5 things you absolutely need to do in Dallas this weekend

Dallas Event of the Week
Two full blocks in Deep Ellum will be devoted to a celebration for the 11th anniversary of Dallas' beloved Double Wide. Multiple live acts will be playing. Food will be available from Easy Slider, Cold Beer Company, and Eat Jo Dawgs. Several indoor and outdoor bars will be pouring drinks, and a mobile photo booth will available to ensure you have something to remember the evening.

Friday, October 3rd: If you don’t have your toes in the water or sand this Friday night, you should head out to the Gexa Energy Pavilion and take in a Zac Brown show. Along with fan favorites, they will be playing songs from their latest release, The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1. Continue Reading

Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 5th: 2,500 hotrods, classic cars, muscle cars, trick trucks, and all sorts of other automotive awesomeness will be lining the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Goodguys 22nd Lone Star Nationals. In addition to the sweet cars you can look at, there will also be cars you can buy (maybe...), vendor areas, and test areas to check automotive agility and performance. Note: on Sunday it will be "American Sunday", where they will highlight American-made cars and trucks. U-S-A!

Saturday, October 4th: Hit the first annual Smoked Dallas fest, where you’re invited to pay tribute to smoked meat (and smokin’ jams!). 15 different pitmasters and chefs from around Texas will be on hand to handle the protein. It's all going down in Main Street Garden, Downtown, with Bob Schneider serving as the entertainment headliner.

Saturday, October 4th: This weekend at the AAC, the Mavericks will be hosting their annual Fan Jam. The festivities will include an open practice to see the whole 2014-2015 team in action, and an appearance by the ManiAACs, the Mavs' drumline, and their street team. Season tickets will be available for purchase, and if you purchase a half or full season you'll get invited to an exclusive autograph session with the team. We hear Dirk has amazing penmanship.