On Tap: Hip Hop Nutcracker, Mod NYE, & Streaming Lights at Reunion Tower

We searched the internet to find plenty of events to keep you busy over the next two weeks.

Editor’s Picks of events for Dec. 22 – Jan. 4.

Thursday, Dec. 22

LONESTAR TAPS & CAPS POPUP DINNER WEEK — 7 p.m. at 4740 TX-121, Suite 500, in Lewisville. Lone Star Taps & Caps is celebrating the holidays with a special week of Pop Up DInners at each Lone Star location. On Thursday, Chef Patton Robertson from Cafe Momentum will be on site at the Lewisville location preparing a special four-course menu for each paid guest. Also, Deep Ellum Brewing will pair a special beer with each course. Dinner and drinks are $50 per person plus gratuity and sales tax. Seating is limited. Go here to purchase tickets. 

DALLAS MAKERSPACE TOUR NIGHT — 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This weekly event is open to the public and designed for maker networking and touring the space. For more information visit the event page.

Friday, Dec. 23

TASTE OF BISHOP ARTS WALKING FOOD AND HISTORICAL TOUR — 1 to 4:30 p.m. The tour includes a history of the Bishop Arts District history and eateries. Get tickets and more information here.

THE HOLIDAY EXPERIENCEAN ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN HOLIDAY AND FRIENDS — 7:30 p.m. at The Kessler, 1230 W. Davis St., in Dallas. John Holiday will celebrate the season with an eclectic mix of jazz, classical, R&B, and gospel. Among the artists joining him on stage, will be Neeki Bey, Kristin Yost, Nigel Rivers, David Marquis, and the Texas String Quartet. Local artist Kirk Thurmond will be the opening act. Tickets start at $24.50 per person. For more or information and to purchase tickets, go here

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER — 7:30 p.m. at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive, in Richardson. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince travel back in time to when her parents first met in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. Tickets are $39-$56. Go here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, Dec. 24

ARCHITECTURE TOUR: TWO BUILDINGS, ONE MUSEUM — 2 to 3 p.m. at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., in Fort Worth. Tour led by Kimbell docent guides. Free. No reservations are required. For more information, visit the museum website.

Thursday, Dec. 29

FORT WORTH NATURE CENTER AND REFUGE EVENING STROLL WITH A NATURALIST — 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, in Fort Worth. Recurs weekly. Free. Vist the website for more information. 

Saturday, Dec. 31

DIVISION BREWING NEW YEARS CELEBRATIONS — 4 to 10 p.m. at Division Brewing, 506 E. Main St., in Arlington. Arlington’s first locally-owned brewery will be celebrating its first anniversary with more than 20 beers, including barrel-aged sours, and special firkin tappings. Visit the website for more information. 

NYE 2017: MOD NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY — 9 p.m. at The Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Dallas. Wear your best ’60s mod for live music, go-go dancing, DJ action and a one-of-a-kind human ball drop at midnight. General admission is $25 and $45 for VIP. Midnight champagne toast is included with ticket. Go here for more information or to purchase tickets.

AT&T STREAMING LIGHTS AT REUNION TOWER — Show begins at 11:59 p.m. at Reunion Tower, 300 Reunion Blvd. E., in Dallas. Hunt Realty and Reunion Tower are collaborating with AT&T to bring this New Year’s Eve event to Dallas. The display will feature more than 4,000 pyrotechnic special effects from various levels of Reunion Tower with the magnificent downtown skyline as its backdrop. There will be live streaming on YouTube and Facebook Live. Like the Facebook page to be notified when the live stream starts. Also, listen to the fireworks soundtrack on NOW 102.9 FM. For more information, visit the website.

NERD OUT FOR NEW YEAR’S AT @NERDVANA.FOOD+SPIRITS — 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at @nerdvana.food+spirit, 5757 Main St., in Frisco. The restaurant will serve its regular menu for purchase from 8 to 10 p.m., and its 8-bit menu from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Enjoy half-priced bubbles by the glass and an array of throwback and modern video games on 15 consoles. Attendees must be ages 21 and older. No cover. Visit the website for more information. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by contacting the restaurant at 214-618-9732. 

Tuesday, Jan. 3

DALLAS NEW TECH — 7 p.m. at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., in Dallas. The monthly event showcases new companies and technologies. Six companies will have five minutes to pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A. Also, 12 companies will get 30 seconds to quick pitch a concept, real or not, to the audience. Do you have a great idea that you know should exist? Find out more here

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