Friday 12.29 — Sunday 12.31

Last chance to spend 2017 in the presence of a king

The national tour of The King & I settled into Dallas for the holidays, and it’s a lovely musical from the peerless Rodgers & Hammerstein, featuring gorgeous songs (“Shall We Dance,” “Getting to Know You,” “Hello, Young Lovers”), gorgeous sets and a pretty gorgeous cast as well. (You can read our review at Your last chance to catch it extends all the way to New Year’s Eve (for a 1:30 p.m. matinee, so there’s still time for a midnight toast).

DEETS: Winspear Opera House,
2403 Flora St.  

Monday 01.01


Enjoy a ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ with Lightwire

Lightwire Theater is renowned for its unique artistry and storytelling, which employs “electroluminescence” as its signature medium. (The group even appeared on America’s Got Talent.)  The spectacle of A Very Electric Christmas arrives at the Winspear for two shows on New Year’s Day.

DEETS: Winspear Opera House,
2403 Flora St. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Friday 01.05 — Saturday 01.06


Mr. Dallas Eagle leatherman contest returns

Last year’s Mr. Dallas Eagle became the first-ever trans man to hold that title (and went on to become Mr. Texas Leather, which holds its contest this year on Jan. 25). He’ll be passing the sash to a new honoree, in this annual celebration of the leather community. There’s a meet-and-greet on Friday and some behind-the-scenes activities, but Saturday will be the pageant night, including crowning the new Mr. Dallas Eagle. Come cheer on your favorite.

DEETS: The Dallas Eagle,
5740 Maple Ave.