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December , 2014                      
Arts/Entertainment

Mesquite ISD High School Art Show

Art from the Mesquite Independent School District's high school students will be displayed at the Mesquite Arts Center. The galleries are open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and during performances.
Location : Mesquite Arts Center
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6444
Web site : www.mesquiteartscenter.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Tuesday, December 2nd thru Friday, January 2nd     

A Tuna Christmas

Mesquite Community Theatre presents "A Tuna Christmas" by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and directed by Dennis Guillion.
In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening.

Performances are at 8 pm on Nov. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and Dec. 4, 5, 6. Matinee performances are at 2:30 pm on Nov. 9, 16, and 23. For reservations, call 972-216-8126 or email reservations@mesquitecommunitytheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com .
Location : Black Box Theatre at Mesquite Arts Center
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-8126
Web site : www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Thursday, December 4th thru Saturday, December 6th     

First Friday Gospel Show

Joe Gordon and Ransomed present a variety of gospel music. Visit www.ransomedonline.com for more information.
Location : First Baptist Church Meadowview
Address : 4346 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 214-537-2097
Web site : www.ransomedonline.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, December 5th      Time : 07:30 PM

Mesquite Community Band Christmas Concert

Mesquite Community Band is in concert at 7p in the Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall. For more information call 972-216-8125.
Location : Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-8125
Web site : www.MesquiteCommunityBand.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, December 6th      Time : 07:00 PM

Hot Salsa Night with Fernando Vicho Vicencio and the New Casino Band

Mesquite Arts Council presents bandleader Fernando Vicho Vicencio and the New Casino Band in concert. Fernando Vicho Vicencio is a Dallas-based musician whose career has taken him around the world. The NEw Casino Band explores jazz, salsa, tango, Caribbean, and Brazilian styles. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children, Call 972-216-6444 or visit mesquiteartscenter.org for more information.
Location : Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6444
Web site : www.mesquiteartscenter.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, December 12th      Time : 07:30 PM

Peeler and Rose Holly Follies Holiday Marionette Show

Charlie Rose and Dan Peeler present the "Holly Follies Holiday Marionette Show,' part of the Second Saturday Mesquite Arts Center Children's Series. The show is a lively, winter-themed production, followed by marionette manipulation demonstrations and plenty of photo-ops with the puppets for the children. The performance is at 10:00 a.m. in the black Box Theatre and admission is free.
Location : Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6444
Web site : www.mesquiteartscenter.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, December 13th      Time : 10:00 AM

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra is in concert with " A Dickens Christmas," with the old-timey flavor of Dickens. Concert begins at 7p. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to the concert - $12 for adults & $6 for students. Call 972-216-8127 for more information or visit www.mesquitesymphony.org

Location : Concert Hall at Mesquite Arts Center
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6444
Web site : www.mesquiteartscenter.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, December 20th      Time : 07:00 PM
Community Events

Christmas on the Square

Community Heart of Mesquite's annual Christmas on the Square will feature Mayor John Monaco lighting the tree, Christmas music, light refreshments and pictures with Santa. The tree will be lit at 5:30 pm. Everyone is welcome -- bring your friends and family!
Location : Historic Downtown Square between Main and Davis and Broad
Address : 103 N. Broad, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 469-951-6842
Web site : www.communityheartofmesquite.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Tuesday, December 2nd      Time : 05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Santa Cop Toy Drive

Sponsored by Agape Home Healthcare, the Mesquite ProRodeo and the Mesquite Police Department. . Bring an unwrapped toy to the Agape Home Healthcare office and help support the Mesquite Police Department's Santa Cop Toy Drive. See Santa, enjoy cookies, caroling and hot chocolate!
Location : Agape Home Healthcare
Address : 18770 LBJ Freeway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-681-5959
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, December 13th      Time : 01:00 PM 04:00 PM
Festivals/Events

Florence Ranch Homestead Tours

Presented by Historic Mesquite, Inc. Museum hours are each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm.
Location : Florence Ranch Homestead
Address : 1424 Barnes Bridge Road, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-613-7547
Web site : www.historicmesquite.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Tuesday, December 2nd thru Tuesday, December 16th      Time : 11:00 AM 04:00 PM

Christmas in the Park

All ages have been enjoying this annual winter wonderland for more than 25 years. You'll find dazzling light displays, crafts, games, children's area, fun holiday treats, including hot Dr. Pepper!, and of course Santa. There will be a small fee for some activities and concessions.
Thursday 6pm-9pm; Friday and Saturday nights 6pm-10pm
Location : Westlake Park
Address : 600 Gross Road, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6260
Web site : www.cityofmesquite.com/pard
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Thursday, December 4th thru Saturday, December 6th     

Premier Gun Show at Big Town

Visit the Premier Gun Show at Big Town . With over 700 tables, we have what you are looking for! Public invited to Buy, Sell, or Trade.

Location
Big Town Event Center
2323 Big Town Blvd.
Mesquite TX, 75149

Show Hours
Saturday 9 am 5 pm
Sunday 10 am 4 pm

General Admission $8, cash only
Weekend Passes $12, cash only
Children UNDER 12 Free
Uniformed Peace Officers Free

FREE parking.
Location : Big Town Event Center
Address : 2323 Big Town Blvd, Mesquite TX

Web site : www.premiergunshows.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, December 6th thru Sunday, December 7th     

Mesquite Gun and Knife Show

Hours
Saturday: 9am 5pm
Sunday: 10am 4pm

Admission
One-day pass: $8
Weekend pass: $12
Children under 12: Free
Uniformed police officers: Free

Parking
Parking: FREE!
Location : Mesquite Expo Center
Address : 1750 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 214-341-2895
Web site : www.tier1gunshows.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, December 13th thru Sunday, December 14th     
Sports Events

Liquid Nitro Arenacross Tour

Mesquite Arena is the place for two nights of hi-flying MX Racing action featuring professional and amateur riders competing side by side on a track built by the industries top designers. Racing will consist of heat races, last chance qualifiers and culminate with the main events within each division. Riders will range from 5 year old kids on 50cc bikes to nationally known Pro riders on 450cc bikes.
Doors Open at 6:00pm for Front Gate General Admission and Races begin at 7:30pm. Saturday Night Only Track Party at 6:30pm.

Practice 4:00pm Friday Night and 2:00pm on Saturday

Show: 2.5 3 hours of entertainment with a halftime show
Prices: Adults: $20-$25 (finalizing exact prices soon)
Kids: $10-$15
Entries: All competitors wanting to compete in this event must do so via Motorhead Events @ motorheadevents.com
Location : Mesquite Arena
Address : 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX

Web site : www.motorheadevents.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, December 5th thru Saturday, December 6th     

Amateur Organization of Karate State Championship

The Amateur Organization of Karate will hold its State Championship at the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall on December 6, 2014. Please check back for more detailed information as e get closer to the event.
Location : Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall
Address : 1800 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX

Web site : www.theaok.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, December 6th     

Mesquite ProRodeo Winter Classic

Family in town for the holidays? Bring the whole herd out to Mesquite Arena for some real Texas fun! Don't miss the toughest cowboys from around the world as they compete with the strongest horses, steer and bulls in the country!

Doors open at 6:30pm rodeo starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Location : Mesquite Arena
Address : 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-285-8777
Web site : www.mesquiterodeo.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, December 26th thru Saturday, December 27th