Events for December 2011

The Texas Theatre presents “Rare Exports: Back with a Vengeance!” The film, spanning the genres of action, comedy and fantasy, explores the guarded secret of Christmas.

Dec. 1 Marc Ribot The Kessler Theater presents a solo performance by guitarist Marc Ribot. Ribot’s talents can be heard on various film scores, including Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $17.50

Dec. 1-3 Jingle Bells on Bishop The 15th-annual shopping event kicks off with a First Thursday wine walk from 6-9 p.m. The holiday cheer continues from 6-9 Friday and noon-9 p.m. Saturday.

Dec. 2 An evening with Alex Cox The Texas Theatre presents a double feature — a remastered print of “Highway Patrolman” followed by “Straight to Hell” — starting at 7:45 p.m. Cox, the director of both films, will answer questions on stage after each film and sign memorabilia at the end of the evening. Signed posters and DVDs will be available for purchase. 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, $7.75-$15

Dec. 3 Holiday Home Tour Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association presents the Winnetka Heights Historic District 25th Annual Holiday Home Tour noon-6 p.m. Saturday. The neighborhood gained historic designation in 1981. Tickets can be purchased online or on tour day at Turner House, which is where the tour begins. Proceeds benefit the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association. 401 N. Rosemont, 214-946-1670, $12-$15

Dec. 8 Turner House Salon Series Opera and classical music are the topics of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts December salon. Chris Baker of Winnetka Heights will give an overview of “familiar and unfamiliar music” to start off the holiday season. Proceeds from the 7:30-9 p.m. event benefit building improvements. 401 N. Rosemont, 214.946.1670, $10-$15

Dec. 11-12 Elan International Music Festival The Mexico-based Esperanza Azteca Youth Symphony and Chorus performs at Cliff Temple Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. 125 Sunset Ave., free

Dec. 16 Philip Creamer Eno’s Pizza Tavern presents Philip Creamer of the band Dovetail, 9-11 p.m. Friday. The local musician will be performing various holiday favorites at the Bishop Arts restaurant. 407 N. Bishop, 214.943.9200, free

Dec. 13-18 Black Nativity TeCo Theatrical Productions, Inc. presents “Black Nativity: A Reason to Celebrate” Tuesday through Sunday. The program is Donnie F. Wilson’s adaptation of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity,” which explores the births of both Jesus Christ and Jazz. All shows, which take place at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center, start at 7:30 p.m. 215 S. Tyler, 214.948.0716, $10-$15

Dec. 23 Rare Exports The Texas Theatre presents “Rare Exports: Back with a Vengeance!” The film, spanning the genres of action, comedy and fantasy, explores the guarded secret of Christmas. A parent or guardian must accompany attendees under the age of 17. Ticket prices and showtime soon will be available online. 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546

Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve at the Kessler The Kessler Theater presents Brave Combo and The Singapore Slingers to ring in the new year. Admission includes the midnight Champagne toast, desserts, open seating and the dance floor. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, $25


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