The Weekend Guide

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Bastille Day at Hotel St. Germain
What: Embark on a culinary tour of French and Mediterranean cuisine, including regional dishes from Marseilles, Naples, Saint-Tropez, and Valencia.
Why: The stunning hotel is known for putting out a fine spread; the celebration’s five-course dinner with wine pairings includes music, sangria, and hors d’oeuvres.
When: Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: 2516 Maple Ave. Reservations ($95) to 214-871-2516.

Bastille on Bishop
What: Celebrate Dallas’s rich French history at a free outdoor festival with music, art, food, and wine.
Why: Everything’s better with crepes.
When: Sun., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Bishop Arts District, N. Bishop Ave., at and around Davis St., Oak Cliff.

Our Editors’ Favorite Finds
Click with the sites, films, and apps that have us buzzing this week.
Why: Open mic nights, trippy flicks, and fantasy lit picks top our list.
When: You want to get hot and heavy.
Where: Your place or ours.

Chanel Makeup Event
What: Get dolled up with the latest from the beauty biggie.
Why: Meet the company’s national makeup artist, John Fussell, and ask him all his secrets. (But try to keep your questions cosmetics related.)
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus Northpark, 8687 N. Central Park Expwy. Appointments to 214-363-8311 ext. 2119.

Taste of Dallas

What: Savor our great restaurants — including Lockhart Smoke House, Ojeda’s Mexican Food, and State Fair staple Fletcher’s Corny Dogs — one bite at a time.
Why: Plenty of AC to beat the heat.
When: Fri., 4-11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Fair Park, 3600 Grand Ave. Tickets ($10-$150) at eventbrite.com.

L. Bartlett Summer Sale

What: Snag summer clothing, accessories, and shoes at 30-75 percent off.
Why: When quantity and quality combine, retail therapy is always a success.
When: Thru July 29.
Where: 3699 McKinney Ave., ste. 302 (214-521-3500).

Food Preservation Summer Camp

What: Learn the fine art and culinary fundamentals necessary to pickle, can, freeze, dehydrate, and ferment your own foods.
Why: Your fella believes in the zombie apocalypse.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: We over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd., South Dallas. Registration ($45) to 214-379-5457.

Dallas Bridal Soiree
What: Getting married? Tour Hotel ZaZa to see if it should be the backdrop for your shower, rehearsal dinner, staycation, or the big event itself.
Why: Nibbles and drinks, as well as bridal fashions and live music. Raffle prizes include a two-night stay in one of the over-the-top Magnificent Seven suites.
When: Sun., 2-5 p.m.
Where: 2332 Leonard St. R.S.V.P. to 214-550-9476. Admission is free.

best of dallas!

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel St. Germain

The Farm at Paul Quinn College
3837 Simpson Stuart Rd
Dallas, TX 75241
N Bishop Ave
@ Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
2516 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
Fair Park
1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd
Dallas, TX 75210
2332 Leonard St
@ McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
3699 McKinney Ave
ste 302
Dallas, TX 75204
8687 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75225