Las Nuevas Tamaleras

When: First Friday, Saturday of every month, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 30, 3 p.m. Continues through Nov. 29 2014

Like the tamale-making gatherings that inspired it, Las Nuevas Tamaleras is a colorful yuletide tradition seasoned with plenty of local flavor. Penned by Brownsville native Alicia Mena in 1990 and first presented in San Antonio in 1993, the one-act comedy paints a comical portrait of three Latinas struggling to make their first ever batch of tamales with assistance from the spirits of veteran tamaleras Doña Mercedes and Doña Juanita. A must for diehard fans, Saturday’s Reception Night ($45) features dinner, drinks and live music by Conjunto Heritage Taller founder Rodolfo Lopez.

Price: $12-$45