Friday 12.18—Sunday 12.27


Go nuts with Texas Ballet Theater

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is perhaps the most beloved of all ballets, and a holiday staple for more than a century. As always, the Texas Ballet Theater presents a Ben Stevenson staging of the gorgeous show, that for many exemplifies the season. But it’s not all serious art going on at Bass Hall — on Dec. 18, a one-night-only performance replaces the traditional choreography as TBT puts on The Nutty Nutcracker, a zany take on the original. (In addition, there’s still time to see MBS Productions’ own annual spoof, Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker! at the Stone Cottage Theatre in Addison.)

Nutty Nutcracker
Dec. 18
Traditional Nutcracker
Through Dec. 27
Bass Performance Hall
525 Commerce St.
Fort Worth

Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker
Stone Cottage Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Through Dec. 27

Tuesday 12.22


See Ralphie shoot his eye out on the silver screen

When A Christmas Story came out in theaters in 1983, it was a modest success at best. But over the decades — and owing to TBS’ marathon running each Dec. 25 — it has become one of the classic movies of the season. But you don’t have to wait until Christmas Day, or even watch it on a TV. You can see it projected onto the big screen at the Magnolia on Tuesday at the weekly Big Movie, sponsored by Dallas Voice.

Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre
3699 McKinney Ave. in the West Village
7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 18, 2015.