Have an artfelt time (and a sandwich).
What: The streets of the West Village swell with artists, musicians, and food booths.
Why: Roam shop to shop for a silent auction benefiting EASL, which provides grants for North Texas artists.
When: Silent auction, Fri., 6:30-9 p.m. Festival, Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 3699 McKinney Ave.
What: Two new exhibits debut at the hipster museum — K8 Hardy: September Issues (large-scale photographs by the self-described feminist and Fort Worth native) and Inez & Vinoodh: Pretty Much Everything (cheeky fashion photography).
Why: The latter folks are regular shutterbugs for magazines (Vogue, W) and fashion ads (YSL, Gucci, Chanel).
When: Sat.-Dec. 23. Opening party, Sat., 9 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 161 Glass St. (214-821-2522).
What: The show, which highlights three area artists, aims to stimulate the senses. Check out video light mapper Edward Ruiz’s digital projections and Eric Trich’s interactive paintings viewed via mobile digital devices.
Why: Sculptor/graphic designer/film director Kristin Swenson is the gallery’s first female exhibitor.
When: Sat.-Oct. 20. Opening reception, Sat., 7-11 p.m. To see the show after Sat., email email@example.com or call 626-731-5683.
Where: W.A.A.S. Gallery, 2722 Logan St.
East Hampton Sandwich Co.
What: Satisfy sandwich cravings at the preppy new diner serving artisan creations like asparagus and Gruyere with glazed onions and thyme.
Why: Homemade sauces, fancy produce (grilled pears, anyone?), and locally produced cheese and bread.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 6912 Snider Plaza (214-363-2888).
Mac & Cheese
What: Choose from more than 80 recipes for the classic creamy pasta dish by famed U.S. chefs, including Avner Samuel (Nosh, Snack).
Why: Now you can make Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House’s craveable wild mushroom variety at home.
When: Comfort food calls.
Where: At amazon.com, $13.
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