Can you saddle it?
Ranch Series, by Natalie Erwin
What: After a little time away from the art arena, the darling Fort Worth painter unloads new large works depicting Texas ranch life (think lots of cattle, dust, and dirt).
Why: You love to bull.
When: Thru Jan. 15. Reception, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: David Dike Fine Art, 2613 Fairmount St. (214-720-4044).
The Family Place Shopping Days
What: Forty Five Ten donates 5 percent of sales to the life-saving org while hosting a two-part trunk show with The Woods Fine Jewelry (edgy-glam baubles dotted with diamonds) and Gaia (pillows, linens, and stockings made from reclaimed retro textiles by local refugees).
Why: Personal appearance and makeup consults by cosmetic guru Susan Posnick.
When: Event, Fri. & Sat., noon-5 p.m. Susan Posnick, Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 4510 McKinney Ave. (214-559-4510).
What: Take your pup (or peeps) for a pic ($10) with Ho Ho to raise money for Animal Rescue of Texas and score free doggy treats like bowls, leashes, and snacks.
Why: Hot chocolate, holiday bites, and a look-see at ART’s dogs for adoption.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Gold’s Gym Uptown, 2425 McKinney Ave. (214-306-9000).
Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids
What: It’s that time of year when kiddos (and those at heart) dream of shiny new balance bikes, mind-bending puzzles, and sparkling shoes.
Why: They still believe.
When: Before all the good stuff is gone.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
The Dallas Flea
What: Take home cool stuff — furniture, clothing, jewelry, stationery, textiles, treats — from 70 Texas talents, including The Pink Pagoda, The Threadbare Gypsies, and Mary’s Finds (schwag bags for the first 100 shoppers).
Why: Local singer/songwriter Dette Buentipo plays, plus get $1 off admission (reg. $5) with a packaged food donation for Hunger Busters.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 1409 S. Lamar St.
Photo: Courtesy of David Dike Fine Art