Things to do for September 01, 2011

The Weekender

Margaritas, Mini Pies and Johnny Cash

The weekend wears white whenever it wants.

Thursday
The Best Damn French 75 in Texas
SHOWDOWN

The Best Damn French 75 in Texas

The Cedars Social is competing against all of Texas to see who can serve the most French 75 libations (gin and bubbly) in 11 hours. Their opponents: bartenders from Anvil Bar (Houston), Esquire (San Antonio), Bar Congress (Austin). At stake: a trophy. You: voting by ordering cocktails. Democracy wins again.

Norma’s Infamous Pies, Now Smaller
DOWNSIZED

Norma’s Infamous Pies, Now Smaller

1956: Norma’s Cafe opens. 1956-2011: they serve pies and other stuff. September 1, 2011: Norma’s shrinks their Mile High Pies. (All credit to Rick Moranis, we assume.) So you can now get a miniature coconut or chocolate peanut butter pie for two bucks. Imagine what they’ll do in the next 55 years.

Saturday
Buying Gear from an ’80s School Bus
BUS STOP

Buying Gear from an ’80s School Bus

Your new home for skinny ties and vintage Kiss T-shirts: a green old school bus called the Vintagemobile. It’ll be parked in Oak Cliff this weekend, if you want to pick up some vintage cowboy boots. Warning: the bus’s A/C is also vintage.

Sat-Sun, 11am-2pm, parked outside of Smoke, 901 Fort Worth Ave, 469-449-4440

Johnny Cash and Old Cadillacs
RING OF FIRE

Johnny Cash and Old Cadillacs

This Saturday, Elm Street will be overflowing with pre-1964 cars for the Invasion Car Show—from Al Capone’s old Cadillac to Roger Sterling’s first Ford. (As in the Mad Men character.) You’ll sip pints and compare flame jobs as Boys Named Sue performs outside. No, it’s not a Susan Boyle tribute band.

Sep 3, 2-8pm, in the lot by Trees, 2709 Elm St, 214-741-1122

Sunday
Margarita Meltdown in Bishop Arts
JUDGMENT DAY

Margarita Meltdown in Bishop Arts

Our apologies, but you might be working this weekend. Specifically, you’ll be judging frozen margaritas from 20 different spots including Alma and Bolsa. As a reward for your labor: a DJ and tacos from Veracruz. And we’ll give you Monday off.

Sep 4, 6-10pm, $20, Bishop Arts District, 408 N Bishop Ave, 214-566-4834, email for more info

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