Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas
The University of North Texas Health Science Center Foundation hosts An Evening With a Legend, featuring comedian Jay Leno, at 8 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets: $70-$110. Premium tickets: $150-$1,000. 817-735-0204, http://web.unthsc.edu/ewal.
The Junior League of Arlington presents its annual Holiday Magic Gift Market at the Arlington Convention Center. The event kicks off with brunch and a fashion show at 9 a.m. Nov. 7 ($50-$100). Other activities include a holiday happy hour ($35) and breakfast with Santa ($25). Gift market tickets: $5-$8. 817-277-9481, www.jlarlington.org.
The Keller-based nonprofit I’m Dying To Tell You Something hosts its fourth annual golf tournament, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sky Creek Ranch. Individuals: $125; teams of four: $500. 817-559-9462, www.idttys.org.
The Fort Worth Opera’s Dinner with the Stars takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Worthington Renaissance Hotel. The evening will include dinner, storytelling and song. Tickets: $75-$150. 817-731-0833 , www.fwopera.org/dwts.
The 2014 Bobby Bragan Lifetime Achievement Award Gala is 6 p.m. at Worthington Renaissance Hotel. It honors CBS sports announcer Verne Lundquist. Tickets: $250; tables: $2,000 and up. 817-870-2300, www.bobbybragan.org.
Arts Council Northeast hosts the 2014 Taste of Northeast at 5:30 p.m. at Hurst Convention Center. The annual event includes food, music, auctions and a holiday gift market. Tickets: $20 (advance), $25 (day of). 817-283-3406, www.artscouncilnortheast.org.
Cancer Care Services presents its Joy of Life event at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Club. The dinner includes wine pairings by LangeTwins Family Winery. Tickets: $200; tables start at $2,500. 817-921-0653, ext. 229, www.cancercareservices.org/events/joy-of-life.
Camp Fire Fort Worth celebrates An Artists’ Christmas at 6 p.m. at Worthington Renaissance Hotel. The annual holiday fundraiser includes dinner, dancing and an auction that features more than 80 pieces of art by local and national artists. Tickets: $250; tables: $2,500-$20,000. 817-831-2111, www.campfirefw.org.
Band of Roses, benefiting the Northeast Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, takes place at 4:30 p.m. at River Ranch in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Tickets: $100. 817-249-7744, www.cff.org/Chapters/fortworth.
The Margarita Society of Arlington hosts its annual Margarita Gala and Charity Ball at 7 p.m. at Arlington Convention Center. Entry is a donation of $30 or a toy worth at least $30. www.arlingtonmargaritasociety.org.
Museum and Art Events
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History continues its Celebrity Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Oak Room. Guest speaker is award-winning author and scholar Jodi Magness. $10-$12. 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org.
The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents “Masters of Form and Color” with Italian pianist and two-time Cliburn semifinalist Alessandro Deljavan at 2 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $7-$35. 817-877-3003, www.chambermusicfw.org.
The world premiere of Virtuosity, a documentary about the 2013 Van Cliburn International Cliburn Competition, takes place at 7 p.m. at Bass Hall, with a Q&A with the filmmakers to follow. Free, but ticketed. 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com.
The eighth annual Lone Star Film Festival’s lineup includes a mix of new releases ( The Imitation Game, Mr. Turner) and remastered classics ( American Graffiti). This year’s festival honorees include Julian Schnabel, Ray Benson and Bob “Daddy-O” Wade. Individual screening tickets are $8-$10, festival passes are $120. 817-924-6000, www.lonestarfilmfestival.com.
Amphibian Stage Productions and National Theatre Live present two broadcasts of David Hare’s Skylight, starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy. Screenings are 2 and 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $12-$20. 817-923-3012, www.am
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth screens the French film The Blue Room (La Chambre Bleue) as part of the Magnolia at the Modern series . $6-$9. (Sunday noon show is half-price.) 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org.
The Gaylord Texan’s annual Lone Star Christmas celebration includes Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing; the DreamWorks Experience; and the Gaylord’s ICE! Experience, which reprises a popular Frosty the Snowman theme. Activity prices range from $10 to $68.99; Lone Star Christmas tickets are $11.99-$16.99 for children and $21.99-$29.99 for adults. 817-778-1000, www.marriott.com.
Grapevine’s Carol of Lights transforms historic downtown Grapevine into “the Christmas Capital of Texas.” Activities near the Town Square Gazebo include musical performances before the lighting ceremony and strolling amid more than 1 million lights and Yuletide decorations along Main Street. 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas.
The fourth annual Arlington Christkindl Holiday Market kicks off and remains open through Dec. 21. It offers shopping, food and drink, crafts, entertainment and more. Free. www.arlingtonchristkindl.com.
Texas Ballet Theater opens its annual production of The Nutcracker at Winspear Opera House in Dallas through Dec. 7. Performances at Bass Hall run Dec. 12-27. $15-$125. 877-828-9200, www.texasballettheater.org.
Featuring more than 100 decorated floats, the 2014 Parade of Lights takes place at 6 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and his wife, Maritza, as grand marshals. The event’s Holiday Fun Zone, which includes entertainment, crafts and family activities, is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Free. 817-336-2787, www.fortworthparadeoflights.org.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, along with the Texas Boys Choir and Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale, celebrates the holiday season with the annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. $27-$90. 817-665-6000, www.fwsymphony.org.
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