What in The Hollow Are You Doing This Weekend?

Although the weather has not quite gotten the memo yet, we are officially in the holiday season. It’s probably safe to say that most of the events we post from now till the end of the year will be holiday related, so we hope you’re as fine with that as we are.

Tonight, St. Mark’s Middle and Upper School bands will be performing a concert at 7 p.m. in Decherd Auditorium.

“We’ll sprinkle on the field just right/The sun will make it sparkle bright/As Santa’s reindeer roam and fly/Rudolph will guide them to Town North Y.” Or so says the Y, who has devised a fool-proof plan to ensure that Santa won’t miss the Y as he flies by. Bring your kids at 10 a.m. on Saturday, where they can  sprinkle colored sugar and oats on the ground to show Rudolph where to land, and enjoy cookies and pictures with Santa.

Also at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Thurman School of Music is having their holiday recital at Park Cities Baptist Church.

Lovers Lane United Methodist Church is hosting their annual Advent Workshop at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of crafting and fellowship.

If you love street art, bold patterns and colors, geometric shapes, and supporting local artists, you’ll want to head to Norwood Flynn Gallery ASAP. They’re having an opening reception for Oak Cliff artist Chris Bingham’s new “Art in Motion: An Ode to Graffiti” show at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Because this season is all about giving back, Congregation Shearith Israel wants to make sure that you start the first day of Hanukkah right, by making a difference in someone’s life. Join them at 8 a.m. Sunday for Habitat Hanukkah Build. If you’ve never volunteered with Habitat for Humanity before, I can honestly tell you it’s one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have.

The holiday festivities continue at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, where the Lovers Lane Jazz Band will present “Jingle and Swing,” a “toe-tapping Christmas extravaganza” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Last Christmas I made red velvet cake pops for the first time, from scratch. Although they tasted delicious, the whole process took two days and they definitely did not look like anything that Angie “Bakerella” Dudley would have produced. Which is why I should be the first in line to hear her discuss and sign her new book, Cake Pops Holiday, at the Lincoln Park Barnes & Noble at 2 p.m., Sunday.

Ursuline students will present a holiday concert, “Sounds of the Season,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday. The event, which is free and open to the public, will definitely help you start your week on the right note (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist!).

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