Fri 11/30

Mark Twain, b. 1835

Winston Churchill, b. 1874

Dick Clark, b. 1929

David Mamet, b. 1947

Clay Aiken, b. 1978

1782 – Britain recognized U. S. Independence.

2005 – 1st human face transplant: in France.

Sat 12/01

Mary Martin, b. 1913

Lee Trevino, b. 1939

Richard Pryor, b. 1940

Bette Midler, b. 1945

Sarah Silverman, b. 1970

1917 – Boys Town founded by Father Edward Flanagan.

1955 – Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, AL.

Sun 12/02

Hanukkah starts at sundown

Maria Callas, b. 1923

Julie Harris, b. 1925

Lucy Liu, b. 1968

Nelly Furtado, b. 1978

Britney Spears,

b. 1982

1901 – King Gillette patented 1st disposable razor.

1970 – The EPA began.

     Mon 12/03

Ferlin Husky, b. 1925

Andy Williams, b. 1927

Julianne Moore,

b. 1960

Daryl Hannah, b. 1960

Anna Chlumsky,

b. 1980

1833 – Oberlin College opened in Ohio, 1st truly co-ed college.

1910 – Neon lights 1st shown publicly – at the Paris Motor Show.

Tues 12/04

Edith Cavell, b. 1865

Dennis Wilson, b. 1944

Jeff Bridges, b. 1949

Marisa Tomei, b. 1964

Tyra Banks, b. 1973

1619 – 1st Thanksgiving Day in America – in Virginia.

1945 – Senate approved U.S. participation in the U.N.

Wed 12/05

Walt Disney, b. 1901

Little Richard, b. 1932

Joan Didion, b. 1934

Margaret Cho, b. 1968

Frankie Muniz, b. 1985

1933 – Prohibition ended when 36th state, Utah, ratified the 21st Amendment.

1935 – 1st comm’l hydroponics operation set up: in Montebello, CA.

Thurs 12/06

Alfred Eisenstadt, b. 1898

Dave Brubeck, b. 1920

Steven Wright, b. 1955

Nick Park, b. 1958

Janine Turner, b. 1962

1877 – Thomas Edison reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb” was 1st sound recording.

1884 – The Washington Monument finished.

Fri 12/07

Eli Wallach, b. 1915

Ellen Burstyn, b. 1932

Tom Waits, b. 1949

Larry Bird, b. 1956

Aaron Carter, b. 1987

1787 – Delaware was 1st state to ratify the U. S. Constitution

1941 – Pearl Harbor attacked by Japanese warplanes. “A date which will live in Infamy.”

Sat 12/08

James Thurber,

b. 1894

Sammy Davis, Jr., b. 1925

James Galway, b. 1939

Kim Basinger, b. 1953

Dominic Monaghan, b. 1976

1948 – 14th Heisman Trophy awarded to Doak Walker from SMU.

  Sun 12/09

Kirk Douglas, b. 1918

Redd Foxx, b. 1922

Judi Dench, b. 1934

John Malkovich,

b. 1953

Felicity Huffman, b. 1962

1907 – 1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington, DE post office).

1962 – “Lawrence of Arabia” premiered.

Nov. 30

300 North Fifth St.

Garland, 75040


Granville Arts Center — This holiday season is Dallas Ballet Company’s 32nd annual performance of “The Nutcracker.” Come and enjoy this Christmas tradition with a cast of more than two hundred students from the Dallas Ballet Center.

Nov. 30

521 East Lawther Dr.

Dallas, 75218


Bath House Cultural Center — “A Christmas Survival Guide” is a how-to guide to enjoying the holiday season presented in songs and vignettes that are both hilarious and heart-warming. On stage through Dec. 15. $12-16.

Dec. 1

5938 Skillman St.

Dallas, 75231


Dallas Children’s Theater — The author of “The Magic Tree House,” the #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time, premieres “A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens,” a large-scale, holiday-themed musical. On stage weekends through Dec. 23.

Dec. 1

2201 N. Field St.

Dallas, 75201


Perot Museum of Nature and Science — Take an architecture tour of the Perot Museum. Discover the design-centered secrets behind the “floating” structure and the eco-friendly efforts of our native Texan wildlife. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $5.

Dec. 2

1717 Harwood St.

Dallas, 75201


Dallas Museum of Art — The exhibition “Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art” examines American culture from the 1910s to the second World War. On display through Jan. 6. $16.

Dec. 3

5321 East Mockingbird Ln.

Dallas, 75206


Angelika Film Center — The Student Filmmakers’ Association and the Meadows Film & Media Arts Division present their annual fall showcase of the best recent short works created by SMU students. 7 p.m. FREE!

Dec. 4

342 W. Oates Rd.

Garland, 75043


Audubon Recreation Center — Join Garland Parks and Recreation for a fun open house style event featuring a face painter, prizes, snacks, bounce houses, life size checkers and more! 6-8 p.m. FREE!

Dec. 5

3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, 75219


Sammons Center for the Arts — Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones salutes his two favorite trios, the Oscar Peterson Trio and the Nat King Cole Trio. 7:30 p.m. $40-$45.

Dec. 6

1925 Elm St.

Dallas, 75201


Majestic Theatre — The Majestic Theatre and the Texas Theatre present a five-part holiday movie series at both historic movie theaters in Dallas. On Dec. 6, John Hughes’ holiday classic “Home Alone” comes to the Majestic. 8 p.m. $10.


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