Weekend Guide: Dallas Pride & Wine Edition
Oh, hey, it’s fall in Dallas. Seems like only last week that it was pushing 110, but now we’re enjoying the balmy climes of autumn in North Texas. 85 counts as sweater weather, right?
Anyway, it’s Pride time in Dallas with a full two-day slate of partying and parading. Elsewhere, we have GrapeFest bringing the wine, Punch Brothers bringing the juleps and college football. There is always college football.
It’s the 35th Dallas Pride beginning Saturday with the Miller Lite Music Festival in the Park at Reverchon with live music and entertainment from Thea Austin, Asia O'Hara and more. Then get to the Gayborhood on Sunday for the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade. This year’s theme is “Vote No H8 In The Lone Star ST8.”
The 32nd Annual GrapeFest kicks off Thursday in Grapevine for four days of all things wine. You like wine, right? Well this is the largest wine festival in the Southwest complete with an urban wine trail, a Champagne terrace and wine pavilions all over the place. Keep the kids entertained at the carnival, midway and LEGOLAND Discovery Center. You might want to play with the LEGOs too after a few glasses.
Chicago comedian Hannibal Buress takes over the Majestic Thursday night with his trademark storytelling and wit. He hasn’t released a new album in four years, so expect new material. Oh, and don’t bring your phone. This has a strict “no phones” policy, and he probably won’t be talking about Bill Cosby again so it wouldn’t be worth getting kicked out for.
Do a double dip at The Majestic with a Friday night performance by bluegrass band Punch Brothers as they promote their new album, “All Ashore.” It’s never too early in September to break out the flannel for a heady night downtown. Grab a julep at Midnight Rambler after the show to really get the most of the experience.
So the Battle for the Iron Skillet got a little rusty with all that rain last Friday. Trust that this battle of abbreviated college names out in Arlington will be a better matchup. Ohio State has been firing on all cylinders, even while head coach Urban Meyer has been serving a three-game suspension for uh… we forget. The Horned Frogs have been equally impressive in their first two games, making this top-15 duel the game of the weekend.