Things to do for June 14, 2012

The Weekender

A Beach Bar, a Spiked Punch and Copious Amounts of Brisket Chili

The weekend is actually big enough for the both of us.

Thursday
The Biggest Cocktail Gala in Dallas
BARKEEP

The Biggest Cocktail Gala in Dallas

Tonight. The Stoneleigh Hotel. Site of Dallas’s first-ever craft cocktail festival. There’ll be tiki punch on the patio. There’ll be Ricki Derek singing live. There’ll be a penthouse. To party in. And because why not, a few free tickets if you’re interested. Just email here. Free is good.

Guitar Solos and Silent Movies
SILENT NIGHT

Guitar Solos and Silent Movies

The inaugural Oak Cliff Film Festival will screen 80 movies this weekend. And we bet they’ll be lovely. But let’s talk about what’s really important. The festival parties. Specifically, the concert at the Texas Theatre that’s combining silent movies and rock music. Don’t forget your lighter.

Jun 14-17, $10/show, The Texas Theatre, 231 W Jefferson Blvd, Oak Cliff, 214-948-1546

Friday
Your Deep Ellum Beach Bar Is Now Open
SAND AND DELIVER

Your Deep Ellum Beach Bar Is Now Open

Sand. That stuff is great, but sometimes it can get in the most unexpected of places. You know, like the middle of Deep Ellum. Yes, the aptly named Sandbar is now open. And as you’d expect, the tiki drinks, beach volleyball courts and cerveza buckets are all present. Curiously absent, however: the ocean.

Sunday
Something Dad Will Actually Appreciate
GAME TIME

Something Dad Will Actually Appreciate

You: still need a Father’s Day gift. Dad: been known to enjoy a scotch. Our suggestion: reservations at the Second Floor on Sunday. You’ll be able to get the old man any of their 130 scotches for half off. And special for the occasion: a plate packed with game. Ah, the gift of venison.

Monday
Another Nodding Donkey
NOD FACTOR

Another Nodding Donkey

Your favorite sports bar named after an oil rig is breaking ground on Greenville Avenue. Inside: exactly what you’d think. Shiner served in mason jars, TVs mounted on walls and hot dogs drowned in brisket chili. Lucky hot dogs.

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