What: UT Arlington Maverick Speaker Series: Kevin O’Leary
When: Thurs. Feb. 16th @ 7:30PM
Where: College Park Center at UT Arlington
601 Spaniolo Dr., Arlington, TX 76019
Why: The frank and opinionated Kevin O’Leary is a judge on Shark Tank and one of North America’s leading business moguls. O’Leary’s track record in business success began with The Learning Company, a software development organization that he sold to Mattell for $3.7 billion, making it one of the largest tech deals in Canadian history. He is also co-host for Discovery Channel’s Discovery Project Earth and is the author of the best-selling books Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life; Cold Hard Truth About Men, Women & Money; and Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids & Money. An audience Q&A and book-signing will follow.
What: Craig Ferguson
When: Thurs. Feb. 16th @ 8:00PM
Where: Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Comedian and former host of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
When: Thurs. Feb. 16th – Sunday, Feb. 19th @ 8:00PM and 2:00PM (Sat & Sun Only)
Where: Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082
Why: Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em? Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs in the USA, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same.
What: Improv Arlington presents Tommy Davidson
When: Thurs. Feb. 16th – Sunday, Feb. 19th @ 8:00PM and 7:00PM
Where: Improv Arlington
309 Curtis Mathes Way #147, Arlington, TX 76018
Why: Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range, from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments, have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show, In Living Color, his visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent.
What: Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
When: Fri. Feb. 17th – Sunday, Feb. 19th @ 10:30AM (Fri & Sat), 2PM, 5:30PM (Sat) and 1PM, 4:30PM (Sun)
Where: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
1001 Performance Pl., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Why: When the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.
What: 2017 Dallas AutoRama
When: Fri. Feb. 17th – Sunday, Feb. 19th @ 3:00PM (Fri) and 10:00AM (Sat & Sun)
Where: Dallas Market Center
2100 Stemmons Fwy., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: 57th annual O’Reilly AutoRama will feature WWE’s Big Show on Friday, Skai Jackson from Jessie on Saturday, Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach from The Dukes of Hazzard on Sunday, a pinup girl contest on Saturday, vehicles from Lowrider Nation, motorcycles, pinstripers, a swap meet, chop shop demos and more.
What: Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
When: Fri. Feb. 17th – Sun. Mar. 26th @ 8:00PM and 4:30PM and 1:30PM (Sat & Sun)
Where: Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
1000 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Why: Cirque du Soleil has come roaring back with Kurios – a dazzling, hyper-detailed, potent, quixotic and generally fantastic show that reveals this extraordinary artistic company’s singular capacity for exploration and metamorphosis. It is not to be missed on any account.
What: WWE LIVE: Road to Wrestlemania
When: Fri. Feb. 17th @ 6:30PM
Where: American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
Why: WWE returns to Dallas with Brock Lesnar making his first appearance here since Wrestlemania 32.
What: Drone Wars IV
When: Sat. Feb. 18th @ 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Cavanaugh Flight Museum
4572 Claire Chennault St., Addison, TX 75001
Why: In a sport that looks more sci-fi than NASCAR, flying drones have taken off across the United States. Addison’s Cavanaugh Flight Museum celebrates the fun and festivities of drone racing on Saturday, Feb. 18, with Drone Wars IV. These indoor races (in an 11,000 sq ft. aircraft hangar) showcase drones competing head-to-head on a precision 3-D Line of Sight obstacle course. Between heats, there will be opportunities for beginners to learn about drone flight and try out the sport in hands-on test flights from area suppliers.
What: Cupid’s Undie Run
When: Sat. Feb. 18th @ 12:00PM – 4:00PM
2709 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75226
Why: Undie-wearing runners will take to the street to have fun and raise funds for Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid’s is a party and a 1 mile fun run at your own pace. Undies are encouraged but if it’s not for you, come out and have fun anyway.
What: Mardi Gras Texas Style! 2017
When: Sat. Feb. 18th @ 2:00PM – 11:30PM
Where: Automobile Building at Fair Park
1001 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Music festival combines Mardi Gras style fun with Texas music. See 20 of the hottest Texas County Music acts on 5 stages including Casey Donahew, Cody Johnson Band, Shooter Jennings, Stoney Larue, Mike Ryan, Roger Creager, Kyle Park, Shane Smith & The Saints. Concessions will be available and there will be plenty of Mardi Gras beads.
What: PBR: Built Ford Tough Series
When: Sat. Feb. 18th @ 5:50PM
Where: AT&T Stadium
1 Legends Way, Arlington, TX 76011
Why: The Iron Cowboy will be the second PBR Major of the 2017 Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS). PBR Majors are the highest profile events on the BFTS, presenting unique formats, increased prize money, and world standings points, and all televised on CBS. For one night only, the Top 40 stars of the PBR will try to conquer the rankest bulls in the world, in an effort to make the 8-second buzzer and advance. Riders who stay on their bull for the required 8 seconds continue to compete. Those bucked off are finished. The cowboys will continue to ride until all but one is left and is declared the Iron Cowboy.
What: The Pin Show
When: Sat. Feb. 18th @ 6:00PM
Where: Bomb Factory
2713 Canton St., Dallas, TX 75226
Why: The Pin Show is an annual event that provides a platform for both emerging and established designers, mostly from the Southwest Region and musical talent that aims to create an experience unlike anything before it. The creative team brings together a show that provides the audience with the latest designs from designers you know and those you will discover, in every aspect of fashion. Whether you come for the streetwear, evening looks, bridal or the swimwear, you will be immersed in over 160 walks from more than 22 designers to the fast paced musical performances of Zhora and Friends.
What: Neil Fest Texas: Celebrating the Music of Neil Young
When: Sun. Feb. 19th @ 8:00PM
Where: Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
Why: Neil Fest: Celebrating The Music Of Neil Young, which will benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts, will feature performances from a slew of singers and bands, including Norah Jones, Boz Scaggs, Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards, The Flatlanders (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely) featuring Terry Allen, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Charlie Sexton, Nikki Lane, White Denim’s James Petralli, Danny Masterson & Adam Busch, Jonathan Tyler, Mickey Raphael, Eric Pulido of Midlake, The Midnight Stroll, Robert Ellis, Cory Chisel, My Jerusalem’s Jeff Klein, Adriel Denae, Carson McHone, Paul Cauthen, The Texas Gentlemen, and The Candles.