Best things to do in DFW this November with activities for everyone

Don Henley will perform with Clint Black and Lyle Lovett at the “Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert” at Bass Performance Hall.Courtesy photo

Benefits, Fundraisers and Galas

1 Since 2002, ACH Family Services Hoot ‘n Holler fundraiser has raised more than $2 million to help children treated in ACH residential programs who have experienced abuse and neglect or separation. This year’s cocktails-and-dinner fundraiser will be held at Grace restaurant. Tickets: $500. 682-432-1086,

2 Feast in the Fort, featuring the Cory Morrow Band, takes place at River Ranch Stockyards. The night of country elegance, which benefits the Parenting Center, includes dinner, a live auction and concert. Tickets: $250, 817-632-5515,

2 Project 4031’s annual dinner and auction will be held at the Fort Worth Club. The fundraiser benefits the organization, which provides assistance in a variety of ways to the terminally ill. Tickets start at $85. 817-653-8976,

7 The University of North Texas Health Science Center Foundation presents the Legends Concert Series, featuring Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald at Bass Performance Hall. Proceeds from the show help provide no-cost medical care to local underserved children. Tickets start at $175. 817-735-0204,

8 During the Lone Star Film Festival Ball at Bass Performance Hall, guests enjoy dinner by Reata Restaurant, an awards presentation (including the first ever Bill Paxton Achievement in Film Award) and music by Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines and Joe Ely. Tickets start at $600 and must be purchased separately from Film Festival All-Access passes. 817-924-6000,

8 Indulge Luxury Magazine’s 12th Anniversary Party will be held at 809 at Vickery. Guests will enjoy a fashion show, appetizers and drinks. Tickets: $25 ($30 at the door). 817-390-7314,

11 Camp Fire First hosts An Artists’ Christmas Art Auction and Gala at the Fort Worth Zoo. The evening of dinner, music and dancing also features an eclectic collection of more than 80 pieces of art to be auctioned as a fundraiser for group. Tickets: $250. 817-831-2111,

11 Enjoy a night of “Intrigue” at the Night at the Museum Gala at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The party features live entertainment and dancing. Culinary treats and cocktails are located throughout levels of the museum. The fundraiser benefits the Perot Museum. Ticket packages start at $2,500. 214-756-5729,

11 Against The Grain Productions’ 9th annual Fashion for a Passion runway show, held at sixty five hundred in Dallas, features emerging fashion and art, musical entertainment, live and silent auctions, and tasty bites and sips. All proceeds  benefit ATG’s supported orphanages, a scholarship fund and community outreach programs in Asia. Tickets start at $50.

18 The TableTops luncheon benefiting The Gatehouse Grapevine takes place at the Southlake Hilton. The fundraiser includes dozens of decorated tables, lunch, a silent auction and raffle. Tickets start at $75. 214-491-0388,

18-19 Support local craftsmen at the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience located in the Cattle 2 building at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The handmade arts and crafts fair features over 100 local artists. A raffle benefits the Humane Society of North Texas and DFW Toys for Tots. Admission is free; parking is $10.

28 Clint Black, Don Henley and Lyle Lovett perform at “Helping Texans: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert” at Bass Performance Hall. All ticket proceeds will go to The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation, which distributes funds to charitable organizations in Houston and Aransas County. Tickets start at $150. 817-212-4280,

Museums and Art Events

4 Focus, an exhibition of the paintings of Katherine Bradford, an artist known for her eccentric compositions and vibrant palette, is on display at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through January 14. Tickets: $10 general admission, $4 students and seniors (60+), children 12 and under are free. 817-738-9215,

9 The Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society presents the Beijing Guitar Duo of Meng Su and Yameng Wang at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion Auditorium. The pair has toured extensively through Europe, Asia and North America. Tickets: $35. 817-498-0363,

11 The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth’s Atrium Quartet performs “Outside the Shadow of Beethoven” at Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum . The performance includes Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 12, Brahms’ String Quartet No. 1 in C minor and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major. Tickets: $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $25 for families. 817-877-3003,

14 Enjoy chamber music in the Renzo Piano Pavillion at the Kimbell Art Musuem when Augustin Hadelich is joined by members of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for a program of works by Tchaikovsky, Weber and Ysaÿe. Tickets: $43. 817-665-6000,


2 Three Dog Night performs at Dallas’ Majestic Theatre, reviving classic hits as well as introducing new music. Tickets start at $30. 214-880-0202,

3-5 Hollywood hits are brought to life by The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at the Bass Performance Hall. Vocalist Kelly Levesque sings lyrics made famous by Barbra Streisand, Kelly Clarkson and Josh Groban. Tickets: $33-$92. 817-665-6000,

10-12 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” at Bass Performance Hall. Tickets: $17-$88. 817-665-6000,

24-26 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents “Home for the Holidays” at Bass Performance Hall, featuring favorite seasonal songs and a special visit by Santa. Matinee and evening performances are planned with ticket prices ranging from $33-$92. 817-665-6000,

30 The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Master Chorale perform George Handel’s “Messiah” at Bass Performance Hall. Tickets: $28-$78. 817-665-6000,

On Stage

1-12 Winspear Opera House hosts the classic opera “La Traviata,” featuring one of Verdi’s most beautiful scores and some of opera’s most romantic moments. Tickets: $19-$199, 214-443-1043,

1-5 “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” is on stage at Bass Performance Hall, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth as part of the Broadway Specials Series. Matinee and evening performances are planned. Tickets start at $33. 817-212-4280,

3–5 Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs a Director’s Choice of dynamic and athletic modern dance pieces. Performances take place at the Wyly Theatre. Tickets: $22-$48. 214-880-0202,

4-12 Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s hit musical “Evita,” the story of former Argentinian first lady Eva Peron, comes to Casa Mañana. Matinee and evening performances are planned. Tickets: $49-$79. 817-212-4280,

10-11 Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company debuts in Dallas at Moody Performance Hall with a repertoire of both Cuban contemporary and American choreographed works. Tickets from $25-$75. 214-880-0202,

14-19 A holiday classic, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” sings and dances its way on stage at Bass Performance Hall as part of the Broadway at the Bass Series. Tickets start at $44. 855-303-4887,

21-22 Based on the 1964 animated special, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” comes to stage at Bass Performance Hall. Featuring a mixture of adult and young performers, songs include those from the original special. Tickets: $72-$83. 855-303-4887,

22 through Dec. 28 Dallas Theater Center presents “A Christmas Carol” on stage at the Wyly Theatre. Matinee and evening performances are planned with tickets starting at $20. 214-880-0202,

24 through Dec. 23 Back by popular demand at Casa Mañana, “Santa Claus: A New Musical” will take the stage for several matinee and evening performances throughout the holiday season. Tickets: $21-$35.

24 through Dec. 24 Debuting at the Jubilee Theatre, “A Motown Christmas” is a fun family musical filled with Christmas hits from Motown. Several performances are available. Tickets: $24-$34. 817-338-4411,


9-12 The Lone Star Film Festival showcases 44 films over four days in two Fort Worth venues. All-access passes can be purchased for $255 until Nov. 5 and allow VIP holders to attend any film, as well as panel discussions, parties and the awards ceremony. Single movie tickets: $10. See the movie schedule at

Dec. 2 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at the Movies presents a screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with live music by the Fort Worth Symphony and Dallas Chamber Choir. Tickets start at $38.

Festivals and Outdoor Activities

18 Southlake’s Home for the Holidays Annual Tree Lighting takes place at Southlake Town Square. Enjoy Christmas carolers, live entertainment, pictures with Santa, holiday crafts, a four-lane snow tubing hill, carriage rides, and snowman building. The tree lighting is held at 6 p.m.

18 Fort Worth’s official tree lighting ceremony takes place in Sundance Square at 5:30 pm. Activities include a visit from Santa and live music.

19 XTO Energy’s Fort Worth Parade of Lights will feature never before seen floats, giant illuminated balloons and performing groups. This year’s new route starts at Weatherford and Houston Streets. The parade starts at 6 p.m. Visit the website for reserved seating ticket information.





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