The Meow-O-Ween Pub Prowl: because really, you can never have too many slightly inebriated co-eds in cat costumes walking down Camp Bowie Boulevard. But hey -- it's for a good cause (and let's face it, ladies, cat costumes are easy, cheap and promote positive human-cat interactions.) Proceeds from the prowl -- which has three stops, Tommy's Hamburgers, Oscar's Pub and Jake's Hamburgers and an after-party at Baker St. Pub & Grill -- go to beautifying Camp Bowie Boulevard. There will be Rahr beer, face painting, prizes for the best dressed cat and the ubiquitous collectible pint glass. Tickets cost $10 and participants are encouraged to bring a can of or bag of cat food as a donation to pet food bank Don't Forget to Feed Me.
What it be: Meow-O-Ween Pub Prowl
When it do: Thursday, Oct. 30 beginning at 5 p.m.
Where dat is: Tommy's Hamburgers 5228 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107
It's the one night a year when a frightening appearance can score you free drinks. The first two hundred guests at The People's Last Halloween party will receive two free drinks. Costumes aren't technically required, but don't be that guy. Wear a costume.
Light refreshments will also be served. (Pro tip: if you eat enough of them, light refreshments can turn into a heavy meal.)
What it be: The People's Last Halloween at The People's Last Stand
When it do: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Where dat is: The People's Last Stand 5319 E Mockingbird Ln #210, Dallas, Texas 75206
As part of NTX Beer Week, Meddlesome Moth will be hosting an evening of art and ale at the Red Arrow Gallery. The art, which will be available both for viewing and for purchase, is the work of Jester King's Josh Cockrell and Colin Heasley of Prarie Artisan Ales. They'll also bring plenty of their other work. Eighteen beers -- six Jester King, six Prarie Artisan and six guest -- will be available for purchase in either five or ten ounce pours. DJ Cee Pee and JK Head Brewer Garrett Crowell are providing the tunes and food trucks will be on sight, helping ensure event-goers get plenty of treats this Halloween night. Tickets are $20.
What it be: Meddlesome Moth presents: The Halloween Spectacle with Jester King and Prairie Artisan Ales When it do: Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Where dat is: Red Arrow Contemporary Art Gallery Suite 110, 1130 Dragon St, Dallas, Texas 75207
1. Get on the bus. 2. Get off the bus. 3. Eat chocolate. 4. Repeat. This is the basic premise behind the Halloween Haunted Chocolate Tour and also the best day ever. The businesses responsible for dealing out the sweeties include Village Baking Company, Dude, Sweet Chocolate and CocoAndre. Tickets cost $39.
What it be: Halloween Haunted Chocolate Tour
When it do: Friday, Oct. 31 from 1 - 4:15 p.m.
Where dat is: Meet at the Krispy Kreme - 5118 Greenville Ave, Dallas, Texas 75206
Long have the highways and byways of America's landscape captivated the wanderer within us all. The good people of Texas Monthly, including full-time barbeque editor Daniel Vaughn, have wisely capitalized on the lure of the open road by renting a bus, getting in good with some barbeque greats and charging admission. For $125, Vaughn will be your spirit-guide of smoked meat. The tour-de-franks kicks off at Hutchins BBQ in Mckinney before heading to Lockhart Smokehouse in Plano and finally wrapping up at Pecan Lodge in Dallas. At each stop, participants will receive one meal, one beverage and elevated LDL levels.
What it be: TMBBQ Road Trip Dallas Edition
When it do: Saturday, Nov. 1 - bus picks up at 9 a.m. and drops off at 3:30 p.m . Where dat is: Pecan Lodge 2702 Main Street Dallas, Texas 75226
Ever wanted to eat at Serious Pizza, Uncle Uber's, Pecan Lodge, Baker's Ribs and Monkey King Noodle Company in the span of less than four hours? Every sensible bone in your adult body should be saying no, but you know what? Screw your temple. Eat all the things. You'll have time to digest between stops as you learn all about Deep Ellum's historical context and browse various galleries and shops. And as always, beer! The tour includes three beers from Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Tickets cost $50.
What it be: Taste of Deep Ellum Walking Tour
When it do: Saturday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
Where dat is: Dur. Deep Ellum.
Untapped Music and Beer Festival is back and boozier than ever. Festival goers will have over 300 craft and imported beers to choose from. See the website for a full list of participating breweries (there are over 80.) What's beer without some cheer, you say? Musical acts include Cake, Shovels & Rope, Deltron 3030, Rogue Wave, The Polyphonic Spree, Metz, Jamestown Revival and more. Tickets are $35 for concert admission only, $42 for 12 two-ounce beer samples and concert admission and $65 for VIP, which gets you all of the above plus in-out privileges, early entry and a general sense of superiority.
What it be: 2014 Untapped Music and Beer Festival Dallas
When it do: Saturday, Nov. 1 from 3:30 to approximately 10:30 p.m.
Where dat is: Gilley's Outdoors 1135 S Lamar St, Dallas, Texas 75215
This ain't no honey baked ham, honey. Samuel Jones, a native North Carolinian and progeny of some of the greatest pig roasters in the country, is coming to Dallas for Dia de Los Puercos. This is a big deal, folks.
Jones is a man who really knows how to handle his pork. Ugh ... what I mean to say, is that Jones is like the knight of protein, and pork is his sword.
To keep up with this Jones, pit-meisters must be well versed in the art of roasting whole pigs over wood -- hickory, to be exact -- and pleasing crowds with copious amounts of delicious BBQ. Which, wouldn't you know, is precisely what Jones will be doing this Sunday. Jack Perkins of The Slow Bone will also be on hand to tempt you away from The Land of Meat with plenty of tasty sides, and Hans Muller of Swiss Pastry Shop will bring the dessert (and maybe the funk. maybe.) You can wash all of that deliciousness down with a beer from Four Corners Brewing Co. and cocktails from Buffalo Trace. Oh, and tickets are only $65 -- a mere drop in the bucket of life's pork journey.
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What it be: Dia de Los Puercos
When it do: Sunday, Nov. 2 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Where dat is: Four Corners Brewing Co. 423 Singleton Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75212