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25 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend, December 12 to 15

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Saturday 12.14 Santa Rampage -- You just don't see 200 slutty Santas doing shots and hopping DART every day -- just once or twice a year, thanks to start-up fun-makers Santa Rampage. Get your mistletoe thong in check, add Santa Rampage to your Twitter feed and go meet several hundred new friends.

Second Annual Dallas Winter Warmer -- Nothing removes winter's bite like tiny beers, so drink dozens of the things at this craft brew sampling event.

Sebastion, at Ochre House -- This new Posey joint is in its second weekend, so you'll want to get it before it's gone forever, like all deliciously ephemeral products of our beloved Expo Park theater space. Pro tip: Book a resie or be sad. Pro tip max: Monday, December 16, is pay-what-you-can night.

Brian Posehn -- Your favorite comic-book-writing, -quoting and -resembling stand-up is back for a quick weekend of shows at Hyena's Dallas location.

Jingle Bells Bazaar in Bishop Arts -- Feeling cooped up? Need to get outside? Want to avoid the malls and find great scores by local artists? Go over to Bishop Avenue and roam this modern craft bazaar from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. It's a shopable celebration of good, local design.

ob·jec·ti·fied at RO2 Arts -- I've been looking forward to this show for a while. It features art stuffs, objects and tangible items of multiple purposes, meanings and inspirations. Plus, there's a heavy pour of ceramics and sculpture. See it opening night for first dibs.

We Are 1976's Fourth Anniversary Soul Train Party -- This is another ice storm resched, so hustle into We Are 1976's Henderson location for locomotion by DJ CJ DeMarx, drinks and snacks. And while you're there, why not help light up that dance floor? (A portion of sales go to Tacloban typhoon relief efforts.)

35 Years at 500X -- This massive milestone exhibition was meant to launch last Saturday, but you know -- ice, destruction, mayhem, all that. Now you get another chance to see big Dallas talents celebrate their roots at the mainstay artist-run space. Tom Orr, Nic Nicosia, Simeen Farhat, Frances Bagley, Randall Garret and others will collaborate to hijack those walls. It's free.

ex mus at CentralTrak -- While last week's ex mus concert got snowballed, this Saturday you can spend an evening with Native Texan, contrabassist, composer, and visual artist Adam Goodwin, who's visiting from Berlin. He'll perform five contemporary pieces on the double bass -- three of those were written for the instrument, the other two? Well, that's where experimentation really kicks in. Sunday 12.15 A Beautiful, Artful Christmas -- It's ArtLoveMagic's big holiday show and sale, and it's taking over Life in Deep Ellum from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday. There'll be live music, artists and painting, plus a one-stop gift shop from local stuff-makers.

Randy Brodnax and Friends Christmas Art Sale -- Save a little shopping steam for this three-day party, hosted by local potter Randy Brodnax. It takes over Sons of Hermann from Friday through Sunday, so I'll bet there are bargains to be had in this, the 11th shopping hour.

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Jamie Laughlin
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