Weekender for Fri., Oct. 23

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Posted October 23, 2009 by Anthony Mariani in Blotch

On Saturday, you’ve got the Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Quaker City Nighthawks (from Sioux Falls), and Room Sound at The Moon (2911 W Berry St, by TCU, 817-926-9600), and Los Noviembres at the Scat (111 W 4th St, Sundance Square, 817-870-9100). Speaking of Whiskey Folk, on Halloween night, Sat., Oct. 31, you’ll be able to catch some of the members as Francus Jovious at what sounds like a cool happening at Rahr Brewery (701 Galveston Av), with Port Huntley and headliners Panther City Bandits. The $10 cover gets you the show, a Rahr pint glass, and –– wait for it –– free beer. The fun gets a-flowing at 7 p.m.

Tonight (Friday) is your last chance to get up close and personal with the Dallas Desire. North Texas’ Lingerie Football League team plays its last home game of the year at 9 p.m. at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, against the Los Angeles Temptation. Players will be making themselves available for your photographing, autographing, handshaking, and salivating-over-ing pleasure starting at 5 p.m. at the stadium’s Tailgate Village. The Desire is apparently one of the league’s better teams. Like that matters. General admission tix are a meager $10 apiece.

There’s also the Alliance Air Show: Saturday and Sunday at Alliance Airport. Last time I went, a year or two ago with my wife, I had made the mistake of bringing our collapsible outdoor chairs. I had to carry them –– and each one weighs, like, 20 lbs. –– from the parking area to the airport, a distance of about 300 miles. You bet your ass we did a lot of sitting. Anyway, this year, in between watching the aerobatic maneuvers –– some by the U.S. Army Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels –– you’ll be able to tour the static displays of Warbirds, jets, and helicopters. Admission is free. Parking is $20 per vehicle. Gates open at 9 a.m. The show is a nonprofit event for beneficiaries in Fort Worth and all of Tarrant County.

The lovable Aventino Ristorante (3206 Winthrop Av, 817-731-0711), our critic’s choice for best Italian food in our 2009 Best Of Fort Worth issue, is now offering a Sunday brunch buffet. Items include “a variety of gourmet Italian comfort food,” according to the Westside restaurant, plus prime meats, seasonal seafood, green salads, antipasta, hot soups, and that tasty Italian dessert pana cotta. There also will be $5 bottomless bellinis, mimosas, and Bacon (!) Bloody Marys. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. $14 for adults, $10 for kids.

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