Five Things Friday: What Are You Doing This Weekend?

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By Azure Arther, NewsCastic

It’s the weekend, and once again you have a brief chance to create a reservoir of joy and memories to last through week.

So what will you do with this opportunity?

Will you go to the State Fair? Catch a movie with friends and family? If you’ve already been there and done that, don’t worry — this list will add to your options and create a truly perfect October weekend.

Friday & Saturday: Catch A Play

Shakespeare in the Park at the Addison Circle is happening Friday and Saturday, and this time they’re performing The Tempest. This is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastical plays with magic, romance, intrigue, vendettas, and shipwrecks galore! The best part is that this event is free.

Price: Free.

When: 8-10 PM Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9.

Saturday: View Some Art

Another free event, the Frisco Arts Walk in the Texas Sculpture Garden at Hall Office Park is happening this Saturday. Get out and enjoy some of the beauty that Frisco has to offer. This is the perfect family event or an easy (and cheap) date.

Price: Free.

When: 3-9 PM Saturday, Oct. 8.

Saturday: Watch a Battle

The AT&T Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl Stadium is an intense battle between The University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas. Tickets can be purchased through one of the universities for an inexpensive to quite-hefty cost. If you haven’t already gotten State Fair tickets, this is the perfect combination for you because Fair admission comes with the purchase to the Showdown.

Price: Varies.

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

Friday & Saturday: Shake Your Groove Thing

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DanceAfrica, the 10th annual Marketplace and Festival from the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, is the chance to experience the dances and culture of Africa without ever leaving Dallas. The show runs at 7:30 PM at the Dallas City Performance Hall on both Friday and Saturday. A bonus is the chance to see Forces of Nature Dance Theatre from New York, the festival’s special guest artist for both evenings. Tickets can be purchased for a moderate price or more, depending on your seating.

Price: Varies.

When: Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8.

Sunday: Autumn and Pumpkins

Autumn at the Arboretum at the Dallas Arboretum is running until the end of November (but make sure to check their full calendar before stoping by). You can bring the family and have some serious fall fun, including a plethora of pumpkins and art. What says October and the coming of Halloween and Thanksgiving more than fall colors?

Price: $15.

When: 9-5 PM Sunday, Oct. 9.

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