Have a ball.
Belle of the Cake Ball
What: An Austin biz putting a delicious twist on the trendy treats with flavors like Texas Soda Pop (marshmallow, pecans, and Dr Pepper) and Drunken Turtle (caramel and Baileys liqueur).
Why: Deliveries to Dallas (by owner Kathy Nicklebur) are no prob.
When: You take the cake.
Where: Online at belleofthecakeball.com.
Taste of West Village
What: Hand over a buck and try bites (taquitos, watermelon frozen yogurt) from center restos while listening to tunes from pop-rock group Josh Goode Band, singer/songwriter Annagrey LaBasse, and acoustic guitarist Greg Luce.
Why: Proceeds benefit North Texas Food Bank.
When: Tues., 6-10 p.m.
Where: 3699 McKinney Ave.
What: Go to the head of the class with up to 70 percent off flirty dresses and old-school jumpers.
Why: Our fave geek-chic ankle jeans are just $29 (reg. $88).
When: You’re feeling a little bookish.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Horne & Dekker
What: Get a five-finger discount on any dessert (with purchase of an entree) when you mention DailyCandy at the new gourmet comfort food joint.
Why: The sweet deal includes coconut cream pie, red velvet cupcakes, grilled peaches and cream, and peanut butter and chocolate buckeyes with ice cream.
When: Thru Aug. 1.
Where: 2323 N. Henderson Ave., ste. 102 (214-821-9333).
Summer Colors II
What: Bid on original oil paintings (pretty florals, cow portraits, cute cowboys) by budding local talents Jenny Grumbles and Jill Scovell while noshing on apps and sipping beer and wine at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.
Why: Proceeds from ticket sales support the hospital.
When: Thurs., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 2222 Welborn St. Tickets at the door ($35) or online ($25) at uptowncountryhome.net.
Photo: Allison Hatfield