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How to Get the Most Out of Addison Oktoberfest this Weekend

How to Get the Most Out of Addison Oktoberfest this Weekend

This Thursday, September 18th, kicks off a weekend-long celebration of the beauty of this four day event is that Addison has provided ample ways to save money while still experiencing Germany to its fullest.

11 of the Best Bars for Truly Local Craft Beer in DFW + Beer Map

11 of the Best Bars for Truly Local Craft Beer in DFW + Beer Map

Tweet As part of the DFW Beer & Brewers Index, here is a map of the 80+ of the best places to enjoy a pint (or take home a growler) of local brews. Below are eleven, get the full list by downloading the full guide. Here is just a taste. The Bearded Lady (Fort Worth [...]

12 September Festivals to Attend in DFW [Slideshow]

12 September Festivals to Attend in DFW [Slideshow]

It's September, and just when you thought festival season was over, here are 12 more awesome ones.

Stand Up (To Cancer) in Dallas

Stand Up (To Cancer) in Dallas

Tonight, on many TV channels, the Stand Up To Cancer event (SU2C) will be broadcast to millions of viewers.  Chances are you know someone with cancer.  It’s estimated that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.

Dallas Observer’s BrewFest IV Happens September 13, 2014

Dallas Observer's BrewFest IV Happens September 13, 2014

"Support Local Beer!" is a rallying cry heard far and wide round these parts. If you're one of many who find themselves peering in from the outside looking for an opportunity to hop aboard the movement, this is your chance. Want to order a local beer at a bar and don't know which suits you? This is your chance to explore the local brew scene and sample all of the beers DFW breweries have to offer!

Deep Ellum Brewing Labor of Love III Homebrew Competition [Slideshow]

Deep Ellum Brewing Labor of Love III Homebrew Competition [Slideshow]

This beer-tastic event started around 6 p.m. and ended around 10 p.m. Unlike other events, Labor of Love seemed more fun-loving and less competitive overall. Maybe it was the low cost of entry ($30), and unlimited beer samples, but patrons seemed to be more gleeful because they got their money’s worth.

Steampunk Invasion Is Coming to Dallas

Steampunk Invasion Is Coming to Dallas

For one weekend, why not leave your skepticism at the door and put on a pair of leather goggles at Dallas Heritage Village. There is too much fun to be had and plenty of opportunities to brush up on your alternate history.

AnimeFest 2014: The Fun Never Stopped

AnimeFest 2014: The Fun Never Stopped

I haven't even steeped foot onto the premises, and already the mania and excitement of Anime was bursting at the seams. With everything going on with the news lately, a little escapism can do the psyche some good. Plenty of North Texas Anime fans came to the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, costumed and all, to celebrate the nirvana that is AnimeFest. Short for "Anime Festival" it's a once a year celebration of all things Japanese animation thrown right here in Downtown Dallas.

AnimeFest is Coming Back to Dallas – Bring on the Cosplay

AnimeFest is Coming Back to Dallas - Bring on the Cosplay

So the summer season is a total wash. Our favorite TV shows won't return from hiatus until fall. Things are getting pretty crazy in politics and in world news. Weather is out of control. Concert tickets are getting pricier and summer movies are becoming more lame. August isn't exactly what I would call a slam dunk month for events that happen in DFW. But when events do happen, why not take advantage when the opportunity arrives?

The Secret to Secret Shows in Dallas: Meet Sofar Sounds

The Secret to Secret Shows in Dallas: Meet Sofar Sounds

Tweet The sidewalk outside of a beautiful, modern house off Lovers Lane gained traffic as it grew closer and closer to 4:30 PM on Saturday. “Someone havin’ a party?” a neighbor asked me. “You could say that…” I replied. As I gave my name to the lady with the clipboard at the door, she crossed [...]