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Rail Service Interruption Notice Downtown Dallas Only Sat and Sun, Dec. 20-21
Due to inclement weather the weekend of Nov 22-23, rail replacement work near Houston Street could not be completed as planned. DART Rail in Downtown Dallas will be discontinued Sat and Sun, Dec 20-21 to allow track replacement along Pacific Avenue near Houston Street. DART shuttle buses will connect the affected stations. D-Link (Route 722) will be detoured from Houston St. Click here to learn more.

Dec. 18-21 Each holiday season we are inundated with messages, noises, pressures, and commitments that can sometimes leave us... well... "Jangled." Join the Turtle Creek Chorale for their traditional and beloved holiday concert as they rediscover the true spirit of the holidays and celebrate this truly magical season. Performances are at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Information:

Dec. 20-21 Cotton Bowl Trade Days can be found in and around the Cotton Bowl. Cotton Bowl Trade Days is a centralized and convenient venue to buy, sell, show and trade all kinds of merchandise and a showcase for local artists and talents. Hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets for admission are $5 for adults (good for both days), children under 12 are free. Information:

Deep Ellum Market Dec. 20 Deep Ellum Outdoor Market is a monthly event that features handmade crafts, vintage stuff and food from local vendors. It's a family-friendly experience with live music and an array of rare, uncommon and peculiar goods - and people to match. It takes place the third Saturday of every month from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Main St. between Malcolm X Blvd. and Crowdus St. Information:

Dec. 21 Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time ever on their Winter Tour 2014. Don't miss this tour as this album features one of the band's most popular songs, 'Christmas Canon.' Two performances are at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information:

Through Dec. 21 The Garland Civic Theatre presents the Tony-winning musical Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. Get ready for your close up! Andrew Lloyd Webber's glorious, award-winning musical will transport you into the world of film noir as Sunset Boulevard weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Information:

Through Dec. 21 The beloved TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Join us in celebrating Rudolph's 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in the all new Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical. It's an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don't miss this wonderful new holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Performances are at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St. Information:

Pocket Sandwich Theatre, as its name implies, serves up theatre of a different sort with a contemporary comic classic and another of The Pocket's infamous, boo-hiss-throw popcorn melodramas:
Through Dec. 23 "Ebenezer Scrooge"
It's comedy, farce and loony melodrama at the theater, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, downstairs corner of Mockingbird Central Plaza across the street from Mockingbird Station. Information:

Through Dec. 27 'Tis the season to be jolly, when the family favorite Dallas Theater Center's production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St. In this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens' enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. Appropriate for families. Recommended for ages 8 and above. Information:

Through Jan. 4 The Trains at NorthPark is one of the most elaborate toy train exhibits in all of Texas. Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, the exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience - steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features. Cost is $3-$7. The trains are located on level one near Nordstrom's at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expy. Hours of Operation are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m. Early Closings: Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Eve, at 6:00 p.m., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, at 4:00 p.m. and Dec. 31, New Year's Eve, at 6:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day; Open New Year's Day. Information:

U.K. Pavilion - known as the Seed Cathedral - at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo Through Jan. 4 The Nasher Sculpture Center presents Provocations: The Architecture and Design of the Heatherwick Studio. British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, even being called by Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker "the next Leonardo da Vinci" for the uniquely inventive nature of his work. This exhibition, the first North American museum presentation of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio's practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded "Spun" chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion - known as the Seed Cathedral - at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed use complex in Shanghai. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St.

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Kimbell Art Museum Through Jan. 25 Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d'Orsay explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture - Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir - will be represented in depth. Among the approximately 70 masterworks on loan will be Cézanne's Portrait of Gustave Geffroy and Woman with a Coffee Pot; Degas's Self-Portrait with Evariste de Valernes and L'Absinthe; and Renoir's Portrait of Claude Monet and Yvonne and Christine Lerolle at the Piano. The Kimbell is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Information:


Through Dec. 21 A Christmas Carol presented by Denton Community Theatre at the Campus Theatre is Charles Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his life-changing visits from the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. Performance dates: December 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m.; December 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m. Campus Theatre is located at 214 West Hickory St. Information:

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