Mustang Weekend Guide: Fun In “The Bubble”

April 8, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By A&E Editors

Sure you could go exploring around Dallas this weekend, but there’s more than enough fun to be had right here in the SMU “Bubble.” Here’s our weekend line-up for fun right here in the Park Cities:

Kappa Alpha Crawfish Boil
What: all the crawfish and beer – if you’re of age – your little heart desires. Did we mention there’s a Jimmy Buffett cover band? Sounds like our kind of afternoon.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Across the Street Bar
Tickets are $20 at the door. Arrive with an empty belly and your Parrot Head party pants on.

Sam Edelman Spring Collection Debut
Where: Neiman Marcus at Northpark Center
What: Scope out the latest collection of the fan-favorite shoe line Sam Edelman. Gush a little; buy a little – it will be a good time. Also, Sam Edelman’s son will be in-house for a personal appearance and some shoe Q&A.
When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

SMU Retail Club Fashion Show
What: It’s the SMU fashion event of the season, and after a busy day of crawfish and shoe oogling, what’s better than sitting back and taking in some of the latest trends? The show begins with a panel of SMU student and alumni designers as well as several Dallas designers.
Where: The Meadows Museum (What a neat venue right? We thought so too.)
When: Saturday, 5-7 p.m.

Eat, Gather and Mingle At The Katy Trail Ice House
When: anytime! It’s the grand opening weekend
What: Enjoy the great weather, grab an ice cold drink, and sit down to enjoy a burger.
Why: It’s a new and cool Austin-style beer garden brought to you by the creators of Bandito’s Tex-Mex Cantina, Barley House & Mi Cocina. Like all of our favorite things about Dallas patio life wrapped into one.

DALLAS International Film Festival Closing Weekend
Where: Angelika, Highland Park Village, Magnolia & many others
What: The closing weekend of these film festivals are sometimes the best part – all the winners, all day, all over town. Scope out their schedule online for tickets, trailers and showtimes.
Why: You can say you’re cool and underground because you’re not seeing Hollywood’s latest blockbuster and who knows—you might run into a celebrity.

Mustang Weekend Guide: Feb. 25-27

February 25, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Elizabeth Lowe and Natalie Blankenship

With the Oscar’s coming up on Sunday, we encourage you to treat yourself to a star-studded weekend. From cupcakes to movies to shopping, there’s something for everyone.

Let’s Go To the Movies:
Best Picture Showcase at AMC Northpark
What: Head to the AMC as they screen all the 2011 Oscar nominees for “Best Picture” in a full-day marathon of film.
Why: You can brush up on all the buzzed-about films and spend an entire day eating popcorn.
Time: The shows kick off Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. and run until 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35 for all five movies including Black Swan, The King’s Speech, and The Social Network

Saw Shaw?:
“You Never Can Tell” at Meadows
Showtimes: Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m.
What: The Division of Theatre in Meadows continues their season with this whitty play with a bright set from Tony-award winning set designer John Antone.
Why: Student tickets are only $7
Read More: Our review from opening night can tell you what to expect.

Cupcake Wars: Dallas’ newest cupcake shop

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What: A cupcake shop based out of an Airstream trailer has now hit Richardson. They deliver if you live near Richardson, but if not you can stop by to try all of their innovative flavors like chocolate coconut, peanut butter and jelly and lemon.
Why: Who doesn’t love cupcakes?
Where: order online at

Shop til you drop.

What: a new pop-up store that houses fun clothing brands at up to 60 percent off.
Why: great deals, location, location, location.
Where: Mockingbird Station
When: Thursday-Saturday, 11 -8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Mustang Weekend Guide: Feb. 18-20

February 18, 2011 by · Comments Off 

By Natalie Blankenship and Elizabeth Lowe

This weekend, do Dallas outside of the box – or bubble in our case. Although we encourage such adventures on a regular basis, this weekend is all about stepping outside of the Park Cities and in to the “hipper” side of Dallas life.

Rest In Power Intro from Carlos Donjuan on Vimeo.

Get Artsy: Rest In Power by Sour Grapes
What: this Dallas graffiti/wall art team is one of the best around and produce insane work.
Why: because it’ll probably be the coolest art exhibit you’ll visit all season
Where: Dallas Contemporary
When: Now – March 27

Broken Social Scene – Cause=Time from Arts & Crafts on Vimeo.

Indie Fix: Broken Social Scene
Where: House of Blues
When: Saturday, Feb. 19, doors at 8 p.m.
Price: $17.50-$40
What: a gret concert at a great venue. It’s a band worth seeing no matter your music taste – plus you can get your weekly fix of “stick it to the man” mentality.

And for those of age…

Uptown Spot: Nodding Donkey
When: Anytime
What: a new, fun sports saloon where you can drink your beer out of a jar, play darts, eat some comfort food, and try the Donkey Punch – if you dare.
Where: Uptown on Thomas Avenue

Drink Steal: Central 214 for “Naughty at Night”
Where: Central 214 (The Palomar)
When: Friday, Feb. 18. 10pm-12am
What: half price drink specials and “naughty bites” like Kobe beef sliders, popcorn chicken, tacos, nachos and more.

Mustang Weekend Guide

November 19, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Elizabeth Lowe

The holidays are in full-swing the weekend before Thanksgiving. Here’s all the gingerbread-latte-appropriate activities plus your usual cinema and sports diversions.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1
It’s Official: Although fans waited in line for the midnight showing, this weekend marks the official opening of the first part of the final installment of the Harry Potter story.
What We Think: Can’t wait to see those box office scores.

Diane von Furstenberg Arrives
Where: DVF makes her Dallas debut with a boutique store in Highland Park Village. After a few delays, the store is finally opening its doors for the best wrap frocks around this weekend.
We ask: How has Highland Park Village survived this long without it?

Etsy Dallas presents Jingle Bash
What: The first team in Texas for sellers on, the online store for all things handmade and indie, hosts the largest indie holiday market of the season.
Shop: Handcrafted goods, accessories and clothing while supporting local artists.
When & Where: Lone Star Room at Palladium, 2-8 p.m.

Dallas’ Annual City Lights Celebration
A Dallas Tradition: Downtown Dallas and Neiman Marcus host the lighting ceremony of the year as the city decks its streets for the holiday season.
What: It’s like Dallas’ version of the NYC Macy’s holiday window reveal.
Events: The holiday tree is lit at 6:30 p.m. at 1902 Main Street followed by a “moonwalk” to Neiman Marcus downtown for the lighting of the historical flagship store at 7 p.m.

SMU vs. Marshall
Boulevard: Pre-game festivities begin at noon in true SMU tradition as fans flock to the SMU Mall and the lawn of Dallas Hall.
Game Time: Kickoff is at 3 p.m. as the Mustangs make their drive to bowl eligibility.

2010 Snider Plaza Tree Lighting festivities
What: The Bubble hub will be buzzing throughout the afternoon with activities such as pictures with Santa, bounce houses, and of course store specials.
Lead up: Before the official lighting at 6 p.m., there will be performances from the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet and HPHS choirs. Come early to catch the spirit before Mayor Dick Davis flips the switch to light the Snider Plaza Tree.