Texas Two Step: Big Tex Reveal
After meeting a fiery demise last year, the icon is back and better than ever, along with Fried King Ranch Casserole (above).
Howdy Hoedown: Sons of Hermann Hall hosts a welcome back party for the big guy at night with headliner Fingerless Ghost.
Fri 2p. State Fair of Texas, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd., Fair Park (214-565-9931). $15 general admission here.
Nearby: Pizza Lounge; The Amsterdam Bar; Taqueria El Paisano
Faux Sure: Cover Band Concert
It’s all your favorite songs sung by people you’ve never heard before — Guns 4 Roses, Pearl Gem, and Nearvana.
Drinking do-gooder: The night benefits longtime Deep Ellum friend Anthony Streeter, who was recently diagnosed with MS.
Tonight 8p. Trees, 2709 Elm St., Deep Ellum (214-741-1122). $10 here.
Nearby: The Meridian Room; The Curtain Club; Adair’s Saloon
Deja Vu: Remix Thursdays at Top Golf
You’ve heard this song before, but never quite like this as DJ dtrain mixes and mashes huge hits.
Top ten: Happy hour specials include $10 domestic and $12 premium pitchers from 3-7p.
Tonight 8-11p. Top Golf, 1500 Allen Pkwy., Allen (469-675-9730). Free.
Nearby: Pane Vino; Side Bar; BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Run, Don’t Hops: Rahr & Sons 5K
Exercise is always better with beer. Plus this race comes with a keepsake pint glass, a Dri-Fit shirt and German food.
Love, handled: Plus-size runners (175+ lb. women and 250+ lb. men) can compete for the coveted Beer Belly Awards.
Sun 9a. Rahrs & Sons Brewery, 701 Galveston Ave., Fort Worth (817-810-9226). $40 here.
Nearby: Houston Street Bar & Patio; Rick O’Shea’s Pub; Flying Saucer Draught Emporium