Mustang Weekend Guide: Dallas For Just The Guys

January 28, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Elizabeth Lowe & Natalie Blankenship
elowe@smu.edu, nblankensh@smu.edu

This weekend is for the guys with activities and specials ranging from reggae rock to ultimate enchiladas to of course, the NFL as we countdown to the Super Bowl. But being in Dallas, this is definitely an upgraded version of the typical boys weekend, making it great for gals too.

Get a little surf culture with Badfish at the House of Blues
When: Saturday, Jan. 29
Time: doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Price: $20 general admission or the 4-pack price of $15 a piece
What: Badfish is a Sublime tribute band; it’s not ska, but it’s definitely surfer-cool. Perfect for a totally chill, sunny Saturday night out…even if it’s below 40 and raining.

Go pro minus the price at NFL Experience
When: all weekend
Times: Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Price: not the going rate of upwards $1,000 for Cowboy Stadium
What: It’s not a January weekend in Texas without a little NFL. The Super Bowl brings this mega-fan attraction to the Dallas Convention Center which includes autograph sessions, the Vince Lambardi Trophy, and of course some games and drills.

Coal Vines to Update Your Weekend Pizza
Where: Uptown on Cedar Springs Road
What: Delicious wood-fired pizzas and other Italian specialties
Ditch that Saturday evening Domino’s, get up off the couch and head to Coal Vines for great food and awesome atmosphere as well. Owned by the same people of Nick & Sam’s, you’re sure to be pleased.

BEE: Best Enchiladas Ever Opens In Oak Cliff
What: made to order enchiladas, burritos, tacos and more, this “enchiladeria” is compared to a cross between a Chipotle and a Which Wich. It’s fast and it’s fresh, and it’s owned by Monica of Monica’s Aca y Alla.
Why: it’s brand new–why not try the newest tex mex in town? Then maybe you can claim that you discovered the restaurant when all of your friends start becoming regulars.

Mustang Weekend Guide

November 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Post by Elizabeth Lowe
elowe@smu.edu

All there is to see and do around the Hilltop.

Holiday Hay Day
Market Center Sample Sale
To Do: Shop venders from around Dallas and Houston for unique goods on the cheap.
Beware: There’s a lot of bling. Forego the sequin covered purses and sweaters for the rhinestone belts and boots.
Enjoy: Holiday cheer for all! And be sure to stop by the Salvation Army Angel Tree to spread a little cheer to Dallas kids.
When: Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Intense Cinema
127 Hours
What: The latest film from the director of “Slum Dog” opens this weekend at the Angelika Theatre in Mockingbird Station.
Who: James Franco stars as hiker and real life survival man Aron Ralston. There’s Oscar talk already for Franco and director Boyle.
Warning: This is not a relaxing matinee movie. Boyle and Franco explore the harrowing details of the hiker’s experience after being trapped in the wilderness, pinned under a boulder. Be prepared to winch.
When: Fri. – Sun. and throughout the month

Pumpkin Madness
Great Pumpkin Festival at the Dallas Arboretum
To See: “The Only Pumpkin Village in the World,” as claimed by the Dallas Arboretum.
Why: This is the last weekend to catch all the pumpkin madness. Have you ever been inside a house made completely out of pumpkins? It’s a harvest season celebration at its best.
We wonder: How many pumpkin pies could one make out of one house?
When: Fri. – Sun. Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

A Dose of Culture
31st Annual Diwali Show
What: Diwali is a celebration of lights for Indian cultures, across all religious sects. SMU’s Indian Student Association puts on the show and holiday celebration every year in collaboration with community organizations.
To See: It’s a night full of color, beautiful clothes and dancing.
Stay Late: After the show, they will be serving a traditional buffet and dancing late into the night.
When: Sat. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (or later)
Where: Hughes-Trigg Theatre

Art Inaugural
ARTOPIA presented by the Dallas Observer
Art Smart: Not a regular on the Dallas art scene? Well this is the perfect opportunity to get a taste. Victory Park will be packed on Saturday night in celebration of all things local art.
Not Buying?: No need. Most students are not in the market for pieces of artwork, but Artopia is more like a giant party. Come for the art, stay for the mingling and people-watching.
Why: This is Artopia’s inaugural event, one that may become an annual tradition to bring awareness to the artsy, and impressive, side of Dallas life.
When & Where: Sat., 8-11 p.m. at Victory Park