Posts by Caitlin Adams
Cinco de Mayo has passed, but it’s almost summer, and in Texas, that means there are plenty of margaritas to be enjoyed. If you like your tequila with a rim of salt, the Dallas Margarita Meltdown will be right up your alley. Dallas restaurants will come together for one evening to compete for the claim to fame of best margarita. Free samples will be aplenty. Participants include Veracruz Cafe, Outpost American Tavern, and Mesa.
The event runs from 5-10 p.m. Sunday, May 26 in the Bishop Arts District. Click here for ticket information.
After you’re done celebrating your mother this Sunday, take your furry animals out on the town for some pet fun. Dog Days in the Bishop Arts District kicks off this Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Splash pools, Hunky’s corny dogs, and pet adoptions are just a few ways you can spend your evening before gearing up for the week ahead.
UPDATE: The time has changed. Dog Days will run from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday.
The Kessler Theater will hold a benefit concert on May 25 for Oak Cliff activist Jason Roberts. The Better Block and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff pioneer has been battling testicular cancer since June, and his treatments come with a hefty price tag. The show will help raise money to assist with said medical bills.
Festivities kick off at 7 p.m. at Eno’s before moving to the Kessler. The itinerary includes a bike ride, live music, and an art auction.
Click here for tickets.
As of today, Bolsa will no longer serve lunch. Instead, the West Davis Street favorite will only be open for dinner and weekend brunch. But fear not, lunch can still be found a few steps away at sister restaurant Bolsa Mercado.
I’ll let Nancy give you the full scoop.
Lucky Dog Books is hosting a three-day celebration to mark the first anniversary of the Oak Cliff location. The festivities are set for this weekend, Friday-Sunday, and will include bookmark hunts, story time for children, and extra discounts for trade-in account holders.
Additionally, the store is calling for authors, performers, and philosophers with the desire to host an activity. Click here for more information.
But hurry, the deadline to sign up for a performance, reading, or discussion is today.
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League will sponsor a neighborhood symposium Saturday at the Turner House.The event runs from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Topics discussed will include code compliance, the role of neighborhood activism, and the growth of Oak Cliff throughout the years. Any resident of the “Oak Cliff area” is invited to attend.
Attendance is free, but lunch, provided by Eno’s, is $5. Click here for more details.
Hannah Kate Riley, who lives near Lake Cliff Park, was named one of two Arts & Culture package winners of the DallasBIG contest.
She walks away with a hefty prize package that includes four box seats to a Broadway show in the Winspear Opera House, a Friends of Klyde Warren Park membership, a Perot Museum Explorer Pack, and two tickets for the Dallas Arboretum’s Concerts in the Garden series from April-July.
Do you have an opinion about the design of the new Rosemont Plaza? If so, head to the public workshop tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Kidd Springs Recreation Center.
The 7th annual “Night in the Heights” will be Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The fun kicks off with a cocktail party at one Winnetka Heights home, and festivities will progress to two other homes as the evening goes on. Hosts of the three homes each represent a different country. Funds from the event will go toward “neighborhood beautification.”
Click here to buy your “passport.” But hurry, tickets are limited.
Did you know Friday is National Grilled Cheese Day? Me either. Luckily, Norma’s Cafe is here to help us celebrate the day in style with free grilled cheese sandwiches all day Friday. Swing by both locations between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. and nosh on the comfort food staple.
The special extends to dine-in guests only.
Update 2:47 p.m.: The original post stated that National Grilled Cheese Day was Thursday. The post has been amended to correct the day.