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The Weekend Guide

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WATCH
The Pin Show
What:
More than twenty independent designers from Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Louisiana showcase their clothing, jewelry, handbags, and other new fashions for the city’s critical masses.
Why: Just six looks from each designer mean you’ll never get bored. Runway music by DJ Hammertimez means the models won’t, either.
When: Sat. Doors, 6:30 p.m.; show, 8 p.m.
Where: The Goodyear Plant, 960 Dragon St. Tickets ($20 and up) at eventbrite.com.

CLICK
The Download

What: The top sixteen things to do on the Internet this week.
Why: Investigate clues to True Detective, get the coolest no-hands camera app, and hear our favorite new songbird on the rise.
When: Now’s good.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

HEAR
The Drunken Botanist Lecture
What:
New York Times best-selling author Amy Stewart talks about the plants we like to distill, ferment, and imbibe; and she divulges some of the best ways to drink a flower.
Why: It’s like storytelling for grown-ups and the main character is a stiff cocktail.
When: Sat. Lecture, 1-2:30 p.m.; book signing, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. (214-515-6540). Tickets ($40) at dallasarboretum.org.

LEARN
Vermicomposting Class
What:
Follow Texas Worm Ranch’s Heather Rinaldi as she leads a group through constructing and caring for worm bins. Learn to use castings for organic gardening and landscaping.
Why: Worms may be nasty, but urban homesteading is hip.
When: Sat., 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Gecko Hardware, 10233 E. Northwest Hwy., ste. 409 (214-343-1971). Tickets ($20) at whiterocklocalmarket.org.

EAT
Lighter at Meso Maya
What:
The traditional Mexican restaurant has added healthier options to its menu, such as Herradura salmon with charred Brussels sprouts and pollo natural.
Why: If you protein-load and finish your veggies, you’re entitled to the Oaxacan dark chocolate cake with fresh corn ice cream (whole kernels = unexpectedly awesome) for dessert.
When: Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 11909 Preston Rd., ste. 1426 (469-726-4390); 1611 McKinney Ave. (214-484-6555).

SEE
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
What:
A potty-mouthed play about a druggie couple grappling with a stash of secrets, violence, and infidelity.
Why: Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis wrote for The Sopranos, that’s why.
When: Thru Mar. 15. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Kitchen Dog Theater, 3120 McKinney Ave. (214-953-1055). Tickets ($15-$30) at brownpapertickets.com.

Photo: Sterling T. Steves / Courtesy of The Pin Show

LOCATIONS
1611 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75202
214-484-6555
11909 Preston Rd
ste 1426
Dallas, TX 75230
469-726-4390
The Goodyear Plant
960 Dragon St
Dallas, TX 75207
10233 E Northwest Hwy
ste 409
Dallas, TX 75238
214-343-1971
3120 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
214-953-1055
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
214-515-6500
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