Wed 25 – The Lone Star Brahmas are off to a hot start this season behind hot goaltending from the tandem of Corbin Kaczperski and Conor O’Brien, but today they’ll have a pre-Thanksgiving tilt against the South Division-leading Wichita Falls Wildcats. The puck drops at 7pm at NYTEX Sports Centre, 8851 Ice House Dr, North Richland Hills. Tickets are $8-22. Call 817-336-4423.
Thur 26 – We usually pimp the Cowboys game for Thanksgiving, but given how this season is going, we’re going with the YMCA Turkey Trot. The 34th annual 10K, 5K, and 1K run benefits YMCA’s youth programs, and it’s a perfect prelude to your holiday lunch. (Have your Thanksgiving dinner at dinner time!) The run starts at 8am at Frost Bank, 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Registration is $25. Call 817-254-4544.
Fri 27 – TCU football fans have had today’s date against Baylor circled on the schedule from the year’s beginning. Now the big game isn’t quite as big as expected, but it’s still a major test for the Horned Frogs as they tangle with a Big 12 heavyweight. Kickoff is at 6:30pm at Amon Carter Stadium, 2901 Stadium Dr, FW. Call 817-257-7967.
Sat 28 – A Christmas musical from Jubilee Theatre is as Fort Worth a holiday tradition as the tree in Sundance Square. This year’s revue is Do You Hear What I Hear!, about a man down on his luck who’s lifted up by the music of Jubilee’s singers and dancers. They do have that power. The show runs Fri thru Dec 27 at 506 Main St, FW. Tickets are $20-32. Call 817-338-4411.
Sun 29 – Tom Mula is hardly the first to reimagine Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Jacob Marley’s point of view, but his Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol has won acclaim for its inventive stagecraft and having actors play multiple roles to keep this old tale fresh. Stage West’s production runs Fri thru Dec 20 at 821 W Vickery St, FW. Tickets are $17-34. Call 817-784-9378.
Mon 30- Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale plays like Othello, only much weirder. The verse frequently disregards the rules of iambic pentameter, magical realism swirls through the story, the whole thing takes place on the seacoast of Bohemia (which is hundreds of miles from the sea), and a major character is eaten by a bear. Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in the production that screens at 7:30pm at various movie theaters; check Calendar for showtimes. Tickets are $15. Call 818-761-6100.
Tues 1 – The PUBlic Knowledge series rings in December with The Evolution of Santa Claus, a lecture by professional Santa Claus Matt Thurston about this figure derived from a Greek saint, Norse mythology, and Dutch folklore. The jolly old man has kept company with some downright scary characters in his time, so no kids are allowed. The lecture is at 7pm at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, 1311 Lipscomb St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-255-9300.