Arts and Entertainment Calendar

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  1. Saturday, December 3
    • Blue Christmas Chili Cook Off – 9 a.m., Irving Police & Fire, Heritage Park
    • Holiday Funday – 2-4 p.m., Irving Arts Center Suite 200
    • “Christmas Tales & Toys” Parade – 4 p.m., Downtown Heritage District
    • Holiday Open House – 5-6:30 p.m., Irving City Hall
    • Holiday Stage Show & Tree Lighting – 5:30 p.m., Irving City Hall Grounds
    • “Little Women Christmas” – 7-9 p.m., South Irving Library
    • “A Gospel Christmas” – 7 p.m., Irving Black Arts Council, Dupree Theater
    Sunday, December 4
    • December Family Film Festival:  “Wall-E” – 2 p.m., Dupree Theater
    • Lyric Stage Christmas Home Tour – 1-4 p.m., www.LyricStageLeague.com for details
    • “The Nutcracker” – 2:30 & 6 p.m., Ballet Ensemble of Texas, Carpenter Performance Hall
    • “The Nutcracker Returns” – 3:30 p.m., New Philharmonic Orchestra & Momentum Dance Company, Carpenter Hall
    Monday, December 5
    • “Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary” – thru January 29, 2017, Irving Arts Center Carpenter Lobby
    • Holiday Tea – 11 a.m., Dallas Arboretum 
    Tuesday, December 6
    • 12 Days of Christmas – 9 a.m-5 p.m., thru January 2, 2017, Dallas Arboretum
    • “A Christmas Carol” – 7:30 p.m., thru December 28, Dallas Theater Center, Wyly Theatre, Dallas 
    Wednesday, December 7
    • 24th Annual Holiday Exhibition & Tree Decorating Contest – thru December 31, Irving Arts Center Main Gallery
    • Amanda Shires – 8 p.m., Kessler Theater, Dallas 
    Thursday, December 8
    • “A Place for All People” – thru February 28, Irving Arts Center Administration Foyer   
    • Holiday Cocktails Mixology Class – 7 p.m., Four Seasons Resort and Club 
    Friday, December 9
    • 24th Annual Holiday Open House – 5:30-7:30 p.m., Irving Arts Center
    • Vitruvian Lights – 6-10 p.m., Vitruvian Park, Addison
    • Recycled Percussion – 6:45 p.m., Carpenter Performance Hall
    • Holiday in the Valley – 7 p.m., Valley Ranch Library 
    Saturday, December 10
    • “A Charlie Brown Christmas” – 1:30 p.m., thru December 21, Dallas Children’s Theater/Rosewood Center, Dallas
    • Holiday Funday – 2-4 p.m., Irving Arts Center Suite 200
    • “Posadas” – 2-5 p.m., East Branch Library
    • “Home for the Holidays” – 7:30 p.m., Irving Symphony Orchestra, Carpenter Performance Hall
    • Teen Jam:  Glow in the Dark -7-11 p.m., Lively Pointe Youth Center
    Sunday, December 11
    • Sunday Funday: “Tossed and Found” – 1-4 p.m., Irving Arts Center Suite 200
    • December Family Film Festival: “The Lorax” – 2 p.m., Dupree Theater
    Monday, December 12
    • “The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino” – thru January 8, 2017, Irving Arts Center Dupree Lobby
    • The Trains at NorthPark – 10 a.m.-9 p.m., thru January 8, NorthPark Center, Dallas
    Tuesday, December 13
    • “The Book Forest Installation” – thru January 29, Irving Arts Center Focus Gallery
    • Kurt Vile and the Violators – 8 p.m., Trees, Dallas 
    Wednesday, December 14
    • Panther Island Ice – 3-10 p.m., thru January 16, Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth
    • Morrissey – 8 p.m., SMU McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas 
    Thursday, December 15
    • Gingerbread House Making – 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cimarron Park Recreation Center
    • Holiday Shop and Social – 6 p.m., V Market, Quixotic World, Dallas
    Friday, December 16
    • “A Season of Merriment and Melody: Christmas at the White House” – 9 a.m.-5 p.m., thru January 8, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Dallas 
    • “Scrooge Puppet Theatre” – Hourly 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Le Theatre de Marionette, NorthPark Centre, Dallas
    • “Holiday in Sound” – 7:30 p.m., Irving Symphonic Band, Carpenter Performance Hall
    • John Witherspoon – 8 p.m., Improv (Arlington)