Thursday, November 21, 2013
10 events this weekend in DFW not related to JFK
Lift your spirits with tap dancing, shopping and choo-choo trains!
We know that a certain 50th anniversary is on everyone's mind this weekend, and we're certainly commemorating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with music, theater, art exhibits and much more. But it's not all about JFK: Here are 10 other, less-somber entertainment options for the weekend.
1. The drummers in Scrap Arts Music use instruments made from recycled materials to make distinctive music. They're at the Winspear Opera House on Nov. 22.
2. Get into the holiday spirit -- or go all "Bah humbug" as the Dallas Theater Center brings its annual production of A Christmas Carol to the Art's District's Wyly Theater for the first time. Previews start Nov. 22, and the show goes through Dec. 24.
3. Head to the Dallas Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival for new takes on cocktails, the latest in after-dinner cordials and more, Nov. 23 at Fashion Industry Gallery.
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6. Need go-go boots? Or a sparkly 1960s gown? Get ready for the holiday party season at the Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, Nov. 22-23 at the Addison Conference Centre.
7. Matt Tolentino's Singapore Slingers know how to swing, and you will too, at their benefit concert Nov. 22 for Greenland Hills United Methodist Church, where they rehearse. Expect early 20th-century jazz, ragtime and pop tunes.
8. What's more uplifting than tap dance? Nothing we know of, especially a tap-dancing turkey. Rhythmic Souls' "Tappy Thanksgiving" show is Nov. 22 at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre.
9. You've just got a few chances left to see Theatre Three's smash-hit production of Avenue Q, with naughty puppets, people and monsters, all in the style of a very adult "Sesame Street." The show runs through Nov. 24.
10. OK, this one is somber, but well worth seeing: Soul Rep Theater Company's The Freedmans chronicles the lives of slaves and their descendants buried at a historic Dallas cemetery. Through Nov. 24 at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park.