The 2013 AT&T Red River Rivalry is coming up Saturday at 11 a.m. at the historic Cotton Bowl in Fair Park and this weekend marks the 108th meeting between the No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners and the unranked Texas Longhorns.
Oklahoma is riding a three-game winning streak in the series, including last year's 63-21 destruction of the Longhorns, but no matter which team is favored or having a better season, the party scene in Dallas is guaranteed to heat up.
Here's a sampling of some of the bigger events for one of the bigger party weekends in North Texas:
TX-OU Weekend at LEVU in Dallas: Local legends, DJ Rev and DJ Mishal spinning
Beat OU Happy Hour: The Texas Exes event takes place at Park Tavern in Dallas and features drink specials for Longhorns fans
OU Club of Dallas Thursday Night Happy Hour is at Sherlock's on 75 and Park Lane. OU Club of Dallas members can win a chance to purchase tickets to the game
Beat Texas Party at the Hilton Lincoln Centre in Dallas will feature live music, OU vendors, giveaways and special appearances by the Pride of Oklahoma marching band and Sooner Spirit Squads. Tickets are $30, tables are $300; more information at OUClubofDallas.com
The Burnt Orange Bash Before the Clash takes place at the Fashion Industry Gallery on Ross Avenue in Dallas. This annual party features live music, dancing and food by Urban Taco and the Social House. More information at BurntorangeBash.com
TX-OU Weekend at LEVU in Dallas: DJ Boom (Groove Crusie) and DJ Weid (Oklahoma resident)
5th Annual Coors Light Texas-Oklahoma Party on the Plaza takes place at Victory Park outside American Airlines Center on the AT&T Plaza. It's free and the game will be shown on the huge HD screens around the plaza. Doors open at 9 a.m. Following the game, Led Zeppelin tribute band Swan Song will perform.
Former OU and Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer and former UT coach Fred Akers are hosting a game watching party at Hotel ZaZa in Uptown. This party dubbed the Coaches Cabana may be more fun than being a the game itself with Switzer in attendance! It will be broadcast online here.
Texas-OU Pre Game Tailgate from the Texas Exes takes place inside Gate 5 at the Fairgrounds between Classic Car Corral and the Natural Science Museum.
Gas Monkey Bar N'Grill in Dallas is hosting a watch party featuring the GBag Nation from 105.3 The Fan and giving away two tickets and transportation to the game.
Red River Rivalry Texas Exes watch Party at Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill in downtown Fort Worth. The official spot for Longhorns fans in Fort Worth to watch the big game.
TX-OU Weekend at LEVU in Dallas: DJ Rhiannon (International Playboy Playmate DJ) and LEVU resident DJ Matt Lamb.
Texas-OU Watch Party at the Granada Theater is a neutral site party as fans from both schools are welcome. Specials on beer buckets are also available.
Oklahoma-Texas Watch Party at Gilley's inside Choctaw Casino in Durant includes specials on beer and appetizers.
The Absolut TX vs. OU After-Party is at Glass Lounge in Uptown. Ladies clad in Texas or OU colors get in free all night.
Overtime: Texas-OU Celebration at ZOUK in downtown Dallas. 18 and up and features DJs from both universities
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