by Sam Ferris
Catch a showing of “The Nutcracker” at the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet or enjoy an afternoon of Christmas tree painting at The Tipsy Canvas.
Ice Rays vs. Amarillo Bulls
In the mood for some post-Thanksgiving fun? Cheer on the Ice Rays as they challenge South Division foe Amarillo Bulls in the first of a two-game weekend homestand. The team looks to climb above .500 and continue their push for the playoffs. Friday, 7 p.m., 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd., 826-4700, americanbankcenter.com.
The Corpus Christi Concert Ballet presents this holiday classic with a cast of more than 100 regional dancers, actors, and area children. Don’t miss the lively party scene, the battle between the mice and soldiers, and Clara’s journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase at the American Bank Center, local Ticketmaster locations or online at ticketmaster.com. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., 2446 S. Alameda, 854-7969, concertballet.net.
“The Marvelous Wonderettes"
It’s 1958 and Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are heading to the Springfield High School prom. It’s not long before you’ll learn all about their lives and loves in this off-Broadway extravaganza. The two-act musical follows the girls from prom all the way to their 10-year high school reunion and features more than 30 classic songs from the 50s and 60s. Sunday, 2:30 p.m., 5635 Everhart Rd., 851-9700, auroraartstheatre.com.
Kids Christmas Tree Painting
Take the kids to Tipsy Canvas for a two-hour family painting experience. Attendees will paint a Christmas tree just in time for the holidays. You can also donate to Toys 4 Tots by bringing an unwrapped toy to the class. You’ll have to wait to get tipsy though – there’s no alcohol allowed at this family-friendly event. Saturday, Noon, 5878 Everhart Rd., Ste. B, 434-0082, tipsycanvas.com.
If you’re looking to burn off some of Thursday’s calories, laughing is one way to do it. Check out Adam Newman at the Mesquite St. Comedy Club for back-to-back performances this weekend. The ex-Brooklyn based comedian has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, and HBO’s Last Week Tonight and Silicon Valley, so expect a top-notch comedy routine. Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m., 617 N. Mesquite St., 882-7499, eatpizzadowntown.com