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Thirty years ago from Saturday, a small group of Celtic musicians gathered at Nick Farrelly’s Lounge in Oak Lawn. That pub, which now houses a Pappadeaux restaurant, is no more; but the modest get-together has evolved into the largest Irish celebration in the Southwest.
The annual North Texas Irish Festival (NTIF) is funded by The Southwest Celtic Music Association and, in accordance with tradition, will happen on the first weekend of the month: March 2nd through 4th. The “Céilí” (Gaelic for “gathering”) will feature some of the world’s finest Celtic musicians, traditional Irish performers, and plenty of Irish cuisine. Of course, a shortage of Guinness, Harp, and other Irish brews is unlikely.
The culinary “Galway stage” will debut this year, providing festival-goers with the opportunity to watch local chefs prepare traditional and hybrid Irish dishes. Executive chefs from Westin Galleria Dallas, Front Burner Restaurants, Trinity Hall Irish Pub, and Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse will all be featured.
For animal-lovers and future pet adopters, over 50 animal rescue groups (animals included) will make the weekend trip to Fair Park.
North Texas Irish Festival hours:
Friday, March 2nd
Saturday, March 3rd
Sunday, March 4th
Photo courtesy of Southwest Celtic Music Association, Inc.
The arched, white steel of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is hard to miss if you’re anywhere near the Dallas skyline. Next weekend will be the only chance to walk on the vehicle-based structure.
To celebrate the bridge’s grand opening, several events will be held from March 2-4 on the bridge itself. A Lyle Lovett concert and a free street festival on March 3 are among the highlights.
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Celebration Events:
Friday, March 2 (admission required):
Lyle Lovett performs
DJ Lucy Wrubel performs
Street Corner Symphony performs
Local food and drink tastings
Saturday, March 3:
MWH Trinity River Levee Run: 5K & 10K (entrance fee required)
Street fair celebration (free)
Sunday, March 4:
MHH Bridge Sunrise Blessing and Ribbon Cutting
Orchestra of New Spain
Street Corner Symphony
Other “sister events” will also be held on or around the bridge March 2-4. For more information, visit Bridge-O-Rama.
The bridge’s designer, world-renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, has laid the blueprint for over 40 unique bridges worldwide, but the Hunt Hill Bridge stands as his first vehicular bridge in the United States.
More info: official Bridge Celebration website
Edgefest 2012 Lineup – FC Dallas Stadium (formerly Pizza Hut Park) – Frisco, TX
April 22 day pass tickets range from $39.50 to $66.50 (before service fees). More information is available through the Edgefest 22 website.
Edgefest 22 lineup:
The Black Keys
Cage the Elephant
The Ting Tings
Despite being in my mid-20s, I feel like a cranky old man when I say things like, “What is this crap on the radio?” or “Who’s this Young Weezy Wayne all the whipper snappers are listening to?” or “Turn down that loud music, please.”
I blame the 90s. Groups like 311, Semisonic, De La Soul, No Doubt, A Tribe Called Quest, RHCP, etc. not only max out the nostalgia meter, but also create a strong foundation for the hatred of [most] modern music.
I had the pleasure of seeing Third Eye Blind live a couple years ago, and they did not disappoint. They came out of six-year album hiatus to release Ursa Major in 2009, and they sound just as good as they did back in the “Semi-Charmed Life” days.
Thanks to Richardson’s bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival, Dallasing.com is kicking off a new video series entitled “Dallas in 60 Seconds”. We’ll be traveling around the city and summing each event up with a minute’s worth of video footage (give or take a few seconds). Voilà: