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Dallas — By Tui Cameron on August 5, 2010 at 11:33 am
Filed under: comedy, cooking, featuredarticle, restaurant week, yoga

Dallas To Do List: Vintage Computers, Elvis and Yoga al Fresco

After a week of triple digit heat here in Dallas, you could probably use some laughs, some nostalgia, and a whole lot of air-conditioning. Read on to learn about Elvis Day, comedian Michael Ian Black, and other hot events taking place in cool spaces this weekend.

Sculpture at the Gaylord Texan Summerfest

Sculpture at the Gaylord Texan Summerfest

Elvis Day Saturday, August 7th, 2010 is Elvis Day at the Grapevine Opry, 701 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051 (map). Acclaimed Elvis impersonator, Nathan King, performs a 2:00 p.m. matinee and a 7:30 p.m. evening show of the legendary swivel-hipped rock and roll legend. For tickets and more information, check out this link on the Grapevine Texas official website.

Comedian Michael Ian Black Whether you know him from MTV’s sketch comedy troupe “The State,” his role on the TV show “Ed,” or elsewhere, you’ve got to admit that comedian, Michael Ian Black, is one funny guy. This weekend is your chance to see him perform live at the Addison Improv Comedy Club, #250, 4980 Belt Line Road, Dallas, TX 75254 (map) where he performs August 5th – 8th. For more information and to purchase tickets, check out this link on the Addison Improv Comedy Club official website.

Vintage Computer Festival The College of Engineering and the Museum of Information Technology celebrates the history of computing by hosting the Vintage Computer Festival this weekend (August 7-8, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.) Come check out the evolution of technology at this gathering of vendors, speakers and exhibits. Admission is $10 each day, $15 for both days, and free for those under 17. It all takes place at the 701 S. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019 (map) For more information, including a list of exhibitors, check out the The Museum of Information Technology at Arlington website.

Chef at the Market Cooking Demonstrations Come to the Dallas Farmers Market on Saturday, August 7th to enjoy outdoor cooking demonstrations throughout the day. These demos feature fresh, local produce in healthful recipes you can try at home. It all takes place in Pearl Plaza at the market, which is located at the Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 South Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201 (map) For more information about the Dallas Farmers Market, check out this article, Shop Hungry at the Dallas Farmers Market .

Fresh produce at the Dallas Farmers Market

Fresh produce at the Dallas Farmers Market

Summertime Concerts and FREE Yoga at Watters Creek Bring your appetite and a blanket to Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, 970 Garden Park Drive, Allen, TX 75013 (map) for an evening of outdoor dining, live music and horse-drawn carriage rides. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through October 16th, 2010, Watters Creek hosts Live! on the Green, with live performances starting at 6:30 p.m. This week’s musical performers are: (Thursday 8/5) Rob Holbert Group, (Friday 8/6) Moving Colors, and (Saturday, 8/7) Vic Duncan. For some exercise al fresco, Allen Yoga Center offers a free yoga class this Saturday (8/7) from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., weather permitting. For more information, read Summertime Concerts and Carriage Rides at Watters Creek

KRLD Restaurant Week OK, so it’s actually 3 weeks long, but in any case, KRLD Restaurant Week is just around the corner, which means you need to make reservations right away. Over 130 great restaurants in the DFW are participating this year. Your reservation entitles you to a fabulous 3-course meal for a mere $35. In turn, not only are you boosting business at a local eatery, but $7 of that prix fixe meal goes straight to a local charity, either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. For a full list of participating venues and more information, read KRLD Restaurant Week – Dallas Dining Deal Benefits Charity.

Escape to Wonderland The Gaylord Summerfest Wonderland Adventure is not just for children, although they will love it. Come stroll through 4 1/2 acres of air-conditioned gardens, play a game of chess on a huge board, or sip yourself silly with the Drink Me Progressive Cocktail Sampling. The Gaylord Texan Resort is located at Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051 (map). There’s a lot going on, so check out the full SummerFest article for more – much more – information.

Photo credit: Tui Cameron

Related places:
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    Grapevine Opry
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    Improv Comedy Club
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    University of Texas - Arlington
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    Dallas Farmers Market
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    Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
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    Gaylord Texan Resort
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