Things to do for August 26, 2010

The Weekender

Kimonos, Michael Jackson and the Super Bowl (of Dallas Roller Derby)

The weekend gets you on a deep level.

Thursday
Designer Neckwear from Britain, Half Off
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Designer Neckwear from Britain, Half Off

This week, Perks is bringing you cutting-edge designer ties from Motto and Crest, for half off. Hailing from across the pond, these ties are manufactured in the English tradition, combining classic menswear fabrics (like tweed) with dashes of more unconventional ones (like leather). Take note: a tweed-and-leather suit is still not a good idea.

Friday
Rooftop Lounging at Tei-An
KIMONO HOUR

Rooftop Lounging at Tei-An

Late August in Texas is all about the simple pleasures. A rooftop, a bottle of beer, some BBQ and a thin kimono. Tei-An is throwing a soiree on its rooftop tomorrow night, where you’ll have access to unlimited beer and Japanese barbecue for $20—or $10 if you arrive in a summer kimono. Luckily, you just got yours back from Michelle Yeoh.

Aug 27, 9pm-1:30am, $10-$20, Tei-An, 1722 Routh St #110, 214-220-2828

Saturday
Block Partying in Deep Ellum
DEEP IMPACT

Block Partying in Deep Ellum

The All Good Café is shutting down Deep Ellum for 12 hours so that you can fill up on food and beer from six Deep Ellum places (La Grange, Monica’s) while you listen to upwards of 12 hours of live music. Bands include Boys Named Sue, New Bohemians and The O’s. Aerosmith couldn’t make it.

Aug 28, 12am-12pm, Main St from Walton to Malcolm X, 214-742-5362

The Roller Derby Championship
WHIP IT

The Roller Derby Championship

Ever since American Gladiators got canceled, redone and canceled again, you have been deprived of some high-quality female sports viewing. But this Saturday, consider yourself un-deprived. The city’s roller derby league-championship game pits the mighty High Sea Hotties against the formidable Wrecking Crew. Keep it clean, ladies…

Aug 28, 7pm, $12-$15, NYTEX Sports Centre, 8851 Ice House Dr, North Richland Hills, tickets here

Tuesday
Wine Mayhem at the Library Bar
STUDYING

Wine Mayhem at the Library Bar

Tuesdays can be brutal: alarm clocks, conference calls and that bitter taste of Monday in your mouth. To ease the pain, the Library Bar at the Warwick Melrose Hotel is offering three glasses of wine (of your choosing) for ten dollars. Feel free to conduct your own hanger steak tasting afterwards.

Wednesday
Michael Jackson at the Dallas Symphony
WHO’S BAD

Michael Jackson at the Dallas Symphony

It’s been over a year since the King of Pop left us. But his moonwalking and crotch-grabbing shouldn’t be forgotten. On Wednesday, you can pay tribute for two full hours as the Dallas Symphony does their best version of “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and other hits. You always said “Man in the Mirror” needed more violins.

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