BLACK FRIDAY RIDE: For those of you who would like to work off that third helping of pumpkin pie, join Bike Friendly Richardson on a slow and casual ride through the streets of north Dallas. They'll point out newly painted bike lanes and hike and bike trails. Meet at the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Campbell Road at 3:30 p.m.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: If this Dickens' classic doesn’t whack you into the holiday spirit, we’re not sure what will. Egg Nog heavily flooded with Bourbon, perhaps? Pay what you want this Friday at the gorgeous Kalita Humphrey’s Theater on Turtle Creek. Donations benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Reserve tickets here. 7:30 p.m.
HOLIDAY TASTING: Need a break from the family? Bring the big kid table to this wine market for appetizers, wine samples and discounted bottles of holiday wine. Call 214-528-9463 to RSVP. Bodega Bar, Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.
THE GINGERMAN: If you are in Plano this Saturday, drop by the Gingerman to wish them a happy first birthday. Listen to live music, and enjoy $3.50 beer specials and free food from 4 to 7 p.m. We can't wait to try the Franconia Winter Wheat.