Hey, let it be known that we here at The Squawker are all about good causes. Throw in a few excellent musical acts and we’re really all about lending a helping hand.

What’s that, you say? One of the performers is a talented singer-songwriter that we were just wow’d by at SXSW last weekend? Come again? The benefit show is at what is possibly Dallas’ grandest, most historic halls of music?

OK, we’re in, then. Arm, consider yourself lightly twisted.

The Dallas-based Wandering Chicken Wire Show will be hosting the North Texas Music Makers Showcase, benefiting the SPCA, this Sunday at Sons of Hermann Hall. Music, puppies in need of some love and old-timey Dallas: that’s a great combo for a Sunday agenda, folks.

Yes, the line-up is solid to begin with, especially given that Greg Reichel will be throwing down. But, it’s a late addition to the schedule that really has us excited. Bonnie Whitmore, who you may remember from my SXSW Saturday notes, will also be playing on that fine day. In fact, that’ll be her second show at “Sons” within a 48 hour period (she’s playing with Adam Carroll and Scott Nolan there on Friday night).

While the name is funny, the Wandering Chicken Wire Show’s cause is nothing less than noble. Each month, the organization of musicians picks a worthy charity to support, thus ensuring that the love is indeed spread.

So, there. Add love to the already heady mix of great music, good causes and great venues. By going, it’ll almost be like you’re not actually making much effort, because it’ll be so much fun, but never fear, the fun will go to a great cause and will be appreciated by the animals of North Texas for some time to come.

Etsy Dallas is hosting its 3rd Annual Jingle Bash 3rd Annual Jingle Bash on Saturday, November 20th, 2pm-8pm in the Lone Star Room @ The Palladium, 1135 S. Lamar, Dallas

Mark your calendars now to shop over 50 of the best handmade artists in the Dallas area and beyond. Sip on yummy cocktails, win free goodies, groove to good tunes, get your picture taken in the Etsy Dallas photo booth, and so much more!

It’s a festive little gathering of over 50 local vendors and their displays of handmade arts, crafts and other fun goodies. Admission is free and open to the public, so it’s a cheap way to enjoy great food, live music and karaoke – all while doing your holiday shopping.

Bash Bucks are this year, too! For details on how you can win up to $40 in Bash Bucks, click here!

This year’s Jingle Bash is sure to be the perfect place to pick up holiday gifts for the whole family, but this event is not just for the pros, there’s even an area where you can exercise your own crafting skills and create some personalized inspired pieces to take home with you. Etsy Dallas’ Jingle Bash is the ideal setting to kick off the winter season and get you into that holiday spirit.

The event is free, and you should expect live music, great food fare and local music, to boot!