April 29, 2016

What to Do This Weekend

Let’s eat.

FRIDAY

The Woods Trunk Show. The fine jewelry brand from Houston has brought the creme de la creme to Forty Five Ten for you to shop and lust over—just in time for Mother’s Day. The Details: Forty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Avenue. More information here

David Sedaris’ “Belly Laughs.” Known for his hilarious musings both in print and orally, David Sedaris is not to be missed. He’ll be reading selections from his recent essays collection, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” plus sharing some unpublished material. The Details: Dallas City Performance Hall. Tickets here. 

Saturday

Taco Libre Festival. There are two kinds of people in this world: people who like tacos, and people who love them. Luckily for both, the Taco Libre Festival will be taking over downtown Dallas, bringing taquerias from all over Texas to Main Street Garden. And don’t think there’s only food to keep you entertained; bands and old-school lucha libre matches will give you lots to tacobout.  The Details: 1902 Main Street, tickets start at $16

Dallas Book Festival. This annual event will be bringing famed international authors like Jessica Knoll (“Luckiest Girl Alive”, Andrew J. Bracevich (“America’s War”), and Adam Mansbach (“Go the F*ck to Sleep”) for panels, events, and more. The Details: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street. 

Sunday

Bugs and Brews. This music festival will celebrate everything Cajun that the city has to offer. Rebirth Brass Band is headlining, plus craft beer and craw daddies to keep you happy all afternoon long. The Details: The Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Avenue. Tickets here

De la Terre Dinner. CBD Provisions is hosting the first annual “De La Terre” dinner, celebrating 12 notable local chefs and benefitting the Genesis Women’s Shelter. The evening’s emcee, Brian Luscher of The Grape and Lushcher’s Red Hots, will warm the crowd up during passed appetizers and drinks on The Terrace of the Joule, immediately followed by a seated 8-course dinner and cocktails from Midnight Rambler. The Details: $130 per person with additional cocktail and wine pairings for $50. Reservations required, dial 214.261.4500.