What: Dallas Stars Official Watching Party
When: Thurs. Jan. 19th @ 6:00PM
Where: Hard Rock Cafe
2211 N. Houston St., Dallas, TX 75219
Why: When the Stars are on the road, join Jeff K, our in-arena DJ, Michael Gruber and the Dallas Stars Ice Girls at an official watch parties. Enjoy food and drink specials during the game and the chance to win autographed Stars memorabilla and merchandise. Jan. 19 – Dallas Stars vs. New York Islanders at 6 p.m.
What: Plants and Pints at the Brewery
When: Thurs. Jan. 19th @ 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: Texas Ale Project
1001 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: Create your very own tabletop garden with friends at the brewery. A Plant Nite pro will guide you step by step in making your Beer Garden masterpiece. Have fun while sipping a pint of Somethin’ Shady or Fire Ant Funeral.
What: The WELD Show
When: Thurs. Jan. 19th @ 7:00PM
2410 Farrington St., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: The 2017 WELD Show, curated by American photographer Randal Ford, will take the shape of a gallery, wherein attendees will have the chance to share an evening with the artists and enjoy music curated by Musicbed and craft drinks compliments of Small Brew. The Show, as in years past, will be a beacon of creativity, illuminating all that Dallas’ burgeoning community has to offer, while also providing an opportunity for seasoned Dallasites to rediscover the city’s creative spirit. The WELD Show provides an opportunity for the broader public to have a glimpse into what founder Austin Mann refers to as a “playground of creative possibility,” while also providing a glimpse behind the curtain to the future of the fast-growing company.
What: Late Nights at the DMA
When: Fri. Jan. 20th @ 6:00PM
Where: Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The January 2017 edition of Late Nights at the DMA will be their annual birthday celebration to kick off the new year. Travel back to the Middle Ages with talks, tours, films, performances, and more celebrating the new exhibition, “Art and Nature in the Middle Ages.”
What: Lunar New Year Festival
When: Fri. Jan. 20th – Sun. Jan. 29th @ 6:00PM – MIDNIGHT (3:00PM Sat & Sun)
Where: Asia Times Square
2615 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Why: Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at this fest that is spread over 2 weekends. All are welcome to share and observe the Southeast Asian cultures and traditions with nightly concerts, daytime cultural performances, food vendors, handmade art, kids zone and creative zone. Admission is free. Food (and some activities) available to purchase. Nightly concerts by Vietnamese singers from California and other local bands. Daytime performances: flash mob dance, Lions Dances, Dragon Dances, martial arts exhibitions, Vietnamese Bingo, Firecrackers. Flower Festival. ATS Rising Stars 2017: Children’s singing contest. Kids and Teens activities: carnival games, Creative Zone, Kidzone, face painting
What: Django Reinhardt Festival
When: Fri. Jan. 20th – Sun. Jan. 22nd @ 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: Arts Fifth Ave
1628 5th Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76104
Why: 14th annual Django Reinhardt Festival is 3 nights of food, film, live music and French ambience celebrating the life of the king of Gypsy Jazz, Jean Baptiste “Django” Reinhardt (1910-1953). Guitar great Les Paul called Django “the greatest guitar player that ever lived” and Duke Ellington declared Reinhardt the only non-American to make an impact on jazz. Musical Guest Include: Friday, 8 p.m. – Marcelo Berestovoy, Your Mom’s Hot Club (featuring Albanie Falletta), Saturday, 8 p.m. – Gypsy Moon, The Jitterbug Vipers (with Francie MeauxJeaux), Sunday, 7 p.m. – Tom Reynolds, String Theory Manouche
What: Chippendales 2017: Best. Night. Ever. Tour
When: Fri. Jan. 20th @ 8:30PM
Where: House of Blues Dallas
2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: Chippendales Touring Show is a worldwide whirlwind of sexy goodness. Seen by 2 million people annually, the show has a lot of pants dropping and hands clapping. Chippendales dancers are all about exploring, so go have an adventure with them.
What: Texas Rangers Fan Fest
When: Sat. Jan. 21st @ 9:00AM
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011
Why: Activities include autographs with current, future and past players; home run derby; bullpen toss; running the bases; wiffle ball games; a kids zone with Rangers mascot Captain; batting cages; clubhouse tours; selfie stations and more.
What: Dallas Women’s March
When: Sat. Jan. 21st @ 10:00AM
Where: Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: On Saturday, January 21, 2017, millions will gather in Washington D.C. and in hundreds of cities around the world. This is a local event for those that will be unable to travel to Washington D.C. Instead, thousands will march in Dallas in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. The Women’s March is designed to send a bold message to the new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights. This is an inclusive march, and everyone who supports the march’s goals are welcome to join the peaceful gathering.
What: Travel to the Tropics Family Festival
When: Sat. Jan. 21st @ 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Where: Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Discover more about the countries our butterflies come from! Enjoy crafts and close up encounters with our winged friends. Included with admission, which is $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (60+), $4 Children (3-11) and free for 2 and younger.
What: USA Film Festival presents 2017 KidFilm Festival
When: Sat. Jan. 21st & Sun. Jan. 22nd @ 12:30PM
Where: Angelika Film Center & Cafe
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, TX 75206
Why: KidFilm is the oldest and largest-attended children’s film festival in the United States, featuring an entertaining, educational, and diverse line-up of new and classic films for both children and adults. KidFilm is an annual outreach program of the USA Film Festival/Dallas, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the film and video arts.This year, the Festival pays tribute to favorite children’s book authors and illustrators, celebrates diversity and tolerance, classic tales and films, magical journeys, and salutes environmental awareness with a program featuring live-action and animation, short films and feature-length works in a program for audiences of any age. Among the highlights of the festival will be a salute to author and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld, known for his book Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs; a salute to author Anna Kang and illustrator Christopher Weyant, including a reading of their new book, Can I Tell You a Secret?; a salute to author Beth Ferry, known for her book, Stick and Stone, and her new book, Land Shark.
What: Iliza Shlesinger: The Confirmed Kills Tour
When: Sat. Jan. 21st @ 8:00PM
Where: Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Dallas native Iliza Shlesinger is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Her debut one-hour comedy special, War Paint, reached No. 1 on the iTunes charts, and her 2015 follow-up, Freezing Hot, sealed her title as one of the hottest touring acts in America. Her new TBS series Separation Anxiety premiered in March of 2016.
What: The Dallas Opera presents Michael Fabiano
When: Sun. Jan. 22nd @ 2:00PM
Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series will feature the magnetic tenor, Michael Fabiano, in an exclusive recital produced by The Dallas Opera. Fabiano is considered one of the greatest tenors in the world today. He recently made his critically-acclaimed debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He is the first singer ever to be awarded the prestigious Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Richard Tucker Award in the same year, 2014. A member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild Artists’ Council, Fabiano has graced many of the world’s most important stages and venues, and performed in many of the leading opera houses. He has recorded extensively, despite his demanding stage schedule, and his role debuts are becoming legendary.
What: Bill Maher in concert
When: Sun. Jan. 22nd @ 7:30PM
Where: Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: For more than 20 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on Politically Incorrect and for the last 13 years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations.