November and December Events

What to do and see in November and December.

“Julie King” is one of 60 Robb Kendrick photographs on display at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. photography by Robb Kendrick

November and December Events

Wine, Women and Shoes, Holiday Gift Market, ICE! Wonderland

Oct. 19-Feb. 4
Cowgirl Museum Exhibit

In the Revealing Character: Robb Kendrick’s Texas Tintypes exhibition, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame reveals the character of Texas in 60 handmade images by Texas-born photographer Robb Kendrick, best known for his work for National Geographic and Sports Illustrated. Bridging the old and new West, Kendrick’s images, created using the mid-19th century technique of wet plate photography on tin, or tintype, capture modern day ranch life. Adult tickets $8, children and seniors $7, and members are free. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 1720 Gendy St., Fort Worth. 817-336-4475.

Nov. 9-10
Wine, Women and Shoes
This might be the best excuse to start your weekend early. Toast fashion, shoes, and women at this two-day event, which includes Wine 101 and a Sip and Shop. Thursday, Napa Valley wine makers will host a wine tasting and silent auction from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Women’s Museum. Friday, local celebrities will strut their stuff from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., showing off the newest shoe collections from area boutiques, including Stanley Korshak. Kick off your shoes and find a new pair while supporting The Women’s Museum’s largest fundraiser. 3800 Parry Ave.
For more information and ticket prices, call 214-
915-0884, or visit

Nov. 10-12
Holiday Gift Market
Find the perfect holiday gifts to give—or receive. The Junior League of Plano’s ’Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market isn’t just ornaments and fruitcake. With more than 150 booths of holiday and non-holiday items, shop for jewelry, wine, lamps, candles, and clothes. Held at the Plano Centre, this year’s gift market also includes a Talbots fashion show. $7 for a day pass, $15 for a three-day pass, and $20 for a three-day pass and Friday morning preview. Tickets available online. Fri., 12-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. For more information, visit

Nov. 10-Dec. 3
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
The Radio City Rockettes bring “Christmas in New York” to Dallas as toy soldiers animate, teddy bears pirouette, and reindeer fly at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie. Performed for more than 70 years, the Christmas Spectacular high-kicks off the holiday season with a little glitter and a lot of spirit. Tickets are available through or call the Nokia Theatre at 214-
373-8000 for more information. Tickets range from $24 to $85. 1001 NextStage Dr., Grand Prairie.

Nov. 11
Audubon’s Work Remembered
In conjunction with the Audubon’s Passion exhibit, the Amon Carter Museum of Fort Worth will host Audubon scholar and museum director Dr. Ron Tyler to discuss John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Audubon reproduced more than 400 watercolors of nearly 450 species of birds in Birds of America, making him one of the foremost nature artists. Catering to bird lovers and admirers of fine art, this talk will touch on Audubon’s contributions to art and natural history. The lecture begins at 11 a.m. at the Amon Carter Museum and is free to the public. For more information, visit 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. 817-738-1933.

Nov. 16-Jan. 6
Gaylord Texan’s Ice Wonderland
Kept at a chilly 9 degrees, the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center’s ICE! exhibit may be the coldest place in Texas this fall. The icy fantasyland has 2 million pounds of ice to help keep all 14,000 square feet cool. See hand-carved holiday figures and visit the retail store, with home decor items such as scented candles and ornaments, and the new ice cafe. Parkas will be provided. For information or to purchase tickets, call 817-778-2000. 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine.

Nov. 17
Jazz on the South Side
Join saxophonist Shelley Carrol, drummer Allan Green, grand pianist Caleb McCampbell, and bassist Jonathan Fisher at this late-night jazz jam session. Jammin’ at the Center, a smoke- and alcohol-free event, which is also free, allows connoisseurs and novices to mingle and groove to what some have called America’s first original art form. Midnight-3 a.m. South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St., Loft 001.

Learn about herbal body products at the Herbal Cornucopia Workshop at Texas Discovery Gardens. photography by Getty

Nov. 18-Jan. 1
The Trains at NorthPark Center
The Trains at NorthPark Center became a holiday tradition 20 years ago, whisking visitors through replicas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Dallas skyline, and Times Square. More than 40 vintage trains chug and whiz through 2,500 feet of track, between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s. The Trains at NorthPark hit the rails for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, generating about one-third of the operating budget. $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors (65 and older), and children under 2 are free. Visit for more information.

Nov. 19
Herbal Cornucopia Workshop
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme? No, it’s not the spice aisle at your local grocery store. We’re talking about Texas Discovery Gardens, which is hosting a four-hour seminar on how to make gourmet foods and herbal body products. A guided tour of Texas Discovery Gardens’ herb garden follows the hands-on workshop. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. 1-5 p.m. Register by Nov. 7. 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more information, call 214-428-7476 or visit

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