KRLD — Party at the prom or party at a polka festival? There are a lot of fascinating events happening around North Texas this weekend. Tasha Stevens fills you in.
— Put on your dancing shoes! This weekend in Ennis, it is the 49th Annual National Polka Festival! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have Czech heritage. Just enjoy the parade and the music, and eat a kolache…or 10. Check it out Friday through Sunday.READ MORE: Anna Police Investigating Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old Man
— I honestly think I like Slash’s work now better than the stuff he did with Guns and Roses. Decide for yourself this Sunday at Southside Ballroom. It is Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: World on Fire Tour. The icing on the cake is the opening band. Fozzy!
— If you are planning out your Memorial Day, add the Dallas Arboretum to your plans. This Friday through Monday, the kids can enjoy a petting zoo and face painting. On Friday families can decorate strollers and wagons from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Memorial Day Stroller and Wagon Parade. Monday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., there are two Eddie Coker concerts, and you can chow down on hotdogs and root beer floats while grooving to patriotic music all weekend.
— It is time for Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum! Thursday’s band is Eagles tribute Fastlane and the Costume contest is “Desperado” — so you need to dress as your best outlaw.
— There really are no original ideas in Hollywood, which brings us to a movie hitting theaters Friday. I really hope they don’t screw it up too bad. If you can stomach it. See the remake of 1982’s “Poltergeist.”
— Get out that prom outfit from back in the day for a prom do-over courtesy of Jack FM. Party with Jack FM-80s style at Jack’s 80s Prom this Saturday May 23rd-at Granada Theater.
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— This next movie that hits theaters Friday looks cool. One — it is a new idea. And two — my guy Hugh Laurie (House) is in the thing. The movie synopsis describes “Tomorrowland” like this: A teenager into science and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to figure out how and why they share a memory of a future time and place. I have no idea what that means.
— If you haven’t made it out the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie yet, get a move on! This weekend is the last weekend with the last day being Memorial Day Monday. Enjoy taking a trip back in time to the 16th Century days of King Henry VIII! We are talking full combat jousting and falconry demonstrations, non-stop Renaissance entertainment.
— Get ready to chow down, ya’ll. Friday night is Arlington Food Truck Night. Food Truck Friday Nights are held at River Legacy Park from 5-10 p.m. If you gotta know what is on the menu, food truck lineups are announced Friday mornings before each event on the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page. Since seating is limited, you need to bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Hey, they can’t do everything for you, lazy . Food Truck Friday Nights will continue May 29, June 5 and June 12.
— Don’t be fooled by the innocent look. This chic is brutal. It is comedian Amy Schumer at Winstar Saturday night.
— Love, love, love this band. From Queen of the Reich to the Rage for Order, Operation MindCrime and Empire albums — Queensryche was and is my JAM!!!! Check them out at Gas Monkey “Live” Saturday night. Be advised, this is the version without Geoff Tate.
— Now over at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill Saturday night, check out the Ride for Dime Battle of the Bands. The winner gets to play the Ride for Dime event.
— Alight ladies, if you like Aussie dudes — scantily clad Aussie dudes — you need to be at the House of Blues this coming Tuesday, May 26. Get your friends together for a Ladies Night Outback. It is the one and only Thunder from Down Under male dance revue. That means strippers. Some say the best male strippers. Hey, 10 million women in 15 countries can’t be wrong.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed, 5 Injured After Drag Racer Slams Into Spectators An Texas Airport
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