Category Archives: Entertainment

Want some ax-throwing with your burger? Check out this new Grapevine gaming hangout

Ax-throwing is trendy, escape rooms are hot, and Fort Worth has a bar with a pinball theme. Now there’s a Grapevine place that is putting all that and more under one roof.

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Courtesy of Corky’s Gaming Bistro

Corky’s Gaming Bistro announced via press release Friday morning that it has opened in Grapevine. There’s a restaurant/bar side to it, but the draw is going to be the games: 78 classic arcade games, a dozen pinball machines, four escape rooms and 10 ax-throwing lanes(definitely a time the phrase “stay in your lane” is appropriate).

Read more from the Star-Telegram…

For more information, visit https://corkysgamingbistro.com/

Carol Burnett performs in Dallas November 11

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When: Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Where: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St, Dallas, Texas 75201

Tickets: http://www.attpac.org/

True Facts About the Owl

Ze Frank narrates Buzzfeed’s “True Facts” series. Check them out here.

Things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in late July and early August

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Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect the most up to date information regarding these events.

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of July and August.

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‘Harley Quinn Spinsanity’ ride opens today at Six Flags

Courtesy of WFAA…

The new ride at Six Flags Over Texas, Harley Quinn Spinsanity, opens today (Saturday, July 14) for everyone. A few brave WFAA peeps tried it out. Yeah, it’s intense!

These are the 11 best things to do in Dallas this weekend

By Alex Bentley

There are some weeks where events in Dallas offer pure entertainment and little more. This is not one of those weeks, as multiple events will mark the second anniversary of the deaths of five police officers in a shooting in downtown Dallas. On the lighter side will be a trio of concerts, a semi-famous comedian, and the beginning and ending, respectively, of two big theater productions.

Read more from CultureMap Dallas…

Throwback Movie Tuesday Series begins June 19

Our Throwback Movie Tuesday Series for Active Adults begins next week! On June 19 at the Palace Theater (9:30-11:30am), we will show a classic western film. Participants must register by calling 817.410.3465. Registrants will vote on a classic film to show.

Throwback Movie Tuesday Series will happen on the third Tuesday of each month this summer and will show a different genre each showing.

For more information, visit GoGrapevine.com.

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5th Annual Pearland Wine and Food Festival focuses on Texas-based wineries and locally owned businesses

Dionisio-Wine-Festival-2016The 5th Annual Wine and Food Festival will be held in Pearland on August 27, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion, located at 11200 Broadway, Pearland, TX 77584.

Dionisio Winery, the hosting winery for this year’s Festival, is pleased to announce that the Festival will feature multiple local Texas wineries, local food vendors and 30+ additional local craft and specialty item vendors for shopping!

Enjoy live entertainment, featuring Thermal Fusion, and special giveaways while tasting wines and pairing them with many choices of delicious foods, topped with a unique shopping experience. It’s the perfect adult getaway!

This year, Dionisio is hosting a unique Kick-Off Party highlighting Texas Gulf Coast shrimp at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26. All are invited to attend. The event will be at Pearland’s Dionisio Winery, located at 2635 Miller Ranch Rd #103, Pearland, Texas 77584. Tickets are $75 per person and will soon be available through Eventbrite.

Attendees to the Friday night Kick-Off Party will gain complimentary entrance to the Wine and Food Festival the following day.

The Kick-Off Party menu will include multiple shrimp appetizers and entrees, paired with award winning Texas wines from festival-selected wineries. Guests can enjoy cooking demonstrations and a Q&A session with winery owners. Wineries in attendance are as follows: Dionisio Winery (Host WINERY – Pearland, TX), Maydelle Country Wines (Rusk, TX), Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery (Refugio, TX), Big Rock Winery (Lakeside Village, TX), Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards (Pittsburg, TX), Knox Circle Winery (Huntsville, TX), Red Road Winery (Texarkana, TX), Pleasant Hill Winery (Brenham, TX), HAAK Vineyards & Winery (Santa Fe, TX), Red 55 Winery (Lindale, TX)

“Although we want people to take pleasure in this rewarding experience of wine tasting, we do want the Festival to be an opportunity to give back as well,” said Clarice Nelson-Aranda, Chairman of the Wine and Food Festival.

This year, a portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Stand Up for Kids, a 501 c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to, “End the Cycle of Youth Homelessness.” Stand Up for Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers, and has established 18 outreach programs all over the United States. Through a sponsorship, the Festival is supporting an upcoming expo assisting the development of innovative programs that provide homeless youth the assistance, training and resources to make a successful re-integration into society.

“We estimated last year’s festival attendance at 1,500 plus people and hope to greatly exceed that number this year so that our commitment to the youth of America, which will help run our country some day, will be benefited,” Aranda said.

Online ticket purchases for the festival are encouraged via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-5th-annual-pearland-wine-food-festival-by-dionisio-winery-tickets-20701994222. Online sales start at $30 for a full package that includes festival entrance, 10 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Day of admission tickets will start at $40.

“All can rest assured, the entrance line will run smoothly this year!” Aranda promised. Once again this year, a VIP tent will include exclusivity with a few specially sponsored items and requires an additional fee of $25 per person.

The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau invites visitors to experience Pearland for the weekend by taking advantage of special hotel packages and rates available on visitpearland.com. “We are proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Food and Wine Festival in Pearland, pairing wine with everything Pearland has to offer visitors,” said Kim Sinistore, Executive Director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Contacts:

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-5th-annual-pearland-wine-food-festival-by-dionisio-winery-tickets-20701994222.

Details and additional information can be found on the website at http://dionisiowinery.com.

Shake, Rattle & Roll into Pearland this summer

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There’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on in Pearland this summer. Pearland is a perfect pick for a weekend getaway with amazing cuisine, local theater, nearby museums and unique events. Paired with great hotel packages available between May 27 through September 5, Pearland’s Gulf Coast location is ideal for a quick getaway.

“We’re pleased to offer visitors Shake, Rattle & Roll into Pearland weekend hotel packages throughout the summer this year created in partnership with Pearland hotels, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the Pearl Theater,” according to Kim Sinistore, executive director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “In addition to enjoying a variety of activities throughout the summer in Pearland, visitors can also experience a brand new, 2-day event we created called Shake, Rattle & Roll.” Sinistore added.

Visitors don’t want to miss the Shake, Rattle & Roll event set for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at Independence Park, 3919 Liberty Drive in Pearland.

Celebrating rock and roll music, the two-day FREE event features live music, a food truck court, vintage vendors, a classic car show, and oldies movies. On Saturday, June 11, Elvis tribute artist Vince King kicks off the festivities with a 50’s Elvis tribute performance at 2 p.m. and closes the night with the Spinout Band for a 70’s Las Vegas Elvis Tribute. Performances for Saturday also include TX Blues Brothers Tribute and Show band and Amber & the Old Rascals.

Houston Vintage Market will offer a curated collection of vendors on Saturday featuring vintage clothing and accessories for sale. On Sunday, June 12, the 4 Barrel Ramblers open the day’s activities with a performance at 2 p.m. Performances for Sunday also include Johnny and the Spinsations and internationally known Two Tons of Steel based out of San Antonio.

Visitors on both days will enjoy the Food Truck Court with offerings by some of the region’s most popular food trucks – D’Lish Curbside Bistro, Nom Mi Street and Skratch and Angie’s Cakes.

Catch a vignette performance either day by Pearland’s Pearl Theater from their production of “All Shook Up,” which runs June 17 through July 10. Don’t miss an amazing collection of 1950s and 1960s era style cars during the classic car show sponsored by the Pearland VFW Post 7109.

For a complete schedule of activities for this FREE, Shake, Rattle & Roll event, go to http://visitpearland.com/shake-rattle-roll-event-schedule/. To learn more about booking a hotel stay with participating hotels including Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Sleep Inn & Suites, and Springhill Suites in Pearland, go to http://visitpearland.com/shakerattleroll.

Pearland Islamic Center to host Annual Spring Carnival honoring local heroes

570296e34d428.imageEvery year, the Pearland Islamic Center hosts a Spring Carnival with a different theme each year. Last year’s theme was the Inter-Faith Peace Garden. It was a successful event attended by Christian Church leaders, Hindu temple representatives, Inter-Faith Ministries of Houston, Jewish Rabbis and city dignitaries, including Pearland Mayor Tom Reid.

This year the theme is, “Honoring our local Heroes,” including Pearland Police Department and Pearland Fire Department. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is co-sponsoring the event.

“Our ‘Honor our Heroes’ event will bring various faith traditions and city officials together to demonstrate our appreciation and support for the brave police officers and fire fighters in our community,” said Abul Azad, Director of the Pearland Islamic Center. “Moreover, it will be a wonderful opportunity to draw the public’s attention to the danger our first responders face every day while wearing the uniform.”

Bazaars, food, games, rides, bounce houses, mountain climbing, train rides, a petting zoo, Henna tattoos, face painting and balloon artists are just some of the attractions.

The entry fee wristband is $15 for unlimited fun.

The Carnival will be held on Saturday April 9 at the Pearland Islamic Center, located at 1530 Garden Rd.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1020892664650080/.