Take a joy ride, Mama.
Beach Cruiser Bonanza
What: DailyCandy and Fleetwood’s Kit Kat host a bike ride down the Katy Trail to the W Hotel for a private patio lunch benefitting Friends of Katy Trail.
Why: Free gift bags and VitaminWater10 (while supplies last).
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Meet at 5214 E. Mockingbird Ln. Tickets $25 (includes bike and lunch). R.S.V.P. to 214-282-9951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother’s Day Home & Garden Tour
What: Eight Swiss Avenue Historic District abodes open their doors while neighboring Savage Park hosts an art fair, tastings, and Mother’s Day brunch.
Why: Mama’s a home girl.
When: Tour, Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Brunch, Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Location and ticket info online at sahd.org. For brunch, R.S.V.P. to 214-748-5566 ext. 20 or email@example.com.
The Salvation Army Chic Boutique
What: Hundreds of designer threads and accessories (we’re talkin’ Kors, Ferragamo, Armani) up for grabs, courtesy of Big D’s best dressed.
Why: Price tags (as low as $10) help fund homeless shelters, domestic violence programs, and more.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 9216 Harry Hines Blvd. (214-637-8100)
What: Dallas 3-D oil artist JD Miller presents his stunning new cocktail book with a signing, live painting session, and gallery reception.
Why: Hunger Busters eats a portion of proceeds.
When: Sat., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Samuel Lynne Galleries, 1105 Dragon St. (214-965-9027).
Off the Grid
What: Sixteen budding local artists (including graffitist Joshua Stone) debut new works alongside an edited mix by Zanne Hochberg.
Why: A portion of proceeds benefit the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: 1723 Kelly Ave. (214-457-6789).
Taste Addison 2009
What: A celeb-studded food, wine, and music fest that includes a Flair Bartending Exhibition with the area’s best mixologists serving tricks (expect some bottle flipping) and sips straight up.
Why: Old 97’s plays live.
When: Fri., 5 p.m.-midnight; Sat., noon-midnight; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr. Free parking at Dallas Pkwy. & Arapaho Rd.