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What to Do This Weekend: Mint Juleps, Asian Festival, and All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

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Plus a Mother's Day pop-up, Deep Ellum's temporary park, and more.

Check out the Thai Culture & Food Festival this Saturday and Sunday.
Check out the Thai Culture & Food Festival this Saturday and Sunday.
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The forecast says sunny and 80 degrees for the next three days — so don't even think of staying indoors and abusing your Netflix privileges. There's no shortage of excellent reasons to leave the house this weekend, whether you're looking for a place to watch Mayweather vs. Pacquiao or the Kentucky Derby, or want to hit up a farmers market or check out Deep Ellum's temporary new green space.

FRIDAY

UPTOWN—In celebration of the Kentucky Derby, Parliament will launch a special mint julep menu starting Friday at 5 p.m. Snag a classic julep for $5, or try a specialty julep made with Jim Beam Bonded, Maker's Mark, or Maker's 46. Lucky Campbell's State Thomas drinking den will also host a Derby watch party that starts at 4 p.m. Saturday.

DEEP ELLUM—The much-talked-about pop-up park on Crowdus (between Main and Elm) is open straight on through Saturday night, playing host to food trucks, live music, and circus performers. Neighborhood favorite Glazed Donut Works might even pop up there again (as it did Thursday night), or you can make the half-block trek to hit up the doughnut shop's late-night window, which is open from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

SATURDAY

ARTS DISTRICT—Klyde Warren Park will host the Asian Festival 2015 Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., brought to you by the Crow Collection and the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and the event will showcase arts and crafts, kids' activities, dance performances, and food trucks including Bobaddiction, Yim Yam, Ssahm BBQ, and Bombay ChopStix.

EAST DALLAS—El Come Taco on Fitzhugh is showing Saturday's Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight complete with all-you-can-eat tacos from 8 to 11 p.m. Admission is $30, and it's probably a good idea to call and reserve a spot: (214) 821-3738.

UPTOWN—The Uptown Farmers Market continues this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon with local farmers and purveyors including The Mozzarella Company, Buda Juice, Steel City Pops, Texas Toffee Queen, Round Rock Honey Company, Texas Hill Country Olive Company, and the Tutta's Pizza food truck. It's located in the South Alley near Mi Cocina and The Magnolia.

SUNDAY

FORT WORTH—The West 7th district is hosting a spring edition of Bites & Flights this Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. featuring food from local restaurants like AF+B, Tillman's Roadhouse, Thirteen Pies, Bar Louie, Terra Mediterranean Grill, Social House, and Kona Grill. $25 gets you a wristband for unlimited food samples; for an extra $12, get a wine glass and five tasting tickets for the Wine Tasting pagoda where wineries such as Times Ten, Lost Oak, and Llano Estacado will be pouring.

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