A class act.
Oil and Cotton Artist Series
What: A monthlong lineup of classes for creatives, from printmaking and collage to accounting (think record keeping and tax lowdown for left-brainers).
Why: Cost ranges from a $10 donation to $65 and includes all materials.
When: Dates and times online at oilandcotton.com.
Where: 837 W. 7th St., Oak Cliff (214-797-8176).
You Know When the Men Are Gone
What: Siobhan Fallon’s debut collection of short stories centers around the lives of women whose husbands are stationed at Fort Hood. Sometimes love conquers all — and sometimes war does.
Why: It’s a varied and touching look at relationships filled with sacrifice.
When: You’re feeling particularly patriotic.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
PLAN (TO GO)
Austin City Limits Live
What: Next month, legendary Texas country crooner Willie Nelson helps kick off the new music venue on ultra-hip Second Street next to the recently opened W Austin.
Why: Take a printout of this e-mail for a free preshow appetizer at Trace, the W’s American resto, thru Feb. 28.
When: Feb. 13 & 14, 8 p.m.
Where: ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin (877-471-4225). Tickets ($39-$79) online at acl-live.com.
Completely Bare Spa
What: The NYC chain opens its first locale down south, specializing in waxing and laser hair removal.
Why: Book a wax or laser service by Feb. 14 and save 20 percent when you mention DailyCandy.
When: You need the bare essentials.
Where: Exhale Spa at Hotel Palomar, 5670 N. Central Expwy. (855-366-6060).
The Wedding Suite
What: Nordstrom NorthPark Center launches a mini boutique hopelessly devoted to bridal, bridesmaid, and special-occasion dresses, as well as accessories and footwear, including exclusive collections by Alexis Bittar and Stuart Weitzman.
Why: On-site stylist help and free dress steaming.
When: You’re about to wed your pants.
Where: 8687 N. Central Expwy., 2nd flr. Appointments to 214-231-3900 ext. 1730.
Photo: Courtesy of Oil and Cotton