Featured photo by local photographer Joseph Haubert. Credit is due, people.
So there are a few things to do this weekend, but the outdoor ones are way out of my comfort zone. I walk out to get the mail, squinting in my driveway, and wonder if the people who are new to Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton realize what they’ve gotten themselves into. Somewhere on reddit I read that driving in the Texas summer with your windows down is a lot like staring into a hair dryer on high. Truth.
How’s my color coming along? (photo found by Nick Pearson)
At my age, things are staying air conditioned unless I am directly in the water. Maybe even under the water.
Slide The City is back this year. Last year it went pear-shaped with some malfunctions and a lot of overheated people. But the ones who did get to go said it was great. $40 will get you three slides down the 1000-foot slippy slidey. Bring your own tube or buy/rent one of theirs. There’s music and stuff too. It starts at Clearfork and Hulen.
Last week’s giveaway sponsor and all around Fun Place in Frisco, National Videogame Museum is having a Pokémon GO Lure Fest this Thursday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It’s still just $12 to get in, but there will be cool extras.
TJ’s Seafood is having a class on smoking seafood on Sunday. I think it’s filling up pretty fast, so get in touch with them. The list of seafood sounds amazing – $100 per person. For other kinds of casual cooking classes in DFW, check out this short list we here at FunCity Stuff put out this week.
Festivities for all ages start at 6pm, There will be snow on Bishop, Santa and winter characters, pajama contest and story time with Mrs Claus, Charles Dickens readings, a live performance of Merry Christmas Charlie Brown, shopping and specials at restaurants.
Lazy Dog Restaurant
They have a badass looking summer menu right now and the thing that has me perk up is their Street Corn Wheels – grilled corn on the cob doused in lime-garlic sauce and that special cheese, what is that called?
It’s Street Corn Named Desire is what that is, YESIRREE.
This looks so summery delish. I mean, it’s out of focus, but still delish.
You can also bring your pup to their patio! Show yours this menu: grilled chicken breast with brown rice and a complimentary bowl of water! Fit for Fido, I tell you.
Brunch Shoutout returns for Sunday, July 24!
Lazy Dog Restaurant in Addison is our Brunch Shoutout Sponsor for this week. You can win a $50 gift card on KLIF570-AM where I give the not-so-painful five minutes on the Dave & Amy Show at 5:50a OR join us on Twitter for the #BrunchShoutout on Sunday, July 24 at 11am and see all the good stuff as it happens. I love giving stuff away. ‘m just grateful all these great businesses keep wanting to share their fun stuff with us.
80s classic The Neverending Story is playing at Inwood Theater. I only remember the soundtrack tbh, and the big furry dragon, but not the plot. So this would give me all the feels if I got to go: it’s $10.50 for adults and it starts at MIDNIGHT for you night owls.
There’s an Indie Festival at Southfork Ranch, a carnival type event with shopping, creative workshops, international foods available. $10 to enter.
There’s a Jazz Brunch at the Chestnut Tree in Denton. I hear this is a great place to eat, so I’ll probably check it out and report back.
At the Grapevine Convention Center, there’s the Texas Coin Show.
Promotion partner shoutout to Turn and Talks: Dallas Education Blog.
I’m keeping it short and simple this week. I’d love to hear from you – seriously. What are you doing this weekend? Remember to stay hydrated and to check your car for kids and pets both going out and coming out.