Things to do for March 25, 2011

The Weekender

Sake, Pinball and a Chili Cook-Off

The weekend put you on the list.

Friday
40% Off Iron Man’s Sunglasses
PERK ALERT

40% Off Iron Man’s Sunglasses

Recently, your eyes have been dealing with a noticeable increase in sunlight—due to a long-lost phenomenon known as spring. So we’re hooking you up with 40% off our editors’ selection of Initium Eyewear—sported by Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man.

Late-Night Pizza in Deep Ellum
SERIOUSLY

Late-Night Pizza in Deep Ellum

We have a prediction. Sometime soon, maybe even tonight, the bars will close and you’ll be craving one thing: pizza. Conveniently, Deep Ellum is home to a new slice spot, open until 3am. They also serve 30-inch pies in case you need breakfast too.

The Texas Pinball Festival
PINBALL WIZARD

The Texas Pinball Festival

Okay, it’s in Grapevine, but maybe this will persuade you: 10,000 square feet of pinball machines and classic arcade games at the Hilton convention center. And if not, maybe this will: you can compete for the Texas State Pinball Championship. The trophy will look great next to your Heisman.

Saturday
A Chili Cook-Off in a Beer Garden
JUST CHILI

A Chili Cook-Off in a Beer Garden

At the Ginger Man, 20 teams of chili experts will be preparing bowls just for you (and the judges) in the urban beer garden. The free tasting doesn’t start until 2pm, but they’ll have a covers band on hand to warm you up. You always pre-chili to “Start Me Up.”

Sipping Sake on a Downtown Rooftop
THE VIEW

Sipping Sake on a Downtown Rooftop

It’s official. And we double-checked your calendar. It’s rooftop season. So the members-only rooftop at Tei-An is opening up their downtown view with a sake tasting this Saturday. Feel free to wear your Members Only jacket.

Mar 26, 8:30-10pm, suggested donation, Tei-An, 1722 Routh St, 214-220-2828

Tuesday
$5 Tuesdays in One Arts Plaza
HIGH FIVE

$5 Tuesdays in One Arts Plaza

You always need options. That’s why you wear a tux under your workout clothes. And that’s why on Tuesday you’ll head to One Arts Plaza, where every restaurant’s offering $5 cocktail and food specials—think lobster ragu at Fedora, chorizo chimichangas with queso at Jorge’s. No commitment required.

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