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Thursday, December 3, 2015

#NearbyMuseumTower: December 4-6

7:00 PM
Works of HeART is a unique art exhibition and silent auction showcasing original artworks - paintings, drawings, jewelry and more - created by employees of Fossil Group that benefit education non-profit Big Thought.
Since 2011, Fossil Group has supported Big Thought by hosting the annual art auction and fundraiser. Big Thought's programs put imagination at the forefront of education, making it an organization near and dear to Fossil Group's heart. This innovative collaboration has continued to grow in size and impact.
Seven for Parties | 2.3 mi from Museum Tower

7:30 PM
Courtesy of Chamber Music International
CMI’s 30th Season’s Concert #3 will be featuring the impressive German/South Korean violinist, Clara-Jumi Kang, and Taiwanese pianist, Chih-Yi Chen. This elegant recital will begin with Debussy’s Violin Sonata, which was Debussy’s last major composition before he passed away in 1918. Kang and Chen will journey through bold melodies, luscious harmonies, and technical mastery of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 (1887). The second half of the program will feature Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata Ballade No. 3 which brings a melodious elegance to the listener’s ear. The duo will wrap the performance with the popular Caesar Franck’s Violin Sonata; which was dedicated to Ysaÿe as a wedding present.
Dallas City Performance Hall | 0.4 mi from Museum Tower

9:00 AM
The inaugural Shoppes on Hi Line Holiday Market will feature the Design District showrooms and neighboring businesses hosting a family-friendly outdoor market with local flavor and unique homegrown and handmade local wares. Find holiday gifts while enjoying the smells and tastes of the holidays, and bring all the kiddos for photos with Santa Claus and shopping at a poinsettia pantry. All proceeds will benefit Vogel Alcove, a Dallas charity serving homeless children.
Dallas Design District | 2.0 mi from Museum Tower

12:00 PM
A day of fun generously supported by Margot and Ross Perot. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday music and entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, a live reindeer and more! What more could you ask for in a holiday celebration? The event culminates with a tree lighting at 5:45 p.m. Following the tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the crowd to the AT&T Performing Arts Center where Reliant Lights Your Holidays festivities will be underway.
Klyde Warren Park | Just outside Museum Tower

1:00 PM
Courtesy of Highland Park Village
Highland Park Village is spreading holiday cheer and inviting the community to kick-off the most wonderful time of the year with Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with other family-friendly festivities and treats. Bring the kids between 2-4 pm for cherished photos with Santa in his gilded chair located in center court under the clock tower, and get in the holiday spirit with free face painting, balloon artists and special sips and bites from 1-5 pm.
Highland Park Village | 3.7 mi from Museum Tower

5:30 PM
550,000 thousand lights are just enough to give you chills at Reliant Lights Your Holiday. Enjoy this evening of holiday magic with the whole family, culminating with a fireworks display in Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park. Pearl Cup will be slinging lattes and cappuccinos to warm you while you walk around the winter wonderland, as well as favorite local food trucks. Your entertainment for the evening, presented by the David M. Crowley Foundation, includes The Polyphonic Spree. They are doing an entire set of favorites that will have you clutching your Pearl Cup latte in joy.The stars of Jersey Boys will be crooning a holiday set and dancing their hearts out. If you love the Four Seasons, you won’t want to miss this!
AT&T Performing Arts Center | 0.3 mi from Museum Tower

2:00 PM
Courtesy of Dallas Opera
In an Elven kingdom in the Far, Far North, Prince Claus will celebrate his 13th birthday with the party to end all parties; however, a bright star has signaled a momentous birth. Claus decides to dazzle this newborn with an assortment of the very latest toys before discovering that love is the most treasured gift of all.
Winspear Opera House | 0.3 mi from M