Things to do at DFW: ‘Elf the Musical’ shows at Bass Hall


“Elf the Musical” hits Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth November 11-13.

Submitted by Gallo Center for the Arts

Get into the holiday spirit and have fun along the way when “Elf the Musical” arrives at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, November 11-13.

“Elf,” based on the hit 2003 film starring Will Ferrell that has become a modern-day classic, chronicles the journey of an orphan who leaves the North Pole on a quest to find his biological father.

Child Buddy doesn’t realize he’s actually human as he struggles to make toys among his little elf companions. Santa gives him permission to leave for New York as Buddy tries to find his identity and the true meaning of Christmas.

“Elf,” part of the Broadway Specials series, also includes original songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (“The Ball”, “The Wedding Singer”).

Tickets start at $61 for performances. For tickets and more information, visit

Glow in the Dark Monster Trucks at Dickies

Watch all your favorite Hot Wheels come to life in oversized form when the “Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party” comes to Dickies Arena November 12-13.

Also see real versions of Monster Truck toys glow in the dark during this dazzling show. Mega Wrex, Tiger Shark, Boneshaker, Bigfoot and other trucks will face off in intense competition.

Performances also include a dance party, laser light shows and Hot Wheels toy giveaways. Also catch a special appearance of the car-eating, fire-breathing transformer robot MEGASAURUS, and top-level Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, Freestyle Motocross riders!

Tickets start at $34 for adults and $10 for children. Show times are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit for tickets and more information.

Taco Festival at Texas Live!

What’s better than tacos? Taco night, of course.

Join in on all the fun for the 4th Annual Texas Taco Festival as it returns to Texas Live! next to Globe Life Field in Arlington, November 12 and 13 from 2-8 p.m. daily.

Treat yourself to a variety of tacos and other delicious dishes such as elotes, churros, desserts, birria and more. Also check out the Texas-sized margarita and nacho bars.

Other activities include hot pepper and taco contests and ax throwing. And it’s fun for all ages as a kids’ entertainment zone includes bouncy houses and face painting. Live bands will be on stage playing traditional mariachi music.

General admission tickets start at $9.99, which includes a drink voucher. VIP tickets are also available and include two drink vouchers, five taco vouchers, a commemorative gift bag, early access, 25% off merchandise and more. Children 10 and under are admitted free.

For tickets and more information, visit

William N. Fernandez