Things to do for June 23, 2011

The Weekender

Lobster, Die Hard and a Boozy Picnic

The weekend is watering the Slip ’N Slide.

Thursday
Beer with a Side of Bacon
BACON BITS

Beer with a Side of Bacon

Brace yourself. Today we bring word of the happy hour to end all happy hours. Two words: free bacon. So after the generous souls at Mextopia pour you a Firemans #4 for $2.75, you’ll follow it up with your choice of sweet or spicy bacon. Our apologies to bar nuts.

Mon-Fri, 4-8pm, Mextopia, 2104 Greenville Ave, 214-824-9400

Friday
Pub Crawling, WWII-Style
TOP GUN

Pub Crawling, WWII-Style

You enjoy doing good (mostly). Coincidentally, you also enjoy burgers and pitchers... and wearing WWII gear. (Just go with it.) Conveniently, this pub crawl—starting at TopGolf and traveling through the Old Monk and the Katy Trail Ice House—supports the Wounded Warrior Project. You know what to do.

Saturday
Sipping Martinis with John McClane
HARD TIME

Sipping Martinis with John McClane

It’s officially summer. So naturally you’re thinking about Christmas movies. Specifically, ones with a loose cannon cop hunting down German terrorists. That’s why you’ll order up a martini at the Inwood Lounge and take in a Die Hard screening. You love Christmas in the summer.

Jun 24 and Jun 25, midnight, $10, Inwood Theater, 5458 W Lovers Ln, 214-764-9106

Sunday
A Boozy Picnic at the Lake
BASKET CASE

A Boozy Picnic at the Lake

Your picnic game: strong. But just in case, chefs from RedFork, Bolsa and the Grape are prepping housemade sausages and smoked brisket for your next one. You’ll feast on tables next to the water at White Rock Lake, along with about 350 new friends. So bring your 350-person blanket as a backup.

The Commissary’s Sunday Lobster Bake
MAINE COURSE

The Commissary’s Sunday Lobster Bake

Sunday, you’re going east. To a magical land where lobsters fall from the sky. Actually, scratch that—you’re actually going to the Commissary for a bucket filled with corn, potatoes, tomatoes and 1.25 pounds of lobster with drawn butter. There’s chocolate pie, too. But we had you at lobster.

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