Let the sunshine in.
September Wren Photography
What: South End shutterbug Meg Venter captures light-saturated New England summer scenes ($14 and up).
Why: Decorate your (imaginary) vacation home with sepia shots of piers, carnivals, and boardwalks.
When: The clouds roll in.
Where: At septemberwren.com.
Debo Band Album Release Party
What: Hear the sax-fronted, eleven-member band’s (a hit at Bonnaroo this year) infectious brand of Ethiopian pop in celebration of its debut CD.
Why: The $11 beer and burger special — lamb bocadillo with Green Flash West Coast IPA, the band’s favorite ale.
When: Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St., Jamaica Plain (617-477-4851). Event is free.
Succarra Sample Sale
What: Plunder the jewelry showroom for hammered gold cuffs, embellished friendship bracelets, and dramatic brass collars at up to 85 percent off.
Why: Fight the good fight over sumptuous satchels and clutches from Alexandra Satine.
When: July 25, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 48 Charles St., 3rd flr., Beacon Hill (857-991-1270).
Paint Nite at Ashmont Grill
What: Dab a little, drink a little. Spend an alfresco afternoon at the easel with fellow Van Gogh dilettantes; MassArt-trained Callie Hastings offers a gentle assist.
Why: All supplies are included for low-stress creativity.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: 555 Talbot Ave., Dorchester (617-825-4300). Tickets ($45) at paintnite.com.
What: Indulge in authentic Puerto Rican cuisine like fried cassava, grilled skirt steak with chimichurri, and shrimp in Creole sauce, plus four paellas amid brightly colored masks and San Juan-sourced street signs.
Why: Daiquiris (banana, mango, guava) and a jolting cafe con leche martini.
When: Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 57 W. Dedham St., South End (617-247-9249).
Photo: Courtesy of September Wren Photography