Dallas Right Now: January Events We Love

The holidays are over and 2018 is here! Don’t stay stuck inside this month – get out and enjoy all the fun going on in Dallas this month! Let us know your favorite events too!Gab Hannah New Year

Shen Yun – When was the last time something was so beautiful, it changed how you saw the world? Shen Yun is an experience at once exciting, inspiring, and breathtakingly beautiful. The performance is steeped in a classical aesthetic and virtues forged over five millennia of civilization. This is art that uplifts and transcends. This season, it’s your turn to discover Shen Yun. China was once known as the “Land of the Divine,” its ancient culture was said to be inspired by the heavens. Shen Yun now brings this lost world back to life. We invite you on an immersive journey to the distant past and realms even beyond the visible world. We’ve combined the incredibly expressive art form of classical Chinese dance, gorgeous orchestral works, brilliant costumes, and innovative effects to bring you an unparalleled theatrical experience. January 5-15 at Winspear Opera House and 13-21 at Music Hall at Fair Park.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo – A fun-filled extravaganza rich in Western tradition, the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, is the place to be January 12 through February 3. Besides exciting rodeo action, livestock and horse shows, there are lots of other awesome things to experience.

“All Western Parade” – Don’t miss the tradition of the Fort Worth Stock Show’s “All Western Parade” scheduled Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Downtown Fort Worth! The Stock Show Parade is held each year on the first Saturday of the Show. More than 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Cowtown to watch this spectacular annual event. An all-western parade means plenty of horses and wagons – but no motorized vehicles are allowed!

Katy Perry in Concert – Katy Perry will come to Dallas in support of her new album, Witness. January 14th, 7:00 p.m., American Airlines Center.

Martin Luther King Parade – With approximately 250,000+ parade spectators and participants, the MLK parade is considered one of the largest commemorative events held in the United States. The parade begins at the intersection of Holmes Street and MLK Boulevard; it will proceed down MLK and end at Fair Park. January 15, 10 a.m.

Texas Rangers Fan Fest – Join the Texas Rangers for Fan Fest, presented by Dasani on Saturday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington! Enjoy autograph sessions from top players, tours of the clubhouse, and question and answer sessions with coaches, on-field events to include running the bases, home run derby in left field, and photo opportunities (weather permitting).

34th Annual KidFilm Family Festival – Presented by the USA Film Festival, this is the oldest and largest family film festival in the United States. This year’s featured programs will include a tribute to children’s book author/illustrator Barney Saltzberg (in person) with a screening of Crazy Hair Day, adapted from his popular book, a sing-a-long (with the song of the same name which he also wrote), and readings from his new books. Children’s book author Ame Dyckman will be in attendance to present a screening of the film adapted from her book, Wolfie the Bunny. Ms. Dyckman will read from her new book, Read the Book, Lemmings! And children’s book author Jacqueline K. Ogburn will be in attendance to present a screening of two films adapted from her books, Scarlett-Angelina and The Bake Shop Ghost. All that plus screenings of new live-action and animated films. January 20 & 21, 12 noon, Angelika Theater.

Dallas Area Train Show – The Dallas Area Train Show is making a stop for train enthusiasts of all ages. The train show is organized by the North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs and is geared toward model train enthusiasts and families looking for a fun day’s outing. The train show will have many operating train layouts to see and clinics to attend. Learn what it takes to build a meticulous layout, how to set up an operating system for your railroad and how to create the perfect landscape with water, trees and painted backdrops. January 20 & 21 in Plano.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters – The Original Harlem Globetrotters are on the road for their action-packed tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Globetrotter stars will stay for an autograph, photograph, and high-five session for fans after the game. January 27th, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., American Airlines Center.

RBC Tennis Championship – The RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas (formerly known as Challenger of Dallas) is a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It is held annually at the T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas since 1998. Former RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas players include former world No.1 and 16-time doubles Grand Slam winners, Mike and Bob Bryan, 2014 Wimbledon doubles champions, Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil, U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori, Career Golden Slam achiever, Daniel Nestor, former world No.4, James Blake, Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson. January 29 – February 3, T Bar M Raquet Club.

Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars — get out and support your favorite Dallas sports team this month!

Happy New Year!! We live in a great city — get out and start the year enjoying all Dallas has to offer!

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