Pup the ante.
Pooch Patio Party
What: A red carpet fete for furry friends that includes pet-parazzi photos, drink specials (for humans), unlimited bites, raffle prizes, and animals up for adoption.
Why: Five bucks from each ticket ($10 at the door) benefits Operation Kindness, North Texas’s largest no-kill shelter.
When: Thurs., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Central 214, 5680 N. Central Expwy. (214-443-9339).
Flippin’ Out Crepes & Coffee
What: Addison’s Restaurant Row welcomes the new sweet and savory outpost offering everything from the Midland (bacon, egg, smoked cheddar) to the Nutella (hazelnut spread, bananas, strawberries), as well as a full espresso bar.
Why: Plano-native chef Scott Hoffner (a former kitchen staple at California’s Ojai Valley Inn & Spa) moonlights as personal chef to Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler.
When: Opens Sat. Daily, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 4021 Belt Line Rd., Addison.
Movies in the Parking Lot
What: Half Price Books plays free fan-favorite flicks (Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek) under the stars every other Saturday, weather permitting, including this weekend’s ’80s mega-hit, E.T.
Why: Have to skip this showing? Series runs thru Aug. 27.
When: Sat., 8:45 p.m.
Where: 5803 E. Northwest Hwy. (214-379-8000).
Sangria Tapas y Bar
What: The Knox-Henderson resto celebrates Spain’s annual running of the bulls with live flamenco music and 50¢ sangria.
Why: Tapas specials and DJs late night, too.
When: Wed., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 4524 Cole Ave. (214-520-4863).
What: The first collection ($11.50) of Mexican ice pops, agua frescas, and shaved ice recipes from nationally lauded pastry chef Fany Gerson.
Why: Familiar favorites such as coconut and spicy pineapple, plus more adventurous flavors like horchata strawberry and rice pudding.
When: You’re hot and sticky (i.e., anytime in the next three months).
Where: Online at amazon.com.
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