As the holidays arrive, check out our list of things to do this season in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake.
15 Listen to Neil Diamond songs at a tribute concert
Singer Jack Wright and the Heartlight Showband will perform at the Palace Theatre in Grapevine. Wright has toured across the country, echoing the voice and style of legendary artist Neil Diamond. Wright combines song and storytelling in a sincere experience. There will be two shows with a brief intermission separating the performances.
7:30 p.m. $27-$32 (per person). Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3100. www.jackwrightshow.com
15 Have fun, raise money for a good cause
Table Tops is a fundraiser that benefits local nonprofit Unlikely Heroes, which helps child victims of sex slavery. This charity event includes a luncheon with custom-designed tabletops created by community members. There will also be a silent auction and a wine and liquor pull.
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $75-$500 (per ticket). The Hilton Southlake Town Square, 1400 Plaza Place, Southlake. 818-255-5441. www.tabletopssouthlake.com
16 Raise your glass
The Grapevine Wine Festival highlights the many wineries found on and around Main Street. Each ticket entitles attendees to a souvenir glass and one tasting at each of the 16 participating wineries. Participants can also purchase additional wine samples and bottles at the wineries. In addition to drinks, there will be live music and food vendors. This event is for individuals 21 and older.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. $45 (per person). Liberty Park, 215 S. Main St., Grapevine. 800-457-6338. www.grapevinetexasusa.com
16 Hear and learn from a published author
Kim Horner, author and former Dallas Morning News journalist, will speak about her personal journey and her book “Probably Someday Cancer” at the Grapevine library. Horner discovered she is a carrier of a gene mutation that places her at risk for several types of cancers. The book is based on research, interviews and personal experience and explores difficult truths about the nature of cancer and survival.
2-3 p.m. Free. Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine. 817-410-3404. www.grapevinetexas.gov/1240/Library
25 Learn about animals
The Fort Worth Zoo makes a stop at Southlake Town Hall, bringing with it a few creatures for a “fun and furry animal show.” It will be an interactive and educational experience for all ages. The animals present will be a surprise, Youth Services librarian Stacy Wells said in an email. In previous years, spectators got to see an owl, an armadillo and a sloth.
11 a.m.-noon. Free. Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Third Floor, Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com
29 through Dec. 15 Experience a British tradition in entertainment
Runway Theatre is presenting its first full-length British panto performance: “Cinderella and the Crystal Slipper.” A tradition of Great Britain, panto, or “pantomime,” is a play based on classic fairy tales and is often filled with jokes, music and dancing. This G-rated production will include modern references, wordplay and slapstick humor.
Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $12-$22 per ticket. Runway Theatre, 215 N. Dooley St., Grapevine. 817-488-4842. www.runwaytheatre.com