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Heads up, Oak Cliff: Your first craft brewery celebrates its grand opening this weekend.
Heads up, Oak Cliff: Your first craft brewery celebrates its grand opening this weekend.
Brian Reinhart

This Weekend: Labor of Love Homebrew Fest and an Oak Cliff Brewery Opens

There's more to celebrate this Labor Day than just the long weekend: All day Saturday, Oak Cliff's first major craft brewery, Oak Cliff Brewing Co., celebrates its grand opening with tours, food trucks and OCBC's flagship brews, the Oak Cliff Black Lager, Oak Cliff IPA, Oak Cliff Export Lager and the Oak Cliff Farmhouse Beer. They'll also offer tastings of a few limited-time only brewers’ specialty beers, such as the Sombre Imperial Stout, brewed specifically to celebrate the brewery's launch. If you've yet to check out Tyler Station, the massive warehouse filled with independent shops, businesses and co-working space, this is a prime time to do it. As an added bonus, Tyler Station is located just steps from the Tyler/Vernon DART stop, so it's easy to get there without driving or relying on Lyft. The festivities are free to attend.

What it be: Oak Cliff Brewing Co.'s grand opening

When it do: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1

Where dat is: Tyler Station, 1300 S. Polk St.

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Yoga at a liquor store? If that doesn't sound too zen, you haven't been to Bar & Garden, the gorgeous sunlit Ross Avenue wine and liquor seller specializing in limited-production spirits and naturally produced wines. Bring your mat for an all-level flow class and stick around after for a spirits or wine tasting. Class is $10; tastings are complimentary. Snag a ticket early in case it sells out.

What it be: Yoga at Bar & Garden

When it do: 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1

Where dat is: Bar & Garden, 3314 Ross Ave.

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Speaking of yoga and booze, head to Four Corners Brewing Co. on Saturday with your yoga mat for an all-level vinyasa flow class followed by a cold beer. Your $15 ticket covers the cost of yoga and a pint of Four Corners beer.

What it be: Vinyasa and Brew

When it do: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1

Where dat is: Four Corners Brewing Co., 1311 S. Ervay St.

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When shopping and booze come together, everybody wins. Head to Deep Ellum on Sunday afternoon (don't feel guilty about Sunday Funday — you don't have to work on Monday, after all) to sip and shop, filling up on mimosas at participating retailers. Upon check-in, guests will receive a souvenir glass, map and wristband. Tickets are $10 in advance and $25 Sunday.

What it be: Deep Ellum Mimosa Walk

When it do: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2

Where dat is: Check in at 2814 Main St.

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Fill up on all the Turkish coffee, falafel and shawarma you can eat at the second annual Arab Texas Festival, a cultural celebration with DJs, comedians, dancers and a ton of delicious halal food. Tickets are $30; food and drink not included.

What it be: Arab Texas Festival

When it do: 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday, Sept. 2

Where dat is: Double D Ranch, 12809 Eastgate Dr., Mesquite

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Anyone who brews beer at home knows that it truly is a labor of love — and an intensive one at that. Sample stellar local home brews this weekend at the seventh annual Labor of Love Homebrew Festival at Deep Ellum Brewing Company. For $20, you'll receive a Labor of Love Membership, which includes entrance into the home brew competition and festival, along with a tasting glass, samples and access to food trucks and live music.

What it be: Labor of Love Homebrew Festival

When it do: 5-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2

Where dat is: Deep Ellum Brewing Co., 2823 St. Louis St.

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Celebrate the end of summer with a massive pool party at W Dallas in Victory Park. Tickets start at $23 and you'll need them in advance — no tickets will be sold at the pool. Lounge poolside while you sip cocktails and listen to DJs. Get there early — seating is first-come, first-serve, and the event is rain or shine.

What it be: Summer Sundaze

When it do: Noon-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3

Where dat is: W Dallas, 2440 Victory Park Lane

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