IMG_5613Friday 12.28

Chihuly Nights winds up at Arboretum
The sculptures have been around for much of 2012, and the exhibition was even extended, but he Dale Chihuly glass “flowers” at the Dallas Arboretum have to go eventually … and that’s this weekend. That still gives you a few days to see these exotic creations, and if you come after dark for the extended-hours Chihuly Nights, you can even up the wow-factor.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden
8525 Garland Road.
Through Dec. 31.



Brickman counts down to 2013 musically
If you ever wanted to spend New Year’s Eve with a sexy man who serenaded you with music, this is your chance. Pianist (and sometime vocalist) Jim Brickman weaves together contemporary and classic holiday music in his popular concert tour, from standards like “Sending You a Little Christmas” to his latest single, “Merry Christmas Beautiful.”

Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
7 p.m.
Tickets from $35.


LBXmasMonday 12.31 / Tuesday 01.01

Lady Bunny rings in the New Year at BJ’s
A lady knows how to behave on New Year’s Eve. And then there’s Lady Bunny. The drag diva (and Drag Race guest judge) brings her DJing skills to BJ’s NXS! this week, starting on New Year’s Eve and spinning past midnight, then returning on New Year’s Day to host the usual Trashy Tuesday bash.

3125 N. Fitzhugh Ave.
Dec. 31, doors open at 4 p.m. ($5 cover starting at 9 p.m.)
Jan. 1, doors open at 6 p.m. (no cover)

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 28, 2012.