We’ve got a lunch.
What: Neighborhood Services creator Nick Badovinus finally opens the doors to his much-anticipated food stop built around affordable, low-brow takeout made with premium ingredients, including burgers, tacos, and sandwiches, as well as trusted treats like Twinkies, Hostess CupCakes, Kool-Aid, and Slim Jims.
Why: Breakfast launches in two weeks with morning tacos, burritos, and egg-stuffed muffins.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Where: 2226 Irving Blvd. (214-741-2226).
What: Maple and Motor’s Jack Perkins jumps on the gourmet taco bandwagon with a new joint in the food court at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Why: Hey, if you don’t like the food, maybe you’ll meet a nice doctor.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 6333 Forest Park Rd.
The Dallas Shine Event
What: Comb your nearest craft store for a yard-plus of fleece and donate it to A Little Artsy, which is teaming up with The Shine Project to make blankets for the local homeless community.
Why: It benefits Dallas Life to provide food, clothing, shelter, education, and long-term rehabilitation programs for the homeless.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: A Little Artsy, 3408 McFarlin Blvd. (214-520-2828).
Form Follows Fitness 5K
What: Lace up your running shoes for Dallas Center for Architecture’s inaugural race that loops around some of downtown’s landmarks (Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, Nasher Sculpture Center), including the under-construction Perot Museum of Nature & Science.
Why: One Arts Plaza restos serve food and drink specials and a band provides the tunes.
When: Sat. Registration, 8 a.m.; 1K, 9:30 a.m.; 5K, 10 a.m.
Where: One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St. Register online ($30) at getmeregistered.com or at the race ($35).
Re-Finery Trunk Show
What: Shop designer consignment clothing and accessories by Trina Turk, Jimmy Choo, Marni, Gucci, and more marked less than half of retail.
Why: Cutie kids label Little Cupcakes Company joins the fun with affordable seersucker bathing suits, Mexican dresses, and felt flower headbands.
When: Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: 5431 W. University Blvd.
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