Monday 12.26
Eat, drink and be Mary with ‘Meatball Seance’

We’ve written about actor/performance artist John Michael Colgin in the past — he played the title role in Gilligan’s Fire Island and has explored his own bad habits in several solo shows. But the death of his mom left him feeling a little lost — especially her meatball recipe, which he wants to recreate to impress a new boyfriend. You can help him channel his mom (and just get a post-Christmas laugh) at a workshop staging of his newest one-man show, Meatball Seance, at the Margo Jones Theatre. It’s a pay-what-you-can show, a “happening” and after, a Cowboys watching party.
DEETS: Margo Jones Theatre,
1121 First Ave. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 12.27 — Sunday 01.01


Lone Star Circus returns to DCT

For about a decade now, the week after Christmas has been a great time to feel like a kid again … or, if you have kids, share the magic of the circus with them. The Lone Star Circus’ annual holiday spectacular — this year called La Fete — returns, thanks to the Dallas Children’s Theater. From hand-balancing to quick-change acts to juggling, a dog act and the comedy of ringmaster B.J. Cleveland, it’s a whimsical and delightful family outing.
DEETS: Rosewood Center for Family Arts,
3928 Skillman St.