Hail to the Chief
The LBJ Presidential Library will host a ribbon cutting and open house to show off the results of its year-long makeover, including new exhibits about the champion of civil rights, health care, and the environment.
LBJ Presidential Library, December 22, lbjlibrary.org
Jingle Bell Rock
Dallas’s Polyphonic Spree, the choral-pop collective that wears fashion-forward church robes, will host its tenth annual Holiday Extravaganza for people who like to maximize the effects of drinking a lot of spiked eggnog.
Lakewood Theater, December 22, thepolyphonicspree.com
Walk With Ebenezer
Dickens on the Strand is a microcosm of Charles Dickens’s London so spot-on that Lucinda Hawksley, Dickens’s great-great-great-granddaughter, is a regular participant in the living-history affair.
The Strand, December 1 & 2, galvestonhistory.org
Sound Track of Our Lives
Everyday Music, the new book by Dallas historian Alan Govenar, explores Texas music and culture, two things to be enjoyed at a book-launch party where you can eat Frito pies while listening to Texas-style fiddling.
Hamilton Public Library, December 9, docarts.com
Tamales are the perfect Christmas gift: these handmade wrapped treats can be found at the Tamales Holiday Festival, a grand tamalada where the community gathers to eat both sweet and savory varieties.
The Pearl, December 1, atpearl.com