Venues throughout Deep Ellum will open their doors this evening for a special pin-up girls edition of the Deep Ellum Wine Walk. For $10, walkers will receive a glass that will be topped off as they meander through participating venues. The very first Mr. and Ms. Deep Ellum Wine Walk will also be crowned at 9 p.m. following the evening's walk.
What it be: Deep Ellum Wine Walk
When it do: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, January 21
Where dat is: Kettle Art, 2650-B Main St.
Robert Burns, the preeminent Scottish poet behind such works as "Auld Lang Syne" and "She'd Be a Real Catch If She Didn't Have Hooves," will be commemorated this evening in honor of his birthday. This 200-year old tradition titled Burns Supper will entail a dinner of traditional Scottish foods, haggis and all. The evening will also feature music courtesy of the Metroplex United Pipe Band. Business attire or semi-formal dress will do, but kilts are encouraged. Oh, and booze is included. Because Scotland. Tickets are $37.74 per person.
What it be: Burns Supper With Metroplex United Pipe Band
When it do: 6-10 p.m. Friday, January 22
Where dat is: Dallas Firefighters Association, 10956 Audelia Road
Justin Holt of Lucia will be on hand at the Dallas Farmers Market as part of the market's cooking class series. The theme for this class will be "Lucia Style Winter Vegetables" aka "Rutabagas Can Be Fun, Too." The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call 214-653-8088 for reservations.
What it be: Dallas Farmers Market Chefs Cooking Class Series
When it do: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Where dat is: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Alamo Drafthouse is thirsty for beer and thirsty for friendship, and they're subsidizing the latter with the former. Basically, Alamo Drafthouse is going to be the exact opposite of all of your other friends in that they're going to pick up the tab. This Saturday they're headed to Four Corners Brewing Co., where they'll buy the first 100 beers. Next Saturday they'll head to Community Beer, where the same procedure will apply: Show up early enough and you'll probably get free beer.
What it be: Alamo Drafthouse Dallas Preview Party
When it do: noon-3 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Where dat is: 423 Singleton Blvd.
Ever wanted to learn how to make cheese? Well now's your chance! Break out the hairnets and the rennet tablets, because Mozzarella Co. is having a mozzarella and ricotta cheesemaking class. Start the afternoon with a tour of Mozzarella Co. before taking part in a hands-on cheesemaking tutorial. The day's activities conclude in real Little Miss Muffet style with a wine and cheese tasting. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 214-741-4072 for reservations.
What it be: Cheesemaking Class at Mozzarella Co.
When it do: noon-2 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Where dat is: 2944 Elm St.
Chef Anastacia Quiñones of Trinity Grove's Kitchen LTO will whip up some fresh and delicious Mexican dishes this Saturday as part of an interactive event. Learn how to prepare ceviche, tortilla soup and red fish while enjoying bottomless mimosas, wine and cocktails. The cost is $50 per person and includes a take-away treat.
What it be: Chef AQ's Light and Fresh Mexican Cooking
When it do: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 23
Where dat is: 3011 Gulden Lane, No. 108
The Bearded Monk in Denton will have special release stout beers on tap as part of their first annual Stout & Shout. This event aims to bring together stout beer, local businesses and you. This Saturday, ND T-Shirt Co. and Otter Illustration will be on site, making their wares available for purchase.
When it do: 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, January 23
Where dat is: 122 E. McKinney St.
Find out all about the holy trinity (the one with peppers, onion and celery — not the one with three consubstantial persons) as local radio station KNON-FM hosts their 15th annual Mardi Gras Gumbo Party. Eight teams will compete this year to claim the title of Best Gumbo in Dallas. Live music courtesy of Chubby Carrier and the Bayour Swamp Band and Underrated Brass. Tickets cost $20 per person.
What it be: KNON Mardi Gras Gumbo Party
When dat is: 5 p.m. Sunday, January 24
Where dat is: Poor David's Pub