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WED ▪ 24

Through December, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel has given the locals a reason to visit with readings from children’s books like The Legend of the Poinsettia and An Otis Christmas, accompanied by hot chocolate and cookies next to the fireplace. Tonight the hotel holds its last reading, a special one for Christmas Eve, at 6pm at 1300 Houston St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-535-6664.

 

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THU ▪ 25

This year’s Christmas Party for the Poor is in a new location, having moved from Arlington’s St. Matthew’s Catholic Church to the Alamo Ballroom three blocks north. It will still include food, tree decorating, games, karaoke, entertainers, clowns, and clothing donations. The party takes place 9am-2pm at 1511 New York Av, Arlington. Admission is free. Call 817-454-4716.

 

FRI ▪ 26

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio takes a day off from music to host some post-Yuletide comedy with The Day After, But Still Kinda Is, Even Though It Technically Isn’t Christmas Show. Local favorite Aaron Aryanpur is the headlining act, and comedy band BatHog provides some tunes. The event is 8pm at 411 E Sycamore St, Denton. Admission is $5-8. Call 940-387-7781.

 

SAT ▪ 27

If you haven’t caught Texas Star Dinner Theater’s holiday show Dismay in a Manger, today’s your last chance to see this interactive murder mystery set in an Old West town that’s staging a very cracked Christmas pageant. You get all that with your choice of tilapia, grilled chicken, country-fried steak, or eggplant rollatini. The show is 4:30pm & 8pm at 816 S Main St, Grapevine. Admission is $59 plus tax. Call 817-310-5588.

 

SUN ▪ 28

Based on the bizarre 1996 murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz by billionaire John DuPont, Foxcatcher boasts an eye-catching performance by an unrecognizable Steve Carell, but it’s also a potent critique of the American way of conflating patriotism, physical fitness, and material success. The movie screens Fri thru today at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $7-9. Call 817-738-9215.

 

MON ▪ 29

TCU men’s basketball team was supposed to have a rough time adjusting to the move to the Big 12, but right now they’re first in the conference, undefeated as of this writing. Though they’ve had something of an easy schedule, their record includes a road win over a decently performing Ole Miss. Tonight they take on the team at the bottom of the Ohio Valley Conference standings, Tennessee State. Tip-off is at 7pm at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd, FW. Tickets are $5-10. Call 817-257-7967.

 

TUE ▪ 30

Born in France and educated in California, Jules de Balincourt is now so firmly entrenched in New York City that Paper magazine once called him “the mayor of Bushwick.” The artist’s paintings range from fanciful landscapes and abstracts to social commentary of a rather apocalyptic nature. You can see his work at the Modern’s current Focus exhibition thru Jan 25 at 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $4-10. Call 817-738-9215.

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