DEC CALENDAR

1 Start the holiday season in style. Take family and friends with you to see this year’s outdoor extravaganza, The Adolphus/Children’s Christmas Parade. Join Miss America, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and 150,000 Dallasites who’ll witness the downtown event that helps the Children’s Medical Center. 634-3912.



2 Last day to catch a New York cast in Driving Miss Daisy, running at The Plaza Theatre in Snider Plaza. 363-7000.



5 Dallas Children’s Theatre opens its whimsically titled show, Santa Claus is Alive and Well, and Mom’s Got Him in the Kitchen. Ages 6 and up should enjoy this holiday comedy, playing through Dec. 23 at El Centre Theater. 978-0110.



8 The aptly named Love of a Pig, about a young woman searching for love In the Nineties while her friends keep score, ends its run. Try to see this, the popular show’s first production outside of Los Angeles. The Pegasus Theatre. 821 6005.



So it’s 17 days away; you’ll still enjoy The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet’s full-length rendition of Clement Moore’s classic poem, “The Night Before Christmas.” Also Dec. 9. 787-2000.

13 Jacques Offenbach’s three legendary accounts of love and loss, The Tales of Hoffmann, are staged by The Dallas Opera. Also Dec. 16, 18, and 21. 443-1000.



15 Can’t get enough O’Keeffe? The Gerald Peters Gallery shows 22 of her paintings and works on paper that represent more than 40 years of work through Jan. 12. 969-9410.



19 See the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Gonna Have a Good Time at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Through Dec. 22. 871-2376.



20 If you’re tiring of Christmas ditties about now, a soothing evening can be found in “Christmas With the Dallas Chamber Orchestra.” Also Dec. 22 and 23, at four Dallas locations. 520-3121.



23 Last day to see Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol, adapted by Adrian Hall, at the Dallas Theater Center. 526-8857.



31 Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s caustic look at the story of Genesis in The Creation of the World and Other Business. Through Jan. 26. 821-1860.

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