WED ▪ 24
On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, local spoken-word poet Natasha Carrizosa hosts Natty Roots & Rhyme, a poetry open-mic with music by DJ Boladi, at Jamaica Gates, 1020 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington. Admission is $5. Call 817-795-2600.
THU ▪ 25
Along with great German food, great Texas beers –– from The Live Oak (Austin), Revolver (Granbury), Real Ale (Blanco), and, of course, Rahr & Sons –– will be the focus of Tex-Toberfest, a post-Oktoberfest party beginning tonight and running through Sunday at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, 1311 Lipscomb St, FW. Tickets are $10-15. Call 817-926-0968.
FRI ▪ 26
Dealers from around the country will converge on Grapevine for the Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show today and tomorrow at the Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S Main St, Grapevine. Hours are 3-8pm Fri and 10am-5pm Sat. Admission is free.
SAT ▪ 27
Celebrate the spooky season and the Northside’s rich Mexican heritage at Artes de la Rosa’s 10th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Festival. In addition to a drum and puppet procession from Marine Park to the Rose Marine Theater plaza, the event features music, dancing, face painting, and pan de muerto or “bread of the dead.” The party gets started at 7pm at 1440 N Main St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-624-8333.
SUN ▪ 28
Open Streets is back. This semi-regular, family-friendly Near Southside event includes yoga classes, art activities, face painting, live music, and food trucks. West Magnolia Avenue will be blocked off to allow for freewheeling on bike, skateboard, or other human-powered conveyance. Going from noon ’til 4pm, Open Streets is a great way to enjoy perhaps the coolest neighborhood in town. Admission is free.
MON ▪ 29
Kick off those Sunday shoes! Auditions for Footloose: The Musical are here. Artisan Theater Center is putting on the dance-tastic hit Jan 2-Feb 9 and is looking for some triple threats, starting at 7pm today and tomorrow. Audition appointments can be made by calling the box office at 817-284-1200 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions will be at 304 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst.
TUE ▪ 30
Fred’s, Gepetto’s Pizza, Red Jett Sweets, and Salsa Limon will park their trucks in front of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame (1720 Gendy St, FW) from 11am ’til 2pm as part of Food Truck Day. Admission is $5 only to trick-or-treat at candy stations throughout the museum. Call 817-336-4475.