Sing it loud and proud.
Girl in a Coma
What: The San Antonio-based trio (under the wings of Joan Jett’s record label) just dropped its fourth light punk rock album, Exits & All the Rest, channeling The White Stripes.
Why: The band celebrates the release right here.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: The Prophet Bar, 2548 Elm St. (214-742-3667). Tickets ($12) online at crucibleartists.com.
What: The blow-dry-only salon opens its second Dallas-area location with cocktail-inspired styles, including the Cosmopolitan (loose curls), Southern Comfort (think big), Mai Tai (beachy waves), and Manhattan (sleek and smooth).
Why: All treatments are $35 and include a wash and a mimosa.
When: Opens Fri. Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 7300 Lonestar Dr., The Shops at Legacy North, ste. c126, Plano. To book an appointment, call 214-989-6136 or go to thedrybar.com.
What: Everyone knows you’re extremely skilled at thumbing an electronic greeting. Surprise them with a real-life sentiment, envelope and all.
Why: “Sent from my iPhone” doesn’t wield the same charm as a Santa stamp.
When: You care enough to use a pen.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Dallas Sample Sale
What: Dallas Market Center’s annual jumbo event (entry is free, by the way) unloads designer apparel, jewelry, candles, books, stationery, bedding, furniture, and more at wholesale prices.
Why: Splurge for a cause, too, thanks to the on-site Salvation Army Angel Tree.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 2200 N. Stemmons Fwy. (214-655-6181).
What: Chow down on the company’s dark chocolate cupcakes this weekend, and 100 percent of proceeds goes to The Family Place’s Be Project, which helps prevent bullying and promotes healthy relationships among youngsters.
Why: It’s a sweet deal.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 4020 Villanova Dr. (214-369-0004).
Photo: Courtesy of Girl in a Coma