into the weekend

Slow Food Challenge at Urban Acres

In an effort to prove that good food can be had for cheap, healthful Oak Cliff hotspot Urban Acres is teaming up with Slow Food USA, offering a delish menu for only a $5 donation this Saturday.

9.17 / Urban Acres / 1301-B West Davis Street / 11:30 am – 2 pm

{image via Urban Acres}


CADD Bus Tour

If you’re in need of a day to yourselves as a couple, or feel like flying solo, be sure to snag a space on the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Bus Tour — you’ll have a guided tour through three galleries, visit artist Linnea Glatt’s stunning studio, nosh on something delicious for lunch, all while being schlepped to and fro in a luxury bus. Such a cool way to see good art intimately, meet new people, and maybe start an art-collecting habit.

9.17 / CADD bus tour — Meet at 11am at Barry Whistler Gallery, 2909-B Canton Street

{image Linnea Glatt’s studio by Allison V. Smith, courtesy Barry Whistler Gallery}


Estate sales and garage sales

We brake for estate sale signs. Yes, yes… we have a propensity for scavenging, and something about this briefly cooler weather makes us want to feather the nest (with other people’s cast-offs). Lake Highlands and Lakewood are always a good place to start when searching for by-gone era treasures. This one looks promising.

{image via Type Desk}


 Tut tut… Looks like rain (maybe)

Of course, we’d abandon all plans for a bit if the sky finally broke open with a serious thunderstorm. Fingers crossed, we’ll be busting out those rain boots this weekend, but leaving the umbrellas inside — if it’s going to pour, we’re going all-in for a soaking. (Seriously, weather — quit messing around and rain already.)

{image Arthur Dove, Thundersorm 1921}