Push The Button: Video Games Live
Gaming veteran Tommy Tallarico hosts this multimedia experience backing videogame footage with live orchestra performances.
Bonus round: Arrive early and stay late for activities including costume contests and Guitar Hero competition.
Sat 7p. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson (972-744-4650). $38 and up here.
Nearby: Kung Pow Asian Diner; Schiano’s Pizza; Silver Fox Steakhouse
Bozo Boot Camp: Clown Gym
Hone the art of making people laugh (and sometimes terrifying children) while learning skills to improve balance, coordination and health.
Plus none: The business of clowning is no laughing matter, so no cameras or spectators allowed.
Tonight 8p. The Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson (214-494-0952). Free.
Nearby: Tavern on Main Street; Wizard’s Sports Café; Harbor Point Club & Grill
Hot Stuff: ZestFest
Prepare those taste buds for a weekend adventure of spice samplings ranging from warm to “where’s the water.”
All fired up: Find out who’s the best of the Zest as the golden chiles are presented to Fiery Food Challenge winners.
Fri-Sun. Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd., Irving (845-661-3616). $13 and up here.
Nearby: The Ranch at Las Colinas; Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill; The Keg Steakhouse and Bar
Music Maker: 14th Annual KNON Bluesfest
Join Deep Ellum Rhythm Kings and Andrew “Junior Boy” Jones Band and jam out during this two-day celebration.
Now hear this: Purchase CDs of some of the city’s best artists recorded live at Poor David’s Pub.
Sat-Sun 3p. Poor David’s Pub,1313 S. Lamar St., South Side,(214-565-1295). $15 and up here or at Bill’s Records.
Nearby: Lee Harvey’s; Trinity River Sports Café; Absinthe Lounge