6 things to do this weekend: A visit to see Scrooge, Charlie Brown and a partridge in a pear tree


Will Schutze and Scrooge (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Will Schutze and Scrooge (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Feel like staying up late Saturday night? Then the Granada has just the thing. At 10: 30 p.m. listen to Radkey, the rock-inspired punk band made up of three brothers. Tickets are $12 and you’ll have to leave the kids at home—it’s 18 and up. Get all the info here.

If you need some help getting into the holiday spirit then the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden‘s 12 Days of Christmas display should be on the list. The exhibit, which runs until Jan. 8, follows the well-known song with elaborate setups of pipers piping, swans-a-swimming and a few gold rings. Get more information on the exhibit at the arboretum’s website.

Scrooge is back at NorthPark Center and the voice behind the hilarious insults is none other than 29-year-old Woodrow Wilson High School graduate Will Schutze. This weekend stop by the center for some classic entertainment Saturday and Sunday. Find Scrooge showing times at the NorthPark website.

The holiday season isn’t complete without seeing at least one Christmas-themed performance. Or you could make it two at the Dallas Children’s Theater. “The Nutcracker” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be performed—one with puppets the other with real people—on Saturday and Sunday. Find tickets and all the times at the theater website.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre, which will be showing the musical, “Ebenezer Scrooge.” The show is based off of the Charles Dickens classic and kicks off on Friday—the theater’s 36th anniversary. The Saturday performance takes place at 8 p.m. while Sunday’s show is an hour earlier at 7 p.m. Visit the theater website to learn more or reserve a seat.

If you haven’t yet, you should pop over to the St. Matthew’s Art Cathedral exhibit centered around Turkey (the country not the bird). Check out Carolyn Brown’s photographic exhibit of porcelain tiles that were created decades ago.  The event, which runs through Dec. 31, will be hosted in the Justus Sundermann Gallery and is free of charge.

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