1. Trying to get your comic convention fix before the Holidays? Don’t worry - you don’t have to travel to Dallas or Fort Worth for your own convention experience. There’s one right here at Waxacon 2018! Dress up in your own costumes, attend fun panels and meet 10 celebrity guests in-person, including “Hellraiser: Judgement” actor Paul T. Taylor and “Dragon Ball Z” voice actor Chuck Huber. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Waxahachie Civic Center at 2000 Civic Center Ln. Ticket prices range from $5 to $30. — David Dunn
2. Grab the kids and dogs for the first-ever Bark and Brew fundraiser at Railport Brewing Company. Alex Engelhardt and Casey Maynard will provide live music. Taste of G Catering Truck will serve lunch. Ellis County SPCA will also be on site with animals eligible for adoption. Antares Homes will pay the adoption fee for any dog adopted this day. The event is from 1—4 p.m.at the local brewery, located at 405 W. Madison St. Donations are also accepted. The shelter is always in need of cat litter, towels, copy paper, no spill metal bowls of all sizes, storage bins/totes, dog food and more. For anyone who brings in a donation, Railport Brewing will gift a free drink voucher.
3. The third annual Downtown Dash 5K in honor of Missy Bevers will take place on Saturday. Beavers was murdered at the Creekside Church of Christ when as she was setting up for an exercise class on April 18, 2016. The event will be held in downtown Waxahachie on West Main Street in the historic courthouse square from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. There will be a live DJ and vendor booths in addition to the run. The fun run starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race will stay in Ellis County and support local families in need.
For more information, contact the Salvation Army, who is hosting the event, at 972-937-7737. Additional information about the event can be found at www.runsignup.com.
4. In theaters this weekend is “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” rated PG about a young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice; the PG-13 biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a chronicle of the years leading up to the band Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985; and the R-rated comedy “Nobody’s Fool” starring Tiffany Haddish as a woman who is released from prison and reunites with her sister only to discover that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.
5. Daylight saving time ends Sunday morning at 2, when time “falls back.” Make a game out of finding and changing the clocks as well as smoke alarm batteries in your house.