Thursday 12.06 — Saturday 12.22

‘Santaland Diaries’ ho-ho-hos it into Fort Worth

David Sedaris spent a holiday season in New York making money by being an elf named Crumpet at the Santaland inside Macy’s, and turned those experiences into an acclaimed essay and radio performance. Joe Mantello adapted it to a one-man show, also named The Santaland Diaries, and Christmas has never been the same. Casa Manana presents this very irreverent, very gay comedy.

DEETS: Casa Manana, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.

Friday 12.07 — Saturday 12.08

Black on Black celebrates DBDT

Dallas Black Dance Theatre is one of the signature arts organizations in North Texas, and you can help the company celebrate at its Black on Black party and performance. It kicks off with a cocktail party, includes a performance from the talented dancers and concludes with an off-the-hook after-party.

DEETS: DBDT Studios, 2700 Ann Williams Way. 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. performance.

Wednesday 12.05 — Sunday 01.13

DTC opens world premiere ‘Fetch Clay, Make Man’

Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) and Lincoln Perry (aka Stepin Fetchit) led vastly different lives… and left equally different legacies. But there was a lot that they shared as well. Dallas Theater Center’s playwright-in-residence WIll Power has crafted a daring play about the intersection of their lives with Fetch Clay, Make Man, getting a world premiere at the Wyly Studio Theatre.

DEETS: Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St.