Try to collect yourself.
Junkadoodle’s Fall Market
What: The funky shop, packed with vintage furniture, home accessories, and art, hosts a parking lot flea market with tons of guest vendors.
Why: Books, jewelry, prints, and more for $10 or less.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 4402 W. Lovers Ln. (214-350-5755).
Thrift Studio by Dwell with Dignity
What: The local charity hosts a monthlong pop-up shop to sell its overstock of donated furniture, art, textiles, mirrors, and more. Get there early for castoffs from designer showrooms such as David Sutherland.
Why: Sales raise money for the growth and stability of the cause.
When: Sat.-Oct. 29. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 1616 Hi Line Dr.
17th Annual Dog Day Afternoon Festival
What: A free doggie bonanza with music, performances, a pet psychic, face painting, animal adoptions, and no-cost microchipping for the first 50 dogs in line. Pay $10 to enter your pup for trophies and prizes in contests like best costume, stupid pet tricks, and best pooch smooch.
Why: All proceeds benefit Operation Kindness.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Flagpole Hill, 8007 E. Northwest Hwy., at N. Buckner Blvd.
The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar
What: Grease your pipes to sing your heart out (or order a cocktail and watch others do so).
Why: Five percent of sales goes to Dallas CASA.
When: Thurs., 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 2512 Cedar Springs Rd. (469-547-2118).
In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play
What: You’ve just got this weekend and next to catch the regional premiere of the play that has everyone talking.
Why: It’s good to laugh about marriage, motherhood, and our bodies.
When: Thru Oct. 8. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Kitchen Dog Theater, at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. (214-953-1055). Tickets ($15-$25) online at brownpapertickets.com.
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