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Six Awesome Food Events This Weekend August 14-17: Circus Freaks, Automobiles and Farm Food

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Here’s one the kids will love/be terrified of. Salmagundi! is one part circus performance, one part dinner. The big-shoed, bendy and musical folks behind Circus Freaks, a local troupe of entertainers, is taking their circus dinner theater to Carrollton’s Plaza Arts Center. Here's hoping they’ll do the ol’ pull-the-lapin-a-la-bourguignonne-out-of-the-hat-trick. Tickets are $20 for kids and $30 for adults.

What it be: Salmagundi! A Circus Dinner Theater 

When it do: Friday, August 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Where dat is: 1115 4th Ave. Carrollton

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Cabaret & Cabernet brings music lovers and wine aficionados together for performances by local cabaret performers, wine and appetizers. Thus the name. Tickets are $325 if you have seven friends who like singing and drinking as much as you do, or $250 for you and five equally swanky acquaintances. A few single tickets are left at $40 a pop, so make like a home shopping network addict and call 214-520-7789 to purchase, now!

What it be: Cabaret & Cabernet 

When it do: Friday, August 14 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Where dat is: 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

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Beer and yoga: for when you want your chakras aligned and your inhibitions loose. The Collective Brewing Project in Fort Worth is offering one hour of yoga and two pints of beer for $20. The only downside is that you have to do all the weird stuff with your body before they’ll give you the brews. But as they say, there’s no beer without bow posture up to ear.

What it be: Beer Yoga

When it do: Saturday, August 15 from noon-2p.m.

Where dat is: 112 St. Louis Ave. Fort Worth

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Lovers of craft beer and custom cars have one thing in common: They both appreciate good craftsmanship. Also, beards. Lots of beards. This Saturday, Dallas car club Them! will roll on into the Texas Ale Project, where their hot rods and classics will be on display from 1-5 p.m. The brewery will offer free tours at 2 and 3 p.m. and the beer garden will feature live bluegrass music from 4-6 p.m.

What it be: Them! Custom Classics Display and Craft Beer 

When it do: Saturday, August 15 from 1-9p.m.

Where dat is: 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd.

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In competitions, as in life, there can only be one winner. Monopoly? One winner. Divorce court? One winner – probably your mom. But in the game of Chefs for Farmers Mix Off, we find an unusual situation: two winners, a bartender and a chef. The competition pits Dallas’ best bartenders against one another as up-and-coming chefs go head-to-head with farm-themed street food (e.g. barnyard animals on sticks). Ticket holders will get to sample drinks, eats and vote for the respective winners. The winner of the food competition will go on to compete in Chefs for Farmers’ main event in October. Tickets start at $55 each.

What it be: Chefs for Farmers: Mix Off 

When it do: Sunday, August 16 at 5 p.m.

Where dat is: 1414 Dragon St.

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Braindead Brewing's August beer dinner is the beerfoodbaby of Braindead chef David Pena and Lucia sous chef Justin Holt. Pena and Holt have created a six-course dinner with pairings, which include the debut of Braindead's Brettanomyces fermentations. The cost is $100 per person, and reservations are required. Email sam@braindeadbrewing.com if interested — at last check only a few seats remained.

What it be: Braindead Brewing August Beer Dinner 

When it do: Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m.

Where dat is: 2625 Main St.

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