Get spooked

If you’re brave enough to go out on Friday the 13th, take this tour that covers some of the neighborhood’s most beloved ghost tales and sinister happenings in East Dallas and Deep Ellum. Take comfort in the safety of others as guests are driven to haunted hot spots in a 10-seater school bus.

Where: Lakewood Growler, 6448 East Mockingbird Lane

Cost: $30


Flip-flops fighting cancer

Stop by Hari Mari and shop for a good cause. All profits from online and in-store purchases will be donated to kids and families battling cancer.

Where: Hari Mari, 208 S Haskell Ave.

Cost: Varies



Get in my belly 

Sample barbecue from 20 different teams as they compete for the People’s Choice Award. All proceeds benefit the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, 8500 Arturo Drive

Cost: $15


Defend yourself

Participants will learn techniques to avoid dangerous situations, fend off potential assailants and general self-defense methods and mentalities at a free self-defense workshop. A simultaneous “stranger danger” workshop for kids will take place on the second floor of the gym. A Dallas Police Department representative will be present with safety tips and a Q&A.

Where: Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense, 2114 Kidwell St.

Cost: Free




See this play inspired by the Beslan School Siege in 2004, when armed Chechen rebels stormed a school in Russia, taking hostage more than 1,100 students, parents and teachers. ​Each performance will offer a post-show discussion led by a licensed trauma counselor.

Where: Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive

Cost: $10-$20