Cotton Bowl on Parade
Remember laughing snidery at the band nerds as they practiced their formations on the footbalI field each morning in
high school? Remember wondering why anyone would willingly don one of those polyester uniforms and march around to
the music of John Phillips Sousa? Well, we’ll tell you why: events like the Cotton Bowl on Parade Music Festival and
Parade, where marching bands from across the country will have the chance to strut their stuff and take home the
grand prize. The week begins with a concert and jazz band competition and ends with a parade through downtown
Dallas. Still laughing? When’s the last time 40,000 spectators showed up to see you perform? The festival
runs Dec 29-30 and the parade begins at 3 p.m., Dec 31. Dallas Arts District. 214-747-7180.
Holiday at the Arboretum. The gardens are lavishly decorated with the warmth of the yuletide season. Dallas’
top interior decorators use deep crimsons and brocades to put their signature touches on the DeGoyler estate with a
’40s flair. Bring the family and out-of-towners to enjoy a tram ride through the gardens turned out in lull holiday
splendor. Dec 1-31. Dallas Arboretum, Garland Rd. 214-327-4901.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Illumination Celebration. 10(1,000 twinkling lights. 3.000 brightly colored ornaments, and the tallest
indoor Christinas tree in the United Slates (85 ft.) topped by a 10-foot golden star! And that’s not the half of
it! The “illumination Celebration” begins when the thousands of sprays of brilliant while light dance to life
accompanied by all of your favorite holiday tunes. Nationally recognized ice skaters and enough pyrotechnies to make
you think you’re at a Garth Brooks concert. Santa’s got a brand new bag-Missile Toes, the skating Santa, has
skates that shoot off fireworks! Fri, Nov 26-Sun, Jan 2, The Galleria Mall. 972-702-7100.
Jesuit Christmas Bazaar. Handcrafted items with proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Dec 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Jesuit College Prep School, 12345 Inwood Rd. 972-387-8700.
Willard Antique Show: High-end antiques dealers from all over the United States compile their finds under one
roof for an extravaganza of rare finds from ecleclic knick knacks to one-of-a-kind items worthy of the Antique
Road Show. Dec 3-4. I0a.in.-6 p.m; Dec 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fair Park. Food and Fiber Pavilion.
All About My Mother. Pedro Almodovar’s wrenching tale of a woman’s search for the lost father of her dead
son. Premieres Dec 22. The Inwood Theater. 5458 W. Lovers Ln. 214-352-6040.
The Magic of Flight Narrated by Tom Selleck. this tale chronicles the history of flight with amazing footage
of the Navy’s Blue Angels’ aerial acrobatics, Amazon, Mysteries of Egypt, and To the Limit are also
showing. Shows run through Dec 31. The Science Place, Fair Park. 214-428-5555.
TCU Film Series: TCU presents Meet Me in St. Louis, A must-see holiday musical with Judy Garland and
Margaret O’Brian and directed by Vincent Minelli. which includes the classic songs “The Trolley Song.” “The Boy Next
Door,” and ’’Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”Admission is free. Dec 2, 7 p.m. Moudy Building. TCU, Rm. 164.
Fori Worth. 817-257-7643.
The Nutcracker, The Lewisville Orchestra takes on Tchaikovsky’s classic score as The Tuzer Ballet turns the
stage into a winter wonderland. A night spent with young Clara and her wooden champion, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her
nation of confectionary subjects remains a holiday tradition. Dec 3-5. McFarlin Auditorium. SMU. 800-654-9545.
Pieces. An evening of PIECES, featuring The Nutcracker Act II. Dec 10. 8 p.m.: Dec 11. 1:30
p.m. Marsh Middle School. 3838 Crown Shore. 972-661-9832.
David Crimson. The new works of the artist feature oils on metal. Dec 3-Jan 31. CraigheadGreen Gallery, 2404
Cedar Springs. 214-855-0779.
A Fresh Look at Texas Art. The Mac’s Irregular, Now and Then, Art-World Honch Juried
Exhibition. The Mac celebrates ils 5th anniversary with the exhibition jurored by Terrie Sultan. Curator
of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Museum. With 1,295 entries from 376 different artists, the show features
beautiful and ornate sculpture, paintings, installations, and mixed media objects produced by Texas artists. Four
cash awards will be announced. Nov 6-Dec 12. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Wed-Sat; 1-5 p.m.. Sun. The Mac. 3210 McKinney.
Harold Kraus Show. The influence of the early Impressionists is apparent in the works of this contemporary
artist, but his style is all his own. A keen sense of color and composition make Kraus’ work a must-see. Dec 4-5,
1-5 p.m. Southwest Gallery, 4500 Sigma at Welch. 972-960-8935.
Lu Ann Barrow: Recent Work. Her work focuses primarily on Texas life, religious stories told in modem
terms, and tales from her frequent travels to the Middle East and Europe. Her artistry is a broad tapestry of the
many different experiences and influences throughout her life. Through Dec 18. Valley House Gallery. 972-239-2441,
Pastel Society of Southwest. 18th annual membership exhibition. Dec 1-2. Jaycee Park Center. 2000 Airport
Sixth Senior Art Show: Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet Past graduates of BookerT.’s arts program include
Chris Arnold, whose larger-than-life murals greet visitors to Dallas’ West End. Come see the future of Dallas’ art
scene during the annual senior class exhibit. Dec 1-3. Booker T. Washington High School. 2501 Flora. 214-925-1200.
Venice/Venice. Works on paper by Lynn Manos Huber. Dec 1-26. Irving Arts Center. 333 N. MacArthur.
Best Christmas Pageant Ever. You ain’t seen nothing until you’ve seen the Herdmans in action-a family of the
meanest, dirtiest, and most hilarious kids in town. The fun really starts when they decide to invade the local
church’s Christmas pageant, giving new meaning to the phrase, “Unto you a star is born.” Dec 2-19. Theatre
Arlington, 305 West Main. 817-261-9628.
Holidays are Coming: the Geese Are Getting Fat Spend a winter morning helping to prepare the farm for the
holidays. The kids will enjoy the carols and stories, but the chance to make their very own candy will make this
Saturday at the farm a favorite holiday memory. Dec 10, 10 a.m. Come back that evening to participate in the Lantern
Light Tour complete with buggy rides and all the trappings of a traditional Victorian Christmas. Dec 10-11, 6-8 p.m.
Heritage Farmstead, 1900 West 15th St, Piano. 972-881-0140.
Scrooge and the Christmas Ghosts. The classic tale of A Christmas Carol told from a child’s
perspective. Dec 3-5, 10-12. 17-19. 7:30 p.m., Fri ; 2 p.m., Sat-Sun. Casa Mariana, Fort Worth. 817-332-2272.
The Trains at NorthPark. An enchanting miniature train exhibit-featuring 35 vintage Lionel-type O-Gauge
locomotives chugging through ail-American landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Dallas skyline. Proceeds
benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Dec 1-Jan2,10 a.m. to 9 a.m. NorthPark Center, 1-75 and Northwest Hwy.
Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. The Fort Worth Symphony presents Beethoven’s beautiful and beloved chorale piece from
the Ninth Symphony, Dec 31. Bass Hall. Fort Worth. 817-665-6500.
Die Fledermaus. Straight from the Royal Opera in London and under the direction of Charles Nelson Reilly,
John Strauss’ masterpiece arrives at the Dallas Opera. Music Hall at Fair Park. Dec 10,15.18.7p.m.; Dec 12.2 p.m.
Irving Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert. Featuring the vocal offerings of The Letter-men singing
tunes from their nine gold albums. Dec 11,8 p.m. Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. Mac-Arthur. 972-831-8818.
Let the Landmark Theatre take you back to a warmer, more genteel time-a time when movies were 15 cents and popcorn
was a quarter. Add in the art deco beauty of the Landmark (with all the modern conveniences) and you have a
can’t-miss recipe for family fun. White Christmas is the holiday feature. If Bing can’t fill you with holiday
cheer, then you must be the Grinch. And if you can’t be with your family on Christmas Day, come join the Landmark
for a special Christmas dinner buffet and movie showing. Show the real spirit of Christmas with donations.
Volunteers appreciated. 214-821-9084.
Kenny G. He credits jazz and blues legends for his multi-platinum success. A constant on Billboard’s Top 10
charts for more than 15 years, Kenny recently has released a duet with the Great Satchmo himself. Dec 4, 8 p.m.
Bronco Bowl, 2600 Fort Worth Ave. 214-943-1777.
Lorrie Morgan. Scoot your boots over to Country 2000 to hear one of county’s premiere songbirds. Her latest
CD, entitled My Heart, ranges from ballads to classic country tunes. Dec 10, 10:30 p.m. Country 2000, 10707
Finnell St. 214-373-8000.
? THE WOMEN.
A comedy by Clare Booth Luce that revolves around what Southern women refer to as their “mystery.” With a ’30s
backdrop, the spectrum of sisterhood is explored from glamorous to bitchy to manipulative to self-sacrificing, If
you don’t see some aspects of yourself, you’re not looking hard enough. Dec 9-Jan 16. Tue-Thu, 7:30; Fri 8 p.m.;
Sat-Sun 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Theatre Three, the Quadrangle. 214-871-3300.
A New Day. Turtle Creek Chorale, The Chorale refused to release any information to D Magazine;
therefore, we cannot provide you with any details other than this: They’ll be singing beautifully. Dec
Richardson Community Band in Concert. A walk down memory lane sponsored by the City of Richardson will
include all of your Christmas favorites with some new tunes sure to warm your heart. It’s bound bring out the kid in
every senior’s heart. Dec 8, 7:30 p.m. Richardson Senior Citizens Center, 820 W. Arapaho. 972-231-4798.
COWBOYS V. EAGLES.
Dec 12. Texas Stadium. 214-373-8000. The rematch we’ve all been waiting for with…The City of Brotherly Love?
Whatever, Philly has the worst sports fans in the country. And as much as they deserve to be trumped in rudeness.
Dallasites have too much class to retaliate. Maybe we’d be a little rowdy, too, if it had been 20 years since our
last championship season. Come watch the ’Boys teach the Eagles something new-how to win with grace. Also The
J-e-t-s… Jets! Jets! Jets! Dec 19. Texas Stadium. 214-373-8000.
Jerry Jeff Walker. Gypsy Songman: A Life In Song, his latest CD produced in conjunction with
his book, is also on his independent Tried and True label. The new CD features new versions of his hits like “Mr.
Bojangles” and “Stoney.” In between book sign-ings and becoming a music mogul, J. J. still finds time to sing a few
tunes. Dec. 31, 10:30 p.m. Billy Bob’s. 817-589-1711.
ZZ Top with Lynard Skynard. Talk about Southern Rock! These two bands have their brand of music- rock’n’roll
infused with good ’ol Southern rhythm and blues. Dec. 17. Reunion Arena. 214-373-8000.
Stars v. Rangers. The Stars have their first clash with the Rangers without “The Great One.” Come out and
watch your 1999 Stanley Cup winners. Dec 29, 8 p.m. Reunion Arena. 214-373-8000.
Mavericks v. Spurs. The General and his lieutenants invade Dallas as the Mavs take on the San Antonio Spurs.
No true lover of the game would pass up the chance to see one of the league’s most exciting duos, David Robinson and
Tim Duncan, take to the court. Oh yeah, and the Mavs are playing, too. Dec 14. Reunion Arena. 214-373-8000.
White Rock Marathon.
26 miles of grueling, shin splinting torture that separates the runners from the joggers. Stan and finish are at
City Hall. Dec 5.8 a.m. 214-467-3369.
Big Apple Circus Stage Show. Live theater combined with classic circus artistry, Lovers, villains, clowns,
aeri-alists, acrobats, and actors collide on the stage in a hilarious tug-of-war. Dec 21-26, 8 p.m. with 2 p.m.
matinees. Sat-Sun. Casa Mariana Theater, Ft. Worth, 817-332-2272.
King Island Christmas.
Anew musical with a libretto by Deborah Baley Brevoort and music by David Friedman. Based on a true story about this
island off the Alaskan coast and how its 35 families venture over the mountain to reach the ship of supplies and
Father Carroll on Christmas Eve and their joyous return and celebration. Dec 8-Dec 18, 8 p.m. Irving Arts Center,
3333 N. MacArthur. 972-252-2787.
Miracle on 34th St. The story of a man who believes he’s Santa, a town trying to prove he’s not, and how he
shows them all the true spirit of the holiday season. El Centro College Theater. 801 Main. 214-978-0110.