Since I lived a big chunk of my life in Mesquite, home of the rodeo, imagine my embarrassment when I thought a Celebrity Cutting Event had something to do with ribbons. Kanye was going to wrap my Christmas presents? Hardly. Turns out cutting is where a rider selects a calf from a herd, leads or cuts it away and then blocks it from ducking past and returning to the herd. The Careity Foundation hosts this event annually as a fund-raiser for cancer relief. Celebrities on hand to try their cutting skills this year include Betty Buckley, Jay Novacek and Tanya Tucker. A triple headliner concert, a one-of-a-kind silent auction and (apparently) the best sirloin tamale ever on their buffet round out the charity event. The 12th Annual Celebrity Cutting giddy-ups 7 p.m. Friday at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth. Call 817-882-4100 or visit celebritycutting.org.
Fri., Dec. 1, 7 p.m.