In one ear ….

We all know someone who keeps misplacing his earbuds, which means you have to listen to his terrible music over a tinny speaker. Well, the Airbuds are a fun replacement, complete with several soft, form-fitting foam tips and high-quality sound. $40
Available online at Air-Buds.com.






We got the power

With technology now omnipresent, everyone always looks for two things: 1. More storage space and 2. a way to charge a device on the move. The Mazzo Mobile PowerDrive P1 (and PowerDrive Slim) actually allow for both with an all-in-one charger and backup drive, specifically tailored to work with Apple products. The P1 gives 40 hours of power plus up to 128 gigs of space in a pack the size of your iPhone. From $99.

Available online at Amazon.com.



Have an Uptown holiday

Uptown Players’ annual fundraiser arrives early this year, with Christmas Our Way. But more than just attending the best revue in North Texas, it’s a perfect pre-holiday opportunity to snag a season subscription that includes B.J. Cleveland in The Nance, the spoof Gilligan’s Fire Island, Catch Me If You Can, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Harbor. (Season passes start at $110.)

Christmas Our Way at the Kalita Humphreys Theater,
3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Dec. 11-14.  UptownPlayers.org.





It’s indescribably beautiful

The holiday classic A Christmas Story is a TV favorite, but now you can see it live onstage in a new musical adaptation perfect for the holidays. This production launched the Dallas Summer Musicals’ new season of entertainment, and it’s a good time to see it and give a friend – or yourself – a season subscription (or even a mini-pack of any three shows for as little as $55.) It’s a gift that gives throughout the year. $25–$93.

Fair Park Music Hall, 901 First Ave. Dec. 2–14. DallasSummerMusicals.org.

NOTE! You can also enter to win an authentic reproduction of the famous leg lamp from the film, as well as tickets to the opening night! To enter, simply LIKE Dallas Voice on Facebook, and share the picture of the lamp on Facebook … and don’t shoot your eye out! (Winner announced Dec. 1.)




Rudy, Rudy, Rudy

Last year’s hit stage production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer returns to the Majestic Theatre, and whether you’re taking the whole family or just reliving the warm-‘n’-fuzzies of your own childhood, you won’t wanna miss it.

Majestic Theater, 1925 Elm St. Dec. 16–21. 214-871-5000. ATTPAC.org.





How to Love Christmas

Darlene Love has been a song goddess since the 1960s (maybe you saw her in the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom) and her way to rock a carol puts Bing Crosby to shame. You can see the Love-ly performer share some holiday cheer by snagging a pair of seats to A Darlene Love Christmas at the Eisemann. Best part: It’s a gift you can give to someone else and yourself at the same time. $38–$56.

Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson. Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. EisemannCenter.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 21, 2014