Out and About: December 2010

A roundup of this month's best neighborhood events.

12.18.10

CHRISTMAS JAM

$10-$20 Local musician Milo Deering and his family band will bring their folk and acoustic stylings to the Kessler at 8 p.m. for the eighth annual Christmas Jam, while promoting the release of “Milo’s All Acoustic Christmas Jam Volume 3, Featuring the Deering Family”. Milo Deering, a string virtuoso, performs on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dobro and the harp with his wife, Rachel, on vocals. Add their two daughters, Scarlett and Savannah, and they form a country/bluegrass group, having played at Austin’s South by Southwest and the Kerrville Folk Festival, where Rachel was named a New-Folk Finalist. Milo co-wrote and plays the music for the Motel 6 radio jingle, “We’ll Leave the Light on for You.” The concert will feature guest appearances and door prizes. The Deering Family’s CD is available online and comes packaged with a jar of Rachel’s cranberry-jalapeno Christmas jam. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. A concert/CD combo is available for $30. For more details, visit acoustickitchen.com or thekessler.org.

THROUGH 01.15 LA GENTA DE LA REVOLUCION FREE The Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, presents a photographic retrospective of the Mexican Revolution. Gallery hours are 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 214.670.3777 or visit dallasculture.org/oakcliffculturalcenter.

12.04 HOLIDAY HOME TOUR $12 The 24th annual Winnetka Heights Historic District home tour is from noon-7 p.m. There are five homes on this year’s tour, plus an exhibit from 20 Oak Cliff artists, children’s activities and a pet adoption fair from Metroplex Mutts. Tickets are available at whhometour.org or, on the day of the tour, at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont.

12.04 WHEN IT’S CHRISTMAS DOWN IN TEXAS $10-$12 The West Texas Children’s Chorus and the Sweet Peas will be in town to cover songs from Gene Autry’s Christmas show at 3:30 p.m. The show also includes performances by the Kesslerettes and the Kessler Kids. For details, call the box office at 214.272.8346 or visit thekessler.org.

12.10-12.12 BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN $8 The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, will feature the new film touring the United States, “William S. Burroughs: A Man Within” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. The documentary includes archival footage and exclusive interviews with the famed writer’s closest friends, including John Waters and David Cronenberg, chronicling the life and death of an American icon and father of the Beat Generation. The Saturday showing includes a Q&A with director Yony Leyser. For details, visit thetexastheatre.com.


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