[The half dozen]

Illustration by Cecilia Secaira
  1. Don’t miss Irish Music Session at The Celt Irish Pub in McKinney on Oct. 11 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., featuring traditional Irish tunes, Irish social dancing and half-off Irish drinks and appetizers.


  1. Granada Theatre hosts The Temper Trap Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. $35.


  1. Hoping to get the Red River Showdown festivities started early? The Bitter Sisters Brewery’s Red River Brewdown on Oct. 7 is the place for you. Enjoy live music, pit barbeque and, of course, great beer from 4-11 p.m., with happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 7.


  1. Add some color to your Saturday with Grand Prairie’s Asian Night Festival on Oct. 8 from 11 a.m.-midnight. Don’t miss the Asian street food and the night markets and light show beginning at 6 p.m. Free.


  1. If you’re missing the colors and weather of fall, head to Bishop Arts District’s Oak Cliff Pumpkin Fest on Oct. 9 from 5-9 p.m., featuring carnival games, community-based events and, of course, pumpkins. Free.


  1. Coffee lovers: On Oct. 8 at 5 p.m., the Texas Theatre is presenting a pre-release screening of The Coffee Man, an international documentary winner at last year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. The film follows 2015 World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic. $10.


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