What’s happening in and around town in Travel.
Sparkling Christmas lights hang from the trees. Magic is in the air, as Vitruvian Parks turns into a holiday wonderland for the highly anticipated Vitruvian Lights! This year, the lighting ceremony will take place on November 27. After the lightning ceremony, the dazzling lights will be turned on daily from 5-11 p.m. daily Admission is free! Visit udr.com/Vitruvian-park/ for more information.
Celebrate the holiday season with A Swinging Christmas, featuring the music of Ella Fitzgerald! This new holiday show features the music of one of America’s most beloved performers, who sung hits like “Cheek to Cheek” “Dream a Little Dream of Me” and “Bewitched,” as well as Christmas classics like “O Holy Night,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Silent Night.” This will be presented via video on demand. Learn more at watertowertheatre.org.
Sweet, sticky syrup drips from your fork and all over your hands. You are eating a delicious stack of pancakes that you deserve — after you just finished a 5k race in the chilly January morning! Hotcake Hustle is one of the best 5k runs! It starts at the Addison Conference Centre, where participants can run, jog or walk 5k or 10k. Afterward, put on your free long-sleeve T-shirt, drink free beer, coffee and hot chocolate, listen to live music, and enjoy a delicious stack of hotcakes! Find out more at runproject.org/events/hotcake-hustle-race.
Ever since he was 16, Preacher Lawson has been writing his own jokes. After a bet with his mother, he started performing live — and loved it! He’s won several awards, including Funniest Comedian in Florida in 2015 and Seattle International Comedy Competition winner in 2016. He’s also appeared in TV shows and was in the top ten on “America’s Got Talent” in 2017 and two years later returned for “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” where he finished in fifth place. If his Instagram account is any indication, Preacher’s got some hilarious jokes stored up for us. Tickets are available at improvtx. com/addison.
Christina P does it all. She’s a stand-up comedian, writer, TV personality, podcast host of “Your Mom’s House” and a wife and mother. She’s also hosted two Netflix specials, “The Degenerates” and “Christina P; Mother Inferior.” Oh yeah, and she’s super funny too. Catch her at Addison Improv as part of her Ride or Die Tour in February, where she is sure to make you laugh with her relatable anecdotes about home life, humorous pop culture commentary and the things we can all relate to about getting older. Get tickets at improvtx.com/addison.
This intriguing, dramatic play will draw you in from the very start. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2015 Tony-winner, which tells the story of Christopher, a 15-year-old with an extraordinary brain, who lives with his dad in a working-class town west of London. When Christopher finds himself under suspicion of murdering his neighbor’s dog, he takes it upon himself to solve the mystery. It will absolutely captivate you! This ground- breaking contemporary play is based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel of the same title. Buy your tickets at watertowertheatre.org.
Happy anniversary, WaterTower Theatre! Take a look back at 25 years of WaterTower shows, featuring North Dallas’ favorite performers and musicians who have brought the glamour of Broadway to Addison over the years. WaterTower Theatre has thrilled North Texas audiences with over 170 groundbreaking plays and musicals since its inception in 1996. They will be rolling out the red carpet and toasting this enormous Preacher Lawson at Addison Improv accomplishment! Secure your spot at this glamorous evening by visiting watertowertheatre.org