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Lamar Street Festival Dallas – October 19

14 Oct

Typically you have two choices: You can either “call Tyrone” or call Lamar. This Saturday you should be able to catch both in their own individual, rare forms when Erykah Badu headlines the Lamar Street Festival. lamarLocated right outside of downtown Dallas, the Lamar Street Festival is a one-day music festival featuring an eclectic array of Texas bands around restaurants like Bill’s Records, Poor David’s Pub, Full Circle Tavern and The Cedar Social. There will be a total of four indoor stages in addition to the main outdoor stage at the 2013 Lamar Street Festival. Admission is only $5 for adults but bring your cash as there will be no ATMs on site. Kids 12 and under get in free!Tickets are available an hour before the festival commences.

Click below to see all the bands performing live!


The following neighborhood restaurants will be serving food at the festival!

Don't miss this live DJ at 6pm - JT Donaldson

Don’t miss this live DJ at 6pm – JT Donaldson

The Cedar Social
• Spiral Diner & Bakery
• Nylo Dallas South Side
• Opening Bell Coffee
• Full Circle Tavern
• Off the Bone Barbecue
• Jack Daniels Saloon
• Four Corner’s Brewery

Between Baduizm, breweries and bands galore, you’re sure to have a fun time in Dallas this Saturday from morning til night with a music festival unlike any other!

Ms. Badu headlines the 2013 LSF - www.laineygossip.com

Ms. Badu headlines the 2013 LSF – http://www.laineygossip.com

Get a close look into D-town’s live music scene all day long with art on display, a short film competition and other outdoor festivities. Not to mention PETS ARE ALLOWED! Cyclers are more than welcome to the 2013 Lamar Street Festival and bike valet can be found at the Bellview Street Festival Entrance between 11am and 11pm. The area is safe and secure.

Multiple stages (indoor and out), live DJ’s, local bands, good food, works of art, featured films and hours of music = a successful DFW community event. The easiest way to find the Lamar Street Festival of Dallas is to follow the large red “SOUTHSIDE” letters to the east of downtown. See you on Lamar!

Soul Track Mind - 4:15pm

Soul Track Mind – 4:15pm



Location: If you can get to Southside on Lamar building (1409 South Lamar), then you can get to the Lamar Street Festival

South of downtown and one block from Cedars DART Rail Station

The side of Lamar you WON'T see on Saturday!

The side of Lamar you WON’T see on Saturday!

Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration

18 Oct


Finally the BIG MYSTERY will be revealed as to what all those construction workers are doing in the space above the Woodall Rogers tunnel! As you may or may not have noticed that entire area between Pearl St. and St. Paul has been filled in and closed off, now connecting the Dallas Arts District to Uptown. It is the future site of Klyde Warren Park! The Grand Opening weekend for Klyde Warren Park is October 27 & 28. The hours for this 2-day soiree are: Saturday: 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-10pm!

We’ve got a breakdown of all that activities that will be taking place in celebration of the final revealing of this once chaotic construction zone. Choose either or both days to be a part of the Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration!



    10:15am – 11:00am……Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    11:00am – 12pm……Dallas Symphony Orchestra Performance
    11:00am – 1:00pm…..Activities with Perot Museum of Nature and Science
    12:00pm – 3:00pm………Dog Training
    12:00pm – 2:00pm………Mah Jongg
    12:30pm – 2:00pm……..UTD Chess Robots
    12:30pm – 1:15pm……….Bridge the Gap Chamber Players
    1:00pm – 3:00pm……….DMA Studio Creations
    1:15pm – 2:00pm…………Booker T. Washington Musicians
    2:00pm – 3:00pm……….Skyline Tour / Live Painting
    2:00pm – 4:00pm………Knitting with the Shabby Sheep/Petanque Lessons
    2:15pm – 3:00pm…………SMU Meadows School of Music Performance
    3:00pm – 4:00pm………….Yoga
    7:00pm – 11:00pm……Concert for Dallas with Fireworks Show


    10:00AM – 11:00am……..Tai Chi
    10:00am – 12:00pm……..Knitting with Shabby Sheep
    11:00am – 12:00pm………Yoga
    11:00am – 12:00pm……..The Dallas Opera performance
    11:00am – 1pm…..Activities with the Perot Museum of Nature & Science
    12:00pm – 1pm……Dallas Black Dance Theatre performance
    12:00pm – 3:00pm……..Dog Training
    12:00pm – 2:00pm……..Mah Jongg
    1:00pm – 2:00pm……..Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico performance
    1:00pm – 2:00pm……..Yoginos
    1:00pm – 5:00pm……..Dog Training
    2:00pm – 3:00pm……..Skyline Tour
    2:00pm – 3:00pm……..Storytelling for kids
    2:00pm – 4:00pm……..Petanque Lessons
    2:15pm – 2:45pm……..Texas Ballet Theater performance
    2:30pm – 3:30pm……..Storytelling for Grown-Ups
    3:00pm – 4:30pm……..Dallas Children’s Theater
    3:00pm – 5:00pm……..Knitting with the Shabby Sheep
    4:30pm – 6:30pm…….A Taste of Cherokee Creek Music Festival
    6:30pm – 7:30pm………..Music of Michael Prysock
    7:45pm – 10:00pm……Screening of Midnight in Paris

If that’s not enough for you to choose from when searching for Things to Do in Dallas this weekend then you’re either really picky or kinda lazy. IT’S ALL FREE MAAAN!! Movies, Readings, Fitness, Pet Stuff, Crafts, Tours, Live Music, Live Dance – It’s ALL here!

Klyde Warren Park has bridged the gap between downtown Dallas and Uptown with a illustrious green and artsy park that is filled with more than 50 FREE activities on grand opening weekend.

To purchase a ticket to the reserved section click here. Unfortunately the concert tickets are already sold out!

Where to Park for the Event?
Public parking for the Grand Opening celebration will be available for a fee in garages and surface lots located in and around the Arts District starting at $5.

As of October 29th, Klyde Warren Park will be
open daily from 6am to 11pm!

WorldFest 2012 Addison

14 Oct

Don’t miss the ‘love train’ passing through your neighborhood and headed to Worldfest 2012 in Addison!

Every year people of all backgrounds, colors and cultures gather for a festival that recognizes all the nations in our city. With the World Affairs Council, Worldfest of Addison attempts to unify the community and our colorful people.

DATE: October 20 & 21

PLACE: Addison Circle Park

ADMISSION: $5 ($4 at DFW Albertsons)

Become immersed by the wonderful mix of cultural backgrounds found across the metroplex from countries of Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and all the Americas! This year’s multicultural affair features fun international activities such as a lecture series presented by partners World Affairs Council and Addison WorldFest focusing on a variety of international business topics, Children’s Global Games & Activities and an International Marketplace where festival goers will find exotic items from around the world. Get a taste of flavorful food from Poland, Chinese and Hawaiian, to spicy delicacies from Thailand, Ghana and Jamaica. Even The Butcher’s Son will be parked at the Global Food Court Strip among other tasty vendors! Get an inside look at the menus.

If you’re waiting until the last minute to go to the State Fair of Texas, or you experienced the greatness of the Veggie State Fair last year, check out the 2012 Worldfest on either Saturday or Sunday! You have a choice! Now, don’t miss the global love train…or your passport to such a diverse cultural market that entails the largest amount of different cultures in ONE Location!

Click here for WorldFest 2012 hours!

Addison Circle Park | 4970 Addison Circle Drive

Fall Block Party in One Arts Plaza Dallas – Oct 14th

7 Oct

Recently Mother Nature decided to slash our temperatures in half (making our usual lows higher than our average highs); the State Fair is open for business, and football season is in full effect with the Red River Rivalry and chaos at the Cowboy Stadium, which can only mean one thing – FALL is upon us! Even though we know this kind of cool weather could only last so long in Texas, we’ll enjoy it while we can. One way to do this is by having outdoor events to help our bodies adjust to the change in season before going into full shock. DFW Fall festivals are being planned all across the metroplex and the Dallas Arts District is no different. Sunday, October 14th they will be having a FALL Block Party at One Arts Plaza. From noon to 4pm North Texans of all ages can enjoy cinnamon flavored and pumpkin spiced treats, 5 featured plaza chefs and a variety of specialty food vendors. You can look forward to more than just tasty food though. There’s something new to look forward to each hour of the party. Take a look at the schedule for the 3rd Annual FALL Block Party in One Arts Plaza.


Creative Halloween Spirits: Cocktail competition

Live Swing Music performance by The Southland Swing Band

Dog Halloween Costume Contest

If you’d like to enter your doggy in the Halloween Costume Contest, on-site registration will take place at 2:00pm. Meanwhile, Paws in The City, DFW Rescue Me & the Greyhound Adoption League will all be there offering pet adoptions at the One Arts Plaza Fall Block Party.

Ring in the autumn season the right way! Head downtown for a block party that has it all, from the tasty delights of skilled Plaza chefs to pups in Halloween costumes. Enjoy some free samples, live music, crafts, more than 15 vendors and even luxury cars all on the plaza this Sunday at the 2012 Fall Block Party One Arts Plaza Dallas! Pets welcomed!

ONE ARTS PLAZA is located between Woodall Rogers Freeway and Highway 75 at Flora and Boll Streets.

Addison Oktoberfest 2012

13 Sep

When you hear the word “Oktoberfest” what is the first thing to come to mind? (besides Beer..) Okay, what is the second thing that comes to mind? How about the livest German festival this side of the Atlantic Ocean – especially if it’s the Addison Oktoberfest! Can you believe 25 years have passed already? This month the city of Addison celebrates their 25th Anniversary of Oktoberfest so you know this one will be big! Oktoberfest in Addison can typically expect around 70,000 attendees and that doesn’t include our four-legged friends.

    Dates: SEPTEMBER 20 – 23

    Location: Addison Circle (4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison)

    Parking: Find FREE Parking at NW corner of Dallas Pkw & Arapaho Rd

Our DFW festival may not last 16 days like the world-renown Oktoberfest in Munich, but it’s the closest you’re going to get to the real deal without a first-class ticket to Germany! Whenever fall starts to ease its way in to North Texas you can be sure to expect such DFW fall festivals like: Plano Balloon Fest, the State Fair of Texas, Grapefest, Fort Worth Music Festival and Oktoberfest!

If you’re new to it all, don’t be fooled by the name. “Oktober”fest is definitely held during mid September, every single year. Addison’s Oktoberfest is pretty well known in the country too. Oktoberfest of Addison has been rated by USA Today as one of the Top 10 in North America! I guess BIG TEX isn’t the ONLY one to be reckoned with!


  1. Affordable Admission – You can bring the whole family b/c tickets don’t go over $10. They’re $5 at Albertsons & kids under 4 get in FREE. PLUS Thursday evening is FREE for all!

  2. The Dachshund Parade and Races – On“Dach” Sunday wiener dogs are in the spotlight

  3. Sporthalle – an authentic Munich beer hall containing German food & beverages offered

  4. Schliss Addison/ Bowl Stage – 2 stages of live music and dancing

  5. The Addison Oktoberfest Run 5K/1M – Support Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer by racing, volunteering or donating

  6. “German Idol” – One-of-a-kind Yodeling competition

  7. A Pretzel Run Dog Agility Showcase – DAWG presents dogs of all breeds & sizes as they run an agility course that includes an 80 ft pretzel tunnel

  8. The 25th Anniversary Package – General admission, a commemorative 25th anniversary stein & $10 of food/beverage coupons

More Oktoberfest Attractions!

Specialty Food Vendors
Carnival rides
Family Fun Zone
Arts & Crafts Market
Bier Barrel Bowling (Sat)
Bier Barrel Rolling (Sat)
German Spelling Bee
Folk Dancing

The 25th annual Addison Oktoberfest will kick off Thursday night with an official tapping of the Keg. Before you know it bier barrels will be rolling, weiner dogs racing, curly mustaches appearing and people you thought might be from here all of a sudden speaking in German! Some come for the drank, while others come for the food.

There’s so much to learn about the German culture and tons of activities for all ages, so just come and find out what the fuss is about! The 2012 Addison Oktoberfest is known to make North Texans more…….jovial, if you will. Tap into a keg of fun brewing with unfermented excitement!


Thursday 9/20
6:00pm – 11:00pm (FREE)

Friday 9/21
6:00pm – Midnight ($10)

Saturday 9/22
Noon – Midnight
($5 before 5pm) ($10 after 5pm)

Sunday 9/23
Noon – 5:00pm ($5)


Oktoberfest is the Schiznitzel!

2012 Oktoberfest | Addison Circle | 4970 Addison Circle Drive

Uptown Village’s Fall Fest & Trunk-or-Treat

9 Oct

Uptown Village keeps the party “live” in Cedar Hill! There’s never a month that passes without some exciting event for Village shoppers/visitors. This month the “Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat” will be taking place on Halloween weekend, October 29th. The Village Green will be a pumpkin patch where different activities will occur, while Trunk or Treat will be behind the new Black-eyed Peas restaurant in their parking lot. What’s October without a great Fall Festival? Incomplete. Slap on some costumes and load up the kiddos (and doggies) for face painting, balloon art, pumpkin decorating, seed spitting, a pie eating contest as well as a Dog Costume contest! (Uptown Village has a thing for pups) Fall Fest & Trunk or Treat begins at 5pm on Saturday and lasts until 9pm.

The Village Green transforms into a Pumpkin Patch

It’s a great safe alternative for going trick-or-treating door-to-door, especially the Trunk or Treat which is brought by Midlothian Classic Wheels. They’ll have the scariest yet coolest looking cars over in the Black-eyed Peas parking lot fully equipped with treats! (If you don’t trust the neighbors might as well go for the trunks of some old classic cars right? lol KIDDING…It’s safe.) All the Village Green activities mentioned above will go from 5 to 7pm, and the Trunk or Treat is from 6 to 9pm.

Bring a camera if you like as the Village Green will be decorated just right for some great family shots and fall photos of the tiny tots with the pumpkins. Don’t get uneasy about suspect trick-or-treating plans. Just make a night of it over at Uptown Village’s Fall Fest & Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 29th!

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