Things to do for August 12, 2010

The Weekender

Blonde Quarterbacks, New Tacos and a Pub Crawl

The weekend is flourishing in two-a-days.

Thursday
Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.

This week, Perks is bringing you a chance to spend a day at the track, racing Audi’s sportiest machines around Infineon Raceway. Also: gear for the impending season between seasons with half off Steven Alan’s pre-fall collection. Finally, a weeklong membership and personal training session at Crunch, on the house. Because you only like to sweat in the presence of a live DJ.

Free Wine at Veritas
WINE-ING

Free Wine at Veritas

Anytime you can get vino at the price of air, you’re a happy camper. So you’ll want to stop by your favorite first-date spot on Henderson tonight for a couple of hours of free wine sampling, from 6 to 8pm. Also known as a wine-drinking power alley.

Aug 12, 6-8pm, Veritas, 2323 N Henderson Ave #103, 214-841-9463

The Green Room Is Back
DEEP GREEN

The Green Room Is Back

Comebacks are never easy. But after a brief hiatus, the Green Room in Deep Ellum officially returns today, bringing you their signature “Feed Me, Wine Me” food and wine pairings, local music and a roof deck coming in the fall, just in time for breezy September happy hours.

Saturday
Pub Crawling All Over Uptown
PITCHERS

Pub Crawling All Over Uptown

As the heat box that is Uptown crosses into the triple digits, a few good spots on McKinney Avenue have teamed up for the only logical solution: a huge pub crawl. Starting at noon, you’ll traverse everywhere from Primo’s to Uptown Bar & Grill with other beer-drinking warriors. Officially it ends at 4pm, but we say keep going until you start requesting George Michael songs.

Blondes vs. Brunettes Football Game
PIGSKIN

Blondes vs. Brunettes Football Game

If you’re ready for some hard-core girl-on-girl touch football action, you’ll want to head to the Highland Park football stadium on Saturday for the annual Blondes vs. Brunettes game (sorry, redheads). Post-game includes cocktails with the athletes, who are all cute young professionals in the Dallas area. Be sure to compliment them on their... sportsmanship.

Aug 14, 7pm, $25, Highlander Stadium, 4233 Grassmere Ln, donate here

Next Thursday
Urban Taco Comes to Uptown
TACO-ING

Urban Taco Comes to Uptown

Soon, you’ll have a new addition to your arsenal of McKinney Avenue haunts... and it comes bearing mango mojitos. Also: jalapeño zucchini salsa, chili-rubbed pork tacos and a large garden patio for your outdoor feasting pleasure. Because sometimes chili-rubbed pork tacos need to breathe.

Opens Aug 19, Urban Taco, 3411 McKinney Ave, 214-922-7080

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