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Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend: Dec. 18-20

Go see a star war.
Christmas! Lights! Photo via Brandi Korte/Flickr.
Christmas! Lights! Photo via Brandi Korte/Flickr.

With only two weekends left in 2015, it’s time to live a little. There’s a heck of a star war at a theater near you. There are Christmas lights to gawk at all over town. There are these other things to do this weekend.

Friday (12/18)

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis’ holiday show is so delightful, it needs to be done twice. Catch performances from the first couple of Texas country at 6 and 9 pm at the Kessler.

Peter Pan 360 proved popular enough that it extended its run in its giant tent in the Arts District. But all good things must come to an end, and the high-flying production about the denizens of Neverland will move on after a few more shows this weekend.

Texas Ballet Theater will do its bag of laughs pop culture riff on The Nutcracker, The Nutty Nutcracker, before resuming regular programming of the more classic Nutcracker you know and love at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Nutcracker.

Saturday (12/19)

Did someone say Nutcracker? Broads and Panties Burlesque has its Nearly Naked Nutcracker show at Trees.

A new art space opens in the Design District, and the rest of this weekend’s art openings.

Have you seen the Pollock exhibition at the DMA yet? It’s phenomenal.

Sunday (12/20)

Take your pick of bombastic Christmas concerts: Mannheim Steamroller is at Verizon Theatre, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra is at the American Airlines Center.

If the Majestic Theatre starts regularly screening movies, that would be a fantastic development. If not, getting to see It’s A Wonderful Life in that venue should still be a treat. Show’s at 7 pm.

New movies: A little sci-fi movie you may be familiar with opened Thursday night. Todd’s (spoiler-free) review is on point. I saw it last night, and if you have any love for Star Wars and the capacity for joy, you will not be displeased. Elsewhere, the transgender community deserves more than Eddie Redmayne in stockings in The Danish Girl. Do not be deceived by the presence of funny people Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in Sisters, which is not a funny movie. Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel optimistically deal with the drag of getting old in Youth.

For more to do this weekend, go here.