It's the most wonderful thyme of the year at The Grapevine Farmers Market, where Christmas markets run every weekend from now until December 23. What differentiates a Christmas market from a non-Christmas market, you ask? In addition to selling produce, vendors will also sell seasonal goods including nuts, candies, tamales and baked goods. What's more, the start of each business day will be marked by the mock-crucifixion of a locally sourced vegetable*.
*Not really. Sorry, veggie haters.
What it be: Country Christmas Farmers Market
When it do: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, November 27
Where dat is: 520 S. Main St., No. 203, Grapevine
Small Business Saturday is a time to support your local merchants, to invest in your community and — perhaps most important — to consume mimosas in rapid succession. You can do all of the above at the Deep Ellum Mimosa Walk, which is brought to you by the good people behind Deep Ellum Wine Walk. The same procedure applies: Pick up your glass for $10 at 2650-B Main St. and then stroll, shop and sip to your heart's content at participating merchants.
What it be: Deep Ellum Mimosa Walk - Small Business Saturday
When it do: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, November 28
Where dat is: 2650-B Main St.
Have you ever found yourself at Random Art Gallery and thought, "Gee, the art is great and all, but what this place could use is a little dessert-based dance party"? Great minds think a-weird. The good people at Random Art Gallery are holding a dance party with an open bar and tons of sweet treats to nosh on. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Dallas' homeless.
What it be: Sugar Soiree
When it do: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, November 28
Where dat is: 2242 Monitor St.
The Blind Butcher's Oliver Sitrin is cooking up a traditional Sunday roast dinner, and you are invited. Starting this Sunday at 4 p.m. and continuing until the gravy runs dry, enjoy roasted rib-eye, duck fat potatoes, bacon Brussels sprouts, roasted carrots, braised cabbage and Yorkshire pudding. All of this, plus something to wet your whistle, for less than $40. If you can't make it this Sunday, try the one after that, or the one after that, as the roast is slated to become a weekly tradition.
What it be: Weekly Sunday Roast
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When it do: 4 p.m. until sold out, Sunday November 29
Where dat is: 1919 Greenville Ave.