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Strippers, Country Studs And Christmas Lights

Take deep breaths and remember, if the holidays don’t kill you, they’ll make you stronger. And even though your dance-remix card is filling up quickly, here are some festive diversions worth adding to your schedule.

Weekend Calendar

The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents… A Bur-Less-Q Nutcracker!
Tonight through December 22
Hos, Hos, Hos. When food poisoning strikes the Beaumont Ballet troupe that was supposed to perform The Nutcracker to raise money and save a women’s book club, they turn to a stranded group of burlesque dancers to put on the show, not fully understanding just what type of dancers these ladies are. Holiday hilarity ensues in this original production from the twisted mind of Mark-Brian Sonna.

Tickets $16 to $21
Stone Cottage Theatre, Addison
www.burlesquenutcracker.com

1st Annual Dallas Indie Experience
Tonight, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Shop ‘til it’s time to go to Happy Hour (gays don’t drop). Three events celebrating local, independent businesses will keep your charge card busy this weekend. Tonight, shop your favorite designers with complimentary drinks, spa treatments and giveaways at the Holiday Spree. Saturday, hit the Hipsters Holiday Bazaar which features a fashion show, handmade items and more shopping. Finally on Sunday, it’s Deck the Halls featuring gobs of independent goods. Proceeds benefit Paws in the City and other charities.

Tickets $9 for all three events if purchased in advance
The Apartment (11/29), Dallas Market Hall (12/1), Sons of Herman Hall (12/2)
www.dallasindieexperience.com

Dierks Bentley
Saturday, December 1, 8:00 p.m.
He’s a little bit country, he’s a little bit rock-and-roll. But mostly he’s hot.

Tickets $40 to $48
www.nokialivedfw.com

Uptown Lights in West Village
Saturday, December 1, 5:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m.
Choirs of children, lights and general holiday merriment hit West Village. What more could you ask for? Free wine tastings from Cork and coffee from Starbucks? Now you’re talkin’.

Free Admission
West Village Shopping Center, Dallas
www.westvil.com

December Decadence
November 30, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Yeah, we know it’s called December Decadence and it’s taking place in November. But the cocktails, champagne, food, shopping and real-live designers should take your mind off those pesky details. Proceeds benefit The Family Place.

Tickets $100
Forty Five Ten, 4510 McKinney Avenue
214-443-7710
www.familyplace.org

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