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Weekend Guide: Year of the Earth Pig Edition


Seems like we just did this New Year’s business, but here we are again. It’s the year of the Earth Pig in the Chinese calendar, and the Crow Collection is celebrating all Saturday. Consider it an opportunity to renew your resolutions. Elsewhere, we have a 15K (with chocolate), a chili cook off (with craft beer) and a Fleetwood Mac (without Lindsey Buckingham). It’s your Weekend Guide.

Saturday, February 9 | Fair Park

Put on your running shoes and get ready to chow down on some chocolate at the Hot Chocolate 15K presented by Allstate. You can stop along your route through east Dallas to enjoy some cocoa or power on through to the finish line at Fair Park and really dive into the stuff. Finish the 15K and you can that sweet medal you see above.

Saturday, February 9 | NorthPark Center

The Crow Museum of Asian Art celebrates its 20th annual Chinese New Year Festival at NorthPark Center. Join them as they welcome the year of the Earth Pig with live performances from the Rising Phoenix Lion Dance Association, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and more plus giveaways and discounts at NorthPark shops.

Saturday, February 9 | Dallas Farmers Market

The only thing better than brunch is, like, a dozen brunches at once. The Morning After, presented by the Dallas Observer, has brunch samples from dozens of Dallas restaurants including Empire Baking Co., Vidorra and AllGood Cafe. Toss in some boozy brunch drinks and music and your Saturday morning’s getting lit.

If there’s a better combo than craft beer and chili, we’d like to see it. Head to LUCK as more than two dozen North Texas breweries compete with home-made chili created using one of their own beers. Donate $10 to the North Texas Food Bank to get tasting cups and vote on the chili you think is best.

Thursday, February 7 | American Airlines Center

Take your love on down to AAC for an evening with Fleetwood Mac. Lindsey Buckingham might not be on the tour, but you’ll be sure to hear the classics with Mick and Stevie on stage. Ticket prices might be… ahem, high, but it’s freaking Fleetwood Mac, y’all. Do it.

Sunday, February 10 | BrainDead Brewing

BrainDead is bringing New England to Deep Ellum with its first ever cold-weather clam bake. If you’re unfamiliar with a clam bake, it’s crawfish boil for yankees, a.k.a. a reason to drink a lot of beer and eat way too much food. Feeling like a big spender? Hit them up ahead of time and get your name on a lobster. That’s a wicked good time.

Still not seeing anything that tickles your fancy? Check out our full events calendar for more great events all around Dallas.