Jingle All The Way.
Now that trilogy of excess that is Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday is now behind us, it's once again safe to leave the house without fear of being trampled by greedy deal-seekers. Thank goodness for that.
There are still plenty of places to support capitalism tonight, though, ones that don't necessitate camping out for the night before or taking any time off of work, too. Here's a few places to start — just note that the owners ask that you please not bust their doors.
There's plenty of fun times to be had by all. — Cory Graves
KISS-FM Jingle Ball at American Airlines Center
If there's one good thing about Clear Channel's monopoly of the radio industry — and we're talking a most extreme case of looking for a silver lining here — it's the company's ability to pull such star power for little holiday concerts like this one. The lineup for this show reads like a who's who of the pop world's most massive names and top sellers, several of which could headline this arena on any given night of the year. To wit: One Direction, Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Zedd, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth and DNCE will all appear at this one. — CG
Book of Mormon at Bass Performance Hall
The Book Of Mormon, a musical trip into the heart of America's unique homegrown religion from the creators of South Park, has won countless awards, sold-out everywhere its gone, and is absolutely hysterical. Tonight marks the start of an eight-night run in Fort Worth. If you waited until now to buy tickets, though, you've probably missed your opportunity to purchase any at face value. Hey, you can always pay the steep markup added by ticket brokers like Stubhub. There are certainly worse things in the world to spend your money on. The collection plate, perhaps? — Stephen Young
Copeland, Eisley at Trees
Here, a trio of bands that have grappled with the “they're a Christian band” vs “we're just a band made up of only Christians making music we believe in without an agenda per se” thing will share the Trees stage at this all-ages show. Those would be Florida alt-rockers Copeland, homegrown surreal indie-poppers Eisley and Canadian prog-lite outfit We Are the City. — CG
#BYOV at Crown and Harp (Free)
Bring your own vinyl and, provided it meets the night's “Detroit” theme, it'll likely get a spin. Anything goes. Or come emptyhanded and maybe find something there to play, as there'll be a vinyl pop-up shop in the building. — CG
Tequila Tasting (& Tacos) at Mulberry Street Cantina
Don Julio senior brand abassador Jorge Raptis leads a tequila tasting/taco pairing featuring his company's spirits and new Denton food truck El Rudo. Tickets are $25 a pop. — CG
Ken Burns at McFarlin Auditorium (Sold Out)
This SMU lecture series sure tends to sell out months in advance. Tickets to February's Rob Lowe visit and May's lecture with James Carville and Karl Rove are each long gone. So it shouldn't be too surprising that tonight's talk from famed documentarian Ken Burns (Baseball, Jazz, Prohibition) is way sold out, too. It probably has been for a long time, really. — CG
Katie Cortese & Kathleen Winter at The Wild Detectives (Free)
Katie Cortese will read selections from her new female-centric “short-short story” collection Girl Power. Kathleen Winter will do the same for her own new collection of poems, Nostalgia for the Criminal Past. And then the two will take part in a panel discussion. — CG
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