Things to do for April 26, 2012

The Weekender

Barbecue, Ben Folds and Umpiring a Margarita Contest

All that she wants, is another weekend, she’s gone tomorrow...

Thursday
Friday
A White Party atop the Joule Hotel
CROWN JOULE

A White Party atop the Joule Hotel

The Joule is kicking off rooftop pool season tomorrow with a white party. Expect lots of seersucker, lots of gratis cocktails and an extremely strict guest list... which we can get you on. Just send an email here for a chance at one of five tickets. Tell them Daddy sent you.

Your New Chocolate Go-To
SWEET EMOTION

Your New Chocolate Go-To

Mother’s Day is almost here. Consider this your reminder. As for your gift, well, enter LA-originated chocolate shop See’s Candies. Stop by and grab Mom the Large Gold Fancy. It’s a two-pound golden box filled with all sorts of gourmet chocolate. Nothing says you care like nougat.

Ben Folds Symphony
IN THE FOLD

Ben Folds Symphony

The symphony. Sure, you’ll go in the name of a third date. Also, you’ll go when Ben Folds is playing in the keys section. Yes, the “Rockin’ the Suburbs” guy is taking the stage at Bass Hall tomorrow to jam with the entire Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Even the cowbell guy.

Saturday
A Gathering of the Best in BBQ
QUE RATING

A Gathering of the Best in BBQ

Late-breaking competitive barbecuing news: there’s a big cook-off going down in Mesquite this weekend. Which means if you’re looking for the best ribs in the state on Saturday, they’ll all be here. As will Pat Green. He’s performing on one of the four concert stages. You know, when he’s not busy eating brisket.

Apr 27, 5-11pm; Apr 28, 10am-11pm; $20, Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, tickets here

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