Deep Ellum Wine Walk Participating Deep Ellum venues will open their doors tonight for the first-ever Wine Walk. This event is perfect for the art-lover whose resveratrol levels could use a little pick-me-up. For $5 you get a specially designed wine glass which will be topped off as you meander through galleries such as B4 Vintage, Life of Riley, Kettle Art and the Rachel Nash Gallery. The Wine Walk is slated to become a regular event, occurring on the third Thursday of every month.
What it be: Deep Ellum Wine Walk When it do: Thursday, Sept. 18 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Where dat is: Kettle Art 2650-B Main St, Dallas, Texas 75226
Addison Oktoberfest 2014 Ah yes, Oktoberfest. While its translation has become fuzzy with waning sobriety levels, "Oktoberfest" is a word Germans use to describe the sacred time of year when Americans participate in collective drinking facilitated by steins. Addison's Oktoberfest is no exception. This four-day event features German favorites including Paulaner Bier, sauerkraut and strudel. And what would an Oktoberfest be without plenty of lederhosen-busting schuhplattling going on! Admission is free Thursday. Friday through Sunday, adults' tickets are $10 and kids ages 4-12 get in for $5. Ages 3 and under are free. I think we can all "zum wohl" to that.
What it be: Addison Oktoberfest When it do: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18; 6 p.m. - midnight Friday, Sept. 19; 12 p.m. - midnight Saturday, Sept. 20; 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 Where dat is: Addison Circle Park 16801 Westgrove Dr. Addison, TX 75001
2nd Annual Beer, Bourbon and Brisket Festival The triple "B" strikes again. Come see what alcohol infused meat-sweats really look like at the 2nd Annual Beer, Bourbon and Brisket Festival in Fort Worth. Tickets are $10 for admission, and although the concerts are free, the barbeque is not (so don't forget cash or you won't get any cow.) While the beer/bourbon sampling tickets are sold out, there will be a bar. If you bring the kids -- 12 and under are free -- then just remember to set a good example by eating as much carcinogen-laden meat as your gastrointestinal system will allow.
What it be: 2nd Annual Beer, Bourbon and Brisket Festival When it do: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Where dat is: Panther Island Pavillion 1098 W Peach St. Fort Worth, TX 76102
Parktoberfest 2014 Do you like pretzels? Do you like eating pretzels outside? Do you like eating pretzels outside while listening to a disco band called Le Freak? If so, we've found a celebration that fits in your yeast-risen, goldfish-booted food event niche: Parktoberfest. Parktoberfest is one part food - including pretzels from Esmeralda's Bakery and Rudolph's brats - combined with one part beer, all set to the magical backdrop of keg bowling and live music. Best of all: it's free until 5 p.m., when a $10 cover kicks in.
What it be: Parktoberfest When it do: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.(Keg tapping at noon, Le Freak takes the stage at 7 p.m.) Where dat is: Bowl and Barrel 8084 Park Ln. Ste. 145 Dallas, TX 75231
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And on the seventh day, God created salsa, and it was piquant. Come out Saturday to the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and enjoy some local beer, live music (including the Mariachi Los Unicos de Greiner Middle School from noon - 1 p.m.) and sample salsa from area restaurants and salsa producers. There will be art for perusing and chips for dunking. Protip: don't get art and chips confused -- paintings do not facilitate the salsa-scooping process, but rather inhibit it.
What it be: Dallas Salsa Fest When it do: Saturday, Sept. 20 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where dat is: Deep Ellum Outdoor Market Elm St & Crowdus, Dallas, Texas 75226