The PBS runaway smash and Emmy darling Downton Abbey premieres its third season in January, but thanks to OETA, fans can see the first episode early, on the big screen and for free! Catch the British hit at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch. Call 236- 3100 or visit okcmoa.com.
For seven performances Dec. 19-23, the Cirque du Soleil troupe brings Dralion to town. Inspired by ancient Chinese circus traditions, the acrobatic musical spectacle will unfold inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno. Tickets are $35-$150. Call 800-745-3000 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
As reliable as Santa Claus is Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s fusion of classical and rock music to a full repertoire of seasonal songs, including its new EP, Dreams of Fireflies (on a Christmas Night). The group returns to Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno, at 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $30-$70.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit chesapeakearena.com.
At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, top comic Brian Regan brings his gut-busting, self-deprecating brand of funny — and he is that — to Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre, 6000 Trosper in Midwest City. Tickets are $39.50. Call 297-2264 or visit okcciviccenter.com.
All month long, visitors to Istvan Gallery will see a sixth-anniversary exhibition that includes the art of glass masters Rick and Tracey Bewley. The venue at 1218 N. Western also hosts a pop-up art show through year’s end, as well as a Mayan-inspired End of the World Party on Dec. 20. Admission is free. Call 831-2874 or visit istvangallery.com.