Let's face it, Thursdays are a fickle mistress — close enough to the weekend that sleeping in seems within a hair's breadth, yet far enough away that your workweek still has you in its coffee-stained grip. But occasionally, a food event presents itself and you find yourself snacking on cheese and drinking wine and thinking that Thursdays aren't quite so bad, after all. Urbano Dallas presents one such event: a wine and cheese tasting for $15 per person. Guests who stay for dinner will enjoy no corkage fee and the feeling that their weekend started a little bit early.
What it be: Wine and Cheese Tasting at Urbano Cafe
When it do: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18
Where dat is: 1410 N Fitzhugh Ave.
Heed the call of the great outdoors at the Trinity River Audubon’s Birds & Brew event. Guests will have after-hours access to trails and exhibits. After you’re done with the E/I portion of the evening, head to the decks overlooking the butterfly gardens, Trinity Forest and wetlands, where libations from three local breweries will be served. There will also be birds of prey from Window to the Wild on hand to ensure things don’t get too rowdy. Tickets are $10, and you must be 21 years or older to attend.
What it be: Birds & Brew
When it do: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18
Where dat is: 6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd.
You can have tea at the Joule's TASCHEN Library every Saturday, but this Saturday provides a rare treat. TASCHEN editor Dian Hanson will preside over a "naugh-tea" afternoon Champagne tea service including sweets and savories. With titles like "The Little Book of Butts" and "The New Erotic Photography," Hanson knows a thing or two about the risqué and is sure to make this a tea that the Dowager Countess would leave in rapid, dignity-preserving fashion. The cost is $59 per person, inclusive of taxes, gratuity and valet. Reservations are required by calling 214-748-1300 x4363 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
What it be: Naugh-Tea
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When it do: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
Where dat is: 1530 Main St.
What it be: 3rd Annual Margarita Contest
When it do: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21
Where dat is: 110 W. Mulberry St., Denton