Blitz Weekender: November 14 – November 17

Nick Offerman at the Dallas House of Blues will be epic! Photo Courtesy: Paul Goodman
Nick Offerman at the Dallas House of Blues will be epic! Photo Courtesy: Paul Goodman

By Audra Stamp

Thanksgiving is on its way and stores have already been hastily filling their shelves with Christmas stuff. But Blitz it taking the time to slow down and celebrate the events that are happening right now for you to enjoy. So much music and fun events, you won’t want to miss a single one, but go ahead and pick a few and make your weekend that much better.

Thursday November 14th
Autumn at the Arboretum
: This eye-catching event started a little over a week ago but lasts through the month of November. The gorgeous oranges, yellows, greens and whites will have you wanting a picture no matter your age. It’s a great place to take the kids and a cute spot for a date; it’ll be the coolest walk through the park she’ll ever see. So grab someone and come see the Cinderella Pumpkin Village and the rest of the more than 50,000 eye-popping gourds and pumpkins.

Open House Night: Franconia Brewing is opening its doors to the public this Thursday night from 6-8 p.m. The $5 admission fee will get you plenty like Smoked Wheat on Champagne Wheat Tap, Sean Bass from The Ticket will be there and a food truck to suffice those appetites. Plus you’ll get a cool look at the bottle line in action and then get to take one home. Come celebrate the NTX Beer Week 2013 in style with Franconia Brewing.

Friday November 15th
Pearl Jam
: Not too many well known bands make it out of Washington state, but Eddie, Stone, Jeff, Mike and Matt formed their alternative rock and grunge band that is now touring the nation. And they are here at the American Airlines Center this Friday, performing at 7 p.m. And although it’s a big arena, you better get your tickets now!

Harry Connick, Jr.: He’s good looking, has an amazing voice and basically everyone’s mother has a crush on him (or at least ours does!). Harry Connick, Jr. and his charming ways are back in Dallas for one night of soft and peaceful singing and smiling. He’ll get you crying and he’ll get you laughing, the only thing he can’t do is seem to have a bad time. So be there at 8 p.m. for this great performance where he’ll sing straight to you about “The Way You Look Tonight.”

Asador Farm to Fire Dinner: Asador is a great place to grab a bite to eat, there, we said it. But you better make sure you’re there at the last “farm to fire” dinner they’ll have this year. The dinner will be locally sourced and paired with delicious wines to make a fantastic blend of flavors. So call now and reserve your seats, and be sure to ask for a great meal when you do!

Saturday November 16th
Connecticut Huskies vs SMU Mustangs: SMU had a tough loss again this past weekend against Cincinnati, but they are back at Ford Stadium this Saturday to show off their skills for their home crowd. The game against Connecticut will kick off at 2 p.m. Right now the Mustangs sit 2-2 in their conference and hope this game will increase their winning stats. It looks like the Mustangs have a good shot against the 0-8 Huskies, but the Mustangs won’t underestimate the Huskies losing record.

P!NK: She’s got a unique style, powerful songs and that notable pink hair, and she sure doesn’t care what people think about her. P!NK is here at the American Airlines Center this Saturday and this will be close to, if not, a sold out crowd. Opening for her on The Truth About Love tour will be The Kin, a fun rock and pop band. She’s sure to be entertaining and always theatrical, so get those seats before you’re stuck at home.

Chili Beer Cook Off: There are plenty of places celebrating North Texas Beer Week, and the great people at Dallas Beer Kitchen are one of the many. They are hosting a chili beer cook off, and you’ll need to be there to decide the grand winner. They will prepare 4 oz. bowls of chili that will need to be perfectly paired with a 4 oz. brew along side cornbread and the winning chili will go on their winter menu. So get there and let your voice be heard!

Nick Offerman: House of Blues in Dallas is known for hosting some pretty unforgettable shows, and this Saturday they’ll be home to Nick Offerman and his laughing fans. Many know him as his famous role as Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec, but he’s here in person to make you laugh and wonder about the questions of life. Always giving a great performance, Offerman will have you laughing all night, so get your tickets fast for this knee-slapping event.

Sunday November 17th
Meat Fight
: It’s every carnivores dream land, home to dozens of Dallas’ best chefs preparing their best meat…all for you! There will be four categories: brisket, pork rims, sausage and a wild card, and you’ll get to try it all. And the fighters will be judged by the best pitmasters in Texas, although you’ll be able to judge for yourself. And all this meat eating and beer drinking goes to a great cause, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which they raised $20,000 for last year. So come join in on all the fun and help to beat last years fundraising.

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