Yeah, so Friday and Saturday, you’ll want to steer clear of the grocery stores if you want to avoid being sardined in between carts full of beer, chips and hot dogs for the BIG GAME DAY house parties. Let’s assume you might want to make other plans in addition to watching the Super Bowl. Let’s just assume that. For you, we researched happenings around town to round out your weekend.

Are you yearning for the old days of big hair, power ballads and rock goddesses?

They miss you too. Even it Up – The Ultimate Heart Tribute is coming to reminisce with you at Lava Cantina in the Colony. Since Ann Wilson has been touring, minus her sister, as frontwoman for the Ann Wilson Thing, this tribute could be just the thing to take you back! Friday 8-11pm. 5805 Grandscape Blvd. The Colony

Speaking of nostalgia​… 

…Take in some lovely vintage at the Another Time & Place exhibit in McKinney. Featuring artwork by Beth Fields and Andrea Holmes, the show will highlight vignettes that weave stories of the past approaching the present. Fields grew up in the North Dallas suburbs, and Holmes is based in Anna. Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 6-9pm, Sunday 1-4pm. The Cove – 402 N. Tennessee St, McKinney.

Sunday, we couch, and eat. Before that, we run. 

The Super Run 5k is happening Saturday, and registration is still open. The run partners with non-profits nationwide to raise funds and awareness. Put on your cape and run for a cause. 8am-11am Bachman Lake 3500 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas.

Enough of playing around on Pinterest!

It’s time to get those hands dirty. We’re seeing hints of Spring around the corner, and that landscape isn’t going to design itself. Sign up for the Be Your Own Landscape Designer class at AgriLife Water University, and show that yard who’s the boss. Saturday at 9am and Sunday at 4pm. 17360 Coit Rd, Dallas. $295 per couple includes breakfast, lunch and design materials.

Pic courtesy Denton Clear Creek FB page

While your hands are still dirty…

From 9a until 11am Sunday morning, Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center presents a Foodscaping class FREE. Not that much of an early riser? They have one on May 30th in the evening too. More details about incorporating edible plants into your landscape on their facebook page.

The Dallas Opera performed their very first season in 1957.

This weekend, they present The Three Little Pigs. This children’s opera is the perfect opportunity to introduce your family to the charming world of Opera. Saturday 2pm. Winspear Opera House 2403 Flora St, Dallas. $5 General Admission.

Get your gears checked, my friends.

The Progressive Motorcycle Show promises great speakers, free gear checks, a thrilling stunt show and kids zone. Host William Gloege recently completed a two and a half year ride that covered more than 100,000 miles! Saturday 10am-8pm at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center 650 South Griffin St, Dallas. $14

Bring your finest mask to the Fort Worth South Side.

You haven’t forgotten about Mardi Gras have you? The Fairmount National Historic District in Fort Worth is throwing down this dinner, dancing and casino shindig on Saturday Feb 3rd and last check, there are tickets still available. At the Southside Preservation Hall, tix $43.19 each. 

FairMOUNTI GRAS Casino Bash

Live, from Madness Games and Comics, it’s Board Gaming Saturday Nights!

Bring your favorite games and find your tribe. Euro-Games, American-Style, The Rails… someone will be playing it and you might find your new best friend. Saturday 4-11pm 3000 Custer Rd, Ste 310, Plano. Free.

It’s Superbowl time!

Let’s be real. It will be all around you, on every tv, in every location. You can’t escape it. But you do have a choice, dammit. If you’re not sure WHICH TV you’d like to park yourself in front of while surrounded by revelers cursing the Patriots, why don’t you try one of these fine venues?

  • Superbowl Watching Party at the Bomb Factory 4pm 2713 Canton St, Dallas.
  • Andy’s Bar in Denton, starts at 5p
  •  Tupps Brewery Watching Party 5:30-10pm 721 Anderson St, McKinney.
  • Super Chili Bowl IV at Three Links in Deep Ellum 3pm 2704 Elm St, Dallas.
  • An entire list of Super Bowl watching parties in Fort Worth.
  • Which team wins it??  Courtesy of Pixabay

    My senses are telling me that some of you might try to escape it anyway…try The Dallas Psychic Fair.

    You can talk to the animals, have your handwriting analyzed and regress into your past lives this Sunday 11:30am-6pm. Dallas Events Center 4343 Sigma Road, Suite 600, Farmers Branch. $7 General Admission, all readings $20.

    Just opened, Stomping Ground Comedy is Dallas’s only non-profit theatre dedicated 100% to comedy. 

    After the Cowboys’ season, who couldn’t use some laughs? The venue presents The Melting Pot: Multi-Cultural Potluck and Improv Jam. Sunday 1-4pm Arts Mission Oak Cliff 410 South Windomere Ave, Dallas. Free, BYOB.

    Go lonnnnngggg this weekend and enjoy the game! We’d love to hear from you about your BEST WEEKEND EVER in the comments below. 

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