Things to do for September 15, 2011

The Weekender

Champagne, Waiting for Guffman and John Wayne’s Cowboy Hat

The weekend has no blind side.

Thursday
Oktoberfest-ing in Addison
BREW-HA-HA

Oktoberfest-ing in Addison

This weekend, Addison Circle is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration in its massive beer garden, replete with Deutschland bands of the polka and rock variety. After a couple pints, hit up the beer-friendly decathlon, including a spelling bee in German and a keg-rolling competition. You’ve been training for this your entire life.

Sep 15-18, up to $10, Oktoberfest at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr, Addison

Friday
Wearing John Wayne’s Cowboy Hat
TRUE GRIT

Wearing John Wayne’s Cowboy Hat

On October 3, everything from The Duke’s eye patch from True Grit to his letters from four presidents will be auctioned online. But before you bid on the hat from Liberty Valance, you can see all the items in person at Heritage Auctions. No, you can’t try on the cowboy hat.

Sep 16, 10am-4pm; Sep 17-18, 10am-5pm; Heritage Auctions, 3500 Maple Ave, 11th Floor, 800-872-6467

Saturday
Cane Rosso’s New Brunch
RAISING CANE

Cane Rosso’s New Brunch

Your brunch staples: bacon. Bloodys. More bacon. And now: fried pizza dough. Your friends at Il Cane Rosso are launching Saturday brunch, with $3 mimosas, soppressata-and-braised-pork hash with eggs and that fried pizza dough with Nutella. Oh, and you can still order pizza.

Saturdays, 11am-3pm, Il Cane Rosso, 2612 Commerce St, 214-741-1188

Sunday
Stomping the Hell Out of Some Grapes
CORKED

Stomping the Hell Out of Some Grapes

The largest wine festival in the Southwest is this weekend. After a glass of vino (you have 119 options) and some grape stomping, you’ll try to shoot a champagne cork farther than your rivals. You’re not one to back down from a shootout.

Next Saturday
A Huge Screening of Waiting for Guffman
GIVING YOU GUFF

A Huge Screening of Waiting for Guffman

Your home theater system’s lovely, but sometimes you just want to watch a classic mockumentary on a massive outdoor screen with a few thousand acquaintances. And to enhance Corky St. Clair’s bowl cut: chicken sandwiches and cocktails.

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