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Half Off Beer, Bourbon & Brisket Festival AdmissionHalf Off Beer, Bourbon & Brisket Festival Admission Start planning next weekend's activities now - here's a little help: LivingSocial is currently offering half-peice admissions to the Beer, Bourbon & Brisket Festival in Fort Worth. This festival, which...

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Free & Fun: First Friday at Nash FarmFree & Fun: First Friday at Nash Farm This Friday, Sept. 4, Nash Farm in Grapevine will host its monthly First Fridays on the Farm series from 10 a.m. to noon. These events, designed for kids ages 3 and up, will introduce participants to what...

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Kids' Event at Kimbell Art Museum This WeekendKids' Event at Kimbell Art Museum This Weekend This Saturday, Sept. 5, the Kimbell Art Museum will once again host Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio from 1 to 1:45 p.m. This free program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions...

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ESPN College Gameday in Sundance SquareESPN College Gameday in Sundance Square ESPN is returning to Sundance Square this Saturday, Sept. 5 for the kickoff of College Gameday, the network's weekly show about NCAA football. The event happens from about 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Live segments...

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Bands on the Bricks in Sundance SquareBands on the Bricks in Sundance Square This Wednesday, Sept. 2, Sundance Square will host Bands on the Bricks, a free live concert, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. These special events will repeat every Wednesday throughout the month of September. This...

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Half Off Beer, Bourbon & Brisket Festival Admission

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

Start planning next weekend’s activities now – here’s a little help: LivingSocial is currently offering half-peice admissions to the Beer, Bourbon & Brisket Festival in Fort Worth. This festival, which happens on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Panther Island Pavilion, normally carries a ticket price of $15 per person, but with this deal, you’ll receive two admissions for $15.

The family-friendly festival has something for everyone, including barbecue, live music and a variety of kids’ activities like bounce houses and face painting. You may want to bring along a blanket or lawn chair so you’ll have a comfy place to sit while you listen to the concerts. Scheduled performers include the Texas Cotton Kings and the Cody Bryan Band. Local barbecue will be on sale from places like Mama E’s BBQ, while Famous Grouse will be on hand selling whiskey.

Kids 10 and under receive free admission, so there’s no need to buy tickets for them. See more info and get your deal here!

Other deals available on LivingSocial today include:

$9 for a lunch buffet for two at Mama’s Pizza – this deal is valid at their NRH location; or pay $12 for $20 at dinner

$18 for one admission to the National Veterans Day Run – this run takes place Nov. 14 in Trinity Park; run a 5K or 11K

$20 for two tickets to “Extreme Mustang Makeover” – this fun event takes place at the Will Rogers Coliseum on Sept. 12; wild Mustangs that have been trained and gentled will be showcased

$30 for a dog vaccination package from Texas Coalition for Animal Protection – $60 value; includes shots, dewormer, heartworm test and nail trim; locations in Hurst, Fort Worth, Burleson and other locales

$75 for a Discovery Sail cruise for two on Lake Grapevine – regular price is $140; enjoy the breezes and views while an expert takes the reins, or learn a bit about sailing yourself

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Free & Fun: First Friday at Nash Farm

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This Friday, Sept. 4, Nash Farm in Grapevine will host its monthly First Fridays on the Farm series from 10 a.m. to noon. These events, designed for kids ages 3 and up, will introduce participants to what it was like to live on a farm many years ago. The theme for this month is “Craftsmanship.” Farmers relied on many craftspeople to keep their farms running, and this month’s workshop will focus on these crafts and trades.

Admission to the event is $3 per person. You may register here. Space is limited so be sure to plan ahead!

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

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Kids’ Event at Kimbell Art Museum This Weekend

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Saturday, Sept. 5, the Kimbell Art Museum will once again host Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio from 1 to 1:45 p.m. This free program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. This week’s theme is “Ancient Animal Mosaics.”

While the event is free, space is limited. You may sign up for the event in the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before it begins.

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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ESPN College Gameday in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

ESPN is returning to Sundance Square this Saturday, Sept. 5 for the kickoff of College Gameday, the network’s weekly show about NCAA football. The event happens from about 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Live segments will begin broadcasting in the 9 a.m. hour from Sundance Square, and the show College Football Live, broadcast on ESPN2, will originate from the set beginning at 2 p..m. The public is invited to come to the Square and be part of the crowd! Bring your best fan signs. Country music star Brad Paisley will be on set – assumedly to make his college football picks for the week.

Find directions and parking info for Sundance Square here.

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“Bands on the Bricks” in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Wednesday, Sept. 2, Sundance Square will host Bands on the Bricks, a free live concert, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. These special events will repeat every Wednesday throughout the month of September. This week’s featured band is The Nightowls. If you attend, bring blankets or lawn chairs for extra comfort. However, no coolers or outside food or drinks will be allowed. Sundance Square asks that you purchase refreshments from eateries around the Square. Alcoholic beverages will also be for sale at the concert.

Find directions and parking info here for Sundance Square.

 

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DFW Free Day of Yoga Events This Weekend

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, free

Monday, Sept. 7 is DFW Free Day of Yoga, an annual event that allows local residents to try area yoga studios for free! Whether you’re looking to start a yoga practice or try a new style of yoga, this is a fun event. To participate, simply find a participating yoga studio in your area and show up. Each studio should list instructions for what to bring – some may provide yoga mats, while others ask that you bring your own. Get there early, since these free classes tend to be popular. Nearby participating studios include 3Tree Yoga, The Wellness Center and Urban Yoga, all in Fort Worth; and Bikram Yoga North Texas, with locations in Arlington and Grapevine.

You can also come out to the Fort Worth Water Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 6 for the Fort Worth kickoff of DFW Free Day of Yoga. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can participate in free mini yoga classes, be part of a big community yoga class, and listen to live music. There’s also a Dallas kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 5.

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Texas Monthly Less Than $4/Year + Other Deals

Category : entertainment, Featured, gifts, shopping

Great news! For a limited time, Best Deal Magazines is offering 20 percent off their Texas magazine titles (which are already super cheap). Just enter the code TEXAS20 at checkout to get the discount. The offer is good through Aug. 31. With this discount, you can receive:

1 year subscription to Texas Monthly – normally $4.69 - you pay $3.75

1 year subscription to Texas Parks & Wildlife – normally $11.95 – you pay $9.57

1 year subscription to Texas Fish & Game – normally $10.95 – you pay $8.77

Best Deal Magazines never charges for shipping and there are no automatic renewals! You can check out their full selection here.

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Free & Fun: Open House at Young Chefs Academy

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to the Young Chefs Academy of Fort Worth this Saturday, Aug. 29 for their Food Network Open House event. The event, which is free, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Planned activities include fun and healthy snacks, interactive cooking activities, chef demonstrations, sponsor samples, and more. No RSVP is required.

Young Chefs Academy is at 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy Food Network 

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Free Kids’ Movies at the Modern

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, Wednesday, Aug. 12, and Thursday, Aug. 13, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present Best of the Fest: Kid Flix Mix, a showing of selected films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival. This is your chance to see some limited-release films that you may never otherwise get the chance to watch! This is a FREE event, but seating is limited to the first 250 guests.

The schedule of events is as follows:

August 11:
10:30 a.m. – Kid Flix Mix, 30 minutes long, for ages 3-7
1 p.m. – Best of the Fest: Party Mix, 70 minutes long, for ages 8-12

August 12:
10:30 a.m. – Kid Flix Mix Part 2, 30 minutes long,  for ages 3-7
1 p.m. – ¡VIVA NYICFF! – 72 minutes long, for ages 8-12. Chosen from over five years of New York International Children’s Film Festival short film programs, ¡VIVA NYICFF! presents a diverse selection of award winners and audience favorites. All films in this program are from or feature stories about Spain and Latin America.

August 13:
1 p.m. – A Cat in Paris (Une Vie de Chat) – 70 minutes long, rated PG. The Academy Award-nominated A Cat in Paris from directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol is a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris. Rife with film references (from Reservoir Dogs to Goodfellas to The Night of the Hunter), A Cat in Paris is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir and American gangster films, with a jazz soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday.

When you’re done watching the films, you can tour the Modern’s galleries for free.

The Modern is at 3200 Darnell St. in Fort Worth.

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Best Groupon Deals in Fort Worth This Week

Category : Arlington, dining, drinks, entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, food, gifts, shopping

You’re in luck – there are plenty of deals to pick from on Groupon this week … and lots of them are in Fort Worth! Here’s the best of Cowtown deals:

$6 for family admission to Fort Worth Aviation Museum – regularly priced at $16; experience flight simulators and visit more than 43 aircraft in their “petting zoo”

$8 for two open-jump sessions at Pump It Up- valid at the Ridgmar location. Regular price of $16. Other deals for more sessions also available.

$9 for a 1-month deluxe snack subscription from Love With Food – redeem online; this subscription box includes a selection of gourmet treats sent straight to your door; $20 value

$15 for a shooting-range package at Elk Castle Shooting Sports – includes 1 hour session, gun rental and 15% discount on ammunition; located in west FW off I-30

$19.94 for a kids’ portrait package at Target Portrait Studio – get some pro pics of the young ones; includes 3 high-res images on CD, 1 portrait print, free sitting fees and 40% off additional print purchases

$22 for a BYOB painting class at A Piece of Work – up to a 40% value; bring the beverage of your choice and paint at this studio off Camp Bowie

$29 for 2 weeks of unlimited boot camp sessions at Fit Body Boot Camp – get in shape, or improve on your fitness level, with these classes in Fort Worth, Arlington and Benbrook; or pay $45 for 5 weeks of classes

$30 for a Brazilian wax at Fab Wax – bikini season is still ongoing! This is a $65 value; located inside Zeeba Salon near Montgomery Plaza

$38 for $50 at Edelweiss German Restaurant – enjoy a discount on this famed Fort Worth eatery; not valid on alcohol; if you want to go Saturday night, make a reservation

See all Fort Worth Groupon deals here.

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