The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce presents the Big D BBQ Battle 5-9 p.m. April 24 at Valley View Center, the site of Beck Ventures’ planned $3.5 billion Dallas Midtown development. Neighborhood businesses compete for the best-tasting barbecue and beans. There’s also live music and bear from Four Corners Brewing Co. Get your tickets here.
(Update: Plaza Days has been rescheduled to May 8-9 due to the weather) The Plaza Days sidewalk sale is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24-25 in the Plaza at Preston Center. Browse your favorite shops for special promotions and discounts. There also will be dog adoptions, popcorn and family activities.
The 12th annual North Dallas Artists Studio Tour is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 25-26. Visit 18 neighborhood art studios, featuring a glass, sculpture, painting, photography and other mediums by 23 different artists, including Preston Hollow resident Nathan Jones. He creates large-scale, figurative oil paintings using his own method, “painting with a pencil.” See a map of the free tour here.
Celebrity judges choose the best-tasting lemonades during Lemonade Day 1:30-4 p.m. April 25 at NorthPark Center. The event is part of a program that teaches students how to open their own businesses. Judges include Jason Garrett, head coach of the Dallas Cowboys; Clint Bruce, former Navy Seal and founder of Carry the Load; and more.
The Friends of the Northaven Trail host a Color Run, beginning at 4 p.m. April 26, and followed by food and live music.
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