The award winning Backdoor Comedy Club is the city's longest running stand-up comedy showcase and, after 20 years, still reigns as the hot spot for Dallas comedy. Named "Best Comedy Club" by D Magazine and "hottest stand-up comedy showcase in the Southwest" by the Dallas Observer, Backdoor Comedy Club is the place to go for laughs. Shows feature eight or more comedians per night, including national touring comics from Comedy Central, Showtime and NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as the best of the local pros. The coziness of the Backdoor takes you back to the roots of stand-up and gives you the intimate vibe of the original comedy rooms in NYC and LA.
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pm
With their amazing athletic, acrobatic and clowning skills, the team of insanely talented men and women known as the Harlem Globetrotters is sort of like the greatest circus troupe you've ever seen -- but with way more slam dunks. And Hi-Lite, Too Tall, Scooter, Hoops and the others know how to do more than just shoot hoops -- they'll wow you with ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling jams and four-pointers shot from 30 feet away, not to mention their clever comedy bits. The 'Trotters have been one of the best live shows around for more than 90 years and count Henry Kissinger, Whoopi Goldberg and Pope Francis as honorary members -- though you probably won't see that trio making any under-the-knee passes on this 2018 World Tour. But they are making a stop at American Airlines Center in Dallas to play the long-suffering Washington Generals ... and you're humming "Sweet Georgia Brown" right now, aren't you?
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 1:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
A former winner of Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker is back at Dallas' Stone Cottage Theatre for its 12th smash year of holiday mayhem. The Beulaville Baptist Book Club is in dire straits financially, so the club decides to stage Tchaikovsky's famous ballet as a fundraiser. But thanks to a disastrous piña-colada casserole at a pre-show party, the hired cast of ballet dancers falls ill, and the ladies are forced to re-cast the show with members of a stranded burlesque troupe that happens to be stuck in town. The ensuing performance by the Velvet Kittens might not feature any nudity, per se, but it does contain a festive string of sexual puns, adult language and bump-and-grind dance numbers.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Nov 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Nov 25, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Nov 29, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Nov 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Dec 1, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Dec 2, 2018 / 2:00pmThursday, Dec 6, 2018 / 8:00pm
Among the bleakest of British moors, two Victorian Era sisters dwell in an aggressively gloomy mansion with their mastiff and their maid-in-waiting. When a governess arrives, her presence threatens to unleash lethal secrets and raging desires in a home shakily held together by lies and etiquette. A radical riff on 19th-century romantic novels and the sisters who conceived them, The Moors is a riotous, surreal comedy pulsating with vivid, macabre glee including a talking dog, a talking bird, a rock ballad ... and murder. Award-winning playwright Jen Silverman's The Moors arrives in Dallas at Theatre Three.
In 1879, Nora Helmer walked out the door, leaving her husband and children and societal constraints behind her, instantly propelling world drama into the modern age. Now, 15 years later, there is a knock at that same door, as the squirrel returns to her cage with an incredibly awkward favor to ask. In this bitingly funny and fascinating sequel to Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece, sparks fly and the past and present collide in a taut theatrical showdown. Behind every door is a possibility, and behind every ending is a new beginning.
You think murder mystery dinners sound like fun? You'll really dig this one then, which has a holiday spin to it to truly get into the spirit of the season. Keith and Margo's Slay Ride provides an immersive theater experience that features a savory American classic meal, where a despicable Christmas crime begins at your holiday dinner party. Be sure to rock some upscale holiday casual or an ugly Christmas sweater at the Old Mill Inn in Dallas.
Eat, drink, ice skate, say hi to Santa, search for gifts and be merry at Enchant in Arlington, returning to Globe Life Park with the world's largest Christmas light maze and much more. This glittering winter wonderland offers tons of family fun, and it all starts with Eddie the Mischievous Elf, who's hidden eight of Santa's gifts somewhere in the giant maze for you to find. Then hit the ice skating trail, visit Santa and the Mrs., check out the nightly live entertainment and grab a hot dinner or sweet dessert. There are gifts galore to shop for at the Enchant Christmas Market too, so make your season extra special with a nighttime outing to Enchant.
Friday, Nov 23, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Friday, Nov 30, 2018 (Various Entry Times)Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 (Various Entry Times)
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner at Eddie Deen's Ranch in Dallas. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, a buffet with entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Take a trip back to the arena-rock days of long hair, loud guitars and even louder pants as some awesome Texas tribute bands shred the stage at the House of Blues. The four-piece outfit known as Metal Shop bills itself as "The Greatest '80s Hair Metal Rock Band," and they'll prove it by melting your faces off with renditions of classics from Guns 'N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Whitesnake and more, accompanied by plenty of bandannas, spandex and spot-on stage play. They're set to be joined by fellow cover bands COVER GURL and Breast Cancer Can Stick It Band for a night of head-banging hard rock.
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)