Dallas Ft. Worth Weekend Guide



Dallas Safari Club Adventure Convention & Sporting Expo
When: Thurs. Jan. 5th – Sun. Jan 8th @ 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: Hunters convention presented by Dallas Safari Club features hundreds of exhibitors, appearances by outdoor celebrities, custom knives and firearms, wildlife artists, taxidermists, outfitters, free seminars on Friday and Saturday. Plus, evening banquets with celebrity guests, live entertainment and sporting auctions every evening. Children 11 & under are FREE.

What: Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure – Dallas
When: Thurs. Jan. 5th – Sun. Jan 8th @ 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: Union Station – Amtrak
400 S. Houston St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: Turn Dallas into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20% after Promotion Code: EVENTFULDALLAS.

What: Barnes & Noble- presents Douglas Box: Texas Patriarch- A Legacy Lost
When: Thurs. Jan. 5th – Sun. Jan 8th @ 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Where: Barnes & Noble- Lincoln Park
7700 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75225
Why: Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Park will be presenting Douglas Box, author of Texas Patriarch – A Legacy Lost. Box is the son of larger-than-life Cloyce Box, former Detroit Lions Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose sprawling estate in Frisco was the original Southfork Ranch in the Dallas TV series, and who rose to corporate fame and extravagant wealth. The book is a taut family saga of turmoil, collapsing relationships, money and power, and finally rediscovering the importance of family. The event will include a book signing, video & presentation, and Q&A.

What: Jerry Springer’s Karaoke Tribute to Elvis
When: Thurs. Jan. 5th @ 8:00PM
Where: McKinney Ave Tavern
2822 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Why: Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! That’s right guys, Jerry Springer is coming to town! Come in to witness this gentleman sing classics from Elvis! This is his 5th year coming into the McKinney Avenue Tavern and he loves interacting with YOU the fan! come get your picture taken and an autograph! It’ll be an exciting night!

What: Stockyards Championship Rodeo & Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show
When: Fri. Jan. 6th – Sat. Jan. 7th @ 8:00PM (Fri & Sat) and 2:30PM & 4:30PM (Sat)
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards
121. E. Exchange Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76164
Why: 2016 has been our biggest and best year yet at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo and to close out the year, we are having our “Super Bowl” of Rodeos.  Dozens of our best competitors from this past year will meet one last time to settle previous scores and see once and for all who the best all-around cowboy & cowgirls really are. In the late 1800’s, a man named William Frederick Cody founded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. It quickly became the most acclaimed entertainment show of its time. Now you can see what it’s like in the Wild West

What: Forever Bowie: A Birthday Salute
When: Fri. Jan. 6th – Sat. Jan. 7th @ 10:00PM
Where: The Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75208
Why: Forever Bowie is a birthday salute to our rock N roll messiah- David Bowie.  On Friday night there will be live music, Bowie Scaraoke with costume contest and Saturday will be a dance party and birthday countdown with live DJs.

What: Josh Abbott Band
When: Fri. Jan. 6th – Sat. Jan. 7th @ 10:00PM
Where: Billy Bob’s Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza, Ft. Worth, TX 76106
Why: Real is the operative word for Front Row Seat, a 16-track song cycle that represents the most ambitious and emotionally challenging project yet for JAB, a highly melodic six-piece ensemble that’s managed to keep a foot in both the Texas music scene and the national country world. The band won four times during the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards behind an upbeat brand of country that still leans on classic instrumentation – particularly banjo and fiddle – to effect a raucous, roof-raising attitude.

What: Barre & Bites
When: Sat. Jan. 7th @ 6:00PM
Where: Reunion Tower
300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: Barre & Bites is a semi-annual fitness event thrown by bloggers, Janna and Ginger. Its purpose is to bring together fitness enthusiasts around Dallas-Fort Worth and raise money for organizations in need. At the events, you can expect an intense workout followed by tasty food and swag for everyone. Their next event will be benefiting Cancer Foundation for Life. They are also planning a post- New Year’s event to get 2017 started off on the right foot. In addition to the swag and tasty food, they’re planning to pamper their guests with massages, manis, a braid bar.

What: Michael Carbonaro Live!
When: Sat. Jan. 7th @ 7:00PM
Where: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: The popular magician from truTV’s The Carbonaro Effect, will perform his show, Michael Carbonaro…Live! for a evening of fun for the whole family. Carbonaro has performed over 500 comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit truTV series, The Carbonaro Effect. If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be on the other side of the charmingly devious Carbonaro as he works his magic to make people believe the unbelievable, now is your chance to find out. Michael Carbonaro…Live! is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage.

What: Terrence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective
When: Sat. Jan. 7th @ 8:00PM
Where: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Terence Blanchard and his E-Collective are a revolutionary ensemble that thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard, Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. It was while recording the scores for Spike Lee’s Inside Man and Kasi Lemmons’ Talk to Me that Blanchard and Seaton first dreamt of a band that layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues colors. Years later, that dream came to fruition and formed the foundation for the E-Collective’s signature sound.

5th Annual Hypnotic Donuts Polar Plunge
When: Sun. Jan. 8th @ 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles #3108
8500 Arturo Dr., Dallas, TX 75228
Why: Hypnotic Donuts presents the 5th annual Polar Plunge. Pay $10 to jump into the pool and then warm up in the FOE’s new heated Tiki Bar area afterwards. Spectators and donations are definitely welcome. A raffle will also take place for an office brunch catered by Hypnotic Donuts. All donations raised will go to the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Emergency Ice will again be providing snow for everyone to enjoy in the new kids’ area. Food and drinks can be purchased at the FOE throughout the event.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Cymbeline
When: Sun. Jan. 8th and Mon. Jan. 9th @ 3:00PM and 7:00PM
Where: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Shakespeare Dallas and AT&T Performing Arts Center are in the midst of presenting staged readings of every single one of Williams Shakespeare’s works over five years. The 35th in the series will be Cymbeline. Cymbeline is Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance of power, jealousy and a journey of love and reconciliation: Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Performances will take place in Hamon Hall of Winspear Opera House. Student tickets for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare are free to students with valid IDs. Student tickets will be available at the door only, one hour before each performance.

What: Tour The Star
When: Daily from Mon. Jan. 9th @ 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: The Star
One Cowboys Way, Frisco, TX 75034
Why: Have you been curious about what the Cowboys’ new digs are like? See them for yourself. (Note that while the Ford Center and the team’s headquarters are open, much of the rest of the development is still under construction.) Guided tours of The Star begin Jan. 9. Twenty public tours will operate daily, every 30 minutes between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. The entire tour takes an hour and 15 minutes. The tour’s route is also subject to change, depending on the team’s schedule and events planned at the Ford Center. Tour will include Ford Center where the Cowboys train, the team’s war room inclusive of video wall for NFL Draft,




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