Things to do for March 01, 2012

The Weekender

Frito Pies, Fireworks and Alec Baldwin

Everybody wants to rule the weekend.

Thursday
Live Concerts at Mockingbird Station
BIRD CALL

Live Concerts at Mockingbird Station

So your favorite shopping center named after a bird is hosting local bands on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Up tonight: a little group that goes by the name Club Wood. All you need to know: they have one sax player and zero keytarists.

First and third Thursdays of the month, 6-9pm, Mockingbird Station, 5307 E Mockingbird Ln, 214-452-7180

Friday
Celebratory Frito Pies at Norma’s
99 CENT-ENNIAL

Celebratory Frito Pies at Norma’s

This year, your good old friend Texas is turning 176. Naturally, you’re going to want to celebrate. The spot: Norma’s. They’re serving up some birthday chicken-fried steak and slices of pecan pie and Texas Frito pie for 99 cents each. Best. Goody bag. Ever.

Mar 2, 11:30am-2pm, Norma’s Cafe, 17721 N Dallas Pkwy #130, 972-380-8646

An Evening with Alec Baldwin
SMART ALEC

An Evening with Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin. He cracked you up on 30 Rock. He mesmerized you in Glengarry. He moved you almost to the point of tears with Schweddy Balls. And now, he’s meeting with you at the Opera House to discuss every detail of his career, craft... and Words with Friends strategy.

Saturday
Christening a Bridge with Fireworks
BRIDGE GAME

Christening a Bridge with Fireworks

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is opening this weekend with a huge soiree. There’ll be libations. There’ll be dancing. There’ll be... steel suspension cables. And to wrap it all up, a massive, musical fireworks finale. Ain’t no party like a new bridge party...

Your St. Paddy’s Warm-Up
PRACTICE ROUND

Your St. Paddy’s Warm-Up

St. Paddy’s Day might be weeks away, but your training... it starts now. Head to the Second Floor bar and begin stretching out your whiskey-sipping muscles with a four-way tasting flight of Ireland’s finest (think Jameson 12, Redbreast, Bushmills Black Bush). And you know what they say about practice.

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