Blake Powers’ Weekend Thangs To Do In DFW: Oct. 7-9

Plenty to do this weekend, so let’s jump in!

Friday

  • Texas/OU Red River Rivalry Sing-Off at Galleria Dallas – beginning at noon, The Singing Sooners from the University of Oklahoma face the Longhorn singers from the University of Texas in a high noon sing-off the day before the schools’ football teams face off in the Cotton Bowl.
  • Texas Rangers Play-Off Series – against the Toronto Blue Jays – Game 2 – 12noon – at Globe Life Park.

Friday & Saturday

  • Arsenio Hall at Arlington Improv – the comedian and talk show host is best known for hosting The Arsenio Hall Show, a late-night talk show that ran from 1989 until 1994, and a revival of the same show from 2013 to 2014.

Friday – Sunday

  • The Southlake Oktoberfest at Southlake Town Hall – bands will perform on (2) stages, wiener dogs will race and march in a parade, and plenty of food and beer vendors will be on hand at Southlake Town Square for the city’s 15th anniversary Oktoberfest. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the free fest, which also features arts and crafts booths and a kids’ area to keep the younger set entertained. Free shuttle service between White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and the event will be available all weekend.

Saturday

  • Red River Showdown: University Of Texas vs. University Of Oklahoma – 11am at Cotton Bowl – more than 100,000 people travel to the State Fair Of Texas for the AT&T Red River Showdown game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. The game, played in Cotton Bowl Stadium since 1929, is an iconic staple of the State Fair. Game tickets are purchased through each university’s athletic office. A ticket to the 2016 Red River Showdown includes admission to the State Fair of Texas on game day.
  • Tom Jones at Winstar Casino – per their website, “Sustaining popularity as a live performer and recording artist for five decades, Jones has garnered—at the age of 76—the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums, Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame (Island/Universal). Well-known for hits including It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah, What’s New Pussycat, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and If I Only Knew, Jones is first and foremost an artist with a true rhythm and blues soul. Critics across the world are unanimous in their approval and admiration for both the recorded work and the performance of it in concert.
  • Frisco Arts Walk at Hall Office Park – features interactive art performances with singing princesses, live statues, street musicians and artists, a food truck park, and community stage. Hands-on art children’s includes an instrument petting zoo, puppet-making and more. There will also be docent-guided tours of the Texas Sculpture Garden, mobile audio guide, and a concert in the new Hall Park Amphitheater with the Good Question band. FREE admission!

Saturday & Sunday

  • DFW “Best of Everything” Consumer Expo at Dallas Market Hall – according to their website, “Something for everyone… …everything from chocolate truffles (yes, with samples) to tornado shelters and everything in between – even a well known Dallas psychic! Gourmet food and confectionery products from 54 Fancy Food companies, pet cameras, dog collars and accessories, jewelry, essential oils, mortgage, roofing, skin care products, Jamaican hand made products, cutlery, fine art, air/heat/plumbing, topical pain relief, solar, irresistible toffee, keepsake momentos, hand crafted handbags, luxury sheets, fashion for women, wood cutting boards, travel, candles, metal art, bathroom remodeling, solar, racing, new age tech products, Costco, and many others. Y’ALL COME!”

Sunday

  • Dallas Cowboys vs. Cincinnati Bengals – AT&T Stadium – 3:25 on CBS 11

Now – Oct. 23

  • The State Fair of Texas – the theme for 2016 is “Celebrating Texas Agriculture,” and special activities include concerts on the Main Stage and college football games. Daily activities include the Starlight Parade at 7 p.m. and the Illumination Sensation lights and fireworks show at 8 p.m.TICKET PRICES:
    • General Admission: $18
    • Kids under 48″ tall: $14
    • Seniors 60 and over: $14
    • Children 2 and under: Free
    • Seniors 60 and over: Free every Thursday (Oct. 7, Oct. 14, and Oct. 21)HOURS: State Fair of Texas exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Opening times and closing times vary for the midway and museums.PARKING: Self parking is available on official State Fair lots for $15 per space.
  • “Seussical” at Dallas Children’s Theater/Rosewood Center for Family Arts – Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper. The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie LaBird, JoJo, and others are your guides in this fantastical, magical exploration of family and friendship through the Jungle of Nool, Circus McGurkus, and the tiny world of Whoville! Discover what it takes for Horton to withstand ridicule and danger to save the day in this cornucopia of adventure that truly offers something for everyone.

Now – Oct. 31

  • Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas – continues on select days thru October 31! It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park.  Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down.

Now – Nov. 5

  • Cutting Edge Haunted House 2016 – according to their website, “Cutting Edge Haunted House is a dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters. Cutting Edge Haunted House is an intense, multi-story, multi-themed haunted attraction that is widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, full of chilling detail and unbelievable scares!Located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant in a section of Fort Worth historically dubbed as “Hell’s Half Acre,” the Cutting Edge Haunted House is built upon a foundation of fear. The meat packing equipment from the Old West is still in use, but now it is a two-story human processing area. Realistic looking human mannequins are hoisted up to the second level and brought through the entire meat packing process until the conveyor system brings the butchered corpses back to the first level. The old meat-packing plant in downtown Fort Worth is a great home for the fantastic special effects that our loyal customers have come to expect.”  It takes visitors an average 55 minutes to explore Cutting Edge Haunted House. The walk-through is replete with frighteningly-realistic propsCutting Edge Haunted House has established a reputation for being one of the best haunted houses in the nation. Cutting Edge Haunted House is one of the country’s best and largest haunted houses. Come see what new horrors lurk in the twisting corridors of Fort Worth’s ultimate haunted house.

Now – Nov. 23

  • Autumn at The Arboretum at Dallas Arboretum – their website reads, “Experience why Orbitz Travel named Autumn at the Arboretum as the number one place to go in the fall. The Imaginative Pumpkin houses with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, along with 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants and the most outstanding Children’s Adventure Garden in the world. Don’t miss this amazing festival and be sure to bring your camera. It is breathtaking color at every turn. This year’s event will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin.”

Have a fun weekend while listening to 98.7K-LUV!

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