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What To Do in Dallas This Weekend: May 28–31


Hooray for a three-day weekend. Not flying first class with your three best friends to Abu Dhabi to find your sparkle? I’m not, either. Thankfully there is plenty to do right here in town (and you can even ride a camel to boot).

caricatureListen: Elvis Costello is playing with the DSO tonight and tomorrow night at the Meyerson. Just down the road at the House of Blues, The Indigo Girls are performing (sing it with me: the hardest to learn was the least complicated).

See: On Saturday, the Dallas Zoo is rolling out their new exhibition, Giants of the Savanna. They tell us it’s their biggest one in 20 years. If you like elephants, lions, cheetahs, and wart hogs, you will want to head that direction. They are having a party to celebrate, and in addition to the new 11 acre exhibit, they will have African drummers, stilt walkers, and performances by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Oh–here’s where the camel riding comes in. The Zoo has just started offering camel rides for $5, with a souvenir photo for $5. Eat your heart out Carrie.

Run: On Monday, you can run a 5K or 20K (yipes) during the Memorial Day Run at White Rock Lake.

Drink: Central 214 is hosting a Memorial Day party on their patio, there’s a BBQ at the Grapevine, and live music from RTB2 at the Monk. I’ll be at home ironing my seersucker, but you guys go have fun and let me know all about it.

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