7 things to do this weekend: Support a police officer, party like a Czech, slam poetry and more

 The Dallas Poetry Slam hosts events regularly at Heroes Lounge.
The Dallas Poetry Slam hosts events regularly at Heroes Lounge.

This Friday will be bright with the Glowetry Night at Heroes Lounge, 7402 Greenville Ave. The event will feature Ozzy De Bordelli Anthony A.n.t Siddall and Indigo Dancers will perform. The night is hosted by thedallaspoetryslam.com, and it will run from 8-10 p.m. Light up the night by wearing white or yellow for this glow party.

The officers of the Dallas Police Northeast Division, which oversees our neighborhood, are raising money for one of their own this Friday. Officer Scott Jenkins suffered a heart attack, and funds raised will benefit his recovery. During the event, you can grab a meal with the officers of chicken, hamburgers, sausage links, beans and potato salad for a $10 donation. The event takes place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the station, 9915 E. Northwest Highway. For any questions contact Mitch Gaston at 214.671.0610 or 214.681.2355. Mitch Gaston can also be reached at the email of mitchel.gaston@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Interested in a traditional Czechoslovak party or ball called Masopust with stars of Czech folk music Eva a Vasek? You will hear a lot of Polka and Viennese Waltz as well as a modern music. There will be traditional Czech dinner and dessert, raffle and silent auction. There will be a $15 admission for those over 16 years of age, and dinner will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available here. All proceeds benefit Sokol Dallas. Sokol Dallas is located at 7448 Greenville Ave.

Gatsby is one of several foster dogs in the charge of Janeye Pitchfork. Photo by Danny Fulgencio
Photo by Danny Fulgencio

For those in need of a sweet, cuddly friend the Halteman’s Haven Rescue is having an adoption event located at the Park Lane Unleashed by Petco, 8180 Park Lane. Adoptions at noon on Saturday.

The comedic “Funny Money” by Ray Cooney opens at Pocket Sandwich Theater this weekend, running Feb. 24-March 25 at various times. The story follows a humdrum accountant who finds a briefcase full of money and takes off to Spain to start life anew. But then the police show up. Tickets are $10-$12 and shows take place at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. on Sunday.

New York Times best-selling author Bret Baier heads to Half-Priced Books, 5803 Northwest Highway, this Saturday. Baier will sign his new book “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission” at 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. is putting up the sign for its second location, which will open near our neighborhood Peavy in April. To celebrate, they are giving 100 t-shirts away this Friday at 5 p.m. at neighboring business Goodfriend Beer Garden, 1154 Peavy.

Post by Taylor Smith, Lake Highlands High School senior and Advocate intern. 


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