Urban Appeal: Celebrate Uptown
Catch this love fest for the thriving neighborhood with a Sip & Stroll including discounts and free swag.
Geek chic: Friday, New Wave nerd rockers The Spazmatics (pictured) take the stage after DJ Mastah Steph and John Lefler.
Sip & Stroll Tonight 6-8p. West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave., Uptown. Free. Concert Fri 5-10p. CityPlace, 2711 N. Haskell Ave., Uptown (214-871-2825). $10-40 here.
Nearby: Max’s Wine Dive; Village Burger Bar; Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Lone Star Great: Real. Texas. Festival.
Celebrate everything Lone Star State with concerts, rodeo events, and a barbecue cook-off.
Rim shot: The Cowboys and Chrome Car Show showcases nearly 100 street rods, customs, classics and motorcycles.
Fri 5-11p & Sat 10a-11p. Rodeo Center, 1818 Rode Dr., Mesquite (972-216-6499). $20 here.
Nearby: Country Burger; Texas Roadhouse; Cheddar’s Casual Café
Menu Rollout: Texas Food Truckin’ Fest
Park in one spot for a vast array of mobile food, ranging from empanadas to Vietnamese fusion, to one all about bacon.
Tail grazing Party: Music from live bands and beer available for purchase round out the day-long dining experience.
Fri 4-10p & Sat 11a-9p. Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington (972-726-4377). $10 here.
Nearby: BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar; Bikinis Sports Bar; Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub
Mean Streak: Lisa Lampanelli
There’s “ladylike,” and then there’s Lisa Lampanelli, who serves up her own brand of rude and crude comedy.
Social sneak peek: Get a taste of Lisa’s biting wit with a quick visit to her Tumblr page or Twitter account.
Fri 8p. Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St., Downtown (214-670-3687). $50-115 here.
Nearby: Wild Salsa; Pecan Lodge; Campisi’s Restaurant