By Audra Stamp
Labor Day weekend is approaching and you must have plans whether it’s with friends or family. Well don’t freight, the Blitz Weekender-Labor Day Weekend Edition has plenty of ways to get your weekend start off great and ending even better.
Beer Dinner: Chef Antonio Marquez will be hosting a fantastic beer dinner this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Lazaranda in Dallas. For all those 21 and over, this is the place to be. You’ll be enjoying the night with Mexican beer and authentic Mexican food. Call and make reservations for only $34.95 to enjoy Dox Equis and some delicious modern Mexican cuisine. www.lazarandadallas.com
Dogs Days of Summer: Mutts Canine Cantina knows there’s nothing you love more than your four legged friend. What a better way to celebrate that loving relationship than at the Dog Days of Summer. The Dervish Club is putting on the event from 6-9 p.m. at the Cantina. The $10 cover will includes can beer, drafts and premium wells. Only dogs four months or older can attend and dogs must stay on a leash unless they’ve been fixed. It’s a great way for your true best friend to make some canine friends and a good way to cool off from the scorching hot summer.
Rangers vs. Twins: Friday starts off the three game series against the Twins at the Rangers Ballpark. It’s been a while since these two teams last met up. Back in April the Rangers took home two wins of the four game series in Minnesota. The Twins, who are currently ranked fourth in the AL Central Division will be going against Darvish on the mound. And don’t forget, when you show up for the great Friday night game, you’ll be delighted as the sky is filled with exploding colors for the post-game firework show. www.texas.rangers.mlb.com
Backstreet Boys: Backstreet’s back, alright! For all you 90’s babies out there, it’s time to relive your childhood. Their songs had you up out of your seat dancing and pretending you could sing. They were the heart throbs, so adorable and handsome, and although they’re a little older, they’re back! Nick, AJ, Kevin, Howie and Brain, they’re all back on stage and ready to get you up dancing again. The speakers will be blaring at the Verizon Theatre as DJ Pauly D takes the stage first. We know everyone will be screaming as Jesse McCartney follows and the Boys will end the show. It’ll be a blast from the past you’ll never forget. www.backstreetboys.com
Bedford Blues and BBQ Fest: Bedford knows how to put on a mean festival, with lots of great music and tasty food. The three day event starts off on Friday and on Sunday the Final Pitmaster Battle will take place, so get your recipes and spices out and start perfecting. The event will kick off at 2 p.m. every day near the Bedford City Hall Complex. The cheap $5 admission fee will get you in to see Josh Weathers, Wayne Toups and even legendary Buddy Guy. There will also be plenty of BBQ to munch on and lots of vendors to keep your eyes busy all afternoon. So grab some friends or the family and head on over to Bedford for a fun Labor Day weekend. www.bedfordbluesbbq.com
Steely Dan: This band has won a Grammy for Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal and Best Pop Performance by a Duo of Group with Vocal. Although they hit their stardom in the 70’s, Steely Dan is still rocking out and coming to the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie just for you. Band leaders Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will lead the band in rocking out with their different elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B and pop. Although they’ve aged, their music is timeless and always fun to listen to. www.steelydan.com
Invasion Car Show: For only $35, your car will be a part of the invasion, the 6th Annual Invasion Car Show that is. Come on out to Deep Ellum to be a part of the great show and all the festivities. It’s free to all those who just want to come and enjoy the live music, vendors and food trucks. For any who have a great car they must show off, just pre-register and the fee will get you into the car show, a t-shirt and a pass to the awesome after party at Trees. All you car lovers, this is the place you must be on Saturday. www.invasioncarshow.com
Ruby Revue Burlesque Show: Beautiful women taunting you with what they’ve got, they’ll leave you wanting more. The Ruby Revue Burlesque Show is coming to the House of Blues for an early showing at 8:30 p.m. and a late showing at 11 p.m. The show blends together the great traditions of a live variety show and striptease. The show offers a chance to see award winning dancers, gorgeous chorus girls, singers, magic and a lot more you’ll just have to see. Tickets go fast, so you better reserve your seats for this hot show now. www.therubyrevue.com
The Cult: Back in 1983, The Cult was born out of England. Also known as Death Cult, the hard rock band is known for their heavy metal, post-punk, alternative rock mix. They can’t be put into a specific genre because their music evokes so many emotions and feelings, they have to express it they best way they know how. Ian, Billy, Chris and John will play for us this Sunday at the House of Blues. The house will start rocking out at 7 p.m. with rock band White Hills. Following their performance, The Cult will take the stage and you can jam out to “Sanctuary,” “Rain” and so many more of their songs.
FC Dallas Pool Party: Earlier this month, FC Dallas clenched it’s first official win in a long time, and while it wasn’t the season they had hoped for so far, that’s reason enough to celebrate. Join many other FC Dallas fans for this fun party and free beer. You can donate to the FC Dallas’ foundation at the soccer-centric pool party and in return receive free tickets to games. And keeping the party going from 2-6 p.m. will be DJ Blake Ward. There is no better way to make new friends and show off your support for a great local soccer team. www3.dmagazine.com