The Season's Calendar of Can't-Miss Events

By Molly Anderson, Abby Heidenrich & Paige Guerriero | January 7, 2020 | Lifestyle


The Cotton Bowl will transform into a frosty playing ground when the NHL Winter Classic comes to town.


The Color Purple

The Tony- and Grammy-winning 2015 revival of The Color Purple is coming to Dallas. See why this is a heart-warming, heart-wrenching story through the empowering music and lyrics combined with the iconic story of Celie. Times vary, tickets from $95, Winspear Office House,


Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Come out to cheer on Porzingis, Lee and Hardaway while they battle it out on the court against LeBron James, Howard and Davis. Get seats right near the action or opt to enjoy the game in luxury in one of the private suites. 7:30PM, tickets from $34, American Airlines Center,


Pride and Prejudice

Join the theater for its second annual indoor winter season. The cast will take you through the classic storyline, re-creating the struggle Elizabeth Bennet faces when deciding to look past the pride and prejudice. 10:30AM, 2PM & 8PM, tickets from $25, Moody Performance Hall,


Blue Man Group

From their signature drumming all the way to their creative, colorful and quirky comedy, it’s the perfect experience for all ages. Bring your family and friends as Dallas Summer Musicals presents the upbeat and hilarious absurdity with some surprise audience interaction with the men behind the blue masks. 7:30PM, tickets from $70, Winspear Opera House,


Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Grab your boots and cowboy hats and head down to Fort Worth to be a part of Western heritage and lifestyle. Events and activities include a carnival, petting zoo, livestock shows, live music and much, much more. Perfect for a date night or family outing—there’s something for everyone. Times vary, tickets from $10, Dickies Arena,


Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival

Calling all whiskey lovers and connoisseurs… Take your buds on a flavor adventure at the Dallas Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival. From Scotch, Irish, single-malt and blend to bourbon and rye, your taste buds will be in heaven as you sample dozens of amazing whiskey varieties. 4PM, tickets from $35,


Barry X Ball: Remaking Sculpture

Experience the innovative and traditional techniques by Barry X Ball. His use of handselected stones push the boundaries of sculpture. He includes 3D scanning technology, CNC milling machines and computer-aided modeling software combined with traditional century-old craft techniques. Come see why his artwork is the new buzz. Tickets $10, Nasher Sculpture Center,


Legacy Award Dinner

Join BrainHealth at this black-tie event to recognize the dedicated individuals whose vision of and persistence in to brain research helps explore the vast potential of the human mind. 6:30PM, tickets $1,000 per person, Dallas Country Club,


Celine Dion

Join legendary pop icon Celine Dion as she embarks on her first tour in over a decade. The artist plans to sing songs from her newly released album, Courage, along with other single classics such as “My Heart Will Go On” and “Ashes.” 7:30PM, tickets from $105, American Airlines Center,


Silver Supper

Calling all art lovers! Come out and join David Clarke to benefit the Dallas Museum of Art’s Decorative Arts Program at the museum’s signature black-tie events. 7PM, tickets from $1,000, Dallas Museum of Art,


A Winter Wonderland Ball 2020

Join the Texas Community Charities Foundation for a night in winter wonderland with dancing, blissful bites, live entertainment and an auction. Enjoy your evening while raising money to help Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, “where life without violence begins.” 5PM, tickets start at $50, Crowne Plaza Dallas,

Dallas Symphony Orchestra League 34th Presentation Ball

A truly special night honoring Dallas Symphony Orchestra debutantes and their families. The yearlong process includes special events and parties that prepare these young women for the big Presentation Ball. Come out and celebrate the journey with the debutantes and their families at this black-tie event. 6:30PM, tickets $300, Meyerson Symphony Center,


Oprah Winfrey

TV personality and billionaire Oprah Winfrey is touring through Dallas with the goal of making 2020 the year of transformation. Each stop along this nine-city tour will include some of America’s most refined wellness experts. If you’re ready to make some inspiring life changes and create a step-by-step action plan with one of America’s greatest TV personalities, you won’t want to miss this. 9AM, tickets from $80, American Airlines Center,


Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale

Come kick off The Stewpot’s 45th anniversary yearlong celebration. Judge Craig Mitchell, founder of the Skid Row Running Club and featured in Skid Row Marathon, will be speaking, and some of the best soups in Dallas will be served. 11AM, tickets from $250, Omni Dallas Hotel,


Harlem Globetrotters Tour

Whether or not you consider yourself a sports enthusiast, you won’t want to miss the Harlem Globetrotters. The team works to combine athletics and comedy in a theatrical performance for every taste. Spend your evening entertained with one of the most talked-about performances across the globe. 2PM, tickets from $31, American Airlines Center,


The Cowtown Marathon

Come participate in the best marathon in Texas! From the Kids’ 5K to the Ultra Marathon, there’s a race for everyone in the family. Come see why runners all over America participate in the Cowtown Marathon. Tickers from $25, 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth,


Aging Mind Foundation 2020 Gala

The Aging Mind Foundation actively works to fund research that seeks the cause of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Their annual gala continues to contribute to that cause, with over $2.5 million raised so far. This year’s honorees are Cookie and Dan Owen. You won’t want to miss this luxurious event that benefits a cause that affects so many. 6:30PM, tickets from $5,000, The Joule,


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