School for Ghouls: Texas Frightmare Weekend
Gorge on gore with Danny Trejo from Machete and the "Crazy Babysitter Twins," Elise and Electra Avellan (pictured).
Dead man walking: We highly recommend the panel, "Are You Prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse?”
Fri-Sun. Hyatt Regency DFW International, 2334 N. International Pkwy., DFW Airport (972-453-1234). $25-65 here. Schedule here.
Nearby: Tigin Irish Pub & Restaurant; Dickey’s Barbecue Pit; Pappadeux Seafood Kitchen
Natural Born Kilters: Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Indulge in all things great and Scot, including an all-Scottish-breed dog show and fireworks, too.
Barrel of fun: Take a break from the fun and games with a Scotch Whisky Tasting and Seminar.
Fri-Sun. Schedule here. Maverick Stadium, UTA Campus, 1307 W. Mitchell St., Arlington (800-363-7268). $30 and up here.
Nearby: J Gilligan’s Bar & Grill; G Willickers Pub; Caves Lounge
Capey Diem: Free Comic Book Day
This Christmas for comic book lovers allows novices and geeks alike to get their hands on a great new read.
Graphic positioning system: Find the closest comic book store handing out the freebies with this handy store locator.
Sat 11a-8p. Zeus Comics & Collectibles, 1334 Inwood Rd., Design District (214-219-8697). Free.
Nearby: Silver City Cabaret; Nat’s Burgers; Obee’s Soup-Salad-Subs
Mensa Muscle: Urban Dare 5k
Bring a camera and your brainpower for this fun run, trivia challenge, and obstacle course hybrid.
Social network: Be prepared to phone a friend or ride public transportation to win this race where smarts beat speed.
Sat 11a. The Ginger Man, 2718 Boll St., Uptown (214-754-8771). $90 per team of 2 here.
Nearby: Frankie’s Sports Bar; Blackfriar Pub; Sfuzzi