18 – FRIDAY
GREAT GATSBY — 7 p.m. at Grapevine High School, 3223 Mustang Drive. The book was adapted for the stage by Simon Levy and is performed by Grapevine High School Theatre. It also runs at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. For more information, call 817-909-3452 or visit ghstheatre.org.
DARKSIDE — 7 p.m. at Marcus High School, 5707 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. American astronauts are stranded in a lunar landing module on the dark side of the moon while a third orbits in the command module. As they work with ground control toward rescue, flashbacks reveal their stories. There is some mature content in this show. General admission is $5. For more information, visit marcushstheatre.com.
SANTAS WONDERLAND — at Bass Pro Shop, 2501 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine. Bass Pro Shops will feature old-time model trains, arcades, carousel and crafts every week (during certain hours). The free event runs daily through Dec. 24. For more information, call 972-724-2018 or visit BassPro.com.
SANTA AT GRAPEVINE MILLS— at Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway. The mall is offering photos with Santa, pet photos with Santa, and a special Caring Santa event for families with special needs. The photo opportunity runs through Dec. 24. For more information, call 972-724-4900 or visit grapevinemills.com.
LONE STAR CHRISTMAS — at the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail in Grapevine. The resort’s 13th annual event runs through New Year’s Day and includes two million twinkling, family friendly activities, live entertainment, ice skating, a 12-lane tubing, ice sculptures and two-story tall ice slides. For more information, call 817-778-1000 or visit ChristmasAtGaylordTexan.com.
MUSIC FEST — 1 to 2 p.m. at Flower Mound Senior Center, 2701 W. Windsor Drive. Seniors In Motion partners with the National Council on Aging and the Music Performance Trust Fund to present the concert series. This week, Cindy Horstman will perform classical and jazz harp. Free. For more information, call 972-874-6110, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit flower-mound.com/seniors.
CONCERTS LAKESIDE DFW — 7 to 9 p.m. at Lakeside DFW, 2300 Lakeside Parkway in Flower Mound. Bring blankets or portable chairs and enjoy live music at The Plaza. This week’s performance is Jon Christopher Davis. Free. For more information, visit lakesidedfw.com.
RACHEL BLACK EXHIBIT — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents “Collected” by Rachel Black through Saturday, Dec. 31. Free. Art gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays. For more information, visit MCLGrand.com or call 972-219-8446.
INTO THE WOODS GRAPEVINE — 7:30 p.m. at Oh Look Performing Arts Center, 1631 W. Northwest Highway in Grapevine. Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Performances run through Nov. 19. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 817-421-2825 or visit ohlookperform.com.
AROUND THE WORLD — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The free exhibit features subjects from around the world. It’s open through Nov. 26 any time the building is open. For more information, visit visualartleague.org.
ONCE UPON A WESTERN SKY — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. David Birdsall has been taking photographs since 2009 and loves to get outdoors and explore the land and the light; seeing new things and revisiting favorite haunts. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays until Nov. 26. Free. For more information, visit mclgrand.com.
ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION — 7 p.m. at MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The Visual Art League of Lewisville holds a weekly open jam and song circle. All acoustic instruments and levels are welcome. All music genres are welcome. Free. For more information, visit visualartleague.org.
19 – SATURDAY
LLELA LOG HOUSE — noon to 3 p.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. The historic Minor-Porter log house gives visitors to LLELA a window on life in Denton County in 1870. Cost is $5 per vehicle fee payable at the gatehouse by cash or check only. For more information, call 972-219-3550 weekdays or 972-219-7980 on weekends. Learn more at LLELA.org.
THE MANHATTAN PROJECT BEER COMPANY LAUNCH PARTY — 5 to 11 p.m. at The Thirsty Growler, 5733 State Highway 121, Ste. 230, in The Colony. The Thirsty Growler is hosting The Manhattan Project Beer Company launch party. Our friends from the brewery will be here to introduce you to their fantastic line up that has had amazing reviews. We are one of the few places where you will find their beer. Be sure to meet the brewers who will also provide tasting lessons. For more information, visit facebook.com/events/1624010537891861.
COFFEE WITH COPS — 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Coffee Holic, 310 E. Round Grove Road, Ste. 300, in Lewisville. Police Chief Russ Kerbow and Farmers Insurance will hold Lewisville Police Department’s fourth “Coffee with Cops” event for police and community members to discuss community issues and build relationships. Free. For more information, visit cityoflewisville.com.
COBRA BREWING TOURS — 5 to 10 p.m. at Cobra Brewing Co., 146 Whatley Ave. in Lewisville. Cobra Brewing is pet friendly. The brewery also has corn hole, ladder golf, cards, darts, ping-pong, pool, arcade games and life-size Jenga. For more info, visit cobrabrewingco.com.
WINE TASTINGS — 6 to 10 p.m. at LaRue Vineyard, 1491 N. Kealy Ave. No. 55 in Lewisville. The family owned business holds free tours on Fridays and Saturdays. Saturday night, an artist teaches acrylic painting. The $25 cost includes wine, canvas and paints. For more info, visit laruevineyards.com.
WITHERSPOON DISTILLERY TOURS — at Witherspoon Distillery, 225 S. Charles St. in Lewisville. Public tours of the distillery are held Fridays at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5.p.m. (excluding major holidays). Make reservations by calling 214–814–0545 or at witherspoondistillery.com.
GATEWAY GHOST TOURS — 8 p.m. starting at Tierney’s Café, 208 E. Main St. in Lewisville. Tickets are $20 for adults when purchased in advance or $25 at the door, and $10 for children 6 to 10 years of age.
TREE LIGHTING IN SOUTHLAKE — 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Southlake Town Square, 1256 Main St. The Tree Lighting Ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Bring a can of food for our annual Christmas is for Children food drive. Activities include Christmas carolers, holiday crafts, holiday refreshments, letters to Santa, live entertainment, photos with Santa, a Toy & Food Drive, a four-lane snow tubing hill, carriage rides and snowman building. For more information, visit visitsouthlaketexas.com/320/Tree-Lighting.
20 – SUNDAY
NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH WRITE-IN — 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St., Lewisville. NaNoWriMo 2016 participants can connect with their local writing community at Lewisville Public Library’s Write-Ins. Bring a computer or pen and paper so you can participate in writing sprints and prompt challenges. No registration required. For more information, visit nanowrimo.org.
21 – MONDAY
ANIMALS OF HARRY POTTER — 2:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. There will be snakes, toads and more. All ages are welcome to this free program in celebration of the theatrical release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Activities afterward include a scavenger hunt, Harry Potter wii games & board games, Harry Potter movie marathon, color sheets, wand making, quill making, origami owl post, temporary tattoos, harry potter trivia, photo stations, a costume contest and prizes. For more information, visit library.cityoflewisville.com.
HOMETOWN HOLIDAY — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Settlement to City Museums, 208 S. Hudgins St. in Grapevine. Experience Christmas festivities like the earliest Grapevine residents through pioneer and Victorian-era crafts, activities, and stories. Create and mail your own Grapevine-themed Hometown Holiday greeting card and construct Victorian-era decorations. This event continues until Dec. 31.
CAROL OF LIGHTS — 5 to 10 p.m. at Historic Downtown Grapevine Texas, 431 S. Main St. At 7 p.m., Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate will flip the switch to turn on more than 1 million lights along Main Street in charming downtown Grapevine. Family entertainment includes music, hot chocolate, holiday crafts, fireworks and photos taken in an antique sleigh pulled by live reindeer. Free. For more information, visit facebook.com/events/215459192209716.
22 – TUESDAY
TREASURE BINGO — 1 to 2 p.m. in Flower Mound. Win prizes donated by SIM members. Donations of gently-used items for bingo prizes are welcome. Free. For more information, call 972-874-6110.
MAD MAIDENS STAR WARS SCREENING — 10 p.m. at The Bearded Monk, 122 E. McKinney St. in Denton. Women 21 and older can watch Star Wars: A New Hope. Costumes are encouraged. Free. For more information, visit facebook.com/events/313228109030557.
SIM SING-A-LONG — 3 to 4 p.m. in Flower Mound. Calling all musicians and singers. Bring your voices and instruments and join Seniors In Motion each week for a sing-a-long.
MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW SPECTACULAR — 6 to 11 p.m. at Historic Downtown Grapevine Texas, 431 S. Main St. The free animated light show is approximately 20 minutes in length and runs continuously through Jan. 8.
23 – WEDNESDAY
WINE AND CHEESE PAIRINGS — 5 to 8 p.m. at Messina Hof, 201 S. Main St. in Grapevine. Experience the palette-pleasing tastes of wine and cheese. Every second Wednesday of each month Messina Hof Grapevine Winery pairs various artisan cheeses with their award-winning wines. Come and learn about new, exciting cheeses to compliment your favorite Messina Hof wines. Cost is $20 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations suggested, RSVP to 817-442-8463. For more information, visit messinahof.com/grapevine.
SNOOPY’S THANKSGIVING SPECIAL — 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. Children in grades K-5 can enjoy the holiday film, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, followed by a movie-inspired feast. The food featured in the film will be served during this event. Please note that these items may contain food allergens. Free. Registration is required to attend by calling 972-219-3577.
24 – THURSDAY
TURKEY TROT IN DOUBLE OAK — 7 to 11 a.m. at Double Oak Town Hall, 320 Waketon Road. The run raises funds for inner-city youth programs run by North Texas Youth for Christ. For more information, visit double-oak.com.
CASTLE HILLS TURKEY TROT — 8 a.m. at Castle Hills Village Shops Plaza, 2560 King Arthur Blvd. in Lewisville. The neighborhood 5K Run/Walk benefits the Riverstone Ministry Outreach Program. Past proceeds have fed the hungry, clothed the poor, drilled water wells for the impoverished, and housed orphans, as well as provided homes for the homeless. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Tickets start at $25. For more information, visit riverstoneministry.com.
DOWNTOWN DENTON TURKEY TROT — 9 to 11 a.m. at Denton Courthouse Square, 110 W. Hickory St. in Denton. The fun family friendly 5k route will go through the beautiful Texas Woman’s University campus and around the historic Downtown Denton Texas square. Proceeds benefit the Denton Community Food Center. For more information, visit dentonarearunningclub.org/turkey-trot-2016.
25 – FRIDAY
FARMERS BRANCH TOUR OF LIGHTS — 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Travel through a variety of different scenes, each with its own theme, to experience this animated light show — which has more than 500,000 twinkling lights and holiday music. The tour is open every night through Dec. 30, excluding Dec. 3 (date of the Farmers Branch Tree Lighting festivities) and Dec. 25. The driving route starts at Valley View Lane and Interstate 35, continues south on Denton Drive, and through the Farmers Branch Historical Park. The tour is free but a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle is encouraged. For more information, visit facebook.com/events/1696754323880425.
26 – SATURDAY
HOLIDAY IN THE PLAZA — 4 to 7 p.m. at Castle Hills Village Shops Plaza, 2560 King Arthur Blvd. in Lewisville. Bring the family for an afternoon of holiday activities including photo ops with Santa and his sleigh and a Christmas monkey. The event also includes face painting, a petting zoo, games and inflatables. There will be a special performance by the Hebron High School Choir. Bundle up for carriage rides and a trackless train. After enjoying the activities, stay to see Santa light the 60-foot tree. Free hot chocolate will be provided. Free.
THE NUTCRACKER — 3 and 6 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets to the Majestic Dance Academy Southlake’s production are $15 and are available at majesticdancesouthlake.com. For information, call 817.488.4434 or visit majesticdancesouthlake.com.
THE NUTCRACKER — 7:30 p.m. at Marcus High School Sigler Auditorium, Flower Mound. See the grace and beauty of the Sugarplum Fairy and her dashing Cavalier, danced by returning special guest artists Sarah Lane, of American Ballet Theatre of New York, and Daniel Ulbricht, of New York City Ballet. The show also runs at 2 p.m. on Nov. 27. For more information, visit lakecitiesballet.org.
30 – WEDNESDAY
PASSPORT TO WONDER — 7 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Magician David Hira is a one-man show for families, showcasing street performance styles from around the world. It includes cultural wonders from Japan, India, France and Antarctica. Tickets are $11 per person and can be purchased by calling Jim Viel at 972-432-8982.
1 – THURSDAY
PARADE OF LIGHTS — 7 p.m. at Historic Downtown Grapevine Texas, 431 S. Main St. Bring the entire family to the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. This Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float. Come early to claim your spot along Historic Main Street to watch this exciting holiday event. Free. For more information, visit grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/lighted-evening-events.
NOVELIST PLUS DEMO — 1 p.m. at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. Learn the librarian tricks of the trade and NoveList for finding the perfect choice. Free. For more information, call 972-874-6165 or visit flower-mound.com/DocumentCenter/View/14957.
COOKIES & COFFEE — 6 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The City’s Neighborhood Services Department will hold the event to recognize the efforts of all its volunteers. All Neighborhood Leaders and other volunteers who have worked to meet the goals and objectives of the “Thriving Neighborhoods” Big Move in the Lewisville 2025 vision plan are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. RSVP by Nov. 23. Free. For more information, contact Yolanda Wilson at email@example.com or at 972-219-3736.
2 – FRIDAY
DENTON HOLIDAY LIGHTING — 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Denton Courthouse Square, 110 W. Hickory St. in Denton. Join us for the 28th annual Lighting festival on the Square. There will be plenty of live local music, food, photos with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides ($5), and joyful holiday spirit. Wassail Fest tastings with Denton Main Street merchants coincide with the Lighting event. Free. For more information, visit discoverdenton.com.
WASSAIL FEST — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Denton Courthouse Square, 110 W. Hickory St. in Denton. Downtown merchants make their favorite hot cider recipe for the event, which coincides with the annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. The tasting, which also runs on Saturday, is free and tasters can vote for their favorite Wassail. For more information, visit discoverdenton.com.
3 – SATURDAY
THE COLONY’S HOLIDAY IN THE PARK — 6 p.m. at The Colony Five Star Sports Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive. Holiday in the Park features festive holiday music and performances, carnival games and rides and a holiday baking contest. There will also be a Parade of Lights starting at Peters Colony Elementary School, proceeds west on Nash to Blair Oaks, then south to The Five Star Complex at 5:45 p.m. Free. For more information, visit thecolonytx.gov/Depts/PARD/SpecialEvents.html.
OLD TOWN HOLIDAY STROLL — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St. in Lewisville. The annual event includes the Christmas Parade at 12:30 p.m., followed by Holiday Stroll activities from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Holiday Stroll has community performances, photos with Santa, the Santa Paws Village, and “Lewisville Lights” Christmas Tree lighting. The annual Motorcycle Toy Run will leave town at 11:15 a.m. and ride to Maverick Harley-Davidson in Carrollton. The ride collects toys for local children’s charities. Lewisville Morning Rotary Club will hold the popular Pancakes and Photos with Santa event from 8 a.m. to noon at the MCL Grand. Main Street merchants will host a variety of activities and winter themed attractions. For event information, call 972-219-3401 or visit cityoflewisville.com.
LEWISVILLE CIVIC CHORALE — 6:30 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The chorale will perform its Christmas concert. For more information, visit lewisvillecivicchorale.com.
LLELA NATURE WALK — 10 a.m. to noon at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E Jones St. in Lewisville. This family-friendly hike will last about two hours. All ages are welcome. Cost is $5 per vehicle, payable at gate with cash or check only. Registration is not required. For further information call 972-219-3550 weekdays or 972-219-7980 on weekends. Learn more at LLELA.org.
PREMIER GUN SHOW — 9 a.m. at Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. The show also runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 817-732-1194 or visit lewisvillegunshow.com.
THE COLONY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR — 5:30 to 10 p.m. at The Colony Central Fire Station, 4900 Blair Oaks Drive. The Colony Christmas Spectacular light show at is choreographed to music and can be seen every evening through Jan. 1. Tune your radio to 99.9FM to enjoy the music. Free. For more information, call 972-625-1106 or visit thecolonytx.gov/Depts/PARD/SpecialEvents.html
TWINKLE LIGHT BOAT PARADE — 6 to 9 p.m. at Twin Coves Marina, 4500 Murrell Park Road in Flower Mound. Water crafts decorated in sparkling lights take to Grapevine Lake for this holiday boat parade. Boat-floats depart from Twin Coves Marina. You can see the parade from the shores of Lake Grapevine and from the Glass Cactus Nightclub at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Free. For more information, visit grapevinetexasusa.com.