Haute Happenings in Dallas: Week of May 23, 2015

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Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer in DFW.
Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer in DFW.

Photo Credit: Steve CoreyMemorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer here in North Texas although temperatures are not very summerlike at all. Enjoy the cool weather while you can – it’s sure to be replaced with the normal temperatures from hell all too soon.

Farmer’s Market Uptown

Baugh Farms is one of the local vendors at the new Uptown Farmer's Market. Eating local is now easier!
Baugh Farms is one of the local vendors at the new Uptown Farmer’s Market. Eating local is now easier!

Photo Credit: Baugh Farms

Shop local for your Memorial Day celebration! Dallas’s newest Farmer’s Market is open through October in Uptown. Located at 3699 McKinney, Uptown Farmer’s Market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables grown locally as well as specialty foods from local vendors such as Round Rock Honey Co., Bisous Bisous Patisserie, and Gold Rush Mustard. Shop Saturdays from 8 am to noon and experience the real meaning of farm-to-table.

Margarita Meltdown

Try margaritas made by Dallas's best mixologists.
Try margaritas made by Dallas’s best mixologists at Margarita Meltdown.

Photo Credit: Marye AudetMargarita Meltdown is this weekend from 4 pm to 9 pm in Bishop Arts District. What is Margarita Meltdown, you ask? It’s a huge mixology competition between the best restaurants and bars throughout the area. Each competitor makes their very best margarita and you’ll get samples of 20 of them. Decide which you like best and cast your vote. Just make sure you have either cab fare or a designated driver. Find out more at Eventbrite.

Dallas Symphony Memorial Day Concert and Fireworks

Finish up Memorial Day in style at the DSO concert followed by fireworks.
Finish up Memorial Day in style at the DSO concert followed by fireworks.

Photo Credit: DSOWind down your Memorial Day celebrations with the Dallas Symphony. They’ll perform their annual Memorial Day concert and follow it up with a display of fireworks. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day and a great way to kick off your summer. The concert begins at 8 pm May 25 at Flagpole Hill Park, 75238. If there’s rain the concert will be held at the Meyerson, find out more on the symphony website.

Relighting of the Original Dallas Pegasus

The original Pegasus , painstakingly restored, will grace the Omni Dallas Hotel
The original Pegasus , painstakingly restored, will grace the Omni Dallas Hotel

Photo Credit: Dallas City Hall BlogIf you are free Wednesday night (May 27) from 5 pm to 8 pm the Omni Dallas Hotel and Matthews Southwest will host a ceremony to relight the original Dallas Pegasus. The brightly lit, red, flying horse watched over the Dallas skyline from its spot atop the Magnolia Hotel from 1934 through 1999. At 450 feet above the ground the iconic horse was visible for up to 75 miles. Now restored, it will stand in front of the Omni Dallas Hotel. The free event will include complimentary appetizers from a variety of soon to open Dallas restaurants as well as entertainment. Alcohol will be available for sale as well.

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