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Weekend Events Calendar for Friday, December 15th - Sunday, December 17th



WEEKEND EVENTS CALENDAR
Friday, December 15 - Sunday, December 17

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Enchant Christmas at Globe Life Park in Arlington                   
Family Friendly Event

The Lone Star State is about to get a lot BRIGHTER!
A world of Christmas wonder awaits at Enchant. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make at Enchant will last well beyond the holiday season. Whether you’re navigating through the world's largest light maze, gliding around the ice-skating pond, waltzing through the Christmas marketplace, or sharing hot cocoa with your loved ones, you’ll find enchantment around every corner.

Through Dec. 31

Motown Christmas at Jubilee Theatre

Through December 24

Santa Claus, A New Musical at Casa Manana Children’s Theatre

Through December 24

Texas Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall

Through December 24                                            

Black Nativity at Bishop Arts Theatre (Dallas)

Through December 17

Michael Martin Murphey Cowboy Christmas at Bass Performance Hall
THIS MONDAY


December 18                                   

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas at Theatre Off The Square in Weatherford
WORLD PREMIERE

Through December 17                    

The Nutty Nutcracker presented by Texas Ballet Theatre at Bass Performance Hall
ONE NIGHT ONLY


Friday, December 15th

A Tuna Christmas at Runway Theatre in Grapevine

Through December 17

Plaid Tidings at Theatre Arlington

Through December 17

An Act of God at Stage West Theatre 

Through December 31


Dallas Stars Day at Panther Island Ice

Join us for Dallas Stars Day at Panther Island Ice. Dallas Stars mascot, Victor E. Green, and members of the Stars Ice Girls will be mingling with the crowd for pictures and autographs. 

Plus the first 50 paid admissions to post a photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with Victor E. Green, tag the @DallasStars and use ‪#‎PantherIslandIce will win TWO FREE TICKETS to an upcoming Stars game! We will also have a contest to win a Stars jersey signed by Jamie Benn! 

$12 Admission includes skate rental! 

Don't forget Panther Island Ice is open 7 days a week until December 17th!

Sunday | 11 AM - 3 PM

Holiday Entertainment & Starlight Symphony at Crockett Row



Through December 30

The Modern Lights at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
A MUST-SEE Holiday Experience

Through January 6

Ice & Lone Star Christmas at The Gaylord Texan

Through January 1
Magical Winter Lights at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie

Through January 7

A Big Band Christmas Party featuring The Maxwell Hall Jazz Ensemble             
at Austin Event Center

December 15th  
Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Exhibit at Tower Gallery (Grapevine)

Through January 18

Sister's Christmas Catechism - The Gift of the Magi at McDavid Studio
FINAL WEEKEND

December 13 – 16
Prairie Lights at Grand Prairie

Through December 21

A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol The Musical at Artisan Theatre (Hurst)


Through December 23
My Three Angels at OnStage in Bedford

Through December 17                                           

Santa Claus Arrives at Sundance Square


Through December 23rd 
A Jazzy Christmas at Arts Fifth Avenue
Live Jazz & Tap Dance Revue

Saturday December 16 | 8 PM

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over Texas

Through January 7th
Grapevine Town Square Gazebo Holiday Light Show Spectacular

Through January 7th

Email your Holiday events to Events@whatsupfortworth.com


Black Nativity at Bishop Arts Theatre (Dallas)  
FINAL WEEKEND 

GO EAST…YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID!
Now in its 14th year, this seasonal favorite is back for yet another year of theatrical wonderment.  Don’t miss Langston Hughes’ foot-stomping, toe tapping, finger-snapping holiday favorite and experience the Nativity story through gospel music. Directed by Jiles King.

Through December 17

Santa Claus, A New Musical at Casa Manana Children’s Theatre

Back by popular demand, your family will love making this your holiday tradition. When Santa announces that he’s retiring after a thousand years, the search is on for someone to fill his boots. Santa Claus – A New Musical will put the whole family in the holiday spirit!

Through December 24

Motown Christmas at Jubilee Theatre

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this Jubilee Theatre Christmas debut. This exciting family-fun musical is filled with your Christmas favorites from Motown, including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5 … all performed in that unmistakable Jubilee Theatre style. Of all the holiday entertainment choices this year, A Motown Christmas is a sure bet to get you into the Christmas Spirit!

Through December 24

An Act of God at Stage West Theatre
HILARIOUS

Direct from the pearly gates, and flanked by His ever-faithful and devoted archangels, the Almighty Himself is back to set the record straight and answer the deepest questions plaguing humanity since Creation. In this hilarious, no holds barred, irreverent, and critically acclaimed new play, God takes the stage to deliver a new and improved set of Commandments that are sure to have audiences rolling in their seats with side-splitting glee while providing angel-food for thought.

Through December 31

Plaid Tidings at Theatre Arlington
FINAL WEEKEND

Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized," our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. At first, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren't sure why they've returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they're needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are audience favorites, like their riotous three-minute-and-eleven second version of The Ed Sullivan Show – this time, featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, as well as a Plaid Caribbean Christmas that puts the "Day-O" in Excelsis!

Through December 17

A Tuna Christmas at Runway Theatre in Grapevine
FINAL WEEKEND

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. The plot revolves around the annual yuletide yard display contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious "Christmas Phantom" known for vandalizing the yard displays has the contestants on edge. Stanley Bumiller's attempts to end his probation, Bertha Bumiller's struggle to hold her family together during the holidays, and Joe Bob Lipsey's production of A Christmas Carol jeopardized by unpaid electric bills add to the hilarity. Rated PG-13.

Through December 17

Annie at Artisan Theatre in Hurst

Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. 

Through December 23

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas at Theatre Off the Square (Weatherford)                 
WORLD PREMIERE
FINAL WEEKEND

Link: In this uproarious, laugh-a-minute comedy, the citizens of the newest – and tiniest – town in Texas, are facing a blue Christmas when they realize their trailer park community of Doublewide has been double-crossed by the County. Holiday hilarity ensues as they deploy one hare-brained scheme after another in misguided attempts to preserve their independence and eccentric way of life. By the time this high-octane lunacy climaxes in a live Christmas Eve television presentation that goes spectacularly wrong, you’ll be doubled over with laughter and thrilled you’ve spent your Yuletide in Doublewide.

Through December 17

Dismay in a Manger at Texas Star Dinner Theatre (Grapevine)

Every Friday & Saturday Night!
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Dinner Served: 7:30pm
Show Starts: 8:00pm

My Three Angels at OnStage in Bedford
FINAL WEEKEND

It’s Christmas Day, 1910, in French Guiana and the temperature has graciously dropped to 104°. Three convicts —two murderers and a swindler— are employed as roofers by a family whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father's daughter for an heiress. The convicts, with warm hearts and passionate believers in true justice, take the visitors on. Will they prevail? Find out in this comedy classic!

Through December 17

Beauty & The Beast at Granbury Theatre Company

Through December 23

A FairyTale Christmas Carol The Musical at Artisan Theatre (Hurst)

Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment with A Fairy Tale Christmas Story. This fun-filled adaptation teaches us to remember what the Christmas spirit is all about.

Through December 23

Fort Worth Community Arts Center December THEATRE PERFORMANCES

December 2017


2018 CLIBURN FESTIVAL: The Music of Russia at
 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
A celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Van Cliburn’s historic International Tchaikovsky Competition victory
Sixty years ago, a 23-year-old Texan went to Moscow at the height of the Cold War and came back an American hero and an international icon. The impact of Van Cliburn’s victory at the First International Tchaikovsky Competition cannot be overstated; he disregarded boundaries and brought the world together through excellent music and his signature warmth.
Honor Van Cliburn through the music that he so dearly loved this February at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

5 Concerts in 4 Days
February 22–25, 2018

Texas Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall



December 8-24                                            

Symphony Arlington Holiday in Vienna presents: Andrew Surrena, Tenor & Oliver Weder, Guest Conductor
THURSDAY EVENT

Join Symphony Arlington for a Holiday in Vienna! Don’t miss the Annual Carol Sing-along and lots of holiday favorites! It’s sure to be an evening of fun for all family and friends! 

December 14                           

The Nutty Nutcracker presented by Texas Ballet Theatre at Bass Performance Hall
ONE NIGHT ONLY

A nod to the crazy and zany, this riotous parody will keep you laughing uproariously.
Not recommended for children under 13.

Friday, December 15th

The Modern Lights at The Modern

For the first time in its history, the Modern will be illuminated with a spectacular array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season and in honor of the Museum’s 125th Anniversary. Not only will passersby be treated to a stunning display, visitors and families will be invited to enjoy nightly viewing opportunities with extended museum hours for a “must-see” holiday experience.
Museum open extended hours until 8 pm on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays in December. Lights will be illuminated, nightly, from 5 pm to midnight.

Through January 6

This Weekend at The Kimbell:
   
 Friday: Artful Readings 5:30pm-7pm
                 Teen Hangouts 5:30pm-7pm
                 Member & Public Tours: Casanova-The Seduction of Europe
 Saturday: Kids Drop-In Studio 1:00pm-1:45pm
 Sunday: Film-The City as Music and The City as Theatre (Venice)


TCC Fall Fine Arts & Visual Arts Events              
Southeast Campus: Fort Worth Art Collectives, 1990-2015: Studio 4 - Through Jan 5


Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at Kimbell Art Museum  

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores the 18th century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725--1798). Renowned in modern times for his amorous pursuits, Casanova lived not only in Italy, but in France and England, and his travels took him to the Ottoman Empire and to meet Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg. Bringing together paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, porcelains, silver and period costume, Casanova will bring this world to life. Following its display in Fort Worth, the exhibition will be on view at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. 

Through December 31
Louis I. Kahn Building

Current Exhibitions at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

               Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art
               4 Itty Bitty Art Opportunities this Saturday
               Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden
               Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34


Salvador Dali at Arlington Museum of Art
Dali was always much more than one of Surrealism’s leading figures. A virtuoso, gifted with dazzling skills and technique, Dali was a painter, designer, sculptor, writer and set designer as well as a master engraver who could produce equally outstanding work in dry point, etching, woodcut or lithography. The exhibition’s pieces de resistance are the illustrations of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, for which each of the lithographs presented required as many as 35 colors. There are a total of 100 pieces included in this exhibition.


Through January 21

Ways of Looking William Campbell Contemporary Art 
An exhibition of New Works by Robert McAn
Holiday Open House THIS FRIDAY, December 15

Through January 20

Fort Worth Community Arts Center December GALLERY EXHIBITS

Through December 31

Duets 2.0 at Fort Works Art  
Fort Works Art announces DUETS 2.0, a reemergence of 2016’s exhibition Duets A Comparison of Realities, showcasing 7 sets of artists working in similar mediums, themes, or styles in an effort to take the audience through an exploration of comparative works. DUETS 2.0 is a mixed-media juxtaposition that highlights artists from all over the country whose work has been featured in Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, VICE, and more.

Through December 30

A Jazzy Christmas at Arts Fifth Avenue       
Free Event

Live Jazz & Tap Dance Revue

December 16

Magnolia at The Modern: LBJ

Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People,Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) goes from being a powerful Senate majority leader to a powerless vice president before he becomes the president of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Dec 15th – 17th 

Sounds Modern celebrates 10 Years at The Modern

The most up-to-the-minute and least predictable concert music series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Sounds Modern celebrates its tenth anniversary in the Modern's auditorium. Concerts in the series explore the links between contemporary music and visual arts, connecting thematically to exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (and other contemporary art venues). The December concert, in conjunction with an exhibition of works from the Modern's permanent collection, connects with the tradition of abstract visual art in America, and the abstract expressionists of the 20th century in particular.

December 16th 2:00pm


TCU Horned Frogs host Northwestern State - Women's Basketball at Walsh Court at Schollmaier Arena

Sunday, December 17 2:00 pm

Texas Wesleyan Rams host Mid-American Christian University - Men's Basketball at Sid Richardson Center

Saturday, December 16 | 5:00pm

Texas Wesleyan hosts Mid-America Christian University - Women's Basketball at Sid Richardson Center

Saturday, December 16th    3:00pm


Enchant Christmas at Globe Life Park in Arlington                   
Family Friendly Event

The Lone Star State is about to get a lot BRIGHTER!
A world of Christmas wonder awaits at Enchant. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make at Enchant will last well beyond the holiday season. Whether you’re navigating through the world's largest light maze, gliding around the ice-skating pond, waltzing through the Christmas marketplace, or sharing hot cocoa with your loved ones, you’ll find enchantment around every corner.

Through Dec. 31

Dallas Stars Day at Panther Island Ice

Join us for Dallas Stars day at Panther Island Ice. Dallas Stars mascot, Victor E. Green, and members of the Stars Ice Girls will be mingling with the crowd for pictures and autographs. 

Plus the first 50 paid admissions to post a photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with Victor E. Green, tag the @DallasStars and use ‪#‎PantherIslandIce will win TWO FREE TICKETS to an upcoming Stars game! We will also have a contest to win a Stars jersey signed by Jamie Benn! 

$12 Admission includes skate rental! 

Don't forget Panther Island Ice is open 7 days a week until December 17th!

Sunday | 11 AM - 3 PM

Cirque Du Soleil VAREKAI, Tales of the Forest at Fort Worth Convention Center Arena

December 13-17                                                                   

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

December 15th and 16th                     



Robert Hawkins at Hyenas Comedy Club

Thursday 8:30pm FREE Show: 
Friday - 8:30pm, 10:30pm / Saturday – 8:00pm, 10:30pm

Four Day Weekend at Sundance Square

Friday & Saturday 7:30pm & 10:00pm

Josh Johnson Live Comedy Album  at Main at Southside (M-A-S-S)

Saturday, December 16th: 9:00pm



96.3 KSCS Presents Walter McGuire at Billy Bob's   
THURSDAY CONCERT

10:30 PM


96.3 KSCS Presents Old Dominion   at Billy Bob’s Texas

10:30 PM

Penny Gilley & Doug Allen Nash Country Christmas  at The New Granbury LIVE     

7:00 PM


South Austin Moonlighters & Aaron Stephens at Magnolia Motor Lounge

Followed by Aaron Stephens

9:00 PM

Danny Cochran’s Band of Brothers  at Fred’s Texas Café

8:00 PM

Carlos Ramos at Shaw’s Patio

7:30 PM

Sam Lao | DJ Christy Ray | Todd Faroe  at Main at Southside (M-A-S-S)

9:00 PM

Tom Fleischer  at Hop Fusion Ale Works 

Live music with Tom Fleischer. Laleh Rezaie will be here from South Barber Shop & Beer. Cheers to beer and a fresh cut!

4:00 PM

Back in Black / Guns 4 Roses / Motor Breath at Fat Daddy’s LIVE (Mansfield)

8:00 PM

Alcedrick Todd Group featuring Alex Blair  at Scat Jazz Lounge

9:00 PM

SCOUR at The Rail Club

7:00 PM

Legacy 4  at Grease Monkey (Arlington)

6:00 PM

A Big Band Christmas Party featuring The Maxwell Hall Jazz Ensemble at Austin Event Center

6:00 PM

Stephanie Sallie at Button’s Food & Music for the Soul

8:00 PM


95.9 The Ranch Presents The Turnpike Troubadours  at Billy Bob’s Texas

10:30 PM

Dead Kennedys at The Rail Club

9:00 PM

Granbury Live Follies Christmas Show at The New Granbury LIVE     

2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Legendary Shack Shakers & Jesse Dayton  at Main at Southside (M-A-S-S)

7:00 PM

Tony Williams at Button’s Food & Music for the Soul

8:30 PM

Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield   at Scat Jazz Lounge

9:00 PM

Chad Kerr at Shaw’s Patio

7:30 PM

EXILE at Texas Opry Theatre (Weatherford)

7:00 PM

Statesboro Review & Chris J Norwood   at Magnolia Motor Lounge

10:30 PM

Phuss Reunion Show at Lola’s Saloon

8:00 PM

James G Duo at Legal Draft in Arlington

12:00 PM

Winter Wonderland - "A Burrrrlesque Extravaganza" at Ridglea Theatre

8:00 PM

Whiskey Folk Ramblers  at Fred’s Texas Café

8:00 PM

Whitney Raquel at Grease Monkey

9:00 PM

Cherry at Fat Daddy’s LIVE (Mansfield)

9:00 PM

Division Brewers at Division Brewing (Arlington)

9:00 PM

Nobody Cares at Truth Vinyl (Arlington)

7:00 PM

Cameron Smith at Hop Fusion Ale Works 

4:00 PM


Jessie Jennings & Friends at Fat Daddy’s LIVE (Mansfield)

9:00 PM

Keegan McInroe / Matt Tedder  at Magnolia Motor Lounge


9:30 PM

Keegan McInroe at Fred’s Texas Café

Dallas Cowboys Watch Party followed by great live music!

7:30 PM
Visit Site       

The FINAL Black Dog Jam of 2017 at Scat Jazz Lounge Sunday night!  

Still the very best Sunday night hang is right at the lounge. You never know who is going to show up and sit in with our top notch Jam band. This is a one-of-a-kind Fort Worth tradition. Join Paul Metzger, Joey Carter, and the rest of the Black Dog Band for this one-of-a-kind tradition.

8:00 PM

Christmas in Fairmount with Melinda Wood Allen & Friends at Arts Fifth Avenue

8:00 PM
Visit Site       

Outer Circle at Button’s Food & Music for the Soul

1:00 PM


Michael Martin Murphey Cowboy Christmas at Bass Performance Hall
THIS MONDAY


December 18
7:30 PM                                   



2018 CLIBURN FESTIVAL: The Music of Russia at
 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
A celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Van Cliburn’s historic International Tchaikovsky Competition victory
Sixty years ago, a 23-year-old Texan went to Moscow at the height of the Cold War and came back an American hero and an international icon. The impact of Van Cliburn’s victory at the First International Tchaikovsky Competition cannot be overstated; he disregarded boundaries and brought the world together through excellent music and his signature warmth.
Honor Van Cliburn through the music that he so dearly loved this February at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

5 Concerts in 4 Days
February 22–25, 2018

Mannheim Steamroller at The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory

December 28

FWSO Presents Sounds of the Season in Southlake

December 21

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Amon Carter Stadium

December 23              

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl, UTAH vs. West Virginia at Historic Cotton Bowl Stadium

December 26                                                      

Frank & Liza at The Granbury Theatre Company

 December 30 & 31                                                      

SHEN YUN at Bass Performance Hall
     
January 8-10                                                         

2018 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
 Tickets On Sale Now!     

Jan 12-Feb 3, 2018                                             

Arlington Music Festival at Arlington Music Hall
A Night of Blues

February 8, 2018

Cliburn Sessions Concerts at Scat Jazz Lounge

February 13
March 8                      

Michael Cunio LIVE at The Reid Cabaret Theatre at Casa Manana

February 8-10, 2018

A Night of Jazz & R&B at Arlington Music Hall

February 10, 2018

Art in the Dark at Arts Council of Fort Worth

February 24, 2018   

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Email your event to What’s Up Fort Worth, events@whatsupfortworth.com.



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