Rather than show up to your family's Easter Sunday shindig with the same old hot cross buns, why not bring a slice of ginger-glazed carrot cake, grapefruit hazelnut tarts, savory curry rolls or chocolate maple biscotti? These and other edible goodies will be available for purchase at the fifth iteration of The Bake Sale Pop Up Bakery, held at Local Press + Brew. A collaborative effort between Lily Hanson and Skye McDaniel, The Bake Sale will feature a host of scratch-made goodies as well as the wares of other participating vendors, including floral arrangements, wire sculpture by artist Max Rasor and jewelry, jam and soap.
What it be: The Bake Sale
When it do: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Where dat is: Local Press + Brew, 1605 N. Beckley Ave.
Namaste, bro. Summit Climbing Gym, where all those hipsters with sinewy arms go get their workout on, is teaming up with Noble Rey Brewing Company for a morning of yoga with — you guessed it — beer. A 60-minute vinyasa flow session will be followed by a round of beers and a tour of the brewery. Advance tickets are available for $16.82, with limited ticket availability at the door.
What it be: Namaste @ Noble Rey
When it do: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26
Where dat is: Noble Rey Brewing Company, 2636 Farrington St.
Have you ever wanted to be a cake boss? You know, where you show those layers which one is redundant and teach that fondant what's a fond-not? Channel your inner Buddy Valastro at Whole Foods' Uptown location, where their team of cake decorators will be on hand to help you turn the Easter egg cake of your dreams into Easter egg cake fruition. Icings, toppings and a glass of wine are all included in the $13.65 ticket.
What it be: Decorate an Easter Egg Cake
When it do: 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 26
Where dat is: Whole Foods, 2510 McKinney Ave.
Jesus didn't get resurrected so a bunch of OshKosh-wearing, jam-handed pre-humans could find candy. It's about time the adults got in on the Easter egg hunt action and the Texas Ale Project knows it. This Saturday, they're hosting a grown folks-only hunt in the T.A.P. room and beer garden. After the hunt, sit back and revel in their haul with some firkin fresh from the tap. The Tamale Company Cart will be on site to help replenish all those burned calories.
What it be: Annual Texas Ale Project EGG-Stravaganza
When it do: 1-9 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Where dat is: Texas Ale Project, 1001 N. Riverfront Blvd.
Eating and drinking your way through Sam's Club is fun and all, but why not elevate your sample game this Saturday at the House of Blues, where 14 local breweries will showcase their finest libations which will be paired with some tasty treats? The best part: More than 15 local bands are scheduled to perform as you samp. it. up. Tickets are $14 each.
What it be: Local Brews, Local Grooves
When it do: 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Where dat is: House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St.
You could go to church — or you could go drink in a bar and celebrate Beer-ster. (Yes it took four Rhodes Scholars, a locked room and seven hours to combine beer and Easter into the aforementioned event name.) The Flying Saucer's Garland location will feature limited tappings of Real Ale Mysterium, Verum Benedictum 2014, Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial and Firestone Walker Helldorado, as well as bottles of Prairie Bible Belt. Those who have Risen early can partake in the Beerknurd breakfast buffet from noon to 3 p.m.
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What it be: Beer-ster
When it do: Noon Sunday, March 27
Where dat is: The Flying Saucer, 4821 Bass Pro Drive, Garland