For many people in Dallas, this weekend is the beginning of spring. It's time to start home improvement projects, break out the golf clubs, and work in the garden. Many of the things to do around Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, March 8-10, reflect the warmer weather, but there are some indoor activities for those who think it's still a little chilly outside.
110 W. Hickory St., Denton
Denton Radio will be hosting a full lineup of live bands during 35 Denton this weekend. The station, which is committed to promoting local music, is hosting a full four days of music. Bands will take the stage, which will be in front of the Denton County Court House, beginning at 2 p.m. (Friday) and noon (Saturday and Sunday). The music will end about 9:45 p.m. each night.
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave., Dallas
The American Airlines Center will host the 2013 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship. With tickets starting at just $27.50 for a game, this is a great chance to take the family and see some excellent college basketball. Baylor enters the tournament with the top seed.
8525 Garland Road, Dallas
$15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 children 3-12, free for children under 3
Dallas Blooms, which is perhaps the Dallas Arboretum's most popular exhibit every year, opened on March 2. While the flowers will be on display through April 7, this weekend is the first chance many people will have to see them.
Friday, March 8, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Irving Convention Center
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving
Golfers can get into the swing of things this season at the DFW Golf Show . There will be plenty of exhibitors to talk to, tips from pros, and contests. This is a great way to start off the 2013 golfing season.
925 N. Collins St., Arlington
The great, big Cowboys Stadium will host the Great Big Texas Home Show this weekend, just in time to give homeowners new ideas for spring projects. Whether coming for inspiration, to learn about the latest products, or just to escape the honey-do list, this is bound to be a fun time.
Dallas Children's Theater
5938 Skillman St., Dallas
"Rumpelstiltskin" will be opening this weekend at the Dallas Children's Theater . This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce kids ages 5 and up to theater through a story they probably already know.
Friday, March 8, 9 p.m.
House of Blues Dallas
2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas
Sound Tribe Sector 9 brings an all-ages show on Friday night with their instrumental and electronic sound. The group hails from Georgia. Cherub opens the show.
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway
$15 adults, $12 children
The Radio Disney Rockin' Road Crew will be at the Dallas Zoo this Saturday entertaining people of all ages. Families can play games, win prizes, and listen to music in between visiting the zoo's various animals. The Power House of Dance will also be performing.
Rob Toccs enjoys going to the local events in Dallas on the weekends. He is a freelance writer who lives in the city and provides a fresh, local perspective on area events.