Arts and Entertainment Calendar

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  1. Saturday December 2


    • Chili Cook Off – 9 a.m., Irving Police & Fire Blue Christmas, Heritage Park
    • Santa Saturdays! – 2-4 p.m., through December 16, Irving Arts Center Suite 200
    • “Christmas Movies and Soundtracks” Christmas Parade – 4 p.m., Downtown Irving Heritage District
    • The Nutcracker Tea – 4:30 p.m., Ballet Ensemble of Texas, Carpenter Lobby
    • Holiday Extravaganza – doors at 5:30 p.m., City Hall Grounds
    • “Dui Bon” – 8 p.m., Dallas Bangla Theater, Dupree Theater 

    Sunday, December 3


    • The 12 Days of Christmas – 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dallas Arboretum
    • Tweed Ride – Noon-3 p.m., Downtown Dallas
    • “The Nutcracker” – 2:30 p.m., through December 3, Ballet Ensemble of Texas, Carpenter Hall

    Monday, December 4


    • BAM! It’s a Picture Book – through January 28, 2018, Irving Arts Center Dupree Lobby
    • “Elf” Movie Party – 6:45 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson 
    • Big Brassy Christmas and Organ Extravaganza – 7:30 p.m., Dallas Symphony, Meyerson Symphony Center

    Tuesday, December 5


    • Fannie Brito: Worlds of Color & Light – through February 25, 2018, IAC Carpenter Lobby
    • 8th Annual Gingertown Dallas – 5 p.m., Through December 24, NorthPark Center, Dallas
    • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas – the Musical!” – 7:30 p.m., through Dec 17, Winspear Opera House, Dallas

    Wednesday, December 6


    • Heritage Senior Center Christmas Party – 10 a.m., Heritage Senior Center
    • “Mooseltoe: A Mew Moosical Performance” – 7:30 p.m., through December 7, Carpenter Hall
    • The Wood Brothers – 8 p.m., Granada Theater, Dallas

    Thursday, December 7


    • JumpstART Stories & Art: Deck the Halls! – 10 a.m., Irving Arts Center Suite 200
    • Jewel – 7:30 p.m., Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory
    • Lone Star Christmas – 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Gaylord Texas, Grapevine

    Friday, December 8


    • “Irving Arts Center Goes Global” 25th Annual Holiday Open House – 5:30 p.m., Irving Arts Center
    • Dan Zanes and Friends – doors at 6:45 p.m., Carpenter Hall
    • Holiday in the Valley – 7-9 p.m., Valley Ranch Library
    • “A Christmas Carol” – 7:30 p.m., through December 28, Dallas Theater Center, Wyly Theatre, Dallas
    • Lady Gaga – 7:30 p.m., American Airlines Center, Dallas

    Saturday, December 9


    • Breakfast with Santa – 9 a.m., Police & Fire Blue Christmas, Plymouth Park Baptist Church
    • Irving Arts Center Farmers Market – 10 a.m.-3 p.m., through December 30, IAC Grounds
    • Posadas – 2:30 p.m., East Branch Library 
    • “Home for the Holidays” – 7:30 p.m., Irving Symphony Orchestra, Carpenter Hall

    Sunday, December 10


    • Second Sunday Family Funday: Festival of Lights – 1-4 p.m., Irving Arts Center Suite 200
    • Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” – 2 p.m., Dallas Summer Musicals, Fair Park Music Hall, Dallas
    • “Dreams for the Holidays” – 3:30 p.m., New Philharmonic Orchestra, Carpenter Hall

    Monday, December 11


    • 25th Annual Holiday Exhibition & Tree Decorating Competition – through December 21, IAC Main Gallery
    • The Trains at NorthPark – 10 a.m.-9 p.m., through January 7, NorthPark Center, Dallas
    • Flutasia Flute Choir Holiday Concert – 7 p.m., Valley Ranch Library

    Tuesday, December 12


    • Christmas in America: Photographs by Jesse Rieser – through January 7, 2018, IAC Focus Gallery
    • Panther Island Ice – 3-10 p.m., through January 15, Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth
    • Chanukah Menorah Lighting – 6 p.m., Galleria Dallas

    Wednesday, December 13


    • ICE! T’was the Night Before Christmas – 11 a.m., through January 1, Gaylord Texas, Grapevine
    • Enchant Christmas – 5-11 p.m., Globe Life Park, Arlington 
    • Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall – 7 p.m., Texas Theatre, Dallas

    Thursday, December 14


    • Polar Express Party – 10 a.m., Northwest Park Recreation Center
    • Skate the Square – 4-9 p.m., Frisco Square
    • Pokey LaFarge – 8 p.m., Kessler Theater, Dallas

    Friday, December 15


    • 25th Annual Holiday Exhibition – through December 31, Irving Arts Center Main Gallery 
    • Pancakes and Pajamas – 10 a.m., Lee Park Recreation Center
    • Santa’s Sweet Cookie Decoration – 11 a.m., Georgia Farrow Recreation Center
    • Teen Holiday Party – 4-6 p.m., Lively Pointe Youth Center
    • Friday Night Library & Lit’s Alive Present: “Dickens Christmas” – 7-9 p.m., South Irving Library
  2. Saturday December 16


    • “The Nutcracker”– 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Colleyville Ballet, Dupree Theater
    • Santa Saturdays! Holiday Cards, Crafts & Santa Visits – 2-4 p.m., Irving Arts Center Suite 200, FREE
    • Holiday in Vienna – 8 p.m., Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Carpenter Hall
    • Scrooge Puppet Theatre – 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., through December 24, NorthPark Center, Dallas

    Sunday, December 17


    • Deerfield Holiday Lights Display – Dusk until Midnight, Deerfield Neighborhood, Plano
    • Dinosaurs Live! – 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney
    • Gingerbread House Decorating – 10 a.m-12 p.m., Dallas Arboretum
    • Cirque du Soleil: Varekai – 2 p.m., Fort Worth Convention Center

    Monday, December 18


    • Art in 30: Abstract Art (for kids) – 2:30 p.m., East Branch Library
    • Movie Time: Animated Holiday Classics – 2:30 p.m., West Irving Library

    Tuesday, December 19


    • Polar Express Party – 2:30 p.m., East Branch Library

    Wednesday, December 20


    • Holiday Crafts Extravaganza for Kids – 2 p.m., South Irving Library
    • “Diary of Wimpy Kid” Movie Palooza – 1:30 p.m., Valley Ranch Library

    Thursday, December 21


    • Build it with LEGOs – 2:30 p.m., East Branch Library
    • Movie Time: Animated Holiday Classics – 2:30 p.m., West Irving Library

    Friday, December 22


    • Yoga Story Time – 10:30 a.m., South Irving Library
    • Tinker Tim – 4 p.m., South Irving Library

    Saturday, December 23


    • Breakfast with Santa – 10 a.m.-Noon, Four Seasons Resort and Club
    • ICE! ‘Twas the Night before Christmas – 10 a.m., Gaylord Texan
    • Family Movie Matinee – 2 p.m., Valley Ranch Library
    • Christmas Crafts with Peanuts – 2:30 p.m., East Branch Library
    • Holiday Origami for Kids – 2:30 p.m., West Irving Library

    Sunday, December 24


    • The 12 Days of Christmas – 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through January 7, Dallas Arboretum

    Monday, December 25


    MERRY CHRISTMAS!



    Tuesday, December 26


    • Family Movie: Cars 3 – 2:30 p.m., East Branch Library

    Wednesday, December 27


    • Science in 30: Snow Science – 2:30 p.m., East Branch Library

    Thursday, December 28


    • New Year’s Crafts – 2:30 p.m., East Branch Library

    Friday, December 29


    • Craftworks: Watercolor Sharpie Coasters – 1-3 p.m., West Irving Library
    • Build it with LEGOs – 2:30 p.m., West Irving Library