My entire life I’ve spent Thanksgiving with my mother’s side of the family. As we’ve all aged and my cousins got married, we’ve splintered a bit to enjoy our holidays with other family and friends. But wherever any of us go, we bring with us two traditions: Champagne, and the`60s housewife delicacy we call ham dip. Happy Thanksgiving Eve, y’all.
Tonight, still kinda new bar British Beverage Company hosts a Drinks Before Drumsticks party, which is very nice of them considering that the Ye Olde English hardly partake of this particularly American holiday. There will be live music, drink specials (the feature beverage is something called the “Angry Pilgrim,” which is probably delicious but something you should definitely not look up on Urban Dictionary). Perhaps it’s a play on the Pilgrim. That, or they know the happy togetherness of the first Thanksgiving was kind of a cover up for another holiday: Thanks For All These Infectious Diseases, You Total Foreign Jerks. Anyway, tonight’s party benefits the North Texas Food Bank, which needs your donations every day of the year, but especially during the holiday season. Bring a non-perishable food item or canned good and BBC will give you some sort of goodie bag that presumably does not contain an infectious disease.
Elsewhere, the Texas Theatre hosts their usual Wednesday Bar Art night, but with a Thanksgiving twist to celebrate the “dysfunctional” theater family, made up of members and occasional visitors alike. The theater will screen dysfunctional family movies and offer karaoke, food, awkward family portraits(!), and the usual art activity, sponsored as always by Make + Made in Oak Cliff. Bring a dish to share and partake of the potluck pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving dinner. Also, the poster for this event is incredible.