Deals & Discounts: Free Concert Tonight

Erica Davies

In tough economic times, frugal shoppers are looking for deals and smart business owners are giving them.  Here are a few deals we've found for the week of Oct. 5-12.

Southwest Airlines has launched a fare sale for fall and winter travel.  Click here to read more.

Amy Yates-Garmatz has a ton of deals this week in her Penny Pinching blog.  Find out more here.


This month and next, Dallas' West End is offering free concerts on Friday nights.  A full schedule is available here.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month you can indulge in food, wine, fine art and music Friday and Saturday in Sundance Square.  Admission to Musicarte de Fort Worth is free.


Every Saturday has something different and interesting at the Uptown Village at Cedar Hill.  Jazz, movies and car shows will feature attractions on different Saturdays in September. A schedule is available here.

Check out the Urban Street Bazaar in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas where 85 vendors will showcase original wear between noon and 8 p.m. Saturday and noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is free.

Saturdays and Sundays at 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., the Legends of Texas Gunfight Shows take place at Stockyards Station in Fort Worth. The shows are free and attendees can learn about about the history of this part of North Texas between 1835 and the early 1900s.


Andy's Sprinkler, Drainage and Lighting is offering $20 off a sprinkler check, a lighting repair or a drainage installation during the month of October.  Go to for more information.

The Theatre Communications Group is offering Free Nights of Theater. The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs announced the Free Night of Theater will be held from Thursday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 8. featuring more than 2,000 free tickets to more than 25 Dallas-area theaters. Tickets will be released in a staggered format with each weekend's ticket allotment being released on the Monday prior to the performance. Theatergoers can reserve tickets through the Free Night of Theater Web site here beginning at noon on Monday, Oct. 5. The complete list of release dates and performances can be found on the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Web site here.


The Fort Worth Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with its "Ugly Betty Poncho Party." You'll be able to decorate your own personalized poncho Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Riverside branch on Yucca Ave. More information here.

Through the end of the month, sign up for children's classes at My Gym in Plano and pay your child's weight as the first month's tuition.  The gym is for children ages 6 months to 13 years old.

On Tuesdays, shoppers over the age of 55 will be given 15 percent off their purchase at all Metroplex Catherine's Plus clothing stores.


Dos Pericos Mexican restaurant and cantina in Lake Worth offers all you can eat enchiladas (beef, chicken and cheese) plus rice and beans for only $6.99.


The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs is presenting the second annual Free Night of Theater from Oct. 8 – Nov. 8. Free Night of Theater offers new theatergoers nearly 3,000 free tickets over 25 local live theatre and performing arts organizations. The press release for the program is attached. Information can also be found at

Hawley's Billiard Store in Dallas is holding a liquidation sale.  All reasonable offers are being accepted on cues, cases, accessories and used pool tables. The sale runs through the end of this week.

Billy Bobs Texas offers free line dance lessons every Thursday at 7 p.m. Admission on Thursday is reduced until 8 p.m.

The Angelika Film Center is offering a free outdoor screenings of Alfred Hitchcock movies every Thursday at 8 p.m.  in October in the outdoor pavilion of Mockingbird Station in Dallas.  For more information about Hitchcocktober here.


United Carpet Cleaning Systems is offering 20 percent off any service that costs more than $150.  Call 817-268-6531 for more information.

Curves is offering its 30-Day Diet Plan for free. No membership is needed you can call 1-800-520-8148 or fill out the form on the Curves Web site to find out about the next available free class. More information here.

You can check out 72 works of art from NASA including drawings and photographs of space exploration for free now through Nov. 22. For more information call the Irving Arts Center at 972-252-ARTS or check out here.

Trying to cut back on costs but don't want to miss out on the State Fair of Texas? Go to any Kroger store and you can pick up a general admission ticket and round trip transportation on DART for just $16. More information about the Kroger offer at The State Fair of Texas runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 18.

Medieval Times will throw you a birthday party featuring a free feast and tournament on your birthday, all you have to do is join their Birthday Fellowship and purchase on regular-priced admission. Freebies started Jan. 1 and end Dec. 31, 2010. More information at Medieval

Quiznos Sub is offering a free sub when you buy another sub of equal or greater value and a regular fountain drink. Click here for the printable coupon. 


Every day all day through Oct. 31 two kids can eat free with every one adult entree purchased at Boston Market. The children must be present to take advantage of the deal.

When was the last time you saw an 80s classic?  Well, that's too long.  Head over to the Belmont Hotel  on the west side of downtown Dallas and watch the movie poolside, under the stars.  Dive-in movies begin at dusk and are free of charge.  The Belmont will show a different movie each week ... go here for more information.

Borden Milk is celebrating Elsie the Cow's 70th birthday with free music downloads now through Oct. 18. Look for specially marked caps on a gallon of milk to receive the information needed for the download.

Looking for costumes for less? Check out here. Some costumes sell for under $10.  

Joe Sian is offering free personal training for anyone 40 and over every Saturday in October at Trophy Fitness Club. It starts Oct. 3 from Noon to 1 p.m. and is only for the month of October. Contact Joe 214-505-6429 or for more information or to RSVP.

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