Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Up, Up & Away: Celina Balloon Festival

    Get your fill of hot air as the sky fills daily with balloons of all shapes and sizes.

    Ticket to ride: Book your own
    balloon ride for $200, or stay (somewhat) grounded with the tethered version for $20.

    Fri-Sun. Old Celina Park, 12670 FM 428, Celina (972-382-3300). $5
    here.

    Nearby: Brb Sports Bar; Café Desi; Burger Fixins’

  • Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Vanilla Ice at Grover’s Grill & Bar

    The Dallas suburbanite-turned-mainstream-rapper-turned-home-remodeler proves he can still rock the mic like a vandal.

    Boys club: Beastie Boys tribute band
    Rhymin’ and Stealin’ gets the party started before Ice takes the stage.

    Tonight 8p. Grover’s Grill & Bar, 9305 Preston Rd., Frisco (214-872-3454). Call for $30 advance tix, or $40 at the door.

    Nearby: Down Under Pub; Kotta Sushi Lounge; Buffalo Wild Wings

  • Professional Prosting: Oktoberfest Kick Off

    Raise a stein to this day of drinking beer, eating brats and busting out that favorite pair of lederhosen.

    Pick me ups: Don’t miss the live music, pretzel hunt, or the 2013 Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Contest.

    Sat 1p. The Ginger Man, 3716 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth (817-886-2327). Free.

    Nearby: Franki’s Sports Bar & Grill; Pour House; The Gold Standard

  • Hop To It: Dia de los Toadies

    This two-day, float and fun event kicks off with an acoustic Toadies set.

    Blow and go: Pack an inner tube and enjoy the music from the waterfront stage while floating on the Trinity River.

    Fri 7p & Sat 2p. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth (817-698-0700). $30-120
    here.

    Nearby: Cowtown Winery; Houston St. Bar & Patio; Rick O’Shea’s Pub

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