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!

Dallas Theater Center
2400 Flora St.
Through Dec. 28.

Friday 12.05—Sunday 12.07


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.

At the Embarcadero at Fair Park.
Dec. 5–7.

Monday 12.08Wednesday 12.10


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.

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.

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