Five Things Friday: 5 Things To Do This Weekend in DFW

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By Azure Arther, NewsCastic

It’s North Texas Beer Week, and nothing says the end of the work week hustle like a cold brew. Then again, you may not like beer. Thankfully, this weekend is packed with adventures and things for everyone to do. One problem may be too many options, especially since this weekend features not only the TCU vs Oklahoma State game but the Brewer’s Ball, as well! That said, we’ve trimmed the choices down to just five.

Friday: Hip Hop Legends

It’ll be a warm day, and hopefully a perfect fall night on Friday when the Legends of Southern Hip Hop Tour arrives in Dallas. Performing at the Verizon Theatre and featuring classic hip-hop from hit rap songs from the ’90s to mid-2000s, this concert includes Mystikal, Juvenile, 8Ball & MJG, Trick Daddy, Bun B and Scarface performing hit songs from their era of glory.

Price: $52-59.

When: 8:00 pm Nov. 18.


Saturday: Unique Shopping

We all know Etsy. It’s where we recommend our mom goes to sell her zany hats, where our ex’s sister sells her weird statues and where we sometimes see something gorgeous that we may or may not want (we’d like to see it in person first). Well, the Jingle Bash, one of Etsy Dallas’ bi-annual craft shows that features over 100 vendors, is this Saturday.

Labeled as “a better way to shop for the holidays than the already-exhausting department stores”, this craft show allows you to ditch the computer screen, and see these unique gifts in person.

Price: Free.

When: 11 am-5 pm Nov. 19.


Saturday: Holiday Cheer

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Oh, the pretty lights! If you love Christmas and all things Christmas, you definitely don’t want to miss Sundance Square’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. A 59-foot tall Christmas tree, elegantly decorated for that awe-inspiring light display has already been erected in anticipation of this event. To get everyone in the mood, there is holiday music that provides an optional caterwaul uh caroling sing-a-long for the audience and a chance to grab some hot chocolate for the crowd. Finally, Santa Claus is rumored to be attending.

Price: Free.

When: Starts at 6 pm Nov. 19.


Saturday: Touch the Stars

Every year, thousands of lanterns are released into the dark night to float into the sky. This event is The Lantern Festival, where friends and families come together to enjoy a spectacle that is created for memories. Before the sun goes down, there is live music, food, stage shows, face painting, and more, but after the sun goes down is when Lantern Fest comes alive.

Price: Varies, depending on the day of purchase (plus $5 to park).

When: Gates open at 1 pm Nov. 19.


Sunday: When You Have Beer

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Who needs the Olympics? Beerlympics, hosted by Pouring Glory in Fort Worth, is a competition of beer-related games that will test your knowledge of craft beer and investigate your keg-running skills. For a day of fun and prizes, laughter, and of course, beer, why not enjoy the final day of Texas Beer Week on Sunday?

Price: $5 to register.

When: 1-4:00 p.m. Nov. 20.


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