Say it don’t spray it
What you love about Dallas
Around town in chalk.
Guerilla Haiku Movement
What: The traveling poetry party gives locals chalk to unleash their inner Emily Dickinson.
Why: It’s a free pass to tag your favorite hood.
When: Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Info meeting and kick-off, South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St.
Jingle Bells on Bishop
What: The annual kick-off to the Christmas season includes in-store specials, pictures with St. Nick, and roaming carolers.
Why: Drop by Emporium Pies for a songbook and Santa hat and join the carolers for Belt It Out.
When: Fri. & Sat., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Bishop Arts District, Oak Cliff.
Treats for Toys
What: Score a free cupcake of your choice when you donate a new, unwrapped toy.
Why: Items go to Dallas’s Children’s Medical Center.
When: Thru Dec. 14. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Sprinkles Cupcakes, 4020 Villanova Dr. (214-369-0004).
The Dallas Flea
What: Besides de rigueur flea stuff — vintage furniture, original art, cocktail jewelry — the bazaar showcases handmade holiday loot like wine tags, ceramic ornaments, and gift-worthy baubles.
Why: Fuel up at Ruthie’s Cheesesteak Cafe food truck out front.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St.
What: West Village’s long-standing, trendy women’s clothing boutique opens a little sister shop dedicated to the sole.
Why: The labels — Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita, Boutique 9 — are priced more sneaker than stiletto.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 3699 McKinney Ave., ste. 302 (214-521-3500).
Photo: Courtesy of Guerilla Haiku Movement