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Up and at 'em
It's easy to put off working out until "tomorrow," but this weekend there are fun events to motivate you to get active. Rise and shine Saturday morning with the Dallas Yoga Fest at Southfork Ranch (which is notably in Parker, Texas). This daylong event includes several yoga classes, meditation sessions and workshops that cover a variety of different yoga styles for beginner and expert yogis alike. There's also a health expo and marketplace promising healthful foods and drinks. The festival runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free to attend, though organizers ask that you register in advance.
If you prefer a high intensity workout, check out the Fair Park Urban Dash on Saturday. This is not your typical 5K. The venue will be decked out with obstacles such as a dumpster dive, hurdles and a pallet mound for athletes to jump, climb and crawl through. All the fountains are fair game, too, so if you need to cool off, just take a dip. Races kick off at 8 a.m. and registration costs $60.
Once you work up an appetite, indulge at the North Texas Black Restaurant Week kick off party. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., several African-American restaurateurs will be set up at Southwest Center Mall in Dallas serving food and raising awareness about the weeklong celebration. The restaurant week runs June 17-23, coinciding with Juneteenth. It's goal is to promote African-American-owned eateries throughout the region. The kick off is free to attend, and you'll buy whatever food you want to eat. See the full list of participating restaurants at ntxblackrestaurantweek.weebly.
Thirsty? Brooklyn Brewery is bringing its Beer Mansion to Dallas this weekend. Friday and Saturday, the Mansion comes to 2616 Commerce event space with a pop-up beer bar, concert venue, shopping bazaar, speakeasy and arcade. The $20 ticket price includes entry, and food and drink will be available for purchase onsite.
If this heat has you dreaming of beaches, head to downtown Carrollton on Saturday for the Lava Luau. The event features live music, hula dancing and plenty of family-friendly activities like hula hooping. There will also be snow cones to keep the kids cool and libations for the adults. The Lava Luau is free to attend.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. on KLIF-AM (570).