Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Dec. 5

Turtle Creek Chorale.

Breaking. Raya just informed me that according to, “Mickey Mouse” is an acceptable synonym for “ridiculous.” Obviously, it’s time to start using it. Like, “I’ve had a very specific song stuck in my head for more than a week, but I can’t come up with the melody, the lyrics, the artist, or the title. This is getting really Mickey Mouse.”

And speaking of things that are, in fact, ridiculous but in an awesome way, try the blended voices of the 250 men of the Turtle Creek Chorale. They’re kicking off their multitude of holiday concerts with tonight’s evening of classic music and carols, Comfort and Joy, at the Meyerson Symphony Center. They’re a seasonal favorite around here for a season. I know of at least one other person in our office who can’t resist a TCC concert, with their trademark mix of humor, tradition, and serious talent. You can still get tickets online. Nearby, there’s Café des Artistes, for drinks and dinner.

Everyone’s seen Spring Awakening, right? Has heard of it? Likes to listen to this song after a bad day? Or maybe this song after you screw up in a big way? Let’s all take a moment and thank Duncan Sheik, who is here this evening performing, with help from a couple other folks, at The Kessler over in Oak Cliff. His most recent album is a bunch of ’80s covers. So we’ll probably get stuff like “Hold Me Now” and “What Is Love.” However, I don’t think it’s too much to ask for a cut off the Great Expectations soundtrack, or even “Barely Breathing,” if it comes to that. Courrier and Laura Warshauer are the opening acts. Nova’s my spot of choice for a bite (I like the grilled beet salad and the four meat and cheese pizza) and a drink, before or after. A word of warning if you order a Moscow mule (and why wouldn’t you?)–they sometimes tend to go too heavy on the lime.

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