Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Grant Park on Friday, July 31, 2015, in Chicago. 

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Grant Park on Friday, July 31, 2015, in Chicago. 

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Make it a great weekend in D-FW!

Tune into NBCDFW on Thursdays or Saturdays and you'll find regular Dallas Morning News segments where we pick the most exciting weekend events. There is a lot to do in D-FW; and here's where you can find all our recommended events this weekend.

Here are favorites for the week:

Kevin Hart After Party

Hungry? It's Restaurant Week. Dine on the cheap at some of D-FW's fanciest places. Here's where.

You're looking for something to do in the heat. Take your pup swimming. Doggie splash parties are happening all over D-FW.

If you've got a big heart. Saturday's a big push to Clear the Shelters. Our partners at NBC5 are helping support more than 50 shelters that have too many animals. Do you need a new fur baby?

You're looking to rock. Sam Smith performs locally on Monday. Alabama Shakes is here Tuesday.

You could use a laugh. Kevin Hart is performing at the American Airlines Center Friday night. He's also doing a 5K race Friday morning and a late-night appearance Friday night.

These two babies, Glitch and Mowgli, were rescued and now live at a Dallas Morning News staffer's house. Do you have room for a shelter animal? NBC is hosting Clear the Shelters this Saturday.

These two babies, Glitch and Mowgli, were rescued and now live at a Dallas Morning News staffer's house. Do you have room for a shelter animal? NBC is hosting Clear the Shelters this Saturday.

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