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Weekend Guide: Fire and Ice Edition


Whether you crave hot, hot heat in every bite or like chilling yourself to the bone, the weekend guide has your fire and ice. Eat some atomic wings at ZestFest, climb to the top of Bank of America tower and then take a jump into the freezing waters of FOE. If that doesn’t sound like an all-around weekend, then maybe you just want a bunch of beer. We have that, too.

Friday to Sunday, January 25-27 | Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

Are you a glutton for punishment? Do you always need to make your meal spicier? Is sweat a requisite to a good dinner? Then you’ll want to be at ZestFest 2019 at the Irving Convention Center. This three-day festival is dedicated to heat in all forms, from salsa and hot sauce to jerky and even cheesecakes. Feeling bold? Sign up for the Atomic Wing Challenge on Saturday.

Sunday, January 27 | Fraternal Order of Eagles

If you’re feeling brave, take the polar plunge at Fraternal Order of Eagles Sunday. Sure, it might not be freezing cold, but we’ll let you jump in the pool first. This afternoon party will benefit the Greater Dallas Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, and after you’ve jumped, enjoy food and beverages at one of Dallas’ best kept secrets.

Saturday, January 26 | Bank of America Plaza

Climb 70 stories at Bank of America Plaza to put the burn in your legs and the end to Leukemia and Lymphoma. The 11th Annual Big D Climb is aiming to raise $350,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and needs all 2,500 climbers to do it. Put on your best boots and get ready to go up. We’ll be riding the elevator to see you at the top.

Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26 | On Tap

On Tap is turning 2 and to celebrate, they’re tapping the biggest hitters they have over Friday and Saturday. Come enjoy beers including Goose Island BCBS Bramble, Martin House Acheron, Boulevard Plaid Habit and Brash Black Masses plus giveaways and food from Grease Monkey Burgers. You’re probably going to gain five pounds just walking in the door.

Sunday, January 27 | Dallas Contemporary

El Paso artist Margarita Cabrera will be on-hand at Dallas Contemporary to discuss her new exhibition, “It is Impossible to Cover the Sun with a Finger.” This event is free and open to the public and moderated by DC Curatorial Assistant, Emily Edwards. If you can’t make this discussion, you can definitely up the gallery during your lunch break.

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