Datebook: October Events for Mom / The best events for date nights, girls nights and just-because nights this month

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October 4, 2017
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  2. Basic Beauty from Jennifer Dunn
  3. Happier Holidays
  4. In the Black
  5. Boho Beauty
Oct. 6 // Magnolia at the Modern
Carrie Bradshaw’s love affair with Manolo Blahnik was legendary. Discover why at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Oct. 6–8. The documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards offers an in-depth look at the life of the designer, from young boy to celebrated shoemaker. $9 a ticket for nonmembers; showtimes vary. 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth // 817/738-9215
Oct. 6 // Oktoberfest
Prost! Southlake’s Oktoberfest kicks off Oct. 6 in Southlake Town Square. The 16th-annual event will feature plenty of grown-up fun including live music, shopping and German food galore— and of course, pints of bier. Free. 1400 Main St., Southlake // 817/481-8200
Oct. 7 // Spin-A-Thon
Spin for a cause on Oct. 7 at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club in Las Colinas. The Spin-A-Thon will be led by fitness instructor Michelle Miller to benefit the Irving Healthcare Foundation. Pledge to spin all four hours ($300) or one to three hours ($75 per hour). 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving // 972/717-2525
Oct. 8 // Sunday Cinema Series
Step away from Netflix and head to Sundance Square for the Sunday Cinema Series at Four Day Weekend. Presented by Lone Star Film Festival, the weekly series showcases Hollywood classics, documentaries and independent films that can’t be found anywhere else. On Oct. 8, see Chavela, a documentary chronicling the life of Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. $10 per ticket. 312 Houston St., Fort Worth // 817/226-4329
Oct. 13 // Wine, Women & Shoes
Grab the girls and kick up your heels at the sixth annual Wine, Women & Shoes charity event at Ridglea Country Club on Oct. 13 at 6pm. Sip wines from a handful of the country’s top makers, win big at the live auction, enjoy a fashion show and more. Individual tickets are $200 each (including admittance to a pre-party at Neiman Marcus on Oct. 5), with proceeds benefiting Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County. 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth // 817/446-5454
Oct. 13 // South Street Art Festival
From Oct. 13–15, downtown Arlington will host musicians and artists from around the country at South Street Art Festival. The event is free, but bring your spending money—everything from ceramics and watercolor paintings to original photographs and handmade jewelry will be available for purchase, along with adult beverages and bites. 200 E. Abrams St., Arlington
Oct. 21 // Weaving and Wine
Bring your own wine and learn how to weave at SCRAP Denton on Oct. 21. In the adults-only workshop, create a loom from an old picture frame and start a woven wall hanging; you’ll leave with the materials and skills to weave upcycled fibers you find at home. $25 including materials. 420 S. Bell Ave., Denton // 940/808-1611


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