Children's literacy and gender equality are two incredibly important issues worthy of our ... hey, is that wine?
The fifth annual In Vino Educatis ("in wine there is learning") will be held this Thursday at Times Ten Cellars. Enjoy a glass of fine wine, live performances and auctions, all while knowing the cost of your ticket ($32.49) will help support literacy and girls' empowerment through educational programs.
What it be: 5th Annual In Vino Educatis
When it do: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21
Where dat is: 6324 Prospect Ave.
The Big Red drought that has plagued this food events calendar is almost over. The forecast calls for a blues and barbecue festival this weekend with scattered Big Red tastings. Enjoy a barbecue cook-off competition, kids' cook-off, live music and more at this event, which benefits the Lions Club Charities. Tickets start at $10.
What it be: Smokin' Blues and BBQ Festival
When it do: 5-10 p.m. Friday, April 22 and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Where dat is: 200 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville
Ever wanted to explore Dallas without leaving a five-acre park situated atop a freeway? Now's your chance. Kwestival aims to provide an interactive snapshot of the sights, sounds and tastes of local neighborhoods, all in one convenient locale. Altogether, 15 neighborhoods will be represented by tents set throughout Klyde Warren Park. Kwestival is free to attend and samples will be available for purchase — and yes, there will be swag.
What it be: Kwestival
When it do: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Where dat is: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway
Brewfest on Crockett, a craft beer and music festival, returns to Fort Worth for the sixth year. Admission is free and microbrews start at $5 a glass. The fest will also include live music and food from local restaurants. Offsite,multi-person games
like flip cup and giant beer pong will be played. A portion of the beer sales from Brewfest will benefit Autism therapy in Fort Worth.
What it be: Brewfest on Crockett
When it do: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Where dat is: 2900 Crockett St., Fort Worth
Oak Highlands Brewery has really gone to the dogs. In celebration of the brewery's resident pup Olive, who is turning four, OHB is throwing a party fit for a king (of the Charles Cavalier variety.) Bring your own pup by the brewery for live music, Double M Barbecue, doggy cake, OHB dog bandanna party favors and of course, lots of good beer. The party is free, the beer is for purchase and all birthday gifts will be donated to Texas Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc.
What it be: Brewery Dog Birthday Party
When it do: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Where dat is: 10484 Brockwood Road
Cafe Madrid is celebrating the April Fair of Seville, and you're invited. Enjoy flamenco dancers and live dancers as you sip and taste your way through Seville. Sangria, sherry cocktails and traditional foods of Seville will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds go to Exodus Ministries. Olé!
What it be: April Fair of Seville
When it do: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, April 23
Where dat is: 4501 Travis St.
There are two noteworthy crawfish boils happening Sunday. The first is at Barley House and benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and include crawfish and beer while they last. The second boil doesn't benefit anything other than your desire to eat mudbugs in a super hip venue. Braindead Brewing will host this all-you-can-eat boil for $20 per person.
When they do: Noon-5 p.m. (Barley House) Sunday, April 24; 3 p.m. until the last head gets sucked (Braindead) Sunday, April 24
Where they is: 5612 SMU Blvd.; 2625 Main St.
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