Caboose Cut Loose: Christmas Wine Train
All aboard for a festive trip down the tracks complete with wine samplings, hors d’oeuvres, and Santa.
Cash & carry: The first glass is complimentary, but bring your wallet for cash bar refills.
Tonight (and next week) 7p. boarding Grapevine Depot, 705 Main St., Grapevine, (817-410-8136). $40 per person here.
Nearby: Love & War In Texas; Tolbert’s Restaurant; Winewood
Stairway to Heaven: Balcony Club’s 25th Anniversary Party
Tucked away atop the Lakewood Theater, this little bar is big on live music including tonight’s jazzy headliner Glennda Hill.
Hot date: Esquire ranked this place one of the best bars in America to take a woman to.
Tonight 9p. The Balcony Club, 1825 Abrams Rd., Lakewood (214-826-8104). Free.
Nearby: Lakewood Landing; Cock & Bull Neighborhood Pub; Times Ten Cellars
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Building Blocks: Dallas Arts District Walking Tour
Get the scoop on Dallas from a pedestrian perspective during this 90-minute walking tour exploring architecture from 1890-2012.
Green acres: End the day with a visit to the new Klyde Warren Park and nosh from Crazy Fish and other food trucks.
Sat 10a. Tour begins at Dallas Museum of Art (Flora St. entrance), 1717 N. Harwood St., Downtown (214-742-3242). $10 here.
Nearby: Wild Salsa; Stephan Pyles; Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar
Wool Yule: Tacky Christmas Sweater Ball 3
That cardigan with the sequined reindeer could help you win “Best of the Worst” at this annual fundraiser.
Hard core: Toast the occasion with cider samplings from Angry Orchard and bring a toy for the drive to receive a gift bag.
Sat 9p. West End Pub, 1801 N. Lamar St., West End, (214-748-5711). Free with toy donation.
Nearby: Chesterfield; Hooter’s; Thrive Nightclub
Frank N Nonsense: The Rocky Horror XXX-Mas
No film or shadow casting here, this is a live version of the cult Transylvanian hit with a festive holiday twist.
Bag of tricks: Prop packs with everything you need for authentic audience interaction will be available for purchase.
Fri-Sat 10p. Art Centre Theatre, 5220 Village Creek Dr., Plano (214-810-3228). $12 here, $15 at the door.
Nearby: Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar; Brick House Tavern + Tap; Snuffers