2 ACH Family Services’ annual Hoot ‘n Holler fundraiser takes places at 6 p.m. at Grace restaurant. The cocktails-and-dinner event benefits at-risk children being treated in ACH’s residential services programs. Tickets: $500. 682-432-1086, www.achservices.org/hoot-n-holler.
5-6 The seventh annual Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience, benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots, takes place at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The bazaar features handmade goods by more than 100 artisans. Free admission. http://funkyfinds.com/holiday.html.
10 The second annual Feast in the Fort, benefiting The Parenting Center, takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. at River Ranch at the Stockyards. The event includes a dinner, live auction and concert by Josh Weathers. Tickets: $45-$225. 817-332-6348, http://theparentingcenter.org.
10 The Heroes of Hope Luncheon celebrating the Joy of Life takes place at 11:45 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club. The event will honor cancer survivors and caregivers and commemorate Cancer Care Services’ 70th anniversary. Free; charitable donations requested. For reservations, email email@example.com. 817-921-0653, http://cancercareservices.org.
10 The Mid-Cities Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta presents the 4th annual Ruby Slipper Soiree at The Marq Southlake. Proceeds from the event benefit CASA of Tarrant County. Tickets: $50. 512-587-9531, www.speakupforachild.org.
12 Camp Fire First Texas hosts An Artists’ Christmas Art Auction and Gala, 6-11 p.m. at the Fort Worth Zoo. The evening includes a seated dinner, live entertainment and an auction of more than 80 pieces of art. Tickets: $250. 817-831-2111, www.campfirefw.org.
12 The annual Night at the Museum gala kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. The event features food by Wolfgang Puck Catering, cocktails, live demonstrations, dancing and musical entertainment by Manhattan. Packages start at $2,500. http://natm.perotmuseum.org.
15 The University of North Texas Health Science Center Foundation presents An Evening with a Legend, featuring Grammy Award winner Chicago, at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Hall. Tickets: $175-$500. 817-735-0204, www.unthsc.edu/ewal.
18 The third annual TableTops event benefiting The Gatehouse Grapevine starts at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square. The event features dozens of decorated tables, lunch and a silent auction. Tickets: $75-$500. 214-491-0388, http://tabletopssouthlake.com.
18-19 Mansfield Women’s Club hosts its annual Festival of Trees, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cedar Bluff Assisted Living & Memory Care. Proceeds go to Harvesting International Food Bank. $10. 817-453-2111, www.themansfieldwomensclub.com.
Museum and Art Events
7 & 9 The Hall Ensemble performs new works for winds and strings with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Michael Shih. Nov. 7 at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth ($15-$25); Nov. 9 in a private residence (sold out). 817-456-3584, www.hallensemble.org.
17 Guest conductor Piero Romano leads Symphony Arlington in a program of works by Chopin, Milhaud and Beethoven. $16.50-$46.50. Arlington Music Hall. 817-385-0484, www.symphonyarlington.org.
4-6 Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Director’s Choice at the Wyly Theatre, Dallas. $25-$55. 214-871-2390, www.dbdt.com.
11-12 Bruce Wood Dance Project features new works and classics at Dallas City Performance Hall. $19-$100. 214-428-2263, www.brucewoodance.org.
18 Dark Circles Contemporary Dance presents its Fall Series. Bob Hope Theatre at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. $12-$20. 575-993-3584; www.darkcirclescontemporarydance.com.
18-19 Ballet Frontier of Texas presents its annual production of The Nutcracker at Will Rogers Memorial Center. $30-$40. 817-852-6887, www.balletfrontier.org.
2 & 5 Amphibian Stage Productions and National Theatre Live present multiple broadcasts of Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. $20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianstage.com.
16 & 19 Amphibian Stage Productions presents multiple screenings of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the auditorium of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The production stars Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch. $20. 817-923-3012, www.amphibianstage.com.
Festivals and Outdoor Activities
5-6 The annual Japanese Garden Fall Festival features music, dancing, tea ceremonies and more at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. $4-$8 (children age 3 and younger are free). 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org.
12-13 The United Methodist Women present the seventh annual Sharing the Joy alternative gift fair at the Keller United Methodist Church. The event features fair trade products made by artisans from around the world. Free. 817-431-1332, www.kellerumc.com/events/sharing-the-joy.
17 Panther Island Pavilion kicks off the holiday season with the return of Panther Island Ice. The outdoor skating rink is open seven days a week, including holidays, through Jan. 16. $11. 682-704-7711, http://pantherislandice.com.
19 Southlake hosts its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Southlake Town Square. The family-friendly event features holiday music, pictures with Santa, carriage rides and more. Free. 817-748-8400, www.visitsouthlaketexas.com.
20 The 34th annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights takes place at 6 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth, followed by the lighting of the Sundance Square Christmas tree. Free. 817-336-2787, www.fortworthparadeoflights.org.
25 The sixth annual Arlington Christkindl Holiday Market, located next to Globe Life Park, runs through Dec. 23. The open-air holiday market features shopping, food and drink, crafts, entertainment and more. Free. http://txchristkindlmarket.com.
Coming in December
3-4 The annual Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place tour of homes takes place in the historic Fort Worth neighborhood. $15-$20. www.ryanplacefortworth.com.
3-4 North Central Ballet presents The Nutcracker at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. $35. 817-428-8232, www.northcentralballet.com.
4 The Mansfield Women’s Club presents its annual Home Tour from 1 to 6 p.m. $25-$30. 817-453-2111, www.themansfieldwomen
4 The Trophy Club Women’s Club presents its annual Christmas Home Tour, “The Stars Are Out Tonight ... Christmas in Film.” $20. 817-819-6729, www.mytcwc.org.
4 The Colleyville Woman’s Club hosts its 32nd annual Holiday Home Tour, including the popular Santa’s Sweet Shop. $25. 817-358-1805, www.c-w-c.org.
5-6 The Hall Ensemble presents its holiday-themed “Deck the Halls” concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in a private residence (sold out) and Dec. 6 at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas ($15-$25). 817-456-3584, www.hallensemble.org.