Friday, January 30, 2015

This Weekend

  • 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?

    Hyatt Regency DFW International, 2334 N. International Pkwy., DFW Airport (972-453-1234). $25-65 hereSchedule 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

    Nearby: Frankie’s Sports Bar; Blackfriar Pub; Sfuzzi

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