Things to do for March 03, 2011

The Weekender

Body Paint, Kayaks and Partying in Lederhosen

The weekend is like a scoreboard: it doesn’t lie.

Thursday
Friday
Kayaking Season Officially Begins
UP A CREEK

Kayaking Season Officially Begins

Football’s over. Baseball’s in spring training. So that only means one thing: kayak season. And the only kayak shop on White Rock Lake is nearly open and ready to rent you one of its aquatic vessels. You feel naked without a kayak on your waist.

Championship-Caliber Body Painting
IN THE PAINT

Championship-Caliber Body Painting

You appreciate art. Especially when the canvas is a runway model in her birthday suit and paint. Which brings us to the prestigious North American Body Painting Championship, a three-day collision of skin and sponge brushes featuring some 150 models from 20 countries. No, you can’t take the art home.

Saturday
Mardi Gras Invades Oak Cliff
CRAWFISH

Mardi Gras Invades Oak Cliff

Oak Cliff’s rolling out a plethora of bead-friendly events for you this Saturday, including a 5K costume run in the morning and a masquerade ball at night at Kessler Theater (Cajun band included). And Sunday they’re boiling up 500 pounds of crawfish in Bishop Arts. Feel free to BYO bib.

Lederhosen and Steins at Common Table
BAVARIA

Lederhosen and Steins at Common Table

With St. Paddy’s Day on the horizon, you’re naturally thinking of one thing: Germany. So the Common Table is hosting a strong-beer festival (“Starkbierfest”) on their brick patio, complete with live German music, complimentary Paulaner steins and beer wenches. You love a good wench.

Monday
Dining Without a Menu (for Free)
GRATIS

Dining Without a Menu (for Free)

Sometimes you don’t play by the rules. Like, sometimes you don’t order off the menu. And the Screen Door respects that (weirdly). So on Monday, you can order one of three off-menu items—grilled calamari, flat iron steak, fried chicken livers—and not pay for it. Just go with it...

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