Food and booze events have made a comeback. Hopefully, full-on concerts are soon to follow. So, with special heed to COVID-19 precautions, here are some upcoming events to check out.
1.) At 3-8pm Sat, Acre Distilling (1309 Calhoun St, Fort Worth, 817-632-7722) hosts Spring Harvest Bash in celebration of Texas farmers and the grains they grow for Texas distilleries and breweries. This event features Fort Worth beers, fresh-off-the-grill food, raffles benefiting Black Dog Charity, and live music by Quaker City Night Hawk Sam Anderson, Ginny Mac, and Jeff Dazey. Tickets — $25 at Facebook.com/AcreDistilling — include four raffle/drink tickets that can be used for beer, cocktails, or raffle participation.
2.) At 5-10pm Fri, River Ranch Stockyards (500 NE 23rd St, Fort Worth, 817-624-1111) welcomes the 3rd Annual Beer, Bugs & BBQ party. The proceeds benefit the Brotherhood for the Fallen, a local nonprofit composed of FWPD officers who travel to police funerals across the country to provide financial and emotional support to the families of fallen officers. Ticket options range from $50-60 for general admission to $700 for a 10-person VIP table at Facebook.com/RiverRanchStockyards. GA tickets include crawfish with potatoes and corn, chopped beef sandwich with beans and slaw, unlimited soft drinks, three adult drink tickets, and live music by Poo Live Crew.
3.) The Near Southside’s neighborhood plant/comic store Ephemera Terrariums (1208 W Magnolia Av, Ste 106, Fort Worth, 817-382-8238) is hosting a Pop-Up Plant Sale on the patio at Trinity River Distillery (1734 E El Paso St, Ste 130, Fort Worth, 817-841-2837) — purveyor of Silver Star Spirits — on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. There is no cover charge to attend. Just bring your plant-shopping and spirit-sipping funds and Fido. (Doggos welcome.) We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but did you know that Silver Star spirits are made using Texas rainwater? Well, now you do.
4.) Saturday evening is UFC 262 featuring Oliveira vs. Chandler in the World Lightweight Championship, Edwards vs. Diaz in a Welterweight Bout, and more. Many local watering holes will be broadcasting this pay-per-view event for free for their customers starting at 9pm, including BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar (12 area locations, BoomerJacks.com), Buffalo Bros (two area locations, BuffaloBrosTexas.com), Jack’s Tavern (508 S Elm St, Denton, 940-808-0502), Toadies Bar & Grill (1705 Airport Fwy, Ste B, Bedford, 817-287-9090), and World of Beer (3252 W 7th, Fort Worth, 682-708-7021). If you’re looking to watch at home but don’t have ESPN, sign up with any number of providers listed in our Classifieds.
5.) In celebration of its official grand opening, WineHaus (1628 Park Place Av, Fort Worth, 817-887-9101) has a weekend event called A Taste of WineHaus happening Fri-Sun. From jazz nights on the new patio to unique brunch pop-ups featuring champagne paired with fare from local culinary favorites, patrons will have the opportunity to experience a “taste” of each program. Wine Down Friday features free music by local jazz artists the Tim Bauckman Quartet, a special on brick-oven pizza from Chadra Mezza & Grill, event pricing on zero-waste WineHaus growlers, charcuterie boxes by Sage & Board Grazing, and raffle prizes.
6.) One of Dallas’ popular annual events, Woofstock, is headed west. At 11am Sat at MUTTS Canine Cantina (5317 Clearfork Main St, Fort Worth, 817-377-0151), shop with unique artists and artisans at a local vendor market, hear live music, and try craft beer varieties from Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. In addition, Saving Hope Animal Rescue will be on-site for meet-and-greets with dogs available for adoption. The event is free to attend for you and 1-3 dogs with an annual membership, monthly pass, or day pass. For pricing, visit MuttsCantina.com/Membership.
7.) From 8am to 5pm daily thru Saturday, shop at Neighbor’s House Grocery (500 W 7th St, Ste 175, Fort Worth, 817-334-0526) and receive a free day-pass valid thru Jun 2021 from Fort Worth Bike Sharing with any purchase made. One lucky winner will receive a Golden Ticket, meaning they’ve won free rides for a year and a $100 gift certificate to Neighbor’s House.
8.) Every Thursday from 6pm to 9pm, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2201 N Field St, Dallas, 214-428-5555) has Perot on Tap, an after-hours experience for those 21 and up. Access the museum exhibits — including The Science of Guinness World Records that just opened — while enjoying drinks, food trucks, and live music. Tickets are $15-25 at PerotMuseum.org.