1.) While the PBR is in town — see more about this city-spanning event in this issue’s Night & Day — the Western Sports Foundation (WSF.org) is hosting two fundraising events. (WSF “supports total athlete wellness for those competing in Western lifestyle sports by providing resources for life.”) First, head to Top Golf (2201 E 4th St, 817-349-4002) 1:30pm-3:30pm Sat for a barbecue lunch. Tickets are $500 at e.GiveSmart.com and include entry, unlimited golf, a golf shirt, a goodie bag, food, and drinks. Plus, you’ll get to meet some of the PBR’s top bull riders in person.
2.) The second WSF fundraiser, Corks for Cowboys, is happening 1pm-3pm Fri, May 20, at B&B Butchers & Restaurant (5212 Marathon Av, 817-737-5212). This “cowboy classy” wine tasting includes two wine flights paired with hand-crafted appetizers and “the charcuterie board of all boards.” (A sommelier will present the description and background of each wine.) Shuttle service from the PBR Finals (Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St, 817-402-9000) will be provided. Tickets are $300 at e.GiveSmart.com.
3.) If you’re looking for something more on the cheaper side, Saturday is Dollar Day at Lone Star Park (1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, 972-263-7223). General admission and Lone Star Today programs, plus concessions including beer, hot dogs, Pepsi, and popcorn, are all $1 each on Levels 1 and 2. Also, enjoy free live music by the Downtown Fever Band on the Courtyard of the Champions Stage. Gates open at noon, and the first horse race is at 1:35pm.
4.) One of Fort Worth’s newest hangouts for “coffee aficionados looking for a better experience,” Boulevard Brew (5406 River Oaks Blvd, 682-250-2544) has just opened a new lounge inside the shop. Featuring craft beer, drafts, domestic and imported beers, wine, and a chef-created food menu, The Purple Lounge seeks to transport you back to the “elegance of the swinging ’60s with a cozy twist.” Check out this intimate dining room and lounge during happy hour (4pm-6pm Mon-Fri) and enjoy various specials, including $4 house wine and $3 draft beer. For hours and the full menu, visit BlvdBrew.com.
5.) LOOK Dine-In Cinemas has taken over the space of the shuttered Movie Tavern in Arlington (5727 W I-20 at Green Oaks Blvd, 682-816-0113) and is offering a “technology-first luxury cinema experience.” The newly remodeled theater — the Dallas-based company’s 10th location — is full-service and has seven screens. Along with beer, craft cocktails, and wine, a gourmet food menu offers snacks, shareables, salads, main plates, pizza, sandwiches, sliders, and wraps. I tried the sausage and mushroom pizza at the grand opening and found it perfect for one. Had I looked closer at the menu, I would have substituted for a cauliflower crust. It’s what my doctor would have wanted. For tickets, visit bit.ly/LOOKMovies.
6.) Fans of TCU and/or frozen drinks should stop by Muy Frio Margaritas (3613 W Vickery Blvd, Ste 109, 817-238-3386) for a Horny Toad. Multiple machines dispense a variety of frozen concoctions, from a classic margarita or Jack & Coke to specialty flavors like this one. “We’re all about supporting local, big and small,” owner Melissa Sutter says. “We played with some flavors and came up with a tropical berry infused option with our fermented rum. If you want to add a little creaminess, it pairs perfectly with our piña colada!” #GoFrogs
7.) On Saturday, grab your yoga mat and head to the beer garden at Wild Acre Brewing Company (1734 E El Paso St, Ste 190, 817-882-9453) for the return of Beer Yoga 6:30pm-7:30pm with instructor Alli Carpenter. This beginner-friendly class is open to all ages. Tickets are $15 for the yoga class only, or $25 for yoga plus two beers, at Prekindle.com. Check-in starts at 5pm. Afterward, the beer garden and taproom will remain open for participants thru 8pm.
8.) Finally, there was an error in last week’s column that I’d like to correct. In the Mother’s Day listing for The Sleeping Panther, we cited Patrick Mikyles’ website by mistake. Tickets for shows at The Sleeping Panther (1000 Houston St, 817-946-2295) can be purchased by calling the venue or going to SleepingPanther.live. (For Miklyes’ shows, PatrickMikylesPresents.com/About-5 is the right site.) Along with bingo, burlesque, and fantasy drag shows, the Drag-with-Me Drag Brunch is hosted every Sat-Sun at noon at The Sleeping Panther. All ages are welcome at brunch shows. Drinks are purchased separately at the full bar. Admission is $30 per person and includes your seat and brunch. In celebration of the seventh anniversary, you can call for special brunch pricing — and bingo is free — for the rest of May.