Sunday, January 6, 2013

Get Out & About for the week of January 6, 2013

Who isn’t broke after the holidays? But that doesn’t mean you want to sit at home and just watch bad TV. Mondays offer some great discount dining opportunities.

Grab some friends and head over to Barcadia on Henderson. Every Monday their menu is half price and they offer happy hour prices all night. They have great burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads but the real attraction of this place are the old-school arcade games like Pac Man, Tron, Frogger and Galaga you can play. They also have fun games like skee-ball and Jenga. And did I mention they have 24 beers on draft?! Barcadia is located at 1917 Henderson Ave. and you can get more info at

If you are in the mood for pizza, then dig into the half-price pizza menu at State and Allen. The Observer says, “Cram comfort pie in your mouth until you roll away, like Templeton the rat in Charlotte’s Web.” They recommend the White Pizza because its ingredients list reads like edible beat poetry: Chicken, spinach, mushrooms, roasted shallots, truffle bechamel and balsamic reduction. State and Allen is located at 2400 Allen St. in Uptown; visit

Whether you are a professional event planner or just someone who loves to throw a party, PARTYFEST is a great place to discover new resources for DJ's, caterers and vendors of all kinds to make your event a success. Join me on Wednesday, January 9 at Dallas Market Hall for this 25th annual event featuring over 250 of D/FW’s top party & event suppliers. The cost is $10 at the door with free parking BUT if you click on the image above, you can download this flier for FREE admission. It’s all about who you know…

This time of year, it’s sometimes hard to motivate yourself to get outside because it’s so COLD. Heading to the movies is always a great way to escape reality for a little while and there are some great new releases to check out: If you like to be scared – and I mean REALLY scared – check out TEXAS CHAINSAW in 3D. This film continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper’s 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. Another great flick is ZERO DARK THIRTY which chronicles of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May, 2011. My husband took my 12-year old to see this movie and they both came home raving about how awesome it was.

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.