Blitz Weekender: March 20-23

March Madness will be invading your TV, but there is plenty more to do in the metroplex. Photo Courtesy: Lisa Nottingham
March Madness will be on the TV, but there is plenty more to do in DFW. Photo Courtesy: Lisa Nottingham

By Tommy Kennicot

It’s time for March Madness which means work productivity will go down the drain. The boss will be pissed, but such is the plight of the corporate machine. The good news is that every venue that sells beer, wings, and has attractive waitresses will be making serious bank. So perhaps that will spur on the economy. We can dream, right? When you aren’t watching the games there will do be ample things to do in DFW. So let’s get down to it.

Thursday, March 20
Carlos Mencia: Your funny bone is about to get a serious shake when Mencia does his stand-up routine. He can be a bit controversial at times so if you’re into being politically correct this show should raise your eyebrows. For the rest of us we’ll just enjoy the jokes. He’s performing at the Addison Improv.

Ladies Night: Head over to Midnight Rodeo since the ladies get in free, sorry guys, you got to pay. They have a little, “You’ve Got the Look!”, contest where the hottest ladies win cash just for looking good. You can also make them look better by enjoying $2, “You Call Its”, and $3 shots. Get your beer goggles ready!

March Madness at the Rose: There is no better way to take in the mayhem that is the NCAA Basketball Tournament than at the San Francisco Rose. Part of the Rose’s pedigree lies in the fact that it is the oldest sports bar in Dallas. Since 1977 they’ve been doing it right. Grab lunch, grab a cold one, and take in the games.

Friday, March 21
Wings of Freedom Tour: The Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas will host a cool exhibit of World War II aircraft honoring our World War II Veterans. What makes this different though is that there is an interactive aspect to this: guests will be able to take a flight in some of these historic planes. It’s only $12 for adults and $7 for the kiddos to get in. Also, an additional fee to take flight if you want. This is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss.

The Gin Blossoms: So you think all of their songs sound pretty much the same? Well guess again Sherlock. Here’s your chance to find out by heading over to The Kessler Theater. The Gin Blossoms will be performing two shows in case you need to be home early. Sure, they haven’t put out a new album since 2010, but after performing “Hey Jealously” you might discover that you like their music.

Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks: Our Lil’ Mavs are fighting for their playoff lives here. After losing in overtime to the Timberwolves on Wednesday night, the team will need to refocus and deliver some payback to the Nuggets for an embarrassing loss in Denver earlier this season. The team needs you. So do your part and support them. Tipoff is at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, March 22
Movie Poster Auction: Never been to an auction? We thought so. Make this your first one since Heritage Auctions on Maple, in Dallas, will have all of the classic movie posters in the lot available for full viewing. Dig deep “Daddy” Warbucks and you too can own a piece of history. Auction begins at 1 pm.

Chivas USA vs FC Dallas: Our local MLS soccer team has a win and a tie to start the young season. Their home opener was one where the elements played a part. That’s not going to happen this Saturday (fingers crossed). In case you didn’t know, FC Dallas has a new coach and some new players. Get to know the team and cheer them on to victory. Kickoff at 7:30 pm at Toyota Stadium.

Ottawa Senators vs Dallas Stars: Just when we started to think the March to the Playoffs were secured with a wild card spot, the Dallas Stars have managed to lose three of their past four games. In other words, YIKES! Perhaps it was all of the drama that has surrounded the team recently. The team needs a packed house with lots of energy for this one. Puck drops at 2 pm for this matinee game at American Airlines Center.

Sunday, March 23
Rock n’ Roll Marathon: If you’re up on a Sunday morning and feeling competitive then go run a half marathon in downtown Dallas. You’ll need a partner since it’s relay style. They’ll break it down by age groups. There are participation perks as well. Afterwards you can go home and watch March Madness all day.

Beer Kills Brain Cells: We think not, but see for yourself at Bryan Street Tavern. They’re hosting “Geeks Who Drink” trivia night. They have teams of six, or if your rolling solo, or with a wingman they’ll recruit others to help you participate. You won’t win actual money. However, you will win respect, gift certificates, and perhaps a free pint. The games begin at 8 pm.

Brooklyn Nets vs Dallas Mavericks: Saving the best for last, and a great way to close out your weekend. Get loud and rowdy at the American Airlines Center as Benedict Arnold aka Deron Williams and the Nets comes to town. Oh and Jason Terry returns as well. The Nets are playing better so the Mavs need to bring their “A” game so to speak. Tipoff is at 6:30 and did we mention that the Mavericks are trying to make the playoffs?

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