Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Holiday Drive: Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

    Be among the first to experience this year's drive-thru light extravaganza on the speedway track.

    No vroom at the inn: Go slow to take in 2 million LED lights over 1.7 miles.

    5:30-9p weekdays (weekends till 10p). Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, Gate 8 entrance. $15-20 per carload at gate.

    Nearby: Lone Star Tower; Total Driving Experience; Marriott Champion's Circle

  • Grape Escape: 29th Annual Beaujolais & Beyond Wine Festival

    Enjoy wines from Beaujolais, Bourdeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone Valley while savoring gourmet food.

    Getting beaujolais'd: Join Miss Texas 2012 on the dance floor with beats courtesy of DJ Jeff Hickok.

    Fri. 7-9:30p. Irving Convention Center, Grand Ballroom 4th Floor, Las Colinas (972-241-0111). $65
    here; $70 at door. DUI prevention: DART Orange Line, Irving Convention Center stop.

    Nearby: Bass Pro Shop; Las Colinas Country Club; Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park

  • Free Exercise: Walk to the Park Event

    Ask your boss for a long lunch break and hit Klyde Warren Park for two free concerts and a marching band.

    Keep on truckin': Work up strength for the ping pong tournament with selections from Ruthie's, Butcher's Son, and other food trucks.

    Fri 10a-5:30p. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas. Free.

    Nearby: Stampede 66; Dallas Museum of Art; The Ginger Man

  • Quentin Wonderland: True Romance Screening

    Seize this rare opportunity to catch Tarantino's cult classic on the big screen.

    Great Scott: Get there early to toast the film's late director Tony Scott with $3 canned beers, wells and $4 pints.

    Fri-Sun. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Oak Cliff (214-948-1546). $9.50
    here

    Nearby: Gloria's; Hunky's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers; El Ranchito

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