This Weekend: East Dallas

Friday Nov. 7, Mockingbird Station launches Hot Holiday Happenings live-music nights. From 5 to 7 p.m., catch Watching Cars, a Texas duo that plays a unique blend of homespun roots and understated pop. The Haz Benz (), which combine classic Rock & Roll sounds with "good ole boogie blues”, play from 7 to 9 p.m Surrounding restaurants and bars including Margarita Ranch, Urban Taco and Rockfish will host happy hours during concerts.

The annual Dallas Video Festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday. This will be a catchall of documentaries, animations, and digital features. All the screenings will be at the Angelika, and you can get your tickets online.

Sunday Nov. 9, 11-5, Junius Heights Arts and Crafts Fair. Insider tip: Look for the Advocate’s own Sally Ackerman. She’ll be selling gorgeous hand-knitted scarves — she brought some into the office last week and all the girls went crazy over them.

Good luck to these friends of the Advocate who are doing the Breast Cancer 3 Day this weekend: Gigi Eckstrom and Mary Wilson and Molly Cain.

For more happenings, or to post your own visit HAPPENINGS.

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