Things to do for April 10, 2014

The Weekender

Gratis Grilled Cheese, Bloody Marys and Don Draper

Be the weekend.

Betting the Ponies at Lone Star Park

Betting the Ponies at Lone Star Park

Rub something lucky and unfurl your most leisurely suit, because racing returns to Lone Star Park tonight. On deck: live music, lots of beer and really fast horses competing for your trifecta. Also, there’s a beard contest. Because that makes sense.

Apr 10, gates at 4:30pm, racing at 6:35pm, Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, 972-263-7223

Stop Everything. Free Grilled Cheese.

Stop Everything. Free Grilled Cheese.

National Grilled Cheese Day is tomorrow. Yep, that old calendar staple. And Norma’s is celebrating by doling out free grilled cheese sandwiches to anyone who swings through. They’re even debuting a new sandwich stuffed with mac and cheese and bacon. Don’t think, just act.

Apr 11, Norma’s Café, 1123 W Davis St, 214-946-4711, and other area locations

There Will Be Bloody Marys

There Will Be Bloody Marys

There’s no shortage of brunch in this town. So a new one has to really grab you by the lapels. Or offer you things like half-price champagne bottles, do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bars and plates of duck hash in the event you’re not wearing lapels. Anyway, this Sunday. Lounge 31. Brunch.

Sundays starting Apr 13, noon-4pm, Lounge 31, 87 Highland Park Village, Ste 200, 214-420-3900

Crawfish. Beer. Vodka. Repeat.

Crawfish. Beer. Vodka. Repeat.

The Oak Cliff bar/music/fried-chicken tandem that is the Foundry and Chicken Scratch are hosting a Creole-themed party Sunday. So that’s nice. That’s also a good reason to stop by and partake in Peticolas pints, vodka cocktails, crawfish and gumbo. And tattoos. You can get tattoos. What could go wrong...

A Mad Men Party at Twilite Lounge

A <em>Mad Men</em> Party at Twilite Lounge

It’s the beginning of the end of an era. One in which Christina Hendricks, whiskey and some guys in suits graced your television screen each Sunday night. So catch the premiere of Mad Men’s final season (plus some Old Fashioneds and martinis) at the Twilite Lounge watch party. It’s the right thing to do.

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