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Weekend whirlwind

Who are you wearing? March 2-4:

 It’s time for the Oscars! We have no clue who you’re wearing, but we’ve got some award-worthy events and our own suggestions for what to pull from your closet to get out there in style this weekend (don’t you always?). 

Your snarky green tee that the parents can’t stand.

The North Texas Irish Festival is the perfect blend of sheep-herding, whiskey-tasting, men in kilts, green beer, authentic Celtic music and “my muscles have atrophied from watching the Olympics from my couch, so please get me out of this house!” This year is the 36th time that the festival brings all of us lucky leprechauns together for fun and shenanigans. Friday-Sunday, hours vary. Daily ticket $15-20. Fair Park, 1121 First Ave, Dallas.

Indulge in an Old Hollywood vibe at the @RenataSalons #Oscars Party March 3 from 6-8p  w/ light bites, vocals by “vintage futuristic” of Kelsey Lewis, and select outfit sales by @VintageTex #GrapevineTX  https://www.facebook.com/events/1826941264042744/

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A beautiful saree or jewel-toned silks.

The Resource Center of Dallas presents their 20th annual Toast to Life benefit, “Bollywood!” Dress up (suggested attire is “Bollywood Fab-u-lous) and enjoy a night of food, drinks and dancing to live DJ’s while supporting the center, which provides health and wellness services to Dallas’s LGBTQ community. Tickets $150  Saturday at 7:30pm. The Empire Room, 1225 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas.

Lycra and tennies.

You are going to be tired. Be prepared. The All Out Trinity is set on stirring up some ACTION all over the Trinity River Corridor, which is the largest public works project in Dallas’s history! Pick your favorite activities from the Trinity River Levee Run, the Dallas Gravel Ride, yoga on the bridge, a bike race over the arch and a huge market with local artists, food trucks and shopping. Registration fees vary. Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, 109 Continental Ave, Dallas. All day Saturday.

Photo Credit: Patrick Feller

Overalls and gardening gloves.

Photo Credit: Liz Henry

 Get out to the Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center to learn how to successfully nurture plants from the time they’re just adorable seeds. The kid-friendly workshop, taught by local expert Jeff Davis, will include important information to turn your black thumbs green. Free and open to the public.  Saturday 9-11am. 3310 Collins Rd, Denton.

Your paint-splattered print denim jacket.

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Beer. Chips. Art. And it’s family-friendly! If snooty galleries aren’t your thang, Noble Rey Brewing Company is hosting the traveling Beer & Chips Art Festival, with 50 national artists to peruse as you sip on lagers and chomp chips as loudly as you want. Free Admission. Saturday 12-7pm. 2636 Farrington St, Dallas.

3rd Annual #TEXFest in Carrollton this Sat. March 3rd: Beers, Live Music – 3p – 9p http://www.cityofcarrollton.com/departments/departments-g-p/parks-recreation/downtown-carrollton/texfest

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The sweater that Grandma lovingly knitted for you.

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Are you a Hot Wheels fan? Still searching for that ONE special piece for your action figure collection? Then get yourself to the North Dallas Toy Show, happening the first Saturday of every month. There are hourly door prizes, and kids under 12 get in free. Saturday 9am-3pm. Adults $2. Dallas Event Center, 4343 Sigma Rd, Suite 600, Farmers Branch.

Something fancy. But not THAT fancy.

 And if you HAVE something that would qualify as “Oscar shorts,” that’s perfect. If you’re planning to watch the Academy Awards on Sunday night, preview the nominees for Best Animated and Best Live Action short films at Oscar Shorts, presented by Magnolia at the Modern.

Friday 4pm: Animated Program

Friday 8pm: Live Action Program

Saturday 5pm: Animated Program

Sunday 12pm: Animated Program

Sunday 2pm: Live Action Program

Sunday 4pm: Animated Program

$6-9. 3200 Darnell St, Ft. Worth.

Elastic-waist pants.

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Have you BEEN to Legacy Food Hall yet? You know we’re a fan of Brunch, with a capital “B.” With 30+ food and beverage vendors, you’ve got a chance to search for the perfect waffle, the best biscuits, and the most tasty Bloody Mary in town. Get there Sunday from 11am-1pm. Prices vary. 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano.

Your leathers and a helmet.

A little artisan coffee first, riding with fellow motorcyclists, then one of 10 Texas beers on tap after. Ahhh, the perfect morning for Denton riders. Denton Independent Motorcycle Show invites you to a casual gathering of fellow bike enthusiasts to sip, chat and ride. 10% discount when you mention you’re there for the get together. Every Sunday 9-11am, rain or shine. West Oak Coffee Bar. 114 W. Oak St, Denton.

Something THAT fancy (that you don’t mind spilling drinks on).

Photo Credit: Robert Couse-Baker

Whether you’re rooting for your favorite Supporting Actress in a Comedy, or just want to see if Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston get into some drama on the red carpet, it’s more fun with friends! Pick out your favorite watching party and get ready.

Where to watch:

Museum of Modern Art, 3200 Darnell St, Ft. Worth.

The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd, Dallas.

Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson, McKinney.

Your House. After all, who can throw a better Oscars party than YOU?

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