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What: Get a late-night buzz with bites by local chefs, including Tim Byers, and Well Coffee’s Ethiopian Roast java to support global organizations like Dominion Trading Co., which seeks to grant African coffee farmers fair wages and market access.
Why: There’s also a DJ, dance floor, photography exhibit, and bar. Cool beans!
When: Fri., 8 p.m.-midnight.
Where: ThirdSpace, 1608 Main St., ste. c. Tickets online ($25) at eventbrite.com or at the door ($30).
Chefs for Farmers
What: Eight top chefs (like the guys from The Mansion and Salum) pair up with Texas farms to create fresh five-course meals with wine at a working farm just twenty minutes south of Dallas.
Why: Twenty percent of ticket sales supports The Gleaning Network of Texas, a grassroots org that culls fresh produce surplus from farms to alleviate hunger across the state.
When: Sun. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 4 p.m.; dinner, 5 p.m.
Where: Eden’s Garden CSA Farm, 4710 Pioneer Rd., Balch Springs. Tickets ($150) online at chefsforfarmers.com.
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Deep Ellum Pup Crawl
What: Greyhound Adoption League of Texas hosts a downtown pub crawl (Saint Pete’s Dancing Marlin, Santiago’s, July Alley, Reno’s Chop Stop, and more) and poker run (receive a playing card at each stop for prizes awarded to the highest hands).
Why: Entry fee ($25) gets you poker cards, a tee, drink specials, and quesadilla buffet. All breeds welcome, so grab your furry friend and go.
When: Sat. Registration, 12:30 p.m.; pub crawl, 1:30-7 p.m.
Where: Starts at SW corner of Good Latimer Expy. & Commerce St.
Henri Lou Jewelry
What: An edgy yet delicate bauble collection (distressed leather bracelets, gold-dipped maple leaf necklaces) inspired by a saddle shop between Vegas and L.A.
Why: The designer hails from Waco.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Indigo 1745, 370 W. 7th St., Oak Cliff (214-948-1745).
Photo: Clare & James / Flickr
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