Things to do for August 25, 2011

The Weekender

Cowboys, Armadillos and Lotus’s Last Day

The weekend just figured out its Halloween costume. It’s really good.

Thursday
Friday
The Decision: Beer vs. Wine
SAY CHEESE

The Decision: Beer vs. Wine

You don’t judge. Well, except for that little stint on Idol. But tonight your critiquing skills are needed at Scardello Cheese. Here, you’ll taste five cheeses, each paired with a beer and a wine, and then you’ll have to pick a winner: beer or wine. You’ve been training for this your entire life.

The Real Horse Whisperer
BUCK UP

The Real Horse Whisperer

You’re familiar with The Horse Whisperer: Robert Redford, the horses, the whispering. Well, it’s based on the story of Buck Brannaman, who’s the subject of the new documentary, Buck, making its way from Sundance to Fort Worth this weekend. Consider it prep work for cowboy season.

Saturday
Finally, It’s Armadillo Day
’TIS THE SEASON

Finally, It’s Armadillo Day

Ah, the holidays. They’re not even close. So J. Black’s is celebrating this fake one with whiskey cocktails and armadillo eggs. (Includes: jalapeños, sausage and cheese wrapped in bacon. Doesn’t include: actual armadillo eggs.) Also: with one massive ice sculpture of an armadillo. Because two ice sculptures would be ridiculous.

Aug 27, 5-8pm, J. Black’s, 2409 N Henderson Ave, 214-613-2525

Lotus Says Goodbye to Uptown
LAST DANCE

Lotus Says Goodbye to Uptown

Yes, it’s true. Lotus is leaving Uptown. They’re taking their waterfall, DJ booth and booze to a new location off Ross. But first, you’re invited over for one last blowout with gratis cocktails from 9 to 10pm and a DJ. And now, a single tear hits your keyboard.

Aug 27, 9pm-2am, Lotus, 2900 McKinney Ave, 214-468-0300

Tuesday
Concert Night at St. John’s Wood
THE WOOD

Concert Night at St. John’s Wood

So your favorite two-story law office turned Uptown watering hole has started hosting a local band every week. Up this Tuesday: the O’s. (Yes, they have a banjo player.) You’ll also sip $3 pints and eat jalapeño burgers. But we had you at banjo player.

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