Things to do for April 09, 2015

The Weekender

Two Brunches and One Poutine Burger

Weekends, now two for a dollar.

Thursday
The Season Opens at Lone Star Park
HORSE PLAY

The Season Opens at Lone Star Park

For a Thursday that’s different from your recent Thursdays, try Lone Star Park. Because the racing season starts tonight. So have some bourbon, place some bets and watch a bunch of horses run quickly around an oval while carrying smaller-than-average men on their backs.

Apr 9, 6:35pm, Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, 972-263-7223

11 Days of Film Festing
SCREEN SHOT

11 Days of Film Festing

The Dallas International Film Fest is here, so you’ve got 11 days to do these things:

—Attend a filmmaker panel.
—Meet some actors at a post-screening party.
—Watch people walk down a red carpet.
—Try to see all 160 movies.

It’s good to have goals.

Friday
It’s Poutine. It’s a Burger. It’s Both.
GRAVY TRAIN

It’s Poutine. It’s a Burger. It’s Both.

The mad burger scientists at Hopdoddy have a new condiment. It’s... poutine. See, they’re placing gravy-smothered Kennebec fries, cheddar and caramelized onions atop a beef patty. Which is topped with a fried egg. Which is delicious. We owe you one, Canada.

Available through Apr 19 at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, 3227 McKinney Ave, Ste 102, 214-871-2337, and other area locations

Sunday
A Brunch and a “Brunch”
ONE-TWO BRUNCH

A Brunch and a “Brunch”

Three compelling options for Sunday brunch:

1) Proof + Pantry, which is adding a DJ and porrons of rosé to its brunch service.
2) Double Wide, which is opening during daylight hours with food from Easy Slider, live music and jerky-infused moonshine Bloody Marys.
3) Leftover Easter candy.

Sundays, 11:30am-3pm, Proof + Pantry, 1722 Routh St, 214-880-9940; Sundays, 1-4pm, Double Wide, 3510 Commerce St, 214-887-6510

Monday
Gratis Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Here
CHEESE AND THANK YOU

Gratis Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Here

It’s here. National Grilled Cheese Day. So to celebrate, Norma’s is doling out a gratis grilled cheese sandwich to everyone who walks through the door on Monday. Hey, you don’t make the holidays. You just comply with them.

Apr 13, all day, Norma’s Cafe, 1123 W Davis St, 214-946-4711, and other area locations

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