January

Arlington Nov. 18-Jan. 2: The Texas Christkindl Market The Texas Christkindl Market, one of the largest open -air holiday markets in the Southwest, offers visitors an opportunity to experience a German tradition during the holiday season. When: Nov. 18-Jan. 2 Where: Globe Life Park ARLINGTON, Texas. More Information: Phone: 817-265-7721 Website: txchristkindlmarket.com

 

Arlington Nov. 18-Jan.2: “The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey” After a sold-out run in Los Angeles last year, “The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey” is coming to Arlington for the first time ever with a new open-air experience to spread a Texas-sized serving of Christmas cheer. With Christmas spirit running low, Santa’s sleigh compass goes haywire, and the Scout Elves need human help. Join Scout Elf Tiny Tinkerman and the Scout Elves on a quest to collect the ingredients for Christmas spirit, as you and your elf-loving crew magically shrink down to elf size and embark on a journey through twinkling wonderlands to set Santa and Christmas back on course. When: Nov. 18-Jan. 2 Where: Choctaw Stadium ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 949-554-4029 Website: elfontheshelfjourney.com/dallas

 

Arlington Nov. 19-Jan. 2: Holiday In the Park at Six Flags Over Texas Visit this winter wonderland that features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit. From festive shows to decorated Christmas trees, holiday fun is around every corner. The whole family can relish in the joy of this season with festive, holiday treats, unique holiday-themed attractions, and the best in seasonal entertainment. When: Nov. 19-Jan. 2 Where: Six Flags Over Texas ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-640-8900 Website: sixflags.com/overtexas/events/holiday-in-the-park

 

Belton Jan. 22-23: Sami Show Marketplace Since 1975, the Sami Show Marketplace has provided a unique shopping experience. Visit many small businesses all under one roof, including artists, craftsmen, jewelers, boutiques, gourmet foods purveyors, home decor shops, and bath and body specialists. When: Jan. 22-23 Where: Bell County Expo Center BELTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-441-7133. Website: samishow.com

 

Corsicana Jan. 8: Mimosas at the Market Sip mimosas while shopping in downtown Coriscana every second Saturday. Complimentary mimosas are poured, and shoppers explore the tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and boutiques. When: Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 Where: Downtown Corsicana CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-654-4850 Website: visitcorsicana.com

 

Corsicana Jan. 22-23: The Magic of Bill Blagg Watch and be amazed by illusionist Bill Blagg. This one-of-a-kind, interactive magic and illusion show has been touring the country for over 18 years. Blagg is one of the nation’s top touring illusionists, and his theatrical brand of magic thrills thousands of people every year. His live performances leave people in complete disbelief as he creates the impossible in a way only he can do. When: Jan. 22-23 Where: The Palace Theatre CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-874-7792 Website: corsicanapalace.com

 

Corsicana Jan. 23-Feb. 17: “One-Person Show” The Western Art collection at the Pearce Museum has more than 250 works of art in a realistic style that directly relate to the historic and modern American West. The collection is both two and three-dimensional, including media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, egg tempera, and gouache, as well as bronze and alabaster sculpture. When: Jan. 23-Feb. 17 Where: Pearce Museum CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-875-7438 Website: pearcemuseum.com

 

Corsicana Jan. 27: Asia in Concert From “Heat of the Moment” to “Only Time Will Tell,” this band has remained a top rock band since the ’70s. When: Jan. 27 Where: The Palace Theatre CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-874-7792 Website: corsicanapalace.com

 

Dallas Sept. 19, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022: “Canvas and Silk: Historic Fashion from Madrid’s Museo del Traje” See a major exhibition of Spanish dress and fashion that pairs approximately 40 paintings from the Meadows’ collection with historic dress and accessories from the Museo del Traje (Spanish National Museum for Fashion) in Madrid. Loans include jewelry, shoes, accessories, and ensembles for men, women, and children. The combined installation of objects and images from the Age of Enlightenment to the modern era not only tell the story of how fashion trends in Spain changed over 500 years, but also reveal how elements of a country’s history—such as its involvement with global trade or the formation of a national identity—are reflected in its dress. When: Sept. 19, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022 Where: Meadows Museum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 

Dallas Sept. 25-Jan. 2: “Betye Saar: Call and Response” One of the most significant assemblage artists working today, Betye Saar (born 1926, Los Angeles) addresses spirituality, gender, and race in her art. Part of the strong Southern California tradition of artists using found objects, she combines items typically discovered at flea markets and secondhand stores into conceptually and physically elaborate creations. Saar’s creative process, however, does more than reflect on the outside world; she ruminates on and plays with objects and ideas, making sketches inspired by specific items in her possession. These sketches form an essential part of what she considers the mysterious transformation of object into art. This exhibition offers the first public opportunity to view Saar’s sketchbooks and to examine the relationship among Saar’s found objects, sketches, and finished works, shedding new light on her art. When: Sept. 25-Jan. 2 Where: Nasher Sculpture Center DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-242-5100 Website: nashersculpturecenter.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition/id/1802/betye-saar-call-and-response

 

Dallas Nov. 13-Jan. 2: The Trains at NorthPark Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, and presented by Bank of Texas, the Trains at NorthPark marks its 23rd year at NorthPark Center. Each year, the holiday experience welcomes more than 70,000, and it has helped raise millions of dollars for Ronald McDonald House of Dallas since its original run in 1987. The Trains at NorthPark is the largest miniature train exhibit in Texas with more than 750 railcars. Visitors to the exhibit experience watching the trains circle 1,600 feet of tracks rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical journey across the United States. The Trains travel from the fall foliage of New England to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge with stops along the way in New York, Arizona, and Colorado. When: Nov. 13-Jan. 2 Where: NorthPark Center DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-631-7354 Website: thetrainsatnorthpark.com

 

Dallas Nov. 26-Jan. 2: Enchant Christmas Embark on an unforgettable journey of awe and wonder at Enchant, a magical place where Christmas comes to life…and to light. Glide down the breathtaking Ice Skating Trail, sample gourmet holiday treats from around the world, visit the artisan Christmas market on your way to meet the Big Man himself, and step into the magical Christmas light maze. When: Nov. 26-Jan. 2 Where: Fair Park DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-728-5573 Website: enchantchristmas.com

 

Dallas Dec. 5-Feb. 27: Dallas’ Best Tacos and Margaritas Tour Taste your way through some of the best tacos and margaritas in Dallas. At four stops, sample award-winning street tacos, gourmet tacos, and eclectic tacos, including a taco once named the best taco in America by Bon Appetit magazine. The margaritas selected are also some of the best in the city. Play taco trivia for prizes along the way, and learn about Dallas’ most interesting neighborhoods and landmarks. Price includes motorcoach transportation, four tacos, two margaritas at selected venues, and beverages on the motorcoach (soft drinks and water, you may also BYOB). Masks are not required on the bus or at most venues, but bring a mask along. When: Dec. 5-Feb. 27 Where: Desperado’s Mexican Restaurant DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-814-5997 Website: dallasbychocolate.com

 

Dallas Jan. 29-April 23: “Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life” Italian-born, American artist Harry Bertoia (1915–1978) was one of the most prolific, innovative artists of the postwar period. Trained at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he met future colleagues and collaborators Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, and Eero Saarinen, he went on to make one-of-a kind jewelry, design iconic chairs, create thousands of unique sculptures including large-scale commissions for significant buildings, and advance the use of sound as sculptural material. His work speaks to the confluence of numerous fields of endeavor but is united throughout by a sculptural approach to making and an experimental embrace of metal. This exhibit is the first U.S. museum retrospective of the artist’s career to examine the full scope of his broad, interdisciplinary practice, bringing together nearly 100 works from all facets of Bertoia’s extensive and diverse body of work. Drawn from public and private collections, the exhibition features important examples of his furniture, jewelry, unique works on paper, and varied sculptural production, as well as several large-scale commissions and a significant group of sounding sculptures from the Sonambient Barn at Bertoia’s home. When: Jan. 29-April 23 Where: Nasher Sculpture Center DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-242-5100 Website: nashersculpturecenter.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition/id/665/harry-bertoia

 

Elgin Jan. 13: Sip, Shop, and Stroll On the second Thursday of the month, sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists, and live music in many of the venues. When: Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10 Where: Historic Downtown Elgin ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: elgintx.com

 

Elgin Jan. 4: Polar Bear Plunge Brave the cold water and jump into the New Year at the Elgin Municipal Pool at Morris Memorial Park. Hot chocolate and coffee are provided. When: Jan. 4 Where: Morris Memorial Pool ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: elgintx.com

 

Elgin Jan. 10: Bastrop County MLK Walk and Program The annual walk and program includes guest speakers to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The cities of Bastrop, Elgin, and Smithville take turns hosting the event. COVID-19 precautions are in place and events may be adjusted due to COVID-19. When: Jan. 10 Where: Various locations ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: elgintx.com

 

Frisco Nov. 18-Jan. 1: Radiance! featuring Frozen in Frisco Beginning Nov. 18 through Jan. 1 at Riders Field (formerly known as Dr Pepper Ballpark), Texas’ No. 1 ice and light spectacular Radiance! is back, bigger and better than ever. This year, Peerless Production Group presents Radiance! featuring Frozen in Frisco, a light show experience and winter carnival that fills visitors with the spirit of the season. With life inching closer to normalcy, the event flips from a drive-through experience to a mesmerizing experiential celebration of the holidays that guests can enjoy from the comfort of a theme park-style ride vehicle that guides them through the show. After getting cozying, sipping a hot chocolate, and experiencing an all-new, 1.5 mile-long light spectacular of over 3 million top-of-the-line RGB lights animated to the tunes of favorite holiday classics, guests are led into the all-new Frozen in Frisco attraction. Guests escape into an outdoor winter carnival full of thrills as they soar down the two-story ice tubing hill, ice skate under the stars, throw snowballs made of real snow, ride the giant 108-foot Ferris wheel and Christmas carousel, enjoy buckin’ reindeer rides, s’mores fire pits, and meet Santa. When: Nov. 18-Jan. 1 Where: Riders Field FRISCO, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: radiancechristmas.com

 

Frisco Nov. 26-Jan. 2: Christmas in the Square The largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas draws over 750,000 visitors annually. Families, friends, and holiday guests from all over come and enjoy the spectacular show that runs daily from 6 to 10 p.m. When: Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2022. Where: Frisco Square FRISCO, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-872-1054 Website: visitfrisco.com

 

Granbury Jan. 15: Goosebump Jump Brave individuals jump into the frigid waters of Lake Granbury. Earn prizes for best costume, oldest participant, furthest travelled, best team costumes, and best couples costume. The event schedule includes 10 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. costume judging; 11:30 a.m. jump; and the awards presentation from noon till 1 p.m. When: Jan. 15 Where: Lake Granbury GRANBURY, Texas. More Information: Phone: Website: www.visitgranbury.com

 

Grand Prairie Jan. 14: Last Podcast On The Left: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Tour Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, and the history of war crimes among other topics. When: Jan. 14 Where: Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-854-5050 Website: texastrustcutheatre.com

 

Grand Prairie Jan. 21: Carlos Vives in Concert Colombian singer, composer, actor, and businessman Carlos Vives stops in Grand Prairie on his latest tour. When: Jan. 21 Where: Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-854-5050 Website: texastrustcutheatre.com

 

Jan. 21-30: Lunar New Year Celebrate Lunar New Year with food, multicultural performances, and entertainment. When: Jan. 21-30 Where: Asia Times Square GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-975-5100 Website: asiatimessquare.com

 

Grapevine Nov. 22-Jan. 6: Christmas Capital of Texas With over 40 days of festive fun, Grapevine’s charming Christmas setting makes it the must-visit Texas destination of the season. Enjoy North Pole Express and Christmas Wine Trains on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, ICE winter wonderland at Gaylord Texan, Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge, Christmas movies and live performances in the hIstoric Palace Theatre, enormous decorations, and photo opportunities. When: Nov. 22-Jan. 6 Where: Various locations GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3100 Website: grapevinetexasusa.com

 

Grapevine Nov. 22-Jan. 1: Christmas Spectacular Enjoy all the decorations along Main Street as well as daily performances. As you make your way along this magical wonderland, check out the larger-than-life-size toy land at the gazebo. Photo ops are available throughout downtown with characters, vintage sleighs, and life-size Christmas cards. At night the magic really comes to life with a 40-foot community animated tree, City Hall light show, and a 100-percent chance of snow flurries. When: Nov. 22-Jan. 1 Where: Various locations GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: grapevinetexasusa.com

 

Irving Jan. 15: Las Colinas Symphony: “Mozart con Amore” The Las Colinas Symphony continues its “Mozart con Amore” Season with violinist Marcus Pyle playing Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante.” The orchestra also plays Mozart’s “Overture to The Impresario” and Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 in C major. When: Jan. 15 Where: Irving Arts Center IRVING, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-252-4800 Website: lascolinassymphony.org

Irving Jan. 22: Whitney Houston Tribute Concert Welcome the new year with Mexican singer and actress Fela, praised for her beautiful voice and spectacular vocal technique. Fela sings a tribute to American legend Whitney Houston, known for hits such as “All the Man I Need,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “The Greatest Love of All,” and “I Will Always Love You.” When: Jan. 22 Where: Irving Arts Center IRVING, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-831-8818 Website: irvingsymphony.org

 

Mckinney Sept. 4, 2021-Feb. 21, 2022: Dinosaurs Live! Encounter the 46-foot tall T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 15th annual exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar. An outdoor fossil dig is available for kids. The dinosaur trail is great for jogging strollers, but not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs. When: Sept. 4, 2021-Feb. 21, 2022 Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-5566 Website: heardmuseum.org/dinosaurs-live

 

Sherman Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day March All churches, civic and social groups, and members of the public are welcome to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. March. The march begins at 400 S. Travis St. and progresses eastward on Brockett. When: Jan. 15 Where: Downtown Sherman SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: shermantx.org

 

Temple Nov. 19, 2021-Jan.15, 2022: “Facing the Inferno: The Wildfire Photography of Keri Greer” Wildfires are directly affecting more and more of the population. Smoke from these fires have national impact, with the effects of global warming increasing all of this even more. Nationally, the fire season now extends almost year-round. In 2015 alone, 10.1 million acres burned in the U.S. This exhibit features the work of Kari Greer, a Sacramento State graduate in photography. Greer works for the National Interagency Fire Center based in Boise, Idaho. She specializes in wildland fire photography and editorial photojournalism. Her interest in wildland fire photography was sparked during a college year spent working for the Forest Service fire crew on the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest fire. The goal of this project is to help propel greater public conversation and understanding of this volatile dynamic and to celebrate the firefighters and survivors of devastating Western wildfires. When: Nov. 19, 2021-Jan. 15, 2022 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5172 Website: templeparks.com

 

Temple Jan. 7: First Friday On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping. When: Jan. 7 Where: Downtown Temple TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5378 Website: downtowntemple.com

 

Temple Jan. 8: Cabin Fever: Stargazing Family Day Learn about constellations, meteor showers, and other celestial objects while checking out the night sky. When: Jan. 8 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5172 Website: templeparks.com

 

Temple Jan. 28-March 16 :”Aliento a Tequila” This exhibit explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila. A series of photographs by Joel Salcido include the original distilleries that founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequilerías committed to the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle. When: Jan. 28-March 16 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5172 Website: templeparks.com

 

The Colony Dec. 4-Jan. 2: Christmas Spectacular Illuminated trees, twinkling snowflakes, and dazzling displays choreographed to music are sure to make your evening merry and bright. Be sure to tune your radio to 99.9 FM and listen to festive holiday music at this free light show for all ages. When: Dec. 4-Jan. 2 Where: Central Fire Station THE COLONY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-625-1106 Website: thecolonytx.gov/834/christmas-spectacular

February

Bellville Feb. 5: First Saturday Market Stroll through the market on the square and check out the nearby farmers and artisan market with more than 75 booths featuring craftsmen, woodworkers, retailers, rolling boutiques, produce, honey, and baked goods galore while you enjoy music all day, several food trucks, a photo booth, and activities. There is free parking and admission. When: Feb. 5 Where: Downtown Square and Jim Bishop Pavilion BELLVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-865-3407. Website: discoverbellville.com

 

Bellville Feb. 10: Chocolate Walk Plan a night out with friends to walk the downtown square exploring the shops of Bellville and other local merchants while experiencing a variety of chocolate confections at every stop. Redeem a punched card at the end of the evening for a chance to win prizes. When: Feb. 10. Where: The Shops of Downtown Bellville BELLVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-865-3407 Website: discoverbellville.com

 

Brenham Feb. 18-19: Hearth and Home Quilt Show The Brenham Friendship Quilt Guild’s biennial quilt show features traditional and contemporary quilts being judged. Many vendors from fabric stores to jewelry purveyors are set up, plus there is a boutique for unique gifts. Some quilts are for sale, and hospice quilts are on display. When: Feb. 18-19 Where: Fireman’s Training Center BRENHAM, Texas. More Information: Phone: 979-661-4761 Website: friendshipquiltguild.weebly.com

 

Corsicana Feb. 12: Mimosas at the Market Sip mimosas while shopping in downtown Coriscana every second Saturday. Complimentary mimosas are poured, and shoppers explore the tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and boutiques. When: Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 Where: Downtown Corsicana CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-654-4850 Website: visitcorsicana.com

 

Corsicana Jan. 23-Feb. 17: “One-Person Show” The Western Art collection at the Pearce Museum has more than 250 works of art in a realistic style that directly relate to the historic and modern American West. The collection is both two and three-dimensional, including media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, egg tempera, and gouache, as well as bronze and alabaster sculpture. When: Jan. 23-Feb. 17 Where: Pearce Museum CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-875-7438 Website: pearcemuseum.com

 

Corsicana Feb. 4: Joseph Hall in Elvis Tribute Concert Starring on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2008, Joseph Hall made six TV appearances that were viewed by more than 90 million people and placed as one of the top 10 finalists on the show. Hall has won many awards throughout his young career, including the “Spirit of Elvis” award. Watch Hall belt out some of Elvis’ timeless tunes, complete with all of the The King’s classic dance moves. When: Feb. 4 Where: The Palace Theatre CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-874-7792 Website: corsicanapalace.com

 

Corsicana Feb. 24-March 25: Texas Invitational Show and Sale Artists from across the state showcase their artwork. When: Feb. 24-March 25 Where: Pearce Museum CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-875-7438 Website: visitcorsicana.com

 

Corsicana Feb. 26: Artist and Writer Studio Tour Meet visiting artists and writers from around the world as they showcase the culmination of their residency work with the Corsicana Artist and Writers Residency. When: Feb. 26 Where: 100 West and Samuels buildings CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 480-824-3015 Website: corsicanaresidency.org

 

Dallas Sept. 24-April 24: Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks The Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s newest exhibition features 20 iconic skyscrapers from across the globe constructed over 2,000 hours with more than half a million LEGO bricks. From the world’s tallest building to the Empire State Building, the architectural wonders are constructed by Ryan McNaught, one of only 21 LEGO certified professionals in the world. All ages can get creative as they build upon a growing LEGO installation using thousands of the popular colored bricks. When: Sept. 24-April 24 Where: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-428-5555 Website: perotmuseum.org

 

Dallas Dec. 5-Feb. 27: Dallas’ Best Tacos and Margaritas Tour Taste your way through some of the best tacos and margaritas in Dallas. At four stops, sample award-winning street tacos, gourmet tacos, and eclectic tacos, including a taco once named the best taco in America by Bon Appetit magazine. The margaritas selected are also some of the best in the city. Play taco trivia for prizes along the way, and learn about Dallas’ most interesting neighborhoods and landmarks. Price includes motorcoach transportation, four tacos, two margaritas at selected venues, and beverages on the motorcoach (soft drinks and water, you may also BYOB). Masks are not required on the bus or at most venues, but bring a mask along. When: Dec. 5-Feb. 27 Where: Desperado’s Mexican Restaurant DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-814-5997 Website: dallasbychocolate.com

 

Dallas Jan. 8-Feb. 12: “Metamorphosis” Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) presents “Metamorphosis,” a two-person show featuring new works by Charles Patrick and Paul Rousso. LRFA hosts an opening reception on January 8th. Both Charles Patrick and Paul Rousso are masters of transforming two-dimensional materials into three-dimensional works of art. They each source vintage materials such as newspapers, magazines, comics, currency, maps, flags, and other ephemera. Living in a world between the paper and digital ages, both artists give new life to these materials through their complex and layered processes and even incorporate the butterfly as a symbol of this rebirth. When: Jan. 8-Feb. 12 Where: Laura Rathe Fine Art DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-761-2000 Website: laurarathe.com/show/227168

 

Dallas Jan. 21-April 18: “Carne Y Arena” The Nasher Sculpture Center in partnership with the George W. Bush Presidential Center presents “Carne Y Arena: (Virtually present, Physically invisible),” a virtual reality exhibition by five-time Academy Award-winning writer and director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The immersive experience is a 20-minute solo journey centered around a multi-narrative virtual reality sequence based on true accounts reenacted by Central American and Mexican refugees. When: Jan. 21-April 18 Where: Food and Fiber Pavilion, Fair Park DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-242-5100 Website: nashersculpturecenter.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition/id/1847/carne-y-arena

 

Dallas Jan. 29-April 23: “Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life” Italian-born, American artist Harry Bertoia (1915–1978) was one of the most prolific, innovative artists of the postwar period. Trained at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he met future colleagues and collaborators Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, and Eero Saarinen, he went on to make one-of-a kind jewelry, design iconic chairs, create thousands of unique sculptures including large-scale commissions for significant buildings, and advance the use of sound as sculptural material. His work speaks to the confluence of numerous fields of endeavor but is united throughout by a sculptural approach to making and an experimental embrace of metal. This exhibit is the first U.S. museum retrospective of the artist’s career to examine the full scope of his broad, interdisciplinary practice, bringing together nearly 100 works from all facets of Bertoia’s extensive and diverse body of work. Drawn from public and private collections, the exhibition features important examples of his furniture, jewelry, unique works on paper, and varied sculptural production, as well as several large-scale commissions and a significant group of sounding sculptures from the Sonambient Barn at Bertoia’s home. When: Jan. 29-April 23 Where: Nasher Sculpture Center DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-242-5100 Website: nashersculpturecenter.org/art/exhibitions/exhibition/id/665/harry-bertoia

 

Dallas Feb. 6-14: Valentine’s Chocolate Tour Indulge your chocolate passions as you bite into magnificent bonbons, savor a decadent chocolate shot, and swoon over a French chocolate pastry and other temptations found across the city. Price includes transportation in a private, heated motorcoach, a wide variety of dessert samples, great beverages (you can also BYOB), and a rose for your sweetheart. You can also purchase add-ons such as a dozen roses, a bottle of champagne, and a 16-piece box of chocolates. When: Feb. 6-14 Where: Dallas by Chocolate Tours DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-814-5997 Website: dallasbychocolate.com

 

Dallas Feb. 17-March 5: “The How To Be Project: 10 Plays for Racial Justice” Directed by Morgana Wilborn and commissioned by Bishop Arts Theatre, this event features 10 one-act plays by 10 Black playwrights inspired by and in conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book “How to Be an Antiracist.” At a time when Ta-Nahasi Coates, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and other prominent Black writers are engaged in a dialogue about America’s racial reckoning, “The How To Be Project” seeks to present works that continue the dialogue in the enduring struggle for racial justice. The event is produced in partnership with PEN America. When: Feb. 17-March 5 Where: Bishop Arts Theatre Center DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-948-0716 Website: bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

 

Dallas Feb. 20-June 12: “Murillo: Picturing the Prodigal Son” Meadows Museum presents this painting series that illustrates the biblical parable—remarkably intact as a group for more than 300 years. It comes to the United States for the first time and reveals the Sevillian master Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Spanish, 1617–1682) at the height of his powers. When: Feb. 20-June 12 Where: Meadows Museum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 

Elgin Feb. 10: Sip, Shop, and Stroll On the second Thursday of the month, sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists, and live music in many of the venues. When: Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10 Where: Historic Downtown Elgin ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: elgintx.com

 

Elgin Feb. 5: Hatitude, Black History Month Celebrate Black History Month with a program celebrating the unique contributions of African Americans in Elgin. When: Feb. 5 Where: Various locations ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: elgintx.com

 

Ennis Feb. 2: 15th Annual Ennis Czech Music Festival Come join the polka bands of Ennis, Texas at the annual Ennis Czech Music Festival held every Saturday after Super Bowl Sunday. The festival is a day filled with great music, dancing, food, drinks, and much more. Dance to 4 fabulous polka bands including Czech and Then Some, The Ennis Czech Boys, The Jodie Mikula Orchestra, and The Moravians. Come hungry because the Sokol kitchen will be serving Czech classics all day long, including Klobase and Sauerkraut. A full Fried Cat Fish Dinner will be served from 4:00-7:00PM. The festival is also a great family event, including a kid zone for the smallest of attendees. Doors open at 12:00 PM with music from 1:00 to 10:30 PM. Admission is only $10, and kids aged 12 & under are free! 12:00PM www.ennisczechmusicfestival.com 972-878-4748

 

Frisco Feb. 11-13: WOGA Classic and Liukin Invitational The 2022 WOGA Classic and Valeri Liukin Invitational brings together competitors from countries all over the world in women’s and men’s artistic gymnastics, acrobatics, trampoline, and tumbling. When: Feb. 11-13 Where: Ford Center at The Star FRISCO, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-712-9642 Website: visitfrisco.com

 

Granbury Feb. 26: JazzFest A brand-new jazz festival in Granbury debuts this year. The all-day event has live jazz music in historic Granbury Square Plaza, Hulett Park, and the Langdon Center. When: Feb. 26 Where: Various Locations GRANBURY, Texas More Information: Phone: 650-265-1193

Irving Feb. 19: Las Colinas Symphony: “Mozart con Amore” The Las Colinas Symphony continues its “Mozart con Amore” Season with pianist Raúl Canosa playing Saint-Saëns’ Concerto No. 2 in G minor. Rounding out the evening, the orchestra plays Mozart’s “Overture to Idomeneo” and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor. When: Feb. 19 Where: Irving Arts Center IRVING, Texas. More Information: Phone: 972-252-4800 Website: lascolinassymphony.org

 

Grapevine Feb. 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26: James Cielen Illusionist Show at Gaylord Texan Be amazed by Gold Medal Award-Winning Illusionist, James Cielen. His weekly shows will feature state-of-the-art grand illusions, sleight of hand, and close-up magic that will leave the audience in awe. His incredible performance that includes disappearing acts, and even magical four-legged furry friends will create a breathtaking experience that guests won’t soon forget. Enjoy this thrilling magic and illusions shows at Gaylord Texan Resort. Available every weekend through February. Performances are located at Glass Cactus. Complimentary shuttle from the hotel’s Tour Lobby will depart beginning 45 minutes before showtime. Visit GaylordTexanTickets.com to for more information and to purchase your tickets. Times Vary https://tickets.gaylordtexan.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=141 817-778-1000

 

Irving Feb. 26: Musical Treasures from the World Concert The Irving Symphony Orchestra (ISO) has been a champion of new music and wonderful soloists. This concert follows in this tradition by presenting music from Argentina, Armenia, Hungary, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Ireland, and the U.S. premiere of a work by ISO/Southern Methodist University composer in residence Michael Boss. The guest soloist is 18-year-old Spanish accordion virtuoso, Sofia Ros. When: Feb. 26 Where: Irving Arts Center IRVING, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-831-8818 Website: irvingsymphony.org

 

Mckinney Sept. 4, 2021-Feb. 21, 2022: Dinosaurs Live! Encounter the 46-foot tall T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 15th annual exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar. An outdoor fossil dig is available for kids. The dinosaur trail is great for jogging strollers, but not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs. When: Sept. 4, 2021-Feb. 21, 2022 Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-5566 Website: heardmuseum.org/dinosaurs-live

 

Mckinney Feb. 5: Music in Motion Dance Concert The McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra collaborates with a local ballet company on dance choreography set to music by Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks,” Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto,” and Debussy’s “Afternoon of the Faun.” When: Feb. 5 Where: Church Street Auditorium MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-594-8790 Website: mckinneyphilharmonic.org

 

Mckinney Feb. 28: Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade Modeled after the original parade in The Big Easy that was created to draw attention to the plight of abused dogs, this parade includes interactive activities, a costume contest with prizes, and vendor booths. Families dress up—and dress up their pups—to fit the year’s theme and parade around the downtown square in the hopes of winning a prize. Music and vendors are also features of this afternoon event held each year the Sunday before Mardi Gras. When: Feb. 28 Where: Mitchell Park MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-547-2660 Website: artinstituteofmckinney.com

 

Mesquite Feb. 12: Be Mine at the Ranch Bring your Valentine to the Florence Ranch Homestead, where guests can enjoy valentine crafts, goodies, and photo backdrops at the historic ranch house. When: Feb. 12 Where: Florence Ranch Homestead MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-204-4993 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite Feb. 19: Daddy Daughter Dance Fathers and their daughters can spend a fun and memorable evening together at the annual Daddy Daughter Dance. When: Feb. 19 Where: Mesquite Convention Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-6260 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite Feb. 19: Mesquite Symphony Orchestra: “A Toast to 35 Years” To commemorate the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra’s 35th season, the orchestra performs a program with Quinn Mason’s “A Joyous Trilogy,” John Williams’ “Escapades for Alto Saxophone and orchestra” from the film “Catch Me If You Can” (with saxophonist Sarah Roberts), and Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68. When: Feb. 19 Where: Mesquite Arts Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-8132 Website: mesquiteartscenter.org

 

Nocona Feb. 24-26: Mardi Gras Nocona Style It’s all about the beads and classic cars in this fun, family-friendly and pet-friendly event. Enjoy three days worth of parades, cajun food, live music, and beads. When: Feb. 24-26 Where: Downtown Nocona NOCONA, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-825-3526 Website: nocona.org/events

 

Plano Feb. 11-18: Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy, but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late? Set across a 16-year span, this is considered one of Shakespeare’s romances. It begins as a tragedy and ends as a comedy, and has the very famous Shakespearean stage direction, “exit, pursued by a bear!” This tragicomedy of obsession and redemption focuses on the miracle of second chances. When: Feb. 11-18 Where: Genesis Children’s Theatre PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-599-3505 Website: visitplano.com/event/shakespeares-the-winters-tale-presented-by-genesis-childrens-theatre/2022-02-11

 

Plano Feb. 25-March 1: Divine Consign Join Dallas-Fort Worth’s favorite pop-up consignment event for gently-used children’s and maternity clothing, toys, books, games, baby equipment, and other items you need for your kids. When: Feb. 25-March 1 Where: Plano Event Center PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-384-2716 Website: visitplano.com/event/divine-consign-plano-spring-22-sale/

 

Sherman Feb. 26: Main Street Mardi Gras Join the festivities at shops and restaurants in downtown Sherman. The annual Main Street Mardi Gras celebration offers themed foods and drinks, live music throughout historic downtown Sherman, and games. When: Feb. 26 Where: Downtown Sherman SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-892-7230 Website: shermantx.org

 

Temple Jan. 28-March 16 :”Aliento a Tequila” This exhibit explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila. A series of photographs by Joel Salcido include the original distilleries that founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequilerías committed to the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle. When: Jan. 28-March 16 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5172 Website: templeparks.com

 

Temple Feb. 4: First Friday On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping. When: Feb. 4 Where: Downtown Temple TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5378 Website: downtowntemple.com

 

Temple Feb. 5: Geek Out Family Day Want to show off your geeky side? Come out to the museum for Geek Out Family Day. Dress up as your favorite superhero, cartoon, or video game character. Enjoy the nerdier side of life and geek on at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum. When: Feb. 5 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5172 Website: templeparks.com

 

Waco Feb. 3-5: Waco Family and Faith International Film Festival Handpicked creatives, community leaders, educators, and business professionals who believe in equitable storytelling that represents all of us and celebrates our shared humanity join together for this film festival. This year’s festival includes numerous filmmakers from around the world. When: Feb. 3-5 Where: Various locations WACO, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-400-8181 Website: wacofamilyandfaithfilmfestival.com

West Tawakoni Feb. 17-19: Catmasters Classic Tawakoni, known as the Catfish Capital of Texas, hosts a three-day fishing tournament for some of the biggest catfish in the state. When: Feb. 17-19 Where: West Tawakoni City Park WEST TAWAKONI, Texas More Information: Phone: 325-998-2191 Website: thecatmasters.com

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