MOCKINGBIRD MARKETPLACE: Lisa Petty's got your main course of style slayers' tips for tax-free weekend, but we'll throw in a dessert you can walk around with: a property-wide sidewalk sale at Mockingbird Station Saturday. Peruse discounted items from Francesca's Collections, Urban Outfitters, and other retailers while resident dining spots like Urban Taco attempt to lure you in with half-price margaritas. Keep your 'bows nimble for crowds and your receipts handy to access some special perks. 11AM-5PM.
HONORABLE FEET: Guys' guys aren't left out at "Simply Summer, Simply Shoes," an auction of fabulous footwear of the rich and/or famous. Cocktails, casino tables and man-friendly gift certificate giveaways widen the scope of the event if the needs of its beneficiary, Turtle Creek Manor, a recovery center for mentally ill and substance-dependent adults, aren't reason enough to come and bid. Saturday, 7PM.
OTHELLO'S EATS: If your summer didn't involve a Eurostar pass, you can find Italian and Greek tastes in one Uptown spot to tide you over. Discover Salum via an opera-themed smattering of the restaurant's delights with "Mediterranean Cuisine, a la Otello," a food and drink tasting hosted by the Dallas Opera as part of it's Cosi and Koozies series. Sunday, 4-6PM.