This weekend is the 4th annual Christmas Art Market & Open House here at my home in Oak Cliff. Fun people, art, wine, on-site calligraphy - please stop by and join us! More info can be found here and on the Facebook Event page.
Several of my other creative friends and family also have upcoming events you might like to check out. Tomorrow night is the 10th Anniversary Christmas Jam Concert by Acoustic Kitchen. This is one of my very favorite holiday events and the fact that Milo, Rachel & Scarlett Deering are close family members is only a part of the reason! They are fantastic musicians and also fun ones. The concert is at Poor David's Pub and the tamale guy will be there again this year, so get there early for a good seat and a plate o' hot tamales! The special guests this year include a world class yodeler; he is terrific. Yodeling is so cool.
My friend, artist, printmaker and owner of Paper Arts (one of my favorite shops in Dallas), Terri Thoman is having an Open House on location at Paper Arts on Friday, Dec. 13 and a holiday sale starting on Dec. 14. Terri is raising funds for a residency in Italy next year (yes, I'm envious!), so her store is also stocked with lots of her beautiful artwork for purchase. If you love art & handmade paper, you must visit. But be forewarned: this small store is loaded with temptations, including the house dog, Miss Pearl. Tell Terri I sent you!
Nicole Stewart Schlesinger and Oral Fixation present another evening of terrific storytelling Monday, Dec. 16 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. This month's theme: When In Rome. I'm an alumni of this great show. True tales told in a beautiful venue. More info can be found here.
And finally, Theatre Britain's 2014 Christmas Panto continues its run until Dec. 29th at the Cox Building Playhouse in Plano. This year's panto is The Three Little Pigs. Take your kids and go to the panto - it's terrific fun! I've created poster artwork for Theatre Britain for the past five years and must say I love these people. If you go to a performance, tell them Gretchen sent you!