How many tacky sweaters should one own? Are you allowed to recycle them for multiple tacky sweater parties, or is that considered too gauche? I ask only because this week there are two ugly sweater parties.
Now they’re both on the same night, so you could probably get away with just one ugly sweater, but maybe consult with your most fashionable friend before. Because it’s one thing to make an ironic fashion faux pas, but to unintentionally pile a non-ironic miscue on top is simply uncouth.
Elsewhere, Cook Hall and Deep Ellum Brewing are doing a dinner together, the Italian Club of Dallas is bringing out all the fish for the annual feast, and NorthPark Center has a bunch of baked goods if you’re willing to go to the mall the Saturday before Christmas.
Wednesday, December 18
Ugly Sweater Party at Victor Tangos
Put on your ugliest Christmas sweater for a night out at Victor Tangos beginning at 7 pm. Maker’s Mark cocktails are $5, and guests compete for three prizes for ugliest holiday sweater. Prizes are $100 to Victor Tangos for first place, $75 for second and $50 for third. The party is free to attend.
Tamales & Tacky Sweater Party at Urban Taco
Grab a tacky sweater and join Feed Me Dallas and Urban Taco for a four-course dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. Plates include pozole verde and a tamale trio. The best sweater wins a prize and Mexican ponche is included in the meal. Seats are $25 and can be ordered online.
Friday, December 20
Deep Ellum Brewing Beer Dinner at Cook Hall
Cook Hall and Deep Ellum Brewing team up for a five-course beer dinner beginning at 7 pm. Pairings include grilled pork chop with chili glaze, King Oyster mushroom and broccoli rabe paired with Deep Ellum IPA, and braised rabbit with ricotta gnocchi and currant glaze paired with Rye Pils. Tickets are $55 and reservations can be made by calling 214-397-4111.
Saturday, December 21
Treats of Christmas at NorthPark Center
Brave NorthPark Center for a chance to visit the ultimate holiday bake sale beginning at 10 am. Treats of Christmas is presented by Texas Chefs Association and features dozens of local chefs selling gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies. Proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank’s Cooking Matters program, which gives local families the skills and knowledge to prepare healthy meals.
Sunday, December 22
Feast of the Seven Fishes at the Italian Club of Dallas
The Italian Club of Dallas hosts its annual Feast of the Seven Fishes beginning at 7 pm. Normally held on Christmas Eve, this year’s feast is a few days before. Guests can gorge on a plethora of fish options, including fried smelts, calamari, anchovies, sardines, eels, octopus, shrimp, mussels and clams. Also enjoy wine, desserts, pastas and more. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. They can be purchased online.