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17 things to do in the Dallas Arts District in January: Dallas Arts District Events

Start the New Year off right and immerse yourself in all the beauty, culture and talent that the Dallas Arts District has to offer! From breathtaking performances at the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Symphony or the Dallas Opera to delicious eats and fabulous craft cocktails at the various restaurants in the Dallas Arts District, it’s the perfect place to reconnect with or introduce yourself to the arts!  

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  1. Enjoy a fresh, chef-prepared meal on the ARTISAN Terrace, overlooking Flora St. The Terrace will have a clear, heated tent the entire month of January. Just a short walk from any spot in the Dallas Arts District, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine before a show.
  2. The Winspear Opera House presents a New Year’s Day show Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas featuring the semi-finalists for America’s Got Talent and their amazing moving light figures. Choose from two showings on New Year’s Day.
  3. The hit musical A Bronx Tale runs through January 6th at Winspear Opera House. This story delves into a young man’s conflict in 1960’s New York as he chooses between his wholesome upbringing and a life of crime. 
  4. Fetch Clay, Make Man is a riveting production by the Dallas Theater Center through January 13th. Set during the Civil Rights Movement, this play centers on Cassius Clay, widely known as Muhammad Ali, and his friend Stepin Fetchit.
  5. The Second City Guide to the Symphony, romps with original music and comedy as the troupe takes a satirical look at symphony personalities, at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, January 4th and 5th.
  6. Your children can learn about Space at Klyde Warren Park on January 6th from 11am to 2pm.
  7. The history of the Hopi people is revealed at the Dallas Museum of Art in Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit, opening on January 7th.                                      SHEN YUN | Dallas events | SWEAT | The Artisan is an upscale restaurant with a terrace bar located in Downtown Dallas with services including, catering, bar services, and event venue space.             
  8. January 10th – 27th, the Winspear Opera House presents Shen Yu, a beautiful visual journey through 5,000 years of Chinese history.
  9. Often considered Mahler’s greatest symphony, Mahler The Song of the Earth runs January 10th – 13th at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
  10. The Meyerson Symphony Center presents the 35th Annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert on January 14th, a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  11. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Dvorak’s New World Symphony, January 17th – 19th. Listen as talented 22-year-old Jan Lisiecki begins the performance with Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, followed by the Dvorak masterpiece celebrating America.SWEAT
  12. The Dallas Theater Center presents Sweat, a bold look at two factory workers, their friendship and the challenges they faced during the recession of 2000. See this Pulitzer Prize winner in the Kalita Humphreys Theater January 18th – February 10th.
  13. Late Nights at the DMA, at midnight on January 19th, centers around the Dallas Museum of Art’s birthday and the psychedelic work of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
  14. Everyone will rock to Music of Abba January 25th – 27th at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Finnish performer Rajaton will join with the Orchestra for this upbeat performance.
  15. On January 27th, the Dallas Opera performs The Titus Art Song Recital Series Concert. This concert, features Simon O’Neill, internationally renowned helden-tenor.
  16. The Dramastics: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas is a see-it-to-believe-it exhibit made entirely from wire and paper featuring the rise of a rock band, featured by the Nasher Sculpture Center, through January 28th.
  17. On January 31st – February 2nd, John Adams Conducts John Adams at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The brilliant John Adams conducts his own creations, featuring Leila Josefowicz on the violin.

The Artisan is located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District at the KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts. Our market-style restaurant offers a stylish and fun environment where guests can enjoy fresh, locally-sourced foods prepared on-site daily by our incredible culinary team.

The Terrace Bar is the perfect setting to enjoy handcrafted cocktails, premium wines, and local craft beers with an incredible view of the beautiful Dallas Arts District. Visitors to the Hall Arts Plaza can enjoy bistro-style coffee service provided by The Artisan at our modern kiosk, located in the lobby of the KPMG Tower.

Our beautiful event spaces at the Terrace Bar and Sculpture Walk host upscale gatherings for our corporate clients, social events, and the arts community.Experienced event planners available through G Texas Catering. Supplies available through The Party Resource.