Things to do for February 21, 2013

The Weekender

BBQ. Champagne. Chair Dancing. Oh, Weekend.

A long time ago, in a weekend far, far away...

Thursday
Beer. Rum Punch. Live Music. You.
FOUR PLAY

Beer. Rum Punch. Live Music. You.

Tonight, Meridian Room turns four. But enough about them. For you, this means cold beer, rum punch and live music. So stop in and hydrate accordingly, then find a table and point yourself in the direction of the band. They’ll be the guys with the instruments.

Saturday
DJs and Body Paint at the Basement
ARTS AND LABOR

DJs and Body Paint at the Basement

Basements. Sometimes they’re creepy. Sometimes they’re awesome. Depends on your perspective, really. But this one is actually a new art gallery that’s grand-opening in Oak Cliff. It’s got two dozen artists displaying their wares, plus gratis cocktails, DJs and body paint, so... it’s leaning toward awesome.

Sunday
Sunday School Brunch at ZaZa Is Back
’PAGNE TOLERANCE

Sunday School Brunch at ZaZa Is Back

Here’s a hint at what’s in store this Sunday: flying corks, pyrotechnics and dancing on your chair. Why, yes, this does spell the return of those infamous DJ- and champagne-fueled brunch parties at ZaZa. So make a reservation. And wear something champagne-proof. Maybe fire-retardant.

Feb 24, noon, $50, Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard St, 214-468-8399

Watching Oscars and Drinking Drinks
ZERO DARK STORMY

Watching Oscars and Drinking Drinks

Big awards ceremony this weekend. Called the Oscars. You probably know it. Anyway, there’s a watch party at the People’s Last Stand. Stop on by, cheer for your favorites and order a movie-themed drink. Like the Life of Pisco. It has pisco in it.

Monday
BBQ, Beer and Other Stuff You Like
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE...

BBQ, Beer and Other Stuff You Like

A handful of our city’s finest chefs (David Uygur, Tim Byres, Brian Luscher...) are coming together Monday for a special barbecue-and-beer dinner at Deep Ellum Brewing Company. So get a ticket and do what you do. Mingle. Drink beer. Go nuts on lamb barbacoa tacos and smoked pork belly. Drink beer.

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