Longhorn fans are pictured before the University of Maryland Terrapins vs. the University of Texas Longhorns NCAA football game at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas on Saturday, September 2, 2017. 

Longhorn fans are pictured before the University of Maryland Terrapins vs. the University of Texas Longhorns NCAA football game at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas on Saturday, September 2, 2017. 

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Need weekend plans? We have you covered!

College football showdown

One of the biggest rivalries in college football is set to kick off in Dallas this weekend. The University of Texas faces off against Oklahoma University at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas Saturday afternoon for the Red River Showdown. This is annually one of the biggest games in Dallas-Fort Worth since it take place during the State Fair of Texas and at the same venue. So if you plan to head to the game, the cost of your ticket includes admission to the fair. But you can also simply go to the State Fair of Texas. Several bars there are planning to show the game on TV. 

How to do Texas-OU weekend right in Dallas

If you'd rather ditch the crowds — because, be warned, they will be massive — you can celebrate Friday night at two official pre-parties. The first is going to be for the OU Sooners; they're having a Red River Showdown Pep Rally Friday night at the Hotel Intercontinental in Addison with performances by the school's cheerleading squad and a local band. That events costs $30 to attend.

If you're a fan of the Longhorns, the Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum is having a night of burnt orange activities. At 10 p.m., there will be a big Hook Em party with a classic country cover band, face painting, photo booths and more. That party costs a $75 ticket.

Get inked

Friday the 13th Tattoo Marathon

Not into sports? Elm Street Tattoo parlor in Deep Ellum hosts a quirky event every Friday the 13th. Artists from the studio do marathon tattooing, and customers can get any of the select designs they offer for $13 plus tip. Designs are typically small and classic in style, and many have the number "13" worked in there somewhere. If you want one, the studio accepts walk ins, but expect there to be a line.

Jazzy vibes

Those looking for a concert should head to Strauss Square in Dallas on Friday night to see Herbie Hancock. The musician has been honored for his work playing and composing jazz music, and just last year, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for those very things. His show kicks off at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $39.75.

Celebrate unique cultures

Plano International Festival

Lastly I'll mention one event that's great for the whole family. The Plano International Festival comes to Haggard Park on Saturday, bringing with it a full day of immersive cultural experiences. From dancing and a flag parade, to art exhibitions and more, this event offers a great way to celebrate the traditions that make our diverse area unique. Best of all, it's free to attend.

Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on 570AM KLIF.

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