Things to do for August 18, 2011

The Weekender

Steve Martin, Gratis Pizza and a Slip ’N Slide

The weekend is what America needs.

Thursday
Handsome Photos of Dallas Jazzmen
ALL THAT JAZZ

Handsome Photos of Dallas Jazzmen

For the past 25 years, photographer Carl Sidle has been crashing smoky bars and concert halls to snap pictures of local jazz artists. And now they’re hanging his black-and-white prints on the walls of the Cultural Center for your pleasure. Go ahead, bring your jazz flute.

Friday
Dinner and a Movie in the West Village
MOVING

Dinner and a Movie in the West Village

We hope you’re sitting down: your next date will include dinner... and a movie. At Malai Kitchen and the Magnolia, you and a date can grab a three-course meal and a ticket to a movie for 50 bucks. Nothing goes with Midnight in Paris like coconut cream pie.

Aug 19, $50, Malai Kitchen, 3699 McKinney Ave, Ste 319, 972-591-3387; The Magnolia, 3699 McKinney Ave, Ste 100, 214-764-9106

Saturday
Slip ’N Sliding at the Donkey
SLIPPERY SLOPE

Slip ’N Sliding at the Donkey

Breaking news: it’s still hot. So the Nodding Donkey is rolling out an inflatable Slip ’N Slide on their patio. Which means an impromptu sliding tournament is pretty much inevitable. Maybe toss some Crisco on your wetsuit for the finals.

Monday
Gratis Pizza in the West Village
CRÚ TEAM

Gratis Pizza in the West Village

We have a gift for you. We wrapped it in cheese, pepperoni and crust. Hint: it starts with “p” and ends with “izza.” The West Village wine bar, Crú, is giving you any pie on the menu for free when you purchase a bottle of vino. Not that you needed the incentive.

Mondays, doors open at 4pm, Crú, 3699 McKinney Ave, Ste 107, 214-526-9463

Next Thursday
Steve Martin and His Banjo in Dallas
THE JERK

Steve Martin and His Banjo in Dallas

Big news from the department of SNL comedians turned movie stars turned Grammy-winning banjo players: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers are coming to the Meyerson Symphony Center. Because nothing says wild and crazy guy like a banjo solo.

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