Tire Starter: Fort Worth Auto Show
Get under the hood of almost every make and model of vehicle during this four-day event filled with that new car smell.
Virtual vroom: Download the free Auto Show app and enhance the in-person experience with videos and maps.
Today-Sun. Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth (817-392-6338). $10 in advance here, $11 on-site (cash only).
Nearby: Cowtown Diner; Blue Mesa Grill; Chop House Restaurant
Oh Brother: Shawn & Marlon Wayans at The Improv
The youngest siblings of the funny clan and stars of White Chicks bring their family brand of stand-up to town.
Tap that: Get the holiday spirit flowing with a keg tapping of 2011 Delirium Noel at nearby Flying Saucer.
Tonight-Sat. 4980 Belt Line Rd. #250, Addison (972-404-8501). $35 and up here.
Nearby: Magic Time Machine; The Londoner Pub; Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
Cement Mixer: Sidewalk Sale at Max’s Wine Dive
No need to dine in, Max’s servers are lining up their favorite wines on the sidewalk for sampling and purchase.
Load up: Great wine deals can be found by the bottle, six-pack or case, so remember to lift with your legs.
Fri-Sat 4-6p. Max’s Wine Dive, 3600 McKinney Ave., Uptown (214-559-3483). Free.
Nearby: Union Bear; Village Burger Bar; Lemon Bar & Grill
Honky Tonk Holiday: Texas Country/Red Dirt Christmas
It’s all tinsel and twang during this performance by the Brandon Steadman Band at one of Arlington's best venues.
Beefed up: Try their Chicken Fried Burger, a batter-dipped patty topped with cheese and special sauce.
Sat 8:30p. The Grease Monkey, 200 N. Mesquite, Arlington (817-665-5454). Free.
Nearby: BoomerJack’s Grill; Bikini Sports Bar & Grill; Sherlock’s Baker Street Pub