Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, May 10-12

NATURE at Paul Quinn Farm this weekend.
NATURE at Paul Quinn Farm this weekend.

This morning Tim Rogers tweeted a link to this happy karaoke couple. I laughed so hard, I banged my head against my glass and spilled water over my phone. Then I kept watching. And laughing. Raya had to walk over to my desk and mop up my mess for me. That is all.


I don’t know if this dinner is sold out or not, but you can take your chances by calling. Your favorite underground urchin, David Anthony Temple, is hosting “The Great DATsby Dinner” tonight at 7 p.m. Private location. It’s $77 per person, and the menu has some crazy stuff in it, like wild boar and kangaroo. Check out the menu here.


If you love dirt and Paul Quinn College Farm, volunteer from 9:30 a.m. until noon and help with planting, weeding, mulching, and all that other good stuff that helps grow healthy plants. The morning will end with a lovely picnic lunch out on the farm. From the Facebook event:

Greenling will provide snacks. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, and whatever picnic foods your heart desires plus a little to share. There will be fresh picked veggies from the farm for purchase as well. There is no cost for this event and it is open to anyone that wants to come. We hope this will be the first in many farm work days all across North Texas!!

Three live bands (Gladys & Maybelle, Tex Smith & The Haymakers and Tommy Hale & The Magnificent Bastards) at The Libertine Bar this weekend. The show starts at 9 p.m. and it’s free, free, free!

This weekend is also the North Texas Beer Festival at Irving Convention Center. I went last year and drank a lot of beer. There wasn’t much food to be found, but Cavalli’s pizza is pretty close by. Save $5 if you buy tickets online and enter this promo code: ICC.

Annnnd I would talk about Homegrown Fest, but Liz already has on Frontburner.


It’s Mother’s Day. You shouldn’t be doing anything except hanging out with your mom. I hope. Here’s a list of places to brunch.