Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal.

When you’re a cat, there’s no reason to leave the house. Like ever. Especially when you’ve got a perfectly good box there to lounge in. It’s been scientifically proven and exhaustively studied. And yet even the brightest minds of our time can’t agree on why this is the case. It’s something we just accept. Cats love boxes. It’s an absolute truth.

Alas, you are (probably) not a cat. Therefor you’ve got more needs than a box can meet. On the other hand, the whole world is your box. And in Dallas this week, there are plenty of places worth prowling around to.

Monday (12.12)
Chad D’s 17th Annual Toy Drive at The Libertine
With CLIFFFS, RTB2, Madison King, Straight Tequila Night and more.

The Merry Scary Christmas 48-Hour Film Race at Texas Theatre
The participants are screening their shorts.

Home Alone 2 Ice Cream Party at Alamo Drafthouse (Cedars)
Get lost.

Tuesday (12.13)
Kurt Vile and the Violators at Trees
Don’t violate or you’ll get violated.

Hopped Up Cinema: Die Hard at Alamo Drafthouse (Richardson)
Yippee ki-yay.

Kelsea Ballerini at House of Blues
Yeah boy.

Very Merry Celebration at The Lodge
Get stuffed.

Wednesday (12.14)
A John Waters Christmas at Kessler Theater (Sold Out)
An unforgettable night of holiday mischief.

Jim James at House of Blues
We ain’t getting any younger.

Young Thug at The Bomb Factory (Sold Out)
Pick up the phone.

Thursday (12.15)
Nick Waterhouse at Dada
It’s time.

Niykee Heaton at South Side Music Hall
The bedroom tour.

American Aquarium at Trees
I hope he breaks your heart.

Flosstradamus at South Side Ballroom
AKA Big Brother.

Friday (12.16)
Game Grumps Live at The Bomb Factory
Let’s play.

SIMS, Air Credits at Three Links
Too much.

A Merry Little Christmas Show w/ Ricki Derek at Granada Theater
Have a blue, blue, blue-eyed Christmas.

Nearly Naked Nutcracker at Viva’s
So. Many. Nuts. Puns.

Wreck the Halls at Dark Hour Haunted House
He sees you when you’re sleeping.

Dark Rooms at Dada
The farewell show.

Seeker at Reno’s Chop Shop
Welcome death.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case at CentralTrak
One word. And no “C.”

Saturday (12.17)
Locked & Loaded: Moving Panoramas at Armoury, D.E. (Free)

Goodnight Ned, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, The Birds of Night at Double Wide
Gimme a light.

Harry Potter’s Yule Ball at 725 N. Elm (Denton)

Onesie Party at Henderson Tap House
How do you go number twosie in a onesie?

25th Anniversary at Lizard Lounge
With Mix Master Mike.

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular at Dr Pepper Arena
The world’s greatest circus performers. And music.

Junior Brown at Granada Theater
Some girls don’t like Junior Brown. Aw but some girls do.

Mobley at The Prophet Bar

Mark Farina at It’ll Do Club
It’s alright.

Tex-Mex Holiday Fiesta with Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers at Kessler Theater
¿Hey baby, que paso?

Sunday (12.18)
Holiday Trunk Show with Camille & Laura at The Wine Therapist
Snacks, jewelry and wine.

North Texas Stands With Standing Rock at Lola’s Saloon
With Vincent Neil Emerson, Joe Savage, Luke McGlathery and many more.

Wax at Trees
Who is next?

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons at AT&T Performing Arts Center
Oh, what a night.

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

No more articles