Things to do for February 24, 2012

The Weekender

Tacos, Roller Derby and a Massive Oscar Party

The weekend has so many people it wants to thank.

Friday
Tacos for Lunch in the Design District
STOP SIGN

Tacos for Lunch in the Design District

You’ll use Taco Stop one of two ways. For a working lunch of rib eye tacos. Or for a breakfast taco or a Hangover Helper (a stew with beef broth and cilantro) the morning after a night of regrettable decisions. Not that you have any idea what we mean...

Now open, Taco Stop, 1900 Irving Blvd, 972-971-4859

Like a Country Club for Wine
MEMBERS ONLY

Like a Country Club for Wine

You may be familiar with the off-the-beaten-path wine wholesaler Graileys. If not, you will be: their new membership program nets you gratis weekly tastings, a private wine locker and access to their wine bar. Grape-stomping lessons not included.

Mardi Gras, in Food Truck Form
RAGIN’ CAJUN

Mardi Gras, in Food Truck Form

Fat Tuesday has come and gone—your hurricane-holding arm is still on ice. But the Mardi Gras spirit lives on with Cajun Tailgators, a four-wheeled tribute to Bourbon Street, serving up sausage gumbo and the Debris, a roast beef sandwich smothered in gravy. As all good things are.

Saturday
Finally, Roller Derby Season Is Here
BOMBSHELL BRIGADE

Finally, Roller Derby Season Is Here

Roller derby: still keeping roller skates relevant after all these years. This weekend, the Assassination City Roller Derby season is kicking off at Fair Park. Grab a beer as the Bombshell Brigade takes the rink. Bring your foam finger.

Sunday
Watching the Oscars on the Big Screen
CRYSTAL BALL

Watching the Oscars on the Big Screen

Sunday night, they’ll be broadcasting Hollywood’s little black-tie affair on the Texas Theatre’s massive screen. Before they dim the lights, you’ll want to grab a martini and get settled into the vintage seats. No word on a cameo from Uggie.

Feb 26, 6pm, no cost, The Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Oak Cliff, 214-948-1546

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