Bright Spots

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Austin

Traditional
The Santaland Diaries
Take time out of the holiday season to listen to David Sedaris’ hilarious account of a stint working as a Christmas elf at Macy’s department store. Sedaris’ observations aren’t always made of candy canes and sugar cookies but will leave you laughing and wanting more.
ZACH Theatre
November 23–December 23
zachtheatre.org

Unique
April Fools
An encore performance of Tapestry Dance Company’s vaudevillian-circus-inspired show, April Fools, features live music and award- winning choreography by artistic director Acia Gray. One wears a cocktail tux, the other a red evening gown, but both don mustaches.
The Long Center
November 30–December 2
tapestry.org

Boutique
The Rooftop Architecture Film Series
Sit back, relax and enjoy a drink on the rooftop of AMOA-Arthouse at the Jones Center while watching the documentary, Reimagining Lincoln Center & the High Line.
Rooftop of the Jones Center
November 14
amoa-arthouse.org

Dallas

Traditional
The Taming of the Shrew
Over the next five years aT&T Performing arts Center and Shakespeare Dallas will collaborate to bring you The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. regional and local actors will bring to life The Taming of the Shrew, the comedic classic of marital mismatch.
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Nov 25–26
attpac.org

Unique
K8 Hardy September Issues New york-based artist K8 hardy uses a variety of genres and media to comment on today’s portrayal of women in pop culture while touching on such issues as identity, feminism and gender power.
Dallas Contemporary
Now till December 30
dallascontemporary.org

Boutique
Rennie Harris Puremovement
Known for bringing social dance to the stage, Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) has the unique ability to express universal themes reaching beyond racial, religious and economic boundaries.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
December 7–9
dbdt.com

Houston

Traditional
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan
Two-time Tony-nominated musical Peter Pan brings the magic and wonder of the classic children’s tale to life. Cathy Rigby has captivated audiences since 1990 as the boy who never wants to grow up. Peter Pan is soaring with acrobatics, special effects and pixie dust that will delight your inner child.
The Hobby Center
December11–23
thehobbycenter.org

Unique
NeoPopStreetFunk 4
Fresh ideas, thought-provoking art, music and a lively crowd are what you’ll find at this free juried show that showcases local and national artists. in its fourth year, the show hosts a myriad of visual stimulation, from work by Hatziel, a surrealist graffiti artist, to paintings filled with dark humor by local artist Adrian Landon Brooks.
Gallery M Squared
November 16
gallerymsquared.com

Boutique
ArCH Montrose Walking Tour
Get to know your own backyard with a two-hour guided tour of the eclectic Montrose neighborhood. Architecture Center of Houston tour guides will provide an insight to the best architecture in Houston and a social history of this cultural hub, highlighting La Colombe d’Or, a couple of chapels and the Menil Collection.
Meet Outside Menil Bookstore
November 17
aiahouston.org

Flick Pick:
Jack and Diane
Relive all the excitement and ferocity of your first love with this teen drama starring the mesmerizing Juno Temple and Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley. Charming Diane melts the hard exterior of Jack, and the two girls instantly fall in love one summer in New York City. When Jack finds out that Diane must leave the country at the end of summer, she pushes her away. Diane now must struggle with saving their romance and the dark visions that haunt her. Director Bradley Rust Gray gives the timeless love story a twist of horror elements and ominous tones. Premieres November 2 in limited release.

 

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