A nod to Ol' Blue Eyes
Do New Year's your way -- or, rather, Sinatra's way Friday night. There are still tickets left to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's "Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes," featuring Steve Lippia. Expect to hear hits from Come Fly With Me to Strangers in the Night and My Kind of Town. FWSO music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts. We'll bet you can even start your New Year's celebrating early with some champagne at the Bass Hall lobby bar.
8 p.m. Friday. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $29-$80. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org
New Year's celebration
If you can't get to Europe for New Year's Eve, no worries; you can enjoy a European-flavored celebration in Dallas. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Austrian guest conductor Friedrich Haider, will perform a concert of delightful waltzes, overtures and more. Still without dinner plans? Purchase a package that includes dinner at Opus Restaurant (inside the Meyerson) before the concert, and champagne at intermission. A dinner ticket is $37, plus the price of a concert ticket. The festivities will end by 10 p.m. For more information about making dinner reservations, check the website.
Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. $30-$90. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com
Be a part of "The Transylvania Mania" starting Tuesday when the musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein hits the Winspear Theater at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas for a three-week run. Winner of several "best musical" awards, Young Frankenstein is making its North Texas debut with a national touring company. For information about the cast and characters, a synopsis, downloads and video clips, check out the show's official website, www.youngfrankensteinthemusical.com.
Tuesday through Jan. 23. AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas. $30-$98. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.