Cake your pick.
What: Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon of The Cake Ball Company spill their secrets in a bite-size cookbook.
Why: If only for the mouthwatering pictures.
When: You need a little baking inspiration or a neat hostess gift.
Where: Available at amazon.com, $11.
What: An exhibit (the name means “light and shade” in Italian) of contemporary, graffiti-inspired works by New Mexico-born artist Drew Merritt.
Why: We love his Basquiat-inspired style.
When: Opening reception, Sat., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Gallery, by appt.
Where: W.A.A.S. Gallery, 2722 Logan St. (626-731-5683).
What: Settle in for craft beers and upscale bar bites at the new gastropub open for lunch, dinner, and the weekend late-night crowd.
Why: Be sure to order the animal tots (pulled pork, cheese, and fried egg with stout gravy).
When: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-midnight; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Park Lane, 8166 Park Ln., ste. c310 (214-446-0710).
What: Buy designer clothing, accessories, handbags, and shoes for up to 75 percent off at the downtown bargain bazaar. The VIP event includes cocktails, bites, raffles, and early access.
Why: It’s a wardrobe refresh.
When: VIP event, tonight, 6-9 p.m. Sale, Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave. Tickets ($15-$50) at eventbrite.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Running Press Publicity