Saturday 12.26 — Sunday 01.03


Lone Star Circus revisits gypsy roots with Zingari

It’s not secret that the original European circuses of traveling entertainers were typically populated by the Roma people — often called gypsies. Zingari — the name of this season’s incarnation of the Lone Star Circus — is Italian for “gypsies,” which returns to the Rosewood Center for Family Arts for a two-weekend run, as always, right during the Christmas/New Year’s window. The show features jugglers, acrobats, clowns and even trained house cats. You heard right. So enjoy this family-friendly (and often quite exhilarating) collection of contortionists, Hula Hoops and more.

Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5928 Skillman St.

Saturday 12.26 — Sunday 01.31


Gay-themed comedy-drama ‘Clarkston’ continues at Wyly

A lot of plays and musicals wind up this weekend — many, of course, with holiday themes — but not so Clarkston, the world-premiere running for another full month in the 99-seat studio space at the Wyly Theatre. Genius grant honoree Samuel D. Hunter explores the complex relationship between a presumptuous, openly-gay kid of privilege and the closeted, troubled young man he meets while working at Costco. (Look for our full review of the show online.)

Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 25, 2015.