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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

After you have stuffed your face with pie and fixins, fought with your mother in law, and slipped in to your turkey-induced coma - it's time to get serious about holiday shopping. With Turkey Day being so late this year, there is a new sense of urgency around that hasn't been seen before. We've compiled a list of a few places in Downtown Arlington to help you check off some names on your 'naughty or nice' list.

1. Friday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Maren Karsen Aveda Salon 

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Maren Karsen is offering 20% off Aveda products like: soy candles, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion & washes, hand lotion, styling products and much more. If you're still recovering from your turkey-induced coma, don't fret! Check out, pick out what you want, and you can pay by card by calling (817) 275-8686 on Friday. They'll bag it and tag it until you're ready to pick it up. Definitely beats getting trampled at a large store ;)

 2. Friday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wild West Comics and Games

If you haven't followed them on Facebook yet, you are really missing out. Wild West has taken over what was Lonestar Comics and they always seem to have new promotions up their sleeves. At 6 p.m., they are hosting Friday Night Magic for a $16 draft that will include Potbelly sandwiches and cookies! Right now they even have 15% off Dr. WHO gifts. Make sure you join their event on Facebook, as the deals are constantly updated.

3. Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wild West Comics and Games

Wild West Comics and Games also has a 15% off discount for customers when you show your support via social media. Check out their Facebook event to see the rules.

4. Saturday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Potager's Other Stuff (208 S. Mesquite St.)

Now it wouldn't be Small Business Saturday without an event from our good friend Cynthia at Potager. Downtown Arlington's slow movement ambassador has gathered some of her like-minded friends for a day of mingling, tasting and overall merriment. The Cafe will be closed so if you are craving SKoQ (Some Kind of Quiche), spinach salad, and dessert, you'll have to stop by 'Other Stuff' to get your fix.

Here is the low down of expected sales and activities:

  • Purchase local produce from the same farmers Cynthia uses, such as: potatoes, cilantro, apples, kale, collards, radishes, and even lamb, chicken and beef!
  • Tasting of wine and local cheeses, and sampling of some regional products, like Savoy Sorbet.
  • Meet with local artisans and learn about their specialties. Like aromatherapy with Dr. Judy Griffin (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.) and hand made pottery with Cynthia Brinson.
  • Assist in decorating the 'Other Stuff' Christmas tree

As always you can shop the gluten-free items too!