Sword Follower: Samurai Collection Tour
An after-hours look at one of the world's largest collections of armor and weapons of Asian warriors.
Reservations recommended: Celebrate your newfound cultural cache with a feast from downstairs eatery Saint Ann.
Tonight 6p. The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, 2501 N Harwood St., Uptown (214-965-1032). $10 includes cocktail and tour (book by phone or at email@example.com).
Nearby: Lark on the Park; Nodding Donkey; Palomino Restaurant & Bar
Status Cymbals: Jazz in July
You can't fight City Hall, but you can enjoy their free concert with a performance by local faves Yells at Eels.
BYO Everything: Pack your lawn chairs, picnics and dogs; snow cones, beer, and food from trucks will be available.
Fri 5-8p. Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., Downtown (214-670-3738). Free.
Nearby: Charlie Palmer at the Joule; The Common Table; Dream Café
Hot Mic: Punk Rock Karaoke
It’s first-come, first-sing, while backed by a live band during this evening of killer karaoke.
Time flies: Three Links just started a daily happy hour from 11a-8p — plenty of time to fuel up on liquid courage.
Fri 6-9p. Three Links, 2704 Elm St., Deep Ellum (214-653-8228). Free.
Nearby: The Prophet Bar; Meridian Room; Twisted Root Burger Company
Au Jus & You: Saucefest
Get sauced at this inaugural taste-test competition to find the perfect pairing for chicken, beef, and vegetables.
Supermarket sweet: While there, fill your fridge with fresh local options ranging from pasture-fed beef to homemade cheesecake.
Sat 9a-noon. Frisco Farmer’s Market, 6048 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco (972-713-4040). $5-7 at the gate.
Nearby: Uncle Julio’s; The Egg & I; Raising Cane’s