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Take a local brew tour at DFW breweries

Craft beer is gaining popularity so quickly it’s practically become a national revolution. DFW now has five local breweries dedicated to putting the “craft” in craft beer. The local brews can be found at area beer bars like The Flying Saucer, Ginger Man or the Meddlesome Moth, or you can always show up for the [...]

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Break out your finest space costume or find Fort Worth’s Missing Sibling

There’s not a whole heck of a lot going on this weekend now that we are officially in the post-holiday slump and extended New Year’s hangover. However, if you have a “grab life by the balls, I can sleep when I’m dead” attitude here are some cool ways to fill your weekend while the rest [...]

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Put some regular, good ‘ol live music in your jingle bell routine

This week’s live shows aren’t Christmas themed per se, but don’t hold it against us if a few Christmas tunes end up in someone’s lineup. Country-ish singer songwriter Adam Carroll is playing with Scott Nolan Tuesday (November 27) at Sons of Hermann. You can wax philosophical over whether it’s bubble gum or bad karma while [...]

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Be prepared to kick some butt

Nobody (men included) really wants to walk alone at night, but we all find ourselves in a situation where we need to at one point or another. While the likelihood of getting attacked is relatively small, it never hurts to be prepared (like a Girl Scout). Especially if you frequent the Katy Trail which, despite [...]

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Halloween festivities to spook your October: Part 1

Ooh, it’s Halloween! Okay actually not yet; but, a Wednesday Halloween means festivities the week before and the week of, so get that costume out; you will likely get a few miles out of it this year. In the world of live music, there are a few goodies that just scream “Halloween!” On Friday (October [...]

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Learn how to look at and collect art and find some cool art to look at (and collect)

Going to an art museum is one thing, but developing a discriminating eye without feeling like a moron is nearly as daunting as putting yourself in the “collector” category. Here are some great talks and seminars to give your artistic eye’s confidence a boost, help you get started in collecting, and then here are some [...]

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Celebrate Halloween too early, swarm on a bike or talk like a pirate

Mid-to-late September means pushing the holiday season even earlier than ever, spending time in the sunshine in various ways because it’s finally no longer an oven outside and, of course, talking like a pirate. Eat a pizza pie with a celebrity chef at Il Cane Rosso. They are hosting a series every Monday through October [...]

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Non-Friday shows for the first weekend of not-really-summer-anymore

So even though Friday has so many shows we had to give it its own blog post, there are still a bunch of great shows to see throughout the rest of the weekend. Start your Saturday afternoon with an in-store at Bill’s (September 15). Frausun is playing at 4 (after People or Things at 3), [...]

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Take a walking tour of the arts district or celebrate the wonderful world of anime

As school starts and summer winds to an end, everybody can get back what they do best: business as usual, at least until the holidays. Fill your weekend with some of the old non-summer usuals, like an art exhibit or getting to know the city a little bit better. After the 30-year in the making [...]

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Eat a hatch chili or drink some Rahr beer (or both!)

Fort Worth’s Rahr Brewing Company is hosting a special beer dinner Monday (August 20) at the Meddlesome Moth. Each of the five courses in the meal (featuring such treats as roasted frog legs with violet sauce girondine and Tex-Mex-cured salmon) will be paired with a Rahr beer and will have a before and an after [...]

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Celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday or see Dallas, 1950’s Dada edition

There are a few awesome gems to check out in Big D this week of the food and art variety. All of the following events are located in indoor, air-conditioned spaces (because while we’re not positive, it’s most probably hot as hell outside). Julia Child herself may not be around to celebrate her 100th birthday, [...]

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Five Ways to Get Wet in DFW

Other Rent Cafe cities are shedding tears about the end of summer. Not us. We know that even after summer is officially over we’ve got weeks of heat remaining on the calendar. There is no better way to pass the lingering weeks of warm weather than to take a dip and get wet. Here are [...]

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Appreciate classical guitar, relive 70’s metal or dance once again to Rockabilly

There is quite an interesting mix of good finds in music events this week where you can keep it classy, keep it local or keep it decidedly un-classy. For something classier, make it classical at the Fort Worth Guitar Guild Music Festival at the Fort Worth Modern July 31 – August 4. Special guests and [...]

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Ways to celebrate with your old man

Is it Father’s Day already? Wasn’t Mother’s Day just a couple of weeks ago? Yes, it was. Why the card companies made the two days so close together will always remain a mystery. While Father’s Day doesn’t have the full gamut of brunches as your mom’s equivalent holiday, there are a few things going on [...]

It’s a Foodie Friday

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It’s a Foodie Friday

Friday (June 15) is a big day for foodies. To start, it’s the Dallas Art District’s annual block party. This means free entry to the Nasher and Crow Collection and half-price tickets to the DMA, a free show with Salim Nourallah and The Travoltas, copious museum tours (the museums will be staying open late for [...]

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Indoor things to do outdoors this summer

Escape your apartment for a bit of outdoor fun. It’s summer time, and that means it’s the season of doing things outdoors that are normally done indoors, like seeing the symphony, eating or watching a movie. DFW has no lack of concerts in gardens to wile away hot summer evenings with a picnic and a [...]

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Become one with your inner dork

Whether you were a science-nerd as a kid or have a hankering for accordion music, everybody has a love for something uncool, uncouth and just plain dorky. Celebrate your inner nerd this weekend at any one of these awesomely dorky events. Break out the lederhosen; Ennis is hosting the National Polka Festival. This celebration of [...]

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Fort Worth’s South Side isn’t as sleepy as it seems

Fort Worth’s “South Side,” located just south of I-30 from downtown, is filled with quaint little 1920’s houses (some in disrepair, some well remodeled) and a few mega apartment complexes adjacent to the medical district. Despite the fact that the South Side always looks like a sleepy little neighborhood, there’s actually a lot going on. [...]