Ball Gag Order: Dallas Fetish Ball – Stockings & Stilettos
Find more than 50 shades of non-vanilla at this two-day celebration, complete with spanking booths and a foot worship shrine.
Wearers of Dockers be warned: Dress code calls for a bare minimum of black and absolutely no business casual.
Fri-Sat. The Lizard Lounge, 2424 Swiss Ave., Deep Ellum (214-826-4768). $10/15 in advance or get a $25 weekend pass here.
Nearby: The Idle Rich Pub; Nodding Donkey; State and Allen
Fall Forage: Dallas' Best BBQ and Beer Tour
In advance of Massive Turkey Overload, get your fill of barbecue from some of the city's very best, including Pecan Lodge Catering.
Beer in motion: In between BBQ spots, enjoy beer, water and soft drinks on the bus.
Sat 10:45a-2:15p. Pecan Lodge Catering, 1010 S. Pearl Expy, Downtown (214-748-8900). $45 here.
Paper Play: Comic Book Show
No Bat Symbol needed for comic collectors to gather, swap heroes and meet DC series creator Steve Erwin and Manga-style artist Ben Dunn.
Knight cap: Keep the roleplay going with a discount dinner for two at nearby Medieval Times when you buy online.
Sat 9:30a-4p. The Double Tree Dallas Market Center, 2015 Market Center Blvd., Market Center (214-741-7481). $2 at the door.
Nearby: Gator’s Mardi Gras; Meddlesome Moth; Asador
Laser Pointers: Death Ray Davies
Any band with humble SXSW beginnings gets instant indie street cred, plus sets from Sealion, Burgess Meredith, and Rose County Fair.
Starving artists: No need for dinner before the show, La Grange serves up cheap eats onsite including $2.50 Rock and Roll Tacos.
Fri 9p. La Grange, 2704 Elm Street, (214-741-2008). $5 in advance here; $8 at door.
Nearby: Times Ten Cellars; Cock & Bull Neighborhood Pub; The Goat