12/22: Play On

By Lyndsay Knecht Milne
|  Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009  |  Updated 8:33 AM CDT
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12/22: Play On

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SWEET SOUNDS: Possibly the coolest toy drive this season is at the Libertine tonight, as Chad D. takes new, unwrapped, non-violent toy donations in lieu of cover to see Brent Best, The O's, Grant Jones, Danny Balis and more rootsy-rocky local performers. All the goodies go to help the families being given a boost by the Dallas Life Foundation have a Christmas to remember. 7PM. Free with donation.

BYOBOOMBOX: For the first time, Dallas joins the cities of London, Berlin, and Denver in orchestrating the strange and wonderful Unsilent Night outdoor sound sculpture. Merry comers download soundtracks of bells onto their mobile music players and simultaneously play 4 different versions together, walking through city streets for 45 minutes and basking in the sound. Arrive 30 minutes before route start times at 7PM and 8:30PM to make sure you understand what's up. Walks start and end at the Backbeat Cafe and Listening Room.

SANTA VS. THE MAN: The original toymaker takes on a monopolizing international toy company in Casa Manana's Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Singing, dancing children are the vigilantes who take on the villain, and Acapulco makes an unlikely appearance. 7PM. Find tickets here.

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