Well my weather prediction went south last Sunday when another polar vortex brought sleet and ice to the metroplex. All I can say on that is: My Bad! I’ll stick to events and leave the weather to the likes of Evan Andrews. That being said, this weekend still has a ton of cool events that are worth checking out.
Thursday, March 6
Clint Black: Performing at the Majestic Theater tonight is the pride of Katy, Texas. Clint has been on the scene since 1983 but really made it big in 1989. Check out his album Killin’ Time and enjoy. The Majestic will provide an intimate setting and don’t be surprised if he sits behind the drums for a song or two.
Henderson Tap House: The wait is over for one of the most anticipated grand openings on Henderson Avenue. Apparently they are “kickin’ kegs & takin’ names” and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that. In other words, go there for affordable drinks and pizza. While you’re at it make fun of the drunks as they stumble out the door…or you can watch some sports on their TVs.
George Thorogood and The Destroyers: You know you’re getting up there when your tour slogan is “40 Years Strong.” Yes, they began in 1974 up in Delaware. Yes, George has been to Texas a gazillion times, but like a car crash; you know you want to watch. So take in the show at the House of Blues and sing along to “Bad to the Bone”, “Move It On Over”, and “Who Do You Love”. Enjoy a little bit of “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”.
Friday, March 7
Taxidermania: So your girl wants you to take her to a play? Then head north to The Colony and know that you’ll have a good time taking in the production of Taxidermania. The story of a shop going out of business and resorting to abduction of dead zoo animals and then selling their carcasses (stuffed of course) sounds very entertaining. Drink a 6-pack of PBR and do it!
Utah vs UTA Baseball: Yep…March Madness has yet to begin nor has the conference tournaments so why not spend Friday afternoon in Arlington watching baseball. No it isn’t the Rangers but it is better than nothing. Tickets are only $5. The Mavericks are returning 17 players from last year’s squad and won conference titles the past two seasons. Bring peanuts and a glove and get ready for some baseball.
Hard & Soft: I bet you were thinking of something perverted weren’t you? Well clear your mind and go to the Denton Center for the Visual Arts to get some culture. This exhibition has run continuously since 1987 and this is your opportunity to see first-hand (get it?) the mastery of technique and manipulation of the materials for artistic expression.
Saturday, March 8
Free Brewery Tour: Free is good! Beer is good! Free beer is heaven! Be at Four Corners Brewery by noon and take a two hour tour of the facility. You’ll learn how beer is made, hangout in their renovated All Day Alehouse and enjoy some samples of All Day Ale. You do have to be 21 to participate though. Life doesn’t get any better, right?
Untapped Ft. Worth: Beer festival season is upon us and Untapped Ft. Worth kicks things off. 70 breweries will be represented providing around 200 brews. Plus there’ll be live music from the Blitz’ very own Quaker City Night Hawks. Kate Nash and The Joy Formidable will also be performing.
Minnesota Wild vs Dallas Stars: This special night will be all about retiring Mike Modano’s number. The number 9 to be precise. The Stars have only retired three other numbers so he is in elite company. Come see the man honored who is still the face of the franchise and helped bring a Stanley Cup to Dallas in 1999. Also important is the game itself and the Stars need to continue to get points to stay in the playoff hunt. Puck drops at 7:30 but get there early.
Sunday, March 9
Kirko Bangz: Get in touch with your inner R&B and be at Trees for this Houston native. Kirko is best known for his hit “Drank In My Cup” but he’ll still bust out “What Yo Name Iz?” Enjoy an adult beverage or two and be prepared to “Keep It Trill” y’all.
Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks: The Beast from the East comes to town looking for some serious payback. The Mavs upset the Pacers on their home court right before the All-Star break. A surprise win for sure but the Mavericks know what’s coming and they’ll need as much fan support as they can get. Plus they’re sitting in the eighth and final spot for the playoffs. Tipoff at 6:30.
Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F: WTF, the symphony you say? You’ll need to head west to Bass Performance Hall for this one. Enjoy a jazz-flavored venture into this more traditional classical composition. In other words go see Joyce Yang orchestrate this piece because it’ll be well worth it.
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