Things to do for March 29, 2012
Ping-Pong, Crawfish and the ’80s
The weekend is dusting off its jazz flute.
Playing Ping-Pong at the Opera House
You’ve always said the opera was missing one small thing: table tennis. Luckily, the Winspear Opera House is now rolling out tables so you can get in a quick match before the curtain goes up. Time to break out your formal paddles.
According to our inside source (okay, it was Brick Tamland), Saturday’s going to be beautiful. Related: Three Sheets is hosting a crawfish boil in their parking lot, where you’ll sip $2 pints as the Ray Johnston Band and Poison Cherry perform. Guess which one has spandex pants and ’80s hair.
And Now... Brunch at the Commissary
The Commissary’s doing Sunday brunch the only way they know how: with fried-chicken pancakes, bread pudding french toast and something named The Morning After—foie gras, bacon and a fried egg, all served on an English muffin. You don’t even have to promise you’ll call.
Cornhole Season Starts Now
The biggest cornhole league in Texas is stopping by Dallas next Wednesday at the House of Blues for a double-elimination tournament. If your team wins, you’ll get a cash prize, a spot in the state tourney and (we’re guessing) just a truckload of endorsement money.
A Big-Deal Chef Goes Underground
You’re no stranger to John Tesar’s cooking skills—he’s served you lobster bisque at the Mansion and burgers with fried duck at the Commissary. Now he’s hosting a five-course BYOB dinner next Saturday at an undisclosed location. Details of the menu are a secret. So yeah, like we said: underground.