5 Things Friday: What Are You Doing This Weekend?

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By Azure Arther, NewsCastic

Five days endured just to make it to these precious two — but what will you do with these fleeting days of freedom?

Will you finally visit the State Fair? The Veggie Fair? NorthPark? Regardless of your plans, DFW, read on for a few more options to add to your weekend selection.

Friday & Saturday: Oh the Pretty Lights

Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017, is exactly what it professes to be: a preview of a 2017 event. Free on both nights, this event is a light installation transformation of the exterior spaces of the Meyerson Symphony Center and AT&T Performing Arts Center. This is the perfect event for a night out with the family or an inexpensive date.

Price: Free

When: 8 pm-midnight Oct. 21-22.

 

Friday & Saturday: Taste the Fundraiser

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Klyde Warren Park’s annual fundraiser, Park and Palate, is back. Premier chefs, wineries, breweries, and sommeliers, an evening concert and tasting event, exclusive VIP area and more is offered at the park on Friday and Saturday.

The days are different, with Friday being dedicated to spirits, cocktails, dancing, and Texas cuisine, and Saturday featuring the Grand Taste, which is a showcase of more than 30 wineries and chefs, plus more.

Price: Free-$75 (Grand Taste).

When: 2-6 pm Oct. 21-22.

Friday & Saturday: Oktober, Oktober, Oktober All Day

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If you have missed the opportunity to experience Oktoberfest in some shape, matter, or form, here is your chance. Sundown at Granada’s Oktoberfest is every weekend in October, meaning you have this weekend and next to experience German beer, house-made brats, German potato salad and beer-braised red cabbage. The best part is that this is all done from Sundown at Granada’s rooftop patio.

Price: Varies.

When: Oct. 21-22.

Saturday: Charity and Costumes

Take the vibrancy of Alice in Wonderland, toss in some cosplay, a circus, and the best party you’ve ever been to you, and you may come close to describing this Saturday night event. Presented by the Dragons Ball Society, the Wunderland Charity Costume Ball at the Bomb Factory is definitely the party to be at this weekend. Don your best costume (there’s cash prizes to consider here), collect your clique to be at the doors at 8 p.m. This way you’ll have alrrady procured your spot for when the show starts at nine.

Price: $28-$253.

When: 8 pm. Oct.22.

 

Sunday: Experience Another Culture

On Sunday, enjoy the first ever Polish American Heritage Festival of Dallas. From songs to dances, group activities to food, this event is the chance to enjoy the culture of Poland. Organized by the Polish American Society of Dallas, this event is at Klyde Warren Park, and is labelled as family and child friendly.

Price: Free.

When: noon- 9 pm Oct. 23.