Things to do for October 11, 2012

The Weekender

Retro Dodgeball and a Red River BBQ Shootout

The weekend knows what you did last weekend.

Thursday
A Downtown BBQ Showdown
THAT’S YOUR ’CUE

A Downtown BBQ Showdown

Big weekend. Huge rivalry. Lots at stake. Also, we heard something about a football game... But the real draw’s at Main Street Garden. Because four pitmasters from Texas and four from Oklahoma will compete in a BBQ showdown. Your job: eat some ribs. Drink some beer. And support the home team.

A Lakewood House of Latin Sandwiches
NEW DELI

A Lakewood House of Latin Sandwiches

Latin sandwiches. Those are a thing. And now there’s a place dedicated to them. Think Peruvian ham, pulled pork with pineapple and chorizo tortas. So, yeah, stuff you’d like for lunch/dinner/right now. Plus a bunch of coffee and fresh juices. For those post-pork lows.

Now open, Latin Deli, 5844 Abrams Rd, 214-363-5551

Saturday
Dodgeballing Like It’s 1985
DODGER STADIUM

Dodgeballing Like It’s 1985

You remember playing dodgeball as a kid. The frizzy hair... the leg warmers... John Cusack. Wait, that was the ’80s. But hey, still applies. Because Dallas Dodgeball’s hosting an ’80s-themed tournament this Saturday. So dress the part, and aim for the nearest neon headband.

Sunday
Block Partying in the Arts District
ARTS AND DRAFTS

Block Partying in the Arts District

One Arts Plaza is hosting a block party to celebrate fall. Yep, good ol’ 80-degree fall. There you’ll find live music and local vendors, plus a cocktail competition and cooking demos. And yes, samples. We’d never let you go hungry.

Wednesday
Goodfriend Turns One, Drinks Beer
FRIEND WITH BENEFITS

Goodfriend Turns One, Drinks Beer

You love birthdays. And beer. And combining the two: magnificent. So check out Goodfriend’s first birthday party. They’ll be serving limited-edition brews from the likes of Stone, Great Divide and Ommegang, plus live music. Oh, and burgers. Be a sport and bring a candle.

Oct 17, 4pm-close, Goodfriend, 1154 Peavy Rd, 214-324-3335

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