The Weekend Guide

holiday crawl!

Get your holly jollies.

Neiman Marcus Adult Crawl Night

What: Tap into your inner child with a rare opportunity to crawl through the window display tubes at the downtown shopping mecca.
Why: Because ball pits are gross.
When: Tonight, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 1618 Main St. Donation ($20) benefits Color Me Empowered.

The Download
What: This week’s roundup of Interweb play.
Why: Portraits of pups mid bath, a makeover project that makes people smile, and the growing debate surrounding Benedict Cumberbatch.
When: You’re online.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Holiday Trail of Lights
What: Get out of your car and into nature for a holiday light- and music-filled walk down a half-mile nature trail.
Why: You can finally master that walking-while-drinking-hot cocoa thing.
When: Sat., 6:30-9 p.m. Also Dec. 20 & 21.
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl., McKinney (972-562-5566). Tickets ($7-$9) at ticketbud.com.

Local Honey Holiday Mix
Join local singer Kelly Brown and a group of area musicians for a night of original holiday arrangements, ranging in style from big band to alternative pop.
Why: A portion of proceeds benefits East Dallas community schools.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Pkwy. Tickets ($20) at centerstageticketing.com.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
What: Get a taste of authentic New Orleans with holiday music courtesy of the coolest jazz band from the French Quarter.
Why: The tiny venue in NOLA is standing room only. Here you have comfy seats.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m.
Where: Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. (214-670-3600). Tickets $6-$50 at dallassymphony.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Pl
McKinney, TX 75069
1618 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
2301 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201
1825 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214