Thursday, December 18, 2014

This Weekend

  • Strike a Gourd: Pumpkin Carving at The Old Monk

    It’s time once again to cut, scoop, and carve your way to Facebook jack-o'-lantern fame for prizes.

    Witches brew: Create your masterpiece while drinking seasonal favorites
    Post Road Pumpkin and Ace Pumpkin Cider.

    Today thru Halloween. The Old Monk, 2847 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas (214-821-1880). $10 for a pint, pumpkin, and tools.

    Nearby: The Porch; Tried & True; Barcadia

  • Room with a Boo: Halloween Party at Hotel ZaZa

    Celebrate all things bump-in-the-night with an evening of Veuve Cliquot, psychics and, of course, costumes.

    Brush off: Avoid the stress of finding the perfect Halloween getup and let the on-site makeup wizards transform your look.

    Sat 10p. Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard St., Dallas (214-468-8399). $75 advance purchase at Hotel ZaZa.

    Nearby: The Rustic; Sfuzzi; Belly & Trumpet

  • Wheel Good: Texas Food Truckin’ Festival

    Put on your best buffet pants and graze your way through a collection of food trucks offering everything from Boba teas to tacos.

    Amped up: Live music from bands including
    Dovetail and The Jet Poets keeps the party rolling.

    Fri 4-10p & Sat noon-10p. Rangers Ballpark, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington (817-273-5222). $10-15 (includes parking).

    Nearby: Humperdinks Restaurant & Brewery; BoomerJack’s Grill and Bar; Twisted Root

  • Dig In: Downtown Plano Feast-ival

    It’s an all-day affair complete with food, live music, merchant booths, and even a Great Pumpkin Race.

    Brute strength: Flex your muscles for the
    Fire Truck Pull where teams of 12 people attempt to tug a 55,000-lb. fire truck at record speeds.

    Sat 10a-8p. Downtown Plano, 15th St. (J Place parking lot), Plano (972-543-8840). Free.

    Nearby: Cedars Woodfire Grill; Densetsu; Jorg’s Café Vienna

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