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The New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, and if you're not still upset by that, there's one local watch party you should know about. Sports radio station "The Ticket" is hosting an event at the Bomb Factory in Dallas with personality Donovan Lewis. Expect drink specials, barbecue, prizes and, of course, the game, which will be shown on a 30-foot HD screen. Doors open at 4 p.m. and admission is free.
The competition heats up
If you're looking to put a little pep in your step this weekend, consider the Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K at Fair Park. This race provides excellent motivation to get out of bed early on Saturday morning because there are sweet stations set up along the course stocked with marshmallows and M&M candy. And after you cross the finish line, you also get to warm up with hot chocolate. The race kicks off a 7:30 a.m.
Now for something a little techy. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison is hosting Drone Wars V, which is a day of drone racing held inside an 11,000-square-foot aircraft hanger. This is just like remote-controlled boat or car racing, but very 21st century. Drone drivers will go head-to-head in an obstacle course race. If you're interested in competing, qualifying rounds are Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Registration costs $25. Note: You do have to bring your own drone. But if you just want to watch, you can come at noon and pay $6-$12 entry.
Tunes, tunes, tunes
If you're in the mood for live music, there are several noteworthy concert this weekend. Friday, folk singer Jose Gonzalez performs at the Majestic Theatre, which seems like the perfect venue for his work. Tickets for that show start at $25.
Otherwise alt-rock band They Might be Giants is in town Saturday performing at Kessler Theater. That show is sold out, but the group is playing a pre-party at Good Records, which is free. The show starts at 4 p.m., but if you want a good spot, you'll want to get there earlier. I expect this will be hugely popular.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. on KLIF-AM (570).