December 2013 events

Sixpence for The Well
Sixpence for The Well

Dec. 4
Sixpence for The Well
Sixpence None the Richer performs a concert at the Kessler Theater benefiting The Well Community. Among other tunes, the band will play a medley of traditional Christmas music. The Well, which is based at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, is a faith-based organization that serves Dallas residents struggling with mental illness. Smoke is catering the event. The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, $25-$35

Dec. 6
‘Pretty in Pink’
Ugh. Stupid Andie! She should’ve picked Duckie. But anyway, “Pretty in Pink” remains one of John Hughes’ best and most celebrated films. Celebrate teen angst with an ’80s dance party after the flick, as Blaine would probably call it. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com, call for times and ticket prices

Dec. 6-7
Jingle Bells on Bishop
The Bishop Arts District Merchants Association and Grand Bank of Texas make it easy to shop local this year. Jingle Bells on Bishop is from 6-10 p.m. Shops stay open late, and this year, local artisans offer their wares in an outdoor craft market, Jingle Bells Bazaar, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Bishop Arts District, Bishop at Davis, bishopartsdistrict.com, free

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Family concert featuring Circus Chickendog.
Family concert featuring Circus Chickendog.

Dec. 8
Family concert
State Rep. Rafael Anchía, who represents Oak Cliff in Austin, produces a family holiday concert every year. This year’s show features Oak Cliff-based Floramay Holiday and Circus Chickendog. The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346, thekessler.org, free

Dec. 8
Tweed ride
The Dallas Tweed Ride returns after a one-year absence. Don your tweed knickers, or something very British, and meet up at the Grassy Knoll at 3:30 p.m. The ride ends at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, with lawn games, libations and whatever a Mary Poppins kissing booth is. bikefriendlyoc.org, free

Dec. 12
Sip and shop
Make and Made’s official holiday sale, Sip & Shop, is from 6-9 p.m. Have a cocktail and browse through the work of makers who have studios there. Make and Made, 409 N. Zang, 214.941.0075, themakesite.com, free

 “Rare Exports” at Texas Theatre
“Rare Exports” at the Texas Theatre

Dec. 19
Bad Santa
In the dark winters of Finland, the legend of Santa Claus is a little different from the jolly fat guy we know. The Texas Theatre started showing “Rare Exports” around Christmastime a few years ago, and it’s a fun way to shake off the ooey-gooey of the Christmas season. If ooey-gooey is more your thing, though, the theater also screens “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Dec. 20. The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson, 214.948.1546, thetexastheatre.com, call for times and ticket prices

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Through Jan. 2
La Virgen
This annual art exhibit, La Virgen de Guadalupe, honors the patron saint of Mexico. Twenty-four local artists present their interpretations of the Virgin of Guadalupe. An artists’ reception is from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson, 214.670.3777, dallasculture.org/oakcliffculturalcenter, free

 

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