I’ll probably definitely be ringing in the New Year from my couch, watching When Harry Met Sally for the nine-hundred-thousandth time, but if you actually like to go out, we’ve got a couple alternatives to your standard party.
At 10 a.m. today, Methodist Dallas Medical Center is hosting a special “Looking Back and Looking Forward” event in the Hitt Auditorium.
The Hampton-Illinois Library is having a family movie matinee at 1 p.m.
At 8 p.m., Texas Theatre will transform into a time machine and travel back into the past before heading towards the future during their New Year’s Eve Spectatcular, “The Shape of Things to Come.” The event will feature Tearist, and Yesterday’s Gold djs.
No matter what you decide to do, be safe and we will see you in 2013!
Restaurateur Monica Greene announced today that BEE (Best Enchilada Ever) — her two-year-old venture at Davis and Zang — is closing for good. The disbelief and disappointment is overflowing on Facebook. Thoughts?
… But it’s apparently not too late for a white Christmas. Here’s a few scenes from the neighborhood, in case you’re too warm and cozy at home.
The Light Up the Heights event is keeping Winnetka Heights beautifully lit up during the holiday season. The neighborhood is becoming a destination for hundreds of holiday light seekers. Last Saturday, December 15, judges “got down” to some serious work in selecting the winners! They also gave out The Best Block award, in which the winners get a block party paid for by the WHNA.
Click here for a slideshow of the winners!
As our editor Dan Koller started perusing all the editions we have published this year, we thought some of these events and photos were notable to note and remember. Let’s review.
Our office is closed next week for the holiday, so blogging may be light. Before I go indulge in too much sleeping and holiday baking, here’s what’s happening in your ‘hood this weekend.
Catch another showing of A Christmas Story at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the Texas Theatre, followed by Django at 8:30 p.m. If you like to laugh, stick around till 11 p.m., when Dallas-based comedian Chris Werth takes the stage for a special comedy show.
It’s hard to believe that contemporary polka band Brave Combo has been around for more than 30 years. They will be performing at the Kessler Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Jitterbug Vipers call themselves the ”only trippy-swingadelic 1930′s rock band on Planet Earth, which sounds like a pretty fun time if you ask me. They open the show, so don’t be late.
Kessler School administrators informed us this morning that they will be expanding to serve sixth-graders for the 2013-14 school year.
“We are very pleased to make this announcement at this time just prior to the holiday break so that parents considering placement of their children for the 2013 calendar year have plenty of time to give us an opportunity to show them our product offering,” headmistress Alison Beazley said in a news release.
Beazley cited increased enrollment combined with a growing and thriving pre-K-through-third-grade program as reasons for the addition. More than 12 percent of new students have enrolled from beyond the traditional North Oak Cliff neighborhood, and Beazley said that was an encouraging sign the school is building momentum.
Christmas Eve will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Dallas Merry TUBACHRISTMAS concert at Thanks-Giving square. While the ensemble players and holiday carols will certainly spread Christmas cheer, the event will undoubtedly ring different without Oak Cliff resident Alex Burton on the microphone — the Dallas-media icon and longtime master of ceremonies passed away in September. To honor him, this year’s performance will be dedicated to Burton’s memory. The Dec. 24 concert, which is open to the public, will begin at noon in the Thanks-Giving Square courtyard.
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