April showers bring Allen-Martin flowers.
Peonies and Hydrangeas
What: Local contemporary artist Carly Allen-Martin unloads her latest, large-scale floral oil paintings for a limited-run show at Stephanie Anne boutique.
Why: Fill up on free wine and fromage.
When: Launch party, Thurs., 5-7 p.m.
Where: 2 Highland Park Village (214-368-3025).
The Texas Gypsies
What: The Dallas Museum of Art hosts the local band that mixes violins, horns, guitars, and drums to create toe-tapping tunes inspired by American jazz a la the 1920s and 1930s to kick off April’s Jazz in the Atrium series.
Why: Performance supports Big D’s first Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: 1717 N. Harwood St. (214-922-1803).
Margaret Miller 2012 Collection Trunk Show
What: Meet the dress designer while browsing her new spring styles inspired by favorite cities — Palm Springs, Savannah, Napa — while enjoying a glass of wine.
Why: Past season sale looks are also available, plus custom tailoring on site.
When: Thurs., 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: 5123 Elsby Ave.
What: An antioxidant-loaded beauty line of seven antiaging products (exfoliating pads, eye-reviving cream) crafted by two sisters lands at Barneys New York (only the brand’s third store locale).
Why: Born to be rad.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 8687 N. Central Expwy., ste. 1224 (469-221-4700).
Photo: Courtesy of Carly Allen-Martin