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Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming movies, musicals and comedy shows include:
|Jan. 14||Deon Cole: Coleology Tour|
|Jan. 15||Girls Gotta Eat|
|Jan. 20-22||Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour|
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: majestic.dallasculture.org.
Jan. 15 The 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Garland Parade and March is set for Saturday, Jan. 15. This year's theme is Honoring Dr. King During COVID-19. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Dairy at Garden, continues to Hwy. 66/Ave. D to First Street and then goes north to Ave. B to Glenbrook to Austin to end at the Granville Arts Center on Fifth Street. The celebration continues at the Granville Arts Center's Brownlee Auditorium. Information: garlandtxnaacp.org.
- Via DART Rail Blue Line to Downtown Garland Station
- Note: Bus Detours for Routes 377, 378, 402, 463, 486 and 513 for the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and March in Downtown Garland on Saturday, January 15
Jan. 15 Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by watching a free memorial parade through the streets of Carrollton on Saturday, Jan. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. The 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade will begin on Rainwater Lane (behind Carrollton City Hall) and proceed west to Josey Lane; south on Josey Lane to Keller Springs Road; east on Keller Springs Road to Kelly Boulevard; south on Kelly Boulevard to end at Ted Polk Middle School (2001 Kelly Boulevard). A program starts after the parade at 11:30 a.m. The Parade Grand Marshall is Drew Pearson, former wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
- Via DART Bus Route 531
Jan. 16 Youth Field Day is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. at Kiest Park, 3080 S. Hampton. Join the Dallas Youth Commission in bringing together a diverse group of young people to reflect the life of Dr. King. The Youth Commission will host a Field Day exploring MLK's legacy, youth impact, and ways to be a leader and make a difference throughout Texas. View more information about 2022 MLK Celebration Week events: dallasmlkcenter.com.
- Via DART Bus Route 453
Jan. 16 City of Irving Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance. Each January, the Irving Parks and Recreation Department holds a special event to recognize and appreciate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's annual observance takes place on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. The event features a variety of performances by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and a heartwarming performance from vocalist and speaker, Kamica King. Information: www.cityofirving.org.
Jan. 16 AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents Neil deGrasse Tyson at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16 at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street. Explore the Search for Life in the Universe with this installment of the Hear Here Speaker Series. Beginning with Mars, we review the ongoing effort to search for habitable planets, liquid water, and life in the cosmos. Culminating in the search for intelligent life, whether or not it already exists on Earth. Information: www.attpac.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station, then about a 6-minute walk
Jan. 20 Cheers to a sparkling new year of good times with friends at the Deep Ellum Wine Walk. The Shops of Deep Ellum are excited to welcome you to the first Sip & Shop of 2022. It's the perfect occasion to explore fresh arrivals, special in-store events, and promotions at your favorite spots. While you're here, be sure to check out the neighborhood's fantastic restaurants, legendary music venues, dazzling street art, and so much more. The walk is from 6 to 9 p.m. with check-in at 2650 Main Street. Glasses are available for presale online at: deep-ellum-wine-walk.square.site.
Jan. 21 View a free screening of "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley at the Plaza Classic Movie Series at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St. Admission is first-come, first-served general admission. No tickets are required. Information: garlandtx.gov.
Jan 22-23 NCA Junior and Senior High School National Championships are scheduled for January 22-23 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S Griffin St. NCA was founded in 1948 by Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer and continues to hold his vision of creating an atmosphere to cultivate the whole cheerleader. They embrace their rich heritage as the first cheerleading company and continue to pioneer the way with innovative Camp curriculum, industry-leading Championships and Special Events that reward the hard-working, well-rounded cheerleaders in America today. Information: www.varsity.com.
Feb. 5 Shop Small Saturday in Carrollton. The first Saturday of each month is now known as Shop Small Carrollton. Historic Downtown Carrollton has a wide variety of shops, services and restaurants. Discover them for yourself! Information: historicdowntowncarrollton.com.
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming shows include:
|Feb. 9||Dr. Jordan B. Peterson|
|April 15||Nikki Glaser|
Feb. 19 Cold weather fun comes to Irving with the annual Frost Fest, a free winter festival, featuring rarely seen fluffy snow and fun activities. Come enjoy the cool side of winter weather without the freezing rain and slick roads. The event includes snow tubing hills, a snow play area, petting farm, ice carving, face painting and more. The festival is on Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Levy Event Plaza, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: Information: www.cityofirving.org.
March 3-Dec. 31, 2022 Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House is a special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. With first-family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts, it offers a glimpse into the lighter side of behind-the-scenes life in the White House. Learn about presidential pranks, inside jokes, and how laughter is vital to a thriving democracy. The venue is located at 2943 SMU Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information: www.bushcenter.org.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line or Orange Line to SMU/Mockingbird Station, then Museum Express (Route 442) or SMU Express (Route 440) to the SMU campus
March 4-6 The North Texas Irish Festival returns to Fair Park. In celebration of this 40th festival, the event's theme, "40 Shades of Green," recognizes the rich culture of Irish music and the organic growth of this Irish tradition in North Texas, made possible by 40 years of volunteers dedicated to keeping traditions alive to share with all. Tickets are on sale now for the festival at www.NTIF.org.
March 5 Grab your boots and bust out that cowboy hat for some Texas-sized fun in Historic Downtown Carrollton with the return of TEXFest on Saturday, March 5 from 3-9 p.m. This free event honors Texas Independence Day and offers a beer garden with local craft beer vendors, live Texas music, photo ops with a live longhorn, the chance to test your cowboy skills on a mechanical bull, and more! Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com/texfest.
March 12 Saturdays on the Square presents an outdoor movie, Raya and the Last Dragon. Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it's up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets! It all happens in the Historic Downtown Square in Carrollton at sunset. Information: www.cityofcarrollton.com.
Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville
Jan. 14-Feb. 5 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. This Thing is Legendary®! It's not just a slogan. It's why the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is the most authentic western lifestyle experience anywhere since 1896. The rodeo action features the Best of the West Ranch Rodeo, Best of Mexico Celebración, Cowboys of Color Rodeo, Bulls Night Out Extreme Bull Riding and Texas Champions Challenge. The FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament tops it off in the world's most awesome venue for rodeo - Dickies Arena. There are also have livestock and horse shows, kid-friendly activities and exhibits, live music, carnival midway, shopping, great food and much more. Information: www.fwssr.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's The Dash
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. on Saturday. No TRE service on Sundays.
Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information: www.fortworth.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 15
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at: www.fortworth.com.
- Via Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to Fort Worth Central Station, then Trinity Metro's bus route 15 and 46 to Sundance Square
Note: Last eastbound TRE train to Dallas EBJ Union Station departs Fort Worth Central Station at 10:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 10:55 p.m. on Saturdays. No TRE service on Sundays.
Denton and Lewisville:
Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information: www.discoverdenton.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
Fridays and Saturdays Ghosts of Denton haunted history tours. The city of Denton, and the county surrounding it, has fascinating history. It also has more than its fair share of ghostly stories. Join Shelly Tucker, a professional storyteller for 27 years, on a 90 minute tour. Most of the tour revolves around the square, although there is one (and possibly now there are two) stops about two blocks away. Tour participants should wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In summer, it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Scheduled tours begin at 8:00 p.m (sharp) on Friday and Saturday nights from Jupiter House Coffee at 106 N. Locust in Denton (on the east side of the Courthouse-on-the-Square). Advance tickets are available online or at Jupiter House Coffee. Information: www.ghostsofdenton.com.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center. Walk to the Courthouse-on-the-Square.
Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or [email protected] or visit northtexan.unt.edu/content/unt-art-path.
- Via DART Rail Green Line to Trinity Mills Station, then DCTA A-train to Downtown Denton Transit Center, then DCTA Connect Route 7.
Special Offers with your DART Pass
Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Special Dallas Zoo Offer with a DART Pass: Mondays and Tuesdays, show your same-day DART Pass at the Dallas Zoo to enjoy a $2 discount on regular admission prices. Information: dallaszoo.com.
- A Message from Dallas Zoo: All guests, including Dallas Zoo Members, are now required to reserve tickets online prior to visiting. Click here to learn more.
- Via DART Rail Red Line to Dallas Zoo Station
Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Collection - which numbers more than 300 sculptures together with 20th century paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - rotates in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000-square-foot building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Special Nasher Sculpture Center offer with a DART Pass: Show your same-day DART Pass to receive a $2 discount off the regular Adult admission price. Information: nashersculpturecenter.org
- A Message from the Nasher Sculpture Center: The Nasher Sculpture Center is now open. Learn more about what to expect during your visit.
- Via DART Rail Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line or Orange Line to Pearl/Arts District Station or St. Paul Station