Friday 12.09 —Sunday 12.11

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Turtle Creek Chorale invites you to A Not So Silent Night

The Turtle Creek Chorale’s annual holiday concert is always a mixture of the sacred and the profane, from a moving arrangement of “Silent Night” (a staple) to campy and creative seasonal favorites about Santa Claus and naughty reindeer. This year’s show — with the name A Not So Silent Night — promises to be both fun and profound as always. (There’s a special children’s matinee version on Saturday as well.)

DEETS: City Performance Hall,
2520 Flora St.
Friday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at :30 p.m.
TurtleCreekChorale.com.

Friday 12.09 — Saturday 12.10

Dallas Black Dance Theatre hosts Mingle & Jingle

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is throwing a holiday party with the name Black on Black: Mingle & Jingle. And they are doing it as only a dance company can — with light bites and cocktails, a live DJ at the after-party and in between? Performances from the talented cast of DBDT and DBDT: Encore! There’ll even be a photo booth and caricature artist to keep the memories alive … and it’s all 21-and-up only!

DEETS: DBDT Studios,
2700 Ann Williams Way.
$32.50. 6:30 p.m. reception; 7:30 p.m.
performance; 8:30 p.m. after-party.
DBDT.com. ATTPAC.org.

Friday 12.16 —Saturday 12.17

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Meet sexy cast of ‘The Nearly Naked Nutcracker’
— a burlesque (and boylesque!) extravaganza

The Nutcracker is one of the chestnuts (ahem) of the holiday season. But there’s more to it than Tchaikovsky’s famed ballet — there’s a hip-hop version, a ballet-within-a-play comedy version … even the Texas Ballet Theater itself does a special Nutty Nutcracker (Dec. 16). But the raciest is probably The Nearly Naked Nutcracker, a burlesque show returning to the Design District for two nights. A mix of striptease, dance and comedy, it featuring pole-dancing soldiers, scantily-clad mouse kings and even Herr Drosselmeyer as master of ceremonies among the LGBT-friendly cast.

DEETS: Viva’s Lounge.
1350 Manufacturing St. 8 p.m.
$22.
NearlyNakedNutcracker.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 09, 2016.