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Posted on 04 Dec 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 12.05

DTC's-A-Christmas-Carol---Chamblee-Ferguson---by-Karen-AlmondDTC opens its annual good-will extravaganza ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Dallas Theater Center has performed a version of A Christmas Carol almost every year since the late 1970s, and it has become a celebrated December tradition, even when it gets a little untraditional. Last year, DTC’s artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, took his hand at adapting the haunting tale, with a decidedly humanistic bent. That’s the version staged again this year, this time,  with Chamblee Ferguson back in the role of Scrooge and a new director in Lee Trull. Don’t be a humbug! See it!

DEETS:
Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora St.
Through Dec. 28.
DallasTheaterCenter.org.

Friday 12.05—Sunday 12.07

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Tower Antique Show opens

The line “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” only applies to collectible hounds in this way: Everything is a potential treasure. The Tower Antique Show, at Fair Park this weekend, specializes in Texana, tchotchkes, and period furnishings, but easily the things we like the most are the early-to-mid-century tin signage promoting everything from tobacco with a huge cock on it (we love a huge cock) to ointments and elixirs. And hey, it’s almost Christmas — and this is a good way to track down one-of-a-kind items.

DEETS:
At the Embarcadero at Fair Park.
Dec. 5–7.
RalphWillard.com.

Monday 12.08Wednesday 12.10

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Oral Fixation closes 2014 with story of sexual fluidity

Dallas Voice contributor Jenny Block gained acclaim (and a Lambda Literary Award) for writing about her open marriage to a man … while having a full-time girlfriend. Block has turned her experience into a spoken word performance, which she’ll perform this week at the two final events of the Oral Fixation Show this year — Monday at the Wyly and Wednesday at the Texas Theater.

DEETS:
Wyly Theatre Sixth Floor Space
2400 Flora St.
Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. $25.

Texas Theater,
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dec. 10. 7 p.m. $15–$20.
OralFixationShow.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 5, 2014.

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