Things to do for September 22, 2011

The Weekender

The Cowboys, Ostriches and Dancing in Uptown

The weekend doesn’t look back.

Thursday
Exclusive Shoes and Bacon Explosions
PERK ALERT

Exclusive Shoes and Bacon Explosions

We’re getting you the exclusive on a couple one-of-a-kind shoes from the venerable Maine-based cobbling outfit, Rancourt & Co. (Ralph Lauren’s go-to guys.) Then we’re airmailing you three Bacon Explosions (enough said). And finally, we’re getting you half off a champagne-soaked endless summer at NYC’s hottest hotel. Just go with it...

Friday
Meet the New Power Lunch at Asador
POWER PLAY

Meet the New Power Lunch at Asador

This place is offering a new power lunch deal where you get a different soup/salad and sandwich combo every week—think chilled gazpacho with harissa shrimp and pork sliders—for 10 bucks. But if you need still more power, the 120 tequila options should take care of you. 

Mon-Fri, Asador, 2222 Stemmons Fwy, 214-267-4815

Friday, You’ll Dance Here
NU METAL

Friday, You’ll Dance Here

Tomorrow night, you may find yourself in Uptown and in need of a dance floor worthy of your electric worm. (You have your reasons.) You’ll want to head to the old Aura spot, now known as Avenu. And then, let the worming begin.

Ostrich Racing. Yes, This Is Happening.
BIG BIRD

Ostrich Racing. Yes, This Is Happening.

Betting on the ponies: sure. Laying a string bet on the Cowboys: why not. Putting down money on an ostrich race: ... well, that’s new. It’s happening at Lone Star Park, where you can watch men race around the track on huge birds and camels, then grab dollar beers. Just go with it...

Sep 23, 7-10pm, Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, 972-263-7223

Saturday
70 Films. One Wild Weekend.
VIDEODROME

70 Films. One Wild Weekend.

Welcome to Video Fest—a weekend-long festival with over 70 video-based movies at the Angelika. Among the highlights: Mourir Auprès de Toi by Spike Jonze, about Dracula’s girlfriend and a skeleton who fall in love. (Why yes, it is animated.) There’s also a movie with Flea. No, it’s not The Big Lebowski.

Monday
A Sandwich Worthy of Monday Night
PRIME TIME

A Sandwich Worthy of Monday Night

This is a big one: home game. Monday Night Football. This sandwich. If you’re not at Jerry World, head to Neighborhood Services for their new Manwich—a massive sandwich they’re serving every Monday, with different toppings each week. It’s the Leon Lett of bar food.

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