Sunday, November 11, 2012

Get Out & About for the week of November 11, 2012

Monday is Veterans Day and if you are feeling patriotic and want to celebrate, head Downtown to take in the Veterans Day Parade. This year's parade will honor the 70th anniversary of the Doolitte Raid when bombers attacked Japan’s largest island. The mission boosted morale back home because at the time, some feared Japan might be invincible. Lt. Col. Edward J. Saylor, who took part in the raid, will lead the parade in his role as grand marshal.

The procession will include more than 150 entries from the military and veterans' organizations, marching bands, Dallas ISD Junior ROTC units, and others. It starts with massing of the colors and the 11th hour ceremony in front of City Hall at 10:50AM. The parade will commence following the official ceremony (approximately 1 hour). The route will start at Reunion Arena, will proceed north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street and pass in review in front of City Hall. For more information, visit

If you are a retired Veteran or are currently enlisted, there are several area restaurants who want to pay their respects by offering you a FREE meal! Café Brazil is offering a complimentary entrée from open to close at any of their 10 locations. Bread Winners Bakery & Cafe is also offering a free entrée from 7 am to 3 pm at any of their 3 locations. Just show a Military ID to receive a complimentary entree. This offer is for dine-in business only and not valid on to-go orders.

Other restaurants who are offering specials include Applebee’s, Chili’s, Hooter’s, On The Border, Olive Garden and TGI Friday’s. For a complete list of specifics and hours to take advantage of these deals, click here.

Whether you like it or not, the holidays are upon us and a great way to get into a Jingle Bell mood is to take part in the 20th Annual Candlelight Walk on Henderson on Wednesday, November 14, from 6 - 9 p.m.

 Take a stroll down candlelit Henderson to celebrate the start of the holiday season, and get a jump on your holiday shopping! A few of the retailers participating are ART is ART, Gypsy Wagon, La Mariposa, Pandemonium, Emeralds to Coconuts, The Pearl Cup, Milk & Honey and We Are 1976. Enjoy the cocktails, light bites, fabulous merchandise and discounts!

And lastly, I am giving away 4 tickets to see Cirque Dreams Holidaze, which will be performing at the Winspear Opera House December 18-23. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment.

An original music score and seasonal favorites accompany hundreds of spectacular costumes and holiday dreams in a setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering soldiers. The perfect way to come in from the cold, forget the holiday stresses and rediscover the magic of the season. All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment on the post! Click here and enter to win! The winner will be announced Friday, Nov. 16 after 5PM CST.

This information originally aired on Perspectives with Ashley Berges.  Join me every Sunday on 570AM/KLIF around 8:30 PM to hear my highlights on all the best events for the upcoming week!  Click here to see additional options for events, shows, galas, exhibitions and more.