The six-headed hydra of spontaneous comedy known as Four Day Weekend has been wreaking havoc on North Texas doldrums since 1997. Critically adored by the metroplex’s most prominent presses, the group squelches laughter droughts with their weekend bouts of unscripted hilarity. The professional troupe of cut-ups, many with film and Second City Conservatory of Chicago credentials, happily share the tricks of the trade in their four-level training center. Emphasizing “truth in comedy,” the curriculum covers fundamentals such as characterization and long-form improv, giving students the tools they need to extract their inner hilarity or survive an hour in a prop closet with Greg Proops.
At BoomerJack's Grill & Bar, diners feast on spicy and savory dishes, complemented by refreshing drinks and the frequent shouts of cheering sports fans. Appetizers include hand-battered and fried mushrooms, pickles, and the restaurant’s eponymous Boomer chips, freshly sliced jalapeños served with a homemade sauce. Chefs also sculpt a half pound of ground beef into a behemoth of a burger, adorned with aged cheddar or blue cheese crumbles. Lemon pepper or Cajun seasoning spices up a fillet of farm-raised catfish, while grilled peppers and onions top Ray’s sizzling sausage sandwich made from ground filet mignon and pork.
Aaron Watson is a Lone Star State country-music crooner who has released eight albums on his own independent label. After a college injury ended his budding baseball career, Watson traded in pop flies for the pop charts and began learning to play guitar, quickly composing his own country creations. His newest groove compilation, Deep in the Heart of Texas, is a live album featuring rip-roaring tracks such as "Love Makin' Song," "Heyday Tonight," and "Except for Jessie." Watson's down-home hits may provoke reckless boot stomping, spur spinning, hootin', and, in select cases, even hollerin'. Doctors advise audience members not to operate heavy machinery while under the influence of Watson's music.
Learn how to mix, stir, and shake inside ABC's facility under the tutelage of experienced instructors. During the hands-on courses, you'll learn the basics of alcoholic alchemy, blending liquors and mixers into sippable sensations, pouring techniques, and what drinks go in which glass. The business side of the libation industry is also addressed, including money handling, interview techniques, and customer service. All ABC grads enjoy a lifetime of free refresher courses, job-placement assistance, and access to a Cheers dimension that currently, due to spatial fluctuations, contains only Cliff Clavins.
The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips—an advanced certified eyelash-extension trainer—once traveled the nation to impart the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, such artists work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
They also strive to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent-makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, a staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely applies permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, Anna has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
History seemingly hangs in the humid Fort Worth air. And one of the city’s most legendary drinking establishments, the White Elephant Saloon, has its own provenance. The original mens-only saloon was located in Fort Worth’s dangerous Hells Half Acre (otherwise known as the red light district) in the 1890s. Luke Short, Wild West gunfighter/gambler owned and operated the saloon. Short was a friend to famous figures like “Doc” Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and Bat Masterson. There were more than a few gunfights at Short’s establishment. In the 1970s, the saloon was moved to the historic Stockyards district. Today, the White Elephant Saloon is owned by celebrity Fort Worth chef, Tim Love. Fascinating fact: In the TV show, “Walker Texas Ranger”, the exterior view of “C.D.’s Bar and Grill was actually the White Elephant Saloon. The saloon is filled with history. Drink at the brass bar, two-step on the real wooden floor, have your boots shined – and soak in the history of Fort Worth, the Stockyards and the White Horse Saloon. If only walls could talk.