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This weekend you'll want to break out your best outfits since there are several events offer a chance to get gussied up to go out on the town. Up first is weekend-long Chefs for Farmers festival, which includes several swanky and casual events in Dallas. Highlights include Bite Night at the Dallas Farmers Market on Thursday, which focuses on dishes prepared with Texas beef, and the Main Event at Oak Lawn Park on Sunday, which is a feast of samples prepared by well known chefs.
All of the events under the Chefs for Farmers umbrella showcase locally and nationally renown chefs, so if you're a foodie, this is not one to miss. Tickets range $40 to $150, depending which event you'd like to attend.
Beer lovers also have the chance to get fancy this weekend at the Brewer's Ball. This is a black-tie beer festival coming to Dallas Union Station on Friday night, and what makes this unique is not only the encouraged dress, but also the beer list. More than 40 breweries will be there serving predominantly rare and specialty recipes. Tickets cost $125 and include all beer and food available at the event.
Folks at the Arts Mission Oak Cliff will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos with the Day of the Day Ball on Friday night. Attendees are encouraged to dress in all black and commemorate their beloved ancestors with traditional face paint, dancing, food and drinks. This soiree is the most affordable at $30-$45 per ticket. And while the ball itself is adult-only, child care will also be provided onsite for an extra $10 per kid.
If you'd rather be active this weekend, the first Dallas Bike Ride kicks off Saturday at 8 a.m. This is a casual 20-mile ride around the city that starts at Dallas City Hall and goes through Uptown, the Design District, West Dallas and Oak Cliff. The cool thing about this is you don't have to be an expert cyclist to join the ride. The entire route is planned on car-free streets and at a leisurely pace. Afterward, there's a festival with live music and other fun stuff.
Registration costs $70 for adults and $30 for kids ages 8 to 15. Anyone younger than that rides for free.
Feeling funky fresh?
And you just want to catch a really rocking show, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band are in town. Friday night, they'll perform at Toyota Music Factory in Irving. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $65.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on 570AM KLIF.