

When it do: 6-10 p.m. Saturday

Where dat is: 4572 Claire Chennault St., Addison


The fifth annual Selena Day at Country Burger sounds like one of those Facebook events that would be awesome if only it were real (we're looking at you, eat flamin' hot Cheetos till you see God), except it is. Real, that is. Join fellow Selena fans (and also maybe just burger fans) at Country Burger for a Selena-themed pop-up market, low-rider show, lookalike contest and more. No word yet on whether a burger in the shape of Selena will be available, but here's hoping.

What it be: Selena Day at Country Burger

When it do: 2-6 p.m. Saturday

Where dat us: 401 S. Hampton Road
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Kathryn DeBruler
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