Help An Angel Get Its Wings.
It may be a quieter night than usual in Dallas, but there's no reason you've got to be completely bored should you decide to stay in tonight.
For instance, you could always stay in and practice making new holiday-themed cocktails for your next Christmas party. Or, y'know, you could always just practice your moves in the bedroom. I mean, we know there was a good chance you were probably going to do that anyway.
Barring that, there's plenty else to do around town tonight, provided you know where to look.
DEBC's Four Swords Launch Party at Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House
Tonight, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. takes over the taps at Goodfriend to celebrate the launch of its new Four Swords Belgian Quad, which DEBC head brewer Jeremy Hunt describes as “inspired by the strong, dark ales from the Trappist Monastic brewers of Belgium.” As part of the tap takeover, they'll also have some Cherry Chocolate Double Brown Stout, Darkest Hour, and Dream Crusher on draught, too. Austin's Shane Smith and local craft beer band Shotgun Friday will each perform as well. — Cory Graves
It's a Wonderful Life at Magnolia Theatre
Does the impending arrival of Christmas make you suicidal? Don't worry, you're not alone; folks have been struggling with the true meaning of Christmas since the Depression era, when retailers like Montgomery Ward were busy inventing marketing gimmicks like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. We could all stand to take a step back and reevaluate our lives from time to time, though — just as George Bailey does in this classic Christmas flick. Catch it on the big screen tonight — especially if a lack of funds this time of year has you questioning whether or not you are, in fact, the richest person on earth. — CG
Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center
On the back end of a home-and-home series with Colorado, the Stars look to improve upon their 3-6-3 record against Central Division opponents. At the same time, they look to improve their losing record against the Avalanche this year. After tonight, the Stars will only have one head-to-head opportunity to help catch up to Colorado, which is currently eight points ahead of Dallas for third in the division. — CG
The Showdown with Blake Ward at Sundown
The theme may vary from week-to-week, but the consistency of Ward's batch of indie-dance tunes and weekly turnout remains ever steady. This week, Ward's guests will be electronic wizards TX Connect and Cygnus. As always, there's no cover and draughts are half-off. — CG
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.