For the paint of heart.
What: DMA-worthy abstract oil paintings ($1,000-$7,000) by an elementary school teacher with a fine arts degree from TCU.
Why: Twenty percent of profits supports Orphans’ Heroes, an organization that empowers impoverished African children.
When: You’re hung up.
Where: Online at carlyallen.com.
Fall Trend Event
What: A preseason shopping night (cue skinny jeans, boots, and blazers) with local fashion consultant Nancy Klompus, who will help you find what works for you.
Why: Professional styling advice and refreshments are on the house.
When: Tues., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Cabana, 4711 W. Lovers Ln. (214-674-9928). R.S.V.P. (required) to 214-725-9527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Up to 55 percent off YumNY’s suits — think patterned bandeau tops and ruffled bottoms in punchy colors.
Why: Even more snazzy styles from the likes of Brette Sandler, Sofia by Vix, and Zimmermann.
When: You’re not ready for summer to be over.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Taste of Chile Wine Tasting
What: Italy meets South America during Urban Crust’s five-course feast, prepared with seasonal, local ingredients and perfectly paired with Chilean vino from Concha y Toro, Cousiño Macul, and others.
Why: At $30, it’s a bargain even Restaurant Week can’t beat.
When: Mon., 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1006 E. 15th St., Plano. R.S.V.P. to 972-509-1400 or email@example.com.
DailyCandy’s Start Small, Go Big Contest
What: In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we’re helping three brilliant small businesses take it to the next level.
Why: You could win $10,000, a trip to New York City, a write-up by DailyCandy editors, and a day at DailyCandy Academy, where you’ll hobnob and brainstorm with industry bigwigs.
When: Enter by 10 a.m. EST on Sept. 6.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig.
What: Three’s a charm for the mini bakery chain, which finally opened its One Arts Plaza location with flava faves like banana milk chocolate, wedding cake, lemon delight, and pineapple coconut.
Why: Icing queen.
When: Most likely after a show at the Wyly or Winspear, but anytime Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1722 Routh St., ste. 106 (972-287-2253).
Art: Courtesy of Carly Allen-Martin