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Kids and adults will meet on the field of AT&T Stadium in Arlington this weekend for an incredibly fun and spirited event called Jared's Epic Nerf Battle 3. On Saturday, about 3,000 people are expected come armed with Nerf guns and foam darts for an evening of play. The event consists of several five- to eight-minute-long competitions that may be themed; for example, boys vs. girls or humans vs. people dressed in dinosaur costumes. The football field will be covered with bunkers and obstacles, and some YouTube Nerf stars are even expected to be there. Competition runs 7 to 11 p.m. and tickets costs $30.
Spring break vibes
Klyde Warren Park is celebrating spring break with a kick-off party called Spring Fling this Saturday. Come downtown from 2 to 9 p.m. and enjoy live music, skateboarding half-pipe demos and a breakdancing competition. The event is free to attend, but as usual, there will be food trucks and restaurants selling food and drinks throughout.
If sports are more your thing, there's a big-deal tournament in town this weekend. The 2018 Conference USA Basketball Championship tipped off on Wednesday and continues through Saturday at the Star in Frisco. Men's and women's college teams from around the country are competing for the coveted conference title, with the championship games happening Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. There's also a Fan Fest with activities and vendors set up at the venue.
Craving some tunes? Revered country singer and guitarist Junior Brown comes to the Kessler Theater in Dallas on Friday night. For those unfamiliar, he plays and helped invent a real unique instrument called a Guit-Steel, which is essential a hybrid standard guitar and steel pedal created so he could switch between playing the two seamlessly. Junior Brown doesn't have any new music, but he's a legend worth seeing whenever he's in town. Tickets for the show cost $22.
Lastly, yogis can test their limits with a Beginner Acro-Yoga class on Sunday. Acro-Yoga is a partnered style of yoga that uses both people's bodies to share weight and make shapes you couldn't do on your own. It's creative and mostly just seems like a whole lot of fun. That class happens at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas at 11 a.m., and costs $12 to attend.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. on KLIF-AM (570).