BENEFITS, FUNDRAISERS AND GALAS6 ACH Child and Family Services hosts its annual Hoot n Holler black-tie fundraising event on the Reata rooftop at 6 p.m. Cocktails are followed by dinner. Individual tickets are $500. 817-886-7107; www.achservices.org.7 The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever, an annual community program benefiting local charities, kicks off the holiday season with a launch party at 6 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Tickets are $150; dinner for two for $250. 817-922-8297; www.tggce.org.7 An Evening With a Legend, benefiting the University of North Texas Health Science Center, features a concert by country singer Clint Black. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. $150-$1,000; web.unthsc.edu/EveningWithALegend.8-10 The Junior League of Arlingtons annual Yuletide market, Holiday Magic, begins with a ladies fashion show and luncheon at 9 a.m. on Nov. 8. $75-$100. Other activities include childrens parties ($25), the gift market ($5-$8 daily admission) and a screening of The Polar Express ($10). 817-277-9481; www.jlarlington.org.9 Cancer Care Services annual Joy of Life event begins at 7 p.m. at the Omni Fort Worth and includes dinner and wine, an auction and dancing to live music. $200. 817-921-0653; www.cancercareservices.org.9 Band of Roses, the tailgate party and fundraiser benefiting the Fort Worth chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is 2-10:30 p.m. at River Ranch, inside the Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets are $100. 817-249-7744; www.fortworth.cff.org.9 Camp Fire Fort Worth celebrates An Artists Christmas with its annual holiday fundraiser, including live and silent auctions of works by local and national artists, dinner and dancing. The night begins at 6 p.m. at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth. $250. 817-831-2111, ext. 167; www.campfirefw.org.13 The 2013 Bobby Bragan Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honors Star-Telegram sports columnist Randy Galloway with a roast by local sports celebrities. The event begins at Fort Worths Worthington Renaissance Hotel at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction. $250. 817-870-2300; www.bobbybragan.org.14 Taste of Northeast, benefiting Arts Council Northeast, includes a gift market, food and drink from area restaurants, local art and live entertainment. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Hurst Convention Center. Advance tickets are $25. 817-283-3406; www.artscouncilnortheast.org.15 Spend A Night With Nature at the River Legacy Foundations fundraising gala, with an outdoorsy twist: the night includes dinner and drinks, live music, stargazing, smores and more. Tickets are $100. 817-860-6752, ext. 107; www.riverlegacy.org.21 Meals on Wheels second annual Legends Luncheon, honoring former Dallas Cowboy Roger Staubach, begins at noon at the Fort Worth Club. Tickets are $150. 817-258-6414; www.mealsonwheels.org.23 The Margarita Society of Arlingtons annual Margarita Ball is 7 p.m. at the Arlington Convention Center and features dancing, entertainment and margaritas. $30 or a donated toy worth at least $30 is encouraged for entry. www.arlingtonmargaritasociety.org.MUSEUM AND ART EVENTS 15A new exhibit, Penguins, opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Through Feb. 9. $10-$14. 817-255-9300; www.fwmuseum.org.17 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opens a new FOCUS exhibition by abstract artist Terry Haggerty, on display through Jan. 5. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.19 Gustavo Artigas, one of the artists whose work is featured in the Modern Art Museums current Mexico Inside Out exhibition, gives a talk in the museum auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the museum desk starting at 5 p.m. Free. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.20 The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas presents a NasherSALON event featuring award-winning architect Renzo Piano, who designed the new pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum. The conversation begins at 2 p.m. Sold out; to be put on a waiting list, call 214-242-5148. www.nashersculpturecenter.org.CONCERTS6 The Doobie Brothers perform at Bass Hall at 7:30 p.m. $44-$132. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.8-10 Spend a swingin Night at the Cotton Club at Meyerson Symphony Center with the Dallas Symphony Orchestras program of Ellington, Armstrong and Fitzgerald, among others. $33-$153. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.12 Midori, the celebrated violinist who debuted at age 11, performs a Cliburn concert with pianist Özgür Aydin at Bass Hall at 7:30 p.m. $20-$90. 817-212-4280; www.cliburn.org.14 Symphony Arlington invites pianist Lei Weng onstage at the Arlington Music Hall for a program including Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, starting at 7:30 p.m. $16.50-$46.50. 817-385-0484; www.symphonyarlington.org.14 The Fort Worth Guitar Society presents Slovenian guitarist Mak Grgic at 7:30 p.m. at the auditorium in the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. $35. 817-498-0363; www.guitarsociety.org.15 Harry Connick Jr. performs at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas at 8 p.m., with an exclusive meet-and-greet afterward. $45-$85, $250 donation for meet-and-greet. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.15-17 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 at Bass Hall, featuring Texas-born pianist Adam Golka. $11-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.16 The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents the Atrium String Quartet in a concert called From Venice of the North to New York Harbor. 2 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum. $28. 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicfw.org.ONSTAGE6 Amphibian Stage Productions presents two National Theatre Live screenings of Macbeth at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10-$18. 817-923-3012; www.amphibianproductions.org.9 Writer David Sedaris presents an evening of humor and anecdotes at Bass Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. $22-$71.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.9 The Dallas Opera presents Gaetano Donizettis Elixir of Love as part of its family series. The performance begins at 2 p.m.; doors open at 12:30 p.m. for crafts and family activities in the lobby. $5. 214-443-1000; www.dallasopera.org.15 Artisan Center Theater presents Little Women, a musical based on the classic story, through Dec. 21 at its theater in Hurst. Tickets are $7-$18. 817-284-1200; www.artisanct.com.15-24 As part of its Downstage series, the Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Pride and Prejudice at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. $15-$18. 866-811-4111; www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.17 Bill Maher, television personality and political commentator, presents a night of stand-up comedy at 7:30 p.m at Dallas Winspear Opera House. $58-$88. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.20 Legendary blues musician B.B. King performs at the Winspear Opera House at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40-$99. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.FILM7-10 The Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square includes up-and-coming movies ( The Book Thief, Nebraska) and remastered classics ( Contempt, Tokyo Story), as well as competition films in several genres. Honorees include Lyle Lovett and more. $8-$10 per film, festival passes $100-$375. 817-924-6000; www.lonestarfilmfestival.com.21 Chris Kellys Modern Cinema Year Round series gives film fans a chance to see Philonema, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and participate in a Q&A afterward. $10; $55 for a series pass. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.22-24 Kill Your Darlings is onscreen at Magnolia at the Modern. Tickets are $8.50; Sunday noon showings are half-price. 817-738-9215; www.themodern.org.HOLIDAY EVENTS19-24 Jump into the holiday season early with How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Bass Hall. $66-$82.50. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com. 22The Dallas Theater Centers holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, opens at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas and runs through Dec. 24. The Nov. 22 show is a pay-what-you-can performance. $15-$60. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.22-23 Ballet Frontier of Texas performs The Nutcracker, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25. 817-852-6887; www.balletfrontier.org.29 The 2013 Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth begins at 6 p.m. and features more than 100 decorated floats. Open from 2 to 6 p.m., the Holiday Fun Zone includes entertainment, crafts and family activities. Free. 817-336-2787; www.fortworthparadeoflights.org.29 Texas Ballet Theater opens its annual production of The Nutcracker at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, through Dec. 8. Performances in Fort Worth begin Dec. 13. $15-$115. 817-763-0207; www.texasballettheater.org.29 Casa Manaña Childrens Theatre presents Frosty the Snowman, a musical based on the classic childrens story, through Dec. 22. $15-$38. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.29 The third annual Arlington Christkindl Holiday Market kicks off and remains open through Dec. 22. This event, based on similar markets in traditional German culture, includes shopping, food and drink, crafts, entertainment and more. The market entrance is located at Road to Six Flags and Ballpark Way. Free. www.arlingtonchristkindl.com.30 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras annual Home for the Holidays concert includes audience sing-alongs and snowfall inside Bass Hall. Through Dec. 1. $27-$85. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.30 Jubilee Theatre previews Jubilation: A Christmas Musical, running Dec. 6-29. $18-$25. 817-338-4411; www.jubileetheatre.org.COMING IN DECEMBER1 The Colleyville Womans Club hosts its annual Holiday Home Tour, this year featuring four area homes, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also included in the tour is Santas Sweet Stop, which features holiday craft demonstrations and snacks and drinks. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 on the day of the tour. 817-358-1805; www.c-w-c.org.3 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra joins with Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale to perform Handels The Messiah. $19-$65. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.6 At this years Toast of the Town party, the Arts Council of Fort Worth will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The party, themed P.O.P!, includes cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and an Andy Warhol-themed dress code in the Grand Ballroom of the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. $350. The Young Patrons Party begins at 8 p.m. at the same venue. $75. 817-298-3035; www.artscouncilfw.org.6 The Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County hosts its annual Christmas Gala starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Club. The night features a silent auction, dinner and live entertainment by Austin band Blind Date. Tickets are $175. 817-632-7470; www.pns-tc.org.6-7 The annual home tour of Fort Worths historic Ryan Place neighborhood celebrates its 30th anniversary, including home viewing and tours, a craft fair and tea room. Its $15 if bought in person at advance ticket locations; $20 if purchased online or at the door. Find ticket locations at www.historicryanplace.org.14 The Jewel Charity Balls 60th anniversary Diamond Jubilee, benefiting Cook Childrens Medical Center, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Invitations to the ball are extended to Angel Donors at the $2,500 level and above. 817-732-9333, ext. 3; www.jewelcharity.org.