The Weekend Guide

dallas weekend guide!

A little birdie told us.

A Feathered Affair

What: Party among the more than 220 bird species that live in the forest, grassland, and wetland habitats just outside the city.
Why: The fund-raiser for science and environmental education programs benefits DISD students via an evening of cocktails, music, and food from Jeff Harris (Bolsa), Nathan Tate (Boulevardier), Chad Houser (Cafe Momentum), Graham Dodds (Hibiscus), and Abraham Salum (Komali).
When: Sat., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 S. Loop 12. Tickets ($75) at glfd.org.

The Download
This week’s roundup of digital distractions that caught our eye.
Why: James Franco’s first book, YouTube’s first music awards show, and That Awkward Moment.
When: You need a diversion.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Texas Veggie Fair

What: While Big Tex beckons one final day for fair fanatics to get their hands on all sorts of fried nuttiness, a smaller, greener version takes place just a few miles away.
Why: The beer garden, farmers market, and Erykah Badu.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave. Free.

Mila Hermanovski Trunk Show
What: Browse fashions from the Dallas native at the only boutique in town to carry her line.
Why: The designer will be on hand to show you her fall collection, which pays tribute to the Bauhaus and 1960s abstract art movements.
When: Sat., 3-6 p.m.
Where: Piermarini Boutique, 6827 Snider Plz. (214-303-1261).

The Gypsy Wagon Swap and Flea
What: Hunt for neat-o treasures such as mannequins, rugs, and antique tables from the parking lot market.
Why: Among all the kitsch, find The Gypsy Wagon clothes for under $25, half-price cowboy boots, $1 gift items, Trailercakes cuppies, and Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 2928 N. Henderson Ave. (214-370-8010).

Radiolab Live Apocalyptical
What: Catch the popular NPR radio program on stage for an installment focusing on all things apocalypse (but in a thoroughly fun and entertaining way).
Why: Comedian Simon Amstell makes sure of it.
When: Get tickets now. Show is Nov. 4, 8 p.m.
Where: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Pl., Grand Prairie. Tickets ($37.50-$47.50) at axs.com.

Photo: Ignacio G. Hermosell / Getty Images

6827 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
1001 Performance Pl
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
6500 S Loop 12
Dallas, TX 75217
Reverchon Park
3505 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
2928 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206