7 things to do in East Dallas in December

Lone Star Circus performer (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Lone Star Circus performer (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Dec. 27-Jan. 1
Lone Star Circus
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lone Star Circus with performances by aerialists, jugglers and clowns. The Dallas-based circus fuses music and poetry with agility and acrobats.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $27-$48

Nov. 1-Jan. 8
Sistine Chapel
You won’t need to buy a plane ticket to Rome to experience “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition.” The display includes 34 life-sized reproductions of the Renaissance artist’s ceiling frescoes.
Fair Park, 3800 Parry Ave., 214.426.3400, chapelsistine.com, $10-$45

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Dec. 6-7
‘War Horse’
The Angelika Film Center will show a performance of “War Horse,” a tale chronicling life in the trenches during World War I. The drama uses life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.
Angelika Film Center & Café, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, suite 230, 972.943.1300, angelikafilmcenter.com, $20

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Dec. 10
Word slam
Join the Union Coffee House’s December Spoken Language Arts Movement geared toward local teens. The 7:30-9 p.m. event is an opportunity for apsiring poets to showcase their talent of the spoken word.
Union Coffee House, 5622 Dyer St., #100, 214.242.9725, uniondallas.net

Promise of Peace community gardens off San Saba Drive is home to 32 plots of year-round vegetation maintained by local residents. (Photo by Rasy Ran)
Promise of Peace community gardens off San Saba Drive is home to 32 plots of year-round vegetation maintained by local residents. (Photo by Rasy Ran)

Dec. 11, 18
Farmer’s Market
This month is your last chance to stop by the Greenville Avenue POP Market, hosted by Promise of Peace Community Gardens. The farmer’s market features family friendly activities and local vendors from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Granada Theater parking lot, 3524 Greenville Ave., 214.824.9933, promiseofpeace.us, free

Dec. 17
Comedy Showcase
If you need a break from over-the-top Christmas jingles, this comedy showcase may be the perfect remedy. Benefitting the Robert E. Lee Elementary PTA, the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. before seven local comics take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears St., 214.828.0094, contemporarytheatreofdallas.com, $32

Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve
Dallas-based musician Jonathan Tyler headlines this New Year’s Eve concert that also features Nikki Lane, Paul Cauthen and Red Shahan. The celebration is for ages 14 and older.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., 214.824.9933, granadatheater.com, $24-$80

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