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.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
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.
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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.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Here’s an offer to keep in your back pocket (or your bookmarks) – a coupon for 15 percent off lunch or dinner at Carrabba’s. You can use this discount until October 25! It’s valid for both dine-in and Carside Carryout. It can’t be used on alcohol or with their Amore Monday specials.
Join Carrabba’s Amici Club (it’s free) to get these discounts in your own inbox.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
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.
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This Saturday, Aug. 22, Unity One Credit Union in the Stockyards will hold their Gear Up 4 School Celebration, a back to school event that lasts from 8 to 10 a.m. During the event, kids in need can receive free school supplies! Vendors will also be on hand with info on other services as well.
Unity One is at 2625 N. Main St. in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
There’s a nationwide egg shortage, and prices are going up! But not to worry – on Tuesday, Aug. 11, Taco Cabana will begin to reverse those price increases by discounting their breakfast items – by 10 cents for breakfast tacos and 20 cents for breakfast burritos. To celebrate, Taco Cabana will also give each guest one free breakfast taco on Aug. 11. To get your freebie, simply download a coupon from their Facebook page or Twitter page. The coupon will become available on the morning of Aug. 11. No purchase is required, but since the tacos are so cheap, you’ll probably want more than one!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
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:
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
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.
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.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
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
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On Friday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, Nash Farm in Grapevine will host its monthly First Friday at the Farm, a family-oriented event that teaches kids skills from past generations. This month’s theme is “Cotton.” Cotton was one of the most important cash crops and truly helped to build this region. Learn about how cotton was grown, harvested and sold.
The event is suitable for all ages. Registration is required and is $3 per person. You can reserve your spot here.
Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.
Photo courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
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