The Weekend Guide

lauren essl!

Dress to letterpress.

Crafting from the Collection
Learn the art of letterpress from Fort Worth wordsmith and artist Lauren Essl of Blue Eye Brown Eye.
Why: The class is free and includes DIY greeting cards to take home.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth (817-989-5065).

Artist vs. Architect

What: Vote for your favorite works by local creatives vying for commissioned gigs while enjoying cocktails and bites perched high above Big D.
Why: Thirty percent of proceeds benefits Dwell with Dignity, which endeavors to help families escape poverty by creating inspiring living environments.
When: Sat., 6-11 p.m.
Where: 750 N. Saint Paul St., 19th flr.

Baby Steps

What: Save a seat for the one-night show spotlighting seven original mini plays that define “baby steps,” from a house-hopping addict’s tale to a weary new mom’s journey with twins.
Why: The act “One Request Before You Leave: How a road trip, The Beatles, and a motel in Missouri made me a better ex-husband.”
When: Tues., 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. Tickets at eventbrite.com ($15) and at the door ($20).

Dressed to a Tea Murder Mystery Party
Put on your detective hat for the four-course dinner with tea-infused cocktails.
Why: Solve the crime and get a free stay and dinner at The Fairmont.
When: Sat., 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: 1717 N. Akard St. (214-720-2020). Reserve tickets ($65) at 214-720-5261 or dallas@fairmont.com.


What: The operation opens at NorthPark Center tomorrow.
Why: Blowouts at the mall for just 35 bucks.
When: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 8687 N. Central Expwy., ste 940 (214-989-6136).

Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Essl

8687 N Central Expwy
@ NorthPark Center
Dallas, TX 75231
Artist vs. Architect
750 N Saint Paul St
19th flr
Dallas, TX 75201
1717 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary
3120 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204